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.

**Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all events for Spring 2021 are currently scheduled to take place online.  Many events will be hosted Live via Zoom; contact the Havighurst Center for information on how to participate. Most  of these live events will be recorded and posted on the Havighurst Center's Youtube channel as well.



 January 27  Creative Horizons Artist Series: Vladimir Tsesler, Belarussian Artist
This lecture will be posted on the Havighurst YouTube Channel 


February -May  Havighurst Colloquia Series:  Authoritarian Laughter: From a Joke to a Revolution

March 11  Tara Zahra, University of Chicago
The Great Departure: Mass Migration and Freedom
Tara Zahra is the Homer J. Livingston Professor of East European History at the University of Chicago. Her research focuses on the transnational history of modern Europe, migration, the family, nationalism, and humanitarianism.
5:00pm, format TBD
Co-sponsored with the Humanities Center's Altman Lecture Series

March 18  Natallia Vasilevich, Director of Centre Ecumena, Belarus
Churches in the Ongoing Belarusian Revolution: Hierarchies and Communities
2:50pm, via Zoom (details on connecting will be posted here)
This lecture will be posted on the Havighurst YouTube Channel 

April 3  Miami University Symphony Orchestra: Re-Imagining Russia
Tchaikovsky "Elegy for Strings"
Celebrating the Havighurst Center's 20th Anniversary and dedicated to the memory of the Center's first and founding director, Karen L. Dawisha

April 7  Natalya Chernyshova, University of Winchester
Dr. Chernyshova is Senior Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Winchester. She specializes in late Soviet history, with a focus on Belarus, and is the author of Soviet Consumer Culture in the Brezhnev Era (Routledge, 2013). She is currently working on a political biography of Petr Masherau, the First Secretary of the Belorussian Communist Party and the popular leader of Soviet Belarus during 1965 - 1980. 
The lecture will be posted on the Havighurst YouTube Channel 

April 7  Annual Havighurst Lecture 2020-2021: Art, Memory, and Protest in Belarus

This year's annual Havighurst Lecture will highlight the ongoing protests in Belarus. "Art, Memory, and Protest in Belarus" will feature three speakers, each opening a window into the meanings of the protests and Belarusian history.
3:00pm via Zoom

April 9
  Miami University Symphony Orchestra
featuring Bulgarian composer Georgi Andreev