Soyuz is formally constituted as the Post-Communist Cultural Studies Interest Group of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) and is also recognized as an official unit of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS).

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Conference on socialism in Cuba (2nd call)

The Seventeenth International Conference, “Socialism for the Twenty-first Century,” and the Eighth International Colloquium, “The Influence of Philosophy and the Social Science on the Cultural Heritage of the countries of the American Mediterranean,” will be held at the University of Havana from November 19 to November 21, 2014.

The nations of the Global South speak

     The Group of 77 and China consists of 133 nations of the South.  It was formed in June 15, 1964 by 77 nations at the end of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, with the intention of promoting South-South cooperation and attending to their common problems of underdevelopment.  On June 15-16, 2014, in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, the Group of 77 and China held an Extraordinary Summit in commemoration of its fiftieth anniversary. 

The meaning and the lessons of Vietnam

     It has been fifty years since the CIA sent an assessment on Vietnam to President Lyndon Johnson, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, Secretary of State Dean Rusk, and National Security Advisor McGeorge Bundy, stating that “if the tide of deterioration has not been arrested by the end of the year, the anti-communist position in South Vietnam is likely to become untenable.”  The report stimulated further debate within the administration concerning US policy in Vietnam, leading to a decision to escalate the war.  US presence in Vietnam increased from 23,000 military advisors in January

Media Coverage of Ukrainian Crisis

SOYUZ members may be interested in this resource, created at Jena University:

a collection of essays on media coverage of the Ukrainian crisis in various European countries and in the U.S.


Sonja Luehrmann

Assistant Professor

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Simon Fraser University