Event Schedule

A wide variety of events are scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year, spread across the fall and spring semesters. See the Fall Semester Event Schedules below:

Please Note: Lectures held in Social Science 1019 every Thursday from 12:30-1:45 pm unless otherwise noted.

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Fall 2016 Schedule

  • August
    Event
  • 25th

    Introductory Overview to the Series

    Alice Pate, Professor of History; Jack Moran, Professor of Political Science; and Mikhail Melnik, Associate Professor of Economics.

  • September
    Event
  • 1st

    Genetic Prehistory of Eurasia and the Peopling of the Americas

    Theodore G. Schurr, Professor, Department of Anthropology
    University of Pennsylvania

  • 7th

    Russian Masterworks of Early 20th Century
    Performed by KSU Symphony, featuring Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 (with Artist-in-Residence Robert Henry), Anatoly Lyadov’s settings of Eight Russian Folk Songs, and a suite from Igor Stravinsky’s The Firebird
    8:00 pm; Bailey Performance Center

  • 8th

    Medieval Russia

    Eve Levin, Professor of History
    University of Kansas

  • 22nd

    Major Themes and Problems in Russian Literature

    Mikhail Epstein, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Cultural Theory and Russian Literature
    Emory University

  • 29th

    Russia's Tsars and Tsarinas

    Susan P. McCaffray, Professor of History
    University of North Carolina Wilmington

  • October
    Event
  • 6th

    Tsar, Faith, and People in Revolutionary Russia, 1881-1936

    Page Herrlinger, Associate Professor of History
    Bowdoin College

  • 13th

    Student Panel – Russia Today

  • 19th

    Year of Russia Day

    Featuring folk song and dance performances by the Atlanta Balalaika Society

    KSU Campus Student Center
    12:30 pm

  • 20th

    Serfdom, Emancipation, and the Russian Social Order

    Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter, Professor of History
    California State Polytechnic University

  • 24th - 28th

    Film Festival

    6:30 pm daily (More details)

  • 27th

    Russia's Defeat of Napoleon and its Impact on the Russian Worldview

    Alexander Martin, Professor of History
    University of Notre Dame

  • November
    Event
  • 3rd

    The Russian Revolution and its Global Impact

    Alice Pate, Professor of History
    Kennesaw State University

  • 10th

    What Makes Music Russian?

    Panelists:

    Jeff Yunek, Limited Term Assistant Professor of Music Theory, KSU
    Mystical Beings and Russian Chromaticism

    Kayleen Justus, Part-time Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology, KSU
    Punk, morality, and politics in Putin's Russia - a look at the music of Pussy Riot

    Edward Eanes, Professor of Musicology, KSU
    What makes music “Little Russian”: Tchaikovsky’s “Ukrainian” Symphony

  • 11th

    Year of Russia: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at KSU

    Robert Spano, Conductor
    David Coucheron, Violin

    Program:
     
    Knussen - Flourish with Fireworks
     Scriabin - Symphony No. 5, "Prometheus, Poem of Fire" (arr. Kurth)
     Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No. 1
     Stravinsky - The Firebird Suite (1919)

    Morgan Concert Hall, BPC, 8:00 pm

  • 14th

    Year of Russia: KSU Wind Ensemble / Wind Symphony Concert

    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) - Procession of the Nobles (1870/1938)-

    Geoffrey Gordon (b. 1968) – ROCKS (2016) - WORLD PREMIERE-

    Warren Benson (1924-2005) - The Leaves are Falling (1964)

    Alfred Reed (1921-2005) - Russian Christmas Music (1944)

    Performed by: KSU Wind Ensemble

    (KSU Wind Symphony program TBD)

    Bailey Performance Center, 8:00 pm

  • 17th

    Today: Islam and The Politics of Identity and Security in Russia

    Shireen Hunter, Research Fellow, Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding
    Georgetown University

  • 29th

    Soviet Economic History and New Economic Policy

    Peter Boettke, Professor of Economics
    George Mason University

Spring 2017 Schedule

  • January
    Event
  • 12th

    World War and Russia’s Great Power Status

    John W. Steinberg, Professor of History
    Austin Peay State University

  • 17th

    Historic Preservation and World Heritage Sites in Russia

    Rodney Mims Cook, Founder and President
    National Monuments Foundation

  • 19th

    Russia’s Fiscal Reforms, Privatization Efforts and Transition to a Market Economy

    Panelists:
    Mark Rider, Associate Professor of Finance, Georgia State University

    Luc Noiset, Associate Professor of Economics, Kennesaw State University

    Mikhail Melnik, Associate Professor of Economics, Kennesaw State University

  • 26th

    Russia’s Domestic Politics

    Henry E. Hale, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
    George Washington University

  • 30th - Feb. 3rd

    Film Festival

    6:30pm Daily (More Details)

 

  • February
    Event
  • 2nd

    Discovering the Collective Mind: L. S. Vygotsky, Cognition, and Learning

    Stephen T. Kerr, Professor Emeritus, Learning Sciences & Educational Technology
    University of Washington

  • 9th

    Bone Records: The Story of Censorship, X-Ray Film, and Bootleg Music in Soviet Russia

    Patricia S. Poulter, Dean, College of the Arts and Professor of Music
    Kennesaw State University

  • 16th

    Arctic Ecology and Climate Change

    Bruce Forbes, Research Professor, Arctic Centre
    University of Lapland
    Finland

  • 23rd

    Russia's Olympic Experience: Benefits and Challenges

    Dennis Coates, Professor of Economics
    University of Maryland-Baltimore

 

  • March
    Event
  • 2nd

    Ethnicity, Land and Conflict in Russia

    John O'Loughlin, Professor of Geography
    University of Colorado at Boulder

  • 8th

    Year of Russia: Stravinsky's "L. Histoire du soldat" & Stephenson's "The Devil's Tale"

    Conductors: David T. Kehler and Nathaniel Parker.

    Guest composer: James Stephenson
    Performed by the KSU Faculty Players

    Bailey Performance Center, 8:00 pm

  • 9th

    A Punk Prayer from Moscow to the World – Pussy Riot, Civil Disobedience, and the Digital Age

    Panelists:
    Letizia Guglielmo, Associate Professor of English, Kennesaw State University

    Stacy Keltner, Professor of Philosophy, Kennesaw State University

    Ashley McFarland, Instructor of Gender and Women's Studies, Kennesaw State University

  • 16th - 17th

    Conference: U.S. / Russian Relations in Global Context

    Featured Presentation
    Russia’s Foreign Policy

    Andrei P. Tsygankov, Professor of Political Science and International Relations San Francisco State University

  • 16th - 26th

    The Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov

    Stillwell Theatre

  • 23rd

    The Opportunities and Limitations of Russia's Oil and Natural Gas

    Andrew Barnes, Professor of Political Science
    Kent State University

  • 30th

    Russia's Arctic Policies

    Tom Rotnem, Professor of Political Science
    Kennesaw State University

 

  • April
    Event
  • 13th

    Entrepreneurship and the Contemporary Russian Economy

    Alexei I. Izyumov, Associate Professor of Economics
    University of Louisville

  • 20th

    Doing Business in Russia Panel
  • 22nd

    Russian Folk Music Concert

    Atlanta Balalaika Society
    Bailey Performance Center, 8:00 pm

 

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