Author Archives: Stephen Norris

Russia’s War on Ukraine: An Interview with Two Miami Students

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On May 4, 2023, HST 330: A History of Ukraine, taught by Professor Stephen Norris, welcomed two guests from Ukraine. Vasyl Norenko, originally from Odesa, is a freshman studying computer science at Miami.  Daria Poprotska is a first-year Master’s student … Continue reading

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What Democracy do Ethno-Populist Supporters Want?

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By Kate Gold On April 24, 2023 Tsveta Petrova, Lecturer in Political Science at Columbia University, visited Miami University as part of the spring colloquium series on populism in Eastern Europe sponsored by the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet … Continue reading

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Populism’s Threat to Democracy

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By Meredith Perkins On Monday, April 10, Kurt Weyland, Mike Hogg Professor in the Liberal Arts at the University of Texas, delivered a lecture in the spring 2023 colloquium series sponsored by the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies. … Continue reading

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Political Decay, Nationalism, and Rhetoric in Serbia and Russia

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By Ethan Kopp Professor Veljko Vujacic’s March 6 lecture on nationalism, populism, and rhetoric in Serbia and Russia as a result of political decay powerfully illustrated comparable themes between Milosevic’s Serbia and Putin’s Russia. The first lecture in the spring … Continue reading

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The “Living Graves” in the Holodomor

By Micah Ball Note: students in Stephen Norris’s Spring 2023 “History of Ukraine” class had an option for their second paper assignment that asked them to record a document from Bohdan Klid and Alexander Motyl’s The Holodomor Reader.  Junior history major … Continue reading

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The Horrors of the Holodomor

By Julia Brannon Note: students in Stephen Norris’s Spring 2023 “History of Ukraine” class had an option for their second paper assignment that asked them to record a document from Bohdan Klid and Alexander Motyl’s The Holodomor Reader. Julia Brannon, … Continue reading

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