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. Most  of these live events will be recorded and posted on the Havighurst Center's Youtube channel as well.

FALL 2020


August 24  Siberian Exile: an 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.
Now available on the Havighurst YouTube Channel


August 31  Re-Imagining Russia: Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation

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 conversation with Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation.  
Now available on the Havighurst YouTube Channel

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


October 22  The Limits of Repression, Sasha de Vogel, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan

In August 2020, a fraudulent election meant to extend President Alyaksandr Lukashenka's 26-year grip on power set off the largest protests that Belarus had ever seen. Why did protest emerge when it did, and what does it mean for the relationship between Belarus and Russia? This talk provides an overview of the recent history of protest in Belarus, emphasizing that the Lukashenka regime’s use of severe repression largely eliminated protest for years. 
Co-sponsored with the Miami University Menard Family Center for Democracy

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