Memory, Trauma and Anthropocene: Post-Apocalyptic View of Chornobyl’s Nuclear Disaster (with Hanna Chuchvaha)

New York, NY

Please join us for another lecture in this year’s Ukrainian Energy Studies series. The Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022 has confirmed not only the centrality of energy to the war, but also the importance of Ukraine to global energy policy, with its far-reaching economic, environmental, and cultural consequences. This interdisciplinary series, co-organized by the […]

Picturing the Russian/Soviet Empire: Ilia Repin’s “Reception of the Volost Elders by Alexander III” (1886) and its Afterlife in Stalin’s Kremlin (with Nikita Balagurov and Discussant Anne Lounsbery)

New York, NY

Join us for another 19v seminar! In 1887, Ilia Repin oversaw the installation of his massive royal painting in the antechamber of the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow. “The Reception of Volost Elders” (now at the State Tretyakov Gallery) portrays one of the key events in the celebrations of Alexander III’s ascension to the throne […]

The Aral Sea: Environment, Society, and State Power in Central Asia (with Sarah Cameron)

New York, NY

Once one of the world’s largest inland bodies of water, Central Asia’s Aral Sea began to shrink dramatically in the 1960s, when Soviet officials directed an increasing volume of water towards cotton production. As a result of the declining water levels, the climate and ecology of the surrounding region changed.  People who lived near the […]

The Impact of the War on Ukraine: Identity, Polity, Security (with Volodymyr Dubovyk)

New York, NY

The massive Russian invasion into Ukraine, which commenced on February 24th, 2022, is making a huge impact on the country and the people of Ukraine. The changes are profound and they are here to stay, most probably, in the post-war period. The Ukrainian identity has crystallized in ways like never seen before. Common threat with […]

Ukraine in the Pan-European Natural Gas System (with Per Hogselius)

New York, NY

Please join us for another lecture in this year’s Ukrainian Energy Studies series. The Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022 has confirmed not only the centrality of energy to the war, but also the importance of Ukraine to global energy policy, with its far-reaching economic, environmental, and cultural consequences. This interdisciplinary series, co-organized by the […]

When Russia Led Europe: Enlightenment and Security after Napoleon (with Elise Wirtschafter and Discussant Catherine Phillips)

New York, NY

Join us for another 19v seminar! Given the Enlightenment and other convergences of Russian and European development during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, why is it that Russia now sits on the political and psychological periphery of Europe? Elise Wirtschafter’s latest book, From Victory to Peace: Russian Diplomacy After Napoleon, highlights this question by focusing on a […]

In Conversation with Yevgenia Albats: Fiona Hill

New York, NY

Join us for another installment in our new series of conversations hosted by Jordan Center Distinguished Journalist in Residence Dr. Yevgenia Albats. Throughout the year, Dr. Albats will be joined by leading experts – journalists, researchers, foreign service officers, and more – in one-on-one, public conversations regarding the most pressing issues in our understanding of […]

Taking Stock of Sanctions on Russia: How will the Russian Economy Survive and Transform?

New York, NY

Join us for a meeting of the New York-Russia Public Policy Series, co-hosted by the Harriman Institute at Columbia University and the New York University Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia. In the wake of unprecedented Western sanctions, the Russian economy has taken a serious hit, but so far, it has fared better than many experts predicted. Is this situation […]

Places of Heat: Commercial Bathhouses in Queer Geography of Late 19th-Century St. Petersburg (with Olga Petri and Discussant Marianna Muravyeva)

New York, NY

Join us for another 19v seminar! In this talk Professor Olga Petri will explore the urban adaptations and peculiarities that made communal bathing in St. Petersburg so notably convenient as a context for queer encounters. She tells the story of how and why an unprecedented and ambitious law – the Bathhouse Ordinance of 1879 – […]

In Conversation with Yevgenia Albats: Masha Gessen

19 West 4th Street, Room 101

Join us for another installment in our series of conversations hosted by Jordan Center Distinguished Journalist in Residence Dr. Yevgenia Albats. Throughout the year, Dr. Albats will be joined by leading experts – journalists, researchers, foreign service officers, and more – in one-on-one, public conversations regarding the most pressing issues in our understanding of Russia […]