USA-Russia-Former Soviet Union Dialogue Project

The USA-Russia-Former Soviet Union Dialogue Project intends to engage in critical dialogue with academics, educators, political, cultural, and human rights activists in order to explore the political and societal processes in the FSU and, potentially, to establish mechanisms by which to improve mutual understanding. While Russia’s influence has grown significantly in the past decade, few independent post-Soviet states have cultivated a path towards democracy; human rights violations continue to go unchecked against a backdrop of protracted internal and external conflicts. Such conflicts fuel the rise of pro nationalist movements, facilitate ethnic cleansing, and foster anti-Semitism and xenophobia.

Partner Institutions
Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies of the Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow

Institute for the Study of National Politics and International Relations (Russia and Latvia)

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Roundtable Discussion
Confronting Bigotry
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Friday November 3, 2017
Report Launch & Roundtable Discussion
Monitoring Hate in Russia and the Former Soviet Union
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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Lecture and Journal Launch
Global Voices Special Edition: Confronting Hate in the USA-Russia-Former Soviet Union
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