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Title: Roundtable on Lessons from Post-Communism: "The Economic Recession: Opportunities and Challenges in Economies in Transition"
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Start Time: Friday April 08, 2011 09:00 AM
End Time: Friday April 08, 2011 04:00 PM
Location: IMU State Room East
Url: http://www.iub.edu/~reeiweb/events/2011_post_communism.shtml
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Description: Roundtable on Lessons from Post-Communism: "The Economic Recession: Opportunities and Challenges in Economies in Transition"

Date: Friday, April 8
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Research Roundtable
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Pedagogical Roundtable
Place: State Room East, IMU

Economic transition from socialism has developed along diverse paths in different countries, with a broad range of results. While most economies in transition (ETís) experienced a recession in the early period of transformation, their growth in the wake of the financial crisis of 1998 exceeded that of most other countries. Some of this success, however, has been short-lived: many among the most successful ETs before 2008 suffered the most from the global financial crisis of 2008 and the current downturn.

For the 2011 Rountable on Lessons from Post-Communism Paul Marer (Professor of Business, Central European University, Budapest), Barry J. Naughton, (Professor of Chinese and International Affairs, University of California, San Diego), and Vladimir Popov (Professor New Economic School, Moscow) will present their responses to a number of questions regarding the effect of the present economic recession on economies in transition. Preparatory materials, including the original provocation and the panelistsí responses, are available on the primary website for the conference. Our practice is to designate as commentators scholars who can broaden the multidisciplinary and comparative reach of the panel rather than people who replicate the expertise of the three main panelists. After this the floor is open for discussion.

In the afternoon, the focus of discussion shifts to effective pedagogies for teaching courses on topics related to the morning session. Moderated by Maria Bucur-Deckard, (Professor of History, Indiana University), three selected presenters will discuss three different pedagogical challenges and join with all participants in an exploration of approaches to communicating these complex issues to students in different settings (two year colleges, four year colleges, and research universities). Faculty and graduate students are invited to attend and participate informally in the discussion.

This event is free and open to the public.

It is cosponsored by: Indiana University Russian & East European Institute, Inner Asian & Uralic national Resource Center, East Asian Studies Center, Center for the Study of Global Change, IU Center for International Business Education & Research, Department of Economics

Cost: Free
Contact Email: reei@indiana.edu
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