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29 Mar 2017

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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    Former CIA Director John Deutch | The Future of US Nuclear Deterrence (3.9.2017)

    MIT Professor Emeritus and former US Director of Central Intelligence John Deutch speaks about US nuclear security as part of the Henry M. Jackson/James R. Schlesinger Visitor Lecture Series. Dr. John Deutch served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 1995-1996, where he was head of the Intelligence Community (all foreign intelligence agencies of the United States). Prior, he served as Deputy Secretary of Defense (1994-1995) and Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisitions and Technology (1993-1994).

  • Posted on 23 Mar 2017

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    Maria Lipman | On the centennial of Russia's Revolution & search for post-Soviet identity (2.24.17)

    Maria Lipman, a Russian analyst and editor of the online journal Counterpoint, discusses Russia's past and future as the country marks the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution. According to Lipman, Russia does not have a shared national narrative of this formative event of the twentieth century. Lipman discusses how the Russian government is commemorating the anniversary and talks about what a fourth presidential term for Vladimir Putin might mean for the Russian Federation. Maria Lipman was the featured speaker for the 2017 Herbert J. Ellison Memorial Lecture at the University of Washington.

  • Posted on 27 Feb 2017

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    Emily Greble | Hierarchies of Citizenship: Islam and the Yugoslav State(2.9.2017)

    During this talk at the University of Washington, Emily Greble discusses how Sharia law came to be enshrined in the constitution of interwar Yugoslavia, a modern, European democracy, and why this is significant for understanding the transformation from empire to nation-state, legal pluralism in the modern era, and the nature of minority protections in interwar Europe. Emily Greble, a historian of the Balkans, is Associate Professor of History and East European Studies at Vanderbilt University. Her first book, "Sarajevo, 1941-1945: Muslims, Christians and Jews in Hitler's Europe" (Cornell, 2011) examines the persistence of institutions and networks in the city of Sarjevo under Nazi occupation during the Second World War.

  • Posted on 14 Feb 2017

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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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