Category Archives: Havighurst Lecturers

Truth, Power, and Painting: Victoria Lomasko on the Art of Resistance

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Victoria Lomasko, “Atlases,” 2019. By Emily Erdmann On Thursday, March 14, students and faculty gathered at King Library’s Special Collections in anticipation of an art reveal. After months of correspondence, coordination, and creation with the Havighurst Center for Russian and … Continue reading

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Five Questions With … Katherine Verdery

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Katherine Verdery with Securitate agent (photo from her file). By: Victoria Carvalho Salles, Elizabeth Spring, and Brandon Yang   Note: This is the third installment in our ongoing “Five Questions with” series where students enrolled in the Spring 2019 Havighurst Center for … Continue reading

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Invasive Propaganda or Different Perspectives? A Deep Dive into RT

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By Patrick Newell While much of the focus on Russian influence in the United States has been pointed at bots, trolls, and fake news, Miami students heard a different and perhaps equally important take on media effects from Dr. Megan … Continue reading

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Working and Waiting : Leonid Volkov on the Present and Future of Russian Politics

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Leonid Volkov at Miami University. By August Hagemann On February 27th, Miami University’s Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies hosted Leonid Volkov, a central figure in the Russian opposition, and Alexey Navalny’s chief of staff in his recent presidential … Continue reading

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Five Questions with … Leonid Volkov

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By: Emily Tatum, Matthew Palla, and Joe Komlanc   Note: This is the second installment in our ongoing “Five Questions with” series where students enrolled in the Spring 2019 Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies’ Colloquium on “Russian Media Strategies … Continue reading

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Five Questions with … Sarah Oates

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Note: This is the first installment in what will become an ongoing “Five Questions with” series where students enrolled in the Spring 2019 Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies’ Colloquium on “Russian Media Strategies at Home and Abroad.” In … Continue reading

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