Loading Events
Find Events

Event Views Navigation

Upcoming Events

Events List Navigation

October 2021

Russian Relations with Central Asia and Afghanistan after U.S. Withdrawal

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for another virtual meeting of the New York-Russia Public Policy Seminar. This panel is co-hosted by Columbia University’s Harriman Institute and the New York University Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia. The withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan and the dramatic collapse of the U.S.-backed government in Kabul has ushered in another period of Taliban rule. Regional powers and neighbors have been anticipating the U.S. exit for some time: Russia remains a critical player in the region and, even before the…

Find out more »

The Palgrave Handbook of Russian Thought Book Presentation (with Marina Bykova and Lina Steiner and Discussants Anne Eakin Moss, Caryl Emerson, and Mikhail Epstein)

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for another 19v seminar! Edited by Marina Bykova, Michael Forster, and Lina Steiner, the Palgrave Handbook of Russian Thought provides an in-depth survey of major figures, currents, and developments in Russian and Soviet intellectual history. It brings together a wide range of leading scholars from Europe, Russia, and North America to reveal the richness and unique interdisciplinary character of Russian thought. This event will be held virtually as a Zoom meeting.   

Find out more »
November 2021

Lamas, Leaders, and Lay Believers: A History of Buddhists in Russia (with Melissa Chakars)

November 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This talk will explore how Buddhism came to exist in the Russian Empire by examining the three peoples who are commonly cited as Russia’s traditional practitioners of the religion: the Kalmyks, Buryats, and Tuvans. It will provide comparisons in regards to how the Kalmyks, Buryats, and Tuvans adopted Buddhism, as well as explore the primary sources available that tell these stories. In doing so, it will also focus on the political role of Buddhism in society and demonstrate how in…

Find out more »

Tolstoy’s Orphans (with David Herman)

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Orphanhood is a key to Tolstoy's fiction – almost invisible yet obsessively present and at the core of his thinking.  Though his best known protagonists are all grown orphans, people raised without maternal warmth, the question is always broached and quickly dropped.  This strange pattern seems at first probably incidental, at most a narrative-opening convenience for a writer both of whose parents had died by the time he was 9.  But if read carefully, the pre-crisis fiction – Childhood, The Cossacks,…

Find out more »

Human-Non-Human Entanglements of Prediction in Permafrost-Bound Land (with Olga Ulturgasheva)

November 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The intensification of ecological fragility and rapidity of environmental change in the Siberian Arctic questions adaptability and human capacity to predict and avert ecological disasters while pointing at potential limitations of available models for forecasting and mitigating environmental calamities. Given the bounded human capacity for predicting unpredictable, the challenge is to craft a tentative strategy that takes into detailed and balanced consideration limitations and productive potential of knowledge whether scientific or public. This talk will examine the potentials of co-mobilising…

Find out more »

Masculinizing the Russian Elite: Metropolitan Filaret (Drozdov)’s Purge of Early Nineteenth-Century Society (with Kate Antonova and Discussant Marta Łukaszewicz)

November 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for another 19v seminar! Focusing on the decades-long persecution of Colonel A. P. Dubovitskii for his supposed ties to mystic Ekaterina Tatarinova, this paper traces the sources of the investigation to a fundamental divide in Church and state between Petersburg Metropolitan Serafim (Glagolevsky), Alexander I, and the generation that fought the Napoleonic wars, on the one hand, and a new generation that comes to power with Nicholas I and Moscow Metropolitan Filaret (Drozdov), who use the aftermath of the…

Find out more »

The Demand for Elections: How Voters React to the Cancellation of Local Elections in Russia (with Ora John Reuter)

November 10 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
NYU Department of Politics, 19 West 4th St., Room 101
New York, NY 10012 United States
+ Google Map

One feature of democratic decline in Russia has been the cancellation of regional and local elections. Over the past 15 years, most Russian cities have replaced their directly elected mayors with chief executives that are, de facto, appointed.  How do voters react to these reforms.?  Does the cancellation of elections affect their approval of the regime? Why or why not? This paper utilizes the largest dataset on public opinion ever assembled in Russia--containing almost 2 million polling responses drawn from two…

Find out more »

Feeling Stateless: Nomad Aesthetics and the Collapse of the Soviet Empire (with Leah Feldman)

November 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

As the post-Trump pandemic moment registers waves of intertwining political, social, economic and environmental crisis, it also echoes the long durée collapse of the Soviet empire. This talk attends to the ways in which the fall of the Soviet empire from the 1980s to the early 1990s rendered legible an imperial politics of difference and, in turn, the rise of ethno-nationalism in the region (and beyond). Art produced amidst the collapse shaped new forms of politics, in particular conceptions of…

Find out more »
December 2021

Free Style: Democratic Virtue and the Capitalist Hustle on Russian TV in the Final Days of Perestroika (with Pavel Khazanov)

December 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

When murky grand history was unfolding on the streets of Moscow between December 1990 and August 1991, a parallel murky history was taking place in Moscow’s mass media circles, where the old Soviet behemoth of Gosteleradio was rapidly undergoing an evolution towards a post-Soviet market model. At this time, members of Perestroika’s most culturally impactful mass media outfit, the late-night politics and entertainment show "View" formed the private media company "VID." Professor Khazanov's talk will consider the vanishing moment…

Find out more »
+ Export Listed Events