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New Directions Lecture by Alexandra Balod: Country Risk in Russia
On February 25, 2016 Alexandra Balod, associate at Standard & Poor in London, UK, gave a New Directions Lecture entitled "Country Risk in Russia." Balod's talk highlighted the current state of Russia's economy and her outlook on the future of this situation with a focus on the area of investment...[more] [pdf]

Alexandra Balod: "How a Social Sciences Background Can Boost Your Career in Finance"
On February 24, 2016, Alexandra Balod gave a professionalization workshop entitled "How a Social Sciences Background Can Boost Your Career in Finance." Balod is an Associat in the Corporate ratings group at Standard & Poor. Prior to this, she worked for six years in the Sovereign and International...[more] [pdf]

New Directions Lecture: Igor Fedyukin, "Prozhektery: Educational Innovation as an 'Administrative Enterprise' in Russia from Peter I to Putin"
On February 18th, 2016, Professor Igor Fedyukin delivered a lecture entitled "Prozhektery: Educational Innovation as an 'Administrative Enterprise' in Russia from Peter I to Putin." Fedyukin is Associate Professor of History at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. He has also worked as a...[more] [pdf]

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Russian Translator - Wolfram Research, Champaign
Fullbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship (DDRA) Grant Competition
ASEEES Announces New Dissertation Research Grant Program
PhD Studentship: "Creative Agency and Religious Minorities: 'Hidden Galleries' in the Secret Police Archives in 20th Century Central and Eastern Europe" (University College Cork, Ireland)
CFP: "Balkan Worlds III: Power Networks in the Imperial and Post-Imperial Balkans (18th-20th c.)"
CFP: "Hungary 1956-2016 - Reverberations of a Revolution" (Oct. 2016, Edmonton)
CFA: Undergraduate International Area Studies Research Workshop
2016 Project-Based Language Learning & Interculturally Intensive Summer Institute (June 27-July 1, 2016)
Summer School in Russian and Eurasian Studies (SSRES) -- Nazarbayev University (Astana, Kazakhstan)

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., Apr. 4, 2016
New Directions Lecture - Morten Pedersen, "Urban Hunters: Hustling and Gathering in Postsocialist Ulaanbaatar"

Tues., Apr. 12, 2016
Noontime Scholars Lecture - Katerina Capkova, "The Construction of Jewish Identities in Stalinist Poland and Czechoslovakia"

Upcoming Events

Thur., Apr. 20, 2016
MillerComm Lecture Series - Karen Dawisha "Putin's Russia: The past and future of Kleptocracy"

For a full calendar of events see our REEEC Master Calendar


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