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CREEES 50th Anniversary Conference: Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at Stanford in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

November 1, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Encina Commons, Room 123
615 Crothers Way
Stanford University

This event is free and open to the public.

RSVP requested. 

Conference Schedule


Opening Remarks Amir Weiner)


Panel 1:  Founders and Shapers: The Early Years of REES, Chair:  Jack Kollmann 

Bertrand Patenaude, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution: The Hoover Library, the Stanford History Department, and the Foundations of CREEES

Norman Naimark, Robert and Florence McDonnell Professor in East European Studies : The Magic of Uncle Wayne

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




Panel 2: Key Initiatives throughout the YearsChair: Jovana Knežević

George Breslauer: The Berkeley-Stanford Program: Origins and Evolution

Gail Lapidus: The Berkeley-Stanford Program: A Fruitful Partnership

Nancy Kollmann: Navigating the Nineties

Amelia Glaser: Isaac Babel and the Map of Ukraine


Coffee break


Panel 3: Evolutions in the Field, Chair: Pavle Levi 

Robert Crews: From CREES to CREEES: The Politics of Eurasian Studies

Gabriella Safran: Reforming the Alphabet, Reforming the M.A. Program

Mitchell Stevens: CREEES in Context: Past, Present and Possible Futures of Title VI Centers in the US Academy


Closing Remarks

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