Conference: A Symposium on Putinism (Reed College)

Deadline: Ongoing

The symposium takes place April 2–3, 2016 in Performing Arts Building, Room 320 at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, April 2, 2016:
  1. 3:00PM:
    • Open Remarks
  2. 3:15PM – 3:45PM:
    • Keynote Lecture
    • Daniel Treisman (UCLA)
    • “Putin and Crimea: Anatomy of a Decision”
  3. 5:00PM – 6:30PM:
    • Panel: “Putinism and History:”
      • Sergei Glebov (Smith and Amherst), “Putinism: A Historical Trajectory”
      • Polina Barskova (Hampshire), “ ‘Is the Siege of Leningrad Over Yet?’: Repurposing the Disaster”

Sunday, April 3, 2016:
  1. 10:30AM – 12:00PM:
    • Panel: “Media and Gender in Today’s Russia:”
      • Julie Cassiday (Williams), “Charisma, Camp, or Kitsch?  Gender in Putin’s Russia”
      • Konstantine Klioutchkine (Pomona), “Recent Career Paradigms in Russian Journalism and New Media”
  2. 1:30PM – 3:00PM:
    • Keynote Lecture
    • Maria Stepanova (Colta.Ru)
    • “The Media and the Message: Russian Sensibility in Putin’s Times”
  3. 3:30PM – 5:00PM:
    • Panel: “Russia’s Self-Help and Ukraine’s Resistance:”
      • Olga Shevchenko (Williams), “Delai sam: Self-help, Difference and Collective Imagination in the Putin Era”
      • Alexandra Hrycak (Reed), “Rituals and Resistance to Putinism in Ukraine”
  4. 5:15PM – 6:30PM:
    • Roundtable: “Teaching Today’s Russia to American College Students: Challenges and Solutions:”
      • Evgenii Bershtein (Reed), moderator
      • Baktygul Aliev (Williams)
      • Cathy Ciepiela (Amherst)
      • Anne Dwyer (Pomona)
  5. 6:30PM: 
    • Reception

For more information, please email Professor Evgenii Bershtein!