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International Conference: Assessing the Collapse of the Soviet Union Twenty Years Later (Keynote)

A two-day international conference, October 21 - 22. Sponsored by the UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies and the Communist and Post-Communist Studies journal, with support from CSU Long Beach College of Liberal Arts and the UCLA International Institute.

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Duration: 46:18

2011 marks the 20th anniversary of Soviet Union’s disintegration. In recognition of the extraordinary transformations  that led to and resulted from the collapse of the Soviet Union, this conference aims to reflect on the political, economic and socio-cultural changes that have taken place in Russia and the other successor states. Participating speakers include international experts in the fields of political science, economics, international relations, history, sociology, and journalism.
Keynote address:
The Demise of the Soviet Union: Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
Lilia Shevtsova, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Moscow Carnegie Center

Center for European and Eurasian Studies