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2011

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Newsletter for 2011

Nicholas Poppe and Central-Inner Asian Studies at UW: An Interview with Dr. Ilse Cirtautas

By Indra Ekmanis

Dr. Ilse Cirtautas is a professor in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. She has been active in Central Inner-Asian studies at the UW since 1968.

Ellison Center News

John Simeone (MAIS REECAS 2013) co-wrote an article with committee-member Ivan Eastin (Professor, Environmental and Forest Sciences) on Russia's Log Export Tariff and WTO Accession. The article addresses specific Russian forest sector trends from 2007-2011, and appeared in the Autumn 2012 CINTRAFOR Newsletter.

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.

Letter from the Director


Ellison Center Director, Scott Radnitz

Photo Essay: DiverseCity

by Marty Manor

Košice, Slovakia, is the country’s second-largest city and its rising star as the European Union has recently named it 1 of 2 “European Capitals of Culture” for 2013. The rich ethnic composition of Slovaks, Hungarians, Rusyns, Jews and Roma make Košice a singular laboratory for a study of recent historical tensions (extending to today) between the majority population and the Roma as well as between the Slovaks and the Hungarian minority.