Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
The Central Asia Program is excited to announce the launch of a new journal, Central Asian Affairs. Central Asian Affairs is a peer-reviewed journal that is published three times per year. It aims to feature innovative social science research on contemporary developments in the wider Central Asian region and raise the standards of scholarship for Central Eurasian Studies. For more information on submitting a manuscript click here.
The Central Asia Program at IERES has been awarded a $270,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation’s Henry R. Luce Initiative on Religion & International Affairs. The grant will support a new Central Eurasia – Religion in International Affairs (CERIA) initiative. CERIA aims to become a platform of knowledge on religion in the wider Central Asian region, and will investigate religion as a 'societal shaper' that has broader implications in shaping politics, security, economy, nation-building and culture. Using this approach, CERIA hopes to contribute to a broader discussion on the role of religion in international affairs.
PONARS Eurasia hosted a panel of experts to discuss Russia's annexation of Crimea and the Ukrainian reaction on March 21.
Just published: The Vilnius Moment, a collection of policy memos based on the proceedings of the December 2013 PONARS Eurasia workshop held in collaboration with the European Institute of Political Studies in Moldova (EIPSM). The workshop, "The Future of the EU-Russia Neighborhood," centered on the development of EU relations with its Eastern neighbors in the aftermath of the November 28-29 Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius.
The Central Asia Program-SIPRI North America Central Asia Fellowship Program is intended for young professionals—scholars, government officials, policy experts, human rights and democracy activists—who want to enhance their research and analytical skills and seek to become public policy leaders in their respective countries. Fellows will spend five months in residence in Washington, DC. The theme for the Fall session of 2014 is Central Asia and Globalization. Deadline: May 1, 2014. For more information click here.
Youth in Kazakhstan: Societal Changes, Challenges and Opportunities
Monday, April 21, 9:00-6:30
Hollywood Exiles in Europe: The Blacklist and Cold War Historiography
Monday, April 21, 4:00-5:00
Soviet and Russian Environmental Practices
Thursday, April 24, 4:00-5:00
Professor Marlene Laruelle co-authors policy brief on presidential successions in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
Ph.D. Student Lisel Hintz writes about Turkish democracy and the opposition in The Washington Post's The Monkey Cage.
Professor Sebastien Peyrouse authors article on Iran's role in Central Asia for Al Jazeera.
Visiting Scholar Agustin Rossi publishes article on internet privacy and the European Data Protection Directive.
Ph.D. Student Alexander Reisenbichler awarded fellowship at Johns Hopkins University's American Institute for Contemporary German Studies.
Associate Director Cory Welt interviewed on the Ed Schultz radio talk show on the conflict in Crimea.
Professor Laura Engel authors feature article on internationalizing schools in National Capital Language Resource Center's Newsletter.
Professor Laura Engel blogs about international large-scale assessments for Education Week.