CFP: “Russia after the Collapse of Communism: Prospects for Liberalization”

The Weissberg Program in Human Rights at Beloit College is pleased to announce a call for submissions 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.

A preliminary schedule
has been posted. Depending on submissions, we anticipate panel discussions on:
– *The Communist Legacy*
– *Multiethnic Societies and the Rise of Nationalism*
– *Challenges to Society and Culture*
– *Prospects for Democracy*

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” and a screening of the documentary film *Mikhail Gorbachev, Confidential* by director Gulya Mirzoeva.

We are looking for prepared remarks, not formal papers.

To submit a proposal, send to a 300-word abstract with title, identifying the panel with which the submission most closely aligns. Please include: name, title, institutional affiliation, and email and

telephone contact information. *Submission Deadline: December 1, 2011*. *

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