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The 2018 AABS Conference at Stanford University:
The 100th Anniversary of Baltic Independence

June 1-3, 2018

The 2018 AABS Conference at Stanford University will celebrate two important milestones – the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS) and the 100th anniversary of independence for the Baltic republics of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

The deadline for submitting proposals was October 15, 2017.
The Program Committee is currently reviewing proposals and will notify submitters of their decision by December 1, 2017.

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Keynote Speakers

Nils Muiznieks

Nils Muižnieks

Dr. Nils Muižnieks was elected to serve as the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights from April 2012 through March 2018. He has held several governmental positions and has published extensively on human rights, racism, and Baltic and international affairs.

Norman Naimark

Norman Naimark

Dr. Norman M. Naimark is the Robert and Florence McDonnell Professor of East European Studies at Stanford University, a Professor of History and (by courtesy) of German Studies, and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies.

Agnia Grigas

Agnia Grigas

Dr. Agnia Grigas is an energy and political risk expert and the author of three critically acclaimed books: “The New Geopolitics of Natural Gas” (2017), "Beyond Crimea: The New Russian Empire" (2016), and "The Politics of Energy and Memory between the Baltic States and Russia"(2013).

Lauri Mälksoo

Lauri Mälksoo

Dr. Lauri Mälksoo is a Professor of International Law at University of Tartu. He has published several books and numerous articles on the international legal status of the Baltic States, history and theory of international law, and Russia’s concept of international law.

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Important Dates

Deadline for submissions

October 15, 2017

Notification of acceptance

December 1, 2017

Conference registration begins

January 15, 2018


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