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Vladimir Posner
Named the “Voice of Moscow” by CNN, Vladimir Pozner is a regular commentator on Russia and the history of the Cold War in Western media. After his lecture, he answered questions from students.

Spring 2019

April 29, 2019

Mathew Levie

Lecture in English | Open to MIIS Russian Studies Students

Tools and Inspiration for Anti-Corruption Warriors

In this workshop, Mathew Levie will draw from his extensive experience and expertise to share best practices and methods for utilizing open-source information to identify corruption in the Russian business sphere. The workshop is open for RS 300 and 400 level students and Russian speakers on campus.
April 19, 2019

J. Mitchell Johnson

Language of the Event: English | Open to the Public

FILM: Saving North

Introduction, Film Screening, followed by Q&A with J. Mitchell Johnson.

A feature documentary film, Saving North, provides an insider look into the insular Russian North and the epic struggles of an ensemble of remarkable characters whose passion for disappearing wooden architectural masterpieces is contagious. 
Read the film description.

Location: TBD
April 18, 2019

Simon Saradzhyan

Lecture in English | Open to the Public

A Study of Russia’s Military Interventions: When Does Vladimir Putin Send the Troops?

Simon Saradzhyan is the founding director of the Russia Matters project at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

Location: V499
March 26, 2019

Dr. Oxana Gaman-Golutvina

Lecture in Russian | Open to MIIS Russian Studies Students

Political Power Dynamic in Contemporary Russia

Professor Oxana Gaman-Golutvina is head of the department of comparative politics at MGIMO University in Moscow, Russia.
March 28, 2019

Dr. Oxana Gaman-Golutvina

Lecture in Russian | Open to MIIS Russian Studies Students

Evolution of Russian Political Elites

Professor Oxana Gaman-Golutvina is head of the department of comparative politics at MGIMO University in Moscow, Russia.
February 13, 2019

Dr. Sergii Glebov and Dr. Denys Kuzmin

Lecture in Russian | Open to MIIS Students

Political mythology as a challenge to Ukraine's Nation-Building: The Case of European and Euro-Atlantic Integration

Dr. Sergii Glebov is a Deputy Dean of the Faculty of International Relations, Political Science and Sociology, an Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations, and a Leading Research Fellow at the Center for International Studies, Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University (ONU).

Dr. Denys Kuzmin is an assistant professor at the Department of International Relations, at Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University, School of International Relations, Political Science and Sociology, where he is also a senior research fellow and European Studies program coordinator at the Center for International Studies.

Location: CNS Building, Videoconference Room