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After Soviet Science: On Being the Wrong Size

Mark Beissinger (Henry W. Putnam Professor of Politics), Michael D. Gordin (Rosengarten Professor of Modern and Contemporary History), and Iryna Vushko (Assistant Professor of History)
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm
A71 Louis A. Simpson International Building
After Soviet Science
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm
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The dissolution of the Soviet Union, often presented solely as a dramatic geopolitical or economic transformation, also constituted an epochal transition in the global organization of science. Aspects of these changes among Soviet, Eastern Bloc, and Western scientists had begun in earnest in the late 1980s but reached their fullest dimensions in the 1990s. This talk focuses specifically on the reorientation of scientific relationships within the former U.S.S.R., with particular focus on the process of untangling Ukrainian and Russian science systems from the erstwhile Soviet framework in the 1990s.

Presenter: Michael Gordin, Rosengarten Professor of Modern and Contemporary History. Professor of History. Director, Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts.

Discussants:
Mark Beissinger, Henry W. Putnam Professor of Politics
Iryna Vushko, Assistant Professor of History

Co-sponsors:
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

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For the time being all EPS in-person events are limited to Princeton faculty, staff, and enrolled students. The material being presented is a “works in progress” lecture and will not be recorded or streamlined online.

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Organized by The Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society