A lecture by Charles Weller, Washington State University
To mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Soviet Union, the UCLA Center for European and Eurasia Studies is bringing together international experts to discuss the political, economic and socio-cultural changes that have taken place in Russia and its successor states over the past two decades.
A video interview with Hannah Reiss, PhD candidate in Anthropology
A book talk by Gul Ozcan, Senior Lecturer in Corporate Governance and International Business, School of Management of Royal Holloway College, University of London.
A panel discussion
With a film screening and a panel discussion, the UCLA Asia Institute and partners launch a Central Asia Initiative. The goal is to understand societies and cultures long on the fringes of study. Anticipating a UCLA conference in October 2008, historians on the panel ask what changed on the steppes of Central Asia as states acquired the means to move and deport whole peoples, and as nomads increasingly stayed put.
Three-day meeting at UCLA hears reports on "The Middle East in 2005"
Former Uzbek Ambassador to Iran and Afghanistan reviews the development of Muslim groups in his region as Soviet power faded and Saudi and Iranian influence grew.
Visitors discuss Central Asian Islamic groups with long-time security specialist Michael Intriligator.