Prof. Dev: Stanford U.S.–Russia Forum 2019–20

Deadline for Applications: May 3 (early decision); June 7, 2019

The Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum (SURF) is now accepting applications for the 2019-20 program!

The Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum is a platform for students to address the most pressing issues and opportunities between the United States and Russia. They are seeking members for research working groups in the areas of nuclear affairs, entrepreneurship, space exploration, climate and environment, counterterrorism, healthcare, the Arctic, energy geopolitics, security, and more.

This November, participants will attend a week-long conference in Russia. Following the fall conference, participants form working groups and collaborate on research for publication over the academic year. The program concludes with a capstone conference in April 2020 where research findings are presented and ideas are shared with academics, policy-makers, governmental and non-governmental agencies, and other interested parties. Continue reading “Prof. Dev: Stanford U.S.–Russia Forum 2019–20”

Conf: Modernity and Trends (U. VA)

“On the Edge”:  An Interdisciplinary Forum on Innovation, Modernity, and Trends
The University of Virginia, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
March 29 – 30, 2019

The modern world is punctuated by periods of innovation, revolution, and change. As we conceive of monumental breakthroughs throughout history and across cultures, we look to individuals and movements that have challenged the status quo and broke with accepted norms and traditions. This forum is dedicated to challenging contemporary and historical perceptions and values, identifying outlying ideas and trends, and investigating tensions between the old and the new. How do emerging trends, innovations, and new social outlooks affect our thinking and our society? How do revolutions and uprisings help us understand our particular milieus and our global world? What are the interrelationships between political, economic, scientific, and social change?

Contact: Please send questions slavicforum2019@gmail.com. Further information about the conference, SGSS, and the UVA Slavic Department can be found at slavic.as.virginia.edu.

Conf: Researching and Teaching the EU: Best Practices and Current Trends in EU Scholarship (U. of Illinois)

Date: November 9-10, 2018

Annual EU Studies Conference:
“Researching and Teaching the EU: Best Practices and Current Trends in EU Scholarship”

November 9-10, 2018

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Levis Faculty Center | 919 W Illinois St | Urbana, IL 61801 | [map]
Conference web page | Online registration


Registration deadline: 
Friday, October 12, 2018

Special pre-conference events:

NOVEMBER 9, 2018
17th Annual EU Day 

10:30 am: Annual EU Day Keynote Address: “State of the European Union”
to be delivered by the Ambassador of the European Union to the United States, his Excellency David O’Sullivan
preceded by a welcome reception (10:00 am) and followed by luncheon (12:00 pm)

3:00-4:30 pm: Roundtable: “Elections and US-EU Relations: A Comparative Look at the Elections to the US Congress and the European Parliament and Implications for Transatlantic Relations”

followed by reception (4:30 pm)

Featuring:
former Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Mr. Bob Van den Bos as one of the speakers

Continue reading “Conf: Researching and Teaching the EU: Best Practices and Current Trends in EU Scholarship (U. of Illinois)”