<div dir="ltr"><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:16pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif">The Department of
Political Science and The European Studies Program invite you to <span></span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:16pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif"><span> </span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:18pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif">Central
Europe/ Eastern Europe: Characteristics of the Region<span></span></span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:arial,sans-serif"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:arial,sans-serif">by<span></span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:arial,sans-serif"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:16pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif">DR.
ALICJA CURANOVIĆ<span></span></span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:9pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif">Assistant
Professor at the Institute of International Relations at the University of
Warsaw</span><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:16pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif"><span></span></span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:9pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif"><span> </span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><b><u><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:arial,sans-serif">Tuesday, 4 October
2016<span></span></span></u></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:9pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif">5:00 - 6:30 pm<span></span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:9pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif">Faura AVR<span></span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:9pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif"><span> </span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:9pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial,sans-serif">The concept of Central Europe is a product of
geopolitics. Central Europe encompasses countries with different languages and
religious traditions; however, they all have one thing in common: they all
experienced a complete loss of sovereignty. The lecture tries to illustrate the
historical, political and social complexity of the region with special emphasis
on the factor of identity. <span></span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:9pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif"><span> </span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif">ABOUT THE
SPEAKER: <span></span></span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><b><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:9pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial,sans-serif">Alicja Curanović</span></b><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:9pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial,sans-serif"> is<b> </b>Assistant
Professor at the Institute of International Relations at the University of
Warsaw. She holds PhD in Political science (PhD thesis: The Religious Factor in
the Foreign Policy of the Russian Federation). Her main research interests are,
<i>inter alia</i>, international relations
in the post-Soviet area; Russian foreign policy; religious factor in
international relations; perception, identity, image and status in politics. She
has conducted research <i>inter alia </i>at
the Columbia University, Stanford University, the Russian State University for
Humanistic Studies and MGIMO. Her articles appeared in “Politics and Religion”,
“Nationalities Papers” or “Religion, State and Society”. Her monograph
&quot;The Religious Factor in Russia&#39;s Foreign Policy&quot; was published by
Routledge in 2012.<b><span></span></b></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:center;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">



































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