Events • Conferences • Workshops

Tug of War: Negotiating Security in Eurasia
January 5, 2018| Washington, D.C.
Mikhail Troitskiy, MGIMO, EUSP
Video: Presentation

U.S.-Russian Relations One Year After The U.S. Election
November 8, 2017 | New York City
Co-sponsored by the NYU-Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia
Video: Presentations

Mass Repression and Political Loyalty: A Dual Legacy
of Stalin’s Famine in Ukraine

October 12, 2017 | Washington, D.C.
Yuri Zhukov, George Washington University

Regime Stability and Elite Corruption in Putin's Russia
September 26, 2017 | Washington, D.C.
David Szakonyi, George Washington University

Annual Policy Conference
September 14, 2017 |Washington, D.C.
20th Anniversary of PONARS Eurasia!
See: Five thematic policy memo volumes

Ukrainian Politics in Comparative Perspective
June 22-23, 2017 | Karazin National University, Kharkiv, Ukraine

State-Business Relations in Putin's Russia
June 9, 2017 | Washington, D.C.
Stanislav Markus, University of South Carolina
Video: Presentation

Political Participation in Russia: Can Putin Be Constrained?
May 23, 2017 | Washington, D.C.
Danielle N. Lussier, Grinnell College

Communism's Shadow: Historical Legacies and
Contemporary Political Attitudes

May 22, 2017 | Washington, D.C.
Grigore Pop-Eleches, Princeton University
Joshua A. Tucker, New York University
Regina D. Faranda (Discussant), U.S. Department of State
Steven A. Grant (Discussant), U.S. Information Agency

Rethinking Russian Media Strategy and Influence
April 28, 2017 | Washington, D.C.
Samuel Greene, King’s College London
Theodore Gerber and Hannah Chapman, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Tomila Lankina, London School of Economics and Political Science
Marlene Laruelle, George Washington University
Chair: Peter Rollberg, George Washington University
Workshop Panels & Abstracts: Day 1 (April 28) | Day 2 (April 29)

The Fragmentation of the Global Economy and U.S.-Russia Relations
April 24, 2017 | Washington, D.C.
Co-sponsored by the Working Group on the Future of U.S.-Russia Relations
Rawi Abdelal, Harvard University
Igor Makarov, National Research University, Higher School of Economics, Moscow

Elections and Authoritarianism in Putin’s Russia
April 20, 2017 | Washington, D.C.
Ora John Reuter, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Historical Memory and Politics in Russia 100 Years after the Revolution
April 6, 2017 | Washington, D.C.

Ivan Kurilla, European University at St. Petersburg, Russia

The Police and the Public in Russia Today
March 29, 2017 | Washington, D.C.
Lauren McCarthy, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the
Ruinous Contest for Post Soviet Eurasia

February 14, 2017 | Washington, D.C.
Samuel Charap, The International Institute for Strategic Studies 
Timothy J. Colton, Harvard University (by skype)

Priests of Prosperity: How Central Bankers
Transformed the Postcommunist World

January 23, 2017 | Washington, D.C.
Juliet Johnson, McGill University & EU Centre of Excellence-Montreal

EU-Eurasian Relations at the Crossroads  
December 1-2, 2016 | Montreal, Canada
Co-sponsored by the European Union Center of Excellence, McGill University 

Beyond the Euromaidan: Comparative Perspectives
 Advancing Reform in Ukraine


October 11, 2016 | Washington, D.C.
Henry E. Hale and Robert Orttung, George Washington University

Will Europe Blink on Ukraine
April 5, 2016 | Washington, D.C.
Arkady Moshes, Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Audio: Presentation

The Life and Legacy of Boris Nemtsov 
March 8, 2016 | Washington, D.C.
Henry E. Hale, George Washington University 
Andrey Makarychev, University of Tartu
Robert Orttung, George Washington University 
Video: Presentation by Henry E. Hale
Video: Presentation by Andrey Makarychev
Video: Voice of America ("Настоящее Время") Segment

Trends in Russian Public Opinion Under Putin: New Findings
February 22, 2016 | Washington, D.C.
Theodore P. Gerber, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Henry E. Hale, George Washington University
William Mishler, University of Arizona
William Reisinger, University of Iowa

The Disappearing Shadow of Local Democracy in Russia 
February 8, 2016 | Washington, D.C.
Ivan Kurilla, European University at St. Petersburg
Pavel Kononenko, St. Petersburg State University 

Audio: Presentation

Russia in International Affairs
February 4-6, 2016 | Istanbul, Turkey"
Special Event: "Making Sense of Russia’s Syria Intervention" at the 
Hollings Center for International Dialogue, Istanbul (February 5, 2016)

The U.S. and Russian Interventions in Syria: Room for
Cooperation or Prelude to Greater Conflict?
January 28, 2016 | Washington, D.C.
Co-sponsored by the Working Group on the Future of U.S.-Russia Relations
Yoshiko Herrera, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Andrew Kydd, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Fyodor Lukyanov (by Skype), Russian in Global Affairs; Council on Foreign and Defense Policy
Audio: Presentation

European Identity as Cultural Strategy: Countering Russia in the
Post-Soviet Borderlands of Urkaine, Georgia, and Estonia

December 2, 2015 | Washington, D.C.
Alexandra Yatsyk
, Kazan Federal University
Audio: Presentation

Putin and Putinism Two Years after Euromaidan
November 24, 2015 | Washington, D.C.
Nikolay Petrov, Center for Political-Geographic Research
Brian Taylor, Syracuse University

C-SPAN Coverage: Presentation

Russia's Emerging Conventional Long-Range Capability and the INF Treaty
October 28, 2015 | Washington, D.C.
Co-sponsored by James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
Nikolai Sokov, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
Video: Presentation

Authoritarian Russia: Analyzing Post-Soviet Regime Changes
September 22, 2015 | Washington, D.C.
Vladimir Gel'man, European University at St. Petersburg 

Video: Presentation

Annual Policy Conference
September 18-19, 2015 | Washington, D.C.
Video: Ukraine: War and Identity - Part One
Video: Ukraine: War and Identity - Part Two
Video: Nature of Putinism 
Video: Ukraine: Reform and Reconstruction
Video: Russian Military Power After Ukraine
Video: Caught in the EU-Russia Crossfire: Belarus, Caucasus 
Video: Power and Conflict in Central Asia
Video: Ukraine: Politics and War
Video: Economics and Society

Understanding Opposition in Russia: Sources and
Structures of Authoritarian Rule and Resistance

September 17, 2015 | Washington, D.C.
Video: Presentation

Security and Regional Integration in Eurasia 
June 14-17, 2015 | Astana, Kazakhstan
Memo Book: Eurasian Visions: Integration and Geopolitics in Central Asia

War, State, and Society in Ukraine
May 18, 2015 | Washington, D.C.
Dominique Arel, University of Ottawa
Keith Darden, American University
Georgi Derluguian, New York University Abu Dhabi

Comparative Political Development in Post-Soviet
Eurasia and the Middle East 

December 8-10, 2014 | Abu Dhabi, UAE

Annual Policy Conference
September 22-23, 2014 | Washington, D.C.
Memo Book: Policy Perpectives

Political Economy of Russia and Eurasia 
May 30-31, 2014 | Washington, D.C.

Pluralism by Default: Weak Autocrats and the
Rise of Competitive Politics

May 1, 2014 | Washington, D.C.

Nationalism, Minorities, and Migration
March 21-22, 2014 | Washington, D.C.
Volodymyr Dubovyk, Odessa National University
Oleksandr Fisun, Kharkiv National University
Dmitry Gorenburg, CNA & Harvard University
Viatcheslav Morozov, University of Tartu

The Future of the EU-Russia Neighborhood
December 6-7, 2013 | Chisinau, Moldova
Memo Book: The Vilnius Moment

Annual Policy Conference
September 23-24, 2013 | Washington, D.C.
Memo Book: Policy Perspectives

Rethinking the Sources of Russian Foreign Policy
March 16-17, 2013 | Washington, D.C.

What Now? Politics and Foreign Policy in Contemporary Ukraine
November 5, 2012 | Kyiv, Ukraine

Annual Policy Conference
September 14, 2012 | Washington, D.C.
Memo Book: Policy Perspectives

Continuity and Change: Examining Regime Trajectories 
and Security in East Europe and Eurasia

May 7-8, 2012 | Tartu, Estonia
Memo Book: Bridging Divides in Eastern Europe
Memo Book: Dividing Lines in Russian Politics and Foreign Policy


Annual Policy Conference
September 9, 2011 | Washington, D.C.

PONARS Eurasia Workshop
June 12-15, 2011 | Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

Security Challenges in Russia and Eurasia 
March 19-20, 2011 | Moscow, Russia

PONARS Eurasia Workshop
June 9-10, 2010 | Odessa, Ukraine

Annual Policy Conference
October 22, 2010 | Washington, D.C.

After the Color Revolutions
February 2010 | Washington, D.C.




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