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5th Slovenian Science & Education showcase and network reception

To commemorate 110th Anniversary of the Birth of Frank Kerže Jr., the Embassy of Slovenia in DC and Association of Foreign Educated Slovenians
Invite you to the 5th Slovenian Science & Education showcase and network reception
Featuring a launch of the Kerže Scholarship Funds film for the study at the USC Thornton School of Music on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 6:00pm followed by a reception at 7:30pm
A photo exhibition of ITF Enhancing Human Security over the last 20 years will be displayed
Please RSVP to: events-vwa.mzz(at)

Program for the Fifth Annual Slovenian Science and Research Forum, Oct 4, 2018 at the Embassy of Slovenia in Washington DC
Maja Jeranko is a doctoral researcher of cultural anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She started working in Latin America during her undergraduate studies at the University of Ljubljana, which led her to pursue a master’s degree in Latin American Studies at the University of Florida. While at UF, she began collaborating with a Quito-based center that offers legal and socio-psychological help to those experiencing gender-based violence.
Jeranko will present her research that focuses on the ways in which gender, ethno-racial identity, bodies and gender-based violence intersect and interact with the changing biophysical environments in coastal Ecuador that is still recovering from a devastating earthquake that occurred in April 2016.
Dr. Teja Pristavec is a postdoctoral research associate at the Virginia Tech Biocomplexity Institute Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory. She obtained her BA in cultural studies at the University of Ljubljana and received her MA and PhD degrees from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Her research interests include quantitative methods and the sociology of health, families, and the life course. At SDAL, she collaborates with an interdisciplinary research group in developing data tools for government and industrial projects improving local infrastructure and the quality of life in the Washington DC area. She will present an overview of the research work she is completing with collaborators at SDAL.

Dr. Damjan Pfajfar is a principal economist for macroeconomic and quantitative studies at Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Prior to his employment at the Federal Reserve, he was a professor at University of Tilburg. Dr. Pfajfar research focused in macroeconomy and monetary economics at the University of Cambridge. 
Dr. Pfajfar presentation will focus on the role of surveys in modern macroeconomics - What can we learn from surveys for policy making. He shall briefly discuss various surveys that are commonly used in macroeconomics and describe some of his research on inflation expectations and on the role of wages in the transmission of policy shocks.
Prof. Michael Biggins is an affiliate professor of Slavic languages and literatures at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he teaches Russian and Slovene languages and literature and curates a Slavic and East European library collection of over a half million volumes. The translator into English of twenty major book-length works of Slovene literature, including five novels by Drago Jančar, four collections of poetry by Tomaž Šalamun, and novels by Lojze Kovačič, Florjan Lipuš, Boris Pahor, Mate Dolenc and Katarina Marinčič, he was distinguished with the 2015 Janko Lavrin Award of the Society of Slovene Literary Translators.
Prof. Biggins will present his research about reassessment of the international significance of Slovenian literate Vladimir Bartol in the 21st Century.