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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: 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: 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

Event Highlights: Remembering the Fall of the Berlin Wall

November 17th, 2014 in Event Highlights, Podcasts.

On November 6-7 the Center for the Study of Europe, in collaboration with the BU Arts Initiative and the Goethe-Institut Boston, hosted a series of events in commemoration of the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago featuring the award winning German filmmaker, author, and cultural nomad Marten Persiel and Polish journalist Agata Pyzik.   On Thursday afternoon, Pyzik took part in a lunch discussion entitled “German Unification: Myth... Read More

Event Highlights: The Mother – A Cantata for Ferguson

October 26th, 2014 in Event Highlights, Podcasts. Tagged:

“They believe it will soon be over if they weaken the weakest. But one day soon, change will come.” Created with flickr slideshow.   Bertolt Brecht and Hanns Eisler wrote “The Mother” at a moment of extreme political upheaval. The Nazi Party was gaining power in Germany, and Brecht and Eisler would soon have to flee. The Mother reflected their hope for radical changes in society, changes that opera and theatre might help bring about. What does this sort of... Read More

Event Highlights: Slavic Voices – An Evening of Poetry and Music with Sylva Fischerova, Dzvinia Orlowsky, and Vera Pavlova

October 22nd, 2014 in Event Highlights, Podcasts.

On Wednesday, October 15, the Center for the Study of Europe hosted “Slavic Voices,” featuring Czech poet Sylva Fischerová, Ukrainian-American poet Dzvinia Orlowsky, and Russian poet Vera Pavlova. Sylva, one of the most formidable Czech poets of her generation and teacher of classics at Charles University in Prague, read from Stomach of the Soul, her newest collection of poems, translated by the author with Stuart Friebert and Andrew Hauner and published this year by Calypso... Read More

Event Highlights: Neoliberal Political Economy, Subjectivity, and Resilience with Peter Hall, Michele Lamont, Vivien Schmidt and Mark Thatcher

April 16th, 2014 in Event Highlights, Podcasts. Tagged: , , ,

On Wednesday, April 9, the Center for the Study of Europe and the Center for Finance, Law & Policy, celebrated the publication by Cambridge University Press of Resilient Liberalism in Europe’s Political Economy, edited by Center Director Vivien Schmidt and LSE colleague Mark Thatcher. Schmidt and Thatcher were joined at Boston University by Peter Hall and Michèle Lamont, co-editors of Social Resilience in the Neoliberal Era, another recent publication from Cambridge University Press. The four... Read More

Event Highlights: 5th Transatlantic Dialogue on Gender Issues – Woman Up! for a New Progressive Agenda

March 11th, 2014 in Event Highlights, Podcasts. Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

On March 3 and 4, 2014, the Center for the Study of Europe, in collaboration with BU's Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, hosted the 5th Transatlantic Dialogue on Gender Issues: Woman Up! for a New Progressive Agenda. The goal of the two-day event, sponsored by the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and the Fondation Jean Jaurès, was to explore theoretical, strategic and policy challenges concerning gender equality facing progressives on both sides of... Read More

Event Highlights: Russian Voices – A Poetry Symposium and Philosophical Cabaret Event

December 21st, 2013 in Event Highlights, Podcasts. Tagged: , , , , , , , ,

On Wednesday, November 20, with thanks to the Center for the Humanities, the Jewish Cultural Endowment, the Department of Modern Language and Comparative Literature, and Zephyr Press for their generous support, the Center for the Study of Europe hosted Russian Voices, a day-long celebration of Russian poetry, music, and culture. The event coincided with the launch, by Zephyr Press, of Relocations, an anthology of contemporary Russian poetry by Polina Barskova, Anna Glazova, and Maria Stepanova, Read More