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January 2020

Rachel Applebaum: Empire of Friends: Soviet Power and Socialist Internationalism in Cold War Czechoslovakia

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CHAT Seminar Room, 48 Professors Row
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Center for the Humanities  at Tufts University is hosting a book talk with Tufts’ Assistant Professor Rachel Applebaum (History) over her latest book, Empire of Friends: Soviet Power and Socialist Internationalism in Cold War Czechoslovakia (2019). The familiar story of Soviet power in Cold War Eastern Europe focuses on political repression and military force. But in Empire of Friends, Rachel Applebaum shows how the Soviet Union simultaneously promoted a policy of transnational friendship with its Eastern Bloc satellites to create…

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Andrea Kendall-Taylor: Democratic Decline and the Evolution of Autocracy

January 28 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Cabot 102, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Please join the Russia and Eurasia Program at The Fletcher School for a lunch conversation with Andrea Kendall-Taylor about the evolution of autocracy and democratic decline in Europe and Eurasia. Attendance is by registration only on Eventbrite. Lunch will be provided. Andrea Kendall-Taylor is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security, focusing on Russia, populism and threats to democracy, and the state of the Transatlantic alliance. Previously she was…

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February 2020

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

February 5 @ 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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Thomas Pickering: U.S.-Russia Relations: What Can We Do About It?

February 10 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Cheryl A. Chase Center, Tufts University, 200 Packard Avenue
Medford, 02155 United States
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Please join the Russia and Eurasia Program at The Fletcher School for a conversation with Ambassador Thomas Pickering about the current state of U.S.-Russia relations. Attendance is by registration only on Eventbrite. The event will be followed by a reception in Cheryl A. Chase Center. Refreshments will be provided. Thomas Pickering has served as Vice Chairman of Hills and Company since 2016. He served as the U.S. Ambassador and Representative to the United Nations in New York under President George…

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Pavel Kanygin: Russian Media and the War in Ukraine

February 13 @ 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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Robert Scher: The New Eurasia Energy Landscape

February 18 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Cabot 102, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Please join the Russia and Eurasia Program and the Energy and Environment Club at The Fletcher School for a lunch conversation with Robert Scher of BP America. He will discuss the new dynamics of pipeline politics in Eurasia. Attendance is by registration only on Eventbrite. Lunch will be provided. The Honorable Robert M. Scher is the Head of International Affairs for BP America. In this position, Bob tracks and analyses U.S. foreign policy as it affects BP’s businesses around the…

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Geo-Economics of Eurasia: Russia, China and the Battle of State-Owned Enterprises in Central Asia

February 28 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Cabot 205, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Please join the Fletcher Political Risk Conference for a conversation with Gaukhar Nurgalieva on geo-economics of Eurasia. Gaukhar Nurgalieva is an international negotiations professional with expertise in foreign direct investments and public-private partnerships.  She is currently working as Head of Eurasian Studies at the Skolkovo Institute of Emerging Markets Studies (IEMS), an international business think tank that is supported by EY in Russia, China and India.  In Russia, Skolkovo IEMS is part of the Skolkovo - Moscow School of Management, a leading private business school in Russia. Her research…

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March 2020

Tufts Festival of Russian Music

March 1 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Granoff Music Center, 20 Talbot Avenue
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The annual Festival of Russian Music at Tufts University is back again! This year's theme of the performance is "Found in Translation." You will hear translations from Russian songs into English, and adaptations of some well-known English songs and ballads into Russian. While celebrating diversity and multiculturalism through music and poetry, the performance will also include solo and ensemble performances of Russian classical music, featuring the works by Shostakovitch, Glinka, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, and Skriabin, as well as Russian gypsy folk…

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June 2020

Evidence-Based Approach to Research, Evaluation and Design of Social Practices

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Center for Evidence-Based Social Design (MSUPE)

The first part of the workshop will feature presentation from Professor Alnoor Ebrahim from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Dr. Ebrahim’s book “Measuring Social Change: Performance & Accountability in a Complex World” has been published by the Stanford University press in 2019. In his book, Professor Ebrahim presents different models of managing social effectiveness depending on complexity of social change and operational strategy of an organization. He offers four standard approaches for measuring social change and corresponding ways…

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Daniel Drezner and Monica Toft: The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

June 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
American Center in Moscow, U.S. Embassy Moscow, Novinskiy Bulvar, 21
Moscow, Moscow Russian Federation
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Welcome to a special talk by the professors of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Monica Duffy Toft is a Professor of International Politics and Director of the Center for Strategic Studies at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Before joining Fletcher, Professor Monica Duffy Toft taught at Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government and Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. While at Harvard, she directed the Initiative on Religion in International Affairs…

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