The European Humanities University's (EHU) Center for Advanced Studies and Education (CASE) hosted an international research conference focused on social, cultural, and political transformation in the former Soviet Union. Conferees focused, in particular, on energy independence, international relations, and legal transformation. The “Baltic-Black Sea Intermarum: Paradigms of Regional Development and Transformations of Law” conference took place in Vilnius March 29-30. Scholars from the European Union, Belarus, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine presented their research.
Highlights included plenary presentations by Professor Margarita M. Balmaceda, PhD, Seton Hall University, Professor Pal Tamas, PhD, Director of the Institute of Sociology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Professor Mikhail Guboglo, PhD, Director of the Center for Studies of Interethnic Relations at the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Tatiana Manenkov, correspondent at the publication Belarusians and the Market.
CASE activities are supported by the American Councils for International Education and the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
The European Humanities University is a private, non-profit liberal arts university founded in Minsk in 1992. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the university has been headquartered in Vilnius, Lithuania since authorities expelled it from Belarus in 2004. It serves nearly 2,000 mostly Belarusian students, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs and promoting research in the humanities and social sciences.