Upcoming Events


Cyber Russia: Global Politics and the Police State

Russian investigative journalists and authors, Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan, are experts on the Russian security services and the founders of the website They will speak about contemporary Russian politics, drawing upon their recent books, Red Web: The Struggle Between Russia's Digital Dictators and the New Online Revolutionaries and The Compatriots: The Brutal and Chaotic History of Russia's Exiles, Emigres, and Agents Abroad.

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2:00-3:15pm   /   TECO Hall, College of Education building

Reception to follow

Cyber Russia - Global Politics and the Police State


Award-winning film, “Women of the Gulag”

Russian director Marianna Yarovskaya's film was shortlisted for an Academy Award for best documentary short. The film premiered in Moscow and London and is scheduled to appear on network TV in Russia and Korea. Ms. Yarovskaya will be present for a film screening and discussion.

Monday, November 4th. Time and location TBD.

Student Night: Florida Orchestra, Tchaikovsky's Symphony #1, "Winter Dreams"

Friday, November 15th, 8:00pm   /   Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa

See Professors Alexopoulos, Peppard, Oleynik, Davenport and others for details.


Courting Gender Justice: Russia, Turkey, and the European Court of Human Rights

Authors and professors Valerie Sperling and Lisa Sundstrom will discuss their new book. Based on interviews with human rights activists and lawyers in Russia and Turkey, the book explores the obstacles that confront Russian and Turkish citizens, activists, and lawyers who try to bring gender discrimination cases to court.

Thursday, January 30th. Time and location TBD.

Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer-prize winning author and Washington Post columnist

This event is co-sponsored with the USF Humanities Institute.

Wednesday, March 25th, 6:00pm   /   Tampa Theatre