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Jun
1
Monday, June 1, 2020
Mark Andryczyk, Associate Research Scholar, Ukrainian Studies Program, traces independent Ukraine's cultural trajectory at Eurasianet.org. 
Jun
1
Monday, June 1, 2020
David Stark (Arthur Lehman Professor of Sociology) published his article "Testing and Being Tested in Pandemic Times" in the May 2020 issue of the journal Sociologica. 
May
29
Friday, May 29, 2020
Tom Kent (Adjunct Professor, International Affairs) spoke in a webinar for Panamanian journalists, sponsored by the US Embassy in Panama. Kent's comments were reported by the newspaper Metro Libre ​​​​​​​(May 21, 2020). In Spanish.
May
20
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Ivana Dizdar published her paper "He Loves Me Not: Marriage and Migration in the Work of Tanja Ostojić" in Thresholds 48 (2020). The paper grew out of her masters thesis research, which was supported by a PepsiCo Fellowship from the Harriman Institute.
May
20
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
The Voice of America's Oleg Sulkin writes up the Harriman Institute-Jordan Center meeting of the New York-Russia Public Policy Seminar, hosted by directors Alexander Cooley and Joshua Tucker, who were joined by two Moscow Times reporters, plus Regina Smyth (Indiana University) and Gulnaz Sharafutdinova (Russia Institute, King's College London), held on May 14 via ZOOM. IN RUSSIAN.
Jun
5
Friday, June 5, 2020
3:00pm EDT
Zoom webinar & YouTube Live
This event will be held virtually as a Zoom webinar and streamed via YouTube Live. There will be no in-person event. Please join us for a discussion with translator Matvei Yankelevich, who will read his translation of Pushkin's 1830 play Feast During the Plague (Пир во время чумы). Professor Mark Lipovetsky (Slavic Department) will moderate the discussion.
Jun
30
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
12:00pm EDT
Zoom webinar & YouTube Live
This event will be held virtually as a Zoom webinar (register here) and streamed via YouTube Live. Please join us for a talk with journalist Catherine Belton, author of the book Putin's People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the West (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, June 23, 2020), joined by discussant Timothy Frye, Marshall Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Politics, Department of Political Science, Columbia University. Moderated by Alexander Cooley, Director, Harriman Institute.