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The conference will bring together journalists, editors, scholars, and policy experts from Russia, Ukraine, Europe and the U.S.

Non-Dartmouth Participants 


Alexander Baunov: Author of WikiLeaks: Backdoor Diplomacy (Moscow, 2011) and Editor in Chief, Carnegie.ru, Moscow, Russia. From 1999 to 2003, he was in the diplomatic service in Greece. From 2004 to 2008, he was reporter and then editor of Russkii Newsweek and from 2009 to 2015 was a columnist and editor of Slon.ru. He has also been published in Vedomosti, Bol'shoi Gorod, and Russkaia Zhizn'.



Stephen Cohen: Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies, History and Politics at New York University and Princeton University. He is a contributing editor to The Nation magazine and a member of the founding Board of Directors of the recently established American Committee for East-West Accord (eastwestaccord.com). He is the author of books such as Bukharin and the Bolshevik Revolution: A Political Biography, Rethinking the Soviet ExperienceSoviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War, and The Victims Return: Survivors of the Gulag after Stalin. His new book, Why Cold War Again?, will be published in September 2016. 


gatovvasilyVasily Gatov: Visiting Fellow at the Annenberg Center on Communication and Leadership Policy. He reported on many of the major events in revent Russian history, including the Chernobyl disaster and the Chechen war. Gatov was a consultant and executive for RIA Novosti and several Russian media companies and founded the RIA Novosti Media Lab. 




Masha Gessen: Russian-American journalist, author of books such as The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin and Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot. She is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times and contributes frequently to The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books. She currently a Carnegie Millennial Fellow, writing a book about what for the purposes of the working draft she has been calling "retrofitting totalitarianism."



Michael Gorham: Professor of Russian Studies at the University of Florida, and Associate Editor of The Russian Review and Russian Language Journal. He is the author of After Newspeak: Language Culture and Politics in Russia from Gorbachev to Putin and Speaking in Soviet Tongues: Language Culture and the Politics of Voice in Revolutionary Russia. He also recently co-edited Digital Russia: The Language, Culture, and Politics of New Media Communication with Ingunn Lunde and Martin Paulsen. His newest project is tentatively titled "Russia's Digital Revolution: Language, New Media, and the (Un)making of Civil Society."



Jaclyn Kerr: Postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard University Davis Center for Russian Studies. diss. "Authoritarian Management of (Cyber-)Society".






Oleh Kotsyuba: College Fellow in Slavic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University, and the Chief Online Editor of KRYTYKA (www.krytyka.com). diss. "Rules of Disengagement: Author, Audience, and Experimentation in Ukrainian and Russian Literature of the 1970s and 1980s".




Steven Lee Myers: Author of The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin. He is also a correspondent for the New York Times.






Nataliya Rostova (Moscow, Russia): A senior correspondent for Slon.ru, she is also a Kennan Institute Visiting Expert. Nataliya is also author of the Internet project gorbymedia.com, "The Birth of the Russian Media. Gorbachev's Epoch (1985-1991)."






Kevin Rothrock: Producer and editor of Meduza.io's English-language edition since 2015. Editor of Global Voices' RuNet Echo project since 2012. Editor, translator, and aggregator of Russian news, focusing particularly on Russian online civil society.





Eugene Rumer: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington D.C. He is also the co-author of Conflict in Ukraine: The Unwinding of the Post–Cold War Order.






Anna Rumshisky: Assistant professor in computer science, UMASS. She is an expert in computational analysis of online and printed media for bias detection.






Steven Simon: Visiting Fellow at the Dickey Center for International Understanding. He is the former Executive Director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies - U.S.






Maxim Trudoliubov: Opinion page editor for Vedomosti Daily and a New York Times contributor. He was a 2014-2015 Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow and is the co-author of Roots of Russia's War in Ukraine.





Julia Vishnevets: A Moscow-based journalist, she is also a correspondent of Deutsche Welle in Moscow, and has independent documentary projects. Her photographic work has appeared in Russian Reporter Magazine, Liberation, ONE magazine, RUSSIA Magazine, Gazeta Wyborcza, Akzia newspaper, BBC Russian, Lenta.Ru, and others. "A House on the Edge" is her first full-length documentary film.



Conference Organizers

gronasmishaMikhail Gronas: Associate Professor of Russian. His work has been published in New Literary Review and Cambridge University Press. Most recently, he published Cognitive Poetics and Cultural Memory: Russian Literary Mnemonics.




komskayuliyaYuliya Komska: Associate Professor of German. Her research focuses on making and dismantling of borders between ideologies, territories, mediums, or languages.





mcgillenpetraPetra McGillen: Assistant Professor of German Studies. After completing her Ph.D. at Princeton, she joined Dartmouth in 2012 as a media historian and literary scholar.





patyklynnLynn Patyk: Assistant Professor of Russian. She is the lead conference organizer, and been at Dartmouth since 2012. After completing her Ph.D. at Stanford, she served as visiting professor at University of Florida. Her research focuses on the intersection of revolutionary terrorism and Russian literary culture in late Imperial Russia.