A conference by Texas Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (TREEES)
Throughout the day, they will be hosting 4 panels ranging on topics from Russia’s image of self to Eurasian studies. This conference includes two wonderful keynote speakers, James Olson (11:30am-12pm) and Alexander Genis (4pm-5pm). James Olson has over 30 years of overseas covert action experience with the CIA and currently serves as a Professor of the Practice at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. Alexander Genis is a Russian-American broadcaster, cultural critic, and author of more than a dozen non-fiction best sellers in Russia. He has covered the Russian-American dynamic since the 1990’s through various podcasts, TV shows, and essays.
This conference is FREE and open to the public.
Manuel Flores is a senior in the Department of Ecosystem Science
and Management. He traveled to Costa Rica to study the
physiological differences of shade tolerant plants across varying
elevation gradients. Manuel will continue developing his thesis
with the LAUNCH Undergraduate Research Program.
Sarah Brinkley is a PhD candidate in the Department of Horticultural Sciences.
She traveled to Honduras to study how soil health impacts coffee quality and
how it may improve agricultural management practices.
Simon Kiacz is a PhD candidate in
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
He traveled to the Madre de Dios
region of Southeastern Peru
where he expanded his previous
research on South Texas redcrowned
parrots to the family
group ecology of clay lick parrots
in the genus Amazona.