In February, R. Baxter Miller, professor of English and African-American Studies, completed a course of lectures in Minsk and Bobruisk Belarus. Invited by the Belarusian State University, upon recommendation by the Department of State in Washington D.C., Miller delivered a keynote paper for an international conference on American studies. He also gave presentations on the re-voicing of American literature within the context of African-American freedom. Miller also discussed the topic of teenagers and African-American civil rights at an elite private school in Minsk and at famed “American Corner” section of the public library in Bobruisk. Consequently, the Belarusian State University has requested student and cultural exchange with UGA.