New Voices on Russia Workshop

PONARS Eurasia
08 Apr 2019

April 12, 2019, GW Elliott School, Washington, DC

Panel videos are forthcoming on the PONARS Eurasia YouTube channel.


8:30 am   Breakfast and Opening Remarks

Location: Room 505, GW Elliott School, 1957 E St. NW

9:00-10:45 am   Panel 1. Money, Redistribution, and Power

Chair: Henry Hale, George Washington University

David Szakonyi, George Washington University

Combatting Corruption in Russia

Jordan Gans-Morse, Northwestern University

Who Seeks to Work in Corrupt Judicial Systems? Evidence from Ukraine

Sarah Wilson Sokhey, University of Colorado Boulder

Bad Institutions & Preferences for Redistribution

10:45-11:15 am   Coffee Break

11:15-1:00 pm   Panel 2.  Regime Stability, Media, and Participatory Technologies

Chair: Regina Smyth, Indiana University

Igor Logvinenko, Wellesley College

Authoritarian Welfare State, Regime Stability, and the 2018 Pension Reform

Hannah Chapman, Miami University (Ohio)

Shoring Up Autocracy: Participatory Technologies and Regime Support in Putin’s Russia

Ora John Reuter, University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee)

Between Apathy and Activism: Political Participation in Russia

1:00-2:00 pm   Lunch

2:00-3:30 pm   Panel 3. Multifaceted Security Concerns: Real and Illusory

Chair: Evgeny Finkel, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies

Yuval Weber, Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security

Hierarchy and Resilience Along Russia’s Borders

Lauren McCarthy, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Citizen Oversight and Police Accountability in Authoritarian Regimes: The Russian Case

Emily Holland, United States Naval Academy

Levers of Power: Russian Dominance of the Global Nuclear Reactor Market

3:30-4:00 pm   Coffee Break

4:00-5:45 pm   Panel 4. Nationalities Policy: Risks, Religion, and Language

Chair: Marlene Laruelle, George Washington University

Jean-Francois Ratelle, University of Ottawa

Assessing the Terrorist Threat in Russia After the Islamic State

Egor Lazarev, University of Toronto

Authoritarian Pluralism: Why Does Kadyrov Promote Customary Law and Sharia in Chechnya

Kyle Marquardt, University in Gothenburg (Sweden)

When and Why Is Language Salient for Separatism? Evidence from Russian Republics


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