Conferences and workshops


Book launch, 25 Years of Independence: Questioning Post-Soviet, Kennan Institute, December 6, 2016. 

Changes in the Social Fabric of Russia’s Arctic Cities, First PIRE international conference, George Washington University, Washington DC, October 20, 2016.

Debating Islam and Russia’s National Identity, International Conference “The Image of Islam in Russia,” Uppsala Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Uppsala, Sweden, October 6-8, 2016.

Social Changes and New Mobilities in Norilsk, International Conference “Russia’s Arctic Cities , Sustainable Development and Challenges,” GW’s IERES and the Russian Geographical Society, Lenin Icebreaker, Murmansk, Russia, June 27-28, 2016.

‘Nationalism’, ‘Conservatism’? Competition and Overlaps in the Kremlin’s Narrative, International Conference “The State and Political Discourse in Today’s Russia,” GW’s IERES and Reset-Dialogues on Civilizations conference, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, June 17-18, 2016.

Tajikistan’s Quest for a National Storytelling. Ambivalences, Blank Spaces, and Discontinuities, International Conference “Tajikistan. Approaches, Fieldworks and Topics,” Central Asia Program and the Swedish Institute for International Affairs, Stockholm, June 13-14, 2016.

Asessing Russia’s Normative Agenda in Central Asia, International Conference “The Great Powers and Central Asia after Western Drawndown from Afghanistan,” OSCE Academy and Columbia University, Bishkek, June 6-7, 2016.

Is Nationalism a Force of Change in Russia?, Daedalus authors’ workshop, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University, May 31-June 2, 2016.

Arctic Social Sciences Workshop, NSF-funded workshop of Arctic Horizons, Brown University, June 1-2, 2016.

Izborsky Club: Nationalism, Stalinism, Conservatism?, International Conference “Nation-building and nationalism in today’s Russia,” Tallinn, Estonia, April 28-29, 2016.

How Nation-Building Interact with Regime Legitimacy, Workshop “Understanding Regime Legitimacy in Central Asia,” Central Asia Program and University of Glasgow’s CRCEES, George Washington University, April 13, 2016.

Can we Map the Production of ‘Ideologies’ in Contemporary Russia?, International conference “Locating ‘Conservative Ideology’ in Today’s Russia,” IERES, George Washington University, March 31-April 1, 2016.

Roundtable Confronting Far-Right Extremism in Europe, Atlantic Council, Washington DC, March 22, 2016.

Capturing Russian Media Influence in Central Asia, Workshop “Third Central Asia Security Workshop,” George Washington University, March 8, 2016.

Soil and Bones. The Search Movement in Russia, Workshop “The Culture of Memory and Commemoration in Contemporary Russia,” IERES, George Washington University, February 26, 2016.

Russia’s Arctic Policy. Setting the Scene, Conference “U.S.-Russia Relations in the Arctic,” Harriman Institute and SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University, February 12, 2016.


Russia’s Celebration of V-Day: Great Politics and Domestic Legitimacy, International Conference “Anniversary Politics: Commemorations of WWII in the Asia Pacific in 2015,” GW’s Sigur Center for Asian Studies, September 10, 2015.

The New Ice Curtain: Russia's Strategic Reach to the Arctic, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington DC, August 27, 2015.

The ‘Xenophobic Empire’. Multinationality, Ethnicity and Empire in State Narratives in Russia, International workshop “The Evolution of Russian Political Thought after 1991,” Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik, Berlin, June 22-23, 2015.

Academia and the National Identity Narrative in Uzbekistan. Structure and Evolution, International conference “Uzbekistan beyond the ‘Curtain’. Approaches, fieldworks and topics,” CAP and Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Stockholm, June 11-12, 2015.

Why the Eurasian Union is not Eurasianist, International conference “The Politics of Eurasianism,” Sodertorn University, Stockholm, May 14-15, 2015.

The Economic Crisis in Central Asia and the Relationship to Russia, Conference “Central Asia. What’s next?” Georgetown University, Washington DC, March 30, 2015.

Russia’s Arctic Policy in the post-Ukraine Situation, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, March 25, 2015.

The Eurasian Economic Union and Central Asia, Seminar “What Future for the Eurasian Economic Union?” Columbia University, New York, March 3, 2015.


Russia, China, India. Convergences and Conflicts of Interests, Workshop “India, China, Russia: Incentives and Limits of Cooperation,” Carnegie Endowment for International Affairs, Washington DC, May 14, 2014.

Russian Nationalism and the Ukrainian Crisis, Seminar “The Role of Ultra-Nationalism in Conflict and Crisis: Russia, Ukraine and the EU,” Kennan Institute, November 12, 2014.

The Water/Energy Nexus in Central Asia. Do we ask the Right Questions? The Third Central Asia Fellowship Seminar, Central Asia Program, George Washington University, June 24, 2014.

The Rise of Kazakh Nationalism: Internet Sociability, Youth Ideology, and National Myths, International Conference Kazakhstan beyond Economic Success. Exploring Social and Cultural Changes in Eurasia, Central Asia Program and the Uppsala Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies (UCRS), Uppsala University, Sweden, June 13-14, 2014.

Is Eurasia winning over Eurasianism? Trajectories of a Concept, Workshop “The Vision of Eurasia,” Sodertorn University, Sweden, June 9, 2014.

Norilsk Urban Landscape: Migrants, Social Stratification and Symbolic Hierarchy, Arctic Research Coordination Network, Second Workshop, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, June 5-7, 2014.

Mahalla as an object of Western Scholarship, Workshop “Mahallas in Uzbekistan and the status of self-governing bodies,” Central Asia Program, George Washington University, May 29, 2014.

Russia’s Arctic Policy. Domestic and International Drivers, Federal Conference “Sovereignty, Security and Governance in the Arctic,” Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC, May 21, 2014.

Convergences and Conflicts of Interests Seen from Russia, Workshop “India, China, Russia. Incentives and Limits of Cooperation,” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington DC, May 14, 2014.

Looking for a European repertoire. When the Kremlin's Morality Turn meets the Western Networks of Russian nationalists, PONARS Annual Meeting, Washington DC, March 21-22, 2014.

“Silk Road”: Historical Metaphor, Ideology, Wishful Thinking?, The Second Central Asia Security Workshop, Washington DC, February 24, 2014.

Kazakhstan as a Migration Pole: Regional Opportunities, Domestic Challenges, International Conference ‘Soft Security Challenges in Central Asia and Kazakhstan,” February 4, 2014.


Russia's Futures, Plenary Panel, “Russia and the World”, 13th Annual Aleksanteri Conference in Helsinki, October 23-25, 2013.

Research on National and Political Identity in Russia: New Developments and Ideas, Centenary Conference of Slavic Studies, Leiden University, October 11, 2013.

Patriotism, Memory and Culture. Kul'tura, Zvezda and Spas Broadcasting Narratives, workshop Media and Democratization in post-Soviet Nations, September 25, 2013.

Russia's Futures, Plenary Panel, “Russia and the World”, 13th Annual Aleksanteri Conference in Helsinki, October 23-25, 2013.

US Policy toward Central Asia, “Islam in Eurasia. Policy Conference,” David Center for Russian Studies and Kennan Institute, Washington D.C., June 6-7, 2013.

The Role of Central Asian Migrants in the Russian North, Arctic Urban Sustainability Conference, Washington DC, George Washington University, May 30-31, 2013.

A “regional solution” for Afghanistan? Perspectives from Afghanistan's Northern Neighbors, Workshop “Afghanistan after 2014,” Central Asia Program, in partnership with the Kennan Institute and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ South Asia Center, Washington D.C., May 1, 2013.

Women and Water in South and Central Asia, Workshop “Water Resource Management, Human Rights and Environmental Security in South/Central Asia. Gilgit-Baltistan: A Case Study,” Central Asia Program, in partnership with GW International Development Program, The Foundation for Democracy and Rule of Law for Regions in Conflict, and The Institute of Gilgit-Baltistan Studies, Washington D.C., April 25, 2013.

Changing Patterns of Identity Debates in Russia and Ukraine: from Memory Wars to the Migration Issue, International Conference “Russian and Ukrainian Nationalism: Entangled Histories,” Harriman Institute, Columbia University Press April 22-23, 2013.

Deconstructing the ‘Spillover’ Narrative, “Central Asia Security Workshop,” Central Asia Program, George Washington University, Washington D.C., March 25-26, 2013.

The Chinese Question in Central Asia: Perceptions, Politics and Social Change: A Conversation with authors Marlene Laruelle and Sebastien Peyrouse, Moderated by Alexander Cooley, Harriman Institute and Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University, New York, March 6, 2013. 


Framing the Nation and the Sociology of Academia in Kyrgyzstan, International conference “Kyrgyzstan Beyond ‘Democracy Island’ And ‘Failing State’: Factoring Social and Political Changes in a Post-Soviet Society,” Central Asia Program and UCRS, Uppsala, Sweden, December 17-18, 2012.

Central Asian Workers in the Arctic, Workshop “Russia’s Arctic Cities: State Policies, Resource Development, and Climate Change,” Washington DC, George Washington University, November 19, 2012.

Nomadism as a Nation-Building tool in Contemporary Kazakhstan, Workshop“Nomadic Life Styles and Narratives in Kazakhstan: Then and Now,” Central Asia Program and the Smithsonian Institution, George Washington University, Washington D.C., November 9, 2012.

Debating “Patronal Politics in Central Asia.” A Demokratizatsiya special issue, with Slavomir Horak, Erica Marat, Lawrence Markowitz, and Sebastien Peyrouse, IERES, George Washington University, Washington D.C., September 25, 2012.

Repenser la race par la culture : la raciologie dans la Nouvelle Droite russe et française [Affirming race through culture : Raciology in the Russian and French New Rights], International Conference “L’imaginaire raciologique en France et en Russie aux XIX- XX siècles [Racial Imaginary in France and Russia, 19th-20th centuries],” Russian State University in the Humanities, Moscow, May 25-27, 2012.

Uzbekistan, a Key and Uncertain Actor for the Future of Afghanistan and the Regional Order in the Wider Central Asia, International conference “Afghanistan's Stability and Regional Security Implications for Central Asia,” Central Asia Program and EUCAM, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, May 17-18, 2012.

Reassessing ‘Regional Solutions’ for Post-2014 Afghanistan, Conference “Afghanistan 2014: Impacts on Global Security Identities,” The University of Kansas, Lawrence, April 25, 2012.

Russian Think Tanks: A Look on Ideas' Diversity in Russia and its Impact on the Decision-making Circles, Conference “New President, New Russia? What’s Next?” Aleksanteri Elections Seminars, Aleksanteri Institute, Helsinki, Finland, March 14, 2012.

Integration of Central Asian Migrants in Russia: the Micro-Scale Level, International Conference “Labor Migration in the Post-Soviet World (Impetus, Experience, Effects, Policy),” Harriman Institute, Columbia University, New York, March 1, 2012.

Armed Xenophobia in Eurasia, Forum “Armed Xenophobia. The Global War against Immigrants,” The Center for the History of the New America, University of Maryland, Washington D.C., February 16, 2012.

Factoring the Foreign Policy Goals of the Central Asian States, International conference “The U.S., China, and the Future of Central Asia,” The China-U.S. Studies Center, New York University, February 6-8, 2012.

Opportunities and Disillusions of the “Look North” Policy. Indian Perceptions of and Strategies in Central Asia, Joint Seminar, Sigur Center for Asian Studies and IERES, Elliott School for International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington D.C., January 23, 2012.

Patterns of Globalization in Central Asia: Integrating the World Economy, International SeminarGovernance in Central Asia: The ‘Other’ Mapping of Energy Resources,” Barcelona University, Spain, January 19-20, 2012.


Russia, International conference “The Other Sides of Afghanistan: a Regional Perspective on Security Issues in Afghanistan,” The Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, November 3-4, 2011. 

Evolving Pattern of Migration from Central Asia to Russia. Shuttle Migration and Long-Term Emigration, International Conference “The Resilience of People in motion: Processes of immigration, transmigration, and remigration in the wider Europe today,” Trier University, Germany, October 13-15, 2011.

Apprendre à être patriote : les clubs patriotiques pour adolescents [Learning to be patriot: Patriotic clubs for teenagers], Conference “Russie: Le patriotisme en pratique(s),” [Russia: Patriotism in Practice], CERCEC/CERI/MSH, Paris, May 12-13, 2011 (video-conference).

A Russian Look on the Arctic Future, Conference “The Future of the Arctic,” SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C., February 2, 2011.

National Minorities’ Associations in Kazakhstan: Renegotiating Social Activism? International Workshop “Civil Society in Kazakhstan and Central Asia,” Kennan Institute, Washington D.C., January 20-21, 2011.


Political System, Nationhood and the Migration Issue in Russia: Modernizing Citizenship?, International Conference “The Modernization of Russia and Eurasia:Challenges and Opportunities,” Graduate Institute of Russian Studies, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, November 13-14, 2010.

China as a Mirror of Russia. Comments on Sinophobia and Sinophilia as a Russian Dilemma, International conference on “The Russian Far East Region in North Pacific: view from Asia, view from Europe,” Vladivostok, Russia, October 14-15, 2010.

The Russian Radical Right: Translating the Western European Experience, International Conference “Far right networks in Northern and Eastern Europe,” Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, March 25-27, 2010.


 An Introduction to the Theoretical Complexity of Eurasianism, Boston, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University, Boston, February 1, 2010.Development in Central Asia and the Role of the International Actors, Conference “The Development and Security Nexus,” The Swedish Network of Peace, Conflict and Development Research, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, November 6-7, 2009.

The Indian Economic Presence in Central Asia, international conference “Central Asia, the New ‘Great Game’ between the Emerging Powers of China and India”, organized by the French Institute for Central Asian Studies (Tashkent), the French Center for the Study of Contemporary China (Hong-Kong), and the French Center for Human Sciences (Delhi), New Delhi, October 14-15, 2009.

Kazakhstan, the new migration crossroads in Central Asia, Internationl Conference “National Identity in Eurasia II: Migrancy & Diaspora”, Wolfson College, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom, July 10-12, 2009.

Working on Russian Nationalism: Methodological Issues, Ideological Stakes and Personal Experiences, International Conference “Russian Field. A View from Abroad”, organized by the Centre for Independent Social Research and Laboratorium. Russian Review of Social Research, St. Petersburg, May 28-31, 2009.

The ‘Ice Cold War’: Russia’s Arctic Dream and its Geostrategic Implications, Conference “The Opening of the North East Passage: Implications of A Dream Come True”, Institute for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm, Sweden, May 15, 2009.

Central Asia Strategies for Dealing with China, The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C., April 29, 2009; The Institute for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm, Sweden, May 12, 2009.

Eurasianism, China and the Imperial Issue in Russia: Looking toward the East? International Conference “Sino-Russian Relations in Central Asia and Beyond”, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C., May 6-7, 2009.

Academia and the Rewriting of National Identity in Central Asia: The Soviet Union and Colonialism Issues,International Conference on Central Eurasian Studies: Past, Present and Future, Maltepe University, Istanbul, March 17-19, 2009.


Neo-Eurasianism: Thinking Eurasia as a Regional Space in a Globalized World, International Conference “Constructing Regional identities in the Post-Communist Space: Eurasia or Europe?”Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom, June 27-28, 2007. 

 Histoires d'histoire nationale en Ouzbékistan[Histories of National History in Uzbekistan], Conference La recherche en sciences sociales face à l'actualité politique dans l'espace postsoviétique [Research in Social Sciences in view of Current Political Affairs in Post-Soviet Space], EHESS, Paris, March 30, 2007.

Occultism in the Russian Neo-Pagan Movements: in Search of a National and Natural Spirituality, International Conference “The Occult in 20th-century Russia. Metaphysical roots of Soviet civilization”, Harriman Institute/European Academy, Berlin, Germany, March 11-13, 2007.


The Eurasianist Ideology and the Eurasian history: Empire as the Natural Solution for the Post-Soviet Space?, 6th Annual International Young Researchers Conference “Orienting the Russian Empire”, Havighurst Center, Oxford-Miami University, Ohio, October 26-28, 2006.

Rethinking the State: Nostalgia for the Empire and Russian Nationalism in the New Academic Disciplines, Summer Symposium of the Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, July 9, 2006.

Le Concept d’ethnogenèse en Asie centrale. Son contexte politique et ses médiateurs institutionnels (1940-1950) [The Concept of Ethnogenesis in Central Asia: Political Context and Institutional Mediators (1940–50)], International Conference “Circulation du savoir et histoire des sciences humaines en Russie et en URSS” [Circulation of the Knowledge and History of the Human Sciences in Russia and the USSR], EHESS, Paris, May 26-27, 2006.


Nationalisme, patriotisme, civisme. Réflexions terminologiques autour du Programme pour léducation patriotique des citoyens russes [Nationalism, Patriotism, Civism. Some Terminological Reflections on the Program for Russian citizens Patriotic Education], International Conference “Russian Nationalism in the official structures of the Russian Federation”, French-Russian Center in Social Sciences and Humanities, Moscow, October 24-26, 2005.

La Discipline de la culturologie ou lélaboration dune science de la nation [The Discipline of Culturology or the Elaboration of a Science of the Nation], International Conference “Russian Nationalism in Social Sciences and Humanities”, French-Russian Center in Social Sciences and Humanities, Moscow, June 30-July 1, 2005.

Lev Gumilev’s Philosophy of History, International Conference “Between etnos and Eurasia. A Conference on the Ideas and Influence of Lev Nikolaevich Gumilev”, Moscow, June 27, 2005.

LIntroduction du concept dethnogenèse dans les historiographies républicaines : regard sur le stalinisme des années 1940 en Asie centrale [The Introduction of the Concept of Ethnogenesis in the National Historiographies: A regard on Stalinism in the 1940’s in Central Asia], Workshop “About the concept of Etnos: the Question of Ethnic Determinism in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Space”, Center for Russian, Caucasian and East-European Studies (EHESS) and the French Center for Post-Soviet Societies Studies (INALCO), Paris, April 22, 2005.

Les Eurasistes et le monde des steppes. Des ambiguïtés du regard orientaliste russe [The Eurasianists and the Steppic World. About the Ambiguities of the Russian Orientalist Perception], International Conference “Occidente - Russia - Oriente. L’eurasismo ieri e oggi” [The West, Russia, the East: Eurasianism Here and Today], Bergamo University, Italy, April 14, 2005.

Alexandre Dugin, médiateur des nationalismes occidentaux en Russie [Alexandr Dugin as a Mediator of the Western Nationalisms in Russia], International Conference “Russian Nationalism in the Political field. From the Radical Groups to the Political Parties”, French-Russian Center in Social Sciences and Humanities, Moscow, February 21-22, 2005.

Rodina : institutionnalisation et unification politique des mouvances nationalistes russes [Rodina: Institutionalization and Political Unification of Russian Nationalist Currents], International Conference “Russian nationalism, Election Campaigns and Results, 1993-2004”, French-Russian Center in Social Sciences and Humanities, Moscow, February 17-18, 2005.


La triangulaire Russie-exil russe-culture daccueil. Le prisme occidental non assumé de leurasisme [Russia, Russian Exile, and Land of Welcome. The Non-Assumed Western Prism of Eurasianism], First meetings of the European Institute of East-West Relations, Lyon, December 2-4, 2004.

Les difficiles relations des (néo-)eurasistes au champ politique : entrisme dans les structures étatiques et indifférence envers lopinion publique ? [The Neo-Eurasianists’ Difficult Relations with the Political Field: Entryism in State Structures and Indifference towards the Public Opinion?], Workshop “Eurasianism and Neo-Eurasianism. Two Ideologies of the Russian Empire in the 20th century”, Rennes University, September 22, 2004.

Autour du concept detnos. La cristallisation nationaliste des années 1940-50, un moment méconnu de lhistoriographie ouzbèke [About the concept of etnos. The Nationalist Crystallization in the 1940-50’s, an Unknown Segment of the Uzbek Historiography], Second Workshop “Permanency, Variations and Instrumentalizations of the National Referent from the 19th century to the Communist Regimes”, INALCO, Paris, May 13, 2004.

Lappartenance à lislam comme critère politique ? La politisation des Directions spirituelles et la constitution de partis musulmans en Russie [Belonging to Islam as a Political Criterion? The Politization of the Spiritual Boards and the Constitution of Muslim Parties in Russia], International Conference “Islam, Politics and Nation in former USSR. A Comparative Analysis between Russia and Central Asian Republics”, Kazan, Russia, April 1-2, 2004.


Question impériale et question nationale dans lhistoriographie soviétique : la réhabilitation de la colonisation russe des steppes kazakhes et de lAsie centrale [Imperial and National Question in the Soviet Historiography: the Rehabilitation of Kazakh Steppes and of Central Asia Russian Colonization], First Workshop “Permanency, Variations and Instrumentalizations of the National Referent from the 19th century to the Communist Regimes”, INALCO, Paris, November 28, 2003.


La pensée des intellectuels russes sur lAsie : imaginaire orientaliste ou géopolitique anti-européenne ? [The Russian Intellectuals’ Perception of Asia: an Orientalist Imaginary or anti-European Geopolitics?], Workshop “Nation and National Ideology”, New Europe College, Bucarest, April 6-8, 2001. 

Lempire vu dOccident. La branche parisienne de leurasisme et ses liens avec Prague et Kharbin [The Perception of Empire from the West. The Parisian Eurasianist Group and its Relations with Prag and Kharbin],Workshop “Paris and Russian Emigration”, Paris, French Institute of Slavic Studies, January 18-20, 2001.


Continuités et discontinuités idéologiques des courants eurasistes des années vingt à nos jours [Ideological Continuities and Discontinuities in the Eurasianist Movements from the 20’s until Nowadays],Workshop “Eurasie: les enjeux d’un terme” ­[Eurasia: Stakes of a Notion], Paris, CNRS, Paris X Nanterre, and INALCO, June 10-12, 1999.

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