Volunteers needed for international conference 13-14 September

Background
In mid-September over 100 participant researchers from Eastern and Western Europe, Russia, the US and beyond will gather in Uppsala for a two-day conference analyzing developments in Eastern Europe and Russia since 1956 to present. The conference, which will be held on 13-14 September, is the largest of its kind in Scandinavia and will provide a unique opportunity for discussion, reflection and debate. The Conference presentations touch upon various topics such as Soviet communism and its legacy, the nature of the Putin regime, security and diplomacy, political conflict and regime stability in post-Soviet authoritarian countries etc.. Conference organizers are established centers of excellence: The Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies (IRES) at Uppsala University and the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES).

When & Where
The Conference will be held on 13-14 September in the University Main Building, Biskopsgatan 3, Uppsala. Timings are 08.00-17.30 on September 13 and 09.00-13.00 on September 14.

Duties
Volunteers’ main duty is to provide practical assistance during the Conference sessions. Each volunteer will be assigned sessions for which he/she will be responsible. This includes helping out with the technical equipment (computer/projector), answering questions from speakers and other participants, etc. Assistance will also be needed during registration on September 13.

Benefits
Volunteers will gain access to the Conference sessions, which are closed to the general public. They will meet with international scholars in the field of Russian and Eurasian studies and gain valuable knowledge on the most recent research results within the above-mentioned field. Coffee/tea is provided and for volunteers that are able to stay the full day on September 13 or morning session of September 13, lunch is also included. All volunteers are (of course) exempt from paying the Conference fee of 70-100 EURO.

Sign-up
To access the sign-up form, please visit: https://simpleeventsignup.com/event/133628
Conference website (under construction) http://www.uppsala-basees.org/

Questions
Do not hesitate to contact Stella Marceta, Research Assistant at IRES: stella.marceta@ires.uu.se

The IRES-BASEES team looks forward to hearing from you!