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Professor Vladislav Zubok|
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Paulsen Programme

 

Professor Janet Hartley|

Co-Head of Paulsen Programme

 

Professor Dominic Lieven|

Co-Head of Paulsen Programme

 

Dr Paul Keenan|

Co-Head of Paulsen Programme

 

 

Liza Ryan|

Programme Administrator

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Russia and the Napoleonic Wars|

15th-19th May 2014, Mezotnes, Latvia

An international conference bringing together leading Russian and Western historians to exchange ideas and take forward scholarship on the Napoleonic period.

 PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A CLOSED CONFERENCE

 
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Video Debates on Russia and Ukraine with experts from the region|

Debates on the past and present of national identities and nationalist movements in Russia and Ukraine with focus on the role of Russian media's use of "fascism" in the memory wars that have been taking place in the region. Discussion of the current crisis, Russia's goals and Western possible responses.

 
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Professor Janet Hartley to publish new book in August 2014|

Siberia: A History of the People will be published this August by Yale Unviersity Press. Janet Hartley explores the history of this vast Russian wasteland - whose very name is a common euphemism for remote bleakness and exile - through the lives of the people who settled there, either willingly, desperately, or as prisoners condemned to exile or forced labour in mines or the gulag.

 
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Nationalism in Russia and Europe: Understanding the Past, Exploring the Present.| 

Friday 14th March, London School of Economics and Political Science
A joint workshop with the Southern Federal University (Rostov-on-Don).

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS A CLOSED WORKSHOP.

 
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Opening the Black Box of Russian foreign policy|

Monday 10 June 2013; 6.30 - 8.00pm
Speaker: Fiona Hill; Chair: Professor Michael Cox 

 

News

  • What Putin gets about soft power - by Dr Tomila Lankina
    Dr Lankina writing for the Washington Post argues, "Russia’s soft power thus rests on a peculiar blend of state-promoted ideology of national exclusivity, manipulation of symbols and nostalgia for the halcyon days of the Soviet past, Russia’s genuine economic and political attractiveness for migrants escaping far more ghastly political and economic environments, and Russian-state media whipped up frenzy about an ostensible threat to the Russian ethnos." Read the full article here.
  • Video Debates with Russia and Ukraine Experts
    Debate on the past and present of national identities and nationalist movements in Russia and Ukraine with focus on the role of Russian media's use of "fascism" in the memory wars that have been taking place in the region. Discussion of the current crisis, Russia's goals and Western possible responses.
  • Why Crimea might be worse off under Russian rule
    Dr Tomila Lankina writing for the Washington Post argues that "if the March 16 referendum on Crimea’s status takes place, the hypothetical scenario of Crimea’s separation from Ukraine might well come closer to becoming reality."
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