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Noontime Scholars Lecture: Karol Kujawa, "Migration Crisis: Implications for Turkish-EU Relations"
By Matthew McWilliams
On February 14th, REEEC Visiting Scholar Karol Kujawa gave a Noontime Scholars Lecture entitled "Migration Crisis: Implications for Turkish-EU Relations." Kujawa is a Kosciuszko Foundation Fellow and Assistant Professor at Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University...[more] [pdf]

Noontime Scholars Lecture: Kirill Maslinsky, "The Trace of the 'Thaw' in the Emotional Palette of Soviet Children's Literature"
By Stephanie Chung
Kirill Maslinsky, Fulbright Fellow at Illinois Wesleyan University and a Visiting Professor at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, gave the REEEC Noontime Scholars Lecture entitled "The Trace of the 'Thaw' in the Emotional Palette of Soviet Children's Literature" on February...[more] [pdf]

New Directions Lecture: Christine Evans, "17 Reasons To Get Along with the Secret Police: Tatyana Lioznova's 'Seventeen Moments of Spring' from the Soviet 1970s to the Putin Era"
By Nick Goodell
On February 23rd, Christine Evans, (Assistant Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and a scholar of Soviet culture, mass media, and plays) gave a lecture on the popular 1973 Soviet TV miniseries Seventeen Moments of Spring. Her lecture, entitled...[more] [pdf]

International Night at Carrie Busey Elementary
On March 9, 2017, REEEC outreach staff and students participated in International Night at Carrie Busey Elementary in Savoy. It was a lively event with performances, crafts, national costumes, and food from all over the world. Stephanie Chung (REEEC Outreach and Programming...[more] [pdf]

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Faculty News

REEEC Faculty Named IPRH Fellows
Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) at the University of Illinois has awarded its annual Faculty and Graduate Student Fellowships to seven faculty members and seven graduate students for the 2017-2018 academic year, which will center on the theme of "Paradigm..[more] [pdf]

Faculty News
Cynthia Buckley (Professor of Sociology) presented at Indiana University's International Symposium on Sustainable Development: Human Migration on January 20, 2017. She gave the introductory remarks and led the Day-in-Summary Conversation. More information about the...[more] [pdf]


Course Offerings

New & Select Fall 2017 Courses - Russia, East Europe, & Eurasia
(Note: this is not a complete list of REEE courses offered in Fall 2017. Visit course explorer and department pages for more classes!)...[more] [pdf]



U.S.-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program 2017 Grant Competition
One Year Post-Doctoral Research and Teaching Fellowship in Jewish Studies, Central European University
CFP: 1918 and the Search for New Internationalism in Central European Academia (Call for Papers for a thematic section in Studia Historiae Scientiarum 2018)
CFP: "Rule of Law Revisited: Applying Law in Russia and Beyond" -- 20-21 November 2017 (Helsinki)
CFP: "Multiculturalism and Language Contact" -- 31 August-1 September 2017 (Southeast European University, Tetovo, Macedonia)

Russian Language Pedagogy Workshop: "“Teaching Russian from the Intermediate/1 to Advanced/2 Levels of Proficiency” -- July 31-August 4, 2017 (UCLA)
CFP: UC Berkeley Revolutionary Centenary Workshop: "100 Years Later: The Russian Revolution and its Consequences"
CFP: The Modern State and Religious “Dissent”

Please be aware that there are several great opportunities posted on the REEEC website that are not listed here. Use this link to click through the opportunities page for more information.


Save the Date 

Thur., May 4, 2017
REEEC Spring Reception

Upcoming Events 

Tue., Apr. 25, 2017
Lydia Catedral - Noontime Scholars Lecture

Tue., Apr. 25, 2017
Searching for Putin: An Exploration of Sources and Perspectives

Fri., Apr. 28, 2017
Conference - "Spaces of Remembering the Armenian Genocide"

For a full calendar of events see our REEEC Master Calendar


Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Office: 104 International Studies Building, 910 S Fifth Street, Champaign, IL 61820
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