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 Christine Ruane)

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 […]

When Russia Led Europe: Cultures of 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 […]