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Degradation and Humiliation on the Kolyada State: Ekaterinburg Love Stories
On February 17, 2015, Dr. Valleri Robinson, Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Illinois, presented her current project dedicated to the work of Nikolai Kolyada, a well-known Russian dramatist and stage director based in the city of Ekaterinburg. Prof. Robinson conducted her research, sponsered by a Fulbright Award... [more] [pdf]

Samizdat or Underground?In collaboration with the International and Area Studies Library, the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois has acquired a special collection of samizdat literature. On March 2, 2015, the book dealer who facilitated the sale, Mr. Jonathan McNamara, brought the collection to campus. As part of this special occasion... [more] [pdf]

Social Transition and Agricultural Potential in the Caucasus and Central Asian Region
On March 10th, Mohammed Babadoost spoke at REEEC's Noontime Scholars Lecture. Dr. Mohammed Babadoost is Professor of Plant Pathology and extension specialist in the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES) at the University of Illinois. He has recently been honored with the Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award... [more] [pdf]

Backlash in East-Central Europe? What Happened to the Promise of 1989?
On February 27, 2015, John Feffer, the director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies, gave a talk that was part of the European Union Center's Jean Monnet lecture series and co-sponsored by REEEC entitled "Backlash in East-Central Europe: What Happened to the Promise of 1989?" As the lecture suggests... [more] [pdf]

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Faculty and Visiting Scholar News

University of Illinois Announces Professor Mohammed Babadoost as Honoree of 2014 International Achievement Award
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Illinois International have chosen a list of esteemed winners for its annual International Achievement Awards, they announced today. The winners--who range from alumni, to faculty and students--will be celebrated for their work at the annual International Achievement Awards banquet... [more] [pdf]


Middlebury Summer Language Russian Instructor

Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in Russian Language, Literature, and Culture

CFP: The Art of Teaching Russian

Global Migration in the 21st Century

15th Aleksanteri Conference: Culture and Russian Society, Helsinki 21-23 October, 2015

Grant Opportunity from Open Society Foundations

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 to the opportunities page for more information.




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Thur., Apr. 2, 2015
Putin's Russia: The Road to Dictatorship and WarThurs., Mar. 12, 2015

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