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Book Launch • Rival Power: Russia in Southeast Europe (Dimitar Bechev)

4003 FedEx Global Education Center

Join us for a book panel to mark the publication of Dimitar Bechev's monograph Rival Power: Russia in Southeast Europe (Yale University Press).  Participants: Graeme Robertson (Professor, Political Science, UNC), Robert Jenkins (Teaching Associate Professor, Political Science, UNC), and Dimitar Bechev (CSEEES … Continued

Return to Authoritarianism in the Balkans?

4003 FedEx Global Education Center

Although the Western Balkans are making progress to membership in the EU, politics in the region diverge from the script laid out in Brussels. International watchdogs and local civil society raise concern about democratic backsliding. The rule of law is … Continued

Carolina Seminar with Guzel Garifullina (Political Science, UNC)

3009 FedEx Global Education Center

Popular elections in Russia have often been replaced by some forms of indirect elections or appointments at both regional and municipal level. Scholars have studied various effects such institutional changes have on the characteristics of political leaders. Guzel Garifullina builds … Continued

Panel Discussion • Belarus Rising: Roots and Routes of Revolution

Join us for a panel discussion with leading experts on protest and contested politics in Belarus and the post-Soviet space, including researchers currently on the ground in Minsk. Participants: Mark Beissinger, Princeton University Sasha de Vogel, University of Michigan Aliaksandr … Continued