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The Communist Century: New Studies in Revolution, Resistance and Radicalism

February 9, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:30pm
Stanford Alumni Center, Fisher Conference Room (Keynote on Thursday, February 8)

This event is at capacity.

Location: Stanford Alumni Center, Fisher Conference Room, 326 Galvez St.

February 8 at 6:00 PM: Keynote Address

From Lenin to Putin: Biography as Window on Soviet/Russian Politics

Keynote by Professor William Taubman, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian 

February 9 

9:00-9:30 am: Breakfast

9:30-9:45 am: Introductory Remarks 

9:45-10:45 am: Steven Zipperstein (Stanford University): Engineering the Human Soul:  Reflections on Jews and Communism

10:45-11:45 am: Norman Naimark (Stanford University): Stalin, Europe, and the Struggle for Sovereignty, 1944-1949

11:45 am-1:00 pm: Lunch

1:00-2:00 pm: David Holloway (Stanford University): Science, Technology, and Soviet Modernity

2:00-3:00 pm: Benjamin Nathans (University of Pennsylvania): Formations of Dissent in the Late Soviet Era: Circle, Square, Network, Movement

3:00-3:30 pm:  Coffee Break

3:30-4:30 pm: Amir Weiner (Stanford University): The KGB: An Autobiography

4:30-5:30 pm: Anna Grzymala-Busse (Stanford University): Post-Communist Populism

5:30 pm:  Concluding Remarks 

Event Sponsor: 
School of Humanities and Sciences, The Europe Center, Taube Center for Jewish Studies, History Department, CREEES Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies
Contact Email: 
creeesinfo@stanford.edu
Contact Phone: 
725-2563