Re-Imagining Russia: 20th Anniversary

The Havighurst Center is excited to be celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2020.  When the Center was first established in 2000, an Inaugural Lecture and symposium were held under the theme of Imagining Russia.   Twenty years later, we are Re-Imagining Russia through a series of online interviews with some of the participants from the inaugural symposium, getting their thoughts on how the field has developed since then.

Spring 2021

January 29  Re-Imagining Russia: Bruce Grant, New York University and Naomi Caffee, Reed College
The Caucasus in Their Own Words
The discussion is posted on the Havighurst YouTube Channel

February 19  Re-Imagining Russia:  Kate Brown, University of Maryland, Baltimore County  and Bathsheba Demuth, Brown University
Environmental History: From Siberia to Chernobyl
The discussion is posted on the Havighurst YouTube Channel


February 22  Re-Imagining Russia: Willard Sunderland, University of Cincinnati and Krista Goff, University of Miami
The discussion will be posted on the Havighurst YouTube Channel

 

 


FALL 2020

August 31

The first interview will be held with Michael McFaul, Ken Olivier and Angela Nomellini Professor in International Studies in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University and former Ambassador to Russia (2012-2014) under President Barack Obama. Prior to his nomination to the ambassadorial position, McFaul worked for the U.S. National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President and senior director of Russian and Eurasian affairs, where he was the architect of President Obama's "Russian reset" policy.
Watch the interview on the Havighurst Center's YouTube Channel

October 16
Kathryn Stoner, Deputy Director, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford, and Natalia Forrat, Visiting Research Associate, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, University of Michigan, joined Stephen Norris, the Director of the Havighurst Center to discuss "Putin and Putinism."
Watch the discussion on the Havighurst Center's YouTube Channel

October 30
Center Director Stephen Norris spoke with Joan Neuberger, professor of History at University of Texas, Austin, and a participant in the inaugural symposium, and Maria Belodubrovskaya, associate professor of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago, asking the question "Was Stalinist Era Cinema Stalinist?"
Watch the discussion on the Havighurst Center's YouTube Channel

November 13
Havighurst Center Director Stephen Norris interviews Serguei Oushakine, Princeton University and Alexey Golubev, University of Houston, where they discuss Post-Stalinist Soviet Society and the nature of "things."
Watch the discussion on the Havighurst Center's YouTube Channel


Check back in Spring 2021 for interviews with Bruce Grant and Naomi Caffee on the culture of the Caucasus, Kate Brown and Bathdheba Demuth on environmental history, Helena Goscilo and Bradley Gorski on contemporary Russian fiction, and Willard Sundeerland and Krista Goff on Russia's Empires!