Brigham Young University

European Studies

WW I and the Making of the Modern Middle East

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WW I and the Making of the Modern Middle East

Kent F. Schull, an associate professor of Ottoman and modern Middle East history at SUNY Binghamton, will speak to a campus audience on Wednesday, 22 October at noon in 238 HRCB.

Schull is a twice Fulbright Scholar to Turkey. His research interests include crime, punishment, and criminal justice in the late Ottoman Empire, the history of World War I in the Middle East, socio-legal history, Islamic criminal law, and Muslims in North America and Europe. Read More…

Nuclear Policy for the 21st Century

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Nuclear Policy for the 21st Century

Rose Eilene Gottemoeller, under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security at the U.S. Department of State, will visit campus on Wednesday, 22 October at 11:00 a.m. in 238 HRCB, to discuss this timely topic.

Gottemoeller was appointed to her new position in March, where she advises the secretary on arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament, and she had been acting in this position since February 2012. She was also serving as assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance, Read More…

The Future of Ukraine

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The Future of Ukraine

Kateryna Yushchenko, former first lady of Ukraine, will address a campus audience on Thursday, 16 October at 2:00 p.m., in B190 JFSB.

Yushchenko is an active participant in causes that advance freedom, education, and dignity in Ukraine. She moved to Ukraine after the dissolution of the Soviet Union to advance the cause of Ukrainian Independence. While there she co-founded the Ukraine–USA Foundation and later participated in and organized the Orange Revolution.

She worked for the U.S. Treasury Department during Read More…

The Crisis in Ukraine

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The Crisis in Ukraine

Cafe CSE launches with guests Celeste Beesley,  Tony Brown,  and moderator: Wade Jacoby, as they discuss the current events in the Ukraine on Wednesday, 1 October at 4:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.

Beesley is assistant professor of political science and specializes in political economy with a particular interest in post-Soviet countries. Beesley has conducted research in both Russia and Ukraine. She focuses on how economic forces affect public opinion on domestic and foreign policies. Beesley received a BA in economics from Princeton University and an MA and PhD in international relations from the University of California at San Diego Read More…

Not (only) for Children?

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Not (only) for Children?

“A Modern View of Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales” is the topic Tom Lundskær-Nielsen will address on Wednesday, 1 October at noon in 238 HRCB.

Lundskær-Nielsen is a senior lecturer in Danish at University College London (UCL). He has served as both head of department (2002–05) and acting head of department (2000–01) for Scandinavian studies at UCL. Previously, he taught at a Danish gymnasium at Copenhagen University; the Royal College of Education in Copenhagen; and Cambridge University.

During 2010, he obtained leave to research the language of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales. Read More…