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The Millar Family Fund

Photo: James Millar

James Millar

Professor James Millar and his family established the Millar Family Fund in April 2007 to support an annual lecture on economics or economic history in Russia (or the Soviet Union) as well as student and faculty research at the Institute. Professor Millar was the director of IERES from 1989-2001 and Professor of Economics and International Affairs at GW until his retirement in 2004, when he became Professor Emeritus. The fund reflects Professor Millar's lifelong dedication to the study of Russian and Soviet economics and his strong ties to the Institute and to GW.

Sadly, after a battle with pancreatic cancer, Professor Millar passed away far too young on November 30, 2008. We will continue to carry out his wishes with the Millar Family Fund, which currently supports the James Millar Lecture series, Millar Undergraduate Thesis Research Grants, Millar Summer Graduate Student Travel Grants, and a variety of other important IERES events and activities.

We invite friends, colleagues and other supporters to contribute to the Fund, which is supported by the rest of Professor Millar's Family. Please make out a check to The George Washington University with the Millar Family Fund in the memo line and send the check to:

Jessica Leong
ATTN: Millar Family Fund
Institute for European, Russian & Eurasian Studies
1957 E. St., N.W., Suite 401
Elliott School of International Affairs
George Washington University
Washington, D.C. 20052

Events

Reimagining Post-Soviet Central Asia: The role of the GCC and Articulating Geopolitical Identities through Capital Cities
Friday, November 21, 2014

Reporting from the Frontlines in Ukraine
Monday, November 24, 2014

Enclaves in the post-Communist Central Asia: Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Political and Media Situation in Ukraine: A View from Inside
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Kazakh Security Policy and its Postion as a Vanguard for East-West Co-Operation
Thursday, December 4, 2014

Film Screening: Days Gone By (O'tgan kunlar/Minuvshie dni)
Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Curious Rise and Developent of Central Asian Nationalisms
Friday, December 12, 2014

From Empires of Faith to Nationalizations of Islam & the Globalization of Jihad in Central Asia
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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News

Professor Eliot Sorel analyzes recent presidential elections in Romania.

Professor Marlene Laruelle's paper on Russia's policy towards Central Asia published in EUCAM.

Associate Director Cory Welt analyzes the current Georgian political climate in Foreign Policy.

Professor Hope Harrison will be participating in The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom's event "25 Years after the Fall of the Wall – Personal Accounts" on November 12. More information can be found here.

Professor Hope Harrison authors an article in The Washington Post about five myths surrounding the Berlin Wall and another article in The Wilson Quarterly about German perspectives on the fall of the Wall. Read the articles here and here. In addition, a German-language article of hers devoted to the fall of the Wall recently appeared in the Berlin Tagesspiegel, and she was recently filmed in a video created by the US Embassy in Germany where she explains the building and fall of the Berlin Wall.

Assistant Director Robert Orttung authors an op-ed in The Moscow Times about Ukraine's recent elections.

Assistant Director Robert Orttung authors an op-ed in The Moscow Times on the Kremlin's international propaganda practices.

Recent Mumbai water conference covered by the Times of India.

Participants in a recent conference Central Asia Program speakers quoted by Al Jazeera on Uyghur affairs.

Professor Marlene Laruelle authors an op-ed in The Moscow Times on Russian nationalism and Eastern Ukraine.

Associate Director Cory Welt was interviewed on Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict, Russia, and U.S. policy. Read the transcripts here and here.

Professor Marlene Laruelle writes a policy memo for PONARS on the Kremlin's views on Russia's European identity.

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