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American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages exists to advance the study and promote the teaching of Slavic and East European languages, literatures, and cultures on all educational levels

Conference Program Now Available
The program for the annual AATSEEL conference is now available. Conference participants are reminded to pre-register by December 15, 2017. We encourage all other attendees to pre-register by January 1, 2018 in order to avoid higher registration fees on-site. Hotel reservations at the Grand Hyatt Washington may be booked at the rate of $149/night until January 3rd, 2018.

2017 Election Results
We welcome David Cooper (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Tom Roberts (Smith College), our newly elected Vice Presidents, to the AATSEEL Executive Council. We are grateful to all the candidates for their willingness to serve.

Please read the statement from the presidents of AATSEEL condemning the arrest of Kirill Serebrennikov.

AATSEEL Statement on the events in Charlottesville
As an organization uniting scholars and teachers of Slavic and East European languages, literatures, and cultures, we are very familiar with the historical consequences of xenophobia, racism, anti-Semitism, and ethnic nationalism. In Europe and Russia, millions perished and millions more were persecuted because of nationalist and racist ideologies. The events in Charlottesville demonstrated that these tragic lessons have been forgotten by parts of American society. These lessons also have been forgotten by Russian politicians and ideologues who support and promote ultra-nationalism in Europe and Russia. Finally, we reject those movements and figures in Europe and the United States who praise the politics of ultra-nationalism and xenophobia in Russia and who identify it with the Russian people or its future. We believe that our mission as Slavists is to resist nationalism, racism and white supremacism both in our classrooms and in scholarly publications. We express solidarity with those who suffer from these appalling ideologies, and we support those who oppose them in the culture and politics of the United States and Slavic countries alike.

Please read the letter from the presidents of AATSEEL to Chugiak High School in Alaska, where administrators have suspended the Russian program for the upcoming year.

Please read the letter from Past President Kevin M.F. Platt expressing AATSEEL's support of the European University at St. Petersburg.

2017-18 Membership Renewal
Memberships for 2016-17 expired on 30 June 2017. Click here to renew for the 2017-18 membership year.

May 2017 AATSEEL Newsletter
The May 2017 issue of the AATSEEL Newsletter, edited by Billy Gunn of MiraCosta College, is available here.