How does protest activity in Russia vary by geography?Continue reading...
Radoslaw Markowski presents research on Polish politics after the October 2015 electionNatasha Bluth
The last Polish election might have been the last election in a normal, democratic context.Continue reading...
The September 2016 Russian Duma Elections: What Happened and What Does it Mean?Heather Janson
Occasional Series | Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM ESTContinue reading...
Sergey Sokolov traces the history of republicanism in Russia’s political thoughtNatasha Bluth
On April 29, 2016, the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia welcomed Sergey Sokolov for a lecture on “The Emergence of Republicanism in Russia (18th – early 19th c.): from Historical Writings and Literature to Politics.” Sokolov, an Associate Professor at Ural Federal University, was introduced by Ilya Kliger, Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at NYU.
The Emergence of Republicanism in Russia (18th – early 19th c.): from Historical Writings and Literature to PoliticsIlaria Parogni
Lecture | Friday, April 29, 2016 | 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM ESTContinue reading...
Austerity and nationalist mobilization: reflections on the Russian crisisIlaria Parogni
Occasional Series | April 4th, 2016 | 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM ESTContinue reading...
Robert Crews revisits Afghan history in a global contextIlaria Parogni
On Wednesday, March 9, 2016, the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia welcomed Robert Crews, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies at Stanford University for a book talk devoted to his recent book, Afghan Modern: The History of a Global Nation. The event focused on Afghan encounters with Russia, the USSR, and Central Asia and explored Afghanistan’s engagement with the global circulation of modern politics.
Blogging RussiaIlaria Parogni
Occasional Series | Wednesday, February 10, 2016 | 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM ESTContinue reading...
American Committee for East-West Accord urges debate on U.S.-Russian relationsIlaria Parogni
On November 23, 2015, the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, in collaboration with the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, hosted a panel discussion organized by the recently established the American Committee for East-West Accord. The event, titled “U.S.-Russian Conflict From Ukraine to Syria: Did U.S. Policy Contribute to It?” featured presentations by five of the committee’s founding members: Bill Bradley, a 1964 Olympic Gold Medalist in basketball and former U.S. senator; Stephen F. Cohen, Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies, History and Politics at New York University; Jack F. Matlock, Jr., U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987 to 1991; John Pepper, former Chairman and CEO of Procter & Gamble; and William J. vanden Heuvel, American ambassador to the United Nations under U.S. President Jimmy Carter.
Soviet historian Sheila Fitzpatrick speaks on collective leadership after Stalin’s deathNatasha Bluth
On November 23, 2015, the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia welcomed historian Sheila Fitzpatrick, Professor at the University of Sydney and Distinguished Service Professor Emerita of the University of Chicago. Fitzpatrick, who has worked since the 1970s in the Soviet field, presented her research on “The Team Without Stalin: ‘Collective Leadership’ 1953-7.” Introducing the speaker, Jordan Center Director Yanni Kotsonis praised Fitzpatrick’s comprehensive scholarship. “No one else has mastered the Soviet field as Sheila Fitzpatrick,” Kotsonis said. She “singlehandedly transformed the way we did Soviet history because first of all, she treated it as history, and second of all, she […] put forth the proposition—which was very controversial in the middle of the Cold War—that the Soviet Union was a country” that was comparable to other countries.
Maxim Suchkov discusses perspectives and scenarios in U.S.-Russia relationsIlaria Parogni
On October 27, 2015, the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia welcomed Maxim A. Suchkov, a Fellow at the Institute for Strategic Studies and an Associate Professor at Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University’s School of International Relations, for a session of its Fall 2015 Colloquium Series. Suchkov delivered a talk titled “After Ukraine: Scenarios for US-Russia Relations in the post-Soviet space.”
By Misunderstanding Crimea, the West Is Pushing Russia Further AwayIlaria Parogni
On the recent anniversary of the Russian annexation of Crimea, residents of the peninsula came out on the streets to celebrate waving flags, cheering and clapping. There was music and dancing. The Night Wolves, a biker gang known for having close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, joined all the way from Moscow.
Crimea escaped civil war, but for some it remains a battleground.Continue reading...
Thomas Graham: US-Russia relations need new frameworkIlaria Parogni
On April 1, 2015, the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia welcomed Thomas Graham, managing director at Kissinger Associates, for a lecture titled “Rethinking US-Russian Relations.” During a brief introduction, Jordan Center Director Yanni Kotsonis described Graham, who has previously served as a Special Assistant to the President during the administration of George W. Bush, as “one of the sounder minds when it comes to Russian issues.”Continue reading...
Jordan Center hosts North East Slavic, Eastern European and Eurasian ConferenceAnastassia Kostrioukova
On March 21, 2015, the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia hosted the 36th Annual Meeting of the North East Slavic, Eastern European and Eurasian Conference. Roughly fifty participants came together to present and participate in lively discussions of the day. The conference consisted of nine panels touching on subjects varying from the psychological in Russian art and life, symbolic geography, Soviet film, Polish politics, émigré culture, to post-Communist culture and politics.
Day 1 – Two-day workshop starts new conversations on Russia`s RacesIlaria Parogni
On February 26, 2015, the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia hosted a two-day workshop on the topic of racial categorizations in Russia. The event, titled Russia’s Races: Meanings and Practices of Race in Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union and convened by David Rainbow, a postdoctoral research fellow at Columbia University’s Harriman Institute for Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies, was co-sponsored by NYU Department of History, Global Research Initiatives (NYU Provost), the Harriman Institute and the Humanities Initiative (NYU).
Kristy Ironside discusses Soviet tax on bachelors, singles persons and small familiesAnastassia Kostrioukova
On March 6, 2015, the Jordan Center welcomed Kristy Ironside, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, to speak about the Soviet tax on bachelors, singles persons and small families that was decreed by Nikita Khrushchev at the beginning of the Great Patriotic War in 1941.Continue reading...
NYU Abu Dhabi Institute hosts lively debate on Russia-Ukraine relationsAnastassia Kostrioukova
On February 25, 2015, a large crowd convened at NYU’s Abu Dhabi Institute for a panel on the current relations between Ukraine, Russia and the West. The panel, titled “Russia-Ukraine Relations: A Neighborly Spat or Back to the Cold War?,” was held in collaboration with the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia and was convened by Leonid Peisakhin, Assistant Professor of Politics at NYU Abu Dhabi. Peisakhin was joined in discussion by Yanni Kotsonis (Director of Jordan Center and Professor of History at NYU), Joshua Tucker (Professor of Politics at NYU) and Arturas Rozenas (Assistant Professor of Politics at NYU).
Dinissa Duvanova tackles social media and political behavior in UkraineAnastassia Kostrioukova
On February 13, 2015, the Jordan Center’s Colloquium Series welcomed Dinissa Duvanova, an Assistant Professor at the Department of International Relations at Lehigh University, to speak about her recent research on online social activism in Ukraine. The colloquium, titled Social Networks as a Barometer of Political Polarization, took on a collegial tone, often turning into a conversation between the presenter and the audience about the project itself as well as general problems concerning online data collection and analysis.
Why the international community shouldn’t ignore the Crimean TatarsIlaria Parogni
Early in 2014 the Russian annexation of Crimea caused international uproar. Subsequently, things went quiet. Today, the media are paying attention again, as they reveal how local Russian authorities are targeting the Crimean Tatars, one of the peninsula’s main ethnic minority groups, through actions aimed at restricting their autonomy. In a display of hypocrisy and shortsightedness, Western leaders remain silent.
Oleg Kharkhordin speaks on rules of order in Russian societyAnastassia Kostrioukova
On October 15, 2014, the Jordan Center welcomed Oleg Kharkhordin with a lecture entitled “A Point of Order! The Troubled Travels of Robert’s Rules of Order from America to Russia, or How Russians Tried to Invent Order Themselves.” Oleg Kharkhordin is a political sociologist and the the Rector of the European University of St. Petersburg, which, as Director Yanni Kotsonis stressed in his introduction, is an institution with a remarkably high concentration of brain power and quality.