First Nevada Conference on Soviet Culture*

November 23, 1992

Introduction. 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Opening Statement
Dmitri N. Shalin, Conference Director, UNLV

Welcome to Conference Participants
Robert Maxson, President, UNLV

Panel I. Political and Civic Culture
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Political Culture: Dispensing with the Communist Legacy
Vladimir Shlapentokh, Michigan State University

Civic Culture: Public Opinion and the Resurgence of Civic Culture
Yuri Levada, National Center for Public Opinion Research in Moscow

Robert Tucker, Princeton University

Panel II. Economic and Labor Culture
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Entrepreneurial Culture: Privatizing the Soviet Economy
Anthony Jones, Northeastern University

Labor Culture: Work Ethics under Perestroika
Vladimir Magun, Institute of Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences

Edward Beliaev, Columbia University

Lunch Break. 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Panel III. Moral and Pedagogical Culture
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Moral Culture: Public Morality and Private Responsibility
Igor Kon, Institute of Ethnography, Russian Academy of Sciences

Pedagogical Culture: Reschooling Soviet Society
Margarita Zhamkochian, Moscow Independent University

Jerry Pankhurst, Wittenberg University

Panel IV. Psychological and Everyday Culture
3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Psychological Culture: Ambivalence and Resistance to Social Change
Alexander Etkind, Institute of Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences

Everyday Culture: From Communal Living to Private Life
Svetlana Boym, Harvard University

Bruce Mazlish, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Reception for the Conference Participants and Guests
UNLV, Engineering Center Lobby, 6:00 p.m.

November 24, 1992

Panel V. Historical and Intellectual Culture
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

The God that Failed: Revolution in Russia and Eastern Europe
Bruce Mazlish, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Intellectual Culture: The End of Russian Intelligentsia
Dmitri N. Shalin, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Eugene Halton, Notre Dame University

Panel VI. Literary and Artistic Culture
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Literary Culture: "New Soviet Man" in the Mirror of Literature
Maurice Friedberg, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

Artistic Culture: The Trial by Freedom
Daniil B. Dondurei, Moscow Institute of Cinema Art

Boris Paramonov, Radio Liberty

Reception for Russian Scholars
Residence of Lonnie Hammargren,
Member, UNLV Board of Regents, 6:00 p.m.

*The Conference is held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4255 Paradise R., Las Vegas, NV 9109. Call 702-369-4400 for reservations. Conference participation is free. An optional $95 fee covers a luncheon, dinner reception, and day trip to the Grand Canyon. For more information write to Dr. Dmitri Shalin, Sociology Department, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV 89154-5033, email:

Web Links

Russian Culture at the Croassroads: an Introduction
Russian Culture at the Crossroads: Paradoxes of Postcommunist C
UNLV Center for Democratic Culture Russian Culture and Intelligentsia Project
Second Nevada Conference on Russian Cultu
Thrd Nevada Conference on Russian Culture
Fourth Nevada Conference on Russian Art and Culture
Cold War Art Samples