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Central European University Under Attack:  In Victor Orbán’s Hungary, illiberal politics cannot tolerate liberal minds.

This post originally appear in The Nation. You can see the original post here.   by John Connelly On April 4, Hungary’s Parliament passed amendments to an existing higher-education law that were intended to force the closing of Central European University … Continue reading

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Support for Central European University. Directors of Regional Centers and CEERES Faculty speak out

PROTEST LETTER IN SUPPORT OF CEU April 24, 2017   Dear European Parliament, European Commission and Government of Hungary: We write to you as the Directors of Centers for East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies across the United States, in … Continue reading

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Mobilizing Gender: Secularism, Nation and Remaking Europe

by Jennifer Cole and Susan Gal The conference on March 31st examined the entanglement of gender, nation, sexualities and secularism in Europe, East and West: Why and how have these issues become sharply visible in the last several years, in … Continue reading

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Reflecting on “Mobilizing Gender: Secularism, Nation and Remaking Europe”

by Zoe Berman Over the last several years, the entanglement of gender, nation, and secularism has become sharply visible in Europe. From the 2010 “Cologne Attacks,” in Germany, when roving bands of young men (many who were said to be either foreign nationals … Continue reading

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Rights Research in Central Asia: Challenges, Insights

by Mihra Rittmann Human Rights Watch (HRW) is an independent, nonprofit, nongovernmental human rights organization that investigates human rights abuse in over 90 countries worldwide. Human Rights Watch carries out in-depth research to get the facts. We expose information of … Continue reading

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CEERES of Voices Interview with Max Bergholz

On February 17, 2017 the Seminary Co-op Bookstore and the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies held the second event in CEERES of Voices, an author-centered series of readings and conversations on books from or about Central and Eastern Europe, … Continue reading

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Archives in Bosnia in Minutes and Hours

by Max Bergholz  This piece was originally published with the same title in Sage House News: The Cornell University Press Blog. The original post can be found here. “You have fifteen minutes to look around. After that I’m going for coffee … Continue reading

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Sex, AIDS, and the Dystopic Impulse: The Affective Politics of Racialized Displacements

by Michaela Appeltova On February 2, Kateřina Kolářová, Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies in the Department of Gender Studies at Charles University in Prague, presented a theoretically dense, analytically layered, and thought-provoking excerpt from her manuscript on the intersections of … Continue reading

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This is what the gradual erosion of rule of law looks like in Poland

by Monika Nalepa First published in The Monkey Cage at The Washington Post on January 23, 2017 under the title This is what the gradual erosion of rule of law looks like in Poland. From Dec. 16 to Jan. 11, 10 … Continue reading

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CEERES of Voices Interview with Domnica Radulescu

On January 12, 2017 the Seminary Co-op Bookstore and the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies launched A CEERES of Voices, an author-centered series of readings and conversations on books from or about Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Central … Continue reading

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