Category Archives: Havighurst Lecturers

The Weapon of Laughter: On Boris Efimov’s Soviet Caricatures

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By Yuri Klinkenbergh On Monday, February 22, 2021, Miami University’s Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies welcomed its second guest lecturer of the semester, Dr. Stephen Norris. Dr. Norris is the director of the Havighurst Center and received his … Continue reading

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Elena Rodina on the Determination of Journalists in the Caucasus

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Image from Molodezh’ Dagestana website, a major newspaper in the Republic. By Emily Tatum The Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies concluded its Colloquium lecture series on “Russian Media Strategies at Home and Abroad” Monday, April 22, with guest … Continue reading

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The True Nature of Truth and Power in Romania: A conversation with Herta Müller

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By Emily Erdmann On Tuesday, April 23rd, the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies hosted its annual lecture, one that capped the year-long focus on the nature of truth and power. The Center invited Herta Müller, the 2009 Nobel … Continue reading

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“Life Transposed into Words: Literature and Truth in the Works of Herta Müller”

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By August Hagemann On Tuesday April 23rd, Miami University’s Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies hosted its annual lecture, this year delivered by the winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature, Herta Müller.  Müller was accompanied by her … Continue reading

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A Shadow Economy of Power: Monica Eppinger on Technology and Power

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By Emily Erdmann On Friday, April 5, the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies continued its International Young Researchers’ Conference on “Technologies and Narratives of Truth and Power” with a keynote lecture from Dr. Monica Eppinger.  Eppinger is an … Continue reading

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To Infinity, and Home: Christine Evans on Communication Satellites in the Space Race

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By August Hagemann On Friday, April 5, Miami University’s Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies hosted Dr. Christine Evans of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee as the first keynote speaker in its Young Researchers’ conference.  The conference, now in … Continue reading

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