Conferences • Workshops • Events

"State-Business Relations in Putin's Russia"
June 9, 2017 | Washington, D.C.
Stanislav Markus, University of South Carolina

"Political Participation in Russia: Can Putin Be Constrained?"
May 23, 2017 | Washington, D.C.
Danielle N. Lussier, Grinnell College

Book Launch
Communism's Shadow: Historical Legacies and Contemporary Political Attitudes
May 22, 2017 | Washington, D.C.
Grigore Pop-Eleches, Princeton University
Joshua A. Tucker, New York University
Regina D. Faranda, U.S. Department of State
Steven A. Grant, U.S. Information Agency

Rethinking Russian Media Strategy and Influence
April 28, 2017 | Washington, D.C.

Samuel Greene, King’s College London
Theodore Gerber and Hannah Chapman, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Tomila Lankina, London School of Economics and Political Science
Marlene Laruelle, George Washington University
Chair: Peter Rollberg, George Washington University
Workshop Panels & Abstracts: Day 1 (April 28) | Day 2 (April 29)

"The Fragmentation of the Global Economy and U.S.-Russia Relations"
April 24, 2017 | Washington, D.C.
Co-sponsored by the Working Group on the Future of U.S.-Russia Relations
Rawi Abdelal, Harvard University
Igor Makarov, National Research University—Higher School of Economics, Moscow

"Elections and Authoritarianism in Putin’s Russia"

April 20, 2017 | Washington, D.C.
Ora John Reuter, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

"Historical Memory and Politics in Russia 100 Years after the Revolution"
April 6, 2017 | Washington, D.C.

Ivan Kurilla, European University at St. Petersburg, Russia

"The Police and the Public in Russia Today"

March 29, 2017 | Washington, D.C.
Lauren McCarthy, University of Massachusetts Amherst

"Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest
for Post Soviet Eurasia

February 14, 2017 | Washington, D.C.
Samuel Charap, The International Institute for Strategic Studies 
Timothy J. Colton, Harvard University (by skype)

"Priests of Prosperity: How Central Bankers Transformed the Postcommunist World" 
January 23, 2017 | Washington, D.C.
Juliet Johnson, McGill University & EU Centre of Excellence-Montreal

"EU-Eurasian Relations at the Crossroads" 
December 1-2, 2016 | Montreal, Canada 

Co-sponsored by the European Union Center of Excellence, McGill University 

"Beyond the Euromaidan: Comparative Perspectives on
Advancing Reform in Ukraine"

October 11, 2016 | Washington, D.C.
Elliott School Book Launch Series 
Henry E. Hale and Robert Orttung, George Washington University

Will Europe Blink on Ukraine”
April 5, 2016 | Washington, D.C.
Arkady Moshes, Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Audio: Presentation

The Life and Legacy of Boris Nemtsov” 
March 8, 2016 | Washington, D.C.
Henry E. Hale, George Washington University 
Andrey Makarychev, University of Tartu
Robert Orttung, George Washington University 
Video: Presentation by Henry E. Hale
Video: Presentation by Andrey Makarychev
Video: Voice of America ("Настоящее Время") Segment

“Trends in Russian Public Opinion Under Putin: New Findings”
February 22, 2016 | Washington, D.C.
Theodore P. Gerber, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Henry E. Hale, George Washington University
William Mishler, University of Arizona
William Reisinger, University of Iowa

“The Disappearing Shadow of Local Democracy in Russia” 
February 8, 2016 | Washington, D.C.
Ivan Kurilla, European University at St. Petersburg
Pavel Kononenko, St. Petersburg State University 

Audio: Presentation

“Russia in International Affairs”
February 4-6, 2016 | Istanbul, Turkey"
Special Event: "Making Sense of Russia’s Syria Intervention" at the 
Hollings Center for International Dialogue, Istanbul (February 5, 2016)

The U.S. and Russian Interventions in Syria: Room for
Cooperation or Prelude to Greater Conflict?
January 28, 2016 | Washington, D.C.
Co-sponsored by the Working Group on the Future of U.S.-Russia Relations
Yoshiko Herrera, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Andrew Kydd, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Fyodor Lukyanov (by Skype), Russian in Global Affairs; Council on Foreign and Defense Policy
Audio: Presentation

European Identity as Cultural Strategy: Countering Russia in the
Post-Soviet Borderlands of Urkaine, Georgia, and Estonia

December 2, 2015 | Washington, D.C.
Alexandra Yatsyk
, Kazan Federal University
Audio: Presentation

“Putin and Putinism Two Years after Euromaidan”
November 24, 2015 | Washington, D.C.
Nikolay Petrov, Center for Political-Geographic Research
Brian Taylor, Syracuse University

C-SPAN Coverage: Presentation

“Russia's Emerging Conventional Long-Range Capability and the INF Treaty”
October 28, 2015 | Washington, D.C.
Co-sponsored by James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
Nikolai Sokov, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
Video: Presentation

“Authoritarian Russia: Analyzing Post-Soviet Regime Changes”
September 22, 2015 | Washington, D.C.
Vladimir Gel'man, European University at St. Petersburg 

Video: Presentation

Annual Policy Conference
September 18-19, 2015 | Washington, D.C.
Video: Ukraine: War and Identity - Part One
Video: Ukraine: War and Identity - Part Two
Video: Nature of Putinism 
Video: Ukraine: Reform and Reconstruction
Video: Russian Military Power After Ukraine
Video: Caught in the EU-Russia Crossfire: Belarus, Caucasus 
Video: Power and Conflict in Central Asia
Video: Ukraine: Politics and War
Video: Economics and Society

“Understanding Opposition in Russia: Sources and
Structures of Authoritarian Rule and Resistance”

September 17, 2015 | Washington, D.C.
Video: Presentation

“Security and Regional Integration in Eurasia” 
June 14-17, 2015 | Astana, Kazakhstan
Memo Book: Eurasian Visions: Integration and Geopolitics in Central Asia

“War, State, and Society in Ukraine”
May 18, 2015 | Washington, D.C.
Dominique Arel, University of Ottawa
Keith Darden, American University
Georgi Derluguian, New York University Abu Dhabi

“Comparative Political Development in Post-Soviet Eurasia and the Middle East” 
December 8-10, 2014 | Abu Dhabi, UAE

Annual Policy Conference
September 22-23, 2014 | Washington, D.C.
Memo Book: Policy Perpectives

“Political Economy of Russia and Eurasia” 
May 30-31, 2014 | Washington, D.C.

“Pluralism by Default: Weak Autocrats and the
Rise of Competitive Politics” (Book Incubator)
May 1, 2014 | Washington, D.C.

“Nationalism, Minorities, and Migration”
March 21-22, 2014 | Washington, D.C.
Volodymyr Dubovyk, Odessa National University
Oleksandr Fisun, Kharkiv National University
Dmitry Gorenburg, CNA & Harvard University
Viatcheslav Morozov, University of Tartu

“The Future of the EU-Russia Neighborhood”
December 6-7, 2013 | Chisinau, Moldova
Memo Book: The Vilnius Moment

Annual Policy Conference
September 23-24, 2013 | Washington, D.C.
Memo Book: Policy Perspectives

“Rethinking the Sources of Russian Foreign Policy
March 16-17, 2013 | Washington, D.C.

“What Now? Politics and Foreign Policy in Contemporary Ukraine”
November 5, 2012 | Kyiv, Ukraine

Annual Policy Conference
September 14, 2012 | Washington, D.C.
Memo Book: Policy Perspectives

“Continuity and Change: Examining Regime Trajectories 
and Security in East Europe and Eurasia”

May 7-8, 2012 | Tartu, Estonia
Memo Book: Bridging Divides in Eastern Europe
Memo Book: Dividing Lines in Russian Politics and Foreign Policy


Annual Policy Conference
September 9, 2011 | Washington, D.C.

PONARS Eurasia Workshop
June 12-15, 2011 | Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

“Security Challenges in Russia and Eurasia" 
March 19-20, 2011 | Moscow, Russia

PONARS Eurasia Workshop
June 9-10, 2010 | Odessa, Ukraine

Annual Policy Conference
October 22, 2010 | Washington, D.C.

"After the Color Revolutions"
February 2010 | Washington, D.C.


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