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					                                      20 Years after the Berlin Wall:

                  Women’s Shifting Roles and Status in Post-Communist Europe

                University of Iowa International Program s Major Project: April 7 – Apr il 8, 2011

                          Co-Directors: Margaret H. Mills, Irina Kostina, Jitka Sonkova

                                                   PROGRAM

Thursday, April 7, 2011            UCC Conference Room 2025D Old Capitol Town Center

8:30 – 9:00     Registration and Coffee, UCC Conference Room

9:00 - 9:15     Opening Session
                Welcome Address                     Professor Margaret Mills, UI

9:15 - 10:00    Plenary Spe aker                    Professor Anna Sharogradskaya, St. Petersburg, Russia

                Title:    Women and Society in 21st Century Russia

10:00 – 10:30   Coffee break & UI students’ “West and East: Women in Slavic World” Poster Session

10:30 - 12:00   Panel: Women’s Health and Collapsing Infrastructures in E.E. and Russia Today

                The Current Russian He alth Care Crisis: Education and Demogr aphic
                                                   Head, Professor Margaret Mills, UI
                                                   Lauren Piette, PhD student, Global Health, UI
                                                   Tran Hung, PhD student, Global Health, UI


12:00 - 1:00    Lunch Break & UI student's Poster Session “West and East: Women in Slavic World”


1:00 - 2:30     Panel:  Women, Islam, Creation and Destruction in 21st Century E. Europe and Russia
                                                  Head, Professor Irina Kostina, UI
                                                  Lorraine Ross, PhD, Art and Education, UI
                                                  Anna Sharogradskaya, St. Petersburg, Russia
                                                  Sumeyye Pakdil Kesdin, PhD student, UI,
2:30 - 2:45     Coffee break & UI students' Poster Session “West and East: Women in Slavic World”

2:45 - 4:00     Speaker and Roundtable Young Women of Eastern Europe and Russia Today

                Women in Corporate Eastern Europe
                                               Marketa Sonkova, PhD student, Boston University

                Roundtable         Young Professionals’ Forum: Our Future Perspectives
                                                   Anna Kolesnikova, PhD student, UI, Russia
                                                   Ivana Takacova, PhD student, UI, Slovakia
                                                   Frane Karabatic, PhD student, Croatia

4:15 – 5:15     Coffee &Movie Collage Images of Women from Russian Film: 1978– 2010
                                                 Project by Dmitry Petrov, Russian B.A. candidate, UI

6:00 - 7:30     Dinner on your own in downtown Iowa City
Friday, April 8, 2011    UCC Conference Room 2025D Old Capitol Town Center

8:30             Coffee in UCC 2025D Conference Room

9:00 – 9:30      Czech and Slovak Heritage in the US: Past and Future
                                                   Gail Naughton, President and CEO, National Czech and Slovak
                                                   Museum and Library

9:30 – 10:15     The "Woman Question" in Post-Communist Europe

                 Plenary Spe aker         Professor Eva Kalivodova, Charles University, Pr ague
                 Title:   Stereotypes Harder Than Ever

10:15 – 10:45    Coffee break & UI students’ Poster Session “West and East: Women in Slavic World”

10:45 – 12:15    Panel: Women, Politics, and Power
                 Gender through the Lens of Statistics and the Media: Women in Central and Eastern Europe
                                                    Head, Professor Jitka Sonkova, UI,
                                                    Professor Eva Kalivodova, Charles University, Prague
                                                    Briana Smith, M.A. candidate, UI
                                                    Rosie Johnston, journalist, Radio Prague
                                                    Professor Jitka Stehnova, Mt. Mercy University

12:15 - 1:15     Lunch Break & Poetry Re ading
                 UI undergraduates reading poetry of classic and contemporary Czech, Slovak, Russian, Croatian,
                 and German Women Poets in the original languages with English translations

1:15 – 3:00      Roundtable       Women’s Voices – Women’s Lives: Live from Russia and E. Europe
                                                 Head, Professor Alicia Boruta-Sadkowski UNI
                                                 Professor Maria (Basom) Alm, UNI
                                                 Professor Elizabeth Heineman, UI

3:00 – 3:15      Coffee break

3:15 – 4:15      Panel: Women in Classic Russian Literature and Film: Lasting Images through the 21st
                 Century                         Professor Anna Barker, UI
                                                 Mackenzie Kane, PhD student, UI
                                                 Fayelin Bertram, PhD student, UI
                                                 Anna Janusch, PhD student, UI

4:15 – 4:20     Closing Rem arks and Acknow ledgment        Professor Margaret Mills, UI

5:00 - 7:00      UI International Progr ams “WorldCanvass” UI Old Capitol Senate Chamber
                                                   Host: Joan Kjaer, International Programs, UI
                                                                                                       st
                 Panel Eastern Europe an and Russian Women: Still Aspiring to Basic Rights in the 21
                 Century?                       Selected Speakers and Participants

7:30 – 9:00      Closing Dinner hosted by UI “Major Projects” Co-Directors for Conference Plenary Speakers ,
                 Giovanni’s Restaurant (Pedestrian Mall)

				
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