Seton Hill Hosts Dr. Gabriela Abramac for Public Lecture on the European Refugee Crisis March 28

Dr. Gabriela AbramacWhat: Seton Hill University’s Division of Humanities and the National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education are co-hosting a public lecture by Fulbright Visiting Scholar Dr. Gabriela Abramac on the “European Refugee Crisis.” Dr. Abramac’s lecture is part of the JoAnne Boyle World Affairs Forum. It is presented through the Fulbright Scholar Program’s Outreach Lecturing Fund. The event is free and open to the public, however, registration is required. Please RSVP by March 24 to Marlane Busch at 724-552-1706 or

When: Tuesday, March 28 at 7 p.m.

Where: Cecilian Hall, Second Floor of the Administration Building, Seton Hill University campus, Greensburg, Pa. Public parking with a shuttle to the Administration Building is available in Lot E on the Seton Hill University campus.

Who: Dr. Gabriela Abramac is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. She is currently conducting research on language use, acquisition and maintenance in the multilingual Haredi society in New York. In a broader sense, her research encompasses all aspects of sociolinguistic variation, language and identity, as well as migration and diaspora studies. Dr. Abramac has formerly worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).  As an expert on elections in post-conflict and transitional societies, she also worked for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). She has been running her own Sokrat Language Institute in Zagreb, Croatia since 2000.

Background: Dr. Gabriela Abramac’s visit to Seton Hill is conducted through the Fulbright Scholar Program’s Outreach Lecturing Fund (OLF). OLF enables Visiting Scholars to share their research interests, speak about their home country, and exchange ideas with U.S. students, faculty, and community organizations. Through these lectures, universities forge relationships with the Fulbright Scholar Program, Visiting Scholars, and the Visiting Scholar’s home and host institutions.

In addition to the public lecture, Dr. Abramac will be speaking to a number of Seton Hill classes on March 28 and 29, including foreign language, political science and history courses.

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