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 2019

East to West: Cross-Cultural Connections in the Post-Communist World

SEPTEMBER

10 | David Goldfrank, Georgetown University

A Conversation about Russia's Empires
Upham Hall 127, 1:15pm
Limited seating

13 | Havighurst Center Open House

Learn more about the events and opportunities provided for students and faculty by the Havighurst Center for Russian & Post-Soviet Studies.
Harrison Hall 322, 10:00am-2:00pm
Come in anytime!

16 | Havighurst Colloquia Series: Russia’s Intelligentsia: The Curse of Ideas

Lyubov Golburt, University of California, Berkeley
The Public Sphere in Catherine the Great’s Russia: Where to Look for It
Harrison Hall 202, 11:40am

23 | Alisa Moldavanova, Wayne State University

Democracy in Foresight? The Thorny Path of Civil Society and Nonprofit Sector Development in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia
Upham Hall 163, 11:30am

26 |Victoria Smolkin, Wesleyan University

A Sacred Space is Never Empty: A History of Soviet Atheism
Upham Hall 209, 1:15pm
co-sponsored by the Humanist club

26 | Michael Bess, Vanderbilt University

Misreading History: Why So Many People (Including Me) Failed to Foresee the Revolution of 1989
Upham Hall 001, 4:30pm
co-sponsored by the Departments of GRAMELAC, History, and Global and International Studies and by the Humanities Center

OCTOBER

1 | Susan Smith-Peter, CSI CUNY

Imagining Russian Regions
Upham Hall 127, 1:15pm
Limited seating

7 | Havighurst Colloquia Series: Russia’s Intelligentsia: The Curse of Ideas

David Powelstock, Brandeis University
Who is the Man from Underground?
Harrison Hall 202, 11:40am

9 | Havighurst Center Annual Lecture

Roza Otunbayeva, former President of Kyrgyzstan
A Discussion with Roza Otunbayeva
Harry T. Wilks Theater, Armstrong Center, 4:30pm

15 | Ruta Sepetys, Lithuanian-American author of Between Shades of Gray

A Conversation with the Author
Harry T. Wilks Theater, Armstrong Center, 1:15pm

22 | Justine Quijada, Wesleyan University

Buddhists, Shamans and Soviets: Making History through Rituals in Siberia
Upham Hall 209, 1:15pm

28 | Havighurst Colloquia Series: Russia’s Intelligentsia: The Curse of Ideas

Josefina Lundblad-Janjic, University of California, Santa Cruz
“The Writer’s Duty”: Shalamov and the Fate of the Intelligentsia in the Gulag
Harrison Hall 202, 11:40am

29 | Michael Denner, Stetson University

The T on Georgia
Upham Hall 209, 1:15pm

NOVEMBER

4 | Morgan Liu, The Ohio State University

Can the Rich and Powerful Actually Work for the Common Good?:
Thoughts from Central Asia

Harrison Hall 302, 4:30pm
co-sponsored by the Humanist club

11 | Havighurst Colloquia Series: Russia’s Intelligentsia: The Curse of Ideas

Eliot Borenstein, New York University
Putin’s Publics: Conspiracy, Conformity and the Conservative Turn
Harrison Hall 202, 11:40am

18 |Sergiu Musteață, Ion Creanga State Pedagogical University

The Moldovan Truth Commission: A New Approach for the Study and Remembrance of Soviet History
Harrison Hall 204, 4:30pm
co-sponsored by the Department of Education