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Professor Sigrid Schmalzer, "Yuan Longping, Hybrid Rice, and the Meaning of Science in the Cultural Revolution and Beyond”

Thursday, June 29, 2017

“The changing stories told about Yuan Longping and the invention of hybrid rice do not merely represent political expediencies but testify to questions at the very heart of our discipline: what...
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Professor Elizabeth Sharrow, "Papers for the Present: Government Archives and Remembering the Past"

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

“Archival data provide a fundamental starting point for public conversation on the details of political conflict and compromise. They guard against revisionist interpretations of our political past...
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Professor Altstadt: "Putin's Middle East Triangle"

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Announcing new work by Professor Audrey Altstadt: “Kennan Cable No.23: Putin’s Middle East Triangle.” This policy piece connects her own work on the Caucauses to the rest of the region from a...

Professor Audrey Altstadt Interviewed on Ukrainian TV

Friday, June 9, 2017

This week, Professor Audrey Altstadt spoke with UATV, the Ukrainian state news network which is broadcast across Europe, about politics, economics, and civil society in Azerbaijan. Altstadt is a...