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18 Feb 2018

The Ellison Center at the University of Washington

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The Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies at the University of Washington promotes in-depth interdisciplinary study of all major post-communist subregions - Eastern and Central Europe, the Baltic region, the Caucasus and Central Asia, and Russia - in order to understand the legacies of the imperial and communist past as well as to analyze the emerging institutions and identities that will shape Eurasia's future. We share audio of interesting and relevant events hosted by our Center.

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    Glennys Young | Trump in the World: Russia (11.27.2017)

    As part of the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington's series of talks on “Trump in the World: International Implications of the Trump Presidency,” Glennys Young discusses the implications of Donald Trump's presidency from the perspective of Russia

  • Posted on 16 Jan 2018

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    Monica Filimon | Director Cristi Puiu and Romanian New Cinema (11.16.2017)

    Monica Filimon discusses her new book Cristi Puiu (University of Illinois Press 2017) and the beginnings of New Romanian cinema with a specific focus on the works of director Cristi Puiu and his black comedy The Death of Mr. Lazarescu. Monica Filimon is a New York-based film critic and has published various articles, interviews, and reviews in the Cineaste Magazine as well as in many other peer-reviewed journals and anthologies. She is currently an assistant professor of English at Kingsborough Community College, CUNY.

  • Posted on 22 Nov 2017

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    Romanian Ambassador Maior | Security Challenges & Opportunities for NATO in East Europe (11.9.2017)

    Romanian Ambassador to the U.S. George Maior is both a diplomat and a scholar, with great expertise in security and intelligence, international law, and political science. His written works and lectures reflect on the turbulent contemporary world and its defense policies.

  • Posted on 21 Nov 2017

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    Tony Allison | A Seattleite's Involvement with the Cold War & Citizen Diplomacy(10.24.2017)

    In this talk, Seattle native Tony Allison discusses his involvement in a jointly owned Soviet-American fishing venture during the Cold War period. Allison served as Director of the Nakhodka and Moscow offices of the Marine Resources Company and then, after the end of the Soviet Union, as CEO from 1990 until its closure in 2001. The company sponsored or initiated several other forms of citizen diplomacy with the USSR-Russia. Allison became a high school history teacher in Seattle and then transitioned to teaching environmental education at the Washington Park Arboretum and Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust and recently initiated an environmental education exchange between Botanical Gardens in Russia and the Pacific Northwest. This talk was presented as part of the Ellison Center's Fall 2017 Master Teacher Workshop: Glasnost and Goodwill: The Cold War, Washington State, and the Power of Citizen Diplomacy.

  • Posted on 17 Nov 2017

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    Glennys Young | The Global Cold War and Washington State (10.24.2017)

    Glennys Young is a Professor in the History Department and the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. In this talk, Dr. Young considers the Cold War in relation to Washington State - the effect of the war on the state and their role in it - how residents contributed to efforts for peace, and what this could mean in today's "increasingly dangerous times."

  • Posted on 15 Nov 2017

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