Peace Studies Program Presents Two Lectures

by FAU College of Arts and Letters | Friday, Feb 20, 2015
Peace Studies Program Presents Two Lectures

FAU's Peace Studies Program and the FAU Peace, Justice and Human Rights Initiative will present two lectures on Thursday, February 24 on FAU's Boca Raton campus.

The first, titled "Caucasus and the Changing Nature of the Chechen Republic, 1980s to 1990s," will be presented by Mark Kramer, Ph.D., professor at Harvard University and program director of the Project on Cold War studies. The lecture will take place at 11 a.m. in the Engineering East Building, room 106. The second is titled "The Dissolution of Yugoslavia: A 20-Year Retrospective on the Violent Breakup of a Country." It will be presented by Nadia Boyadjieva, Ph.D., professor of international comparative law at the University of Plovdiv and visiting fellow at Harvard University. This lecture will take place at 12:30 p.m. in the Sanson Life Sciences Building, room 180.

Kramer has taught at Harvard, Yale, and Brown universities and was formerly an academy scholar in Harvard's Academy of International and Area Studies and a Rhodes scholar at Oxford University. His books include "Crisis in Czechoslovakia, 1968: The Prague Spring and the Soviet Invasion;" "Soldier and State in Poland: Civil-Military Relations and Institutional Change After Communism;" "Crisis in the Communist World, 1956: De-Stalinization, the Soviet Union, and Upheavals in Poland and Hungary;" "The Collapse of the Soviet Union;" and "Income Distribution and Social Transfer Policies in the Post-Communist Transition: Changing Patterns of Inequality." 

Boyadjieva was a NATO/EAPC fellow, a John F. Kennedy Institute fellow (Free University of Berlin); a Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law fellow (Sweden); a senior Fulbright visiting scholar at the Cold War Studies Center (Harvard University); a Black Sea Security program fellow (Kennedy School, Harvard University); an Advanced Study of Nonviolent Conflict fellow (Fletcher School, Tufts University); and an Open Society Archive fellow (Hungary). She has worked in the Russian State Archive of Recent History; the Russian State Archive of Social-Political History; the Archive of the Gorbachev Foundation; the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Archive at the University of Texas; and the Hoover Institution Archive at Stanford University.

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