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CREES involved in NATO Advanced Research Workshop

CREES involved in NATO Advanced Research Workshop
Description
Dr Derek Averre, Centre for Russian and East European Studies, co-organising a NATO-funded workshop 'Towards Common Perceptions of Emerging Security Challenges' with the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Europe.
Date:
Tuesday 12th November 2013

CREES academic delivers public lecture

CREES academic delivers public lecture
Description
Dr Derek Averre of CREES is to deliver a talk on Russia's foreign policy and its role in the Syria conflict to the Warwick District Branch of the UN Association.
Date:
Tuesday 12th November 2013

A Successful Bid for European Funding for Research on the Caucasus

A Successful Bid for European Funding for Research on the Caucasus
Description
Dr Kataryna Wolczuk and Dr Derek Averre from the Centre for Russian and East European Studies (CREES) in POLSIS have been successful in winning research funding as part of a consortium with French and other European partners for the project on the 'Security-Democracy Nexus in the Caucasus' (CASCADE).
Date:
Tuesday 15th October 2013

50 faces of CREES #46 - Mike Berry CREES (1966-)

50 faces of CREES #46 - Mike Berry CREES (1966-)
Description
I came to CREES in 1966 to work on the OECD project on "Science Policy in the USSR" with Ron Amann under the leadership of Bob Davies.
Date:
Wednesday 2nd October 2013

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

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