REEH

2012 Oct 26

Yoram Gorlizki, "Structures of Trust after Stalin"

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: Robinson Lower Library

Speaker Bio: Prof. Gorlizki's research "centres on Russia and the Soviet Union, it touches on themes that have a broader application. These include: the nature of dictatorship, the emergence of legal orders, the relationship between politicians and bureaucrats, and the role of interpersonal trust in political systems." Over the last three years he has been involved in two major research projects:

2012 Oct 11

David Brandenberger: "'Stalin's Solution to the Nationalities Issue': The General Secretary's Editing of the 1938 Short Course on Party History"

7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: Robinson lower library
Speaker Bio: David Brandenberger has written on Stalin-era propaganda, ideology and nationalism in journals like Russian Review, Kritika, Nationality Papers, Europe-Asia Studies, Jahrbuecher fuer Geschichte Osteuropas and Voprosy istorii. His first book, National Bolshevism: Stalinist Mass Culture and the Formation of Modern Russian National Identity, 1931-1956 (Harvard, 2002), focuses on the USSR's reliance on russocentric mobilizational propaganda and the effect that this pragmatic use of historical heroes, Read more about David Brandenberger: "'Stalin's Solution to the Nationalities Issue': The General Secretary's Editing of the 1938 Short Course on Party History"