Jane Buchanan , Professor Natalie Koch, and Gabriele Marcotti discuss the how the 2018 World Cup in Russia is inseparable from political discussions in an event part of the New York Russia Public Policy Seminar sponsored by Columbia's Harriman Institute and New York University’s Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia.
The Fletcher School presents a lecture by journalist and Russia expert Andrei Kolesnikov on Russian domestic politics and political institutions, including the upcoming presidential election, public opinion, and the role of opposition protests in Russia.
PhD candidate Alexis Lerner discuses co-optation as an effective protest management tool used by hybrid states in order to demonstrate state capacity, to neutralize a non-violent protest movement, and to create a façade of political pluralism.
Jordan Gans-Morse discusses his book "Property Rights in Post-Soviet Russia: Violence, Corruption, and the Demand for Law," which posits, among other things, that the crucial importance of private sector “demand” for law is frequently overlooked.
The Ukrainian Film Club at Columbia University hosts, via video-conference, director Anastasiya Starozhytska, who will discuss her film "The War of Chimeras," about the human toll of the ongoing Russian aggression against Ukraine.