Entangled Decolonization: Navigating Eurasia's Authoritarianism, Media, and Governance in a Connected World

March 7, 2024 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Online & in-person
Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, Europe, Russia & Eurasia

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Campbell Conference Facility - 1 Devonshire Place
The economic sanctions and political stigmatization of Russia following its invasion of Ukraine in 2022 marked a seeming turning point in the West’s policy towards the region. Globalization had failed to constrain Russian aggression and its economic decoupling from the West would exert severe costs on the Kremlin. However, many of the transnational networks that had long sustained Russian and Eurasian authoritarian governance and kleptocracy remain active. This lecture will explore these Eurasian extraterritorial influence and practices, as well as the Western actors, institutions and practices that sustain and contest them.
 
This event is the keynote lecture for the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies International Graduate Student Conference.
 
The International Graduate Student Conference is co-sponsored by the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, the Hungrarian Studies Program, the Slavic Languages and Literatures Department, the Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, the Centre for the Study of France and the Francophone World, the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine, the Faculty of Information (iSchool), the Museum Studies Department, the People's History Lab, the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, the Centre for Comparative Literature, the Department of English, the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, the Department of History, and the CERES Graduate Student Union.  Additionally, this event is funded by the DAAD with funds from the German Federal Foreign Office (AA).
 
Co-Sponsor: Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies Co-Sponsor:
Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, Europe, Russia & Eurasia
Katia Malyuzhinets katia.malyuzhinets@utoronto.ca

Speakers

Alexander Cooley

Vice Provost for Research, Libraries and Academic Centers and Claire Tow Professor of Political Science, Barnard College, Columbia University

Edward Schatz

Director, Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies