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CCNY and Harvard U Launch Russia Matters Website

Carnegie Corporation of New York, in partnership with Harvard University’s Belfer Center, launches Russia Matters, a new website that seeks to inform the debate on Russia in the United States with data-driven analyses and facts.

Reading Mayakovsky in Sao Paulo: Boris Schnaiderman and the Legacy of Russian Studies in Brazil

Cassio de Oliveira describes Boris Schnaiderman’s legacy as a translator and scholar of Russian literature in Brazil.

Area Studies and the "False Song of Globalism"

Padraic Kenney's Presidential Address at the 48th Annual ASEEES Convention discusses recent global changes and the question of: how do we put forward a regional approach in an era at once global and anti-global?

The Pedagogy of Images: Depicting Communism for Children

Serguei A. Oushakine of Princeton University discusses Soviet children's literature style, including aspects such as the literature content and the graphic images.

Diffusion, Carnegie Corporation's Podcast, is Starting a Series Called Russia in Focus

CCNY is starting a podcast series called “Russia in Focus” featuring a dozen episodes, each one addressing an important issue in US-Russia relations with input from top experts in the field.

What Have We Learned, and Not Learned, from a Quarter-Century of Transition

Harley Balzer of Georgetown University discusses lessons learned from a quarter-century perspective of the "Transition to Communism", focusing largely on the lesson that China's surprising success challenges many assumptions and presents a stunning contrast to Russia.

Association for Women in Slavic Studies Prizes 2016

The Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) is pleased to announced the following 2016 award and prize winners. They will be recognized at the AWSS reception...

Get the Word Out! How to Bring Your Expertise to the Public

Josh Tucker (NYU) discusses a new trend in academia of sharing academic work with wider audiences. He offers advice on how to share one's research more widely and why it is beneficial to do so.

Grappling with the Hungarian and Polish New Right in Power

David Ost describes the rise of the new right-wing parties in power in Hungary and Poland. The nationalistic parties defy political correctness and "liberal" democracy and actively attack the institutions that protect the pluralism of democracy.

Successful ASEEES-MAG Summer Convention Held in Lviv, Ukraine

A joint summer convention between ASEEES and the International Association for the Humanities (MAG) was held at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine on June 26-28.

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