Join us for a conversation on "Soft Power in Eastern Europe: The Role of Cultural Diplomacy" with Ambassador John Beyerle. Russia and its sphere of influence have long been the focus of American public diplomacy, and remain a relative bastion of such efforts today, when funding elsewhere have been slashed. In recent years, Russia has also been trying its hand at 'Soft Power,' and yet Joseph Nye--who coined the term in 1990--recently wrote an article in... More
As part of International Education Week 2013, BU Global Programs and BU Study Abroad are hosting a lecture, in French, on "La France aux Nations Unies" by Fabien Fieschi, Consul General of France in Boston. Please join us on November 19 from 4 to 6 PM. Refreshments will be served.
Please join our colleagues in the Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology in BU's School of Music for a two-day Beethoven Symposium.
Join us on WEDNESDAY, October 30, from 4 to 5:30 for a European Studies Open House. Learn more about the European Studies Major and Minor, and how easy it is to add a minor in European Studies to your existing major. Vivien Schmidt, Director of the Center for the Study of Europe, will be present to answer questions related to the program, and Leilani Olson from BU Study Abroad will let you know how you... More
The EU Inside Out: A Panel Discussion with Petr Gandalovič, Czech Ambassador to the US, and Peter Kmec, Slovak Ambassador to the US
2013 marks 24 years since the “Velvet Revolution” that put an end communist rule in Czechoslovakia and 20 years since the “Velvet Divorce,” or the break up of Czechoslovakia into two independent states. Join us on Wednesday, October 23, for a conversation with the Czech and Slovak Ambassadors who will discuss subsequent developments in their countries, in particular, since joining the EU. Questions to be pursued include what the EU is... More
The Center for the Study of Europe is proud to join the Boston University Center for the Humanities, the Boston University Arts Initiative, the Boston University Jewish Cultural Endowment, the Center for the Study of Europe, and the Boston Wagner Society in support of the Boston University School of Music's month-long exploration of Richard Wagner's legacy: Richard Wagner in Context. Please join us for these exciting events!
Co-sponsored by the College of General Studies and the BU Center for the Humanities (BUCH), the Poetry Reading Series strives to make poetry a fundamental part of university and community life. By presenting the work of both renowned and emerging poets, the series attempts to broaden our vision of poetry’s concerns and effects. Last spring, the series co-sponsored the Center for the Study of Europe's "Irish Voices" series, which featured readings by Colm Toibin, More
Join us on Thursday, November 21, for an evening of conversation with Dubravka Ugresic, one of Europe’s most distinctive novelists and essayists. From her early postmodernist excursions, to her elegiac reckonings in fiction and the essay with the disintegration of her Yugoslav homeland and the fall of the Berlin Wall, through to her more recent writings on popular and literary culture, Ugresic’s work is marked by... More
Join us on Wednesday, November 6, for a reading and conversation with Polish author Grażyna Plebanek and a celebration of the publication by New Europe Books of Illegal Liasons (Nielegalne związki, 2010). A passionate novel of unstoppable physical obsession amongst a group of Brussels eurocrats, Illegal Liaisons offers a fascinating insight into the first Polish generation that is truly ‘free’, but struggle to know where the boundaries of that freedom lie.--Stork Press Aspiring writer... More
Join us on Wednesday, October 16, for a reading and conversation with Romanian author Mircea Cărtărescu and a celebration of the publication by our friends at Archipelago Books of the first volume of Blinding, one of the most widely heralded literary sensations in contemporary Romania, and a bestseller from the day of its release. The event will be moderated by Delia Ungureanu, Assistant Professor at the University of Bucharest and Visiting Lecturer in Harvard's... More