Event Highlights

Event Highlights: Russian Voices – Poetry in the Age of Totalitarianism

December 2nd, 2015 in Event Highlights. Tagged:

On November 18, the Boston University Castle welcomed Russian poets Sergey Gandlevsky and Katia Kapovich for a reading and conversation titled “Poetry in an Age of Totalitarianism.” Moderated by Daria Khitrova, Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages at Harvard University, the evening also featured Philip Nikolayev, another prize-winning poet who, alongside his wife, Kapovich, is an editor of Fulcrum, “an annual of poetry and aesthetics.” Sergey Gandlevsky was born in 1952 to a religious family, and began... Read More

Event Highlights: “The Moral Case for Saving the Planet: Regional Perspectives” Panel Discussion

November 30th, 2015 in Event Highlights.

On November 16, the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and Boston University Global Programs hosted a panel titled “The Moral Case for Saving the Planet: Religious Perspectives on Climate Change.” A combined effort by BU Global Programs and the Division of Regional Studies (the division that comprises the BU centers and programs dedicated to the study of Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, the Muslim societies, and culture and... Read More

Event Highlights: Frontiers of Fear with Ariane Chebel D’Appollonia and Thomas Volk

November 16th, 2015 in Event Highlights.

On November 2, the Center for the Study of Europe welcomed Ariane Chebel d’Appollonia and Thomas Volk for a panel discussion on the migrant crisis in Europe. Ariane Chebel d’Appollonia is a Professor at the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers–State University of New Jersey. Her research focuses on politics of immigration and anti-discrimination, security issues, racism and xenophobia, extreme right wing movements, immigrant integration, urban racism and European policies. Chebel d’Appollonia began her talk... Read More

Event Highlights: The Crime and the Silence with Anna Bikont and Irena Grudzinska Gross

November 12th, 2015 in Event Highlights, Podcasts.

On October 29, the Boston University Center for the Study of Europe welcomed Polish-Jewish journalist Anna Bikont, author of The Crime and the Silence, translator Alissa Valles, PhD student at the Editorial Institute, and Irena Grudzinska Gross, Resident Scholar and Lecturer in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Princeton University for a conversation about a horrific act of violence committed in the 1940’s that was largely covered up until the year 2000. In July... Read More

Event Highlights: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Moving Towards Transatlantic Economic Integration

October 22nd, 2015 in Event Highlights, Podcasts.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, is a controversial proposed trade agreement that has garnered much of the world’s attention. If passed, the TPP would unite the United States, China, Japan and other Pacific Rim nations in a common free-trade environment. Less discussed, however, is a parallel high-profile transnational trade agreement being examined as an alternative—the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP. If passed, the TTIP would represent the largest economic relationship in the world by... Read More

Event Highlights: Ask Me More About Brecht: A Theatrical Reconstruction of Conversations Between Hanns Eisler and Hans Bunge

October 14th, 2015 in Event Highlights.

On October 7, the Center for the Study of Europe welcomed a dramatic reading and multimedia performance by Sabine Berendse and Paul Clements, editors of Brecht, Music and Culture: Hanns Eisler in Conversation with Hans Bunge. The book consists of Hans Bunge’s series of fourteen recorded conversations with the notoriously left-wing composer, Hanns Eisler, conducted in East Berlin in 1958. Eisler’s intent in giving these interviews was to keep alive the memory and spirit of his... Read More

Event Highlights: European Voices- A Reading and Conversation with Swiss author Christian Kracht

October 2nd, 2015 in Event Highlights, Podcasts.

On September 21, the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies was lucky enough to be visited by award-winning Swiss novelist Christian Kracht and translator Danny Bowles, Assistant Professor of German Studies at Boston College. Moderated by Sanjay Krishnan, Associate Professor of English at Boston University, the evening included a reading from Kracht’s latest novel, Imperium: A Fiction of the South Seas, and a lively dialogue between Kracht, Bowles, and members of the Boston University... Read More

Event Highlights: Division of Regional Studies Welcome Gala Reception

September 22nd, 2015 in Event Highlights.

On September 17, the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University opened its doors to host an evening reception filled with good food, live music, and thoughtful conversation to welcome members of the Division of Regional and Thematic Studies (DRS) for the first time as a division. With a faculty of nearly 200, the DRS comprises the BU centers and programs dedicated to the study of Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the... Read More

Event Highlights: European Voices – A Reading and Conversation with Author and Translator Tim Parks

April 16th, 2015 in Event Highlights. Tagged:

On Thursday, April 16th, the Center for the Study of Europe in coordination with the BU Center for Humanities, the BU Translation Seminar, the Interdisciplinary Center in Italian Studies, and the College of General Studies hosted Tim Parks to speak on the topic of Italian character. Tim Parks is an author and translator, and has lived in Italy for twenty-one years. His works of fiction have enthralled many, with subject matter spanning from violent art enthusiasts... Read More

Event Highlights: The Global Environmental Crisis

February 13th, 2015 in Event Highlights, Podcasts.

On Friday, February 13th, the Center for the Study of Europe hosted Dr. Katia Vladimirova to speak on the issue of morals and responsibility regarding environmental conservation. Dr. Vladimirova worked for the United Nations Secretariat in a division focusing on sustainable development, and is currently working with UNESCO to produce educational measures for sustainable development. She is also writing a book with the same topic as her graduate thesis: the role of morality in addressing... Read More