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Collapse of Soviet Union to be focus of Stanford-UC conference

STANFORD -- "The Consequences of the Collapse of the Soviet Union" will be the subject of the 16th Annual Stanford-Berkeley Conference to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 10, in Tresidder Union, Oak West Room. The event, open to the public without charge, is co-sponsored by Stanford's Center for Russian and East European Studies and the Center for Slavic and East European Studies at the University of California- Berkeley.

Panel topics will be "Post Soviet Politics," "The Economic Future," "A New Historiography," "Nationalities, Ethnicity and Gender," "Post- Soviet Culture," and "Future of the Field."

Stanford participants will include Mikhail Bernstam and Robert Conquest, both senior research fellows at the Hoover Institution; Alexander Dallin, professor of history and political science; Terence Emmons, professor of history; Gregory Freidin, associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures; David Holloway, professor of political science; Gail Kligman, visiting professor of anthropology; Mikhail Kolesnikov, visiting professor of art; Nancy Kollmann, associate professor of history; Herbert Lindenberger, professor of English and comparative literature; John Litwack, assistant professor of economics; Richard Lyman, president emeritus of Stanford and former director of Stanford's Institute for International Studies; Ronald McKinnon, professor of economics; Norman Naimark, professor of history and director of the Center for Russian and East European Studies; Philippe Schmitter, professor of political science; Andrei Siniavsky, visiting professor of Slavic languages and literatures; Nancy Tuma, professor of sociology, and Steven Zipperstein, professor of history and director of the Jewish Studies Program.


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