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Most CREECA Fall 2021 Lectures are held in-person on Thursdays, 4:00pm-5:15pm in 206 Ingraham Hall. Some events will be held over Zoom, so check the posting on the online calendar to see where your event will be!

An at-a-glance list of Fall 2021 Lectures can be viewed here.

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April 2021

Wisconsin ACTR Olympiada of Spoken Russian – CANCELED

April 23 - April 25

This event has been canceled.

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June 2021

CESSI Lecture: Presentation of Bilingual Uzbek-English Poetic Dictionary

June 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Gulnoza Odilova, Associate Professor of Uzbek Language and Literature, Tashkent State University This lecture will be given over Zoom. Register here. The presentation discusses the stylistic, pragmatic, phraseological, lexical-semantic problems of literary translation from Uzbek…

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CESSI Lecture Series: Laboratory of Socialist Development: Cold War Politics and Decolonization in Soviet Tajikistan

June 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Artemy Kalinovsky, Professor of Russian, Soviet, and Post-Soviet Studies, Temple University This lecture will be given over Zoom. Register here. Artemy Kalinovsky’s Laboratory of Socialist Development: Cold War Politics and  Decolonization in Soviet Tajikistan (Cornell University Press, 2018) investigates…

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July 2021

CESSI Lecture Series: China and the Uyghurs: Cultural Genocide in the Name of Counterterrorism

July 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sean Roberts, Associate Professor of the Practice of International Affairs and Director of the International Development Studies program at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs This lecture will be given over Zoom: REGISTER…

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CESSI Lecture: The Hungry Steppe: Famine, Violence, and the Making of Soviet Kazakhstan

July 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sarah Cameron, Associate Professor of History, University of Maryland This lecture will be given over Zoom. Register here. The Kazakh famine of the 1930s was one of the great crimes of the Stalinist regime. More…

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CESSI Lecture Series: The Women Transnational Feminism Forgot: Mapping Intersectionality in Kyrgyzstan

July 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Alexa Kurmanov, PhD Student, Dept. of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley This event will be held over Zoom. Register here. What does intersectionality as praxis look like in Kyrgyzstan? Grassroots feminist, LGBTQ and transfeminist groups…

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CESSI Lecture: Perspectives on Diplomacy and Languages in Central Asia

July 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Darren Thies, Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Embassy Dushanbe This lecture will be given over Zoom. Register here. Darren Thies will share perspectives and advice on the career of a diplomat, learning foreign languages (particularly Persian…

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