Events


MAR
24
Date:
Friday, 24 Mar 2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:
302 International Center
Department:
Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
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Michael Alberts has compiled a detailed journal of his trip to the Soviet Union as a student in 1967, having studied Russian politics with Alfred G. Meyer at MSU. A loyal MSU alumnus, and Detroit native, he has a range of interesting photos, artifacts and memories/ reflections. This early "study abroad" experience brings together the political climate of the Soviet Union and America during the 1960's.
MAR
25
Date:
Saturday, 25 Mar 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Location:
RCAH Theater, lower level of Snyder-Phillips Hall
Department:
Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
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The Yellow Ticket is a multimedia event featuring a rare 1918 silent film and an original score by renowned klezmer violinist/vocalist/composer Alicia Svigals, performed live along with virtuoso new-music pianist Marilyn Lerner. Joel Rubin, clarinetist, ethnomusicologist, and Associate Professor of Music and Director of Music Performance at the University of Virginia, will also perform. "The Yellow Ticket" tells the story of an innocent young Jewish woman from a Polish shtetl who is constrained by anti-Semitic restrictions to lead a double life in a brothel while attempting to study medicine in Tsarist Russia. Co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters, James Madison College and Residential College in the Arts and Humanities.

MAR
30
Date:
Thursday, 30 Mar 2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:
302 International Center
Department:
Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
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CERES Brown Bag lunch with Emine Evered, Associate Professor of History

This presentation focuses on Yesilay's establishment and early agenda in order to interrogate Turkey's early histories of temperance and to provide a foundation for understanding its contemporary role in Turkish politics and society. Turkish temperance society Yesilay (the Green Crescent) was a major force focused public health, morality, anti-imperialism, and nationalism. YeÅŸilay remained a powerful societal force in the republic even after the prohibition ended in 1924. Amid twenty-first century state initiatives—like the increased regulation of alcohol, however, its relevance has returned.

 

Date:
Thursday, 30 Mar 2017
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
Wells Hall B-310
Department:
Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
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In this lecture Albahari will outline the emergence of the Mediterranean Sea as the world's deadliest international border for refugees, focusing in particular on the central migratory route — between Libya and Italy — and on the military-humanitarian role of Italy's authorities and civil society. He will illustrate how the political and institutional separation between Northern Europe and the Mediterranean (Turkey and southern European Union countries such as Italy and Greece) constitutes state of
affairs that can be sustained only at an unspeakable economic and human cost.

APR
15
Date:
Saturday, 15 Apr 2017
Time:
9:00 a.m. to 4:31 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
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Two German comic artists are coming to campus to share their work. The format includes not just traditional academic talks, but also shorter 'lightning presentations', a poster session, and live drawings/demonstrations of techniques from artists Reinhard Kleist and Line Hoven themselves. The program will include faculty and students from several units across campus, as well as German Studies colleagues from other colleges and universities across Michigan.

APR
20
Date:
Thursday, 20 Apr 2017
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
The Lincoln Room of the Kellogg Center
Department:
Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
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25th Annual Rabin Holocaust/3rd Michael Brill Memorial Lecture
History and Catastrophe: The Secret Warsaw Ghetto Archive of Emanuel Ringelblum

During World War II Jews resisted not only with guns but also with pen and paper. Even in the face of death they left "time capsules" full of documents, which they buried under the rubble of ghettos and death camps. The Ringelblum Archive in the Warsaw Ghetto buried thousands of documents. But of the 60 people who worked on this mission, only three survived. Professor Samuel Kassow (Trinity College) will discuss their story. Co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters and James Madison College

APR
27
Date:
Thursday, 27 Apr 2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:
302 International Center
Department:
Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
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CERES Brown Bag Lunch with Lynn L Wolff, Linguistics and Languages (German Program)

APR
28
Date:
Friday, 28 Apr 2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:
302 International Center
Department:
Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
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CERES Brown Bag Lunch with Brendan Mullan, Associate Professor Dept of Sociology