To mark the centennial of the Russian Revolution of 1917, The University of New Mexico Department of History has organized a public lecture series. In addition to revisiting the history and legacies of the Russian Revolution, the program will discuss current events.


The series will provide content to educate by presenting various expert and deeply informed perspectives. It will enhance critical thinking to help the community become more savvy consumers of media with a heightened appreciation for epistemological questions and the parameters of various areas of knowledge creation. It will also broaden students’ career perspectives. 

Upcoming lectures: 

  • Oct. 19: Guest lecture, Sabra Ayres, Russia correspondent, Los Angeles Times: Reporting on Russia and Ukraine. Time: 2 – 3:15 p.m. Location: Castetter Hall, Room 55 (Building 21, west of Yale & Redondo) 
  • Oct. 20: Guest lecture, Sir Lawrence Freedman, Professor Emeritus of War Studies, King’s College London: “The Future of Wars: Russia’s Gray War.” Time: 12 – 1 p.m. Location: Ortega Hall Reading Room, 3rd floor
  • Nov. 1: Guest lecture, Dr. Tricia Starks: “The Revolutionary Origins of the Soviet Healthcare System.” Time: 4 – 5 p.m. Location: Math & Science Learning Center, Room 102 
  • Nov. 2: Guest lecture, Dr. Sean Guillory: "Taking the Ph.D. Beyond Academia." Time: 12 – 1:15 p.m. Location: History Commons Room 
  • Nov. 2: Guest lecture, Daniel Wolfe, Deputy Directory Onexim Group, Moscow: “Doing Business in Russia, 1992-2017.” Time: 2 – 3:15 p.m. Location: History Commons Room 
  • Nov 2: Russia: 1917 to 2017: A dialogue with experts. Time: 5 – 7 p.m. Location: Math & Science Learning Center, Room 102. Reception to follow