Since 1996, the Davis Center has organized the annual Undergraduate Colloquium on Russian and Eurasian Studies to showcase outstanding work by students from Harvard, Wellesley, and Wheaton colleges. Please join us and our student presenters, faculty, family, and friends for this lively and engaging event!
Opening Remarks - 1:45-2:00 p.m.
Panel I - 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Isabelle DeSisto, Harvard College, Agua Caliente en Tierras Frías: Rethinking the Role of Soft Power in Soviet-Cuban Educational Exchange Programs
Cassandra Smith, Wheaton College, King and Vassal: Soft Diplomacy in Pre-Revolutionary Bukhara
Claire Flintoff, Harvard College, 'An unconscious mood of joy': Masculinity, Childhood and Contradiction in Platonov's Short Stories
Christine Kang, Wellesley College, Koryo-saram: A Nationless People
Kenneth Palmer, Harvard College, Langston Hughes in Soviet Central Asia
Panel II - 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Nicholas Lekkas, Wheaton College, Guns, Oil, and Diamonds: Russian Private Military Companies in the Middle East and Africa
Kamila Czachorowski, Harvard College, Polishness and Media in the Diaspora of Chicago
Christopher Patvakanian, Harvard College, The Ethnic Connection: Diaspora Investment in Armenia
Vojtech Drmota, Harvard College, Colonization of Direct Democracy: A Mismatch in the Czech Far-Right
Panel III - 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Sabrina Beaver, Wellesley College, Authoritarians’ Cyber Toolbox: Internet and Social Media Control in Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan
Nadia Ostreicher, Wheaton College, Russian Geopolitics of the Arctic
Sonia Kim, Harvard College, Contemporary Koryo-saram: Between South Korea and the Post-Soviet Space
Hollis Rammer, Wellesley College, Reconceptualizing Soft Power: Russian Influence in the South Caucasus
Taylor Rooney, Wheaton College, Figure Skating in the United States and Russian: An Untouched Opportunity
Sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.