This year’s Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), will be held in San Francisco, CA on November 23 – 26, 2019 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis (780 Mission St). IU faculty, staff, and students will present papers and serve as chairs or discussants at over twenty-five panels and roundtables. REEI is a Platinum Sponsor of the event.
From Russia with Pride: Lyosha Gorskhov, REEI-supported scholar in residence at Collins Living-Learning Center
Lyosha Gorshkov, a Brooklyn-based LGBTQ+ activist, has quickly become one of the most outspoken and influential voices in queer politics today. Despite being profiled by outlets such as LogoTV and Vice News, he dismisses fame and media exposure as entirely beside the point.
On April 3 - 5, 2019, REEI hosted Professor Marina Berezhnaya, who chairs the Department of TV and Radio Journalism and Mass Communications at Saint Petersburg State University.
On March 6, Professor of History and International Relations from European University (St. Petersburg) Ivan Kurilla opened a new lecture series at REEI that takes a deeper look at Russian-U.S. relations.
On February 15, environmental journalist Angelina Davydova gave a talk at REEI titled, "Environmental Challenges, Policies, and Grass-Roots Campaigns in Today's Russia." Davydova is currently based at University of California-Davis as a Humphrey Fellow.
During the IU Alumni Reception at the ASEEES Annual Convention in Boston, Paul Richardson was presented with the REEI Distinguished Alumnus Award, an honor that celebrates alumni of the Institute who have made exceptional contributions to academia, public service, education, outreach, and other fields by drawing on their expertise in the Russian and East European region.
On December 7th, 2018, REEI published a letter of solidarity with our colleagues at Central European University signed by Indiana University faculty and staff.
In Fall 2018, Indiana teachers were invited to participate in the Global Literacy Invitation Project at Indiana University.
With funding from the US Department of Education, Title VI National Resource Centers (NRCs) around the country will jointly award stipends to faculty at community colleges and minority-serving institutions to develop and incorporate greater content about Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia into the curricula of the institutions at which they teach.
Jessica Storey-Nagy interviewed Andréa Stanislav to discuss “Reflections Economy of Means.”
On October 23, former colleagues of the late Frank McCloskey (1939-2003), celebrated his contributions to peace in the Balkans at the First Annual McCloskey Forum.
Gregory Aimaro, a Master's student in REEI, has been working and volunteering in the Ukrainian town of Pryluky for years.
Szabolcs László wins Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies graduate student essay prize
Szabolcs László, a Ph.D. student in History at IU, was awarded the ASEEES Graduate Student Essay Prize at the 2018 ASEEES Annual Convention that took place in early December in Boston, Massachusetts.
A newly established, federally funded Russian Language Flagship joined Indiana University's Arabic, Chinese, and Turkish Language Flagships in Fall 2018, making IU Bloomington the only institution in the United States with four such programs and reinforcing IU's reputation as an exceptional place for language study.