Lecture on Russian "Patriotic" Brand


Dr Marlene Laruelle (Johns Hopkins University) will deliver a lecture on

The "Patriotic" Brand: Politics and Social Consensus in Contemporary Russia.

Time: 17 April 2009 at 10.15-11.30
Place: Aleksanteri Institute, Unioninkatu 33, 2nd floor, meeting room

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Marlene Laruelle is a Senior Research Fellow with the Central Asia and Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program, Johns Hopkins University. Her main areas of expertise are nationalism, national identities, political philosophy, intellectual trends and geopolitical conceptions of local elites in Russia and Central Asia. She has expertise in Russian and Central Asian foreign policy think tanks and academia, and in Russian policy towards Central Asia.

Marlene Laruelle's recent book Russian Eurasianism: An Ideology of Empire has been published by Woodrow Wilson Center Press in 2008. She is the author or co-author of four books in French: /Russian Eurasianism. An Imperial Ideology/ (1999); /The Aryan Myth and Imperial Dream in Tsarist Russia/ (2005); and, with Sébastien Peyrouse,/ Russians in Kazakhstan: National Identities and New States in the Post-Soviet Space/ (2004), and /Central Asia//, the Drift Towards Authoritarianism/ (2006, and the editor of three volumes in French, /Islam and Politics in the former Soviet Union/ (2005), /The Red and the Black: The Far Right and Nationalism in Russia /(2006), and/ Building Statehood: Socialism and Nation in (Post)Communist countries /(2007), and three volumes in Russian on contemporary Russian Nationalism. Her articles have appeared in numerous academic and journals such as /Nationalities Papers, Central Asian Survey, Current trends in Islamist Ideologies, The China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly, Kritika, Nations and Nationalism, Diogenes/; in French in /Cahiers du monde russe, Revue d'Etudes Comparatives Est-Ouest, Cahiers d’Asie centrale, La Revue internationale et stratégique, Politique internationale, Cahiers d'Etudes de la Méditerranée Orientale Turque et Iranienne, Revue des études slaves/; in Russian in /Vestnik Evrazii, Ab Imperio, Etnograficheskoe obozrenie, Neprikosnovennyi zapas/.

The lecture is organised by the Finnish Graduate School for Russian and East European Studies.

More information from Anna-Maria Salmi (anna-maria.salmi [at] helsinki.fi)