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Taube Center's Educational Heritage Tours

The Taube Center in Warsaw has received a grant to organize and lead Educational Heritage Tours to Poland this summer. The heritage tour initiative is a program of outreach to Americans whose families emigrated from Poland. The innovative tours will immerse American students, of Polish and Polish Jewish heritage, in the complex and dynamic history of Poland. Two 11-day heritage trips will bring students to Warszaw, the Bieszczady Mountains and Krakow. Applications from undergraduate and graduate students are welcome.

Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot - An Author Night with Masha Gessen

This discussion of author Masha Gessen's acclaimed book about the Russian activist group Pussy Riot will take place on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from 6 PM to 7:30 PM at the Lecture Hall of the Harris School of Public Policy. Her book, Words Will Break Cement, tells "the heroic story of Pussy Riot, the activist group who resurrected the power of truth in a society built on lies." Gessen is a journalist who has written for Slate, the New Republic, the New York Times and other publications.

Sarajevo 1914-2014 Program on War and Peace

The Balkan Institute and the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations are organizing the Sarajevo 1914-2014 Academic Summer Program on War and Peace from June 16-28. The program will commemorate the centenary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand that took place in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914, and explore a myriad of issues associated with the century of regional and global conflicts spawned by this event. Featuring prominent scholars and practitioners, the programe will seek to bridge the gap between theory and practice.

Spring Festival

The 49th Anniversary Spring Festival features workshops, a concert, parties, and culture sessions emphasizing the dance and music of Eastern Europe and Mediterranean. The events will be held in International House (1414 East 59th Street) from March 28th to 30th. The festival is co-sponsored by University of Chicago International House, Center for Eastern European and Russian/Eurasian Studies (CEERES), and the Ensemble Balkanske Igre. Information and reservations are available at ihouse.uchicago.edu or at 847-858-9822.

What’s Next for Afghanistan? at the Institute of Politics

This event is a talk by former U.S Ambassador to Afghanistan Ronald Neumann; sponsored by the Institute of Politics, it will take place on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM. Neumann currently serves as the president of the American Academy of Diplomacy, a Washington, DC-based think tank. He is also the author of The Other War: Winning and Losing in Afghanistan, a book exploring political and military issues of Afghanistan.

CEERES & The Seminary Co-op Present Two Bulgarian Authors: Virginia Zaharieva & Albena Stambolova

Readings by two Bulgarian authors - Virginia Zaharieva and Albena Stambolova - will take place at the Seminary Co-op Bookstore on Friday, April 18th at 6 PM. This event is co-sponsored by CEERES. What follows is some information about both writers: Virginia Zaharieva was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1959. Her novel "Nine Rabbits" is among the most celebrated Bulgarian books to appear over the past two decades and the first of Zaharieva's work made available in North America.

The Woodstock Mozart Festival

The Woodstock Mozart Festival expands its venue options for its 28th season to include the Woodstock Opera House and, new this year, the Sanfilippo Foundation’s Place de la Musique concert hall in Barrington Hills. Performances take place July 24–August 10. Single tickets go on sale April 7. To kick off the 2014 season, the Woodstock Mozart Festival hosts a benefit, “Be Amazed!”, April 12 at the Place de la Musique.

U.S. Fulbright Scholar Grants

U.S. Fulbright Scholar grant opportunities are available in Europe/Eurasia and Middle East/North Africa in the field of Political Science. Applications for the 2015-16 academic year are currently being accepted from all levels of faculty and professionals, including early career. Some opportunities include the Fulbright-Schuman European Union Affairs Program and grants that emphasize international relations in Qatar and American politics and government in Serbia.

CARLA Summer Institutes for Teachers

The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota has offered a summer institute program for second language teachers since 1996. Registration is open for the CARLA Summer Institutes for Language Teachers and Summer Institutes for Immersion Teachers.

Monterey Institute's Summer Intensive Russian Program

The Monterey Institute of International Studies Summer Intensive Russian Program is still accepting applications. Please review application deadlines and instructions online at http://go.miis.edu/applysilp. The application will close on April 28 and is open to beginning through advanced levels . The highly intensive 8 week program is the equivalent of two semesters and worth up to 8 undergraduate credits for participating students. The program runs from June 16 and ends August 8.


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