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Oct. 6, 2000 -- No. 524

UNC-CH's Greenberg available to discuss Yugoslavian protests

Dr. Robert Greenberg of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an assistant professor of Slavic languages and literatures who has studied in the former Yugoslavia, is available for expert commentary on the current protests in Belgrade.

Greenberg, scheduled for his second Fulbright scholarship in the region next spring, recently published "The Crisis Over the Future of Serbian: Language Politics in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia" in the worldwide scholarly journal Slavic Review. He teaches "Language and Nationalism" at Carolina, writes policy briefs about the Balkans for the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. and was a fellow at the government-sponsored Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington in 1999. He was among experts who recently briefed members of Congress on "The Language of War." He is fluent in the region's languages and still president of the Southeast European Studies Association.

Greenberg is available most weekdays until 11:30 a.m. at 919-843-7764 and after noon at 919-962-7550. After hours and this weekend, reporters may leave voicemails at 919-962-7550. His e-mail address is

Media interested in interviewing Carolina scholars and students from the Slavic region may call Dr. Robert Locke, director of the UNC-CH International Center, at 919-962-5661.

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