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March 27, 2020

Proposed Talks on Russia--TBA

March 1, 2020

During Spring Quarter, we had hoped to promote three talks on US-Russia relations and politics.  All events are on hold because of the coronavirus situation.  We hope these talks can be rescheduled.

These events were planned by the NU Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies (REEES) Research Program.  REEES supports research, teaching, and outreach by organizing speaker series, workshops, and conferences and featuring NU faculty and graduate student scholarship, exhibits, and art.

Contact: Jordan Gans-Morse, 847.467.1154,

  • John Beyrle is the former US Ambassador to Russia (2008-2012) and current Chairman of the Board of the US-Russia Foundation.  His talk was planned for Harris L07 on April 23 at 5:30pm.
  • Steven Karl Pifer was the third United States Ambassador to Ukraine (1998 to 2000) and is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution's Center on the United States and Europe as well as the Director of Brookings' Arms Control Initiative.  His talk, Don't Let New START Die, was planned for May 7 at noon, location TBA.
  • Eliot Borenstein from NYU was to discuss his new book -- Plots against Russia: Conspiracy and Fantasy after Socialism--on May 29 at 1pm, location TBA.


Russian Language Table

February 23, 2020

The Russian Language Table meets in seminar room 3364 at 5:00pm every other week starting Wednesday, January 22nd.  Future dates winter quarter are: 2/26, 3/4 and 3/18.  Slavic grad students Max Gordon and Nadia Vinogradova lead the conversations.  All students welcome!  Come practice Russian in an informal setting and enjoy refreshments!  Contact Professor Elisabeth Elliott for more information.

Please contact Pani Kinga for information on Polish classes and events.


Professor Robin Miller to Present at NU for Grad Students

January 17, 2020
Professor Robin Miller from Brandeis University will be presenting on March 6 for the Slavic graduate students and graduate applicants who are visiting Northwestern that weekend. Professor Miller is Edytha Macy Gross Professor of Humanities and Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature. She specializes in 19th century Russian fiction and is currently working on "Tolstoy, Dostoevsky and the Small of This World."
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