Havighurst in the News

Havighurst Center in the News

Spring 2022

Miami University professors who have studied Russia, Russian history, and the region share insight into the unfolding situation in Ukraine. 

Read more in Miami University's News and Events (written in January 2022)

October 2019

"Island of Democracy"

Roza Otunbayeva, former president of Kyrgyzstan, and the first and, so far, only female head of state in Central Asia, discussed Krgyzstan’s history, democratization and the future as part of the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies’ annual lecture series.

Read more in the Miami Student

February 2018

Anna Melberg"Because of my Russian classes, I got involved with the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, which is an incredible resource on campus. In fact, I feel the Havighurst Center alone justifies my application to Miami because of all the funding opportunities it provides to students." -Anna Melberg '18

Student Spotlight: Anna Melberg (Class of 2018)

October 2017

blavatnik"While terrifying, the vivid representation of a Russian propaganda poster speaks to a defining era of world history. That story comes to life through a traveling exhibit on loan to Miami University from the New York City-based Blavatnik Archive. Guests can experience the free, public exhibit, which primarily tells the stories of Russian Jews who fought in the Soviet armed forces during World War II"

Exhibit from New York City-based archive visits King Library

April 2017

Ambassador Jack Matlock Ambassador John BeyrleJack Matlock and John Beyrle, former U.S. ambassadors to the USSR and Russia in 1987-1991 and 2008-2012, respectively, speak at Miami University in a free public lecture at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in Wilks Theater at Armstrong Student Center. They will participate in Miami's Havighurst Center Lecture, in an armchair-style discussion titled "The Past, Present and Future of U.S./Russia Relations: A Conversation with Two Ambassadors."

Read more: Two former U.S. ambassadors to the USSR and Russia to discuss current U.S.-Russia relations at Havighurst Center Lecture

February 2017

Moscow Times JournalistsThe Havighurst Center hosted a Skype session with Miami University alumnus and Moscow Times journalist, Matt Bodner, and his colleague, Alexey Kovalev, on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017.

Read about it in The Miami Student: Moscow Times journalists talk media with MU students

April 2016

Orthodox Priests at a protestThis semester's Havighurst Center Colloquia Series: Religion and Identity in Russia and Ukraine hosted Fr. Cyril Hovorun, Stockholm School of Theology, on the topic of After the Empires: Phantom Pain of the Orthodox Churches.

Read more at The Miami Student: Colloquia examine Russia, Ukraine

August 2015

Russia Direct CoverMiami University's Graduate Certificate in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies #14 in Russia Direct's ranking of the best U.S. Master's level programs in the field of Russian and post-Soviet studies.

Russia Direct Report