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October 2019

Igor Makarov: The Political Economy of Russian Climate Policy

October 21, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Miller Room, Cabot 407, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Please join the Fletcher Eurasia Club for a talk by Igor Makarov of the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Moscow. He will discuss the political economy of Russian climate policy. Attendance is by registration only on Eventbrite. Please only register if you know you will be able to attend, as spaces are limited. Igor A. Makarov, Ph.D. in Economics, is Head of the School of World Economy at HSE. He also directs the Laboratory for Climate…

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Irina Borogan and Andrei Soldatov: The Compatriots: The Brutal and Chaotic History of Russia’s Exiles, Émigrés, and Agents Abroad

October 25, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cabot 102, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Please join the Fletcher Eurasia Club for a talk by Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan on their latest book The Compatriots: The Brutal and Chaotic History of Russia's Exiles, Émigrés, and Agents Abroad (2019). The book provides a masterful look at the complex, ever-shifting role of Russian émigrés since the October Revolution to the present day. Refreshments will be provided. Attendance is by registration only on Eventbrite. From comely secret agents to tragically doomed dissidents, the story of Russian émigrés…

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Zviad Adzinbaia: How Can Georgia’s NATO Accession Help Improve Russia-West Relations?

October 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cabot 108B, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Avenue
Medfrod, MA 02155 United States
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Please join the Fletcher Eurasia Club for a conversation with Fletcher alumnus Zviad Adzinbaia about the ways in which Georgia's NATO accession can help improve Russia-West relations. Please RSVP here, as spaces are limited. Zviad Adzinbaia is Founder and CEO of LEADx Change, a globally-oriented multinational leadership accelerator to empower next generation leaders in wider Europe and North America. He spearheaded the efforts to integrate SIMULEX, Fletcher’s major crisis management exercise, into the LEADx initiative. He believes in creating security and…

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November 2019

Elizabeth Plantan: Environmental Activism in Russia and China

November 6, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:55 pm
Mugar 235, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Please join the Fletcher Eurasia Club for a talk by Elizabeth Plantan about her research on environmental activism in Russia and China. Refreshments will be provided. Attendance is by registration only on Eventbrite. Elizabeth Plantan is a China Public Policy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School. Her research focuses on environmental affairs, civil society and philanthropy, and authoritarian governance, with a specialization in the politics and policymaking of China and Russia.…

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January 2020

James Warlick: Religion and U.S. Foreign Policy in Eurasia

January 23, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Crowe Room, Goddard 310, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA United States
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Please join the Fletcher Eurasia Club and the Fletcher Initiative on Religion, Law, and Diplomacy for a lunch conversation with Ambassador James Warlick about the political role of the Eastern Orthodox Church in Eurasia, regional conflicts, and U.S. foreign policy in the Balkans. Attendance is by registration only on Eventbrite. Lunch will be provided. James Warlick is Managing Director of Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev, and Partners office in Washington, D.C. responsible for U.S. and international clients, development of strategic client relationships,…

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February 2020

The Future of U.S.-Ukraine Relations: A Conversation with Ukrainian Students

February 5, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Isobe Room, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Please join the Fletcher Eurasia Club for a conversation with the students from the Kyiv-Mohyla School of Diplomacy (KMSD) of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA). Via a videoconference, the students will exchange their views and perspectives on the current state and future of the U.S.-Ukraine relations as well as discuss potential areas of cooperation between the two countries. Attendance is by registration only on Eventbrite. Please only register if you know you will be able to attend, as…

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Pavel Kanygin: Russian Media and the War in Ukraine

February 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Isobe Room, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Please join the Fletcher Eurasia Club for a dinner conversation with Pavel Kanygin about the media landscape in Russia and his reporting on the ongoing war in eastern Ukraine. Attendance is by registration only on Eventbrite. Dinner will be provided. Please only register if you know you will be able to attend, as spaces are limited. Pavel Kanygin is a correspondent for the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, where he has worked since 2005. He has covered the Russian-Georgian and Russian-Moldovan…

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November 2020

Carey Cavanaugh: Nagorno-Karabakh: War, Peace, and Diplomacy in the South Caucasus

November 20, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please join the Fletcher Eurasia Club for a virtual talk by Ambassador Carey Cavanaugh on the current diplomatic and military state of play over Nagorno-Karabakh, the roles of Russia and Turkey in the South Caucasus, the ramifications of the conflict throughout Eurasia, and its possible settlement. Intense fighting broke out between Armenia and Azerbaijan on September 27, 2020. In 44 days of hostilities, thousands died, over 130,000 people were displaced, and enormous damage was done to civilian infrastructure. Peacekeepers were…

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February 2021

David Satter: Never Speak to Strangers and Other Writing from Russia and the Soviet Union

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom

Please join the Fletcher Eurasia Club for a virtual conversation with expert David Satter. He will discuss his latest book Never Speak to Strangers and Other Writing from Russia and the Soviet Union (2020). Satter will also speak about the recent poisoning and jailing of Russian anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny. The event is supported by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, which presented Navalny with its 2021 Dissident Human Rights Award. Please make sure to register via myFletcher to participate…

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March 2021

LGBT+ Activism in Eastern Europe and Eurasia: Perspectives from Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Armenia

March 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Zoom

Please join Fletcher Eurasia Club for an online panel discussion on LGBT+ advocacy throughout Eastern Europe and Eurasia. The aim of the event will be to understand similarities and differences in terms of how LGBT+ activists operate across the region, including both political and social factors, and the implications for queer rights and communities. The panel discussion will be moderated by Emily Channell-Justice, who serves as the Director of the Temerty Contemporary Ukraine Program at Harvard University. She is the…

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