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2016-17 Center E-news articles (in pdf)
December E-News 2016 - web archive
New Directions in the Scholarship on the 1956 Hungarian Revolution: Memory and the Transnational Impact 60 Years After
Miller Comm Lecture Series: Masha Gessen, "Retrofitting Totalitarianism in Putin's Russia"
New Directions Lecture: Yuliya Zabyelina, "The Urge to Purge: Lustration in Ukraineduring Ongoing Conflict"
Noontime Scholars Lecture: Anca Mandru, "'Born through literary critique': Early Romanian Socialism and the Literary Marketplace"
Youth LIterature Festival
Careers at UN and International Organizations
Prof. Cynthia Buckley Gives Keynote Address at the Greater Community AIDS Project
Letter from the Director
New Directions Lecture: Mark Steinberg, "Leaping into the Open Air of History: The Russian Revolution and the Utopian Imagination"
Russian Studies Panel: "Building a Russian University"
Noontime Scholars Lecture: Jasmina Savic, "Into the Bright Future: Mikhail Armalinsky's Literary Revolution and the Poetics of Porn"
New Directions Lecture: Douglas Blum, "Explaining Cultural Globalization: A Synthesis of Bourdieusian Critical Realist Approaches"
Stage Russia Presents: Eugene Onegin
New Directions Lecture: Alex Rabinowitch, "The Petrograd Bolsheviks and the Birth of Soviet Russia: Centennial Reflections"
Slavic Story Time
Fall 2016 Visiting Scholars: Rufat Mammadov and Sahil Guliyev
Alumna Rebecca Mitchell Awarded W. Bruce Lincoln Prize from ASEEES
Current UIUC PhD Candidate Anca Mandru Awarded the 2016 ASEEES Graduate Student Essay Prize
2016-2017 FLAS Fellows
2016 Ralph and Ruth Fisher Forum: Population, Health and Social Change in Eurasia
2016 Fisher Fellow: Anastasiya Boika
2016 Summer Research Laboratory Reception and Slavic Reference Service 40th Anniversary Celebration
Noontime Scholars Lecture: Tricia Starks, "Tobacco as Product, Producer and Saboteur of Empire"
Noontime Scholars Lecture: Elaine MacKinnon, "'Found in Translation': Exploring Soviet History, Memory, and Identity Through Lyudmila Miklashevskaya's Memoir Povtorenie proidennego
Noontime Scholars Lecture: Anastasiya Boika, "Curing the Ailments of City Living: The Garden City in Late Imperial Russia"
What is Political Reconciliation? Reflections on Reconciliation After the Karadzic Trial
Citizens of the World Festival
Noontime Lecture: Katerina Capkova, "The Construction of Jewish Identities in Stalinist Poland and Czechoslovakia"
Prime Minister of Georgia and U of I Alum, Giorgi Kvirikashvili Visits Campus
CAS/MillerComm Lecture: Karen Dawisha, "Is Russia a Kleptocracy? And If So, Who Cares and So What?"
Spring 2016 Honors
Spring Reception 2016
Slavic Story Time
New Directions Lecture: Faith Hillis, "Europe's Russian Colonies: Tsarist Emigres and the Quest for Freedom in Nineteenth-Century Europe"
Georgian Anchiskhati Choir
Fall 2016 Course Offerings
REEEC New Directions Lecture: Gordon Smith, “Plus ça change: Legacies of Soviet Legal Culture in Russia Today”
LCTL Training Workshop
Olympiada of Spoken Russian Takes Place at the University of Illinois
New Directions Lecture by Alexandra Balod: Country Risk in Russia
Alexandra Balod: "How a Social Sciences Background Can Boost Your Career in Finance"
New Directions Lecture: Igor Fedyukin, "Prozhektery: Educational Innovation as an 'Administrative Enterprise' in Russia from Peter I to Putin"
february e-news 2016 - web archive
REEEC Graduate Assistant Staff Highlight: Stephanie Chung
Anna Shternshis, "Machine Guns, Mothers' Graves and Hitler the Haman: Soviet Yiddish Songs of World War II"
REEEC Event: Performance by Tuvan Throat-Singing Ensemble Alash
REEEC Welcomes New Outreach and Programming Coordinator Sam Celmer
REEEC Director, David Cooper, Welcomes the New Spring Semester
REEEC Faculty Achievements, Fall 2015
Summer Research Lab and Fisher Forum 2016 Announcement
December e-news 2015 - web archive
REEEC Welcomes New Associate Director Dr. Maureen Marshall
Traveling to Europe: An Introduction to Alumnus Jeremy Crumpton's Travel and Language Study Blog
REEEC Winter Reception 2015
REEEC Headstart Program
November e-news 2015 - web archive
Visiting Scholar Highlight - Sang Chul Park
Dr. Paskal Zhelev, "New Trends in the EU Industrial Policy - Implications for Bulgaria"
Marina Filipovic, "The Digestive Tract of the Universe: Andrei Platonov's 'Antropo-tekhnika'"
A Summer in Kyrgyzstan: Slavic Languages and Literatures Ph.D. Candidate Nadia Hoppe's Summer Russian Language Experience
New Directions Lecture: Eliot Borenstein, "The Talking Dead: Articulating the 'Zombified' Subject Under Putin"
Spring Course Offerings
Padraic Kenney - "The Political Prisoner as a Global Figure"
Faculty Highlight -- Roman Ivashkiv
REEEC Affiliated faculty Prof. Mohammad Babadoost on the Likely Canned Pumpkin Shortage
A "Minute With" Richard Tempest on Vladimir Putin and his Leadership Style in the Wake of Syria
Dr. Erik Scott, "Familiar Strangers: The Georgian Diaspora and the Evolution of the Soviet Empire."
Allan Mustard--Ambassador to Turkmenistan
september e-news 2015 - web archive
Visiting Scholar Highlight - Paskal Zhelev
New Directions Lecture: Dr. Zsuzsa Gille, "Paprika, Foie Gras and Red Mud: Hungary Ten Years after EU Accession"
REEEC 2015 Fall Reception
Letter from the Director
Associate Director Alisha Kirchoff's Farewell Event
2015 Summer Research Laboratory Reception
2015 Fisher Fellow Sean McDaniel
Empire on the Steppe: Migration and Settlement in northern Kazakhstan from the Late 19th to the Early 20th Century
European Community - Yugoslav Relations: Documents that Mattered (1980-1992)
Creators of 19th century Czech literary hoaxes deserve credit, says academic David Cooper
Women's sexual risk-taking in tourism focus of new study