THURSDAY, 9/18/14, 5:00 pm, NEW CABELL 299A
“The Russian Flagship: Teaching Future ‘Global Professionals’ and Learning from Our Students”
Karen Evans-Romaine, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature, Director of Russian Flagship Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Language Flagship Program is designed to prepare the “next generation of global professionals in the United States” through a combination of intensive classroom learning, individualized and small-group tutorials, optional residential learning, cultural learning through on-campus and community engagement, and study abroad, all at the undergraduate level. Students in the four Russian Flagship Programs at four quite different campuses have been remarkably successful in achieving the goals of linguistic and cultural proficiency. This presentation will address how we approach intensive learning for Russian Flagship undergraduates of all majors at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, how our graduate students benefit, and how Flagship principles can be applied to other language programs.
This presentation is part of IWL Speaker Series: Developing Proficiency in Global Contexts
TUESDAY, 8/26/14, 6:30 pm, WILSON 402
Talk by Russian Ambassador Sergey Ivanovich Kislyak
The University of Virginia Center for Politics in partnership with the Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation and the Center for Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies will host a public event featuring His Excellency Sergey Ivanovich Kislyak, the current Russian Federation Ambassador to the United States. Ambassador Kislyak will speak regarding the relationship between the U.S. and Russia and answer questions of the audience.
Ambassador Kislyak became Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States on September 16, 2009. He previously served as Russia’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador to Belgium, and Representative to NATO in Brussels. In addition, he held high positions in the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Department of Security Affairs and Disarmament, Department of International Scientific and Technical Cooperation, and the Department of International Organizations.
This event is free and open to the public.
CONFERENCE: Centrifugal Forces: Reading Russia’s Regional Identities and Initiatives, March 26-28, 2015