“Dr. Philip J. Howe (Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Political Science) has been awarded a Post-Secondary Curriculum Development Program grant from the Center for Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He will be in residence at CREES during part of July in order to develop the course “Central and Eastern European Politics,” which will be offered as an experimental course at Adrian College in Fall 2013 and which he plans to make a permanent part of the Political Science curriculum. This course focuses on the history and politics of the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, and the former Yugoslavia, with a special emphasis on the expansion of the EU and the historical impact of the Ottoman Empire and Turkey on the region.
He is currently spending the first half of the summer in Austria and Switzerland pursuing several individual and collaborative research and publication projects, with potential side-trips eastward.”