PONARS Eurasia Annual Conference 2014

ПОНАРС Евразия
29 Aug 2014



The PONARS Eurasia Annual Policy Conference was held September 22-23, 2014.

Related Policy Memos are below and at the Policy Memo pages.


AGENDA - Day 1 - Monday, September 22, 2014

9:00-11:00 am  Panel 1.  UKRAINE’S FUTURE - City View Room

Hilary Appel, Claremont McKenna College

Long-Term Prospects for Ukraine’s Accession to the European Union: A Focus on EU-Level Constraints

Volodymyr Dubovyk, Mechnikov National University, Odessa

Ukraine’s Future Security: What Are the Options?

Oleksandr Sushko, Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation, Kyiv

Is There a Sustainable Solution after the Ukraine-Russia War?

Judyth Twigg, Virginia Commonwealth University

Ukraine: Trends and Regional Dynamics in Population, Health, and Migration

Chair: Henry E. Hale, George Washington University

11:15-1:00 pm  Panel 2.  RUSSIA’S SEARCH TO BALANCE THE WEST - City View Room

Pavel K. Baev, International Peace Research Institute (PRIO), Norway

Upgrading Russia’s Quasi-Strategic Pseudo-Partnership with China

Adam N. Stulberg, Georgia Tech

Natural Gas and the Ukraine Crisis: From Realpolitik to Network Diplomacy

Mikhail Troitskiy, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) & MacArthur Foundation

Unable to Lead, Reluctant to Follow: Russian, Chinese, and Indian Approaches to
Balancing and
Bandwagoning with the West

Elizabeth Wishnick, Montclair State University & Columbia University

The “Power of Siberia”: No Longer a Pipe Dream

Chair: Juliet Johnson, McGill University

1:45-3:30 pm  Panel 3A.  AUTHORITARIAN HARDENING IN RUSSIA - Lindner Commons

Mark Kramer, Harvard University

The Clampdown on Internet Activities in Russia and Implications for Western Policy

Ivan Kurilla, Volgograd State University

The Implications of Russia’s Law against the “Rehabilitation of Nazism”

Nikolay Petrov, Higher School of Economics, Moscow

Russia After the Ukraine Crisis: Regime Legitimacy and Repression

Chair: Robert Orttung, George Washington University

1:45-3:30 pm  Panel 3B. ROOTS OF INSURGENCY AND REGIONAL PROTEST - City View Room

Debra Javeline, University of Notre Dame

Anger and Prejudice after the Beslan School Hostage Taking

Serhiy Kudelia, Baylor University

Domestic Sources of the Donbas Insurgency

Scott Radnitz, University of Washington

The Psychological Logic of Protracted Conflict in Ukraine

Chair: Evgeny Finkel, George Washington University

                                                                                                                               - City View Room

Kornely Kakachia, Georgian Institute of Politics & Tbilisi State University

The Ukraine Crisis: Repercussions for Georgia

Sergey Minasyan, Caucasus Institute, Yerevan

On the Road to 2015: Can Genocide Commemoration Lead to Turkish-Armenian Reconciliation?

Arkady Moshes, Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Belarus’ Renewed Subordination to Russia: Unconditional Surrender or Hard Bargain?

Anar Valiyev, Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy

Azerbaijan’s Balancing Act in the Ukraine Crisis

Chair: Cory Welt, George Washington University

                                                                                                        - Lindner Commons

Vladimir Gel’man, European University at St. Petersburg & University of Helsinki

The Troubled Rebirth of Political Opposition in Russia

Tomila Lankina, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Daring to Protest: When, Why, and How Russia’s Citizens Engage in Street Protest

Kelly M. McMann, Case Western Reserve University

Look Beyond the Capital: The Geography of Political Openings in Eurasia

John Schoeberlein, Nazarbayev University

Should Western Governments Support Authoritarian Secularism as an Antidote
to Islamist Radicalization in Central Asia?

Chair: Sean Roberts, George Washington University


AGENDA - Day 2 - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

9:00-10:45am  Panel: EAST-WEST REDUX? - Lindner Commons

Theodore P. Gerber, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Pro at Contra: Views of the United States in Four Post-Soviet States

Dmitry Gorenburg, CNA Corporation & Harvard University

Countering Color Revolutions: Russia’s New Security Strategy and Its Implications for U.S. Policy

Irina Kobrinskaya, Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Moscow

Russian Foreign Policy: Traditional Vectors in a New Geopolitical Situation

Andrey Makarychev, University of Tartu, Estonia

The Crisis in Ukraine and the Baltic Sea Region: A Spillover of the Conflict?

Gulnaz Sharafutdinova, King’s College London

Emotions, Cognition, and the Societal Dynamics of East-West Polarization

Chair: Samuel Charap, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

11:00-12:45pm  Panel: IDENTITY, IRREDENTISM, AND THE RUSSIAN STATE - Lindner Commons

Sener Akturk, Koç University, Istanbul

How Immigration Aids Russia’s Transformation into an Assimilationist Nation State

Mikhail Alexseev, San Diego State University

Russia’s Ethnic Minorities: Putin’s Loyal Neo-Imperial “Fifth Column”

George Gavrilis, Columbia University

Exceptions Prove the Rule: Ukraine, Iraq, and the Fate of International Borders

Marlene Laruelle, George Washington University

Novorossiya: The Launching Pad of Russian Nationalists

Yulia Nikitina, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO)

Approaches to State- and Nation-Building in Russia's Ukraine Policy

Chair: Harris Mylonas, George Washington University

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