Category Archives: Miami Alumni

Who Was Petr Chaadaev?

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By Austin Hall As Jacob Beard, a Ph.D. student in Russian Literature at the Ohio State University, regaled his audience with the trials and tribulations of Peter Chaadaev’s philosophical and literary career, it became clear that Chaadaev was a key … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Three 2016 Documentaries about Boris Nemtsov

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By Justin Wilmes, East Carolina University “Nemtsov’s murder was the final chord in the period of building a democratic society in Russia, which was born in 1991 during the putsch, and to which all of our hopes were tied. It … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from Journalists in Russia Can Apply at Home

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By Brad Terrace Oxford- Last Friday, February 10th, students at Miami University’s campus in Oxford, Ohio had a unique opportunity to Skype with two journalists living in Russia. The two journalists, Matthew Bodner and Alexey Kovalev, talked with the students … Continue reading

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Life as a Graduate Student in Washington, D.C.

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By Emily Walton, Class of 2016 Though all roads do not lead to Oxford, Ohio, I recently found myself yearning to go back to my alma mater, Miami University. This is simply because I missed Miami and all the great … Continue reading

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What is Capitalism?

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By Grant Collins On Monday, November 7th Dr. Steven Marks, an alumnus of Miami University and Professor of History at Clemson University, presented his lecture The Soviets’ “Gift” to America: The Word “Capitalism” as the sixth and final speaker of … Continue reading

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Searching for “Capitalism” in Russia and the Soviet Union

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  By Luke Stanek The word “capitalism” is used constantly in contemporary American political discourse, mostly with positive connotation, to describe either the American system of governance and economics, or some ideal to attain through that system.  But when the … Continue reading

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