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Tolstoy’s Orphans

On November 4th, 2021, the Jordan Center hosted Professor David Herman for a talk “Tolstoy’s Orphans.” Professor Herman is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Slavic Languages and...


On Soviet Occidentalism, Empire, and Modernity

On September 30, 2021, the Jordan Center hosted Dr. Volodymyr Ryzhkovskyi, a Georgetown University PhD recipient and current Jordan Center Postdoctoral Fellow. Dr. Ryzhkovskyi’s research connects empire, culture, and knowledge...


Literature and Reality, with Robert Chandler

On a trip to Moscow to meet with Vasily Grossman’s granddaughter, Robert Chandler recalled seeing a room with Grossman’s things. There, the translator was shocked to see the same line...


Comics of the New Europe

On March 11, Jordan Center’s Professor of Russian Eliot Borenstein (New York University) hosted José Alaniz (University of Washington), Martha Kuhlman (Bryant University), and Biz Nijdam (University of British Columbia)...


Navalny and the Kremlin: Politics and Protest in Russia

On February 1st, the Jordan Center and the Harriman Institute co-hosted a panel on Alexei Navalny as part of the New York--Russia Public Policy Series. Panelists included Yana Gorokhovskaia, Research...


Poor Liza and Russia’s Sentimental Marketplace

On December 11, 2020, the Jordan Center welcomed Prof. Kirill Ospovat for a talk on links between narrative modes and visions of economy that defined Russian sentimentalism. Through a close...


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