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UNC MA RUES Thesis Presentations

April 29, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

The Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies is pleased to invite you for the UNC MA RUES thesis presentations on Wednesday, April 29 at 11:30 am in FedEx GEC #2008/2010. For our graduating students, this annual tradition provides an opportunity to celebrate coursework and research. All of our graduating MA RUES students will be giving a short 10-minute summary of their thesis.
Box lunches from ‘Sandwich’ will be provided to registrants. Please send your lunch requests to Zumrat Salmorbekova ( by 5:00pm Friday, April 24th, selecting cool or warm sandwiches or salads from the menu. If you have dietary restrictions, please let her know.
On the agenda:
· Philip Kiffer:Actors in a “Cheap Comedy”: Soviet Dissidents in Psychiatric Hospitals, 1968-1974”
· Anna Yudina: “The rally round the flag effect in Russia: How an international crisis turns regime opponents into regime supporters”
· James Brennan: “Evaluating Three Frameworks of Russian Foreign Policy Decision Making”
· Carissa Landes: “Islam and State Rhetoric in Tajikistan”
· Aya Ovezova: “Managing Water Conflict and Cooperation in Central Asia: The Case of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan”
· Geysar Gurbanov: “The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict (1988-1994). From Communal Violence to Civil War: the Role of Democracy and Political Entrepreneurs”
· Brendan Daniel: “What Surrounds Us Now: Cultural Animation and the Participatory and Cultural Voids in Poland”
· Austin Yost: “Exposiciones Soviéticas: Selling Socialist Modernity in the US’s Backyard”



April 29, 2015
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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