ISEEES holds an annual conference for education professionals on timely topics relating to our Eastern Europe and Eurasia. These conferences are made possible by a Title VI grant from the US Department of Education.
The weekend conference, usually held in the spring, brings together Berkeley faculty and other specialists to give lively and informative presentations. Attendees are provided with a variety of materials—such as bibliographies, timelines, lists of Web sites, background readings, reference maps, and suggestions for curriculum.
40th Educator Outreach Conference
"Ukraine after Maidan"
Saturday, April 30, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Goldman Theater, David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Come join us on Saturday, April 30, 2016, to learn more about the situation in Ukraine in the wake of the Maidan uprising. The conference starts at 10:00am and concludes at 5:00pm. It is free and open to the public. All talks will take place in the Goldman Theater at the David Brower Center in downtown Berkeley - 2150 Allston Way.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
John Connelly, Director, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley
10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Chair: John Connelly
"Ukraine, plus ça change...?"
Lucan Way, Professor of Political Science; Co-Director of the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine, University of Toronto
"Reforming Post-Maidan Ukraine"
Gérard Roland, E. Morris Cox Professor of Economics and Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
12 noon - 1:30 p.m.
Afternoon Session pt. 1
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Chair: Edward Walker, Executive Director, Berkeley Program in Eurasian and East European Studies; Associate Adjunct Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
"Economic Developments in Post-Maidan Ukraine"
Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Associate Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley
"The Human and Social Costs of the War in Ukraine"
Sarah D. Phillips, Professor of Anthropology; Director of the Russian and East European Institute, Indiana University
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Afternoon Session pt. 2
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Chair: Jeffrey Pennington, Executive Director, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of California, Berkeley
"Sovereignty and the Donbas Conflict"
Edward Walker, Executive Director, Berkeley Program in Eurasian and East European Studies; Associate Adjunct Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
"The US/EU Response to the Crisis: Where Do Western Policymakers Stand Today?"
Alina Polyakova, Deputy Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council
Concluding Panel Discussion
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
36th Annual Teacher Outreach Conference
(2009 - 2010)
From Old Regimes to New Democracies?
Transitions in Eastern Europe, 1989-1990
This conference is now available as a podcast.
Panel 1 Panel 2
Saturday, April 24, 2010
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Toll Room, Alumni House
UC Berkeley Campus
Invited speakers include:
Maria Bucur, Indiana University
John Connelly, University of California, Berkeley
Steve Fish, University of California, Berkeley
James Krapfl, McGill University
Gale Stokes, Rice University
Veljko Vujacic, Oberlin College
Jason Wittenberg, University of California, Berkeley
Open to the general public, this conference should be of particular interest to teachers of social studies, geography, world history and foreign languages. *
* Responds to Grade 10 World History standards 10.9.5 “resurgence in the 1970’s and 1980’s as people in Soviet sattelites sought
freedom from Soviet control.”
This Conference is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI to the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
This conference is intended for teachers but is open to the public. There is no fee. Pre-registration is requested so that we may prepare materials to distribute. Please contact ISEEES at (510) 642-3230 or elizabeth.coyne at berkeley.edu and provide your name, address, E-mail address, telephone number, and—if applicable—school and grade level.
For information on traveling to UC Berkeley, please consult:
- Map of the Berkeley Campus—See D-3 for The Alumni House
- Driving to Berkeley
- Public Parking
- Public Transportation to Berkeley