Center of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies Latest Events 2017-04-23T11:55:35-04:00 Zend_Feed_Writer Center of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at Michigan State University <![CDATA[The Annual Israeli Film Festival]]> Apples from the Desert 1:45-3:50pm
2014, Hebrew. Directed by Matti Harari and Arik Lubetsky. Rivka lives in Jerusalem with her Orthodox Jewish family. Unhappy with her life, she is attracted to the secular world and runs away with a man to a kibbutz in the desert. Introduction and discussion afterwards led by Professor Yael Aronoff.
Arabic Movie 4:00-5:45pm
2015, Arabic and Hebrew. Documentary. Directed by Eyal Sagui Bizawe and Sara Tsifroni. Many Israelis are still nostalgic about the old Friday afternoon ritual. Everyone would watch the Arabic movie from Egypt, which allowed some Israelis to "return" to their original homeland. This film will be followed by a dinner. Introduction by Ellen and Dany Rothfeld.
Baba Joon 6:30-8:45pm
2015, Farsi and Hebrew. Yitzhak runs the turkey farm his father built after they emigrated from Iran to Israel. When his son, Moti, turns thirteen, Yitzhak teaches him the trade. But Moti's passion is fixing up old cars, and Yitzhak learns that his son is just as stubborn as he is. Ophir (Israeli Academy Award) for Best Film 2015. Israel's submission for U.S. Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Introduction and discussion afterwards led by the director, Yuval Delshad
2017-10-01T16:26:16-04:00 2017-04-23T11:55:35-04:00 Yael Aronoff
<![CDATA[Revised Role of Turkey and EU in Regional Migration Governance: The Case of Syrian Refugee Flows]]> Speaker: Secil Elitok
PhD, Economics, University of Utah
There is consensus among the international community that a strategy is required to deal with refugee flows of Syrians as a result of the civil war there. The trouble, however, is finding a solution that is both appropriate and practicable.
By looking at the 2016 Turkey-EU Refugee Deal, this talk will critically assess the role of Turkey and the EU at the governance of crisis through the lens of multi-level governance theory.
Join us for a thoughtful discussion of the deal and its implications for human rights, its potential impact on the future Turkey-EU relations, an analysis of the legal drawbacks and fragmented response of EU member states as well as its linkage to other issue areas.


2017-06-04T16:24:33-04:00 2017-04-23T11:55:35-04:00 Mary Firdawsi
<![CDATA[Drawing Lives, Writing Worlds: A Graphic Narratives Symposium]]> Two German comic artists are coming to campus to share their work. The format includes not just traditional academic talks, but also shorter 'lightning presentations', a poster session, and live drawings/demonstrations of techniques from artists Reinhard Kleist and Line Hoven themselves. The program will include faculty and students from several units across campus, as well as German Studies colleagues from other colleges and universities across Michigan.

2017-02-21T11:16:40-05:00 2017-04-23T11:55:35-04:00 Elizabeth Mittman
<![CDATA[Emerging Trends in Higher Education in Uzbekistan]]> Special Guest Prof. Ruzumboy Eshchanov from Uzbekistan 

Prof. Eschanov was the Rector of the Urgench State University in Khorezm Region of Uzbekistan (North West of Uzbekistan, close to Aral Sea). He was also the Chairman of the Khorezm Mamun Academy.

2017-04-17T14:29:48-04:00 2017-04-23T11:55:35-04:00 Timur Kocaoglu
<![CDATA[The Secret Warsaw Ghetto Archive of Emanuel Ringelblum]]> 25th Annual Rabin Holocaust/3rd Michael Brill Memorial Lecture
History and Catastrophe: The Secret Warsaw Ghetto Archive of Emanuel Ringelblum

During World War II Jews resisted not only with guns but also with pen and paper. Even in the face of death they left "time capsules" full of documents, which they buried under the rubble of ghettos and death camps. The Ringelblum Archive in the Warsaw Ghetto buried thousands of documents. But of the 60 people who worked on this mission, only three survived. Professor Samuel Kassow (Trinity College) will discuss their story. Co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters and James Madison College

2017-01-02T14:24:56-05:00 2017-04-23T11:55:35-04:00 Yael Aronoff
<![CDATA[A Struggle for Home: The Crimean Tatars]]> A documentary film screening of A Struggle for Home: The Crimean Tatars

For more than 200 years, the Crimean Tatars struggled to free the Crimean Peninsula from Russian domination. In 2014 they thought they were finally free and safe in their homeland. They were wrong.

followed by a panel discussion with

Lewis Siegelbaum (Jack & Margaret Sweet Professor, Department of History),

Matthew Pauly (Associate Professor, Department of History),

and Timur Kocaoglu (Visiting Professor, James Madison College)

Moderator: Norman Graham ( Professor, James Madison College)


2017-04-17T13:49:13-04:00 2017-04-23T11:55:35-04:00 Norm Graham
<![CDATA[Developments in the Serbian Economy]]> Developments in the Serbian Economy:
The Progress of Ongoing
Fiscal Consolidation and Broader Reforms

with special guest

Dusan Vujovic, PhD
Minister of Finance of Serbia
Dusan Vujovic has served as the Minister of Finance in the Republic of Serbia since August 2014. Previously, he was Minister of Economy. Dr. Vujovic is a professor at Faculty of Economics, Finance and Administration at the Singidunum University, Belgrade and an affiliate MOC faculty member of the institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at the Harvard Business School. He has worked for the World Bank as a consultant in the areas of R&D for innovation, macroeconomic policy, and fiscal and governance reform, and as a USAID consultant on the issues of budget and fiscal reform. He is research fellow at CASE Institute, Warsaw. Dr. Vujovic authored and co-authored a number of publications on macroeconomic policy, development, and institutional reform and transition issues.
2017-04-17T14:04:49-04:00 2017-04-23T11:55:35-04:00 Center for Advanced Study of International Development
<![CDATA[CERES Brown Bag Visiting Scholar Akarturk Karahan]]> CERES Brown Bag Visiting Scholar Akarturk Karahan

Akartürk Karahan is an Associate Professor of the Department of Turkish Language and Literature at Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University. A scholar of the Old Turkic Language with a focus on Old Uygur, Qarakhanid, Old Kipchak lexicology and Old Turkic dialectology. Professor Karahan's current research is the language contacts of the X- XII. centuries Turkic languages. She has been preparing two books on an unknown Ottoman poet and writer Sherafeddin Bey (1889-1922)'s letters and poems with Professor Timur Kocaoglu. 


2017-04-17T14:16:20-04:00 2017-04-23T11:55:35-04:00 Norm Graham
<![CDATA[CERES Brown Bag Lunch with Lynn L Wolff, Linguistics and Languages (German Program)]]> CERES Brown Bag Lunch with Lynn L Wolff, Linguistics and Languages (German Program)

2017-06-01T10:23:09-04:00 2017-04-23T11:55:35-04:00 Norm Graham
<![CDATA[CERES Brown Bag Lunch with Brendan Mullan, Associate Professor Dept of Sociology]]> CERES Brown Bag Lunch with Brendan Mullan, Associate Professor Dept of Sociology

2017-06-01T10:32:32-04:00 2017-04-23T11:55:35-04:00 Norm Graham