Meet our Presenters
Religion and Russia's War Against The Ukraine
Dr. Vyacheslav Karpov, Professor of Sociology, teaches in the sociology department of Western Michigan University. He studies and teaches in: comparative sociology of religion; religion, values and tolerance; and comparative sociology of education.
Can Youtube Replace Russian TV?
Dr. Anna Popkova is an Assistant Professor at Western Michigan University School of Communication where she teaches courses on public relations. Dr. Popkova’s research explores the relationships between media, civil society and political discourse in contemporary Russia, as well as the interplay between media, public opinion and foreign policy/international affairs in the context of Russia-U.S. relations. Dr. Popkova’s work has been published in the Journal of Communication Inquiry, the International Journal of Communicationand the International Communication Gazette. She earned her PhD in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Minnesota in 2015.
How are Video Games Made in Russia?
Tim Williams, Director of Operations and Adam Martinazzi, Designer, from Plarium. Plarium was founded in 2009 with one clearly defined goal: create great online games for the whole world to play. In 2011, they shifted focus to Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) strategy games, and since the release of the post-apocalyptic classic, Total Domination, they haven’t looked back. (More information)