Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
In Memoriam: Viktor Markovich Zhivov
Our colleague, mentor and friend, Viktor Markovich Zhivov passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley.
Viktor was a remarkable man, warm, caring, learned, highly distinguished within the academy in Russia, Europe and the US, deeply knowledgeable about his area of specialization and profoundly curious about all that was outside of it. We loved him for his intelligence, humor and empathy. He will be missed terribly, both at Berkeley and in the larger intellectual community of Slavic Studies.
Welcome to the Institute's Website!
The Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies serves as the focal point at the University of California at Berkeley for students and faculty who conduct research and teaching on the geographic region of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Currently the Institute has 45 core UCB faculty members and over 150 affiliated graduate students. Read more...
Video Conference: "Conversations on Europe" roundtable on Croatia
Prof. Natasa Besirevic, visiting scholar to ISEEES on the American Councils Junior Faculty Development Program (JFDP), participated in a video conference on Croatia hosted by the EU Center at the University of Pittsburgh on January 22, 2013. This conference was part of the spring installment of “Conversations on Europe” – a series of interactive virtual roundtables. You can watch the conference on Croatia here and check out past installments here. For more details about these roundtables, contact the EU Center at the University of Pittsburgh: euce [at] pitt.edu.
We are pleased to present our Fall 2012 issue of the ISEEES newsletter, including articles by Dr. Branislav Radeljić and Ph.D. candidate Bathsheba Demuth.
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Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships Summer 2013 and Academic Year 2013-2014
Applications for Summer 2013 intensive language study and/or for the Academic Year 2013-2014 FLAS fellowships are now available online. The application deadline is Wednesday, January 23, 2013. Languages funded include Armenian, Bulgarian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, and Russian. Applications for summer study of other Slavic, East European, Eurasian, Caucasus, or Central Asian languages are possible, pending approval.
Eligible graduate and undergraduate students in any discipline and department may apply for FLAS fellowships, including students in professional schools and the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Click here to read more about FLAS Fellowships and to begin your application. Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply.
Podcast: Putin III: The Aftermath of the Russian Presidential Elections
The ISEEES 38th Annual Outreach Conference took place on Saturday, April 28, 2012. The topic of the conference this year was Putin III: The Aftermath of the Russian Presidential Elections. The podcast of the entire conference is now available online via iTunes. To listen to the recording, click here for the podcast page.
The conference included presentations by Maria Lipman, Editor of the Pro et Contra journal, published by Carnegie Moscow Center; Alexei Yurchak, Associate Professor of Anthropology, UC Berkeley; Barry Ickes, Professor of Economics, Penn State University; Stephen Holmes, Walter E. Meyer Professor of Law, New York University School of Law; and M. Steven Fish, Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley.