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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 | The Russian Revolution and the Making of the 20th Century (1.25.2017)

    The Russian Revolution was at once a symbol of hope for the oppressed and a warning sign for those in power. It fueled decades of anticommunist ideologies and policies all over the world, but it also had unlikely connections with the Pacific Northwest. Glennys Young is a Professor in the University of Washington's Department of History and the Jackson School of International Studies. She specializes in Russia and the Soviet Union.

  • Posted on 01 Feb 2017

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    Former Russian Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev on US/NATO - Russia Relations Yesterday and Today

    Andrei Kozyrev served as post-Soviet Russia's Foreign Minister from 1991 to 1996, having previously served as Foreign Minister of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. Kozyrev was an early advocate for increased cooperation between the United States and Russia and advocated for the end of the Cold War. Since 2000, Kozyrev has lectured on international affairs and served on the boards of a number of Russian international companies. His most recent article, "Boris Yeltsin, the CIS, and Me" appears in the Wilson Quarterly. He is currently in residence as a Distinguished Fellow at the Kennan Institute in Washington, DC. Kozyrev spoke at the University of Washington, where he discussed US-Russia relations since the disintegration of the Soviet Union.

  • Posted on 01 Feb 2017

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    Robert David Greenberg | Muslim Slavs in the Western Balkans: Challenges to Language (1.23.2017)

    In this talk, Robert David Greenberg discusses controversies and unresolved issues surrounding the status of Muslim Slavs in the Western Balkans. The states that emerged from the former Yugoslavia have established new hierarchies of official and regional or minority languages. The new languages, largely considered to be mutually intelligible, co-exist within the borders of the new states, and this reality has posed significant challenges to language planners. Robert David Greenberg is Dean of Arts and Professor of Linguistics at The University of Auckland. He is a specialist in South Slavic languages and linguistics and has worked on sociolinguistic issues in the former Yugoslavia.

  • Posted on 26 Jan 2017

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    Trump and the World | A Roundtable with UW Jackson School Faculty

    During his campaign, President-Elect Donald Trump made trenchant remarks regarding US allies, the NATO pact, relations with Russia and China and his views on U.S. immigration policies. Faculty at the Henry M. Jackson School for International Studies at the University of Washington held a roundtable to discuss the implications of a Trump presidency on China, Russia, European Union, the Middle East and refugees and immigrants in the US. Featured panelists: Scott Radnitz, Associate Professor and Director of the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies with a focus on the post-Soviet region, authoritarianism and protests. Sabine Lang, Associate Professor of International Studies and Director of the Center for West European Studies with a research focus on on transnational advocacy and multilevel governance in the European Union. Kathie Friedman, Associate Professor of International Studies and an expert on forced migration and refugees. Joel Migdal (via Skype), Robert F. Philip Professor of International Studies and an expert in Middle East politics, states and societies. He is currently on sabbatical in Israel. David Bachman, Henry M. Jackson Professor of International Studies and an expert on China and US-China relations. NOTE: Due technical difficulties, portions of Dr. David Bachman's responses were inaudible and thus have been cut from this podcast. His remarks as recorded will are available on the Jackson School's YouTube account here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKdU6FiYRLY&feature=youtu.be

  • Posted on 01 Dec 2016

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    Carol J. Williams | Trump, Putin, and Russia: What's That All About? (11.1.2016)

    Donald Trump has broken with the Republican Party line in his praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin, promoting good relations with Russia, and criticizing NATO. What's more, Putin has spoken warmly of Trump, and Russia is accused of hacking emails that are then leaked to help Trump's presidential campaign. A week before the election, former LA Times Moscow Bureau Chief Carol J. Williams addressed the intrigue involving Trump, Putin, and Russia at a discussion moderated by Ellison Center Director Scott Radnitz. Williams is former senior international writer for the Los Angeles Times and has won five Overseas Press Club awards, two Sigma Delta Chi citations, and was a 1993 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in international reporting.

  • Posted on 02 Nov 2016

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