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Russia in global context is theme of conference

The Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies will host the third annual Young Researchers Conference, “Russia in Global Context: Peoples, Environments, Policies,” Nov. 6-8.

Arctic anthropologist and filmmaker Andrei Golovnev will present the keynote lecture on “Russia in the Circumpolar North: An Overview” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in 115 Shideler Hall.

Golovnev is a senior anthropologist at the Institute of History and Archaeology in Ekaterinburg, Russia, and founder and director of the Ethnographic Bureau. He has led numerous anthropological and archaeological expeditions in the Russian North, particularly studying peoples who depend on large-scale reindeer herding.

Researchers from England, Canada, Russia and Estonia will present talks at panels held Friday on “The Philosophy and Efficacy of a Development Policy” at 10 a.m. and on “Legal Systems: Coming to Grips with Russia” at 2 p.m.

Panels on Saturday include “Evenki” at 10 a.m. and “Formation of Civil Society” at 2 p.m.

All panels will be held in 212 MacMillan Hall.

The conference is open to the public; registration is not required.


Date Published: 10/30/2003
Volume: 23   Number: 13


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