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REEEC Noontime Scholars Lecture: "Colonial Policy, Social Trust, and Economic Resilience: The Long-Term Impacts of Imperial Russian Settlement in Southern Kazakhstan"

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
Location
https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqf-mpqTgrE9KnlkuD7ci_Ltpm1eGlAIK7
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Nov 30, 2021   12:00 pm  
Speaker
Professor Webb Williams
Registration
Registration
Contact
Stephaine Porter
E-Mail
chung88@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
Campus Humanities Calendar

Social trust is a driver of many important political and economic processes and outcomes, including democracy and economic development. In this project, Professor Webb Williams asks two questions about social trust: How do colonial legacies shape social trust? And how does the level and type of social trust present in a community affect the resilience that community will demonstrate in the face of unexpected disasters? She addresses these two questions by analyzing the politics, economics, and history of Kazakhstan. She finds that geographic patterns of social trust in southern Kazakhstan are linked to Imperial Russian policy decisions about colonial settlement.

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