Ilya Matveev reflects on the Russian economic crisis



On April 4, 2016, the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia welcomed Ilya Matveev from the European University in St. Petersburg for a lecture titled “Austerity and nationalist mobilization: reflections on the Russian crisis.” Rossen Djagalov, Assistant Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at NYU, introduced Matveev by highlighting his multiple contributions to Russia’s intellectual and social life. Matveev is the editor of OpenLeft.Ru, a member of the PS Lab research group, a lecturer in political theory at the North-West Institute of Management (Petersburg), and an activist in the University Solidarity trade union.

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Moving Ideas, Static Systems?


In cooperation with the Hagop Kevorkian Center, the Jordan Center recently hosted another symposium in our ongoing Diasporas Series. On Thursday, March 14, the theme was “The Movement of Ideas,” with special emphasis on the growing influence of neo-liberalism in former Soviet republics, and in Asia. Guest speakers included Gerry Easter (Boston College), Kanchan Chandra (NYU), Barbara G. Katz (NYU), Molly Nolan (NYU), and Steven Solnick (President, Warren Wilson College).

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