His Excellency, Dr. Alexey Kozhemyakov, Head of the Charter Office of the Council of Europe, will visit the University of Illinois in early November to participate in a European Union Center symposium, co-sponsored by REEEC, on the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. Dr. Kozhemyakov has a doctorate in law from Moscow State University and served as an adviser to Mikhail Gorbachev before working for the Council of Europe.
The one-day symposium, on November 5, will mark the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Charter for signatures, and will examine the impact of the Charter on European language policy and politics. Dr. Kozhemyakov will give the first keynote lecture at the symposium and will address the topic “What is the European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages and how is it implemented?”
Watch your email and the REEEC calendar for opportunities for REEEC students and faculty to meet Dr. Kozhemyakov while he is on campus. For more details on the symposium, see the European Union Center calendar.