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  • The Second Miracle: the Secret Behind Germany's Economic Resilience

    04:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.
    Global and International Studies Building, Room 4067

    Co-sponsored by the School of Global and International Studies and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, a presentation by Erik E. Lehmann. Lehman is a full professor of Management and Organization at Augsburg University, Director of the Master Program in Global Business Management and Dean of Student Affairs. He received his doctoral degree from Rostock University and his habilitation (venia legendi) from Konstanz University. From 2004-2005 he joined the Max Planck Institute (Jena) as an assistant director. Together with Silvio Vismara (University of Bergamo/Italy), he directs the CISAlpino Institute for Comparative Studies in Europe (CCSE). Lehmann's research is focused on the links between corporate governance in family and entrepreneurial firms, innovation, public policy, education and innovation systems, financial constraints and regional and global competition.

  • Nadezhda Filimonova (Russian State Hydrometeoroloigcal University), "Arctic Geopolitics: The Russian Perspective on China’s and India’s Roles in the Far North"

    12:15 p.m. - 01:30 p.m.
    GA 4067

    In recent years development of the Arctic region has increasingly concerned both Arctic (Russia, Canada, the United States, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Iceland) and non-Arctic countries (China, India, South Korea and Singapore). The growing attention to the region reflects its scientific significance and economic potential; the Arctic offers opportunities for exploitation of hydrocarbon deposits and navigation along the Northern Sea Route (NSR). This presentation will provide an overview of the Russian and Asian states’ interests and policy in the Far North and will examine future directions for these countries to collaborate in various areas by identifying mutual interests, actors, possible challenges and effects of cooperation on the policies of these states in the Arctic region. Nadezhda Filimonova currently heads the World Meteorological Organization Relations Department at the Russian State Hydrometeorological University in St. Petersburg. In the past she has worked in Sweden at both universities and governmental agencies. She has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including most recently in 2016 the Fulbright Scholarship for Russian International Education Administrators. Her research addresses international cooperation and competition for access to resources in the Arctic with a focus on Russia’s presence in the High North. Filimonova holds two Masters Degrees: one in Political Science and International Studies from Uppsala University and the other in International Relations from St. Petersburg State University. Sponsors: REEI, School of Education. Persons who need assistance to attend this event, should contact the REEI offices at or 812-855-7309.

  • Richard J. Samuels, "Japan's Grand Strategy"

    12:00 p.m. - 01:15 p.m.
    Global and International Studies Building 1106

    As part of the “East Asia and the World” Speaker Series, Richard J. Samuels of MIT will speak on Friday, Feb. 12 regarding Japanese foreign policy. Samuels is Ford International Professor of Political Science and director of the Center for International Studies at MIT. He has been head of the MIT Political Science Department, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Japan of the National Research Council, and chair of the Japan-US Friendship Commission. His study of the political and policy consequences of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, "3:11: Disaster and Change in Japan," was published by Cornell University Press in 2013. He has also written “Securing Japan: Tokyo's Grand Strategy and the Future of East Asia,” a finalist for the Lionel Gelber Prize for the best book in international affairs. Samuels’ presentation will be held at noon on Feb. 12 in GISB Room 1106. His talk will be cosponsored by the EASC Faculty Colloquium Series.

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