We invite you to participate in our upcoming PONARS Eurasia Fridays event series. This online panel series will give you the the opportunity to discuss important policy issues with leading and up-and-coming scholars from North America, Russia, Europe, and Eurasia.

Fridays from 10:00-11:30 am US Eastern Time
State Responses to COVID-19 in Eurasia: What Have We Learned?
August 28
Yulia Nikitina (Moscow State Institute of International Relations); Mariya Omelicheva
(National War College, National Defense University); Lawrence Markowitz
(Rowan University); Robert Orttung (George Washington University); Ekaterina Schulmann (Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences)
Black Lives Matter: Reverberations in Eurasia
September 4
Kimberly St. Julian-Varnon (University of Pennsylvania); Viatcheslav Morozov (University of Tartu, Estonia); Volodymyr Dubovyk (Odessa I. I. Mechnikov National University, Ukraine)
How Has COVID-19 Impacted Regime Legitimacy in Eurasia?
September 18
Pauline Jones (University of Michigan); Sarah Wilson Sokhey (University of Colorado, Boulder); Henry Hale (George Washington University); Volodymyr Kulyk (National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine); Olga Onuch (University of Manchester); Gwendolyn Sasse (Center for East European and International Studies, Berlin)
Russia's Foreign Policy: Soft, Hard, Smart Power
September 25
Maria Snegovaya (Johns Hopkins University); Alexandra Yatsyk (Polish Institute of Advanced Studies); Pavel Baev (Peace Research Institute Oslo); Kimberly Marten (Barnard College, Columbia University)
Challenges Facing Ukraine in Domestic and International Politics
October 2
Elise Giuliano (Columbia University); Sergiy Kudelia (Baylor University); Oxana Shevel (Tufts University); Oleksandr Sushko (International Renaissance Foundation, Ukraine)
Authoritarian Governance and Reform in Russia
October 9
Dinissa Duvanova (Lehigh University); Vladimir Gel'man (University of Helsinki; European University at Saint Petersburg); Gulnaz Sharafutdinova (King's College London); Judyth Twigg (Virginia Commonwealth University)
What's New Under the Sun? Military Affairs in U.S.-Russian Relations
October 16
Polina Sinovets (Odessa I. I. Mechnikov National University, Ukraine); Adam Stulberg (Georgia Institute of Technology); Mikhail Troitskiy (Moscow State Institute of International Relations); Dmitry Gorenburg (CNA; Harvard University)
Center-Periphery Politics in Russia: Instability and Adaptation
October 23
Irina Busygina (Higher School of Economics, Saint Petersburg); Stephen Crowley
(Oberlin College); Ekaterina Koldunova (Moscow State Institute of International Relations); Andrei Semenov (Perm State University, Russia)
Toward the Rule of Law in Eurasia?
October 30
David Szakonyi (George Washington University); Emilbek Dzhuraev (OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan); Ivan Gomza (Kyiv School of Economics, Ukraine); Maria Popova (McGill University)
Eurasia's Newest Leaders: How Are They Doing?
November 20
Azamat Junisbai (Pitzer College); Alexander Iskandaryan (Caucasus Institute, Armenia); Oleksandr Fisun (V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine); Jennifer Murtazashvili (University of Pittsburgh)
Shaping a Usable Past: Memory Wars in Russia and Central Europe
December 4
Alexei Miller (European University at Saint Petersburg); James Richter
(Bates College); Ivan Kurilla (European University at Saint Petersburg); Marlene Laruelle (George Washington University)
Economic Challenges Facing Eurasia in the COVID-19 Era
December 11
Vladimir Popov (Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute, Berlin); Anar Valiyev (ADA University, Azerbaijan); Peter Rutland (Wesleyan University)
Electoral Authoritarianism in Eurasia: Continuities and Transformations
December 18
Kirill Rogov (Liberal Mission Foundation, Russia); Nikolay Petrov (Chatham House, London); Danielle Lussier (Grinnell College); Igor Okunev (Moscow State Institute of International Relations)
This event series is on the record and open to the media.
PONARS Eurasia is an international network of scholars advancing new approaches to research on security, politics, economics, and society in Russia and Eurasia. The program is based at the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs. PONARS Eurasia is supported in part by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York.