“Navalny” and the Struggle for Russia's Future: A Conversation with Investigative Journalist Maria Pevchikh

Conversation with investigative journalist Maria Pevchikh

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“Navalny” and the Struggle for Russia

Tuesday, March 14, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (Pacific Time)

Physics & Astronomy Building, Room 1425

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The UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies (CERS) in co-sponsorship with the UCLA Russian Flagship Program, the UCLA Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures, and The Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law invite you to “Navalny” and the Struggle for Russia’s Future: A Conversation with Investigative Journalist Maria Pevchikh. The event will take place in-person on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 6:00pm in Physics & Astronomy Building, Room 1425.

Registration required for attendance.


Maria Pevchikh is a Russian investigative journalist, activist and head of the investigative unit of the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK). Pevchikh is known for exposing high-level criminal activity in Russia. She studied at the Faculty of Sociology of Moscow State University. In 2010, she moved to the United Kingdom, where she graduated from the Faculty of Political Science of the London School of Economics. Maria Pevchikh gained media attention in 2020 after the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. She was one of the companions of Alexei Navalny during his trip across Russia when he was poisoned. [Source: Wikipedia. Photo: Courtesy of Maria Pevchikh.]


Daniel Treisman is a professor of political science at the University of California, Los Angeles and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. In 2021-22, he was a visiting fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. A graduate of Oxford University (B.A. Hons.) and Harvard University (Ph.D. 1995), he has published five books and numerous articles in leading political science and economics and public affairs journals. His research focuses on Russian politics and economics as well as comparative political economy, including in particular the analysis of democratization, the politics of authoritarian states, political decentralization, and corruption.

Oleg Itskhoki is a professor of economics at University of California, Los Angeles. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Research Affiliate at the Center for Economic Policy Research, and an Associate Editor at the American Economic Review. He was a participant of the 2009 Review of Economic Studies Tour, a Sloan Research Fellow in 2015-2017, and was on the IMF’s list of 25 economists under 45. His areas of interest include globalization and labor markets, and exchange rates and international relative prices.


Physics & Astronomy Building, Room 1425
430 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095


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Sponsor(s): Center for European and Russian Studies, UCLA Russian Flagship Program, Department of Slavic, East European & Eurasian Languages & Cultures, The Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law