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Russian Legal Consciousness: A Review of the Empirical Evidence
On Thursday, March 12, 2015, Dr. Kathryn Hendley, William Voss-Bascom Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of Wisconsin, presented her New Directions lecture entitled "Russian Legal Consciousness: A Review of the Empirical Evidence." Hendley opened by discussing the legal and economic reform of the Russian legal... [more] [pdf]

Putin's Russia: The Road to Dictatorship and War
On April 2, David Satter gave a REEEC Distinguished Lecture entitled "Putin's Russia: The Road to Dictatorship and War." David Satter is a graduate of both the University of Chicago and Oxford University, and he has extensive knowledge of Russia. Between 1976 and 1982, he served as the Moscow correspondent of the Financial Times of London... [more] [pdf]

High School Students Converge at The University of Chicago for Olympiada of Spoken Russian
Meredith Clason reports that on March 14, 72 students from four high schools and community-based Russian programs came together on the campus of the University of Chicago to participate in the first autonomous Illinois ACTR Olympiada of Spoken Russian. This event represents one of about 15 annual regional pre-college Russian... [more] [pdf]

Balkanalia: An Academic Year in Review
During the week of November 13-16, 2014, "Balkanalia," the University of Illinois Balkan Music Ensemble was invited to attend and play music for the Society for Ethnomusicology's 59th Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I recently interviewed the Director of Balkanalia, Professor Donna Buchanan on this topic and other... [more] [pdf]

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Faculty and Visiting Scholar News

Faculty News: Publications and Awards for REEEC Affiliates
The coming of spring brought many fine achievements for the REEEC affiliated faculty. Our faculty has represented exemplary accomplishments across the board from publication to awards. April's featured faculty are Professor of Law, Peter Maggs, Professor of Slavic Literatures and Languages, Valeria Sobol, Professor of Slavic... [more] [pdf]

Course Announcements

Fall Course Offerings


Analyst, Russia/Eurasia at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Field LLP

2016-17 Core Fulbright US Scholar Program

Paid Internship with Russian Life

Russian Language Translator and Content Coordinator

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Sandi Port Errant Language and Culture Learning Center, University of Illinois at Chicago

Call for Papers: AATSEEL Annual Conference (Austin, Texas, January 7-10, 2016)

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.




Upcoming Events

Fri., Apr. 30, 2015
Ukrainian documentary screening "Heaven Admits No Slaves"

Save the Date

Fri., May. 15, 2015
REEEC Spring Reception

For our full calendar of events see our REEEC Master Calendar
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