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:
Read Fareed Zakaria’s glowing New York Times book review of ‘The Shape of the New: Four Big Ideas and How They Made the Modern World’ by Ellison Center professors Scott Montgomery and Daniel Chirot.
FILM FESTIVAL | November 20-22 One Eye Laughing, One Eye Crying: Tales of Resistance
The title of the festival highlights a certain Romanian taste for dark humor and wisdom to reconcile life’s most demanding contradictions. This year’s edition celebrates Romania’s cultural, ethnic and religious diversity within a society where personal, unforgettable stories have challenged and altered the course of history. Through our selection of comedy-dramas, documentaries, and animation, you will discover the internationally praised ‘New Romanian Cinema’ and its precursors. Local and international special guests will present the movies and interact with the audience at the festival gala.
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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:
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