Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
IERES's Arctic Research Coordination Network is holding a two-day conference on Promoting Sustainability in Russia's Arctic Cities May 30-31. This two-day conference will provide an overview of how climate change, energy development, and migration trends are affecting the sustainability of Russia's Arctic cities.
Just released: Migration and Social Upheaval as the Face of Globalization in Central Asia, edited by Professor Marlene Laruelle. This edited volume, with articles by US, Central Asian, and French scholars, investigates massive labor migrations from Central Asia and discusses the social, economic, and cultural transformations linked to them.
IERES scholars have been providing commentary to the media in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings.
» "The Boston Marathon Attack, the North Caucasus, and U.S.-Russian Relations" - Cory Welt
» "The New Insurgents of Our Era" - Sufian Zhemukhov
» "The Chechen Connection" - Jean-Francois Ratelle
» Jean-Francois Ratelle speaks to Radio Canada [in French]
IERES co-hosted the Elysee Treaty Debate, a debate competition held to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Elysee Treaty, which marked a historic change in relations between France and Germany. Students from 29 universities across the country took part in the two-day competition on the topic "Resolved: The Elysee Treaty proves concerted engagement can render war between two former enemies unthinkable." Congratulations to the Loyola Marymount University team for taking first place!
IERES hosted Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Igor S. Ivanov on April 4, who spoke about global developments and U.S.-Russian relations.
Putin 3.0 - One Year Later
Tuesday, May 28, 4:00-6:00
Traps of Political Succession in Kazakhstan
Wednesday, May 29, 12:00-1:30
Promoting Sustainability in Russia's Arctic Cities
Thursday, May 30, 9:00-4:45
Friday, May 31, 9:00-4:45
Visiting Scholar Aglaya Snetkov comments on Kyrgyzstan's decision to close the Manas airbase to the US in mid-2014 for Voice of America [in Russian].
Visiting Scholar Aglaya Snetkov speaks about the US-Russia reset [part 2].
Professor Scheherazade Rehman blogs about the state of the global economy.
Visiting Scholar Ivan Kurilla and Ph.D. Student Charles Sullivan analyze US-Russia relations on the anniversary of the victory over the Nazis in WWII [in Russian].
Professor Harris Mylonas discusses nation-building in a recent article for e-International Relations.
Professor Scheherazade Rehman blogs about austerity in the Eurozone.
Professor Henry Hale authors policy paper on prospects for Afghanistan in 2014.
Proessor Hope M. Harrison authors article about looking back at the history of the Berlin Wall.
Professor Marlene Laruelle edits volume on Migration and Social Upheaval as the Face of Globalization in Central Asia.