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Fall / Winter 2009

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by Jim Augerot

Letter from the Director

by Jim Augerot

Although I have been associated with the REECAS program and the Ellison Center since their inception, I am just beginning to work my way into the rather roomy shoes of my well known predecessor, Steve Hanson, who was so successful in this position that the University has seen fit to put him in charge of all international programs as the new Vice Provost for Global Affairs.

REECAS NW Call for Papers

The Sixteenth Annual Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies
Northwest Conference

Saturday, April 17, 2010
Western Washington University
Bellingham, Washington

We are currently soliciting papers, panels or roundtable presentations for this one-day interdisciplinary conference. Proposals from faculty, graduate students and members of the general public are all welcome.

Ellison Center News

Anna Crowley (MAIS, 2008) left her position as Director of the IREX office in Tajikistan to become the Human Rights Officer for the OSCE's Mission in Tajikistan.

Upcoming Ellison Center Events


Film and Discussion - “Freedom on the Fence” Andrea Marks, Associate Professor, Oregon State University, Kane Hall, Room 110, 7-9 pm.

Exploring Asia Teacher Workshop - “Three Cups of Tea: Islam and Schooling in Asia” Thomson Hall, Room 317, 5-8 pm.