UNGER

UNGER PROGRAM


Events

Levin College Forum Brown Bag Lunch

Thursday, August 31, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Bonda Board Room 254
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
1717 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Brown Bag Presentation

Speaker:
Dr. Sasa Drezgic
Professor of Economics
University of Rijeka

About the Program:
This September the Levin College hosted visiting scholar Dr. Sasa Drezgic Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Rijeka in Croatia. Dr. Drezgic first visited the College back in 2007 on a 4-month study visit while completing his dissertation.

During his most recent visit Dr. Drezgic met with a number of Urban Affairs faculty and gave a presentation detailing the Center for Local Economic Development at the University of Rijeka. The Center, modeled after the College’s own Center for Economic Development works to provide targeted scientific and practical studies in the area of local economic development, facilitate international and national cooperation, champion analyiticaly based political decisionmaking and to take an active role in development activities across Croatia.

His return to Cleveland is part of the Unger Program of the College, which was founded in 2002 as the Unger International Program for Local Government Leadership. The program’s mission was to catalyze an educational bridge between the Levin College and the University of Rijeka. Today, the program serves to support and foster economic and community development through independent research and civic education and engagement.




Russia’s Challenge: A Declining Power’s Quest for Status 

Monday, March 21, 2016
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Bonda Board Room 254
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
1717 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Brown Bag Presentation

Speaker:
Dr. Andrej Krickovic
Assistant Professor
Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs
Higher School of Economics, Moscow

About the Program:
Russia has emerged as the most assertive challenger to the US-led global international order. From Syria and the Middle East to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine relations between Moscow and Washington have deteriorated to the point where commentators are arguing that the two countries now find themselves in a new "Cold War".  Professor of International Relation at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow (U C Berkeley PhD and Harvard University Davis Center Post-doc) Andrej Krickovic will discuss his latest book project, which looks at the ways in which Russia’s concerns about its declining international status are driving it to challenge US leadership and the impact this is having on global politics.