Students present at ASEEES National Convention

For the fourth year in a row, Think Tank students presented at the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) Annual Convention. Eleven undergraduates from the Think Tank traveled to Philadelphia for the Convention in November 2023.

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Brookings Institution Experts Visit REEES Think Tank at Howard University

October 10, 2023

Brookings Institution experts Constanze Stelzenm├╝ller, Fiona Hill, Angela Stent, James Goldgeier, and Tara Varma visited Howard University on October 10 to meet with Think Tank fellows and Howard students studying Russian language and politics.

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Student fellow Raneil Smith wins departmental award

May 1, 2023

The faculty of the Department of History at the University of Miami recently voted to award Raneil Smith with the prize for "Outstanding Achievement in History." Congratulations Raneil!

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Fellows present at Macalester College's Student Research Competition

April 22, 2023

Think Tank fellows Rosa Lovo (University of Richmond), Erik Gonzalez (University of Illinois at Chicago), & De'Vonte Tinsley (Virginia Tech) competed in the Macalester College event in April. Lovo presented on contemporary Russian draft dodging, Gonzalez on Khanty literature, and Tinsley on the Russian Revolution and Civil War in Latvia. Tinsley took home the first place prize in the history category. Congratulations to all participants for being selected to present at this competition and to De'Vonte for the award!

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Think Tank student fellow wins award at SCSS Annual Meeting

April 4, 2023

Think Tank student fellow and Virginia Tech graduating senior De'Vonte Tinsley won the undergraduate student paper competition at the 59th annual meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies. His paper was titled "Revolution on the Daugava: Dvinsk in Revolution and Civil War, 1917-1920." The paper featured original research that De'Vonte conducted in Latvia and explored not only the role of Jewish and Latgalian populations in this story but also how Latvia's role in the conflict is complicated by contemporary nationalist historiography.

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Think Tank student fellows present at Southern Conference on Slavic Studies Annual Meeting

April 3, 2023

Think Tank undergraduate fellows Raneil Smith (University of Miami) and De'Vonte Tinsley (Virginia Tech) presented at the 59th Annual SCSS Meeting in Gainesville, Florida. Raneil's presentation was titled "Root and Shoot: The Failure of Iakov Stefanovich and Imperial Officials to Alter the Peasant Monarchist Framework" and De'Vonte presented on "Revolution on the Daugava: Dvinsk in Revolution and Civil War, 1917-1920."

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Student fellow presents at University of Pittsburgh Symposium

March 31, 2023

Think Tank undergraduate fellow Ollie Mason (Howard University) presented at the annual University of Pittsburgh European and Eurasian Undergraduate Research Symposium on March 31. Ollie's presentation was related to the research they did during the Think Tank and was titled "The Misrepresentation of Makar (other Gamefowl and Aliens)."

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Dr. Amarilis Lugo de Fabritz
Department of World Languages and Cultures
Howard University
Locke Hall, Room 350
2441 Sixth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20059