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.



January 31 - April 18      
Colloquia Series--Russians Among Us: Artists, Writers, and Spies

March 10
Annual Havighurst Center Lecture: Dalia Grybauskaitė, former President of Lithuania
In celebration of the 32nd anniversary of the Restoration of Lithuanian Independence (March 11, 1990) the Havighurst Center is honored to host former President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė to give the Annual Havighurst Lecture.

Grybauskaitė served as the eighth President of Lithuania from 2009 until 2019. She was the first woman to hold the position and in 2014 became the first President of Lithuania to be reelected for a second consecutive term.  She also served as Minister of Finance, as well as European Commissioner for Financial Programming and the Budget from 2004 to 2009.
Taylor Auditorium, FSB 1000, 6:00pm   

March 14  

Creative Horizons Lecture
Ukrainian Writer Who Escaped the Bombs: Kateryna Babkina Tells Her Story
Kateryna Babkina, Ukrainian writer and previous Havighurst guest through our Creative Horizons collaborative, will tell her story of fleeing from Kyiv to the Polish border with her mother and 1-year old daughter as Russia began to bomb Ukraine.
Co-sponsored with Arizona State University’s Melikian Center and the Institute on Russia at the University of South Florida
Via ZOOM, 12:00pm

March 30
Tikhon Bellavin, Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church

Scott Kenworthy, Miami University
4:00 pm via ZOOM
Sponsored by the Humanities Center

April 5
The Resistance of Orthodox Christians in France to Fascism during World War II
Antoine Arjakovsky, Collège des Bernadins, Paris and founding director of the Institute of Ecumenical Studies in Lviv, Ukraine
Harrison Hall 111, 5:00pm

April 5

Exploring Russian music through the songs of Mikhail Glinka
This concert will conclude a semester long project comprising student study and performance of art songs by Mikhail Glinka, considered to be the founder of Russian classical musical style. 
Souers Recital Hall, Center for Performing Arts, 7:30pm

April 11
Creative Horizons Lecture
A Q&A featuring Ukrainian Artists
Moderated by Alisa Lozhkina, Ukrainian art historian and curator
3:00pm, via ZOOM
(This talk will be recorded and posted, along with a link to a GoFundMe page to raise funds for Ukrainians in exile)

April 11
Timothy Snyder, Yale University
The Road to Unfreedom?

Timothy Snyder is an American author and historian specializing in the history of Central and Eastern Europe and the Holocaust. In this lecture, Snyder, the Richard C. Levin Professor of History at Yale and author of On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century (2017), will discuss recent developments in politics and governance throughout the Western world and the lessons that modern European and American history may offer for what lies ahead.
7:00pm, via ZOOM (requires preregistration)
co-sponsored with the Menard Family Center for Democracy

April 12        

The Grayson Kirk Distinguished Lecture Series: Gulnaz Sharafutdinova, King’s College London
This series was endowed by the Tinker Foundation in honor of Dr. Grayson Kirk, Miami University class of 1924 and is administered by the International Studies Program in the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies. Dr. Sharafutdinova was an associate professor of political science and faculty associate with the Havighurst Center at Miami University prior to moving to King's College.
Co-sponsored with International Studies/Department of Global & Intercultural Studies
Wilks Theater, 6:00pm

April 14
Randall Poole, College of St. Scholastica
What is Divine Humanity? Vladimir Soloviev and Russian Religious Philosophy
226 Upham Hall, 10:05am 


Is Religion Good for Human Rights?
Harrison 210, 4:30pm