Ellison Center News
Robert Bedeski (Affiliate Professor, REECAS) presented a guest lecture, “Lessons from Mongolian State Formation: Chinggis Khan and Anthrocentric Security,” on October 29, 2012 at the University of British Columbia. His recent publications include “Anthrocentric theory of human security: Confucius meets Hobbes” in China’s Challenges to Human Security and “Asiatica: Sino-Russian heartland and the Mongolian state” in Eurasia’s Ascent in Energy and Geopolitics. He also co-authored “Sino-Russian relations: More rhetoric than substance?” with Niklas Swanström, published in World Financial Review. In other news, Robert and Kathleen Bedeski had extended tours of China (October 2011), Thailand (March 2012) and Taiwan (October 2012) during the past 12 months.
Gordana Crnkovic (Associate Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature) has published a book In Contrast: Contemporary Croatian Film Today (Berghahn Books, 2012), which she co-edited with Aida Vidan. More details can be found here.
Allison Dvaladze (Assistant Director for Outreach, Ellison Center) completed her MPH in Global Health on May 25 with a presentation of her research on barriers to detection and treatment of breast cancer in Georgia. Just two days later on May 27, she and her husband Luka (REECAS MAIS '08) welcomed their second child, Amelia Jane.
Scott Radnitz (Director, Ellison Center) spent part of the summer in Tbilisi researching post-Rose Revolutionary state-building in Georgia. In September he presented on the politics of foreign intrigue in the Caucasus at the PONARS Eurasia conference in Washington, D.C. In November he will present on post-Soviet informality at a workshop in Kiev, Ukraine. His article on the Georgian elections appeared on ForeignPolicy.com on September 27, 2012.
John Simeone (MAIS REECAS 2013) has published an article, “Timber export taxes and trade between Russia and China: Development of the forestry sector in the Russian Far East,” in the peer-reviewed journal, The Forestry Chronicle. He is very appreciative of the support and encouragement of Professor Judith Thornton as well as many others in REECAS and UW's CINTRAFOR (Center for International Trade in Forest Products).
Glennys Young (Professor, History and JSIS) was promoted to Professor of History and International Studies, effective September 16, 2012. In June, she presented a paper, "Fashioning Spanish Culture in the Gulag: The Case of the 'Karaganda Spaniards,'" at the "Gulag Unbound: Remembering Soviet Forced Labor" conference at King's College.
Taylor Zajicek (MAIS REECAS 2013) presented his paper, "The Rhetorical Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt: Imperialism Framed as Duty" at the Theodore Roosevelt Legacy Conference sponsored by Louisiana State University Shreveport on October 19.