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The Annual Stanford-Berkeley Conference on Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

CREEES and UC Berkeley's Institute of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies co-sponsor an annual joint conference. The first conference was held in Berkeley in 1977, and it has alternated campuses each year since. The list of conference topics is far-ranging and reflects more than three decades of advancing scholarship in the area.


Current Conference

48th Annual Stanford-Berkeley Conference on Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies:

"Power and Protest"

March 8, 2024

Encina Commons 123




Past Conferences


2019: "From Liberalism to Neoliberalism: the New Europe at 100"

2018: "Empires Past and Present"

2017: "1917-2017: 100 Years Since the Russian Revolution"

2016: "Dislocation"

2015: "The Collapse After a Quarter Century: What Have we Learned About Communism and Democracy?"

2014: "Emancipation"

2013: "The Politics in History in the Wake of Socialism"

2012: "From Prague Spring to Arab Spring: Global & Comparative Perspectives on Protest and Revolution"

2011: "Varieties of Post-Socialism"

2010: "Memory and Media in Russia, East Europe, and Eurasia"


2009: "1989: Twenty Years Later"

2008: "Political Succession in Russia"

2007: "Ukraine: History and Society"

2006: "Glasnost' Evaluated: 1986-2006"

2005: "The Caucasus: Culture, History, Politics"

2004: "Spatial Form: Centers, Borders, and Construction of Difference in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia"

2003: "The Power of Ideas and Ideas of Power in Eastern Europe and Eurasia"

2002: "Political Violence in Russia and Eastern Europe"

2001: "Memories, Generations and Life Histories in the Making of Post-Communism"

2000: "Law, Legality and Justice in Russia and Eastern Europe"


1999: "The New Elites in Post-Communist Societies"

1998: "Religion, Politics and Spiritual Life in Russia, the USSR and the Post-Soviet Union"

1997: "The Invention of Tradition After Communism"

1996: "Strategies of Nationhood in Multi-ethnic Settings"

1995: "Time and Money in Russian Culture""

1994: "Russia and Her Neighbors"

1993: "The Disintegration of Multinational Communist States"

1992: "The Consequences of the Collapse of the Soviet Union"

1991: "Beyond Leninism in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union"

1990: "The Nationalities Question: The Future of the Soviet Union"


1989: "The Future of Socialism in Eastern Europe"

1988: "Knowledge, Power, and Truth: Scholarship and the Humanities in the Gorbachev Era"

1987: "Reforming Socialist Systems: The Chinese and Soviet Experiences"

1986: "Windows on Soviet Society: Viewing the Soviet Union through Various Disciplines"

1985: "The Soviet Union in World War II: A Retrospective Assessment"

1984: "Current Trends in Eastern Europe"

1983: "The Soviet Union in World War II: A Retrospective Assessment"

1982: "The Soviet Union and the United States: Mutual Perceptions and Influences"

1981: "1905: A Point of Departure"

1980: "Twentieth Century Russia"


1979: "The Humanities and Social Sciences in the USSR: Current Studies and Trends"

1978: "The 30th Anniversary of the Cominform Resolution: An Appraisal of the Tito-Stalin Split"

1977: "Alexander Solzhenitsyn's Gulag Archipelago: An Appraisal"