Russia in Global Dialogue Lectures and Seminars

Does Europe get Russia right? Does Russia get the world right? In the two decades after the end of the Cold War the intellectual interaction between Russia and Europe has intensified a lot but paradoxically what we witness recently is a constant failure to come up with a common conversation. Europe’s current debate on Russia is solely focused on what Russia lacks – democracy, rule of law, modernization, and there is a tendency to try to view Putin’s Russia as a “paperback edition” of the Soviet Union. At the same time Russian public debate is not immune to conspiracy theories in trying to explain the changes in the modern world.

There is an urgent need for re-engagement between Russia’s debate on the directions of the world and Europe’s debate on the choices that Russia faces. The Russia in Global Dialogue Program is an attempt to answer this need.


Upcoming events will be announced in due time.


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Previous Speakers

April 27, 2017
Polina Kolozaridi
Hopes and Fears for the Internet: A View from Russia

November 23, 2016
Irina Borogan, Andrei Soldatov
New Developments in the Kremlin’s Efforts to Control the Internet in Russia

October 19, 2016
Lilia Shevtsova
The Kremlin’s Game: How to Survive in Times of Decay?

April 12, 2016
Vladislav Inozemtsev
Ukraine: Non-Russia, Novorossia or a „Better Russia“?

January 19, 2016
Zhanna Nemtsova
New Russian Nationalism

April 29, 2015
Aleksandr Filippov
Do We Still Need Early Modern Political Philosophy to Describe Political Reality?

March 5, 2015
Alexander Michailowski
Russian Nationalism in the Late Soviet Union and its Critics

January 21, 2015
Nikolay Mitrokhin
Russian Nationalism and the Russian Orthodox Church in South-East Ukraine

December 2, 2014
Vladislav Inozemtsev
With Russia’s Economy Plunging Into a Crisis – What Should We Expect?

November 13, 2014
Maria Lipman
The Kremlin’s New Ideology: Forceful but Fuzzy

November 11, 2014
Mikhail Rozhanskiy
Siberia: Decolonization of Historical Memory

October 20, 2014
Kirill Rogov

Russia between Modernization and De-Modernization
Political Economy of Resource Nationalism

September 17, 2014
Lev Gudkov
Recurrent Totalitarianism? Understanding Putin’s Politics in Ukraine

June 25, 2014
Sergey Markedonov
The Caucasus Region: Security Challenges and Russian Policy

March 20, 2014
Vladislav Inozemtsev
A New Eurasian Union: Mission Impossible?

October 22, 2013
Arkady Ostrovsky
Generational Shifts in Russian Politics and Media from the 1980s to the Present Day

March 5, 2013
Sergey Ivanov
The Second Rome as Seen by the Third: Debates on ´The Byzantine Legacy´ in Russia

February 26, 2013
Peter Pomeranzev
Russia beyond Belief: Living in a Post-Modern Dictatorship

January 15
Maxim Trudolyubov
Building a Home of One’s Own: Private Life, Political Change and Property in Contemporary Russian Society

November 27, 2012
Vladislav Inozemtsev
Power as Business in Putin’s Russia: Why the State and the People in Russia Seem to Be Satisfied with Each Other

October 29, 2012
Kirill Rogov
Another Forty Years in a Desert: Current Trends in Russian Politics and the Problem of Hybrid Regime Changes

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