Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

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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...

32nd Annual Colin and Elsa Miller Lecture

"Bad Transitions after Free Elections"

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 5:00pm
Heyns Room, Faculty Club
UC Berkeley Campus
Leszek Balcerowicz, Professor of Economics and Former Chairman of the National Bank of Poland and Former Deputy Prime Minister of Poland

Professor of Economics at the Warsaw School of Economics (WSE), former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, former President of the National Bank of Poland (NBP). He is the architect of Poland's economic reforms initiated in 1989; he has been at the center of Poland's economic and political life since the fall of communism in Poland in 1989. Author of more than 100 publications on economic issues in Poland and abroad. Recipient of numerous honours from universities and awards worldwide. Awarded with Poland's highest decoration - Order of the White Eagle - for his contribution to the system transformation (2005).

ISEEES Fall/Winter 2016 Newsletter is now available!

  • "Confessions of a Historical Activist: Teaching and Learning Empathy in Poland, Germany, and the Czech Republic" by Sarah Cramsey, Professor of Practice, Jewish Studies, Tulane University.
  • "Living Under a Lie" by Jonchee Kao, Undergraduate Student, UC Berkeley.
  • "Shared Histories" by Jennifer Kim, Undergraduate Student, UC Berkeley.
  • "A Breakdown of Medical Morals: A Review of Diary from the Years of Occupation" by Danielle McGinnis, Undergraduate Student, UC Berkeley.
  • ""Lech Kaczyński's ‘W Hour': Illiberal Ideology Collapses at the 72nd Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising" by Pawel Koscielny, Graduate Student, History, UC Berkeley.

ISEEES Spring/Summer 2016 Newsletter is now available!

  • "Inside Russia's 'Internet Archipelago'" by Joy Neumeyer, Graduate Student, History, UC Berkeley.
  • "The Russian Student Association Makes a Comeback!" by Maria Martirosyan, BA 2016, Political Science and Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley.
  • "Varieties of Capitalism in Central and Eastern Europe" by Laura Jakli, Graduate Student, Political Science, UC Berkeley.