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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

30th Annual Colin Miller Lecture: Thirty Years on the Front Lines: a Diplomatic Career

Lecture | October 21 | 5:15-7:15 p.m. | Doe Library, 101 - Morrison Library


Cameron Munter, Professor of Practice, International Relations, Pomona College

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)


Professor Munter's talk will focus on the challenges facing diplomats in recent years, from the collapse of the Soviet Union and the tasks of building democracy in a reunified Europe to the unexpected test of post-9/11 deployments to Iraq and Pakistan in times of crisis. Munter has served as US ambassador in Serbia and Pakistan and Deputy Chief of Mission in Prague and Warsaw. He led the first...   More >

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Migration as a Tool of Turkish Foreign Policy Strategies From “Model Country” to “Strategic Depth”: From “Model Country” to “Strategic Depth”

Lecture | October 22 | 12 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Mehmet Gokay OZERIM, Assistant Professor; Vice-Director, EU Center, Yasar University

European Union Center, Institute of European Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)


The migration experiences and policies of a country are shaped and transformed by the impact of various internal and external factors. Foreign policy usually functions as one of the most influential factors with substantial implications for migration policies. Thus, migration policies may be employed as a tool of the foreign policy aspirations and strategies of a particular country.

This...   More >

Thursday, October 30, 2014

25 Years of Democracy in Poland: Accomplishments and New Challenges

Lecture | October 30 | 5:15-7:15 p.m. | Doe Library, 101 - Morrison Library


Adam Michnik, Editor-in-chief, Gazeta Wyborcza

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)


Poland is a country of great success - most recently exemplified by the election of Donald Tusk as the President of the European Council. What obstacles did Poland have to overcome? How did it achieve its success? It is especially important to compare Poland with other post-communist states. The examples of Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, and Hungary are particularly important in this respect, as are...   More >