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Career Conversations: Dean Vuletic

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Dr. Dean Vuletic, historian of contemporary Europe, University of Vienna
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Join the European Studies Undergraduate Fellows Network for the next talk in a series of career conversations with Yale alumni and affiliated partners in Europe.
Featuring Dean Vuletic ’02 E&RS MA
Dr. Dean Vuletic graduated with a MA in Russian and East European Studies in 2002. While at Yale University, he was a Fulbright Scholar. Since graduating, he has completed a doctoral degree in history at Columbia University and worked in academia and journalism, holding positions in Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, and the United States. As a historian of contemporary Europe based at the University of Vienna, he has written the first scholarly book about the history of the Eurovision Song Contest, Postwar Europe and the Eurovision Song Contest (London: Bloomsbury, 2018). For this he received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship, one of the European Union’s most prestigious research awards. He is now a leading media commentator and public speaker on the Eurovision Song Contest, one of Europe’s biggest popular cultural phenomena.
This talk is only open to undergraduate and graduate students of Yale University and Yale-NUS College
Register to attend virtual talk: https://bit.ly/Dean-V
To learn more about joining the Fellows Network: bit.ly/ESCUndergradNetwork
Sponsored By: European Studies Council and Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies of the MacMillan Center at Yale; and Yale-NUS College

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Yale-Universidad Católica de Valencia: Global Governance Debate

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Friday, February 26, 2021 - 12:00am to Saturday, February 27, 2021 - 12:00am
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Yale-Universidad Católica de Valencia: Global Governance Debate
Join us for the fourth Global Governance Debate in collaboration with Yale and Universidad Católica de Valencia students. This two-day event is on healthcare with Friday, February 26 in English and Saturday, February 27 session in Spanish.
February 26: Should there be a global governance for healthcare? (Panel discussion conducted in English)
February 27: ¿Será el COVID-19 el final de la globalización? (Panel discussion conducted in Spanish)
If you would like to attend this event virtually, please send an e-mail to info@globalgovernancedebate.com to receive a link.

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Greece Too: Persephone’s Rape and Sexual Violence in 21st Century Greece.

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Monday, March 15, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
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Sissy Vovou
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A discussion with Sissy Vovou, Activist, Feminist Movement Το Μωβ and Maria Pentrarki, Queen’s University Belfast.

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The 1825 Decembrist Revolt in Russia and the Greek Revolution

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Monday, March 1, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
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Paul Bushkovitch
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Paul Bushkovitch is Reuben Post Halleck Prof of History at Yale University.
Paul Bushkovitch received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1975. He specializes in Russia before the eighteenth century. He is the author of The Merchants of Moscow 1580-1650 (1980), Religion and Society in Russia, the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (1992), (with Maija Jansson and Nikolai Rogozhin) “England and the North: the Russian Embassy of 1613-1614,” Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society 210 (1994), Peter the Great (2001), Peter the Great: The Struggle for Power, 1671-1725 (2001), and A Concise History of Russia, Cambridge, 2012.
Co-Sponsored by the Hellenic Studies Program, European Studies Council, and Program on Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies.
Part of The Greek Revolution Across the Globe, Lecture Series.

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Population Movements Under Lockdown: Refugees and Migrants in Greece and Lebanon

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Monday, February 22, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
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Join us as Epaminondas Farmakis, founder of HumanRights360, and Sally Abi Khalil, Country Director of Oxfam in Lebanon, bring us up to date on the refugee and migrant experience during the Covid19 year in Greece and Lebanon. As the political and social landscape of Greece shifted with a new conservative government, the military response to the expulsion of refugees from Turkey in February 2012, the banning of the neo-Nazi and anti-immigrant party Golden Dawn, and the burning of Moria camp on Lesvos, we revisit the ongoing humanitarian crisis now under the worst medical threat of the century. Lebanon’s proximity to Syria, the apocalyptic explosion at Beirut’s harbor, and the exacerbation of chronic political corruption that has brought the country’s economy to the brink of collapse, call for a reappraisal of and refocusing on this historic demographic shift that has been obscured by the pandemic and the concurrent political turmoil in the United States.
• Epaminondas Farmakis, Founder of HumanRights360
• Sally Abi Khalil, Country Director of Oxfam in Lebanon
Moderated by:
• Kaveh Khoshnood, Yale School of Public Health
• George Syrimis, Hellenic Studies Program, Yale University

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Career Conversations: Carrie Nguyen '09 B.A

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Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 12:00pm
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Join the European Studies Undergraduate Fellows Network for the next talk in a series of career conversations with Yale alumni and affiliated partners in Europe and Latin America & Iberia. Presented jointly with the Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies.

Featuring: Carrie Nguyen ‘09 B.A

Join us for an informal career and professional journey conversation with Yale College alumna, Carrie Nguyen. Carrie graduated Yale College in 2009 with a BA in Economics and Psychology. She studied abroad in Argentina and Spain during her time at Yale. Upon graduation, she worked in management consulting with Oliver Wyman as well as at a microfinance organization in Peru. She received her MBA from the Wharton School where she was active with the Latin American Student Association and did exchange programs at the Universidad del Pacífico (Lima, Perú) and Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia). She is currently based in Mexico City and is with Nubank, a FinTech startup that is valued at $25B with 30M+ customers.

This talk is only open to undergraduate and graduate students of Yale University and Yale-NUS College

Register to attend virtual talk:  https://bit.ly/Carrie-N

To learn more about joining the Fellows Network: bit.ly/ESCUndergradNetwork

Sponsored By: European Studies Council and Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies of the MacMillan Center at Yale; and Yale-NUS College

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Career Conversations: Jorge Soto

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 12:00pm
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Join the European Studies Undergraduate Fellows Network for the next talk in a series of career conversations with Yale alumni and affiliated partners in Europe and Latin America & Iberia. Presented jointly with the Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies.

Featuring: Jorge Soto, 2020 Yale World Fellow

Jorge Soto is the chief technology officer and co-founder of Miroculus, a biotechnology company that seeks to democratize access to complex molecular tests for treatment and prevention of diseases. Jorge founded Miroculus with the vision of reducing the entry barrier in cost, development, complexity, and increasing access to genetic sequencing, synthetic biology, and genetic editing to help advance science and improve lives. Previously, he was Deputy Director General of Civic Innovation at the Coordination of National Digital Strategy of Mexico. From 2009 to 2012, Jorge was the founder and chief technology officer of CitiVox, a platform that allowed government officials and development agencies to receive and analyze citizen reports and convert them into actionable information.

This talk is only open to undergraduate and graduate students of Yale University and Yale-NUS College

Register to attend virtual talk:  https://bit.ly/Jorge-S

To learn more about joining the Fellows Network: bit.ly/ESCUndergradNetwork

Sponsored By: European Studies Council and Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies of the MacMillan Center at Yale; and Yale-NUS College

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Launch of Undergraduate Fellows Network & Career Conversations: Mato Meyer

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Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 12:00pm
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Mato Meyer, Chief Technical Adviser, United Nations Development Programme in Kosovo
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Join us for the launch of the European Studies Undergraduate Fellows Network and the first talk in a series of career conversations with Yale alumni and affiliated partners in Europe.

Featuring Mato Meyer, Chief Technical Adviser, United Nations Development Programme in Kosovo 

Mato Meyer graduated Yale with a MA in Russian and East European Studies in 2002. He has held positions with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and United Nations for more than 15 years.

This talk is only open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Register to attend virtual talk: bit.ly/Mato-Meyer

To learn more about joining the Fellows Network: bit.ly/ESCUndergradNetwork

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Student Grants & FLAS Fellowships Info Session

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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An introduction and Q&A session for the funding opportunities offered by the European Studies Council and the Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) during the summer and academic terms. Dr. Charles Bryan Jenkins, NRC/FLAS Program Officer of the Department of Education will provide a short presentation and answer questions regarding FLAS Fellowships.
Register for Virtual Event: https://bit.ly/ESCFLASinfosession

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The Greek Fire. American-Ottoman Relations and Democratic Fervor in the Age of Revolutions

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
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Dr. Maureen Connors Santelli
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Maureen Connors Santelli is an Associate Professor of History at Northern Virginia Community College.
Part of the The Greek Revolution Across the Globe, Lecture Series.

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