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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Why it is important to study memory politics?

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By Marat Iliyasov (Miami University) Why do governments, political elites, or interest groups emphasize some historical events more than others? Why do they choose some historical events for commemorations over others? How do they try to promote or discourage knowledge … Continue reading

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Fighting Addiction and Stigma in Wartime Ukraine

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By Ben Simms Wars can often exacerbate preexisting crises. Defending your country against invaders creates areas of neglect and powerlessness to provide for some people facing health issues. Russia’s war on Ukraine has proven no exception. Many Ukrainians dependent on … Continue reading

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