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50 faces of CREES #45 - Matthew Frear (2005-2013)

50 faces of CREES #45 - Matthew Frear (2005-2013)
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I arrived at CREES in 2005 with the intention of just taking a career break to indulge my interest in Russia and Eastern Europe for a year on the Masters programme. Little did I know at the time I would end up staying for eight years and developing an expertise on Belarusian politics and society!
Date:
Wednesday 2nd October 2013

50 faces of CREES #44 - Paul Holtom (1997-2003)

50 faces of CREES #44 - Paul Holtom (1997-2003)
Description
I arrived at CREES in the autumn of 1997 and left at the beginning of 2003 with an MA and a PhD in Russian and East European Studies. I am currently director of the arms transfers programme at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
Date:
Wednesday 25th September 2013

Alexei Navalny and the battle for Moscow

Alexei Navalny and the battle for Moscow
Description
Ahead of Moscow's mayoral elections, Dr David White discusses the prospects of candidate Alexei Navalny, the only serious contender to challenge the pro-Putin incumbent, Sergei Sobyanin. Portrayed glowingly in the Western media, and with his sights set on the presidential elections of 2018, he divides opinion among Russia's disparate and fragmented opposition.
Date:
Friday 13th September 2013

What's at stake for Russia in Syria

What's at stake for Russia in Syria
Description
Dr Richard Connolly recently contributed to a CNBC report on Russia's interests in Syria.
Date:
Tuesday 10th September 2013

CREES scholars discuss Eurasian Integration at a high-profile seminar at Chatham House in London

CREES scholars discuss Eurasian Integration at a high-profile seminar at Chatham House in London
Description
CREES experts presented their research on Eurasian economic integration at a policy-oriented seminar organised under the auspices of Chatham House in London.
Date:
Thursday 29th August 2013

50 faces of CREES #40 - Peter Kneen (1969-1976)

50 faces of CREES #40 - Peter Kneen (1969-1976)
Description
From 1969 until 1971 I was a research student at CREES and from 1974 to 1976 a temporary lecturer in Political Science and research fellow on the social history element of the Soviet industrialisation project. In between I spent two periods in the Soviet Union as a British Council exchange student at the universities of Tbilisi and Moscow.
Date:
Friday 23rd August 2013

CREES involved in EU-funded staff exchange scheme

CREES involved in EU-funded staff exchange scheme
Description
CREES staff are to participate in a Marie Curie Action International Research Staff Exchange scheme (IRSES) entitled 'EUinDepth— European Identity, Cultural Diversity and Political Change'.
Date:
Monday 12th August 2013

50 faces of CREES #35 - Dennis Biggs

50 faces of CREES #35 - Dennis Biggs
Description
"My memories of my studies at Birmingham University have somewhat faded but I recall spending 3 happy and productive years from 1961 to 1964 in the Department of Russian Studies of the Faculty of Commerce.
Date:
Wednesday 31st July 2013

Student report: Nipa Ghosh, Summer School in Prague on the subject of Crime, Law and Psychology, Prague, July 2013

Student report: Nipa Ghosh, Summer School in Prague on the subject of Crime, Law and Psychology, Prague, July 2013
Description
The summer school engendered a systematic learning of a topic that is not taught traditionally as part of the syllabus of a law degree. Undergraduates, post-graduates and doctoral candidates from all over the world from various disciplines, cultivated an abundance of ideas, discourse and learning styles which would not have been obtainable in any other setting.
Date:
Wednesday 31st July 2013

Testimonials - CREES Annual Conference

Testimonials - CREES Annual Conference
Description
Listen to our alumni, honorary and associate staff share their views on the recent 50th anniversary annual conference at the Cumberland Lodge.
Date:
Thursday 18th July 2013
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