Five Questions With … Dan Scarborough

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Note: 2020-21 marks the 20th anniversary of the Havighurst Center.  One of the ways we will mark this occasion is through a regular “Five Questions With …” series, where we will check in with former colleagues, postdoctoral fellows, and students.  In … Continue reading

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Five Questions With … Ted Holland

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Note: 2020-21 marks the 20th anniversary of the Havighurst Center.  One of the ways we will mark this occasion is through a regular “Five Questions With …” series, where we will check in with former colleagues, postdoctoral fellows, and students.  In … Continue reading

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Five Questions With … Rebecca Mitchell

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Note: 2020-21 marks the 20th anniversary of the Havighurst Center.  One of the ways we will mark this occasion is through a regular “Five Questions With …” series, where we will check in with former colleagues, postdoctoral fellows, and students.  In … Continue reading

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Ticket to Freedom: The Nansen Passport and Soviet Migration

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By Jessica Baloun The Nansen passport was the first known travel document made for stateless people. Since its creation in 1922, it has been foundational in the advancement of refugee law. My interest in this topic stems from my work … Continue reading

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History of Russian Jewish Jokes, 1900-1990

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By Alex Adams Joining us from an expedition in the Caucasus, Dr. Aleksandra Arkhipova, Senior Research Fellow at the Russian State University for the Humanities and the Russian School of Economics, presented her new research to the Havighurst Center for … Continue reading

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On Alexievich’s “Unwomanly Face of War”

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By Nancy Pellegrino Svetlana Alexeivich won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2015 for her “documentary novels,” which capture “her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our times.” Her first, remarkable work, The Unwomanly Face of War, … Continue reading

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