Russia’s Women: The Rulers and The Ruled
The situation of women in Russia has changed dramatically from the reign of Catherine the Great through the Soviet era to the present time. It will continue to unfold – from the time we announce this event until our actual conversation – as we navigate the rapidly changing and sometimes uncertain world in which we live today.
Join us for what will be a thought provoking conversation with
Erin McBurney, PhD – ’81 BA, Yale College
Nadine Fraser, MD – ’12 MPH, Yale School of Public Health
Sunday afternoon, April 2, 2017
2 – 4 pm
At the Hartford home of Susan Lennon ’85 MPPM, School of Management. The address will be provided to those who RSVP.
RSVP no later than Sunday, March 26th to [email protected].
Erin graduated from Yale College in 1981 and completed her doctorate in Russian History at Columbia University in 2014. She studied in Leningrad in 1979 and then returned to post-Communist Russia to conduct dissertation research. In between, she served in the US Marines, worked for the National Gallery of Art in Washington, and taught at the London School of Economics. Erin is now an independent scholar whose research focuses on female sovereignty in 18th –century Russia. She lives in Branford.
Nadine was born in the Soviet Union, in the Far East city of Blagoveshchensk. After graduating from Amur State Medical Academy, she accepted a residency in St. Petersburg and worked in social medicine – with the most vulnerable, disabled, and chronically ill – in the midst of the full collapse of medical and public health systems in Russia in the 1990s. After marrying and moving to the US, Nadine worked with a major medical center in Western Massachusetts, first as the lead Russian interpreter for immigrant and refugee populations and later as a resident physician. After YSPH, she managed the Community Health department for the Connecticut Hospital Association, improving health equity and access to medical services for the underserved populations. Nadine now works with Hartford Healthcare Corporation improving healthcare quality as well as providing analytical support. She lives in Suffield.
Inspired by New York City’s venerable Russian Tea Room, our potluck refreshments will be tea sandwiches (last names beginning with A through L) and sweets (last names beginning with M through Z).