<div dir="ltr"><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;font-size:12.8px;text-align:center;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:16pt">The Department of Political Science and The European Studies Program invite you to</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;font-size:12.8px;text-align:center;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:16pt"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;font-size:12.8px;text-align:center;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:18pt">The Eastern Dimension of the EU Foreign Policy</span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;font-size:12.8px;text-align:center;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-US"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;font-size:12.8px;text-align:center;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-US">by</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;font-size:12.8px;text-align:center;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-US"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;font-size:12.8px;text-align:center;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:16pt">DR. ALICJA CURANOVIĆ</span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;font-size:12.8px;text-align:center;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:9pt">Assistant Professor at the Institute of International Relations at the University of Warsaw</span><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:16pt"></span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;font-size:12.8px;text-align:center;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><br></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;font-size:12.8px;text-align:center;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><b><u><span lang="EN-US">Thursday, 6 October 2016</span></u></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;font-size:12.8px;text-align:center;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:9pt"><span class="gmail-aBn" tabindex="0"><span class="gmail-aQJ">5:00 - 6:30 pm</span></span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;font-size:12.8px;text-align:center;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:9pt">Escaler Hall</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;font-size:12.8px;text-align:center;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:9pt"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;font-size:12.8px;text-align:center;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:9pt"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;font-size:12.8px;text-align:center;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:9pt"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-size:12.8px;text-align:justify"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:9pt;line-height:13.8px">EU’s enlargement to the East is considered one of the most impressive achievements of the European integration process. The accession of former socialistic countries strengthened the position of the EU as a “normative power”, while at the same time it forced the EU to face challenges in the new neighbourhood (which now includes Russia). The lecture presents an overview the foundations of EU’s policy towards the so-called New Eastern Europe and touches on the Ukrainian crisis as a testing moment for the EU’s eastern policy. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;font-size:12.8px;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:9pt"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;font-size:12.8px;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt">ABOUT THE SPEAKER: </span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;font-size:12.8px;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-size:12.8px;text-align:justify"><b><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:9pt;line-height:13.8px">Alicja Curanović</span></b><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:9pt;line-height:13.8px"> 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></b></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-size:12.8px"><span lang="SL"> </span></p></div>