Eurasian Identity: Its Formation and Challenges

Thursday, February 1, 2018
1219 International Affairs Building (12th Floor, 420 W 118th St)

Please join the Harriman Institute and the the SIPA Eurasia student group for a roundtable discussion about the formation of Eurasian and national identities in the former Soviet republics, and the challenges these groups face in their communities. 

This talk will touch upon political, economic, geographical and cultural matters that unite such communities under a common identity. Major focus will be given to cultural aspects that can foster a new positive image replacing a ‘Soviet’ cliché and promote better understanding of the diversity of cultures and ethnicities involved under Eurasian umbrella.


Jomart Ormonbekov, UN Political Affairs Officer in Beijing, China (previously worked for UN Maldives, UN Kyrgyzstan, Associate Professor at American University of Central Asia)

Edward Lemon, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Harriman Institute

Moderator: Alan Timberlake, Professor of Slavic Languages; Director, East Central European Center; Deputy Director for Humanities Programming, Harriman Institute