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In Memoriam: Josef Cermak

September 27, 2021

The CERES community is saddened to learn of the death of Josef Čermák, one of our program’s closest friends and supporters. Joe, as we all called him, was 96 years old. An immigrant from the former Czechoslovakia, Joe was a...

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CERES Professor Lucan Way wins UTSC 2021 Research Excellence Faculty Scholar Award

April 23, 2021

Congratulations to CERES Faculty Member Lucan Way, who is the recipient of the Research Excellence Faculty Scholar award for 2021 at the University of Toronto Scarborough. The award committee noted Professor Way’s outstanding research record and substantial contributions to UTSC...

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Dr. Havrylyshyn’s Newly Published Books

March 16, 2021

CERES Instructor Dr. Oleh Havrylyshyn died suddenly on September 20,  2020. CERES students and faculty benefitted immensely from his expertise that brought a different perspective to our classes. Always the productive scholar, Dr. Havrylyshyn finished two books in 2020. We...

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CERES CIRCLES BACK

February 17, 2021

We are thrilled to announce the new CERES podcast: CERES Circles Back. Three of our master’s students host episodes on all things CERES-related, with a focus on the student experience. Tune into CCB episodes to hear students and alumni discuss...

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A Q&A WITH EDWARD SCHATZ

February 3, 2021

CERES Acting Director Prof. Edward Schatz discusses discusses his new book, Slow Anti-Americanism: Social Movements and Symbolic Politics n Central Asia in this Q&A with the Munk School.

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“HEGEMONY FROM A DISTANCE”: ED SCHATZ DISCUSSES HIS NEW BOOK ON US INFLUENCE IN Central Asia

January 19, 2021

Acting Director Prof. Ed Schatz has a conversation with The Diplomat about his new book, Slow Anti-Americanism, and why American influence in Central Asia still matters, even despite a decline in US power. Read the full article at The Diplomat. 

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JESSICA BUSH ON RESEARCH, CRITICISM, AND WHAT REALLY MATTERS

November 3, 2020

Among the many sad moments in 2020, the CERES community mourned the passing of our much-loved former colleague, Dr. Janet Hyer. Shortly after her death in June, CERES established the Janet Hyer Essay Prize to recognize exceptional achievement by a...

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IN MEMORIAM: OLEH HAVRYLYSHYN

October 8, 2020

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Oleh Havrylyshyn. Oleh was for many years a stipendiary lecturer at CERES, where he taught economics to our undergraduate and graduate students. With his experience as Deputy Minister of Finance...

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JESSICA BUSH WINS FIRST JANET HYER ESSAY PRIZE

September 29, 2020

We are delighted to announce that Jessica Bush (MA, 2020) has been awarded the first annual Janet Hyer Essay Prize for her Major Research Paper (MRP), “The Women on Block III: Sexual Violence during the Holocaust in France.” This prize...

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ESSAY PRIZE ESTABLISHED TO HONOUR DR. JANET HYER

August 31, 2020

The Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (CERES) is pleased to announce the establishment of a prize in memory of a beloved colleague and friend, Dr. Janet Hyer, who passed away earlier this year. The cash prize of $500...

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