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Is There a Common Baltic Cultural Identity?

Is there a common Baltic cultural identity? How have Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania dealt with integrating Russian-speaking communities within their societies? And what role do youth groups and education play in these initiatives? We spoke with the Kennan Institute’s Title VIII Research Scholar Indra Ekmanis about her efforts to identify and understand cultural identity in the region. That’s the focus for this episode of Wilson Center NOW

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Signal Strength: Lessons from RFE/RL’s Latvian Service

Straining through Soviet frequency jammers, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Latvian service broadcasters waged an ethereal Cold War battle, breaking through information barriers to connect with Baltic dissidents and feed popular independence revolutions across the USSR. In retrospect, these broadcasts would turn out to be some of the most impactful within the Soviet Union, though their existence was hard-fought, and far from guaranteed. Why did it take 25 years for the Latvian service to come into being?

25 Years Since the Baltic Revolution: Marking Accomplishments, Facing Challenges

Between March and May 1990, elected parliaments in the Baltic republics of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania declared the restoration of the de facto independence that these states had exercised between 1918 and 1940. Twenty-five years later, the Baltic States are well-functioning democracies with market economies integrated into NATO, the European Union, the Schengen zone and the Eurozone. Like all modern states, they nevertheless face a complex range of  issues to address in the domestic political, economic and social spheres as well as the foreign policy arena.

Summer Research Grant Competition

Deadline: Applications for the Summer Research Scholarships must be received by March 1, 2014. Applicants will be notified approximately one month later.

East European Studies Short-term Research Scholarships

The Wilson Center's Global Europe Program is now accepting applications for the EES Short-term Grant competition, which is open to academic experts and practitioners, including advanced graduate students, engaged in specialized research requiring access to Washington, DC and its research institutions. Grants are for one month and include residence at the Wilson Center. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, in order to be considered eligible for this grant opportunity. The deadline for this grant cycle is: March 1, 2014.

Global Europe Research Grant Competition

Deadline: The deadline for receipt of Research Scholar applications and supporting materials is December 1, 2013. Applicants will be notified approximately two months later.

East European Studies Short-term Research Scholarships

The Wilson Center's Global Europe Program is now accepting applications for the EES Short-term Grant competition, which is open to academic experts and practitioners, including advanced graduate students, engaged in specialized research requiring access to Washington, DC and its research institutions. Grants are for one month and include residence at the Wilson Center. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, in order to be considered eligible for this grant opportunity. The deadline for this grant cycle is: September 1, 2013.

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