Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Seminar Series:

Balkan Circle

The Balkan Circle is a weekly seminar where lectures, presentations, exhibits, or open interactive dialogues will focus on any (and all) aspects of historical, political, economic, social and cultural phenomena in the (so-called) Balkans. The seminar is free and open to the public and will be held every Friday from 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm online.

Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link. The RSVP links are specific to each talk, which you can find on our events page or by clicking the name of the speaker below.


September 4   

Dimitar Bechev

Rival Power: Russia's Challenge to the West in the Balkans


September 11

Ruslan Trad

Under the Radar: Hezbollah on the Balkans


September 18

Vladislav Beronja

Fragments of Utopia: Imaginary Archives in Dubravka Ugrešić’s Fiction


September 25

Jeremy Kasper

Kosovo: U.S. Bureaucracies Adaptation to Conduct Post-Combat Operations in a Dynamic Multi-National Environment


October 2

Maša Kolanović

New Moral and Affective Economy of Capitalism on the Ruins of Yugoslav Socialism: Three Cultural Patterns


October 9

Stefka Kuneva

Residential -Defensive Towers in the Balkans from the Ottoman Era


October 16

Michael Kiel

Report from internship at the Balkan Civil Society Development Network in Skopje


October 23

Charalampos Minasidis

"Come See Swords and Yatagans / and Quite a Few Bulgarian Heads": Contrsucting a Greek anti-Bulgarian Culture of War during the War Decade of 1912-22


October 30

Milena Ðorđević-Kisačanin



November 6

Jasmin Mujanovic

De Facto End of European Enlargement in the WB and the Effects of that on Regional and Continental Politics


November 13

Nita Luci



November 20

Sunnie Rucker-Chang









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