***Global Public Seminars in CIE*** Re-imagining Intellectual Leadership in Post-Soviet Higher Education

This presentation shares insights from interviews with Ukrainian, Georgian, Kazakh and Russian scholars engaged in reforming universities and building academic professions in their countries. The study examines opportunities and challenges in reframing the roles and responsibilities of the post-soviet professoriate in the era of global neoliberalism, international status anxiety, and post-truth politics.