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The Duke Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies (CSEEES), the Slavic and Eurasian Language Resource Center (SEELRC) , and the Duke Department of Economics are pleased to present: REBUILDING UKRAINE 2023 - 2024 series   Wednesday, Sept 13, 5:00 pm Charlie Becker Patrick Duddy Friday, Sept 22, 4:00 pm Erika Weinthal Edna Andrews Thursday, Nov 16, 5:00 pm Anders Åslund   All events scheduled for 153 Rubenstein Library  … read more about REBUILDING UKRAINE 2023 - 2024 series »

The 2023 SUMMER INSTITUTE on Diversity and Equitable Teaching and Learning of Languages and Cultures: Pedagogy, Research, Curriculum, and Community Building   Hosted and funded by the Slavic and Eurasian Language Resource Center (SEELRC) & the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies (CSEEES) Duke University July 14 – 16, 2023 Unless otherwise noted, all sessions will be held simultaneously on Zoom and in person.… read more about 2023 Summer Institute - July 14-16, 2023 »

   Please click here for original story: Workshops support new graduate program -By Chuck Givens August 1, 2022 Last week, Duke University faculty partnered with the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE) for a week-long virtual seminar supporting KSE’s new Urban Studies graduate program. The focus of the school’s new program is on strategies for redevelopment and recovery of war-ravaged and declining cities and was born out… read more about Duke and Kyiv School of Economics Partner on Virtual Seminar »

Does the Russian Invasion of Ukraine Herald a New Era of Global Competition? Faculty panel assesses the short- and long-term consequences of war in Europe. This story appeared in Duke Today, reporting on the event War in Ukraine: Where do we go from here? that took place on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 in 139 Soc Sci and on Zoom. Despite its overwhelming superiority in numbers, the Russian invasion of… read more about Faculty panel assesses the short- and long-term consequences of war in Europe »

President Price made the following remarks about the Russian invasion of Ukraine at the introduction of a university talk on Tuesday, March 1, 2022: I should take a moment here to express my outrage at the gravely unjust Russian invasion of Ukraine and profound sadness at its human toll. President Putin’s military incursion has already cost hundreds of lives and displaced half a million refugees from their homes. It flies in the face of international law and is a gross violation of Ukraine’s national sovereignty.… read more about President Price's remarks about the Russian invasion of Ukraine »

New Collaborations Between K‐12 and Title VI Language Resource Centers During COVID‐19 by Edna Andrews, Duke University, and Kate Burkett, District of Columbia Public Schools The past 18 months of the pandemic have presented unprecedented challenges across most of our institutions and communities. One community that was particularly hard hit was education. With the suspension of in‐person teaching in most of our K‐12 schools and many college and universities during this period, both students and teachers found… read more about New Collaborations Between K‐12 and Title VI Language Resource Centers During COVID‐19 »

New Research on Remote Teaching and Learning from Title VI Language Resource Center The article linked below is the first of three in a series that attempts to frame a set of principles for measuring the outcomes of remote teaching and learning across U.S. universities and K–12 schools during the COVID-19 crisis. The framework of the first analysis focuses on the use of Zoom as one of the common mediums and platforms for course realizations, and how remote synchronous (real-time) teaching and learning… read more about New Research on Remote Teaching and Learning from Title VI Language Resource Center »

A seminar series focused on language discrimination in fragile and precarious communities proposed by faculty in the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences at Duke has attracted key funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The project has been designated a Sawyer Seminar Series and awarded a grant of $225,000 over two years. Institutions must be invited to apply for the opportunity. Leading the effort are professors Edna Andrews, chair of Linguistics; Lee Baker, chair of Cultural Anthropology; and Liliana Paredes… read more about Seminar Series to Raise Awareness of Language Discrimination »

Сегодня ушла из жизни Людмила Алексеевна Вербицкая, президент Санкт-Петербургского государственного университета, почетный президент Российской академии образования и бывший ректор СПбГУ.  В 1994 году Людмила Алексеевна стала первой женщиной – ректором российского университета.  Людмила Алексеевна была награждена множеством почетных орденов России и других стран, в том числе Орденом Дружбы Росскийской Федерации, Орденом Почетного легиона Франции, Орденом Академических пальм (Франция), Орденом Заслуг перед… read more about Lyudmila Verbitskaya, President of St. Petersburg State University, passed away at age 83 »

Advanced Hindi language and culture materials from Dr. Nilakshi Phukan. These resources feature audio and video content and address grammatical, syntactic, and discourse features of the Hindi language. read more about Advanced Hindi »

Pavel Palazhchenko was chief high-level English interpreter to former President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev and Soviet foreign minister, Eduard Shevardnadze from 1985-1991. Palazhchenko currently serves as the Head of Press and International Affairs Expert at the Gorbachev Foundation (The International Foundation for Socio-Economic and Political Studies). Presentation given on December 4, 2018.  read more about Pavel Palazhchenko: Negotiations Ending the Cold War »

What are the origins of the conflict within Ukraine? Why did it erupt into violence in 2014? What are Russia's strategic objectives, and why have the Minsk Accords failed? Professor Nicolai Petro, who spent much of 2013 and 2014 in Odessa as a Fulbright Scholar, suggests that the conflict in Ukraine has deep domestic roots.  February 15, 2018 Presentation sponsored by Duke Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies (CSEEES) and Slavic and Eurasian Language Resource Center (SEELRC).  slaviccenters.… read more about Dr. Nicolai Petro: The Tragedy of Ukraine »