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02 Mar
GOSECA 16th Annual Graduate Student Conference
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Meetings & Conferences


Research, Diversity, Governance

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Undergraduate Students, Staff, Alumni, Prospective Students, Faculty, Graduate Students

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GOSECA 16th Annual Graduate Student Conference

The Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe and Central Asia is hosting the 16th Annual Graduate Student Conference on March 1-2, 2019, focusing on (mis)information and security in Eurasia, past and present. Open to the public. 

The nations of the Eurasian landmass have been on both the receiving and giving ends of kinetic and non-kinetic coercion long before fear spread of Russian Twitter bots. Powers both great and small in Eurasia have for centuries attempted to exert control over their neighbors and lands further across the globe.The United States’ 2016 presidential election made information warfare and cyber-security the topics of conversation in academic, policy, and security circles. However, persuasion and coercion have taken many forms from multimedia propaganda campaigns, spy wars, military interventions, special operations raids, and even manipulation of the supply of critical resources such as fossil fuels. While we hear about these tactics being used abroad, the tactics of persuasion and coercion have also been employed domestically by Eurasian states.

The Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe and Central Asia are inviting abstracts related to the theme until February 5, 2019. 

For more information about GOSECA, please email or

Saturday, March 2 at 12:00 a.m.

Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15260