University seminars

2015

Old Patterns, New Order. Socialist Realism in Central Asia, GW Museum/Textile Museum, October 1, October 10 and October 14, 2015.

Rescuing Civilizations Theory from Huntington’s Legacy: The Case of Russian Identity, DC Area Postcommunist Politics Social Science Workshop (PPSCC) with Henry Hale, George Washington University, September 8, 2015.

Central Asia on Russia’s Radar and Agenda, Prof. Streletski’s class on Russia’s Geography, GW’s Geography Department, April 13, 2015.

2014

Les nouvelles grammaires idéologiques de la Russie [Russia’s New Ideological Grammars], Workshop “A l’est de l’Europe, à l’ouest de la Russie : les guerres de l’après-guerre froide, acteurs et représentations,” Paris X Nanterre University, December 18, 2014.

Jeunes, migrants, islam…les facteurs de changements en Asie centrale [Youth, migrants, Islam….Factor of Change in Central Asia], Workshop “Asie Centrale : post-communiste, islamique, tribale – géopolitique d’une région en devenir,” Paris VIII Saint-Denis University, December 17, 2014.

Central Asia on Russia’s Radar and Agenda, Geography Department, George Washington University, April 14, 2014.

2013

Aleksei Navalny and the National-Democrats. Failures and Successes to reconciliate Nationalism and Liberalism, GW Post-Communist Political Science Workshop, September 10, 2013.

The Chinese Question in Central Asia, Foreign Service Institute, Washington D.C., April 11, 2013.

2012

Comrades and Nations: Ethnic Politics in the Soviet Union From Stalin To Gorbachev, Russian History Seminar, Georgetown University, Washington D.C., February 16, 2012.

Russia Looking North: From the Kremlin's Policy to Arctic Mythology, Lunch Seminar of the Center for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, April 25, 2012.

Russian Nationalism. Ideological Transformations and the Evolving Social Fabric, Lunch seminar, Political Science and History Departments, Santa Barbara University, April 5, 2012.

2011

Youth Patriotic Clubs in Russia: Professional Niches, Cultural Capital, and Narratives of Social Engagement, Postcommunist Politics Social Science Workshop, IERES, George Washington University, Washington D.C., December 13, 2011.

Russia in the Arctic. Policy Strategies and Cultural Background, Center for Cultural Studies, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, October 12, 2011.

Discussing the Nation in Russia. Current Intellectual Trends, from Think Tanks to Academia, Uppsala Center for Russian Studies, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, October 11, 2011.

Russia’s Strategies in the Arctic, Foreign Service Institute, Washington D.C., May 26, 2011.

2010

Le Kazakhstan, nouveau carrefour migratoire d’Asie centrale [Kazakhstan, the new Migration Crossroad in Central Asia], First workshop of the Doctoral Research Group on Central Asia at Sciences Po, CERI, Paris, May 11, 2010.

2009

Youth, Patriotism, and Memory in Russia, Aleksanteri Institute Research Seminar, Helsinki, November 10, 2009.

Nationalism in Russia Today: Societal Practices and Evolution of Narratives, Aleksanteri Institute Summer School, Helsinki, August 30, 2009.

Le phénomène nationaliste russe contemporain [The Current Russian Nationalist Phenomena], Seminar on Contemporary Russia, Sciences Po, Paris, January 6, 2009, and The Free University of Brussels, January 28, 2009.

La montée en puissance de la Chine en Asie centrale [The Growing Power of China in Central Asia], Seminar on the post-Soviet space, Sciences Po, Paris, January 12, 2009, and The Free University of Brussels, January 28, 2009.

L’eurasisme et ses racines occidentales. Transferts culturels en Russie [Eurasianism and its Western roots. Cultural Transferts in Russia], Seminar on “Cultural Transferts” (Michel Espagne), Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, January 9, 2009.

2007

La modernité par le patriotisme ? Les mouvements de jeunesse pro-présidentiels en Russie [Modernity via Patriotism? Pro-Presidential Youth Movements in Russia], Observatory for Post-Soviet Societies Studies Seminar (Jean Radvanyi), Paris, December 18, 2007.

Anti-cosmopolitisme, culturalisme et xénophobie en Russie : le nationalisme comme évidence ? [Anti-Cosmopolitism, Culturalism and Xenophobia in Russia: Nationalism as Obvious Fact?], Seminar on “Cosmopolitism and anti-cosmopolitism” (Olivier Remaud), EHESS, Paris, December 17, 2007. 

Nationalisme, patriotisme et civisme. Réflexions terminologiques sur l'évolution de la Russie contemporaine [Nationalism, Patriotism and Civism: Terminological Reflections on the Evolution of Contemporary Russia], Center for Studies on the Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet world Seminar, EHESS, Paris, May 25, 2007.

Le Néo-eurasisme en Russie : mouvement intellectuel ou courant politique ? [Neo-Eurasianism in Russia: Intellectual Movement or Political Current?],Seminar on “Contemporary Russia” (Myriam Désert and Gilles Favarel), EHESS, Paris, May 25, 2007.

Le Mythe aryen en Russie au xix siècle : race et érudition[The Aryan Myth in Russia during the 19th Century: Race and Erudition], Seminar on “Race and Erudition in the 19th century” (Maurice Olender), EHESS, Paris, March 29, 2007.

2006

Construire lidentité nationale : continuités et ruptures des stratégies identitaires en Asie centrale au xx siècle [Building National Identity: Continuity and Ruptures of the Identity Strategies in 20th-century Central Asia], Seminar on “Nationalism in the Post-Soviet Space” (Alexandre Goujon), Institute for Political Studies, Paris, May 26, 2006.

Civic Nationalism and Ethnic Nationalism in Putins Russia, Work in Progress, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington D.C., March 21, 2006.

The Eurasianist Answer to Russias National and Imperial Questions, History Department, Brock University, Saintes-Catharines, Canada, January 27, 2006.

2005

Un Nationalisme russe du groupuscule à lopinion publique : les théories néo-eurasistes et la discipline de la culturologie [A Russian Nationalism from the Groupuscule to the Public Opinion: the Neo-Eurasianist Theories and the Discipline of Culturology], Seminar of the Institute of Geopolitics (Alexandre Lavrov), Saint Denis University, Paris, April 16, 2005.

2004 

La Notion de diaspora : débats identitaires autour des Russes du proche-étranger [The Notion of Diaspora: the Identity Question among the Near Abroad Russians], Slavic Studies Seminar (Roger Comtet), Le Mirail University, Toulouse, December 10, 2004.

Le “Retour” des Russes du proche-étranger en Russie. Enjeux institutionnels, politiques et identitaires [The “Return” of the Near Abroad Russians in Russia. Institutional, Political and Identity Stakes], Seminar of the French-Russian Center in Social Sciences and Humanities, Moscow, October 29, 2004.

Milieux académiques et état des lieux de la recherche dans lOuzbékistan post-soviétique [Academic Circles and the Situation of Research in Post-Soviet Uzbekistan], Seminar of Center for Studies on the Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet world, EHESS, Paris, May 14, 2004.

Recherches culturologiques et idéologie eurasiste au Kazakhstan [Culturology and Eurasianist Ideology in Kazakhstan], Uzbekistan Institute of Oriental Studies and IFEACJoint Seminar, Tashkent, February 18, 2004.

2003

Les mouvances eurasistes en 2003 : enjeux électoraux et question musulmane en Russie [The Eurasianist Movements in 2003: Electoral Stakes and the Muslim Issue in Russia], Seminar on “The Recomposition of Post-Communist Spaces”, Paris XNanterre, December 16, 2003.

Philologie slave et recherches des origines aryennes chez Khomiakov et ses successeurs [Slavic Philology and the Question of the Aryan Origins by Khomiakov and his Successors], Seminar on “Knowledge in the Building Process of National Societies: Central Europe, Russia, and Germany, 1750-1850” (Michael Werner and Marie-Elizabeth Ducreux), EHESS, Paris, December 12, 2003.

Les Russes du Kazakhstan : enjeu politique pour le nouvel Etat, enjeu identitaire pour la nouvelle diaspora de létranger proche [Russians in Kazakhstan: Political Stakes for a New State, Identity Stakes for the New Near Abroad Diaspora], Seminar on “The New Identities in the Post-Soviet Space”, INALCO, Paris, December 8, 2003.

Le Mythe aryen en Russie au xix siècle. Contribution à une histoire des échanges intellectuels France - Allemagne - Russie [The Aryan Myth in Russia in the 19th Century. A Contribution to a History of Intellectual Exchanges Germany - France - Russia], Slavic Studies Seminar (Roger Comtet), Le Mirail University, Toulouse, December 4, 2003. 

Limaginaire russe et occidental sur lAsie centrale : la recherche du berceau des premiers Aryens [The Russian and Western Imagination on Central Asia: Searching the Aryans’ Cradle], IFEAC Research Seminar, Tashkent, March 13, 2003.

2002 

A-t-il existé un mythe aryen dans la Russie du xix siècle ? [Was there an Aryan Myth in the 19th-century Russia?], Seminar of the Center for Studies on the Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet world, EHESS, Paris, December 20, 2002.

LEurasisme au Kazakhstan, la constitution dune idéologie de la nation ? [Eurasianism in Kazakhstan: Creating a Nation Ideology], Seminar on “The words of Nation, Independence and Territory in contemporary Central Asia” (Vincent Fourniau), EHESS, Paris, December 11, 2002.

Les Néo-eurasistes en Russie et en Asie centrale : le dédoublement dune idéologie [The Neo-Eurasianists in Russia and Central Asia: the Splitting of an Ideology], Seminar on “The new identities in the Post-Soviet Space”, INALCO, Paris, December 9, 2002.

Lidentité russe face à lOccident : la vision eurasiste [The Russian Identity facing Occident: The Eurasianist Vision], Seminar on “The Recomposition of Post-Communist Spaces”, Paris X Nanterre, June 17, 2002.

Les différents types didéologies eurasistes [Different Types of Eurasianist Ideologies], Seminar on “The Recomposition of Post-Communist Spaces”, Paris X Nanterre, February 12, 2002.

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