University of Wisconsin–Madison

Lecture Archive

Spring 2017

  • Echoes of Empire: Literary Dissent in the Post-Soviet World

    April 27th, 2017 — Katherine E. Young— MP3

  • What is the region? Making Sense of Russia, the Former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia

    April 20th, 2017 — Anton Shirikov, Dmitri Kofanov, and Yoshiko Herrera — MP3

  • The Demographic Echo of War and Social Mobility in Russia

    April 13th, 2017 — Gordey Yastrebov — MP3

  • The Future of U.S.-Russian Relations

    March 30th, 2017 — Andrey Kozyrev — MP3

  • Soviet Justice in the Local Courts: Civil Claims, Messy Divorces, and Social Rights in Early Soviet Russia

    March 16th, 2017 — Aaron Retish — MP3

  • Between Self-Censorship and Propaganda: The Russian Media in the Putin Era

    March 9th, 2017 — Maria Stepanova — MP3

  • Enhanced Interrogation: The Violent Subjects of Russian (Post-) Modernist Culture

    March 2nd, 2017 — Eliot Borenstein — MP3

  • Historical Legacies, Current Realities, and Future Expectations in Transitional Central Asia: Ethnic Divides and Societal Optimism in Kyrgyzstan

    Feb 23, 2017 — Victor Agadjanian — MP3

  • Literacies of (Post-)Socialist Childhood: Remapping National Borders, Territories, and Identities through Early Literacy Textbooks

    Feb 16, 2017 — Iveta Silova — MP3

  • Understanding the New Land Rush: How Capital Inflows Transformed Rural Russia

    Feb 9, 2017 — Susanne Wengle — MP3

  •  A Quiet Revolution: Tax Reform in Russia and the North Atlantic from the Eighteenth Century to the 1920’s

    Feb 2, 2017 — Yanni Kotsonis — MP3

  • Elections, Protest, and Trust in Government: A Natural Experiment from Russia

    Jan 19, 2017 — Timothy Frye — MP3

Fall 2016

  • Post-Soviet Lustration and Contemporary Hierarchical Relations with Russia

    Dec 8, 2016 — Yuval Weber — MP3

  • Sport and the Cold War: Conflict without Weapons

    Nov 15, 2016 — David McDonald — MP3

  • Discursive Geography of the Balkans

    Oct 27, 2016 — Dušan Bjelić — MP3

  • A Story of Horror and Hope: Investigating the Ponar Extermination Camp and The Great Synagogue and Shulhoyf of Vilna, Lithuania

    Oct 20, 2016 — Harry Jol — MP3

  • Peasants into Property Owners?: The Peasant Land Bank as Agent of Social Transformation

    Oct 13, 2016 — David Darrow — MP3

  • Information Management in Porous Environments: Evidence from Authoritarian Central Asia

    Sep 29, 2016 — Edward Schatz — MP3

  • The Nihilist Fashion: The Aesthetic Relations of Blue Spectacles to Reality

    Sep 15, 2016 — Victoria Thorstensson — MP3

  • Faculty Roundtable

    Sep 8, 2016 — Ted Gerber, Scott Gehlbach, David McDonald, Irina Shevelenko — MP3

  • From Wisconsin to Kazakhstan and Back!

    Jul 26, 2016 — Sarah Schlosser — MP3

  • Understanding Women’s Experiences of Domestic Violence in Kyrgyzstan: A Grounded Theory Study

    Jul 12, 2016 — Saltanat Childress — MP3

Spring 2016

  • Women with a Thirst for Destruction: The Bad Mother in Russian Culture

    Apr 28, 2016 — Jenny Kaminer — MP3

  • Prozhektery: Administrative Entrepreneurs and Education in Russia from Peter I to Putin

    Apr 21, 2016 — Igor Fedyukin — MP3

  • The Theater of Public Life in the New Europe: Muffled Voices, Cries for Help, and Other Challenges

    Apr 14, 2016 — Elzbieta Matynia — MP3

  • Theater of Power: Hamlet and the Poetics of Autocracy in Early Modern Russia

    Apr 7, 2016 — Kirill Ospovat — MP3

  • Youth, Transnational Imagination and 1968 in Poland

    Mar 31, 2016 — Malgorzata Fidelis — MP3

  • Trafficking Justice: How Russian Police Enforce New Laws, from Crime to Courtroom

    Mar 17, 2016 — Lauren McCarthy — MP3

  • Photographing Landscape and People: Political Exiles and Visual Representations of Siberia in Late Imperial Russia

    Mar 10, 2016 — Tatiana Saburova — MP3

  • The Legacy of Political Violence across Generations

    Mar 3, 2016 — Noam Lupu — MP3

  • What Do We Know about Central Asia’s Public Opinions?

    Feb 25, 2016 — Marlene Laruelle — MP3

  • Collaborative, Bottom-Up Approaches to Health Ethnography and HIV Prevention Development: Results of the ‘Bridge’ project in Ukraine

    Feb 18, 2016 — Sarah Drue Phillips — MP3

  • Václav Havel and the Problem of Political Theater

    Feb 4, 2016 — Kieran Williams — MP3

  • Jazz and Race in Russia: An Interactive Performance-Presentation

    Feb 11, 2016 — Sharon Clark — MP3

Fall 2015

  • Environment, Power, and the Soviet Arctic

    Dec 10, 2015 — Andy Bruno — MP3

  • Shock-Resistant Authoritarianism: Schoolteachers, Infrastructural State Capacity, and Authoritarian Resilience in Putin’s Russia

    Dec 3, 2015 — Natalia Forrat — MP3

  • Uneven Transformations: Examining Secondary Public Education in Urban Kazakhstan

    Nov 5, 2015 — Elise Ahn — MP3

  • Circle, Square, Network, Movement: Dissident Formations in Late Soviet Socialism

    Oct 8, 2015 — Benjamin Nathans — MP3

  • Public-Police Contacts in Russia: Revisiting the Predatory Model of Policing

    Oct 1, 2015 — Olga Semukhina — MP3

  • The Zhivago Affair: Facts and Fables

    Sep 24, 2015 — Petra Couvee — MP3

  • From Minneapolis to Moscow and Back: Chatwood Hall and the International Politics of Race

    Sep 17, 2015 — Athan Biss — MP3

Summer 2015

  • Begging Bowls, Exuberant Feasts, & A Donkey’s Tomb: Sufi Appearance, Connection to Shrines, & Place in Folklore in 19th Century Asia

    Jul 7, 2015 — Timothy Rowe — MP3

  • A Force of Unity, A Force of Disunity: Central Asians

    Jun 23, 2015 — Roberto Carmack — MP3

Spring 2015

  • Classical Russian Literature and Digital Humanities (Russian Digital Libraries: New Developments)

    Apr 23, 2015 — Igor Pilshchikov — MP3

  • Help-seeking and Barriers of Domestic Violence Survivors in Kyrgyzstan: A Grounded Theory Study

    Apr 16, 2015 — Saltanat Childress — MP3

  • Stopfake.org Fighting the Truth Against Pro-Kremlin Disinformation

    Apr 9, 2015 — Tetiana Matychak, Olga Yurkova — MP3

  • Schism and Solidarity: Reclaiming Politics in Putin’s Russia

    Mar 26, 2015 — Jessica Mason — MP3

  • Madison Encounters in Bozkow – English Language Teaching and Learning Experiences in Lower Silesia during Summer 2014: Some Personal Perspectives on Polish Education Policy, Public/Private Partnering and Popular Aspirations

    Mar 12, 2015 — Gina Lewandowski, Eric Lewandowski — MP3

  • How Foreign Media Affects Domestic Policies: Evidence from Ukraine

    Mar 5, 2015 — Arturas Rozenas — MP3

  • Davids and Goliaths: Military Propaganda in Orthodox Russia, 1700-1856

    Feb 19, 2015 — Andrey Ivanovs — MP3

  • Sex in the Bourgeois Family: The Turn to Prostitution and the Middle Class Home in Partitioned Poland

    Feb 12, 2015 — Keely Stauter-Halsted — MP3

  • Communism’s Shadow

    Feb 12, 2015 — Joshua Tucker — MP3

  • Language and Separatism in Eurasia

    Jan 29, 2015 — Kyle Marquardt — MP3

Fall 2014

  • Conducting Research in Russia and Eurasia: What You Need to Know

    Oct 23, 2014 — — MP3

  • Lands in Limbo

    Dec 4, 2014 — Narayan Mahon — MP3

  • Criminal Law as an Instrument of Authoritarian Rule: The Case of Vladimir Putin

    Nov 13, 2014 — Peter Solomon — MP3

  • Russia as a Recruited Development Donor

    Nov 6, 2014 — Patty A. Gray — MP3

  • Between the Ethnos and the Soviet People: Mixed Marriages and Families in Soviet Central Asia

    Oct 30, 2014 — Adrienne Edgar — MP3

  • Three Tales of a Faculty. East German Law Professors Under Socialism

    Oct 9, 2014 — Inga Markowicz — MP3

  • Saving Beauty: Zoos in Wartime

    Oct 9, 2014 — Tracy McDonald — MP3

  • Long Shadows of the Soviet Past

    Oct 2, 2014 — Ekaterina Mishina — MP3

  • The Ascendance of Nationalism in Central Asia

    Sep 18, 2014 — Russell Zanca — MP3

  • The Legacies of Socialist Housing in Contemporary Czech Society

    Sep 11, 2014 — Kimberly Zarecor — MP3

  • Faculty Roundtable

    Sep 4, 2014 — Kathryn Hendley, David McDonald, Manon van de Water, Ted Gerber — MP3

Summer 2014

  • What a liberal arts education means to you

    Jul 22, 2014 — Sherzad Omarov, Meiirzhan Baitas, Aiman Adelshiyeva, Visiting Undergraduate Students, Uli Schamiloglu — MP3

  • Opportunities for Electronic Government to Reduce Corruption and Bureaucracy in Kazakhstan

    Jul 22, 2014 — Gulmira Sheryazdanova — MP3

  • The Crimean Tatars: Past, Present, and Future

    Jul 1, 2014 — Uli Schamiloglu — MP3

Spring 2014

  • Blending Bessarabia: Winemaking in Late-Tsarist Russia and the Ambivalence of Modernity

    May 1, 2014 — Stephen Bittner — MP3

  • Strategic Litigation: Bringing the European Convention for Human Rights to Russia

    Apr 24, 2014 — Anton Burkov — MP3

  • Human Rights in Russia: Challenges of 2014

    Apr 10, 2014 — Anna Sevortian — MP3

  • Building Plant Bodies: People, Trees, and Grafting in Kyrgyzstan’s Walnut-Fruit Forest

    Apr 3, 2014 — Jake Fleming — MP3

  • Diagramming the Nation: Socioeconomic Class Differences on Language in Two Secondary Schools

    Mar 27, 2014 — Elizabeth Peacock — MP3

  • Evolution of U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan: Shaping Prospects for Afghanistan’s Future

    Mar 13, 2014 — Christopher D. Kolenda — MP3

  • Democracy, Inequality and Foreign Investment in Eastern Europe: Does the EU Matter?

    Mar 6, 2014 — Nina Bandelj — MP3

  • Petty Corruption and Bureaucratic Fragmentation in Post-Transitional Ukraine

    Feb 27, 2014 — Marina Zaloznaya — MP3

  • Political Machines at Work: Voter Mobilization and Electoral Subversion in the Russian Workplace

    Feb 20, 2014 — Ora John Reuter — MP3

  • Gender and Authorship in Medieval Byzantium

    Feb 13, 2014 — Leonora Neville, John W. Rowe, Jeanne M. Rowe — MP3

  • Children of Rus’: Right-Bank Ukraine and the Invention of a Russian Nation

    Feb 6, 2014 — Faith Hillis — MP3

  • The Oakhill Prison Humanities Project: Teaching World Literature Behind Bars

    Jan 30, 2014 — Sergey Karpukhin, Ron Kuka, Colleen Lucey, Janelle Pulczinski, Zachary Rewinski, Jose Vergara — MP3

Fall 2013

  • Aesthetic and Political Transpositions: Music under Hitler and Stalin

    Dec 5, 2013 — Friedrich Geiger — MP3

  • Dousing the Olympic Flame: Russia’s Anti-Gay Legislation and the 2014 Winter Olympics

    Dec 4, 2013 — Kathryn Hendley, Cecilia Leugers, Jessica Mason, Ryan Prinz, Irina Schevelenko — MP3

  • Oliver Frljic’s Call of Duty: Political Theater on Post-Yugoslav Stages

    Nov 14, 2013 — Miranda Jakiša — MP3

  • Trauma, Music-Making, and Musical Remembrance: What Survivor Testimonies Reveal about Making Music in Theresienstadt

    Nov 7, 2013 — Teryl Dobbs — MP3

  • Uzbekistan and US Foreign Policy. What Comes Next?

    Oct 24, 2013 — Robert Schaefer — MP3

  • Russian Citizenship: From Empire to Soviet Union

    Oct 17, 2013 — Eric Lohr — MP3

  • Everyday Law in Russia

    Oct 10, 2013 — Kathryn Hendley — MP3

  • Chaos, Violence, Dynasty and Central Asian Society: The Untold Story

    Oct 3, 2013 — Eric M. McGlinchey — MP3

Summer 2013

  • The University of Wisconsin and Nazarbayev University Project: Building Higher Education Institutional Capacity Abroad

    Jul 30, 2013 — Yoshiko Herrera — MP3

  • Medieval Riverlogues: Crossing & Contestations along the Oxus Borderland

    Jul 16, 2013 — Manu Sobti — MP3

  • The Columbian Exchange in Central Asia

    Jul 2, 2013 — Uli Schamiloglu — MP3

  • Recovering and Preserving the Richness of Central Asian Nomadic Life: The Challenges for Public Memory

    Jun 15, 2013 — Saule Satayeva — MP3

  • The Black Death (and its Antecedent!) in Central Eurasian History: An Interdisciplinary Approach

    Jun 18, 2013 — Uli Schamiloglu — MP3

Spring 2013

  • Memory of the Holocaust in Post-Communist Europe

    May 2, 2013 — Joanna Michlic — MP3

  • The Poetics of Impudence and Intimacy in the Age of Pushkin

    Apr 25, 2013 — Joe Peschio — MP3

  • Electoral Politics in Russia

    Apr 11, 2013 — Robert Moser — MP3

  • The Dream of Craftsmanship: Change and Continuity in the Engineering Profession in Post-Soviet Azerbaijan

    Apr 4, 2013 — Leyla Sayfutdinova — MP3

  • Poor, Poorer, Bulgarian: Public Perceptions of Poverty in Post-communist Bulgaria

    Mar 7, 2013 — Boriana Nikolova — MP3

  • My Grandparents’ Kaunas: Searching for the 1920’s in the 21st Century

    Feb 28, 2013 — Nancy Heingarter — MP3

  • Multidisciplinary Organizations in a Disciplinary World

    Feb 21, 2013 — Judith Deutsch Kornblatt, Manon van de Water, Yoshiko Herrera — MP3

  • Obstacles and Pathways to Conducting Research for Health in Eastern Europe

    Feb 14, 2013 — David L. Nordstrom — MP3

Fall 2012

  • Tocqueville in Moscow: From Servitude to Liberty?

    Dec 6, 2012 — Anna Paretskaya — MP3

  • Does Reform Prevent Rebellion? Evidence from Russia’s Emancipation of the Serfs

    Nov 29, 2012 — Scott Gehlbach — MP3

  • Soviet Poetry and the Greek Left: Giannes Ritsos as Translator and Reader of Blok, Mayakovsky, Ehrenburg, and Esenin

    Nov 8, 2012 — Christopher Livanos — MP3

  • City of Concrete and Felt: Negotiating Cultural Hybridity in Mongolia’s Capital of Ulaanbaatar

    Nov 1, 2012 — Alexander Diener — MP3

  • Russian Politics: The Paradox of a Weak State

    Oct 11, 2012 — Marie Mendras — MP3

  • Russia’s Urban Industrial Land: A Story of Gradual Reform

    Sep 27, 2012 — William Pyle — MP3

  • Divided Historical Memory among Youth in Estonia: Ethnic, Socioeconomic, Linguistic, and Political Sources of Ideational Cleavage

    Sep 20, 2012 — Ted Gerber — MP3

  • Make Your Voice Heard: Communism in the High School Curriculum, 1958-1968

    Sep 13, 2012 — Campbell Scribner — MP3

Summer 2012

  • Uyghur Neighborhoods and Nationalisms in Kazakhstan

    Aug 7, 2012 — Sean Roberts — MP3

  • Ibrahim Altynsarin and His Influence on Late 19th Century Kazakh Education

    Jul 3, 2012 — Omar Mohamad — MP3

  • Islam in Kazakhstan

    Jul 3, 2012 — Uli Schamiloglu — MP3

Spring 2012

  • Building Welfare States for the Young Generation in Postcommunist Europe: The Politics of Family Policy in Hungary, Poland, and Romania

    Apr 19, 2012 — Tomasz Inglot — MP3

  • Translating Polish Literature into English: a History

    Apr 12, 2012 — Michael Mikos — MP3

  • The Wawel Incident of 1937: Church, State, and Nation in Interwar Poland

    Mar 29, 2012 — Neal Pease — MP3

  • Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Tajikistan

    Mar 22, 2012 — Erin Peck, Jillian Landeck — MP3

  • Political Participation in Russia and Indonesia

    Mar 15, 2012 — Danielle Lussier — MP3

  • Russian Presidential Elections

    Mar 8, 2012 — Yoshiko Herrera, Alexander Dolinin, David M. McDonald, Robert Kaiser — MP3

  • A Minute for Reflection: Soviet Television Game Shows, 1960s-1980s

    Mar 1, 2012 — Christine Evans — MP3

  • Uncommon Blood: Vampire and Nation in the Modern Age

    Feb 23, 2012 — Tomislav Longinovic — MP3

  • The Ethics of Witnessing the Holocaust: Polish Writers’ Diaries, 1939-1945

    Feb 16, 2012 — Rachel F. Brenner — MP3

  • Land Use Change and Biodiversity after the Collapse of the Soviet Union

    Feb 9, 2012 — Volker Radeloff — MP3

  • Rereading Vaclav Havel’s ‘Power of the Powerless’

    Feb 2, 2012 — David S. Danaher — MP3

Fall 2011

  • Flying in Translation: Interpreting Olga Mukhina’s Play for Performance in Austin, TX

    Jan 10, 2011 — Graham Schmidt — MP3

  • Black in Ukraine

    Nov 3, 2011 — Terrell Starr — MP3

  • Baron Ungern’s Mongolian Pogrom: The Genealogy of Massacre

    Oct 21, 2011 — William Sunderland — MP3

  • A Three Week Slog in the 21st Century Ferghana Valley

    Sep 29, 2011 — Timothy Jack Rowe — MP3

Spring 2011

  • Theatre as Therapy in the Northern Caucasus

    May 5, 2011 — Manon van de Water — MP3

  • The Wisdom of Crowds: Some reflections on the Velvet Revolution in the Light of the Arab Awakening

    Apr 21, 2011 — Paul Wilson — MP3

  • Between Home and Homeland: Minority Rights and National Dilemmas across the Greek-Bulgarian Border

    Apr 7, 2011 — Theodora Dragostinova — MP3

  • How Czech Fascists, Prague Bureaucrats and the Local Police Helped the Nazis to Isolate the Jews of Bohemia and Moravia

    Mar 24, 2011 — Benjamin Frommer — MP3

  • Of Macho and Men: Russian and Latino Heroes in Contemporary Film

    Mar 10, 2011 — Thomas Garza — MP3

  • The Uses of Poetry: Elegy and Courtship in Nineteenth-Century Russia

    Mar 3, 2011 — Daria Khitrova — MP3

  • The Politics of Memory in a Divided Society: A Comparison of Post-Franco Spain and Post-Soviet Ukraine

    Feb 17, 2011 — Oxana Shevel — MP3

  • Decentralized Governance and Logging: An Econometric Analysis in European Russia

    Feb 3, 2011 — Kelly Wendland — MP3

  • Being Harold Pinter: A Dramatic Reading

    Jan 27, 2011 — Andy Wiginton — MP3

  • Inspiring Official Rhetoric and Rampant Abuses in Russia

    Jan 20, 2011 — Tanya Lokshina — MP3

Fall 2010

  • The Politics of Smallest Things: How the ‘Lazy, Cowardly, and Selfish’ Changed the Soviet Union

    Dec 2, 2010 — Anna Paretskaya — MP3

  • Stalinist Landscapes: Politics, Identity and Nature in Socialist-Realist Art

    Nov 15, 2010 — Mark Bassin — MP3

  • A Non-Participation Pact: State and Society in Russia

    Nov 11, 2010 — Maria Lipman — MP3

  • Grand Plans and Petty Corruption: Adapting to Market Reform in Central Asia

    Sep 16, 2010 — Kelly McMann — MP3

  • The Case of Colonel Abel: What the Prosecution of a Master Soviet Spy Teaches about American and Russian Criminal Justice

    Oct 14, 2010 — Jeffrey Kahn — MP3

  • Nationalism, Myth, and Politics: Russians and Serbs in the Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Sep 16, 2010 — Veljko Vujacic — MP3

Summer 2010

  • ‘We Were Hippies Too’: Youth Protest and Lithuanian Nationalism in Kaunas, 1972

    Sep 3, 2010 — Amanda Swain — MP3

  • Archaic Felt and Its Tradition in Lithuania

    Jul 20, 2010 — Vilte Kazlauskaite — MP3

  • Writing on the Threshold between Cultures

    Jul 13, 2010 — Agate Nesaule — MP3

  • Caught in Between: Citizenship, Identity, and Young Ethnic Russians in Estonia

    Jul 6, 2010 — Ted Gerber — MP3

  • Contesting Nature and Nation in Latvia

    Jun 15, 2010 — Katrina Schwartz — MP3

Spring 2010

  • Samizdat: Material Texts and Imagined Communities

    May 5, 2010 — Ann Komaromi — MP3

  • Kaleidoscopic Odessa: History and Place in Contemporary Ukraine

    Apr 29, 2010 — Tanya Richardson — MP3

  • Islamic court in documentation and traditions: Excursus to Medieval Central Asia

    Apr 15, 2010 — Elyor Karimov — MP3

  • Eurasian Security Dilemmas: Russia’s Energy Statecraft and the Contours of the Great Game Redux

    Apr 14, 2010 — Adam Stulberg — MP3

  • Bride Abduction in Post-Soviet Central Asia: Marking a Shift Towards Patriarchy through Local Discourses of Shame and Tradition

    Mar 25, 2010 — Cynthia Werner — MP3

  • Patriarchy, Oligarchy, and Sobornost in the Contemporary Russian Orthodox Church

    Mar 18, 2010 — Paul Valliere — MP3

  • Anton Chekhov: The Ups and Downs of a Playwright’s Reputation

    Mar 11, 2010 — Laurence Senelick — MP3

  • The Ecclesia Militans and the Catholic Nation in Modern Poland

    Mar 4, 2010 — Brian Porter-Szűcs — MP3

  • The Life of Andrew the Fool: Poetics as the Path to Knowledge in Byzantino-Russian Tradition

    Mar 3, 2010 — Priscilla Hunt — MP3

  • Developments in Russian Children’s Literature after 1991: Genres, Imports, and New Russian Plots

    Feb 25, 2010 — Andrea Lanoux — MP3

  • Apocalypse, Eschatology, and Belief: The Trajectory of Religious Motifs in Gorbanevskaia’s Poetry

    Feb 18, 2010 — Allan Reid — MP3

  • Post-Accession Hooliganism: Bulgaria and Romania in the EU

    Feb 11, 2010 — Venelin Ganev — MP3

  • Soviet Legacies and the Transformation of the Research University in Russia Today

    Jan 21, 2010 — Mark Johnson — MP3

Fall 2009

  • Estonia’s Bronze Night: Reconstructing the Event

    Dec 10, 2009 — Robert Kaiser — MP3

  • A Portrait of a Soviet Woman as the Citizen Soldier: Theoretical and Interpretive Challenges from the Eastern Front

    Dec 3, 2009 — Anna Krylova — MP3

  • Russia’s Resource Curse

    Nov 19, 2009 — Konstantin Sonin — MP3

  • Prejudice and Human Rights in Russia

    Oct 29, 2009 — Nicole Butkovich — MP3

  • How Capitalism was Built: The Transformation of Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia

    Oct 29, 2009 — Anders Åslund — MP3

  • Contemporary Russian Writers: Between the Market and the Last Judgment

    Oct 26, 2009 — Mikhail Shishkin — MP3

  • The Dutch Connection: ‘Doctor Zhivago’ in The Netherlands

    Oct 22, 2009 — Petra Couvée — MP3

  • Between Dawn and the Wind: A Poetry Reading by Anna Frajlich

    Oct 15, 2009 — Anna Frajlich — MP3

  • One Homeland or Two: The Nationalization and Transnationalization of Mongolia’s Kazakhs

    Oct 8, 2009 — Alexander Diener — MP3

  • Banned Films: Soviet Cinema under Stalin and the Failure of Power

    Oct 1, 2009 — Maria Belodubrovskaya — MP3

  • The Rise of Gazprom: Profits and Politics

    Sep 24, 2009 — Rawi Abdelal — MP3

  • Music of the Hungarian-Speaking Roma

    Sep 17, 2009 — Parno Graszt — MP3

  • No Man’s Land: Youth Negotiating Democratization in Post-conflict Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Sep 3, 2009 — Azra Hromadzic — MP3

Spring 2009

  • Right-Wing Federation Schemes in East-Central Europe during WWII

    May 7, 2009 — Holly Case — MP3

  • Freedom of Conscience in Russian Philosophical Liberalism: The Controversy over Vladimir Solov’ev

    Apr 30, 2009 — Randall Poole — MP3

  • The Legal Case for Russia’s Intervention in Georgia

    Apr 23, 2009 — Nicolai N. Petro — MP3

  • Fica, Trabi and Dyana: Little Cars that Make Us Laugh and Cry

    Apr 16, 2009 — Marko Zivkovic — MP3

  • Being ‘Black’ in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia: Identity, Adaptation, and Racism

    Apr 9, 2009 — Jeff Sahadeo — MP3

  • Imagining a Soviet Nation? The ‘History of the USSR’ as a National Discourse, 1930s-1950s

    Mar 26, 2009 — Peter Blitstein — MP3

  • Growing Up in Yeltsin’s Russia: The Attitudes of Pro-Kremlin Youth Toward the 1990s

    Mar 12, 2009 — Katia Levintova — MP3

  • Political Competition and Judicial Disempowerment in Ukraine

    Mar 5, 2009 — Alexei Trochev — MP3

  • The Russian State in the Time of Putin

    Feb 12, 2009 — Gerald Easter — MP3

  • Putting Your Major to Work: Fostering International Dialogue through Exchange Programs

    Feb 5, 2009 — Michael Kuban — MP3

  • America’s Russian Problem: A Russia Policy for the Obama Administration

    Jan 22, 2009 — Melvin A. Goodman — MP3

Fall 2008

  • Explaining the Russian Mortality Paradox

    Dec 4, 2008 — Michel Guillot — MP3

  • Within Two Tyrannies: Soviet Academic Refugees in World War II

    Nov 13, 2008 — Marina Sorokina — MP3

  • Accidental Dissidents: Yugoslav Avant-Gardes and Socialist Realism

    Nov 6, 2008 — Tatjana Aleksic — MP3

  • Russian Drama and Theatre Today: A Time of New Transitions

    Oct 30, 2008 — John Freedman — MP3

  • The Problems of Formation of Cultural Identity in Modern Kazakhstan

    Oct 23, 2008 — Gulnara Dadabaeva — MP3

  • One Minute to Midnight

    Oct 16, 2008 — Michael Dobbs — MP3

  • Boris Yeltsin and the Puzzle of the Hero in History

    Oct 9, 2008 — Timothy Colton — MP3

  • Lay Participation in Judicial Proceedings in East Europe

    Oct 2, 2008 — Sanja Kutnjak Ivkovic — MP3

  • Customary Organizations and the Foundations of State Building in Afghanistan: The Role of ‘Maliks,’ ‘Mullahs,’ and ‘Jirgas’ in Local Governance

    Sep 25, 2008 — Jennifer Brick — MP3

  • Failures of Independence in Central Asia

    Sep 11, 2008 — Russell Zanca — MP3

  • Conflict in the Caucasus: A Panel Discussion about Georgia

    Sep 9, 2008 — David McDonald, Uli Schamiloglu, Robert Kaiser — MP3

  • Our Japanese Brothers’: Anti-colonialism and Asian-ism among the Muslims of the Russian Empire

    Sep 4, 2008 — Danielle Ross — MP3

Spring 2008

  • The Mongol Empire and Alcohol

    Apr 24, 2008 — Thomas Allsen — MP3

  • Cross Cultural Communication: Examples from Kazakh, Russian, and American English

    Apr 17, 2008 — Maral Nurtazina — MP3

  • Increasing Vulnerability: The Homeless, Alcohol, and Mortality in Russia

    Apr 3, 2008 — William Pridemore — MP3

  • From Bedros Tourian to Paul Celan: L’Oeuvre au Noir

    Mar 14, 2008 — James Russell — MP3

  • The Treasures of Sarmation Nobility

    Mar 13, 2008 — Anatoly Symonenko — MP3

  • Dmitry Shostakovich and Azerbaijani Music

    Mar 6, 2008 — Aida Huseynova — MP3

  • Legal Connections: Litigation, Supervision, and Sovereignty in Late Imperial Russia

    Feb 28, 2008 — Jane Burbank — MP3

  • Kazakh Chinggisids and Their Lands under Russian Rule in the 19th Century

    Feb 21, 2008 — Birginia Martin — MP3

  • The Decline to Very Low Fertility in Ukraine and Russia

    Jan 24, 2008 — Brianna Perelli-Harris — MP3

Fall 2007

  • Transforming Bureaucracy: Conditional Norms and the International Standardization of Statistics in Russia

    Nov 29, 2007 — Yoshiko Herrera — MP3

  • Justice Sector Reform in a Post-Conflict Environment: A Case Study from Kosovo

    Nov 15, 2007 — Suren Avanesyan — MP3

  • The Last Soviet Dreamer: Encounters with Leonid Potemkin

    Nov 1, 2007 — Jochen Hellbeck — MP3

  • Balkanology and Eurology: Recent Developments and Future Changes

    Oct 25, 2007 — Victor Friedman — MP3

  • Housing Divides: The Causes and Consequences of Housing Inequality in Russia

    Oct 4, 2007 — Jane Zavisca — MP3

  • Russia’s Sputnik Generation: Interviewing Soviet Baby Boomers

    Sep 27, 2007 — Donald J. Raleigh — MP3

  • Traditional Romani (Gypsy) Musicians and Oral Epic in the Balkans: A Comparison of Performers and Performance

    Sep 14, 2007 — Margaret Beissinger — MP3

  • Identity and Diversity in Romani (Gypsy) Musical Culture

    Sep 13, 2007 — Margaret Beissinger — MP3

  • Nikita Khrushchev: The Man and His Era

    Sep 6, 2007 — William Taubman — MP3

Spring 2007

  • Turizm: Soviet Travel, Leisure, and Nation-Building in the Khrushchev Thaw

    May 10, 2007 — Anne Gorsuch — MP3

  • The Russian Far East: Economic and Security Challenges and Perspectives

    May 3, 2007 — Sergey Sevastiyanov — MP3

  • Islamic Resurgence in Central Asia and the Caucasus

    Apr 26, 2007 — Kathleen Collins — MP3

  • Belarus: Europe’s Last Dictatorship or Populist State?

    Apr 26, 2007 — David Marples — MP3

  • Anti-Semitism in Poland After Auschwitz

    Apr 19, 2007 — Jan Gross — MP3

  • Cabaret in a World War II Jewish Ghetto: Spiritual Resistance?

    Mar 22, 2007 — Lisa Peschel — MP3

  • Rules of the Game for Russian Entrepreneurs: How Informal Institutions Mediate Application of Dysfunctional Law

    Mar 15, 2007 — Ella Paneyakh — MP3

  • Alternatve Visions: Telling the Truth After the End of Yugoslavia

    Mar 8, 2007 — Toma Longinovic — MP3

  • Dostum ‘the Taliban Killer’: Living With a Northern Alliance Warlord

    Mar 1, 2007 — Brian Williams — MP3

  • How to See the World (On Someone Else’s Budget)

    Feb 27, 2007 — Stephanie Griest — MP3

  • The Groundfloor of Peacebuilding: Grassroots Influence in the Balkans

    Feb 22, 2007 — Paula Pickering — MP3

  • Property Rights and Property Wrongs in Russia

    Feb 15, 2007 — Timothy Frye — MP3

  • Bugs in Twentieth-Century Russian Literature

    Feb 8, 2007 — Shannon Donnally Spasova — MP3

  • ‘It’s Hard to Convey’: Memory, the Gulag, and Issues in Oral History

    Feb 1, 2007 — Jehanne Gheith — MP3

  • Chekov at the Moscow Art Theater

    Jan 30, 2007 — Anatoly Smeliansky — MP3

Fall 2006

  • Cauldron of Terrorism or Bowl of Kasha? New Survey Data from North Caucaus

    Sep 7, 2006 — Ted Gerber — MP3

  • We Have Never Been German or ‘What Kaliningrad Can Teach Us About Social Memory’

    Sep 14, 2006 — Olga Sezneva — MP3

  • Turkey’s EU Path: How Long is the Journey

    Sep 20, 2006 — Soner Cagaptay — MP3

  • EU Accession and the Politics of Rescaling in the Estonian – Russian Borderlands

    Sep 21, 2006 — Robert J. Kaiser — MP3

  • Hungarian Roma Self-Governance: Help or Hindrance?

    Sep 28, 2006 — Robert Koulish — MP3

  • Why do Postcommunist Parties in New Democracies Hurt Themselves? A Model of Strategic Preemption

    Oct 5, 2006 — Monika Nalepa — MP3

  • Crime and Punishment: The Remarkable Theatre of Kama Ginkas

    Oct 12, 2006 — Manon van de Water — MP3

  • Ferdinand Vanek is Misunderstood: Vaclav Havel’s Political and Philosophical Ideas

    Oct 16, 2006 — James Pontuso — MP3

  • People and Procedures: Toward the History of the Investigations of the Nazi War Crimes in the USSR

    Oct 26, 2006 — Marina Sorokina — MP3

  • Representation Through Taxation: Taxability and the Political Economy of Postcommunism

    Nov 9, 2006 — Scott Gehlbach — MP3

  • Engineering Victory: Predicting the Effects of Institutional Change on United Russia’s Electoral Success in 2007

    Dec 7, 2006 — Regina Smyth — MP3

Spring 2006

  • National Cleansing: Retrobution against Nazi Collaborators in post-war Czechoslovakia

    Mar 3, 2006 — Benjamin Frommer — MP3

  • The Politics of a Name in the Northern Caucasus: The Alan Controversy

    Feb 24, 2006 — Victor Shnirelman — MP3

  • Researching Marginal Peoples on the Margins of Putin’s Empire: An Ethnographic Reflection on Post-Soviet Life in Chukotka

    Feb 21, 2006 — Patty Gray — MP3

  • Turkey’s Relations with Italy in the Interwar Period

    Feb 15, 2006 — Dilek Barlas — MP3

Fall 2005

  • Learning to Market Fruits and Vegetables in Kyrgyzstan: A Look at Private Contracting Practices

    Dec 15, 2005 — Kelly Cormier — MP3

  • Architecture, Social History, and State Policy: The Abu Nasr Parsa Tomb at Balkh and the Gur-i Amir in Samarqand

    Dec 7, 2005 — Robert McChesney — MP3

  • Training Political Reporters in Kazakhstan: a View from the Field

    Dec 5, 2005 — Jerry Huffman — MP3

  • Dilemmas of Russian Capitalism under Czarist Rule

    Jan 21, 2005 — Thomas C. Owen — MP3

  • Judicial Politics in Putin’s Russia: An Informal Dimension

    Oct 20, 2005 — Alexei Trochev — MP3

  • Sex Trafficking in Russia: a Preliminary Investigation

    Oct 18, 2005 — Lauren McCarthy — MP3

  • Law, Public Policy, and Black Holes in Russia

    Oct 5, 2005 — William B. Simons — MP3

  • Poetry Reading

    Oct 3, 2005 — Sergey Gandlevsky, Philip Metres — MP3

  • Ideology or Protest: Voting Behavior in Post-communist Eastern Europe

    Sep 28, 2005 — Grigore Pop-Eleches — MP3

  • Safrut and the Zionist Engagement with Russian Culture, 1916-1918

    Sep 20, 2005 — Brian Horowitz — MP3

  • Balkan Connections Through Music

    Sep 15, 2005 — Michael Kuharski — MP3

Spring 2005

  • A Briefing on Kyrgyzstan

    Apr 5, 2005 — Amy Foster Rothbart, Uli Schamiloglu — MP3

  • Minorities in the Wars of Yugoslav Succession: A Modest Silver Lining?

    Mar 8, 2005 — Gale Stokes — MP3

  • Ukrainian Presidential Elections

    Feb 9, 2005 — Gustav Weber — MP3