Category Archives: Havighurst Lecturers

Former Ambassador Talks Russian-American Relations

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By Mohinee Mukherjee April 7, 2017. Oxford, OH. Former U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union Dr. Jack Matlock Jr. provided insight about past, present, and future Russian-American politics at the Annual Havighurst Lecture. Havighurst Center Interim Director and Professor of … Continue reading

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A Close Look at Imperial Apocalypse

Note:  Seven students enrolled in the Fall Colloquium, “Russia in War and Revolution,” review Joshua Sanborn’s recent book by exploring seven themes covered in it. Sanborn, Joshua, Imperial Apocalypse: The Great War and the Destruction of the Russian Empire. New … Continue reading

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Andreas Glaeser, “Modern Politics and its Ironies of Control”

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Andreas Glaeser gave a lecture, “Modern Politics and its Ironies of Control: The Case of Late East German Socialism” at the Havighurst Center Colloquium “Secrecy, Sovereignty, and Power” organized by Neringa Klumbytė, Associate Professor of Anthropology, on September 22, 2014.  Sarah-Christin Müller, a Miami … Continue reading

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Amir Weiner, “Getting to Know the KGB”

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Amir Weiner gave a lecture, “Getting to Know You: The KGB and the Soviet Surveillance State,” at the Havighurst Colloquium Series, “Secrecy, Sovereignty, and Power” organized by Neringa Klumbytė, Associate Professor of Anthropology, on November 10, 2014. Dennis Kontorovich, a Miami University … Continue reading

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Democracy, History, and Memory: An Insider’s Perspective on the Romanian Truth Commission

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Vladimir Tismaneanu is Professor of Politics and Director of the Center for the Study of Post-Communist Societies at the University of Maryland. He was the Chair and Coordinator of the Presidential Commission for the Analysis of the Communist Dictatorship in … Continue reading

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Public Secrets and the Rise of the U.S. Security State

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Tim Melley is Professor of Literature and Director of the Humanities Center at Miami University. His research interests include U.S. literary and cultural history since 1950, Cold War studies, postmodernism, and fiction writing. He is the author of The Covert … Continue reading

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