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.

FALL 2021

This Fall 2021 we’ll reexamine the meanings of the Soviet collapse 30 years later and delve into Fyodor Dostoevsky’s fiction as we celebrate the author's 200th birthday.

September 8
Vladislav M. Zubok, London School of Economics

Collapse
Join us for a virtual discussion with Vladislav Zubok, Professor of History at the London Schol of Economics.  Part of the Havighurst Center's focus on the 30th anniversary of the Soviet Union's collapse, Professor Zubok will discuss his forthcoming book, Collapse: The Fall of the Soviet Union.
For more on Professor Zubok, visit his faculty page at LSE.
Via Zoom, 2:00pm


September 27 - November 15

September 29
Creative Horizons: Q&A with Ermina Takenova, Kazakh artist
Ermina Takenova is an animator, director and illustrator who hails from Almaty, Kazakhstan. She received her MA in animation from the Royal College of Art in London in 2016. She works as a motion designer at Miri Growth, a marketing and advertising firm.  After viewing the sneak preview and interview videos, join in on the Q&A with the artist.
Via Zoom, 3:00pm

 
October 14
Dovilė Budrytė, Georgia Gwinnett College
From Partisan Warfare to Memory Battlefields:  Two Women’s Stories about World War II and Its Aftermath in Lithuania
King Library 320, 5:30pm
 

October 20
Remembering 1991: Personal Recollections of the Soviet Collapse
Miami faculty Dilchoda Berdieva (GIC/ITS), Neringa Klumbyte (ATH), Liza Skryzhevska (GEO), and Zara Torlone (CLS) will share their personal experiences of the collapse of the Soviet Union. Moderated by Stephen Norris (HST), Director of the Havighurst Center
Harrison Hall 111, 3:00pm

October 27
Creative Horizons: Q&A with Kateryna Babkina, Ukrainian author, poet and teacher
Kateryna Babkina is a poet, novelist, and playwright. She is the author of four poetry collections, a novel, a novel in short stories and two collections of stories, as well as popular children’s books.
After viewing the sneak preview and interview videos, join the Live Q&A with the artist.
Via Zoom, 3:00pm


November 3

Caryl Emerson, Princeton University
Dostoevsky between theory and practice, fantasy and terror
Harrison Hall 304, 4:30pm

November 12
Ann Hagedorn, author and former journalist for the Wall Street Journal
Sleeper Agent: The Atomic Spy in America Who Got Away
Ann Hagedorn has been a staff writer for The Wall Street Journal and has taught writing at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Her previous books are Wild Ride, RansomBeyond the River, and Savage Peace.
Co-sponsored with King Library and the Department of Media, Journalism & Film
King 320, 1:30pm