A diverse and experienced group of scholars will explore the global impacts and future lessons of what The New York Times has called the "Red Century." The convener is Professor Vladimir Tismaneanu of the Department of Government and Politics. This gathering will be the start of a new period of intense collaboration among a global network of scholars of Communism, connected through the University of Maryland's Center for the Study of Post-Communist Societies.
Day One: Thursday, Nov. 16
9:15-9:30 a.m. Opening Remarks: Goals of the Conference
Dean Gregory Ball, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
9:30-11 a.m. Panel One: Communism as a Fantasy of Salvation
Mark Kramer, Jeffrey Herf, Mykola Riabchuk, Vladimir Tismaneanu
11-11:15 a.m. Coffee Break
11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Panel Two: Economics
Steven Rosefielde, Serguey Braguinsky, Peter Rutland, Michael S. Bernstam, Paul D. Aligica
Moderator—Paul D. Aligica
2-3:30 p.m. Panel Three: Politics
Leon Aron, Margaret A. Pearson, Venelin Ganev, Marius Stan
3:30-3:45 p.m. Coffee Break
3:45-5:15 p.m. Panel Four: Culture
Marci Shore, András Bozoki, Noemi Marin, Mircea Mihaies, Piotr H. Kosicki
Day Two, Friday, Nov. 17
9-11:30 a.m. Conclusion: Does Communism Have a Future?
Breakfast buffet: 9-10 a.m.
Roundtable debate and discussion: 10-11 a.m.
Closing remarks, looking ahead: 11-11:30 a.m.