University Forum: How Russians Lost Faith in Capitalism & Democracy


Sep. 4, 2018, 7:30pm to 9pm

Office/Remote Location



The College of Liberal Arts' University Forum lecture series presents "How Russians Lost Faith in Capitalism & Democracy and What it Means for Russia's Future" a talk by Aleksei Miller, Professor, European University, St. Petersburg, Russia.

At the end of 1980s, the majority of Russians believed that their lives would become better by adopting democracy and the free market. Within a decade, however, Russians had become deeply disappointed by the resulting experience. What actually happened to cause this shift in attitude and what are its implications for popular and elite visions of Russia’s future today? In what sense is Russia now experiencing an unprecedented moment in history? Drawing on deep knowledge of Russia’s long-term historical trajectory, Dr. Miller explores these questions, which have large implications for political order across the globe.

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Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public. 

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College of Liberal Arts

External Sponsor

Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Liberal Arts Leadership Board, and the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art. 

Co-sponsored by the Department of History.