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International young researchers to meet

Miami’s Havighurst Center for Russian and Post Soviet Studies presents its fifth annual International Young Researchers Conference “Thinking in/after Utopia: East-European and Russian Philosophy Before and After the Collapse of Communism” today through Saturday.

Keynote speakers include:

• Vladimir Tismaneanu, University of Maryland, on “The End of Leninism and the Future of Liberal Values” at 5:30 p.m. today in 304 Harrison Hall;

• Mikhail Epstein, Emory University, on “The Platonic Drama of Russian Thought: Ideas Against Ideocracy” at 5:30 p.m. Friday in 111 Harrison Hall; and

• Catharine Nepomnyashchy, Columbia University, on “20th Century Russian Utopian and Dystopian Fiction as a Mode of Philosophical Discourse” at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in 212 MacMillan Hall. Nepomnyashchy is the John Altman Humanities Scholar-in-Residence.

Also as part of the conference, cellist Pansy Chang (music) and guest pianist Peter Miyamoto will present a recital of Russian music at 3 p.m. Oct. 28 in Souers Recital Hall, Center for Performing Arts.

These events are free and open to the public.
For a full conference schedule and list of presenters and papers, go to

Date Published: 10/27/2005
Volume: 25   Number: 13


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