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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 28, 2024
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Bunche Hall Rm 10383 & Webinar
Nataliya Gumenyuk, Ukrainian journalist, on how to reunite truth with justice amidst war against Ukraine.
Wednesday, May 29, 2024
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Kaplan Hall, Rm 311
Guest lecture by Petra James to discuss paper "1890s: The Belgian and Czech Decadent Novels between Gothicization and Colonialism", an analysis of Bruges la Morte (1892) by Georges Rodenbach and A Gothic Soul (1900) by Jiří Karásek ze Lvovic.
Wednesday, June 5, 2024
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Bunche Hall, Rm 6275
Visiting Professor of the Dutch Studies Program, Luuk Slooter, discusses structural violence of a socially and spatially divided society in France.
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News & Announcements

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Repression is working, says Russian journalist

Monday, March 18, 2024

Investigative journalist Roman Badanin says many criminal and administrative charges have either been newly introduced, or more aggressively pursued, in the last six years to suppress dissent in Russia.
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Opinion: The best tribute we can pay to Navalny

Saturday, February 17, 2024

"Navalny's example and ultimate sacrifice remind us that there have always been — and still are — Russians who believe in decency and freedom for all. Now more than ever, we need to show them that they are not alone," says Daniel Treisman (UCLA Political Science).
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Putin's ‘fear dictatorship': Political scientist Daniel Treisman on the state of Russia's autocracy

Friday, July 28, 2023

Meduza special correspondent Margarita Liutova spoke to Professor Treisman to learn more about how Putin's regime has changed in recent years — and what the future might have in store for Russia.

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The Return of the Native: Can Liberalism Safeguard Us Against Nativism?

A book talk by Jan Willem Duyvendak on how and why there has been a resurgence of nativist logic.
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Structures of Bias: How the State Systematically Downplays Right-Wing Extremism

Jonathan Homola, Assistant Professor of Political Science at UCLA, discusses the rise of right-wing extremism and his forthcoming publication.
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War and Punishment: Putin, Zelensky, and the Path to Russia's Invasion of Ukraine

A conversation between journalist Mikhail Zygar and Daniel Treisman, Interim Director of UCLA CERS, about Zygar's new book.

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