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Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Convenes in New Orleans November 15-18, 2012

 

** MEDIA ADVISORY ** CONVENTION NOTICE **
** PHOTO OPPORTUNITY ** MEDIA ALERT **

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 14, 2012

Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Convenes in New Orleans November 15-18, 2012
With more than 1,900 participants from academia, think tanks, NGOs, government and businesses from around the world, the ASEEES convention is the premier gathering of specialists in the field

WHAT:           Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) 44th Annual Convention
WHERE:        New Orleans Marriott
WHEN:          November 15-18, 2012


DETAILS:
      The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) will hold its 44th Annual convention November 15-18, 2012, at the New Orleans Marriott. Participants will examine current US-Russian relations, as well as a wide array of topics related to Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, and Eastern and Central Europe.  Founded in 1948, ASEEES is the leading scholarly association in the world dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about the former Soviet Union (including Eurasia) and Eastern and Central Europe.

The convention will boast 430 panels and roundtables with discussions of a wide variety of topics. The roundtable format will allow for free-flowing, engaging conversation and debate with maximum audience interaction about the latest political and world events. Participants represent the United States and Russia, as well as different scholarly generations, and generally have multiple perspectives.

MAJOR EVENTS:

  • ASEEES Opening Reception and Tour of Exhibit Hall: Thurs, Nov. 15: 6:30 p.m. in the Acadia and Bissonet Ballrooms, 3rd Floor
  • Presidential Plenary Session: Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary:  Fri, Nov. 16: 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. in La Galerie 2, 2nd Floor
  • ASEEES Awards Ceremony: Sat, Nov. 17: 7:00 p.m., in the Mardi Gras Ballroom F, 3rd Floor

EXHIBIT HALL: New Orleans Marriott, Acadia and Bissonet Ballrooms
HOURS:        
Thurs., Nov. 15: 4 p.m.-8 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 16: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 17: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 18: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/slavic.e.european.eurasian.studies
LINKEDIN:
http://www.linkedin.com/groups?mostPopular=&gid=2585509
TWITTER:
http://twitter.com/#!/aseeestudies

MEDIA CONTACTS:
ASEEES: Lynda Park, 412-648-9788, lypark@pitt.edu

New Orleans CVB: Kelly Schulz, 504-421-0962, kschulz@neworleanscvb.com

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