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22nd Annual ACES Conference, Indiana University, March 7, 2015

Panel and paper proposals are invited for the 22nd Annual ACES Conference to be held on March 7th, 2015 at Indiana University in Bloomington.


We are additionally pleased to announce Dr. Edward Schatz, chair of Political Science at the University of Toronto, as our keynote speaker for this year. A scholar of identity politics in post-Soviet Central Asia, Dr. Schatz’s unique, interdisciplinary methodologies continue to inspire many both within and outside of Central Eurasian studies


US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange fellowship, application deadline, Nov. 23, 2014

Upcoming US-Russia fellowship. The US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange (SEE) is accepting applications at this time for its Emerging Professional Fellowship component.


Candidates must be citizens of either the United States or Russia, have proficiency in both English and Russian, and possess up to five years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas of expertise:


--Child Protection

--Community Development

--Education and Youth

--Gender Equity

--Higher Education


Exhibit: A Century of Embroidered Fashion, Ukrainian National Museum, through Nov. 28, 2014

Visit our exhibit:
A Century of Embroidered Fashion


Ukrainian National
Museum, Chicago

2249 W Superior
Chicago, IL 60612
  (312) 421-8020 


Museum Hours:
Thurs - Sun
11 am - 4 pm


Admission: $10


International House, Turkish Language Table on Mondays

Özge Sarigul, a Ph.D student in Linguistics, is leading the Turkish language table at I-House this school year. He is available to talk about Turkish and/or Turkish culture. The Turkish language table at I-House is a wonderful opportunity to informally practice Turkish for one hour once a week. Anyone at any level is invited, including native Turkish speakers.



Persian Circle, Oct. 29: Arjang Khorzad, "History and Interpretation of Classical Persian Music" (in Persian)

The Persian Circle at the University of Chicago presents


Arjang Khorzad

 ارژنگ خورزاد


History and Interpretation of Classical Persian Music

 تاریخ و تفسیر موسیقی سنتی ایرانی‌


Turkish Circle, Oct. 28, 2014

You are invited to the second Turkish Circle of the year. Speakers and listeners of all levels are welcome. Please contact us if you would like to present at Turkish Circle during the year or if you have any questions/concerns. 






Uğur Koçak & Patrick Lewis

University of Chicago 

"Kürt Özgürlük Hareketi'nin Tarihi"

(The History of the Kurdish Liberation Movement)

"Out of Chaos: Hidden Children Remember the Holocaust," Oct. 26, 2014

Sunday, October 26

"Out of Chaos: Hidden Children Remember the Holocaust"

2 p.m.

Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook

A panel of Chicago-area residents who wrote chapters of this book, published by Northwestern University Press, will speak. Sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. For information, jgsi.org or 312-666-0100.

Gary Shteyngart, "Still Failing,: at Northwestern University, Oct. 25, 2014

Saturday, October 25

Gary Shteyngart, "Still Failing"

7:30 p.m.

Northwestern University, Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson Street, Evanston

Gary Shteyngart brings his inimitable blend of Russian-Jewish ennui, self-deprecating comedy, and literary erudition to Evanston in this Renée and Lester Crown Speaker Series lecture presented by the Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies in partnership with the Chicago Humanities Festival. For information chicagohumanities.org, 312-494-9509.


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