Prof. Dev: New Views on Sovereignty in Eurasia Workshop

Deadline: March 10, 2023

Greetings and warm wishes from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Center and the Slavic Reference Service invite faculty, graduate students, early career scholars, independent researchers, and policy analysts to participate in the upcoming workshop, New Views on Sovereignty in Eurasia, on June 19th-20th, 2023. Scholars will be able to participate in person and virtually through Zoom.

Dr. Leone Musgrave (United States Army War College) and Dr. Kristoffer Rees (Indiana University East) will be leading this workshop as co-moderators.

This workshop will examine issues of sovereignty and national security in contemporary Eurasia. With competing spheres of influence, the post-Soviet space is undergoing rapid changes that are reshaping US foreign policy and causing widespread instability in the region. The workshop will critically apply multidisciplinary perspectives in order to contextualize regional trends.

Drawing on political science and historical perspectives from debates on self-determination, “extra-territorial” autonomy, and international governance, this workshop forms a part of this year’s Summer Research Laboratory (SRL) in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The priority deadline for SRL applications is March 10. For questions about the Summer Research Laboratory, funding, and information on other workshops, please contact us at

This year’s SRL is made possible by generous support from the US Department of State, through its Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII).