International Conference: Twenty-Five Years after the USSR (GHI Moskow)

10-11 June 2016, German Historical Institute in Moscow
Adress: Vorontsovskaya-street, 8, building 7
in cooperation with The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
USSR
Programme

Friday, 10 June 2016

9.30 – 9.35     Opening address, Sergey Kudryashov (DHI Moskau / GHI Moscow)

9.35 – 11.00    Panel 1. The End of the Soviet Union as a History
Simon Pirani (Canterbury Christ Church University): Looking back at 1917
Vladislav Zubok (LSE): Who killed the Soviet Union?

11.00 – 11.30   Coffee break

11:30 – 13.00   Panel 2. Archival discoveries and assessments
Mark Kramer (Davis Center, Harvard): The decision-making in Soviet foreign policy after Stalin. Rigidity and flexibility
Mikhail Prozumenshchikov (RGANI): New evidence from the archives
Chen Jian (Cornell University, Department of History): How do Beijing’s perceptions of Russia change in the Post-Cold War era, and why?

13:00 – 14.00  Lunch

14.00 –15.30   Panel 3. The Soviet Union in Historical and Social Imagination
Perry Anderson (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the former editor of “New Left Review”): After Napoleon, after Gorbachev: comparing restorations
Georgy Derluguian (University of Abu-Dhabi): National writers and first secretaries: unwitting grave-diggers of the USSR
Terry Brotherstone (University of Aberdeen): The struggle for a “Truly Human World”. Twenty-five years after the collapse of the Soviet Union

15.30 – 16.00   Coffee break

16.00 – 17.45   Panel 4. Economic Lessons of the Soviet Union – Today
Mikhail Lipkin (RAN): The USSR as a member of world economy. Preliminary analysis
Vladimir Popov (RAN): The Cycle of Life of a Planned Economy. Why did Soviet economic growth rate declined during the Brezhnev period?
Vyacheslav Nekrasov (Surgut State Pedagogical University): The Soviet Gosplan: institutional mechanisms of the economic crisis in the late USSR
Rudolf Pikhoya (RAN): The year 1987 as a point of no return

18.00                   Wine reception

Saturday, 11 June

10.00 – 11.30  Panel 5. The Soviet Heritage and Modern World
Viktoria Zhuravleva (RGGU): How Russians and Americans study each other after the Soviet breakup
David Cadier (LSE): The EU member states policies towards Russia: a comparative analysis
Philip Roe (Co-Director, Evaluametrics Ltd, UK): Russian science since the USSR: changes in output and in international collaboration

11.30 – 12.00   Coffee break

12.00 – 13.00   Round table. Part 1
Gijs Kessler (International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam): The Soviet Heritage as an academic problem
Olga Pavlenko (RGGU): Breakup of the USSR in historical perspective: flash points of a discussion
Michal Reiman (Free University in Berlin and Karlov University in Prague): “Prague spring” and 1991

13.00 – 14.00   Lunch

14.00 – 16.00   Round-table. Part 2. Discussion
Open discussion between speakers and conference guests. Among them are:
Sergey Zhuravlev (RAN)
Tatiana Smirnova (RAN)
Gennadiy Kostirchenko (RAN)
Elena Zubkova (RAN)
Vladimir Pechatnov (MGIMO)
Oleg Khlevnyuk (MHSE) et al.

16.00 – 16.15    Closing address and remarks, Professor Nikolaus Katzer, Director (DHI Moskau / GHI Moscow)

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The Max Weber Foundation promotes global research, concentrated around the areas of social sciences, cultural studies and the humanities. Research is conducted at ten institutes in various countries across the globe with distinctive and independent focal points. Through its globally operating institutes, the Foundation is able to contribute to the communication and networking between Germany and the host countries or regions of its establishments. By promoting scientific dialogue and merging academic as well as non-academic employees from several countries with different cultural backgrounds, the Max Weber Foundation is able to strengthen the Internationalization of research in its three fields of dedication.

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