About the "Global Hong Kong: Lessons from Elsewhere" Speaker Series
As Hong Kong experiences unprecedented political and social upheavals, we invite speakers who can shed light on other societies which have faced similar challenges. Putting Hong Kong in global perspectives may inspire comparative research, theoretical and historical reflections, as well as public discussions on our collective future.
我們與 香港學會(Society for Hong Kong Studies ) 合作策劃了一個名為「全球香港：他山之石」的講座系列，邀請全球學者、知識分子分享在面對社會困局時的經驗及對策，務必以比較視角去為香港反思過去，展望將來。
.Protest in Putin's Russia: opposition and grassroots movements
Dr. Mischa Gabowitsch (Einstein Forum)
14th April 2021 (Wed) 17:00 (HK), 11:00 (Germany)
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Protest in Russia is often portrayed in terms of a conflict between the Putin regime and its political opponents. However, the most tenacious and successful protest in recent years has been associated with regional movements targeting specific issues, usually linked to the environment or urban development. Resistance to perceived encroachment by the central government is often crucial to these movements, but they do not usually challenge the political system as a whole.
About the speaker
Mischa Gabowitsch is a historian and sociologist based at the Einstein Forum in Potsdam, Germany. He holds a BA and MA from Oxford and a PhD from the School of Advanced Social Studies (EHESS) in Paris, and is an alumnus fellow of the Princeton University Society of Fellows and past editor-in-chief of the Russian journals NZ and Laboratorium: Russian Review of Social Research. He has worked extensively on protest and social movements in the post-Soviet countries. His recent publications on these topics include Protest in Putin's Russia (Polity, 2017) and a forum on the ongoing protests in Belarus in the Spring 2021 issue of the Slavic Review, co-edited with Nelly Bekus. In addition, he has edited four books in three languages about the commemoration of wars and mass murder, including, in English, Replicating Atonement: Foreign Models in the Commemoration of Atrocities (Palgrave, 2017).