“100 Year Anniversary of the 1917 Revolution” – What’s in a Year? Doubts about the Great Event

Please join us on September 20th, 2017 for “What’s in a Year? Doubts about the Great Event”, a talk by Yanni Kotsonis, Professor of History, Russian & Slavic Studies at NYU and Emeritus Director of the Jordan Center. This is the first...

/ September 20, 2017

Stalker by Andrei Tarkovsky

Janus Films is presenting a theatrical release of the Russian science-fiction epic, Stalker. One of the most immersive and rarefied experiences in the history of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky’s film embarks on an enigmatic journey through a post-apocalyptic landscape. Stalker will be screening for...

/ May 5, 2017

Crony capitalism? How about crony socialism?

Reagan didn’t bring down the USSR, Chris Miller says. Bureaucrats did.

/ February 2, 2017

A Soviet Theory of Broken Windows: Prophylactic Policing and the KGB’s Struggle with Dissent in the Baltic States

A talk with Edward Cohn of Grinnell College. From the Jordan Center: >From the 1950s to the 1980s, the KGB sought to fight political unrest using a tactic called profilaktika, or “prophylaxis”: instead of arresting low-level political offenders, KGB officers...

/ April 1, 2016

Stalin and the Struggle for Supremacy in Eurasia

A lecture with Alfred J. Rieber, professor at the Central European University in Budapest. Rieber’s talk with summarize the argument of his new book Stalin and the Struggle for Supremacy in Eurasia.

/ March 31, 2016

“Stalin and the Struggle for Supremacy in Eurasia”

A talk with Alfred J. Rieber of Central European University about his new book. From the Harriman Institute: In the wake of the collapse of the great multi-cultural dynastic empires of Eurasia (Romanov, Habsburg, Ottoman, Qajar and Qing, the emergence...

/ March 10, 2016

Afghan Modern: The History of a Global Nation

A talk with Robert D. Crews, professor at Stanford, on his book Afghan Modern: The History of a Global Nation, which discusses the place of Afghans in the global world. Crews will focus on Afghan interactions with Russia, the USSR...

/ March 9, 2016

How to Win Friends and Influence People: Ivan Maisky, Soviet Ambassador to London, 1932–43

A talk by Gabriel Gorodetsky, All Souls College, Oxford.

/ March 7, 2016

Dinners with Stalin: A Culinary History of the Soviet Empire

A talk with Erik Scott about food in the USSR. From the Jordan Center: He looks at how the Soviet effort to promote a diet representative of the state’s internal diversity created opportunities for non-Russian culinary specialists and imbued Soviet...

/ March 4, 2016

Russia Hands Reunion: Covering Moscow Under Communism, Yeltsin and Putin

A conference featuring journalists who covered Russia and the USSR. Sponsored by the Harriman Institute and the Overseas Press Club of America. Registration required. Sign up here.

/ February 24, 2016