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    Carolina Seminar: "Soviet Industrial Agriculture in Global Context"

    “Corn, Khrushchev’s Reforms, and Soviet Industrial Agriculture in Global Context”

      When Oct 24, 2013
      from 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM
      Where 4003 GEC
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      copy3_of_Capture.PNGWith speaker Aaron Hale-Dorrell – PhD Candidate, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

      Aaron Hale-Dorrell will present a paper on his dissertation research entitled “Corn, Khrushchev’s Reforms, and Soviet Industrial Agriculture in Global Context,” at the third meeting of the Carolina Seminar “Russia and Its Empires, East and West” of the fall semester.

      Aaron Hale-Dorrell is a PhD candidate at UNC-Chapel Hill. He conducted archival research in Moscow and other cities of the former Soviet Union in 2011 and 2012 with support from the Andrew W. Mellon foundation, and is currently working to complete his dissertation. It is tentatively titled “Khrushchev’s Corn Crusade: The Industrial Ideal and Agricultural Practice in the Era of Post-Stalin Reform, 1953-1964,” and focuses on Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev’s efforts to compel Soviet farms to plant corn and transform Soviet agriculture by drawing on American models of industrial farming.


      This lecture is part of the Carolina Seminars: Russia and its Empires, East and West series, and is sponsored by Carolina Seminars and the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies


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