Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center News

REEEC Noontime Scholars Lecture: Karol Kujawa

Published Date:February 13, 2017

Please join us for the REEEC Noontime Scholars Lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 12 PM in 101 International Studies Building. Karol Kujawa (REEEC Visiting Scholar) will give a lecture entitled "Migration Crisis: Implications for Turkish-EU Relations." All are welcome!

Published Date: February 13, 2017

Executive Order on Immigration - Resources and Events

Published Date:January 31, 2017

Dear REEEC Community,

As you are aware, President Trump recently signed an executive order that suspends entry visas for citizens of Syria, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, Sudan, and Yemen for 90 days. University officials, including President Tim Killeen and Chancellor Robert Jones, have sent out statements supporting our international community and the university is working to provide information through the links below.

Information about support services and university practices, including who to contact with questions, is posted at

The FAQ is frequently updated.

For graduate students, additional information is available at:

An on-campus panel event is scheduled for Friday, February 3rd at noon – free and open to the public.
The University of Illinois College of Law presents:
“President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration”

A panel discussion moderated by Professor Lesley Wexler.
Panel leaders include:
Professor Jason Mazzone
Professor Colleen Murphy

An opportunity to provide the community with a legal and scholarly analysis of President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration, and ensuing litigation and activities.

Friday, February 3
12 p.m.
Max L. Rowe Auditorium
College of Law Building

Co-hosted by the following College of Law student organizations:
American Constitution Society
Federalist Society
Immigration Law Society
International Students Association

Free and open to the public.
Lunch will be provided for session attendees.

College of Law Panel Event
Carolyn Turner, Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives
(217) 244-0001

Published Date: January 31, 2017

Second Eight-Week Course: World War II (HIST 258)

Published Date:January 24, 2017

History 258, 20th-C. World to Midcentury: The Second World War, 1933-48 (3 credit hours, M/W/F: 11-12:50, 8 weeks)

The second global catastrophe of the 20th century resulted in some 60 million deaths, close to 3% of the world's population. Before it was over, the Second World War left virtually no home untouched and irrevocably changed the course of world history. The scale of its wanton slaughter necessitated the coining of a new term - genocide - to depict the willful murder of whole peoples and races. Beginning with Adolf Hitler's rise to power and the near-parallel outbreak of the Second Sino-Japanese War, this course traces the political, military, social, and economic history of the Second World War in its major theaters: The Western, Eastern, Pacific, Chinese, and North African.

Published Date: January 24, 2017

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