Memory as Politics Conference (Schedule)


8:30               Breakfast

9:00-10:45     Panel 1: Memory as Politics

Chair: Iza Ding (Political Science, University of Pittsburgh)


  • Katja Wezel (History, University of Pittsburgh)
  • Anil Ramachandran Menon (Political Science, University of Michigan)
  • Lena Surzhko-Harned (Political Science, University of Pittsburgh)
  • Eric Woods (Sociology, University of East London)

11:00-12:45          Panel 2: Nostalgia, Trauma and Historic Legacies

Chair:  James Pickett (History, University of Pittsburgh)


  • Olga Klimova (REES; Washington and Jefferson College)
  • Yuhua Wang (Government, Harvard University)  
  • Jennifer Murtazashvili (Public Policy, University of Pittsburgh) 
  • Zheng Wang (School of Diplomacy, Seton Hall)

13:00 Lunch

14:00- 14:45         Screening of “Cultural Revolution Ten” video interviews by East Asian Library at Pitt 

15:00-16:45          Panel 3: New Directions in the Research of Cultural Revolution Memories

Chair:  Dan Berkowitz (Economics, University of Pittsburgh)


  • Jeffrey Javed (Government, Harvard University)
  • Minqi Li (Economics, University of Utah)
  • Kun Qian (East Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh)
  • Guobin Yang (Sociology, University of Pennsylvania)  

5:20   Keynote by Eric Woods

18:00 Reception

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