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Citizens of the World Festival
By Samantha Celmer
On April 8th, the area studies centers, as well as the College of Education, Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange, and Illinois International Programming, brought Oakwood Junior High School to campus to partake in the inaugural Citizens of the World Festival. Part of International Week on campus, the...[more] [pdf]

Noontime Lecture: Katerina Capkova, "The Construction of Jewish Identities in Stalinist Poland and Czechoslovakia"
By Bethany Wages
On 12 April, 2016, Katerina Capkova gave a Noontime Lecture based on her book project entitled "The Construction of Jewish Identities in Stalinist Poland and Czechoslovakia." Capkova is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences. Currently, she is a Visiting...[more] [pdf]

Prime Minister of Georgia and U of I Alum Giorgi Kvirikashvili Visits Campus
By Maureen Marshall
On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, the Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, gave a public lecture in Deloitte Auditorium in the Business Instructional Facility at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Kvirikashvili is an alumnus of Illinois, having earned a Master's in Finance from the College of...[more] [pdf]

CAS/MillerComm Lecture: Karen Dawisha, "Is Russia a Kleptocracy? And If So, Who Cares and So What?"
By Matthew McWilliams
On April 21, 2016, Professor Karen Dawisha gave a CAS/MillerComm lecture to a packed house at Spurlock Museum's Knight Auditorium. Her lecture was entitled "Is Russia a Kleptocracy? And If So, Who Cares and So What?" Dawisha is the Walter E. Havighurst Professor of Political Science and the Director...[more] [pdf]

Spring 2016 Honors
REEEC would like to congratulate the following student award winners...[more] [pdf]

Spring Reception 2016
REEEC celebrated the end of the academic year with its annual Spring Reception on Friday, May 13. Students, faculty, staff, and guests enjoyed refreshments generously provided by Pekara Bakery. During the reception, student award winners and graduating students were recognized. Matthew Klopfenstein was...[more] [pdf]

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Course Offerings

Fall 2016 Course Offerings



Josf Fronek MPHIL (Research) scholarships in Czech studies 2016-17
Madeleine Albright PhD Scholarships in Czech studies starting 2016-17
Competition for AY2017-2018 Fulbright Student Fellowships in Bulgaria
Call for Submissions: 2016 AWSS Graduate Research Prize
CFP: Poljarnyj Vestnik - An International Journal of Slavic Studies
CFP: Redefining Cities in Post-Soviet Space
CFP: Heritage Studies and Socialism: Transnational Perspectives on Heritage in Eastern and Central Europe
Master of Global Public Policy Program in Moscow
Center for Language Studies at Beloit College (June 11-August 5, 2016)
Russian Language Summer School 2016 (August 1-21, Grodno)

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., Sept. 1, 2016
REEEC Fall Reception

Upcoming Events 

Mon., June 13-Aug. 6, 2016
Summer Research Lab

Fri., June 17-18, 2016
Ralph and Ruth Fisher Forum

Tues., June 21, 2016
SRL Reception and SRS 40th Anniversary Celebration

Thur., Sept. 1, 2016
New Directions Lecture

Thur., Sept. 22, 2016
New Directions Lecture

Thur., Nov. 10, 2016
New Directions Lecture

For a full calendar of events see our REEEC Master Calendar


Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
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