We’ve launched an Accelerated REECAS MA Program for US Military Foreign Area Officers! Now FAOs can get the Russian, East European and Central Asian knowledge they want on a schedule that fits their career needs. To learn more, please click here.
Ellison Center Spotlight:
See Professor Scott Radnitz’s new article Paranoia with a purpose: conspiracy theory and political coalitions in Kyrgyzstan in the Post-Soviet Affairs Journal.
Congratulations, Dr. Radnitz!
Upcoming Event Spotlight:
FILM FESTIVAL | October 7-18 Seattle Polish Film Festival
Seattle Polish Film Festival (SPFF) is an annual event showcasing the best of Polish cinema since the early 1990’s. The SPFF is produced and presented by the non-profit Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association.
SPFF was started in 1992 by Polish community leaders Tom Podl and Dr. Michal Friedrich. Mr. Podl and Dr. Friedrich were inspired by other notable Polish Film festivals in the U.S. and in Poland. They wanted to share this special part of Polish culture with the greater Seattle community. SPFF is the second longest running Polish film festival in the United States. 2015 will mark its 23rd anniversary.
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JSIS 589: POST-CONFLICT STATES AND SOCIETIES IN EUROPE
With the return of conflict to Europe in Ukraine and the continuation of conflicts near Europe’s borders as in Syria, essential questions for European security have re-emerged: how can conflicts be contained or resolved; how do post-conflict states and societies engage in the tasks of stabilization and reconstruction; how well or how poorly do post-conflict societies fare in creating the foundations for durable peace and prosperity; what lessons might European experiences bring to light for other conflicts around the world?
Summer and Fall 2015 classes are out and you can select and register for courses through the UW time schedule. Here is a list of selected REECAS classes: