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Student reviews of guest lectures

Capable in Theory: Russia’s Capacity for War in 1917

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Recently demobilized soldiers, 1917.  Source:  https://russiainphoto.ru/ By August Hagemann On November 6th, 2017, Miami University’s Havighurst Center hosted the fifth speaker in its Fall Colloquium Series – Professor Eric Lohr of American University.  Lohr focused on the topic of an article … Continue reading

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Conspiracy Theories in Russia Today

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Cover for Nikolai Starikov’s book:  February 1917:  Revolution or Special Operation?   By Ali Forster This year marks the centennial of the Russian revolution. To commemorate 1917, the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies has hosted a number of colloquia … Continue reading

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Blood and Cotton in Turkestan

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By Nick Rackers In the midst of the Great War, a rebellion in the Russian colony of Turkestan broke out in 1916. Between World War I and the Russian Revolutions, the Turkestan revolt is often overlooked, but it changed the … Continue reading

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Russian Orthodoxy in Revolution

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By Autumn Harriger When people hear the word ‘revolution,’ for the most part, they think of violence, destruction, and executions. However, revolutions also present opportunities for change. In her lecture, “Confession in a Time of Revolution: The Sacrament and the … Continue reading

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How to Commemorate What’s Still Present: The Russian Revolution in 2017

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Soldiers of the Petrograd Garrison after they mutinied in February 1917.  Photo by Karl Brulla.  From https://russiainphoto.ru. By August Hagemann On Monday, September 11th, 2017, Miami University’s Havighurst Center kicked off its Fall 2017 Colloquia Series by hosting Dr. Donald Raleigh, … Continue reading

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State Capture in Illiberal Hungary

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By Danny Tiley David Jancsics, a Post-Doctoral Associate at the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University, recently gave a lecture at Miami University titled “State Capture Inside the European Union: Developing the “Illiberal State” and Systemic Corruption … Continue reading

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