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International Conference: Assessing the Collapse of the Soviet Union Twenty Years Later (Panel 1)

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.

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.
Panel 1: Political Implications of the Collapse
Stephen Hanson, College of William and Mary, Reves Center for International Studies
The Evolution of Post-Soviet Regimes: What Can Twenty Years Teach Us?
Steven Fish, UC Berkeley, Political Science
Democracy, Dictatorship, and Demophily
Valerie Bunce, Cornell University, Government
Old and New Forms and Practices of Authoritarianism
Moderator: Gail Kligman, UCLA, Sociology

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