Below is a full list of upcoming and ongoing Havighurst Center-related events. See menu on the left to view detailed schedules of our annual lectures and conferences.

**Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all events for Fall 2020 will be online.  Many events will be hosted Live via Zoom; contact the Havighurst Center for information on how to participate. All events will be recorded and posted on the Havighurst Center's Youtube channel as well.

FALL 2020



August 24  Online Book Discussion with Author Julija Šukys

The Havighurst Center will host a discussion with Julija Šukys, author of Siberian Exile: Blood, War, and a Granddaughter's Reckoning. The book is an account of Šukys' Lithuanian grandparents: her grandmother, deported to Siberia in June 1941, and her grandfather, who participated in the murder of local Jewish populations. Julija Šukys is also an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Missouri.
11:00 am via Zoom 

August 31  Five Questions with...Michael McFaul

To kick off the Havighurst Center's Re-Imagining Russia lecture series (so named to bookend with the series hosted by the Center at its opening 20 years ago), the Center's Director, Stephen Norris will host a Zoom conversation with Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation.  

McFaul is the Ken Olivier and Angela Nomellini Professor of International Studies in Political Science, Director and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, all at Stanford University. He was also the Distinguished Mingde Faculty Fellow at the Stanford Center at Peking University from June to August of 2015. He joined the Stanford faculty in 1995. He is also an analyst for NBC News and a contributing columnist to The Washington Post. McFaul served for five years in the Obama administration, first as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russian and Eurasian Affairs at the National Security Council at the White House (2009-2012), and then as U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation (2012-2014).
5:00 pm via Zoom

September 28 - November 2  Havighurst Colloquia Series: Central Asia under Khans, Tsars, and Commissars