Podcast Chat: The Story Behind “How to Kill a Superpower”

December 8, 2021, 4:00-5:00pm

Join the Davis Center for a panel discussion about its new podcast, “How to Kill a Superpower,” which investigates how the signing of the Belavezha Accords in 1991 led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Alexandra Vacroux and Aruzhan Merikhanova will speak with Dr. Yelena Biberman and Zachary Troyanovsky, the creative team behind the podcast, about the role the Belavezha Accords played in the dissolution of one of the world's superpowers, why they wanted to tell the story through a podcast and how they actually went about creating the podcast. 


Yelena Biberman, Associate Professor of Political Science, Skidmore College

Zachary Troyanovsky, Co-founder and head of publishing, Forte Creative Group

Aruzhan Mierkhanova, A.M. Candidate in Regional Studies-REECA

Alexandra Vacroux, Executive Director, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies; Lecturer on Government, Harvard University