Dear Colleagues! The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (U of Pittsburgh) invites you and your students to join us this Friday and Saturday (Feb. 12-13) for the 18th Annual Conference of the Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe and Central Asia (GOSECA). Grappling with the theme of “Change, Conflict, and Dissent,” the conference will feature a geographically, disciplinarily, and chronologically diverse program of graduate student panels. Topics covered will include linguistics, narrative and ideology; protest art and representations of aging and gender in film; memory politics and migration; and state reform and repression in Communist and post-Communist societies. Presenters will discuss key moments of change, conflict, and dissent, from Poland to Kazakhstan and from the 1890s to the present day. Dr. Joshua Tucker (NYU) will deliver the keynote lecture on “Communism’s Shadow: Historical Legacies and Political Attitudes” on Friday, Feb. 12, at 5 PM (EST). We hope to see you there, and especially encourage participation from undergraduate and graduate students!