Events Archive

IERES hosts a variety of events, including brown bag lectures by faculty, students, visiting scholars and invited experts on their research and/or contemporary developments concerning Europe and Eurasia; talks by US and foreign governmental officials; panel discussions; small workshops; large conferences; and movie screenings and discussions.

Please select an event below for more information.


The Soviet-Israeli War 1967-1973
October 17, 2017

China’s Rising Role in Central Asia and the Middle East
October 17, 2017

Latest Developments in the War in Ukraine and the Minsk Process
October 17, 2017

Where is Europe Going? A Conversation with the Greek Minister of Finance
October 12, 2017

Mass Repression and Political Loyalty: A Dual Legacy of Stalin’s Famine in Ukraine
October 12, 2017

The Islamic Mediascape in Central Asia
October 2, 2017

Regime Stability and Elite Corruption in Putin’s Russia
September 26, 2017

The European Security Order and the Future of NATO
September 26, 2017

One Year of the Mirziyoyev Presidency: What Has Changed in Uzbekistan?
September 21, 2017

A Discussoin on the European Union and Military Threats featuing Estonian Defense Minister Juri Luik
September 20, 2017

Talk by Jaap Scholten, author of Comrade Baron: A Journey Through the Vanishing World of the Transylvanian Aristocracy
September 19, 2017

2017 Annual PONARS Eurasia Policy Conference
September 14, 2017

Uzbekistan’s Heritage and New Transformations 
August 9, 2017

“Our Arctic Nation” Book Launch and Panel Discussion
June 22, 2017 

Behind the Curtains of Corruption in Ukraine: What Happened and What the Government Doesn’t Want to Talk About
June 22, 2017 

State-Business Relations in Putin’s Russia
June 9, 2017 

Russia’s Approaches to Afghanistan and its Implications for Central Asia
June 6, 2017

Development Challenges and Evolving Identities in Central Asia and Azerbaijan
June 1, 2017

Identity Politics and War in Ukraine
May 26, 2017

Political Participation in Russia: Can Putin be Constrained?
May 23, 2017 

Communism’s Shadow: Historical Legacies and Contemporary Political Attitudes 
May 22, 2017 

Re-Visiting the 1937 Deportation of Ethnic Koreans to Central Asia: 80 Years of Survival and Prospering
May 11, 2017 

Fake News in Russia: How It Started and Where We Are Now
May 10, 2017 

The United States’ and Russia’s Relationship in Central Asia and its Neighborhood
May 2-3, 2017

Rethinking Russian Media Strategy and Influence
April 28, 2017 

The Tricky Matter of Defining Religion
April 27, 2017

Mining Firms and Local Communities in Central Asia
April 26, 2017 

Women’s Parliamentary Representation: The Case of Poland
April 26, 2017

The Fragmentation of the Global Economy and U.S.-Russia Relations
April 24, 2017 

Women’s Empowerment & Sexual Health: A Conversation with Lilianne Ploumen, Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development
April 24, 2017 

Cinema Club Film Screening: The Gift to Stalin
April 20, 2017 

Elections and Authoritarianism in Putin’s Russia
April 20, 2017 

Russia’s Hybrid War on Georgia: 2008 and Beyond
April 20, 2017

The Nordic Model: Sustainable or Obsolete?
April 18, 2017 

Immigration Attitudes and Urban Residence in Europe
April 14, 2017

The War Time Diaries and Letters of Konrad Wolf
April 12, 2017

Immigration in Europe: The Legal Potential for Integration
April 11, 2017 

The Last Superpower Summits: Gorbachev, Reagan, and Bush – Conversations that Ended the Cold War 
April 11, 2017

Islamic Education and Knowledge Transmission in Central Asia
April 10, 2017

Historical Memory and Politics in Russia 100 Years After the Revolution
April 6, 2017 

The Containment Chronotope: The European Refugee ‘Crisis’ and Shifting Sovereignties in Sub-Saharan Africa
April 5, 2017

Asylum- Seekers in Europe: A Crisis for Europe, the United States, and the World
April 4, 2017 

Dealing with Dictators: The United States, Hungary, and East Central Europe, 1942-1989
April 4, 2017

Central Asian Migrants in Russia: Will there be a Religious Radicalization?
April 4, 2017

Roving Judges from the Middle Ages to Modern Paramilitaries: The Hidden Sinews of Political Rule
March 31, 2017

The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile Under the Tsars
March 30, 2017

Ordinary Jews: Choice and Survival during the Holocaust 
March 29, 2017

The Police and the Public in Russia Today
March 29, 2017

What Is Populism? (And Why Should We Care?)
March 27, 2017

Soviet Rock ‘n Roll Zines and Political Samizdat: Documenting 30 Years of Cultural and Political Dissent
March 23, 2017

Cosmopolitan Kazakhs: A Case Study in How Globalization Works
March 22, 2017

Putin’s Olympics: The Sochi Games and the Evolution of Twenty-First Century Russia 
March 22, 2017 

Media and Trends in Central Asia
March 21, 2017 

Trump – Poroshenko – Putin and the State of U.S.-Ukraine Relations
March 21, 2017

Foreign Aid to Eurasia: Donors’ Agendas, Local Perceptions, and Lost Illusions 
March 9, 2017

Near Abroad: A Book Discussion 
March 7, 2017

The Central Asia Security Workshop
March 6, 2017

Domestic and Foreign Policy Dimensions of the Russian Orthodox Church’s Political Relations with the Russia State
March 6, 2017

Academic Nationality: Is There an .edu Penalty in Europe?
March 3, 2017

Yeltsin’s Russia, 1989-1991: Fears of Disintegration Amidst the Challenge for Survival
February 27, 2017

Surplus Germany: How Germans (and Americans) Oversimplify Complex Economic Questions in Public Debates
February 24, 2017

Cinema Club Film Screening: Angel on the Right
February 23, 2017

National Identity Politics on the Rise: New Evidence from Western Europe
February 23, 2017

What Went Right Ending the Cold War and What Went Wrong Later: An Insider’s Perspective 
February 23, 2017 

The Moscow Cathedral Mosque in the Life of Migrants from Central Asia
February 21, 2017

Moscow, Fall 2016: Hopes, Fears, and the Fallout of the U.S. Election
February 21, 2017 

Official Islamic Leadership in Central Asia: The Soviet Legacy
February 14, 2017

Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post Soviet Eurasia
February 14, 2017

Through the Eyes of Durdy Bayramov: Turkmen Village Life, 1960s – 1980s
February 7, 2017 

The Decline of Public Education in Azerbaijan: Petrodollars, Wealth Concentration, and Rent-Seeking
February 6, 2017 

Challenges to Media In a Post-Truth World: The Voice of America Experience
January 31, 2017

Cinema Club Film Screening: Daughter-in-Law
January 26, 2017

Priests of Prosperity: How Central Bankers Transformed the Postcommunist World
January 23, 2017

Central Asia Fellows Seminar. Social, Cultural and Spatial Inequalities in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan
January 12, 2017 

Book Preview: Russia and the Western Far Right
January 12, 2017 

(Homogenizing) Hybrid Intentionality and the Dialectics of Elite Attitudes to Islam: Towards a Re-Sacralisation of the Political Space in Azerbaijan
January 9, 2017 


The World Youth Democracy Forum and Webcast Meeting with the 2016 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award Winner: Dr. Manuel Cuesta Morua
Decemer 9, 2016

Cinema Club Film Screening: Kosh ba Kosh
Decemer 8, 2016

Trade Policies in Trouble
Decemer 8, 2016

Can Ukraine Escape the Corruption? Implications for the US, Europe, and Russia
December 6, 2016

Extraterritorial Security: Governing Islam and Security Beyond Tajikistan
December 6, 2016

The Future of Immigration: Russian and German Perspectives
December 5, 2016

Norwegian Petroleum Management: Did Norway Avoid the Resource Curse?
December 1, 2016

Becoming Muslim in an Islamic Land: Social Navigation and Religious Change in Kyrgyzstan
November 29, 2016

Greek Foreign Policy Dilemmas Following the 2010 Financial Crisis
November 29, 2016

The 86 Percent: Opinion Polling in Russia
November 22, 2016

New Eurasian Man: Post-Soviet Conservatism as a Countercultural Aesthetic Project
November 21, 2016

Kazakh Film Festival
November 16 – 17, 2016

The USSR’s Collapse 25 Years On: A Conversation with Three History Makers
November 17, 2016

The Rise of Soviet Liberals and the Moral Projects of Perestroika
November 16, 2016

Prospects for Judicial Reform in Ukraine
November 15, 2016

Comedy for These Times
November 11, 2016

The Political Consequences of Terrorism: The Case of E.T.A. in Spain
November 11, 2016

The 1956 Hungarian Revolution: Then and Now
November 10, 2016

Islamic Finance in Central Asia: From ‘Great Potentials’ to Lasting Stagnation
November 9, 2016

The 1956 Hungarian Revolution: Massacre and Memory
November 3, 2016

Beijing’s “March West”: One Belt, One Road, and China’s Quest for Great Power Status
November 3, 2016

Enhancing the Georgia-US Security Partnership
October 31, 2016

Paper available here.

What Changes after a Post-Karimov Uzbekistan?
October 27, 2016

Mafiocracy: Organized Crime and Politics in Albania
October 25, 2016

Promoting Urban Sustainability in the Arctic
October 21, 2016

New Mobilities and Social Changes in Russia’s Arctic Regions
October 20, 2016

Economic Delevopment in Albania: Challenges and Perspectives
October 17, 2016

Paranoid in Poland? The Alternative Reality of the Law and Justice Party. 
October 14, 2016

Beyond the Euromaidan: Comparative Perspectives on Advancing Reform in Ukraine
October 11, 2016

Post-Soviet Women in Transition: Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan in Comparison
October 7, 2016

Goodbye Britannia? Brexit and Britain’s Approach to International Relations
October 6, 2016

Russia’s Role in the Middle East
October 4, 2016

Combatting Corruption in Ukraine: A Discussion with Members of the Ukrainian Parliament
September 29, 2016

Working Group on U.S.-Russia Relations:Toward U.S.-Russia Bilateral Cooperation in the Sphere of Cybersecurity
September 27, 2016

Russia’s Civic Realm: Repression and Resilience
September 22, 2016 

Russia and the Middle East
September 21, 2016 

The New Minority: White Working Class Politics in an Age of Immigration and Inequality
September 21, 2016 

Central Asian Fighters in Syria: Classification, Factors, Scale Assessment
September 19, 2016

25th Anniversary of the Kyrgyz Republic’s Independence Day: The Road to Parliamentary Democracy
September 9, 2016

Faith vs. The State: Surviving Communism in Romania
September 8, 2016 

Regime Succession in Uzbekistan: An Update and Discussion
September 7, 2016

A Rock Between Hard Places: Afghanistan as an Arena of Regional Insecurity
September 1, 2016 

Film Screening: Komil
September 2, 2016 

United Russia’s “Primaries” and the 2016 Duma Election: Implications for the Future
June 6, 2016 

New Challenges in Central Asia. Changing Societies in a Time of Economic Crisis
May 24, 2016 

Contemporary History of Uzbekistan: Challenges of an Interdisciplinary Approach 
May 17, 2016 

What Happens when New International Boundaries Appear? The Example of Central Asia’s Ferghana Valley
May 12, 2016 

The Gates of Europe: A Book Event
May 6, 2016 

The Dangers of Brexit and Grexit
May 5, 2016 

Landscapes of Imperial Violence: Kyrygzstyan and the Kyrgyz Through the Lens of Western Travelogues
May 4, 2016 

The Evolution of the National Oil Fund of Kazakhstan: Inception, Utilization, and Expectations
April 28, 2016

Anti-Corruption Reform in Ukraine: To Bribe or Not To Bribe
April 27, 2016

The Rise of Polygamy in Kyrgyzstan: A Consequence of the Country’s Post-Soviet Islamic Revival?
April 25, 2016 

The Tablighi Revivalism and its Social and Political Implications in Kyrgyzstan
April 21, 2016 

Political and Social Attitudes of Russia’s Muslims: Caliphate, Kadyrovism, or Kasha?
April 20, 2016

Akram Aylisli’s Stone Dreams: Literature, Genocide, and the Azerbaijani-Armenian Conflict
April 19, 2016

Religion and Anti-Authoritarian Resistance: Evidence from Communist Poland
April 18, 2016 

Cinema Club Film Screening: Rostam and Sohrab
April 15, 2016

Reagan and the Russians: A Presentation and Reminiscences 
April 14, 2016

Understanding Regime Legitimacy in Central Asia
April 13, 2016 

Engaged Artists in Post-Soviet Moldova: Notes from the Field
April 12, 2016

Monuments to a Conflicted Past: Memorialization of the Holocaust in East and Central Europe
April 7, 2016

(Trans-)National Social Protection of Repatriates from Kazakhstan in Germany 
April 5, 2016

Will Europe Blink on Ukraine?
April 5, 2016

The Arctic Executive Steering Committee: Insights and Outlook
April 4, 2016

Graduate Student Mid-Atlantic Conference for Eurasian Studies: Transnational Flow in the Eurasian Space
April 2, 2016

Locating ‘Conservative Ideology’ in Today’s Russia
March 31 – April 1, 2016 

Regional Disparities in Kazakhstan
March 30, 2016

Two Ukraines: Old Divides and New Bonds in a War-Torn Country
March 29, 2016

Beyond Hobbesian Legitimacy: Thinking a Way Out of Neopatrimonialism in Central Asia
March 24, 2016 

Cinema Club Film Screening: Stroiteli
March 24, 2016

Islam in Europe: Contrasting France and Britain
March 24, 2016

Feminist Organizing in Kyrgyzstan: A Discussion with Selbi Jumayeva
March 22, 2016 

Ukraine Today: Security, Economy, and the Role of US-Ukrainian Relations
March 22, 2016 

The State of Media in Central Asia: A Discussion with Daniil Kislov 
March 17, 2016

The Making of Uzbekistan: Nation Making in an Age of Revolution
March 15, 2016

Conflict and Identity in Post-Revolutionary Ukraine
March 11, 2016

The Central Asia Security Workshop
March 8, 2016

The Life and Legacy of Boris Nemtsov
March 8, 2016

The Fight for Followers: Muslimness and Authenticity in Tajikistan
March 2, 2016

The Culture of Memory and Commemoration in Contemporary Russia
February 26, 2016

Cinema Club Film Screening: Tahir and Zuhra (1946)
February 25, 2016

Trends in Russian Public Opinion Under Putin: New Findings
February 22, 2016

Public and State Responses to ISIS Messaging in Central Asia
February 18, 2016

European Union: Drifting Apart Despite Economic Recovery?
February 10, 2016

The Disappearing Shadow of Local Democracy In Russia
February 8, 2016

Multi-Level Trust in Political Institutions and Corruption: The Consequences of Financial Crisis in Europe
February 2, 2016

The Russian-Chinese Relationship in the Arctic: Overlapping Interests and Divergences
January 29, 2016

Before Anarchy: Hobbes and his Critics in Modern International Thought
January 28, 2016 

The U.S. and Russian Interventions in Syria: Room for Cooperation or Prelude to Greater Conflict?
January 28, 2016 

Religion-Branding? Central Asia’s Integration into the International Scene through Religion
January 26, 2016 

Big Brother, Where Art Thou? Conspiracy Theories in Politics and Culture of Putin’s Russia
January 21, 2016 

Cinema Club Film Screening: Kyrgyzland 
January 21, 2016 

The Europe-Russia Relationship: From the Ukraine Crisis and the Rise of the Far Right to the War in Syria
January 14, 2016

Kazakhstan Nationbuilding and Kazakh Nationalism: A Debate
January 14, 2016 

Studying Social Marginalization in Central Asia: Sixth Central Asia Fellows’ Seminar
January 12, 2016 


Women and Water in Central Asia and South Asia: Building a Sustainable Future
December 11, 2015 

Discussion with Rabbi Yeshaya Cohen
December 9, 2015

The World Youth Democracy Forum and Webcast Meeting with the 2015 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award Winner: Dr. Jamil Hasanli
December 9, 2015

Ukraine’s Unresolved Conflict: Why It Is Far from Frozen and What That Means
December 3, 2015

European Identity as Cultural Strategy: Countering Russia in the Post-Soviet Borderlands of Urkaine, Georgia, and Estonia
December 2, 2015

Patriotic Education and Patriotism in Contemporary Russia 
November 24, 2015 

Putin and Putinism Two Years after Euromaidan
November 24, 2015

The Ukraine Syndrome and European Monism
November 18, 2015 

A Documentary Film about Immigration, National Identity, and Multiculturalism in Contemporary Italy
November 18, 2015

Political and Economic Trends in Kazakhstan: Risks, Threats, and Prospects
November 16, 2015

Cinema Club in Partnership with the Kyrgyz Embassy: “Kurmanjan Datka, Queen of the Mountains”
November 12, 2015

Beyond Crimea Russian Compatriot and Reimperialization Policies in Central Asia
November 12, 2015

Political Participation in Transition Countries: Apathy vs. Ardency in Ukraine
November 9, 2015 

The Reformers’ Dilemmas: Fighting Corruption in Ukraine and Georgia
November 5, 2015

Russia and Ukraine: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives
November 4, 2015

Russia’s Emerging Conventional Long-Range Capability and the INF Treaty
October 28, 2015

Private Life in Public Spaces: Discourse, Ummah, and (Muslim) Piety in Tatarstan
October 27, 2015

The Enduring Effects of Diplacement: Diversity and Socio-Economic Development in Post-WWII Poland
October 23, 2015

Imperial Gamble
October 22, 2015 

CESS Conference
October 15-18, 2015

State and Media in Russia: What’s Propping Up “Putin’s Majority” (in Russian)
October 12, 2015

Ukraine. Democratization, Corruption and the New Russian Imperialism
October 8, 2015 

Superpower: Three Choices for America’s Role in the World
October 6, 2015 

Turkmenistan Today: Regional Security and Domestic Outlook
October 6, 2015 

German Unification amidst European Disintegration
September 30, 2015 

Human Rights in Contemporary Poland
September 25, 2015

Documentary Film Screening “The Aryans”: Q&A with Director
September 24, 2015

Authoritarian Russia: Analyzing Post-Soviet Regime Changes
September 22, 2015 

The Magic of Uzbek Cinema
September 22-25, 2015 

The History and Politics of the Armenian Genocide after 100 Years
September 21, 2015

PONARS Eurasia Policy Conference
September 18-19, 2015 

Understanding Opposition in Russia: Sources and Structures of Authoritarian Rule and Resistance
September 17, 2015 

Russia and Crimea, “Eighteen Months Together” (A Presentation of IERES’ New Russian-Language Journal Counterpoint)
September 16, 2015 

Kazakhstan’s Accession to the WTO, Central Asia and the Eurasian Economic Union
September 15, 2015

U.S. Public Diplomacy and Democratization in Spain: Selling Democracy?
September 14, 2015 

Kyrgyzstan-US Relationship: After the Cooperation Treaty, and before the Parliamentary Elections
September 3, 2015

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia: Political, Economic, and Social Implications
August 13, 2015 

NATO after Crimea
June 11, 2015

Promoting Arctic Urban Sustainability
June 4-5, 2015 

The Russian World: Russia’s Soft Power and Geopolitical Imagination
May 21, 2015

U.S.-Russia Relations beyond Ukraine: Realities and Recommendations Moving Forward
May 20, 2015 

Turkmenistan Seminar
May 18, 2015 

War, State, and Society in Ukraine
May 18, 2015 

My Andijon Remains: Memory and Forgetting Ten Years after the Andijon Events
May 14, 2015 

Building a Legacy of Leadership: The Vladimir Potanin Foundation
May 13, 2015 

History and Memory in Central Asia
May 7, 2015

Islam as a Power Resource: Instrumentalization of Religion
May 5, 2015

The Historical Turn in Studying Central and East European Politics
May 1, 2015 

The Challenge of Pension Reform in Georgia: Non-contributory Pensions and Elderly Poverty
April 29, 2015 

Power and Honor: Rethinking the Paradigms of the Post-Soviet Transition
April 27, 2015 

Do Color Revolutions Really Happen?
April 23, 2015

Desecularization Post-Soviet Style: Delimitations of New Religious Public Space in Central Asia
April 23, 2015 

Reforms in Ukraine: Can They Succeed?
April 21, 2015 

Islam, Secularism and Security in Central Asia and Beyond
April 21, 2015

Book Event: Milan Panic “Prime Minister for Peace: My Struggle for Serbian Democracy
April 20, 2015

Central Asia Cinema Club Film Screening: Beshkempir
April 16, 2015

Swiss Foreign Policy toward the United States (1945-1963): A Neutral Country on the Side of Washington 
April 16, 2015 

Religion and Identity in Eurasia
April 14, 2015 

Politics and Law in the Russian Regions
April 10, 2015

Labor Migration and Poverty in Uzbekistan: Remittances as a Challenge or Blessing? 
April 9, 2015 

Between Byzantium and Brussels: The Politics of Orthodox Churches in the European Union
April 9, 2015 

Patronal Politics: Eurasian Regime Dynamics in Comparative Perspective
April 8, 2015 

The Post-War Origins of the Cyprus Question
April 7, 2015 

Islam and the Dynamics of Ethno-confessional Regimes in
Russia, 1990-2012

April 7, 2015

US – Russia Relations: What Went Wrong and Is There a Way Out of the Current Crisis?
April 6, 2015 

The First Uzbekistan Initiative Workshop
April 6, 2015

Party and Voter Learning in New Democracies
April 3, 2015 Combating Kremlin Disinformation about Ukraine
April 2, 2015 

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (Norway: The Reluctant Free Rider)
March 26, 2015 

The Zhivago Affair: The CIA and the Kremlin in a Cold War Battle over a Book
March 25, 2015 

The Second Turkmen Culture Club
March 24, 2015

Maidan.Ukraine.Road to Freedom. (reception)
March 23, 2015 

Party Systems Dynamics in Eastern Central Europe
March 18, 2015

Negotiating Identity in Kyrgyzstan: Nationality, Islam, and the Meaning of Tradition
March 17, 2015

Cinema Club Film Screening: Aksuat
March 12, 2015

Tracking Factors of Change in Tajikistan
March 10, 2015

Poland and the Transatlantic Security System
February 26, 2015 

Central Asia and the Eurasian Economic Union: The Global Picture and Country Perspectives
February 26, 2015 

Deciphering Eurasianism in Hungary: Narratives, Networks, and Lifestyles
February 24, 2015

Syria Calling: Migration, Mobilization and the Transformation of the Central Asian Jihad
February 23, 2015 

Russia’s Security Agenda under Putin: A Blurring of Internal and External Securities
February 23, 2015

Religion, Sta​te and Secularism in Eurasia…and Beyond
February 19, 2015

Meeting with the 2014 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award Winner: Mustafa Nayyem
February 13, 2015 

The French Revolution, Political Modernization, and Legal Secularization around the World: 1850-2000
February 13, 2015

Cinema Club Film Screening: Land of the Fathers
February 12, 2015

State, Shrine, and Sacred Lineage in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan
Feburary 3, 2015 

Anarchy, Identity, and the Causes of the War in Ukraine
January 30, 2015

First Bolashak Seminar
January 30, 2015 

Russia After Crimea: How the Dramatic Transformations of 2014 Scrapped the Achievements of Post-Soviet Development
January 29, 2015 

Fourth Central Asia Fellows’ Seminar
January 26, 2015 

Newspaper Readership and the Formation of Ethnic Stereotypes
January 23, 2015 

Scandinavian and Transatlantic Security
January 22, 2015 

Ukraine’s Crisis through Ukrainian Eyes
January 21, 2015

Regulation of Bloggers’ Activity in Uzbekistan: Implications for Freedom of Religion and Belief
January 20, 2015


From Empires of Faith to Nationalizations of Islam & the Globalization of Jihad in Central Asia
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 

Unequal Treatment: Meskhetian Turks in Krasnodar Krai and Rostov Oblast
Monday, December 15, 2014

The Curious Rise and Developent of Central Asian Nationalisms
Friday, December 12, 2014

Film Screening: Days Gone By (O’tgan kunlar/Minuvshie dni)
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Brain Drain from Uzbekistan: Long-Term Consequences from a Gender Perspective
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Kazakh Security Policy and its Postion as a Vanguard for East-West Co-Operation
Thursday, December 4, 2014

Enclaves in the post-Communist Central Asia: Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Political and Media Situation in Ukraine: A View from Inside
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 

Reporting from the Frontlines in Ukraine
Monday, November 24, 2014

Reimagining Post-Soviet Central Asia: The role of the GCC and Articulating Geopolitical Identities through Capital Cities
Friday, November 21, 2014

First Turkmen Culture Club
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Between Co-operation and Insulation: Afghanistan’s Relations with the Central Asian Republics
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 

Who Tore Down the Iron Curtain and Why? Eye Witnesses Discuss the Dramatic Events of 1989 after 25 Years
Monday, November 17, 2014

“Europe Yes, EU No!” : The Far Right, the 2014 European Elections, and the Euroscepticism Debate
Friday, November 14, 2014

Twenty Five Years Later: Memory Culture and Political Controversy over the Legacy of East Germany
Friday, November 14, 2014 

The Impact of Gender Quotas and Political Representation of Women in Kyrgyzstan
Thursday, November 13, 2014

CAP Cinema Club Film Screening: “Pure Coolness”
Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Ukrainian Crisis and Russian Society
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Evolution of the American Policy toward Turkey from Reagan to Obama
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Ukraine Elects Pro-European Parliament: Prospects for Reforms, Fight against Corruption and European Integration
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall
Friday, November 7, 2014

Elections in Times of Crisis: Evaluating Ukraine’s Parliamentary Vote
Thursday, November 6, 2014

Islam in Eurasia: State Policies, Social Changes and Globalized Interactions
Monday and Tuesday, November 3-4, 2014

The Birth of Heroes: A Biography of Milan Ratislav Štefánik
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Political Insults: How Politics Escalate Conflicts
Thursday, October 30, 2014

A Missed Opportunity? U.S. Public Diplomacy towards Czechoslovakia, 1945-1953
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hydrocarbons, Governance, and Social Accountability in the Caspian Basin and Beyond
Monday, October 20, 2014 

The European Union’s New Leadership: An Assessment of D. Tusk, J.-C. Juncker and F. Mogherini’s Future Priorities
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

CAP Cinema Club Film Screening: “The Needle”
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Midnight at the Pera Palace: the Birth of Modern Istanbul
Friday, October 10, 2014 

Film Screening: “Liberty Train, Next Stop Freedom”
FridayOctober 10, 2014

Europe: Player or Loser?
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Poland and Euro-Atlantic Security: Beyond the Ukraine Crisis
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Transition Economies of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan: Old Habits, New Approaches
Thursday, October 2, 2014

The First International Conference on Uyghur Studies:History, Culture and Society
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, September 25-27, 2014

Redress and Remebrance: Interventions in Postwar Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, after Genocide
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Regulating Religion in Central Asia
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Britain and the Transatlantic Relationship: NATO Summit, EU Reform, and the Scottish Referendum
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

War of Words: The Impact of Russian State Television Propaganda on the Russian Internet
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Central Banks and Macroprudential Responsibilities
Thursday, August 28, 2014

The ‘Old’ and ‘New’ Political Islam in Central Asia
Thursday, August 28, 2014

So Close but Yet So Far: Transatlantic Democracy Promotion and its Outcomes in Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Politics, Religion and Conflict Online in Central Asia 
Wednesday, July 9, 4:00-6:00

Reassessing the Water Energy Nexus in Central Asia: The Third Central Asia Fellowship Seminar
Tuesday, June 24, 4:30-7:00

Myth and Rhetoric of the Turkish Model: Changing Notions of Marginality in Turkey
Friday, May 30, 3:00-4:30 

Film Screening: The Light Thief
Thursday, May 15, 6:30-8:30 

Social Media and the Online Debate in Central Asia
Tuesday, May 20, 4:00-6:00 

Two Decades of Transition in Georgia: Facilitators and Hindrances in the Foreign Dimension
Wednesday, May 14, 4:00-5:00

Regional Differences in Individual Risk Attitudes in Ukraine
Monday, May 12, 4:00-5:00 

Nation-Building in Saakashvili’s Georgia: Evidence from a Matched-Guise Experiment
Thursday, May 8, 4:00-5:00

The Role of Infrastructure in Migrants’ Integration and City Space Transformation: The Case of “Ethnic” Cafes in Moscow
Wednesday, May 7, 4:00-5:00 

The Stop Fake Movement in Ukraine: Civic Media Initiatives and The Role of Journalism Education in Developing Democracies
Tuesday, May 6, 4:00-5:00

Revolution and Art in the Kyrgyz Republic
Thursday, May 1, 4:00-6:00

Post-2014 Afghanistan: The U.S. Military Exit and Political Stability
Friday, April 25, 3:00-4:30

Film Screening: Tulpan
Thursday, April 24, 6:30-8:30

Soviet and Russian Environmental Practices
Thursday, April 24, 4:00-5:00

Turkmenistan: Evolutions and Permanence
Wednesday, April 23, 4:00-5:30 

Hollywood Exiles in Europe: The Blacklist and Cold War Historiography
Monday, April 21, 4:00-5:00 

Youth in Kazakhstan: Societal Changes, Challenges and Opportunities
Monday, April 21, 9:00-6:30 

Ukrainian Regionalism: A View from the East
Thursday, April 17, 4:00-5:00

Varieties of Liberalization and the New Politics of Social Solidarity
Thursday, April 17, 12:00-1:30

Security Challenges and Scenarios for Central Asia
Wednesday, April 16, 4:00-5:30

Crimea & Beyond: Security Implications for Romania, Moldova, and Transnistria
Wednesday, April 16, 12:00-1:00

The Ukrainian Economy: After 20 Years of Underperformance, What Comes Next?
Tuesday, April 15, 4:00-5:00

Religious Parity or Gender Parity? Muslim Political Representation and Questions of Inclusion in Europe
Friday, April 11, 12:00-1:30

Franchising as a Tool for Promoting European Standards beyond the European Union
Thursday, April 10, 4:00-5:00

The East German ‘Stasi’ and Vietnam Between ‘Fraternal Solidarity’ and Distrust
Tuesday, April 8, 12:30-1:45

The Struggle for Human Rights and Democracy in Russia and Russians Abroad
Friday, April 4, 12:00-1:00

Greenland and the Challenges of the Arctic
Thursday, April 3, 4:00-5:00

Diversified Development: Making the Most of Natural Resources in Eurasia
Wednesday, April 2, 4:00-5:30 

Going Viral – How Young People Are Shaping the Ukrainian Revolution
Tuesday, April 1, 4:00-5:30

Polar Peoples: Migration and Population Change in the Arctic
Friday, March 28, 4:00-5:30

Power and Muslim “Orthodoxy” in Kyrgyzstan
Thursday, March 27, 4:00-5:00

Shevchenko on the Maidan: Ukraine’s Past, Present, and Future
Wednesday, March 26, 4:00-5:00

Are US Strategic Interests in Azerbaijan at Risk?
Tuesday, March 25, 4:00-5:30

Crisis in the Crimea: Implications for Ukraine, Russia, and the West
Friday, March 21, 3:30-5:30

International Water Day
Friday, March 21, 9:00-11:00

Film Screening: The Orator
Thursday, March 206:30-8:30

Bottom-up Secularism in the Top-down States of Eurasia
Thursday, March 20, 12:30-2:00 

Russian Rock Music Today
Tuesday, March 18, 4:00-5:00

Explaining the Latest Developments in Ukraine
Friday, March 14, 12:00-1:00

The Unique Role of the American University of Central Asia
Wednesday, March 12, 4:30-7:00

Constructing the Narratives of Identity and Power: Self-Imagination in a Young Ukrainian Nation
Thursday, March 6, 4:00-5:00 

Turkey in Crisis? Transformations of the State and Civil Society
Thursday, March 6, 4:00-5:30

Is There a Local Knowledge Advantage in Federations? The 2010 Russian Forest Fires as a Natural Experiment
Tuesday, March 4, 4:00-5:00

Azerbaijani Migration to the United States
Thursday, February 27, 4:00-5:00

Towards a World Without Nuclear Weapons Testing
Wednesday, February 26, 12:30-2:00 

Ongoing Political Unrest in Bosnia: Drivers of Change and Future Implications
Tuesday, February 25, 4:00-5:30

Central Asia Security Workshop
Monday, February 24, 8:30-5:15 

Film Screening: Luna Papa
Thursday, February 20, 6:30-8:30

A Conversation with the Ambassador of Moldova to the U.S. Igor Munteanu 
Thursday, February 20, 12:00-2:00

Environment, Human Rights, and Oil Development in Turkmenistan
Tuesday, February 11, 4:30-6:00

The Moral Sociology of the State: Thoughts About the Eurozone Crisis
Friday, February 7, 12:30-2:00

Russia’s Arctic Strategies and the Future of the Far North
Thursday, February 6, 4:00-5:00

Addressing Soft Security Challenges in Kazakhstan and Central Asia
Tuesday, February 4, 8:30-4:30

In Memoriam: Eurasia’s Future and the role of the United States
Friday, January 31, 2:30-4:00 

The Politics of Energy Dependency: Ukraine, Belarus, and Lithuania Between Domestic Oligarchs and Russian Pressure
Thursday, January 30, 4:00-5:00

Breaking the News: The Role of Authoritarian State-Run Media
Tuesday, January 28, 4:00-5:30

The EU’s Eastern Neighbors: Comparing Ukraine and Moldova
Tuesday, January 28, 12:00-1:00 

Film Screening: Daughter-in-law
Thursday, January 23, 6:30-8:30 

Opening Event – Visions of Uzbekistan: A Visual Exploration
Thursday, January 16, 4:00 

The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Our Northern Future
Thursday, January 16, 1:00-2:30 


The Second Central Asia Fellowship Seminar
Monday, December 16, 4:00-6:30 

Weapons of the Meek: How Religious Groups Influence Democratic Politics
Friday, December 13, 1:00-2:30 

Film Screening: White Mountains
Thursday, December 12, 6:30-8:30 

State-Business Relations in Russia: What Accounts for Regional Variation?
Thursday, December 12, 4:00-5:00 

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Bridging the Gap between Science and Policymaking
Friday, December 6, 4:00-5:00

The World Youth Democracy Forum Meeting with 2013 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award Winner Dr. Angela Kocze
Friday, December 6, 11:00-12:30 

Pavlo Lazarenko and the Current Political Situation in Ukraine
Tuesday, November 19, 4:00-5:00

Debating Social Issues and Civil Society in Kazakhstan
Monday, November 18, 4:30-6:00 

Foreign Policy Doctrine and the Actions of Uzbekistan
Friday, November 15, 12:30-2:00 

Film Screening: You Are Not An Orphan
Thursday, November 14, 6:30-8:30

Terrorism and Insurgency in the North Caucasus and the Russian Response
Thursday, November 14, 4:00-5:00 

Central Asia, Iran, and the Nuclear Landscape in Asia
Thursday, November 14, 9:00-4:00 

Incongruent Strategies: Engagements with Humor and Identity in Contemporary Azerbaijani Art
Wednesday, November 13, 4:00-5:00

Environmental Crime and Corruption in Russia
Tuesday, November 12, 4:00-5:00

US-Russia Security Program
Monday, November 11-Friday, November 15 

Crisis in the European Periphery
Wednesday, November 6, 5:30-7:00

Kazakh Culture: Legacies and Innovations
Wednesday, November 6, 9:00-6:00 

Tajik Presidential Elections
Thursday, October 31, 12:00-1:30

Georgia After Presidential Elections: Is a Consolidated Democracy in Reach?
Tuesday, October 29, 4:00-5:00 

The Widespread Use of Torture in Kyrgyzstan
Thursday, October 24, 4:00-5:00 

A Situational Analysis of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games
Tuesday, October 22, 4:00-5:00

The Family Business: Turkmenistan’s Economy Starts to Look Like its Neighbors
Wednesday, October 16, 4:30-6:00 

Beyond Pakistan: New Delhi’s Policy Toward Afghanistan and Central Asia 
Thursday, October 17, 12:30-1:45 

Film Screening: The Story of the Weeping Camel
Thursday, October 17, 6:30-8:30

Law and the Eurozone Crisis
Friday, October 11, 12:00-1:30 

Do Europeans Do It Better? Internet Privacy Protection in the EU and the US 
Thursday, October 10, 4:00-5:00

Studying Central Asia: Looking at the Merits of ‘Eavesdropping’
Monday, October 7, 4:30-6:00

The Need for Global Public Policy in the 21st Century
Thursday, October 3, 12:00-2:00

Challenging American Hegemony: General de Gaulle’s Foreign Policy, 1963-68
Wednesday, October 2, 4:00-5:00 

Women and Water in South and Central Asia: Building a Sustainable Future
Tuesday, October 1, 9:00-5:00

Putin vs. Civil Society
Monday, September 30, 12:00-2:00 

Whither Germany? Reflections on the German Election and its Consequences for Europe
Friday, September 27, 12:00-1:30 

Much Ado About Nothing? Transnational Civil Society, Consumer Protection and Financial Regulatory Reform
Thursday, September 26, 4:00-5:00

PONARS Eurasia Annual Policy Conference
Monday, September 23, 8:45-5:30
Tuesday, September 24, 9:00-1:15 

Mistakes and Challenges that European and Russian IT Companies Face in the US Market
Tuesday, September 17, 5:30-6:30 

Looking Ahead: US-Central Eurasia Security Relations 
Thursday, September 12, 4:00-5:30

Reset the Reset? The Future of U.S.-Russia Relations
Thursday, September 12, 12:00-2:00

The Reconstruction of Central and Eastern Europe
Friday, September 6, 12:00-1:30 

Informal Governance in the EU: How Governments Make International Organizations Work 
Friday, September 6, 12:00-1:30

Inaugural Central Asia Fellowship Seminar
Wednesday, August 28, 4:00-7:00 

Preparing for Ukraine’s 2015 Presidential Elections
Thursday, June 27, 2013 

Central and Eastern Europe Efforts to Democratize MENA
Thursday, June 13, 4:00-5:00 

Digital Memory and a ‘Massacre’: Post-Soviet Uzbek Identity in the Age of Social Media
Wednesday, June 5, 4:00-6:00

A Conversation on Armenia
Monday, June 3, 12:30-2:00 

Promoting Sustainability in Russia’s Arctic Cities
Thursday, May 30, 9:00-4:45
Friday, May 31, 9:00-4:45 

Traps of Political Succession in Kazakhstan
Wednesday, May 29, 12:00-1:30 

Putin 3.0 – One Year Later
Tuesday, May 28, 4:00-6:00

Legal Aspects of Foreign Direct Investment in the Gold Mining Sector of the Kyrgyz Republic: Towards a Path to Sustainable Environmental Development
Monday, May 13, 4:00-5:30 

Memorial Symposium in Honor of Carl A. Linden
Friday, May 10, 2:00-4:00

The View from Germany: Pivot to Reality – New Strategies
Monday, May 6, 5:00-7:00

Human Trafficking in Russia
Tuesday, April 30, 4:00-5:00

Politics and Cinema: Divergence in Post-Soviet Central Asian Film
Tuesday, April 30, 6:00-8:30 

Using Maps in a Region of Conflicts: The Caucasus
Monday, April 29, 4:30-6:00 

Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Political Consumerism as Political Participation
Friday, April 26, 12:00-1:30

The Politics of Nation-Building: Making Co-Nationals, Refugees and Minorities
Thursday, April 25, 12:00-2:00

International Labor Migration and Migration Policy in the Context of EU Expansion
Thursday, April 25, 4:00-5:00

What Lies Ahead: Russia’s Political and Energy Outlooks Over the Next Decade
Monday, April 22, 6:00-7:15 

The Global Financial Crisis: A Discussion of the International System’s Robustness and Resilience
Friday, April 19, 11:00-12:00 

American and European Policies in Central Asia: Similarities and Divergence
Tuesday, April 16, 3:00-7:00 

Perspectives on Russia and Eurasia from Outside the Euro-Atlantic World
Tuesday, April 16, 4:00-5:00

Elections in de facto States: Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh and Transnistria
Monday, April 15, 4:00-5:00 

The Elysee Treaty Debate
Sunday, April 14, 9:00-7:00 

Russia’s Snow Revolution: Game Over or Still Reason for Hope?
Thursday, April 11, 4:00-5:00

Understanding Polyphony: Ukraine’s Fluid Identity/ies 
Wednesday, April 10, 4:00-5:00 

Ukraine: Democracy in Danger?
Tuesday, April 9, 3:00-4:30 

Belarus and the Neighborhood: Where is Democracy Possible? 
Monday, April 8, 4:00-6:00 

The Kurdish Perspective: Iraq, Syria, Turkey, and Beyond
Monday, April 8, 11:00-12:30 

Discussion on Irish Foreign Policy Priorities at the Embassy of Ireland
Friday, April 5, 3:30-4:30 

Findings from the Deep Borehole Research at Lake Vostok, Antarctica
Friday, April 5, 11:00-12:00 

The Changing System of International Relations and Its Impact on U.S.-Russian Relations
Thursday, April 4, 4:00-5:30 

Globalizing Central Asia: Geopolitics and Challenges of Economic Development 
Tuesday, April 2, 4:00-5:30 

The Euro Crisis and the Erosion of Democracy: Austerity Lessons from the Gold Standard and the Dangers of Dis-embedding Liberalism 
Friday, March 29, 12:00-1:30 

Seven Challenges Facing the Russian Protest Movement
Wednesday, March 27, 4:00-5:00

French Foreign Policy and the Intervention in Mali
Wednesday, March 27, 1:00-3:00 

Central Asia Security Workshop
Monday, March 25, 8:45-4:00
Tuesday, March 26, 9:30-11:30

Russia as a Global Power: Contending Views from Russia
Monday, March 18, 9:00-4:45 

Waiting for the Barbarians: Rising Powers in the Western Imagination 
Friday, March 8, 12:00-1:30 

Exporting Revolution: Why Do Only Some New Democracies Support Democratization Abroad?
Tuesday, March 5, 4:00-5:00 

Understanding Conflict and Ethnic Violence in Kyrgyzstan
Tuesday, March 5, 12:00-1:30 

Russia’s Political Economy Today: The Role of the Firm
Monday, March 4, 5:00-6:00

“My Teacher is a Policeman:” Postcolonial Nation-Building through Thai Border Patrol Police Civic Actions
Thursday, February 28, 4:00-5:00

Religious Freedom in Russia
Wednesday, February 27, 4:00-5:00 

Transatlantic Relations in the 21st Century: Europe, America and the Rise of the Rest
Wednesday, February 27, 2:00-3:30

Contemporary Literary Voices from Germany and Switzerland (in German)
Monday, February 25, 4:00-5:00

Network with PEERS
Friday, February 22, 6:00-9:00 

Enemies of the State: Pussy Riot and the New Russian Protest Rock 
Tuesday, February 19, 4:00-5:30 

Northeast Asia: Russia’s Gateway for “Greatness”?
Thursday, February 14, 4:00-5:00

Turkish-Russian Spheres of Cooperation and Conflict: Syria, the Caucasus, Iran and NATO
Wednesday, February 13, 12:30-2:00 

Immigration Reform in Russia
Thursday, February 7, 4:00-5:30

Clio meets Alexander the Great: Reassessing the Historiography of the Macedonian Question
Wednesday, February 6, 12:00-1:30

On the Front Line in the Far East : The Chinese Eastern Railway and Russo-Chinese-Japanese Relations, 1905-1935
Friday, January 25, 12:00-2:00 

Remembering Stalingrad
Thursday, January 24, 4:00-5:00

Legislating Equality: The Politics of Anti-discrimination Policy in Europe
Tuesday, January 22, 12:00-1:30

U.S.-Russia Relations and the Hydrocarbon Markets of Eurasia
Friday, January 11, 9:30-11:00

When “Ordinary People” Join In: Understanding Moments of Mass Mobilization in Argentina (2001), Egypt (2011) and Ukraine (2004)
Wednesday, January 9, 4:00-5:00

Diversification of an Energy-Producing Economy Agricultural Policy in Kazakhstan
Tuesday, January 8, 4:00-5:30


China’s Rediscovery of Southeast Asia
Thursday, December 13, 4:00-5:00 

Steps Towards Recovery: Ireland’s Economic and Foreign Policy Priorities
Monday, December 10, 6:30-8:30

Central Asia’s Struggle with Religion
Thursday, December 6, 4:00-5:30

Papandreou’s New Nationalism: Greece in the Tangles of the Cold War 
Tuesday, December 4, 4:00-5:00

Territorial Politics and Health Inequalities in France
Friday, November 30, 12:00-1:30

Challenges of the Changing Climate: the Russian Perspective
Thursday, November 29, 4:00-5:00

We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust
Wednesday, November 28, 4:00-5:00 

The Separation of Church and State in Three National Contexts: Russia, France, and Poland
Wednesday, November 28, 3:30-5:00

Trade in Your Rights: Russia’s Circuitous March to Democracy
Tuesday, November 27, 4:00-6:00 

A conversation with Francois Delattre, Ambassador of France to the United States 
Wednesday, November 14, 11:15-12:15

Nomadic Life Styles and Narratives in Kazakhstan: Then and Now 
Thursday, November 8, 1:00-5:00 

Extractive Politics, Trust Deficit & Uncertainty in Afghanistan and Central Asia
Friday, November 2, 12:30-2:00 

Ukraine’s 2012 Parliamentary Elections
Thursday, November 1, 12:00-1:30

The Global Cuban Missile Crisis–New Evidence, 50 Years On
Friday, October 26, 9:00-8:30

Politics and Energy: The Norwegian Cure for Dutch Disease
Thursday, October 25, 4:00-5:00 

Reporting from Russia: A Firsthand Account
Wednesday, October 24, 4:00-5:00 

Innovation and Opportunity in Russia–A Telecom’s Perspective
Friday, October 19, 12:00-1:30

Strategies of Multinational Negotiations and Policy Advocacy: Ukraine’s Experience 
Thursday, October 18, 4:00-5:00

Game Over? Shifting Energy Geopolitics in Central Asia
Thursday, October 18, 12:00-1:30

Insurgent Violence in the North Caucasus: Pathways and Trajectories Explaining Insurgent Participation
Wednesday, October 17, 4:00-5:00

Islam and Politics in Tajikistan: An Insider’s View
Tuesday, October 16, 10:00-12:30

The European Union and International Organizations in a Time of Crisis
Monday, October 15, 5:30-7:00 
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Of What Cloth Are the Ties That Bind? National Identity and Support for the Welfare State across 29 European Countries
Friday, October 12, 12:00-1:30 

Discovering Azerbaijani Musical Traditions
Wednesday, October 10, 4:00-6:00

Is there a place for Uzbeks in the Kyrgyz Republic? Lessons from Under Solomon’s Throne: Uzbek Visions of Societal Renewal in Osh
Thursday, October 4, 3:30-5:30 

Georgia’s Parliamentary Elections: Democracy, Security and International Implications
Thursday, October 4, 12:00-1:30
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Making Prussia Polish: The Transformation of Rural Communities in Poland’s New Western Territories, 1944-1960
Thursday, September 27, 4:00-5:00 

Eurozone Crisis: The Effect on Spain
Wednesday, September 26, 1:00-2:00

Debating “Patronal Politics in Central Asia:” A Demokratizatsiya Special Issue
Tuesday, September 25, 4:00-5:30

State-Building and the Multinationalization of Russian Oil and Gas Companies
Friday, September 21, 4:00-5:00

Kyrgyzstan in Its Regional Context
Friday, September 21, 4:00-5:15

Making Voters Count: Experimental Evidence of Fraud Reduction in Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Kyrgyzstan
Tuesday, September 18, 4:00-5:00

PONARS Eurasia Policy Conference 2012
Friday, September 14, 9:00-5:30

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Panel 1: A Russian Spring? Protests and Public Opinion in Russia video icon
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Setting the Boundaries of Legitimacy in Post-Authoritarian Democracies: Evidence from Post-War Italy 
Thursday, September 6, 12:00-1:30 

Xenophobia and Labor Migration: A New Paradigm for Framing Identity Debates in Ukraine?
Tuesday, June 26, 4:00-5:00

Iranian Religious Presence in the Republic of Azerbaijan: Roots, Forms and Security Implications
Thursday, June 21, 5:00-6:30 

Border Security Assistance in Central Asia: Implications for Post-2014 Afghanistan 
Thursday, June 21, 12:30-2:00 

USAID Experience with Legislative Strengthening in the Former Soviet Union
Thursday, June 7, 12:30-2:00 

Missionary Zeal of Recent Converts: Norms and Norm Entrepreneurs in the Foreign Policy of the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia in 1989-2011
Thursday, May 31, 4:00-5:00

Informal Justice in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
Friday, May 25, 9:30-11:00 

Uyghur Neighborhoods in Kazakhstan
Wednesday, May 16, 5:00-6:30
Roma and Racism: International Responses to a Civil Rights Struggle in Europe
Thursday, May 3, 9:30-11:30 

The French Elections as Viewed from the United States
Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Politics of Tough Budgets–Fiscal Responses to Crisis in Ireland, Spain, Portugal, and Greece
Friday, April 27, 12:00-1:30 

European Energy Security and Turkey: the EU View
Thursday, April 26, 4:00-5:00

Incomplete Assimilation among Muslims in France
Friday, April 20, 4:00-5:30 

The Crisis of Governance in Central Asia
Friday, April 20, 9:00-11:00 

After Transition and War: Has the Caucasus Turned the Corner?
Thursday, April 19, 12:30-2:00

Two Years Later: A WikiLeaks Effect?
Wednesday, April 18, 12:30-1:30

Turkish Religious Movements in the Caucasus and Central Asia
Tuesday, April 17, 5:30-7:00

Foreign Banks, Reputation, and Sovereign Credit Ratings: Evidence from Transition Economies
Tuesday, April 17, 4:00-5:00 

International Security, Conflict, and Culture: The Case of Bosnia and Secessionist Transnistria
Thursday, April 12, 4:00-5:00

Making Sense of Armenia’s Political Landscape ahead of the May 6 Parliamentary Elections
Friday, April 6, 12:30-1:30

Ukraine in Anticipation of the October 2012 Parliamentary Elections
Thursday, April 5, 4:30-6:00

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The Freedom to Be Racist? How the United States and Europe Struggle to Preserve Freedom and Combat Racism
Friday, March 30, 12:00-1:30

The Current Situation in Belarus: Historical Perspectives and Recent Development
Thursday, March 29, 4:00-5:30

Informal Institutions in Hybrid Regimes: The Case of Ukraine
Tuesday, March 27, 4:00-5:00

Why the European Union Still Matters
Tuesday, March 27, 4:00-5:00 

Ukraine’s Energy Security: Geopolitics, Economics, and Governance
Thursday, March 22, 4:00-5:00 

Holocaust Angst: The Federal Republic of Germany and Holocaust Memory in the United States, 1977-1990
Tuesday, March 20, 4:00-5:00 

Uses of History and Regional Diversity in Ukraine’s Elections: The Contested Past as an Electoral Resource, 2004-2012
Thursday, March 15, 4:00-5:00

Russia’s Energy Policy: Domestic and Foreign Dimensions
Friday, March 16, 3:00-5:45

The Political and Social Antecedents of the Greek Economic Crisis
Friday, March 9, 3:00-4:30

Russian Policy Toward Central Asia: Tools for Integration and Arguments for Security Involvement 
Thursday, March 8, 5:30-7:00

Global Civil Society, Development Activism and the Third World Challenge to International Order 
Thursday, March 8, 4:00-5:00 

Soviet Industrialization through the Lens of Neoclassical Growth Theory
Tuesday, March 6, 5:00-6:30

Elections and Public Opinion Polling in Russia
Monday, March 5, 4:00-5:30 

Ukraine’s Prospects: Economic Development, Energy Policy and Business Climate
Thursday, March 1, 4:00-5:30 

Russia in Advance of Its March 4 Elections: Is the Putin Era Coming to an End?
Monday, February 27, 9:30-10:45

Network with PEERS
Friday, February 24, 7:00-9:00 

“Stateless” Places in the North Caucasus? Localized Forms of Sovereignty in Dagestan
Thursday, February 23, 4:00-5:00

Economic and Subsistence Strategies of Urban Indigenous People in Russia’s North: The Case of the Baikal Region 
Tuesday, February 21, 5:00-6:00

The Eurozone’s Divided Sovereignty
Friday, February 17, 12:00-1:30 

The Russian Spring: Does It Stand a Chance?
Wednesday, February 15, 5:00-6:30 

State-Society Relations in Hybrid Regimes: The Case of Azerbaijan
Thursday, February 9, 3:30-4:30

Opportunities and Disappointments of the “Look North” Policy: Indian Strategies for Central Asia
Thursday, February 2, 12:30-1:45

Reflections of a Former Prime Minister: Prime Minister Aznar of Spain
Wednesday, February 1, 7:30-8:30

Revolutions as Negative Coalitions: Why Orange Was Just Red and Yellow (But Not Blue)
Wednesday, February 1, 4:00-5:30 

Competitive Regionalism and the Italian Crisis
Wednesday, February 1, 12:00-1:30
Welfare States and Immigration: Electoral and Policy Trade-Offs for Left Parties
Friday, January 27, 12:00-1:30

Munich Syndrome: Russian Security in the 2014 Sochi Olympics
Thursday, January 26, 4:00-5:00 

Marigold: The Lost Chance for Peace in Vietnam Book Presentation
Wednesday, January 18, 12:00-2:00

Intergroup Contact Theory and Albanians’ Attitudes toward Greeks: Ethnicity, Fear, Class, and Exposure 
Thursday, January 12, 4:00-5:00 

Recent Elections and Their Aftermath in Post-Soviet Eurasia
Wednesday, January 11, 4:00-5:30 

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A Conversation on Turkish Foreign Policy with Turkish Ambassador to the US Namik Tan
Thursday, December 8, 7:30-8:30 

Two Decades of Post-Soviet Independence: What Have We Learned?
Wednesday and Thursday, December 7-8, 2011

The World Youth Democracy Forum for DC-Area Students Meeting with the 2011 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award Winner: Nabeel Rajab of Bahrain 
Friday, December 2, 2011, 11:00-12:30
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The EU at the Crossroads: Political and Economic Perspectives
Wednesday, November 30, 6:00-8:00

Turkey after the Elections: What’s Next?
Tuesday, November 29, 3:00-5:00

Migrants in Multiethnic Slovakia: Contemporary Problems and Historical Roots
Tuesday, November 22, 9:00-10:00

China, Russia, and the Existing World Order: Seeking to Overthrow the Status Quo or Merely Pursuing Advantage within It?
Monday, November 21, 3:00-6:00

Defeating Authoritarian Leaders in Postcommunist Countries
Monday, November 21, 12:00-2:00

Russia’s Public Chamber: Civil Society Representation and Public Policy Decision-Making
Monday, November 21, 9:00-10:00

Tymoshenko, Yanukovych and Ukrainian Politics: Countdown to the 2012 Elections
Wednesday, November 16, 4:00-5:30

Belarus: A Look at Europe’s Last Dictatorship
Tuesday, November 15, 12:00-1:30

The Kremlin and the Russian Extreme Right in the New Century: Moscow’s Anti-Western Turn under Vladimir Putin
Monday, November 14, 4:00-5:00

US Public Diplomacy and Democratization: From the Spanish Case to the Arab Spring
Monday, November 14, 9:30-3:50

Sector-Switching in Transition Economies: A Case Study of Kazakhstan’s Health Care Sector
Thursday, November 10, 4:00-5:00

Global Crisis, European Cooperation, and the Political Economy of National Unity in Modern Greece
Thursday, November 10, 12:00-1:30

The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall: Perspectives on the Wall 50 Years After It Was Built
Wednesday, November 9, 6:00-8:00
How Old Is the New Europe?
Wednesday, November 9, 4:00-5:00

Post-Communist Construction of Holocaust Memory: A Case Study of Romanian Roma 
Tuesday, November 8, 4:00-5:00 

Dealing with the Communist Past in a Unified Germany
Monday, November 7, 12:30-1:30 

Rethinking the Cold War: An IERES 50th Anniversary Discussion
Thursday, November 3, 6:00-8:00

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A Barrage of Grievances: Electoral Reform and Patterns of Ethnic Voting in Turkey
Thursday, October 27, 4:00-5:00

The Long Arm of the Law: Extraterritoriality and the National Implementation of Foreign Bribery Legislation
Friday, October 28, 12:00-1:30

Litigating Statehood: Reflections on the Kosovo and Macedonia Cases in the World Court
Monday, October 24, 12:00-1:30 

Migration and Development in Russia’s Northern and Arctic Regions
Tuesday, October 18, 12:30-1:30

Hungary: Politics and Reform
Thursday, October 13, 12:30-2:00

Community Mobilizing in Ukraine: On the Streets and Online
Friday, October 14, 4:00-6:00

Remembering the Good: Social Memory and the Resistance to Violence in Le Chambon-Sur-Lignon, France
Thursday, October 13, 4:00-5:00

Community Mobilizing in Ukraine: On the Streets and Online
Friday, October 14, 4:00-6:00

Russia in the 2000s: Prelude to High Putinism?
Monday, October 10, 12:30-2:00
The Power of Conscience: The Danish Resistance and the Rescue of the Jews
Tuesday, October 4, 3:00-5:00

Imagining Europe: Symbols and Practices in the Construction of the EU
Friday, September 23, 12:00-1:30

An “Antidote” for Cultural Anti-Americanism? Public Diplomacy and American Studies in Franco’s Spain, 1945-69
Thursday, September 22, 4:00-5:00

U.S.-Russia Relations in Post-Soviet Eurasia: Transcending the Zero-Sum Game
Friday, September 16, 12:00-1:30

Regime Change and the Proliferation of Ethnic Democracies
Thursday, September 15, 4:00-5:00

Belarus’ Political Prospects
Thursday, September 8, 11:30-1:30

PONARS Eurasia Annual Policy Conference
Friday, September 9, 9:00-5:00 
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Kazakhstan, Immigration, and National Security: Threat or Promise?
Friday, August 26, 3:00-4:00

Inside the Eurasian De Facto States: 2010 Comparative Surveys of Public Attitudes in Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Transdniestria
Friday, May 20, 2011, 3:00-5:00

The International Tracing Service: What’s in a Name?
Thursday, May 5, 2011, 5:00-6:30

Borderland Identity and Politics: Ukraine and Moldova after 20 Years of Independence
Thursday, April 28, 2011, 4:00-5:30

The Costs of Justice: How New Leaders Respond to Previous Rights Abuses
Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 3:30-5:00

The Fourth James Millar Lecture: Russian Economic Development and Prospects
Monday, April 25, 2011, 5:00-6:30
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Conversation with EU Ambassador to the U.S. Joao Vale de Almeida
Thursday, April 21, 2011, 11:00-12:15

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The Global Economic Crisis: A View from Montenegro
Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 12:00-1:00

Permafrost, Society and Climate Change: Implications for the Russian Arctic
Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 3:00-4:30

Towards a New Architecture for Politico-Military Security in Europe: The Role of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
Monday, April 18, 2011, 12:00-2:00

Conservative Political Parties and the Challenge of Democratization: Lessons from Europe’s Historical Experience
Friday, April 15, 2011, 12:00-1:30

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The State of Social Science Research and Free Inquiry in the Western Eurasia Borderlands
Thursday, April 14, 2011, 3:00-5:00

Germany Says “No” — Again
Thursday, April 14, 2011, 3:30-5:00

Layers of Discrimination against Roma in Europe
Thursday, April 7, 2011, 4:00-5:30

Sino-Russian Relations in the Northeast Asian Regional Context
Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 12:30-1:45

Eastern European Energy Policy
Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 4:00-5:30

Collapse: Why Some Asylum Systems Succeed While Others Fail
Thursday, March 31, 2011, 4:00-5:30

Russia’s Energy Strategy Abroad
Thursday, March 24, 2011, 4:00-5:30

The Problem of National Identity and Ethnic Tolerance in Ukraine
Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 4:00-5:30

Why Do Governments (Really) Join the International Criminal Court?
Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 3:30-5:00

Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin
Thursday, March 10, 2011, 4:30-6:00

Rock and Roll, Disco Mafia and the Collapse of Communism
Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 4:00-5:30
Read Taras Kuzio’s review of Zhuk’s book, Rock and Roll in the Rocket City: The West, Identity, and Ideology in Soviet Dniepropetrovsk, 1960-1985

Deadly Communities: Anti-Jewish Pogroms in the Shadow of the Holocaust
Friday, March 4, 2011, 12:00-1:30

Environmental Cooperation in Northeast Asia: Challenges and Prospects
Friday, March 4, 2011, 2:00-3:45

Selling a Western Way of Life? The Politics of Popular Culture in Cold War Yugoslavia
Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 4:00-5:30

The Russian Presidential Election of March 2012: Its Impact on Current Politics
Thursday, March 3, 2011, 2:00-3:30

Fair and Rules Based: A New Trade Policy for Europe
Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 12:30-2:00

Yanukovych’s Ukraine: Results from the First Year
Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 4:00-5:30

U.S. Influence and the Informal Rules of the IMF
Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 12:00-2:00

Who Governs Britain?
Thursday, February 24, 2011, 3:30-5:00

Drugs, Organized Crime, and Politics in Kyrgyzstan: Findings from the Field
Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 4:00-5:30

The Politics of Protest in Hybrid Regimes: Managing Dissent in Post-Communist Russia
Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 3:00-4:30

Russia and the Arab Uprisings of 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 3:30-5:00
Read Dr. Katz’s remarks on the event here.

The Politics of Memory in the Baltic Countries: Ethnicity, Class and Power 20 Years after Independence
Thursday, February 10, 2011, 2:30-4:00

Euro Stress: The Future of the Common Currency
Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 1:00-2:30

Did the Americans Buy Out the French Resistance? The Revelations of the “Affaire Suisse”
Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 1:30-3:00

European Parliament in Washington: The EP and the US after Lisbon
Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 12:30-2:00

Moldova’s European Future in Light of the November 28th Parliamentary Elections
Thursday, January 27, 2011, 6:30-8:00 

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Post-Election Development in Kyrgyzstan
Monday, December 6, 2010, 6:00-7:30 

The World Youth Democracy Forum for DC-Area Students: Meeting with the 2010 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award Winner
Friday, December 3, 2010, 10:00-12:30
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Europe 2020: Competitive or Complacent?
Friday, November 19, 2010, 12:00-1:30

200 Days Under Yanukovych and After Local Elections: Implications for Ukraine’s Democracy and Foreign Policy
Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 4:00-5:30

Political Reform in Georgia
Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 4:00-5:30

U.S. Security Policy in the European Arctic since 1981
Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 12:30-2:00

The Caucasus Region: New Status Quo and Unresolved Conflicts
Friday, November 12, 2010, 3:00-4:30

Democratic Accountability Relations: Exploring Global Patterns
Friday, October 29, 2010, 2:00-3:30
Click here for Dr. Kitschelt’s paper.

Inside the Life of a Secret Messenger
Monday, October 25, 2010, 12:30-2:00

PONARS Eurasia Policy Conference
Friday, October 22, 2010, 9:00-4:30
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Spinning Atoms in the Desert
Thursday, October 14, 2010, 4:00-5:00

Behind the Lines in Greece: The Story of OSS Operational Group II
Monday, October 4 , 2010, 12:15

Divided Attitudes? Preliminary Analysis of Simultaneous 2010 Public Opinion Surveys in Moldova and Transnistria
Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 12:30-2:00

Prosperity Unbound: Building Property Markets with Trust
Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 6:00-8:00

Oil Is Not a Curse: Ownership Structure and Institutions in Soviet Successor States
Friday, September 24, 2010, 12:30-2:30

Reassessing 1941: Stalin’s War Plans, Hitler’s Attack, and the Collapse of the Soviet Army
Friday, September 24, 2010, 3:00-5:00

The Political Economy of Financial Crisis in Central and Eastern Europe: Poland and Hungary Compared
Friday, September 17, 2010, 12:00-1:30
Read Dr. Orenstein’s paper. 

A Reading of the Turkish Referendum: Causes and Implications 
Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 4:00-5:00

100 Days of President Viktor Yanukovych: Domestic and Foreign Policies
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
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Lifesaving Social Capital: The Case of Green Pastures in Social Housing
Tuesday, May 11, 2010

From War-Profiteer to Strategic Asset: US Armament Policy towards Switzerland in the Early Cold War
Thursday, May 6, 2010

Moscow and the Muslims: The Eternal Soviet-Albanian Friendship, 1949-1959
Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Challenge of State Building in Historical Perspective
Friday, April 30, 2010
Read Dr. Berman’s paper “The Challenge of State Building in Historical Perspective: Coercion, Compromise and Cooptation in the Making of Modern States.” 

Latvia’s European Vocation
Thursday, April 22, 2010

GWU-LSE-UCSB 2010 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War
Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24, 2010

The American Interval: The US and Greece 1950-1974
Monday, April 26, 2010

Absence of Will: A documentary film on the Georgia-Abkhazia conflict and the South Ossetian war
Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Regional Approach to Global Governance: Economic and Political Development in Southeast Europe and the Black Sea
Thursday, April 15, 2010

Byzantine Strategy: Myths versus Documents
Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Politics of Citizenship in Europe
Friday, April 9, 2010

New Color Revolution in Kyrgyzstan?
Thursday, April 8, 2010
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