Katarzyna (Kasia) Polanska will defend her dissertation, "Common and Differing Impacts of the European Framework for the Protection of National Minorities with Special Consideration of Sweden and Poland," Mon. Nov. 12, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. Her Advisors are Profs. Ann Hironaka (UC-Irvine) and Joachim Savelsberg. Public portion of the defense is 9:30-10:00 am. In anticipation of a successful defense, the Graduate Program is planning a small celebration to be held at 11:30 am, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. Snacks and beverages will be provided. All current department members are welcome to attend.