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Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Events

Upcoming Events

 Please check back in the fall for 2019-2020 events. 

Ongoing Groups

Revolutions and Rebellions Research Group

Revolutions and Rebellions [website]

Currently, scholars across a wide range of disciplines are concerned with the relationship between socialism as an ideology and as a political practice. This workshop will convene around several important questions, across cultures and disciplines: What is the difference between socialism in theory and in practice? How has the experience of recently existing socialisms affected the notion of freedom, transparency of government, and history? What can be gleaned from existing and recent socialist states to help us better understand the role of Marxism in society? What is the relationship between socialist ideology and the institutions of culture? The group will be convening monthly for 2-hour discussions of a scholar’s research in progress.

Russian Soviet Studies partners with Socialism in Contexts to host regular talks on recently existing Socialist societies including in Russia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, China, and Latin America. A list of their events can be found on their website.

Russian Club at UC San Diego

Russian Club at UC San Diego [Facebook Page]

The Russian Club at UC San Diego is a student run group that holds activities and runs on-campus,  weekly conversation sessions in Russian.

UC San Diego Slavic Affiliates

UC San Diego Slavic Affiliates [Facebook Page]

This page contains reminders and announcements about events and research opportunities related to Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia.



A group of faculty and graduate students gathers quarterly for an informal discussion of a recent published work. For more information about the "Kruzhok", please email Professor Amelia Glaser [email].

Russian Conversation Table

Russian Conversation Table [Facebook Group]

The Russian Conversation Table offers anyone an opportunity to practice Russian with other speakers. The group meets every Monday at 1pm in front of the Price Center Jamba Juice. Anyone is welcome! You can follow the groups activities by joining their Facebook Group, currently managed by Elena Yulaeva.

Past Events

2018-2019 Event List

Thursday, January 24: Vladimir Vysotsky, a Russian Cultural Legend: A Talk by Dmitry Bykov (audio file of talk)

Monday, April 15: "The Scale of Culture: City, Nation, Empire and the Russian-Georgian Encounter" with Harsha Ram, Associate Professor of Slavic and Comparative Literature at U.C. Berkeley.

Monday, May 13:  Film Screening of Human with a Stool and Q&A with the crew     

Thursday, May 23: "Photographic Literacy: Cameras in the Hands of Russian Authors": A Talk by Katherine Reischl, Assistant Professor at Princeton University