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Faculty Highlight -- Roman Ivaskiv
REEEC is glad to welcom Roman Ivashkiv, Lecturer and Language Program Coordinator in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. He received a B.A. and M.A. in English Linguistics and Translation Studies from the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, an M.A. in Russian and Comparative Literature from Pennsylvania... [more] [pdf]

REEEC Affiliated faculty Prof. Mohammad Babadoost on the Likely Canned Pumpkin Shortage
On 7 October 2015, REEEC affiliated faculty member and Professor of Crop Sciences Mohammad Babadoost was interviewed by The Associated Press on a possible shortage of pumpkin before this year's Thanksgiving. Professor Babadoost's primary disciplines within the field of crop sciences are plant pathology and... [more] [pdf]

A "Minute With" Richard Tempest on Vladimir Putin and his Leadership Style in the Wake of Syria
Vladimir Putin is making headlines again, this time by intervening in Syria's civil war. At the end of September, the Russian president began a bombing campaign against rebel forces, including ISIS but also U.S.-supported groups, and has announced he is sending ground forces into the country. Som commentators have suggested... [more] [pdf]

Dr. Erik Scott, "Familiar Strangers: The Georgian Diaspora and the Evolution of the Soviet Empire." 
On September 24, 2015, Dr. Erik R. Scott, Associate Professor at the University of Kansas, delivered his lecture 'Familiar Strangers: The Georgian Diaspora and the Evolution of the Soviet Empire.' Scott began by putting forth the notion of reinterpreting the Soviet Empire as a collection of diasporas that were perpetuated by the... [more] [pdf]

Allan Mustard -- Ambassador to Turkmenistan
Allan Mustard's professional goal wasn't to become a U.S. ambassador. But after a dozen career moves, Mustard is not serving in his first year as Ambassador to Turkmenistan--a country a little larger than California that shares borders with Iran and Afghanistan. He describes his career path not as one with a calculated... [more] [pdf]

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ASEEES Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship -- Russian Historical Studies

Wayne Vucinich Visiting Scholar Fellowship -- CREEES, Stanford University

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Sharon Abramson Research Grant for the Study of the Holocaust

CFP: "Between Class and Nation: Labour and Identity in Late Socialism" 

CFP: "Children and War: Past and Present"

CFP: The Many Faces of Late Socialism: The Individual in the "Eastern Bloc," 1953-1988

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

Mon., Oct. 26, 2015
The Talking Dead: Articulating the 'Zombified' Subject Under Putin

Save the Date

Thur., Nov. 5, 2015
The Political Prisoner as a Global Figure

Sun., Nov. 8, 2015

Bela Bartok String Quartet Cycle with the Jupiter String Quartet

Tues., Nov. 10, 2015
Bulgarian-Russian Trade Relations in the Post-Socialist Period

For our full calendar of events see our REEEC Master Calendar
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