Conference: Russia after the Collapse of Communism: Prospects for Liberalization

The Weissberg Program in Human Rights at Beloit College is pleased to announce that registration is open for a March 30-31, 2012 conference on ” The Weissberg Program in Human Rights at Beloit College is pleased to announce that registration is open for a March 30-31, 2012 conference on “Russia after the Collapse of Communism: Prospects for Liberalization,” to be held on the Beloit College campus.

Keynote speaker for the event will be Yuri Dzhibladze, the 2012 Weissberg Chair in Human Rights. Dr. Dzhibladze is the founder and president of the Moscow-based Center for the Development of Democracy and Human Rights, a public policy and advocacy NGO. Information on other conference presenters can be found at the link above.

Panel discussions during the conference include:

The Communist Legacy

“China’s lessons from Russia’s transition from Communism,” Ed Friedman, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“The Legacies of Soviet Nationality Policies,” Peter Blitstein, Lawrence University
“The Soviet Intelligentsia and the Roots of Current Russian Politics,” Karl E. Loewenstein, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Multiethnic Societies and the Rise of Nationalism

Chechnya: Emma Gilligan, University of Connecticut
The Caucasus: Irakli Kakabadze, Writer-in-Residence and Visiting Scholar, Peace Studies Program, Cornell University

Challenges to Society and Culture

“Eduard Limonov, the Other Candidate,” Alexei Pavlenko, Colorado College
“The Problem of Human Trafficking in Post-Soviet Russia,” Lauren McCarthy, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Russian Culture after the USSR: Pride and Prejudice, Eliot Borenstein, New York University

Prospects for Democracy

“Consolidating Dictatorship,” Joel Ostrow, Benedictine University
“Authoritarian Consolidation in Russia: The Foundations of Putinism,” Thomas Ambrosio, North Dakota State University
Yuri Dzhibladze

In conjunction with the conference, there will also be an exhibit and gallery talk on “Friends and Enemies: The Soviet Poster Collection at the Beloit College Wright Museum of Art.”

The registration deadline is March 16. The conference fee of $75 covers the Friday night reception and dinner, as well as lunch on Saturday. ,” to be held on the Beloit College campus.

Keynote speaker for the event will be Yuri Dzhibladze, the 2012 Weissberg Chair in Human Rights. Dr. Dzhibladze is the founder and president of the Moscow-based Center for the Development of Democracy and Human Rights, a public policy and advocacy NGO. Information on other conference presenters can be found at the link above.

Panel discussions during the conference include:

The Communist Legacy

“China’s lessons from Russia’s transition from Communism,” Ed Friedman, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“The Legacies of Soviet Nationality Policies,” Peter Blitstein, Lawrence University
“The Soviet Intelligentsia and the Roots of Current Russian Politics,” Karl E. Loewenstein, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Multiethnic Societies and the Rise of Nationalism

Chechnya: Emma Gilligan, University of Connecticut
The Caucasus: Irakli Kakabadze, Writer-in-Residence and Visiting Scholar, Peace Studies Program, Cornell University

Challenges to Society and Culture

“Eduard Limonov, the Other Candidate,” Alexei Pavlenko, Colorado College
“The Problem of Human Trafficking in Post-Soviet Russia,” Lauren McCarthy, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Russian Culture after the USSR: Pride and Prejudice, Eliot Borenstein, New York University

Prospects for Democracy

“Consolidating Dictatorship,” Joel Ostrow, Benedictine University
“Authoritarian Consolidation in Russia: The Foundations of Putinism,” Thomas Ambrosio, North Dakota State University
Yuri Dzhibladze

In conjunction with the conference, there will also be an exhibit and gallery talk on “Friends and Enemies: The Soviet Poster Collection at the Beloit College Wright Museum of Art.”

The registration deadline is March 16. The conference fee of $75 covers the Friday night reception and dinner, as well as lunch on Saturday.

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