Program

The program for this conference is available via the following link.
Threats: Perception and Reality Program

Friday, February 22

 

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Opening Remarks

 

4130 W. W. Posvar Hall

 

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Panel: The State and Security during the Soviet-Afghan War

 

4130 W. W. Posvar Hall

 

Discussant: Jonathan Harris, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Political Science

 

“Snaring the Bear and Eagle: The Calamity of the Soviet-Afghan War,” Derek Peterson, The Ohio State University

 

“The Kremlin and Kabul: The 1979 Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan in Retrospect,” Charles J. Sullivan, The George Washington University

 

4:30 – 4:45 p.m.

Coffee Break (refreshments provided)

 

4130 W. W. Posvar Hall

 

4:45 – 6:15 p.m.

Panel: Threatening Horizons: East European Perceptions of Russia and Germany

 

4130 W. W. Posvar Hall

 

Discussant: David Montgomery, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Anthropology

 

“Russia’s Image as a Threat and Its Impact on Russian Investments in Europe,” Sanja Tepavcevic, Central European University

 

“ ‘The German Hydra is Coming Back to Life’: Communist Fear Management in Postwar Poland (1945-1947): Propagandists’ Perception of Threat vs. Local Perils,” Bruno KamiƄski, European University Institute (Florence)

 

6:30 – 10:00 p.m. (?)

Keynote Banquet and Address

 

Alcoa Room, Barco Law Building

 

Eric McGlinchey, George Mason University, Department of Public and International Affairs

 

All panelists and discussants are invited to attend.

 

 

Saturday, February 23

 

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast (provided to all in attendance)

 

4130 W. W. Posvar Hall

 

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Panel: Community and Threat in Early 20th Century Russia and the U.S.S.R.

 

4130 W. W. Posvar Hall

 

Discussant: Sean Guillory, University of Pittsburgh, Center for Russian and East European Studies

 

“The Soviet Constitution of 1936 and the Rise and Fall of the ‘Former People’ in the Kirov Region,” Samantha Lomb, University of Pittsburgh

 

“Daily Life in Vyatka Province during the Russian-Japanese War (1904-1905),” Vladislav Buldakov, Vyatka State University of the Humanities

 

“A Social History of World War I: The Perception of Non-Russians and the ‘Enemy’ Portrayed by the Population in Provincial Russia,” Sergei V. Kazakovtsev, Vyatka State University

 

“Intercommunity Violence in Baku: The Baku and Sumgait Pogroms in Comparison,” Samuel Myers, The George Washington University

 

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Coffee Break (refreshments provided)

 

4130 W. W. Posvar Hall

 

11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Panel: Political Culture and Orthodoxy in Russia

 

4130 W. W. Posvar Hall

 

Discussant: Natalya Stepanova-Sipper, University of Pittsburgh, School of Law

 

“The Pussy Riot Case: A Threat to the Russian Secular Demos or Democracy?” Olga Egorova, Riga Graduate School of Law

 

“Secular Russia’s Fundamentals of Orthodox Culture: History, Curriculum, and Controversy,” Marc Wisnosky, University of Pittsburgh, School of Education

 

12:45 – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch (provided to all panel participants)

 

4130 W. W. Posvar Hall

 

2:00 – 3:45 p.m.

Panel: Knowing Thyself: Identity, Technology, and the Nation in Interwar Europe

 

4130 W. W. Posvar Hall

 

Discussant: Bill Chase, University of Pittsburgh, Department of History

 

“The ‘Comedy of Science’ and the Threat of the First Robots,” Danielle Picard, Vanderbilt University

 

“Knowing is Half the Battle: Economic Nationalism and Industrial Psychology

in Greater Romania, 1919-1940,” Justin Classen, University of Pittsburgh

 

“No Blissful Ignorance: The Threat of an ‘Unknown’ Country in Interwar Hungarian Tourist Culture,” Andrew Behrendt, University of Pittsburgh

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.

Coffee Break

 

4130 W. W. Posvar Hall

 

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Panel: Immigration as Threat in Contemporary Europe

 

4130 W. W. Posvar Hall

 

Discussant: Sheila I. Vélez Martínez, University of Pittsburgh, School of Law

 

“The Ban-opticon in the Mediterranean Seascape,” Rafaella Pagogna, University of Vienna

 

“Rearticulating Threat:  Germany's Muslim Communities in the Public Discourse,” Andrew Chrismer, William J. Clinton Foundation

 

5:30 – 5:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks

 

5:45 – 7:00 p.m.

Free Time for Dinner

 

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Guided Tour of the Nationality Rooms of the Cathedral of Learning

 

Cathedral of Learning, Bigelow Blvd. Entrance

 

All panelists are invited to attend.

 



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10th Annual GOSECA Conference

Threats: Perception and Reality