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Orange Revolution: Ukraine Votes for Change

Mar 08, 2005
When an election scandal rocked Ukraine, thousands of Ukrainians took to the streets of Kyiv in peaceful protest, in what became known as The Orange Revolution. After an election rerun in December, opposition candidate Viktor Yushchenko was inaugurated the new president in January, and the country now looks ahead with hope.

Kennan Institute Cosponsors Event on Religious Groups and the State in Russia

Feb 01, 2005
Please join the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) and the Kennan Institute at 2:30 pm on Monday, February 7 for an on-the-record briefing about current Russian government policies towards religion and anti-Semitism in Russia. USCIRF Vice Chair Felice D. Gaer will lead the discussion featuring three experts on religion in Russia: Paul Goble, Nickolai Butkevich, and Lawrence A. Uzzell.

The Orange Revolution and the Maidan Parliament

Jan 18, 2005
In this speech, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Green Miller provides a first-hand account of the "Orange Revolution" in Ukraine. Amb. Miller was an election observer for all three rounds of Ukraine's presidential election, including the December 26 election ordered by Ukraine's Supreme Court.

Kennan Institute Supports Ukraine List

Jan 05, 2005
The Kennan Institute is pleased to announce that it has joined with the University of Ottawa, the Canadian Institute for Ukrainian Studies, and the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute in supporting The Ukraine List (UKL). Compiled by Dominique Arel, Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Ottawa, UKL is an academic/current events electronic newsletter sent to scholars and professionals in the area of Ukrainian studies. To join the list, please contact darel@uottawa.ca.

Former Kennan Institute/Wilson Center Scholars Receive AAASS Awards

Dec 10, 2004
The Kennan Institute is pleased to announce that the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies has recognized three scholars for books they have written while at the the Woodrow Wilson Center.

Kennan Institute 2005 Title VIII Research Workshop Series: "Religion in Post-Soviet Societies"

Oct 13, 2004
The Kennan Institute is accepting applications for the 2005 Title VIII Research Workshop Series on "Religion in Post-Soviet Societies." The Workshop Series is designed to serve as a forum in which scholars from a variety of disciplines can discuss the different aspects of religion and religious affiliation, share research findings, and suggest policy recommendations. Applications are due on 1 March 2005.

Kennan Institute and IREX Announce 2005 Asia Regional Policy Forum

Oct 13, 2004
The Kennan Institute and IREX are accepting applications for grants to U.S. junior scholars to participate in the 2005 Asia Regional Policy Symposium. The application deadline has been extended to 30 November 2004.

December 2004 Short-term Grant Competition Suspended

Jul 29, 2004
The December 2004 Short-term grant competition has been suspended. The Kennan Institute will hold competitions for Short-term grants in September 2004, March 2005, June 2005, and September 2005. Continuation of the Short-term grants program beyond September 2005 is contingent on future funding.

Kennan Institute Announces This Year's Robert H. Baraz Memorial Intern

Jul 29, 2004
Sofia Plagakis has been selected as the Robert H. Baraz Memorial Intern for the 2004-2005 program year.

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