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March 20-21, 2014

Senate Room, 608 Robertson Hall
Carleton University


Thursday, March 20, 2014
Breakfast & Registration
Opening Remarks

Piotr Dutkiewicz (Carleton University)
Howard Duncan (Metropolis Project)

Keynote speaker
Soviet/Post-Soviet Migration and Diasporas in Transnational Perspectives
Jeff Sahadeo (Carleton University)
Director of the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

Coffee break
Panel 1

From Émigrés to Diasporas: The Discourse of Identity Transformation
Chair and Discussant: Andrea Chandler (Carleton University)

Alexia Bloch (University of British Columbia)
“Other Mothers”: Assessing discourses on nurturing and histories of mobility in post-Soviet space

Tunç Aybak (Middlesex University)
Russians in Istanbul: Melancholic cosmopolitanism in liminal sites

James Casteel (Carleton University)
Post-Soviet Migration and Changing Memory Regimes in Germany: Narratives of Soviet times among Jewish quota refugees and ethnic German Aussiedler

Walter Sperling (Ruhr University Bochum)
 “Dreaming of Grozny”: Nostalgia, memory and politics of belonging to multiethnic community

Panel 2
Global Mobility and Linkages
Chair and Discussant: James Casteel (Carleton University)

Zvi Gitelman (University of Michigan)
The Consequences of Russian Jewish Migration

Moshe Semyonov (Tel Aviv University)
Formation of Identities among Soviet Immigrants in Israel: Soviet and Post - Soviet Jewish Immigration

Anna Slavina (University of Toronto)
Jewish Russians, Russian Israelis and “Jewski” Canadians: Youth and the Negotiation of Identity and Belonging


Ukraine in Crisis:  The Role of Diasporas and International Communities
Chair: Howard Duncan (Metropolis Project)

Milana Nikolko (V. VernadskyTaurida National University & Carleton University)
Taras Kuzio (University of Alberta)
Natalia Khaneko-Friesen (University of Saskatchewan)
David Carment (Carleton University)

Reception – River Building Atrium

Friday, March 21, 2014
Breakfast & Registration

Opening remarks
Milana Nikolko (V. VernadskyTaurida National University & Carleton University)
Martin Geiger (Carleton University)

Keynote speaker
Diasporas, Development, and Homelands in Eurasia
Timothy E. Heleniak (Department of Geography,
George Washington University)

Coffee Break
Panel 3

Post-Soviet Migration and Ethnic Dynamic in Europe
Chair and Discussant: Myriam Richard (University of Ottawa)

AnnaPechurina (Leeds Metropolitan University)
New Russian Diasporas Abroad: Exploring the global and UK geography of post-Soviet Russian speaking migration

Natalia Khanenko-Friesen (University of Saskatchewan)
Migrants No More: Ukrainians in southern Europe as new diasporas (comparative perspectives from Italy and Portugal)

Stanislav Budnitskiy (Carleton University)
Russian Diaspora in Estonia’s Nation Branding Discourse: From “National Catastrophe” to “Ethnic Diversity”

Panel 4
Remittances and the Economic, Political and Social Impact of Diasporas in their Home States
Chair and Discussant: David Carment (Carleton University)

Vanessa Ruget (Salem State University)
Labour Migration and Diaspora Engagement in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan

Jennifer Solveig Wistrand (Georgetown University, CERES)
The Social Consequences of Seasonal Labor Migration: A case study from rural Azerbaijan

Ryan Buchanan (University of Toronto)
Making Home in (Un)Familiar Places: The experience of emplacement among the Meskhetians of Georgia

Coffee break
Panel 5

Expats and Professional Diasporas
Chair and Discussant: Martin Geiger (Carleton University)

Marina Sorokina (Alexander Solzenitcyn Centre for the Study of the Russian Diaspora)
Community in Transition: Russian academics home and abroad in the 20th and 21stcenturies

Polina Kliuchnikova (Durham University)
The ‘USSR in Newcastle’: The language for shared identities and community-building practices of Russian-speaking post-Soviet migrants of the UK

Irina Molodikova (Central European University)
“Russian Policy Toward Compatriots:
Diversities and contradictions of its implementation”

Closing remarks
Martin Geiger (Carleton University)
Milana Nikolko (V. VernadskyTaurida National University & Carleton University)


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