Events

Below is a full list of upcoming and ongoing Havighurst Center-related events. See menu on the left to view detailed schedules of our annual lectures and conferences.

SPRING 2019 
 

FEBRUARY

February 5    
Havighurst Center Film Series: Growing Up Soviet
Dobro pozhalovat', ili postoronnim vkhod vospreshchen (Welcome, Or No Trespassing; 1964)
A satirical comedy about the excessive restrictions that children face during their vacation in a Young Pioneer camp.
Harrison Hall 109, 4:30- 6:00pm

February 11   
Havighurst Colloquia Series—Russian Media Strategies at Home and Abroad
Sarah Oates, University of Maryland, Social Media and the News: The Russians Might be the Least of Our Problems
Harrison Hall 202, 2:50pm

February 25   
Havighurst Colloquia Series—Russian Media Strategies at Home and Abroad
Joshua Tucker, New York University, For Whom the Bot Tolls: Theorizing, Finding, and Analyzing Russian Political Twitter Bots
Harrison Hall 202, 2:50pm

February 27  
Leonid Volkov, former campaign director for Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny
Russian politics and the strategy of the Russian opposition
Harrison Hall 202, 2:50pm 

MARCH

March 4         
Havighurst Colloquia Series—Russian Media Strategies at Home and Abroad
Megan Metzger, Stanford University, Russian Media Abroad: RT News Online and Russia’s Foreign Policy
Harrison Hall 202, 2:50pm 

March 5
Havighurst Center Film Series: Growing Up Soviet
Dozhivem do ponedel'nika (We'll Live til Monday; 1968)
A film about the life of an ordinary Moscow school with all its joys, problems and difficult choices in the lives of students and teachers.
Harrison Hall 109, 4:30- 6:00pm

March 7         
Alumni Lecture: Emily Walton, Georgetown University
Belarus and the Black Market: Illicit Smuggling into the EU and Russia
Harrison Hall 303, 4:30pm

March 8         
Theofanis Stavrou, University of Minnesota
Travels without Charlie: John Steinbeck in the U.S.S.R.
Harrison Hall 204, 4:30pm

March 11       
Katherine Verdery, City University of New York
My Life as a Spy
Harrison Hall 202, 2:50pm

March 13       
Vojin Majstorovic, University of Toronto
The Red Army Storms into Europe: Combat, Hatred, and Vengeance on the Eastern Front
Benton Hall 207, 1:15pm

March 14   
Victoria Lomasko, muralist and artist-in-residence
Truth, Power, and the Art of Resistance
King Library 320, 4:30pm

March 18       
Havighurst Colloquia Series—Russian Media Strategies at Home and Abroad
Arturas Rozenas, New York University, How Autocrats Manipulate Economic News: Evidence from Russia’s State Controlled Television
Harrison Hall 202, 2:50pm 

 

APRIL

April 2          
Havighurst Center Film Series: Growing Up Soviet
Children’s Cartoons: Cheburashka and Nu, pogodi!
Original episodes of Cheburashka (the late 1960s Soviet animated series starring Cheburashka, “a beast of unknown origins,”) and Nu, pogodi! (Well, Just You Wait!) an animated series featuring a wolf and hare in situations reminiscent of the Tom and Jerry cartoon series.
Harrison Hall 109, 4:30- 6:00pm

April 4-6
Annual Young Researchers Conference: Technologies and Narratives of Truth and Power 

April 8
Havighurst Colloquia Series—Russian Media Strategies at Home and Abroad
Steven Wilson, University of Nevada, Reno, Social Media in the Former Soviet World
2:50pm-4:10pm HRN 202

April 12
Elizabeth Dunn, Indiana University
Disaster Food: Humanitarianism and the Provision of Sustenance
1:15pm, 163 Upham Hall

April 15
Havighurst Colloquia Series: Russian Media Strategies at Home and Abroad
Jaclyn Kerr, Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Russian Cybersecurity Strategies
2:50pm-4:10pm HRN 202

April 22      
Havighurst Colloquia Series—Russian Media Strategies at Home and Abroad
Elena Rodina, Northwestern University
On-line Dictators and Digital Protesters: Political Life of Social Media in the North Caucasus
2:50pm-4:10pm HRN 202

April 23   
Annual Havighurst Lecture       
Herta Muller, 2009 Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
A Conversation about Truth and Power
Shideler 152, 4:30p

April 29
Maria Popova, writer and founder of online journal Brain Pickings
Rule of Law Backsliding in Eastern Europe: Is it all bad news?
210 Harrison Hall, 1:15pm

MAY

May 1
Yuson Jung, Wayne State University
Tensions in Cultural Heritage: the Transformation of the Bulgarian Wine Industry
163 Upham Hall, 1:15pm