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50th Anniversary Conference

Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at Stanford in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

November 1, 2019

Jack Kollmann, Bertrand Patenaude, Norman Naimark, and David Holloway

Conference Program:

Panel 1: Founders and Shapers: The Early Years of CREES

Chair: Jack Kollmann (CREES Assistant Director, 1989-1990; Academic Coordinator - M.A. Program, 1990-2009)

Bertrand Patenaude (Research Fellow, Hoover Institution)
The Hoover Library, the Stanford History Department, and the Foundations of CREES

Norman Naimark (Robert and Florence McDonnell Professor in East European Studies; CREES Director, 1989-1992, 1994-1995)
The Magic of Uncle Wayne

David Holloway (Raymond A. Spruance Professor of International History, Emeritus)
Alexander Dallin: Scholar and Leader

"The center’s mission is to deepen our knowledge of this vast region stretching from Kamchatka to Warsaw that encompasses Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and the former Soviet Union"

- Amir Weiner, Director

Amelia Glaser

Panel 2: Key Initiatives throughout the Years

Chair: Jovana Knežević (CREEES Associate Director, 2013-present)

George Breslauer (Professor of Political Science, Emeritus, UC Berkeley)
The Berkeley-Stanford Program: Origins and Evolution

Gail Lapidus (Professor of Political Science and Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute, Emerita)
The Berkeley-Stanford Program: A Fruitful Partnership

Nancy Kollmann (William H. Bonsall Professor of History; CREEES Director, 1995-1998, 1999-2007)
Navigating the Nineties

Amelia Glaser (Associate Professor, Department of Literature, UC San Diego; Stanford PhD, 2004)
Isaac Babel and the Map of Ukraine

"CREEES is an umbrella institution that works for and with faculty, graduate students, and other engaged people on campus to cover our part of the world...we keep CREEES as broad, representative, and inclusive an institution as possible with our programs and training."

- Nancy Kollmann, Professor of History & Former CREEES Director

Gabriella Safran

Panel 3: Evolutions in the Field

Chair: Pavle Levi (Osgood Hooker Professor of Fine Arts, Film and Media Studies; CREEES Director, 2013-2019)

Robert Crews (Professor of History; CREEES Director, 2010-2013)
From CREES to CREEES: The Politics of Eurasian Studies

Gabriella Safran (Eva Chernov Lokey Professor in Jewish Studies, Slavic Languages and Literatures; CREEES Director, 2007-2010)
Reforming the Alphabet, Reforming the M.A. Program

Mitchell Stevens (Associate Professor of Education and, by courtesy, of Sociology)
CREEES in Context: Past, Present and Possible Futures of Title VI Centers in the US Academy

Conference Panel Videos: