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Graduate Student Mid-Atlantic Conference for Eurasian Studies (MACES)
April 2, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
MACES is a Georgetown-GW co-sponsored public platform for rising experts in the field of Eurasian studies designed to advance multidisciplinary academic discourse on Eurasia and connect interdisciplinary student bodies. This year’s conference theme is “Transnational Flows in the Eurasian Space.” In modern Eurasia, the movement of people, wealth, and ideas across national borders is deeply shaped by the culture, politics, and economics of the region. Through understanding these movements, our panelists shed light on the dynamism of Eurasian space. For the purposes of the conference, “Eurasian space” is defined as post-Soviet space, Eastern Europe, Turkey, and Mongolia.
MACES features five panels of 3-4 graduate students from Cornell, George Mason, Tufts, Georgetown, and George Washington Universities as well as an alumni networking wine reception (please see separate invitation). During the day, two noteworthy guest speakers will address the audience: Director of Atlantic Council Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center and former U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan (2000-2003) and Ukraine (2003-2005) John E. Herbst and Vice President for International Relations for Medtronic and former director of the Department of Commerce Business Information Service for the Newly Independent States (BISNIS) Dr. Trevor J. Gunn.