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Visiting Scholar Highlight - Sang Chul Park
REEEC Welcomes Professor Sang Chul Park, a visiting scholar for the 2015-2016 academic year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prof. Park graduated from Seoul National University with a major in Russian History. He lived in St. Petersburg for two years (1996-1998) while working on his Ph.D. dissertation, which examined... [more] [pdf]

Dr. Paskal Zhelev, "New Trends in the EU Industrial Policy - Implications for Bulgaria"
On October 16th, 2015, Dr. Paskal Zhelev, a senior assistant professor at the University of National and World Economy, gave a lecture entitled "New Trends in the EU Industrial Policy - Implications for Bulgaria." From the perspective of his background in International Economic Relations, he outlined industrial policy ("IP")... [more] [pdf]

Marina Filipovic, "The Digestive Tract of the Universe: Andrei Platonov's 'Antropo-tekhnika'"
On October 20th, 2015, Marina Filipovic, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, gave a lecture entitled "The Digestive Tract of the Universe: Andrei Platonov's 'Antropo-tekhnika.'" Filipovic began by situating her lecture in the 1920s, a period when "Soviet Russia embarked on the project of creating a... [more] [pdf]

A Summer in Kyrgyzstan: Slavic Languages and Literatures Ph.D. Candidate, Nadia Hoppe's Summer Russian Language Experience 
After receiving the FLAS for Summer 2015, I found myself in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan studying in an intensive Russian language program at The London School. Having entered with little expectations and little knowledge of the country, I have to admit, I encountered some surprises. I used my first squat toilet. I rode my first marshrutka... [more] [pdf]

New Directions Lecture: Eliot Borenstein, "The Talking Dead: Articulating the 'Zombified' Subject Under Putin"
On October 26, Professor Eliot Borenstein (New York University) gave a lecture entitled "The Talking Dead: Articulating the 'Zombified' Subject Under Putin." He is the author of Men without Women: Masculinity and Revolution in Russian Fiction, 1917-1929 (2000) and Overkill: Sex Violence, and Russian Popular Culture after 1991 (2008)... [more] [pdf]

Padraic Kenney - "The Political Prisoner as a Global Figure"
When considering the term "political prisoner," who usually comes to mind? Many people would certainly think of Nelson Mandela, Vaclav Havel, and Mahatma Gandhi, each imprisoned for their ideas and political activities. Mandela, however, is not, officially, a political prisoner. Amnesty International actually rescinded its decision to... [more] [pdf]

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Spring Course Offerings 

The following courses will be available for REEES students to take in the Spring of 2016. Register today!
LAW 657, International Human Rights Law (3 or 4 credit hours): Instructed by Prof. Francis Boyle. Studies established and developing legal rules and procedures governing the proteciton of international human rights... [more] [pdf]


Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship Program in Russian Historical Studies

American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) Funding Opportunities

CFP: Religion and Magic in Socialist and Post-Socialist Contexts

CFP: "Gender, Sexuality and Citizenship" -- Thirteenth Annual Conference in Citizenship Studies

"100 Years of Suprematism" (New York, Dec. 11-12, 2015)

CFP: Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics, 25th Annual Meeting (Cornell, May 13-15, 2016)

CFP: Graduate Student Conference in Slavic Studies University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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., Dec. 7, 2015
Framing Homosexuality in Moral Terms: Patterns of Potential Tolerance in Central Asia 

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Wed., Dec. 9, 2015
REEEC Winter Reception

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