Pitzer College Professor Awarded a US Department of State Title VIII Program Grant

Claremont, Calif. (February 15, 2010) — Pitzer College Assistant Professor Azamat Junisbai received a US Department of State Title VIII Program Grant to attend the 2010 Regional Policy Symposium on Regional Security in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Junisbai teaches sociology at Pitzer.

The symposium will bring together American scholars to examine and discuss timely topics related to regional security in Eastern Europe and Eurasia from multi-disciplinary perspectives.

Junisbai, who teaches a course on Contemporary Central Asia at Pitzer, notes that this symposium will enrich his classroom with the latest multi-disciplinary, policy-relevant scholarship in that region.

The grant is implemented by IREX and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Kennan Institute. The symposium will be held in Washington, DC from April 6-9, 2010.

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