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Lunch-hour Lecture by Dr Pete Duncan: 'How Putin reacts: ideology, power, wealth and security in Russian foreign policy'

We are pleased to be able to present a video recording of Dr Pete Duncan's Lunch-hour Lecture which was held on 17 November 2016. Dr Duncan argued that the deterioration of relations between Russia and NATO since Putin’s annexation of Crimea cannot be considered the prelude to a new Cold War between two global blocs. And, rather than pursuing world communism, Putin’s aims are to strengthen his power and protect the wealth of himself and his allies.

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Belarusian Studies in the 21st Century - Call for Papers

The UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), the Ostrogorski Centre and the Francis Skaryna Belarusian Library and Museum invite proposals from established academics and doctoral researchers for individual papers and panel discussions on various aspects of contemporary Belarusian studies.

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Dr Riitta-Liisa Valijärvi and Dr Eszter Tarsoly at Tbilisi State University

Dr Riitta-Liisa Valijärvi and Dr Eszter Tarsoly represented SSEES on the International Conference on Endangered Languages, hosted at the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, 20-24 October 2016, under the auspices of the Comité International Permanent des Linguistes (CIPL). Riitta's and Eszter's paper discussed methodological implications of teaching language endangerment to non-specialists.

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Professor Deletant Awarded Star of Romania by Romanian President

SSEES Emeritus Prof Dennis Deletant was awarded the Star of Romania (the country's highest civilian decoration) on Monday 24 October as a sign of deep appreciation for his contribution to the promotion of Romanian history and language, and for his understanding and profound interest in Romanian culture. 

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Video Games and Democracy Recording

We are pleased to be able to present a recording of the 'Video Games and Democracy' event organised by Dr Felix Ciută, bringing together game designers, campaigners, professionals in the video games industry and academics, to discuss the role that video games and the video games industry can play in shaping modern democracy.

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