Category: Politics

Emory professors confirmed to serve as special envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism, commissioner of Commodity Futures Trading Commission

The U.S. Senate confirmed Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies Deborah Lipstadt to serve as the special envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism on March 30. Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law Kristin Johnson was also confirmed on March 28 as one of four new commissioners of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission [...]

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How the end of Emory’s mask mandate aligns with national, statewide trends

Masking in classrooms ended on March 21, following Executive Director for COVID-19 Response and Recovery Amir St. Clair’s announcement that the mask mandate in indoor spaces would be gradually lifted beginning March 7. This decision follows a trend both locally and nationally of loosening mask restrictions. While Georgia never had a statewide mask mandate, Atlanta [...]

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Anne Applebaum, Serhy Yekelchyk talk Ukrainian crisis, the problems of ‘no war’ ideology, in Emory-GIT webinar

In response to the rapidly developing crisis in Ukraine and Russia, Emory University's Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (REEES) program and the Georgia Institute of Technology hosted a webinar on March 14 to discuss the origins of the conflict and the push-back from the Ukrainian people fighting for their homeland. The webinar’s lineup featured [...]

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Yale Professor of History Timothy Snyder speaks on Russian invasion of Ukraine

Emory University’s Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies Program partnered with the Georgia Institute of Technology to host a webinar on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, “Russia and Ukraine: The Origins of Crisis,” on March 2. The webinar was led by Timothy Snyder, ​​the Richard C. Levin professor of history at Yale University (Conn.).  Professor [...]

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Scholar recounts first days of war in Ukraine, notes ‘dignity and courage of resistance’

Emory Professor of Russian Literature Elena Glazov-Corrigan corresponded with her colleague Constantin Sigov, who was in Kyiv during the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24.  Sigov is a professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Kyiv and Director of the Center of European Humanities Research. Glazov-Corrigan translated [...]

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