Are you interested in learning about Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia? Would you like to talk with peers as well as with alumni who have already successfully navigated REEES-related studies and professional paths? The Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies Northeast (REEESNe) network is bringing together undergraduate and master’s students from institutions across the northeastern U.S. to engage with one another and with professionals experienced in the region.
The conference will be virtually hosted by The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University beginning on the morning of Friday, April 1 and ending on the afternoon of Saturday, April 2. Along with student paper presentations on personal experience with REEES-related work, research, internships, study abroad, etc., the conference includes cultural events (a virtual tour of the Russian Icon Museum and performances by Yale’s Russian Chorus and Slavic Chorus, opportunities for student networking, and guest speakers and panels that will discuss careers in non-academic REEES fields (focusing on researching/writing and on professionally beneficial opportunities abroad).
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9:15-10:45 Student Paper Session I (Literature; Identity Politics; Conflict & Peace Studies)
11:00-12:00 Russian Icon Museum: Virtual Tour and Conversation with Executive Director Kent Russell and Vice President of the Board and NE Russian Studies Alumna Cathy Mannick
1:00-2:15 Alumni Careers Panel: Researching and Writing for a Living
2:30-3:45 Lecture by Journalist Dimiter Kenarov: Navigating the Media in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union
8:45-10:15 Student Paper Session II (Politics of Art; REEES beyond Russia; Politics & Economics)
10:30-11:45 Book Presentation by Gene Fishel (Division Chief, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, U.S. Department of State): The Moscow Factor: U.S. Policy toward Sovereign Ukraine and the Kremlin (forthcoming, Harvard University Press)
12:00-1:15 Lunch with concerts by the Russian Chorus and Slavic Chorus
1:30-2:45 Student Presentation Session (Experiences & Reports from REEES Regions Today; Artistic & Political Identities in REEES Regions)
3:00-4:15 Alumni Careers Panel: ‘Getting There - Professionally Beneficial Opportunities Abroad’