Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center News

Current Events Roundtable: State Capacity at the Border: Relinquishing or Reinforcing Contentious Border Regions

Published Date:January 13, 2017

Please join us for the Current Events Roundtable, "State Capacity at the Border: Relinquishing or Reinforcing Contentious Border Regions," on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 4 PM in 1002 Lincoln Hall. Panelists are Cynthia Buckley (Professor of Sociology, University of Illinois), Ralph Clem (Professor Emeritus of Geography, Florida International University), and Erik Herron (Professor of Political Science, West Virginia University). All are welcome!

Published Date: January 13, 2017

REEEC Winter Reception (12/7/2016)

Published Date:December 1, 2016

Please join us for the REEEC Winter Reception to celebrate the end of the fall semester! Refreshments will be served, and a cash bar will be available. Family members and guests are welcome to attend. This year's festivities will be held:

Wednesday, December 7, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Illini Rooms A & B of the Illini Union

1401 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801

We hope to see YOU there!

Published Date: December 1, 2016

REEEC New Directions Lecture, Oct. 20

Published Date:October 19, 2016

Please join us for the REEEC New Directions Lecture on Thursday, October 20, at 4:00pm, in 126 Graduate School of Library & Information Science (GSLIS). Alex Rabinowitch (Emeritus Professor of History, Indiana University) will give a lecture entitled "The Petrograd Soviets and the Birth of Soviet Russia: Centennial Reflections." All are welcome!

Published Date: October 19, 2016

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Information Sessions, Oct. 26-27 at 4 PM

Published Date:October 17, 2016

Student information sessions on the FLAS Fellowship are being held:
Wednesday, October 26th, 4:00pm-5:00pm
at 319 Gregory Hall – 810 S Wright St, Urbana
Thursday, October 27th  4:00pm-5:00pm
at 126 iSchool (formerly GSLIS) – 501 E Daniel ST, Champaign
The fellowship is open to both Undergraduate & Graduate Students and may include tuition/fee payments and a stipend. It may be used with Study Abroad. The fellowship requires the study of a modern foreign language in combination with area studies, area aspects of professional studies, or international studies. COME LEARN MORE!
For more information about FLAS, visit
For questions regarding the information sessions, email Sam Celmer at

Published Date: October 17, 2016

Job Announcement: Outreach and Programming Coordinator for the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Published Date:October 6, 2016

The Outreach and Programming Coordinator works with the Director and Associate Director in the development, planning, organizing, and implementation of the Center's outreach activities.
•       Develop, initiate and oversee projects for REEEC-related outreach programming that includes campus, K-12, community college, business and media communities.
•       Manage Center programs and projects under the direction of the Associate Director, with primary responsibility for organizing and executing visits by speakers, conferences, workshops, and public events.
•       Organize and execute the activities of the Summer Research Laboratory.
•       Provide direct supervision of graduate outreach and SRL assistants.
•       Organize and supervise data entry and draft narrative for grant administration and reporting.
•       Develop ideas for programming and draft parts of major center grant proposals.
•       Work with other area studies personnel and faculty to design, coordinate, staff, and implement joint outreach activities (public and special events).
•       Act as liaison to campus and university outreach community to develop collaborative activities and shared service.
•       Build relationships with constituent communities by attending educational events and community programs and publicizing Center activities.
•       Provide FLAS fellowship program support as needed.
•       Act for the Associate Director, as necessary.

For more information and to apply, please see

Published Date: October 6, 2016