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Just as the spring semester comes to a close, Professor Christopher Kelley begins a busy summer teaching schedule abroad at a number of prestigious institutions, making stops in Lithuania, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan. Highlights of recent and upcoming visits are below, with more to follow throughout the summer.
On May 6th, Professor Kelley was in Vilnius leading a Negotiation Workshop to participants in the Kurk Lietuvai program in Lithuania. Kurk Lietuvai (Invest in Lithuania)is a group of young professionals graduating from the best Universities around the world, who have returned to Lithuania to work in the public sector. Participants complete a twelve month rotation with different institutions working on projects of national importance such as attracting foreign investments, entrepreneurship, innovation, EU assistance, and social welfare - all while imparting their skills and knowledge of the public sector. Professor Kelley's visit will add to the groups instruction on Negotiation skills.
On May 16th, Professor Kelley will conclude his Legal Writing in English course at Taras Shevchenko National University in Ukraine . This course has been offered to Taras Shevchenko students remotely via video conference since 2010. Kelley has taught Legal Writing in English remotely to a number of institutions abroad including students at Moldova State University in Chisinau, Moldova; the Free International University of Moldova, Chisinau, Moldova; the Institute of International Relations of Moldova, Chisinau, Moldova, and Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania.
Professor Kelley's long-standing relationship with Taras Shevchenko National University in Ukraine continues in the fall with a two-credit course in Transnational Negotiation at Taras Shevchenko National University, this time taking UA law students to Ukraine for a one of a kind experience giving them an opportunity to develop cross-cultural negotiation skills in an international setting. Students will negotiate with Shevchenko law students, and visit many of Kyiv's cultural and historical landmarks. Enrollment for this unique course is limited. Interested students should contact Professor Christopher Kelley by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From May 27th - June 7th, Kelley will be in Kazakhstan to teach courses on Agriculture and the Environment, Negotiation, and Legal Writing in English at the Law Faculty of Zhetsyu State University. This will be his first visit to Zhetsyu State University, located in Taldykorgan in the Almaty Province. The University is named for Ilyas Zhansugurov, a Kazakh poet and writer who was the was the First President of the Writers' Union of Kazakhstan from 1934 to 1936.