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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.

Fall 2018

September 11, 2018

Vladimir Pozner

Lecture in Russian | Open to MIIS Russian Studies Students

Искусство интервью | The Art of the Interview

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.  
September 12, 2018

Vladimir Pozner

Lecture in English | Open to Public

Conversations with Vladimir Pozner

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.  

Address:
Irvine Auditorium
McCone Building
499 Pierce Street
Monterey, CA 93940
September 13, 2018

Vladimir Pozner

Lecture in Russian | Open to MIIS Russian Studies Students

Цензура государственная, цензура корпоративная: если зайти достаточно далеко слева, окажешься справа

Government censorship, corporate censorship: If you go far enough left, you come out on the right

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.
 
October 11, 2018

Michael Kimmage

Lecture in English | Open to Public

The Russian Question: Studying for Policy

Michael Kimmage is a professor of history at the Catholic University of America. From 2014 to 2017 he served in the Secretary's Office of Policy Planning where he held the Russia/Ukraine portfolio. His latest book is forthcoming with Basic Books and is titled The Decline of the West; An American Story.

Address: 
Room - MG100 
411 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940
October 16, 2018

Vladimir Paperny

Lecture in Russian | Open to MIIS Russian Studies Students

"Как я покинул СССР"

"How I left the USSR" 

Vladimir Paperny received his MA in design from the Stroganov Art Academy in Moscow, and his Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from the Russian State University for the Humanities. His Ph.D. thesis Architecture in the age of Stalin. Culture Two was published in Russian (Ann Arbor, 1985; Moscow, 1996, 2006), in English (Cambridge University Press, 2003, 2011), in Czech (Arbor Vitae, 2014) and in Italian (Artemide, 2017). Since moving to the US in 1981, Dr. Paperny was visiting professor at USC, UCLA, Woodrow Wilson Center, and Bristol University, UK. Currently, he is Adjunct Professor at UCLA. His articles, essays, and columns (in both English and Russian) appear in such publications as Architectural Digest, Project Russia, Speech and many others. His collections of essays include Mos Angeles, Mos Angeles-2 and Mos Angeles Selected (NLO, 2004, 2009, 2018) and Fuck Context? (TATLIN, 2011). Most recently, he co-edited The Architecture of Great Expositions (Ashgate, 2015). He also continues working in his design studio, doing graphic design, architectural photography, and video production.
October 17, 2018

Vladimir Paperny

Lecture in Russian | Open to MIIS Russian Studies Students

Моя встреча с Америкой

"My Experience in the United States"
October 18, 2018

Nikolay Petrov

Lecture in Russian | Open to MIIS Russian Studies Students

Nikolay Petrov is the author or editor of numerous publications analyzing Russia's political regime, the post-Soviet transformation, the socioeconomic and political development of Russia's regions, democratization, federalism, and elections, among other topics.
October 23, 2018

Ilia Krasilshchik

Lecture in Russian | Open to MIIS Russian Studies Students

A Current State of Russian Press: What We Can, What We Can't

After dropping out of university at 21, in 2008 Ilia Krasilshchik became the Editor of the then most influential Moscow entertainment and city life magazine Afisha. During his 5 year tenure Afisha published more the 100 issues including a “Coming Outs” one (as an answer to the ”LGBT propaganda” law adopted by State Duma), as well as a few mammoth specials like “Oral History of Russian Media” and “Oral History of Russian Internet”. He stepped down in 2013 to become the Product Director at Afisha publishing company, launching three separate web-based media and а TV streaming service in one year. In October 2014 he finally left Afisha, and together with two partners launched Meduza, a groundbreaking Russian language web news outlet based in Riga, Latvia. By August 2018 the monthly readership of Meduza exceeded 11 million unique visitors, with 1,000,000 app downloads and more than 1,500,000 followers on social media. 75% of Meduza’s audience is based in Russia. Ilia speaks fluent Russian and English.
October 24, 2018

Ilia Krasilshchik

Lecture in Russian | Open to MIIS Russian Studies Students

Doing News in Modern Russia for the Modern Russian

October 25, 2018

Ilia Krasilshchik

Lecture in Russian | Open to MIIS Russian Studies Students

Russian Audience in Putin-Trump Era: Top Topics for Readers 2016–2018

October 30, 2018

Nikolay Petrov

Lecture in Russian | Open to MIIS Russian Studies Students

Nikolay Petrov is the author or editor of numerous publications analyzing Russia's political regime, the post-Soviet transformation, the socioeconomic and political development of Russia's regions, democratization, federalism, and elections, among other topics.
November 8, 2018

Lev Gudkov

Lecture in Russian | Open to MIIS Russian Studies Students

Образ "Запада" в общественном мнении России

The Image of the "West" in Russian Public Opinion

Prof. Dr. Gudkov studied journalism, sociology, and philology at the Moscow State University. He completed his Post-graduate degree at the Institute for Philosophy of the USSR Academy of Sciences in 1977and completed his dissertation, “Candidate of the Philosophical Sciences” in 1979, and became a Doctor of Philosophy in 1995. Prof. Gudkov has worked at various institutions of the USSR Academy of Sciences since 1970. He has been a researcher in The Russian Centre for Public Opinion Research (VCIOM), Head of Department of Social and Political Studies since 1988. Levada Analytical Center (Levada-Center), Head of Department of Social and Political Studies, 2003-2006. Prof. Gudkov has been the Director of Levada Center since 2006. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the magazine “Russian Public Opinion Herald” and is a lecturer at The Higher School of Economics.
November 12, 2018

Lev Gudkov

Lecture in Russian | Open to MIIS Russian Studies Students

Российское общество до и после "крымской мобилизации" (2013-2018 гг.)

Russian Society Before and After the "Crimean Mobilization" (2013-2018)

Prof. Gudkov has been the Director of Levada Center since 2006. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the magazine “Russian Public Opinion Herald” and is a lecturer at The Higher School of Economics.
 
November 13, 2018

Lev Gudkov

Lecture in Russian | Open to MIIS Russian Studies Students

"Неотрадиционализм" в России: стерилизация исторической памяти

"Neotraditionalism" in Russia: The Sterilization of Historical Memory

Prof. Gudkov has been the Director of Levada Center since 2006. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the magazine “Russian Public Opinion Herald” and is a lecturer at The Higher School of Economics.
December 4, 2018

Nikolay Epplee

Lecture in Russian | Open to Public

Memory of GULAG in Present-Day Russia: A Resource and an Instrument.

Nikolay Epplee is an independent researcher working on international memorial culture and on the memory of Soviet state terror specifically. He published on memory issues in Vedomosti, InLiberty, Colta, and other Russian media. He graduated from Russian State University for the Humanities (Moscow), where he studied Classical philology and philosophy. He lectured on ancient Greek philosophy in State University of the Humanitarian Studies, classical and medieval literature in St. Thomas Institute Moscow and published translations from Greek, Latin, English, German and Italian. In 2013-2017 he was an editorial writer in daily paper Vedomosti. In 2017-2018 he was fellowship holder at Heinrich Böll Foundation (Moscow), Institute of Human Sciences (Vienna) and German Historical Institute (Moscow).