A DISCUSSION ABOUT RUSSIA WITH Guest Host DAVID REMNICK, Editor, The New Yorker STEPHEN SESTANOVICH, Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Council on Foreign Relations and Harriman Institute STEPHEN KOTKIN, Director of the Program in Russian Studies, Princeton University NINA KHRUSHCHEVA, New School University and Harriman Institute Tuesday, June 6, 2006
Faculty in the Media
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Jonathan Sanders, Russian Institute alumnus ('75) and former Institute Assistant Director, is the reporter and producer of Three Days in September, a documentary on the Beslan tragedy in Russia, when School No. 1 was taken hostage on September 1, 2004. On September 3rd, shooting broke out between Russian security forces and the hostage-takers--over 300 civilians were killed, more than half of them were children.
Harriman Institute Alumnus Leonard Benardo, currently Regional Director for Russia at the Open Society Institute, New York City, is co-author with Aryeh Neier, President of the Open Society Institute, of "Russia: The Persecution of Civil Society," published in The New York Review of Books (April 27, 2006).
Flint on a Bright Stone: A Revolution of Precision and Restraint in American, Russian, and German Modernism closes a significant gap in the history of Modernist poetry by identifying the existence of “Tempered Modernism,” which blossomed in the first two decades of the twentieth century, and was exemplified by the early works of Akhmatova, Rilke, H. D., and Williams.
Much of the discussion of Russia's recent post-Communist history has amounted, both in Russia and the West, to a series of monologues by strong-minded people with starkly divergent views. In contrast, Padma Desai's conversations with influential, intelligent participants and observers provide the reader with a broad, nuanced view of what has and has not happened in the last fourteen years, and why.