Conference. Political and Social Changes in the United States, Russia and Europe: New Domestic Trends and International Pressures

Monday, April 8, 2019 to Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Moscow, Russia

This conference, a joint effort between the Harriman Institute's Program on U.S.-Russia Relations and IMEMO (Institute for World Economy and International Relations), brought together Ph.D. students and junior scholars to present on the theme of Political and Social Changes in the United States, Russia and Europe: New Domestic Trends and International Pressures. Attendees prepared and presented policy memos (available for download at the bottom of this page), participated in an IMEMO-led forecasting exercise, and received briefings from Russian experts and policymakers.

This event is supported by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. It is part of our Russian Studies & Policy event series.

Scroll past the conference agenda to view and download the policy memos.

 

April 8, 2019

Panel I

Feodor Voytolovsky, Director, IMEMO
Legacy to be Continued: How the Cold War Has Transformed US and Soviet Elites?

Elena Shestopal, Head of the Department of Political Sociology and Psychology, Moscow State University
Russian Elites and Leaders: The Evolution of Perceptions in Russian Society

Alexander Cooley, Director, Harriman Institute, Columbia University
Exit from Hegemony: The Unraveling of the American Global Order

Panel II

Sergey Afontsev, Head of the Department of Economic Theory, IMEMO
Russian Economy: Facing the New Challenges

Aleksandra Borisova, Research Fellow, Center for North American Studies, IMEMO
The United States and Russia: Comparing Vocabulary in the Era of Confrontation

Pavel Timofeev, Senior Research Fellow, Center for European Studies, IMEMO
The Influence of Yellow Jackets on France politics: a New Year of 1968?

Discussion I

Alexander Aleshin, Center of International Organizations and Global Political Regulations, IMEMO, Sergey Kislitsyn, Center for North American Studies, IMEMO
Brexit and the Future of Anglo-American "Special Relationship”

Justin Canfil, Department of Political Science, Columbia University
Working Paper: Respectful Rivalry: Comparative US Media Coverage of Soviet and Chinese Space Programs, 1957-2019

Sinead Carolan, Department of Political Science, Columbia University  
Freedom House, Managed Democracy and the 1989 Transition Paradigm

Discussion II

Ava Sirrah Journalism School, Columbia University
Media Literacy, Commercial Stories and the Political Economy of Advertising in US Digital platform

Ksenya Streltsova, Center for North American Studies, IMEMO
Ecology as a “Small Coin” in the Policy of B. Obama and D. Trump Administrations.

Harry Blain, Department of Political Science, City University of New York
American Domestic Political Institutions and Their Weakening during World War I

 

April 9, 2019

Panel III

Elena Sadovaya, Head of the Department for Complex Social and Economic Research, IMEMO
The Social Transformations in Modern Russia

Maria Mchedlova, Head of the Department of the Comparative Studies, RUDN University
The Role of Religion in Russian Political System

Ivan Timofeev, Program Director, Russian International Affairs Council
The Sanctions Factor in Russian-American Relations

Discussion III

Hanzhang Liu, Department of Political Science, Columbia University
The West’s Ineffective Containment of China's Belt and Road

Colleen Wood, Department of Political Science, Columbia University
Central Asian Governments’ Diplomacy Towards China: Challenges of Managing The  Belt and Road and Xinjiang

Uliana Artamonova, Center for North American Studies, IMEMO
Public Diplomacy as a Trend of Contemporary Russian Policy

Alexandre Gonçalves, Journalism School, Columbia University
Impacting the Discourse Around International Tax Avoidance: Findings from Large-Scale Media Analysis” [Media Coverage of Panama Papers]

Domestic Interference: Where Are the Red Lines?