Strengthening ties between institutions requires more than electronic exchanges; face-time is also critical. The recognition of this fact has led to a series of visits between UST and Belarusian State University faculty, including a March 2010 visit by Dr. Hoffman to BSU, an April 2010 visit by Dr. Shadurski to UST and a projected September 2010 visit to BSU by Dr. Buhr. Each of the visits included meetings with members of various departments and administrators, lectures to a number of classes at our respective institutions, and meetings with other professional groups and students from neighboring institutions.
"The Independent State and the Diaspora: Effects on Belarusian Identity Formation." 2011. Renee Buhr, Steven M. Hoffman and victor Shadurski. Presented at International Studies Association (ISA) Conference. Montreal, Canada.
"Constructed and Primordial Identity on the Edge of Russia: Belarus, Ukraine, and Lithuania in Comparative Perspective.” Renee Buhr, Victor Shadurski, and Steven M. Hoffman.
Presented at the 2010 Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of
Nationalities. Columbia University, New York City, NY.
“Post-Soviet Nationalism and an Emergent Russia: the Case of Belarus.” 2009. Renee Buhr, Victor Shadurski, and Steven M. Hoffman. Presented at the meetings of the International
Studies Association-Midwest/Central Slavic Conference. St. Louis, MO.
“Environmental Policy Despite the Bush Administration: Federalism, Divided Powers, and the Last Six Years.” Steven M. Hoffman. (Федерализм и разделение властей в политике США
по охране окружающей среды). Development: Journal of International Relations and
Law. International Society for Research and Educational Programs. 2007. Number 3.
Pp.57-65. Belarusian State University.
"Belarus: An Emerging Civic Nation?" 2011. Buhr, Renee, Victor Shadurski and Steven M. Hoffman.Nationalities Papers. Volume 39, Number 2. Pp.387-403.