It only took five weeks, but today's area studies was actually useful!
We were broken out into small groups and we had a guest speaker from INR talk to us about the Baltics. I feel like I have a much better handle not only on citizenship issues in Estonia (a big issue...there is a substantial Russian-speaking population there, much of which does not have Estonian citizenship) but on energy issues affecting the region as well.
Next week, we are back to a combined class...and back to talking about a country that is not one of the Balts.
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