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23rd Annual Junior Scholars' Training Seminar

Aug 30, 2010
We are pleased to announce that the 23rd JSTS meeting was held at the Aspen Wye Woods Conference center in Maryland from August 13 to 16, 2010. This meeting brings young scholars (MA or higher) together with mentors to review their work and help build their careers in the field of East European Studies. This annual training program is funded by Title VIII, the U.S. Department of State's Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union and co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER). JSTS offers junior scholars the opportunity to present their research to a multi-disciplinary group of their peers as well as a distinguished group of senior scholars in a series of informal sessions. Junior scholars also have access to senior scholars for one-on-one discussions of their research, advice on academic and non-academic job searches and publishing. JSTS alumni pool includes more than 300 scholars, many of whom continue to play integral roles in the field of East European studies.

Interview with Bryan McCann

Aug 16, 2010
Interview with Bryan McCann, director of the Brazilian Studies Program at Georgetown University

Step Forward in Archival Openness in Bulgaria

Aug 13, 2010
CWIHP is pleased to announce that its Bulgarian partner COMDOS – The Committee for Disclosing the Documents and Announcing the Affiliation of Bulgarian Citizens to the State Security and the Intelligence Services of the Bulgarian National Army – is expected to receive the archival record of the State Security Agency based on a tri-lateral agreement with the Bulgarian Ministry of the Interior and the Archives State Agency signed in April 2010.

U.S. Trade Policy Toward Bangladesh

Aug 11, 2010
The government of Bangladesh's recent decision to double the minimum wage in the garment sector was significant, argues Public Policy Scholar Sanchita Saxena in a new commentary . However, she argues that Bangladesh continues to pay high tariffs to the United States (ten times the amount of development assistance it receives), hurting its competitiveness and chances at poverty reduction.