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October 2017

‘Fight Abortion, Not Women’: Russian Reproductive Politics and the Search for a Liberal Biopolitics

October 17 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

An increasingly vibrant Russian movement has developed over the last two decades to delegitimize, restrict, and criminalize abortion, even as rates of pregnancy termination decreased 5.5 times from 1989 to 2015. Contraceptive use is replacing abortion for routine fertility control, but conservatives decry abortion as a sin, and cast family planning services as a threat to national security. Political efforts to increase births have become a central tactic for nationalist revival and state legitimacy.  Dr. Michele Rivkin-Fish (Anthropology, UNC) will trace…

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In Exile: Political Emigration from Eastern Europe During the Last Decades of the Cold War

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Contrary to the prevalent rhetoric of the Cold War, the 1970s and 1980s were a time of intensive exchange across the “Iron Curtain”. Particularly in the context of the international human rights movement, a Western public grew more interested in the activities and plight of East European opposition groups. East European political exiles in Western Europe and North America played a significant role as intermediaries between East and West. They also provided opposition groups across the Iron Curtain with information,…

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November 2017

The Politics of History in East Central Europe after 1989: From Liberal Consensus to Memory Wars

November 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The politics of history has been one of the constitutive elements of the new democracies in East Central Europe after 1989. ‘Coming to terms with the communist past’ was especially important as a means of securing the legitimacy of new democratic regimes. The communist past increasingly became a field of political struggle with distinct variants of politics of memory being used as expedient political tools. The most visible of these was the anti-communist memory politics symbolized by newly created, powerful…

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