In Conversation with Yevgenia Albats: Susan Glasser and Peter Baker

Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia 19 University Place, New York, NY

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 […]

Russia’s War on Ukraine: Ukrainian Counter-Offensive and Putin’s Response

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. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has reached another crucial point. The Ukrainian counter-offensive in early September surprised the world and the Kremlin, forcing a hasty Russian retreat. In response, […]

In Conversation with Yevgenia Albats: Pavel Chikov

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 […]

The Russian Soul and the Soviet Human in Modern Chinese Culture (with Pu Wang)

New York, NY

How did Russian-Soviet literature and culture shape Chinese modernity and especially dominate twentieth-century China’s cosmopolitan imaginations? Why does the so-called “Russian soul” – the Russian spirit or even the Russian ideology – continue to be influential in the contemporary Chinese consciousness in an age of China’s global rise (and Putin’s war in Ukraine)? Addressing such […]

The Many Faces of Tojixon Shodieva: Celebrity, Empire, and the Soviet Public in Central Asia (with Claire Roosien)

New York, NY

Tojixon Shodieva was the biggest celebrity in 1930s Soviet Uzbekistan. Her image as a hyper-productive Stakhanovite, a courageous activist, and the survivor of a traumatic past circulated through a wide array of mass media representations. As Shodieva became ensconced in narrative, film, and poetry, she became a Socialist Realist “positive hero” par excellence. This lecture […]

Intermarriage and the Friendship of Peoples: Ethnic Mixing in Soviet Central Asia (with Adrienne Edgar)

New York, NY

In marked contrast to its Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union celebrated mixed marriages among its diverse ethnic groups as a sign of the unbreakable friendship of peoples and the imminent emergence of a single “Soviet people.”  Yet the official Soviet view of ethnic nationality became increasingly primordial and even racialized beginning in the 1960s, […]

Making Sense of Privacy: Russia, 1780-1820 (with Victoria Frede-Montemayor)

New York, NY

The notion of privacy is integral to our common-sense understanding of human life in modern times. We tend to assume that a private life is something people desire and practice, whether as individuals or in small groups. Scholars have nevertheless struggled to reach consensus on the nature of privacy, a private life, or the private […]

2022 Civil Courage Prize Symposium Honoring Alexei Navalny

The Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life 60 Washington Sq. South , New York

The Trustees of The Civil Courage Prize, together with the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, New York University, and the Harriman Institute, Columbia University, invite you to attend the 2022 Civil Courage Prize Symposium honoring the imprisoned opposition leader, lawyer, and anti-corruption activist, Alexei Navalny. SPECIAL GUESTS Mikhail Baryshnikov, Co-founder of the True Russia Foundation which supports victims of […]

In Conversation with Yevgenia Albats: Angela Stent

New York, NY

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 […]

Religion and Russia’s War in Ukraine (with Catherine Wanner)

New York, NY

The religious landscape in Ukraine has changed dramatically since the Russian invasion and these changes promise ripple effects throughout the region.  Religion is a powerful undercurrent in the war in Ukraine and beyond because it plays a key role in defining relatedness. Although religion has been weaponized and securitized to protect state sovereignty, these efforts must […]