In December 2018, the National Archive of Latvia began publishing online information left by the KGB in Latvia after the collapse of the USSR in 1991. This has caused quite an uproar as the files contain both the code names and real names of individuals who were possible KGB agents in their own homeland of the Latvian Soviet Republic. Among the some 4,000 people named are a former prime minister of independent post-Soviet Latvia, a supreme court justice, a former foreign minister, and other well-known public figures.
Join us for this five-day film festival to enjoy a wide variety of films from many different countries where Spanish and Portuguese are spoken and to converse with filmmakers, actors, and producers. The Latino and Iberian Film Festival (LIFFY) is hosted at Yale, free and open to the general public. All films are screened with English subtitles. For more information about LIFFY and the festival program, please visit https://liffy.yale.edu/.
At the first round table of the Global Governance Series this fall, current Ambassadors of United Nations Missions will discuss the role of the UN in managing global affairs and the potential for reforming the UN.
H.E. Ambassador Michael Mlynar, Permanent Representative of Slovakia to the United Nations, Co-Chair of the Ad-hoc Working Group on the Revitalization of the Work of the UN General Assembly;
Faculty Hosts: Edyta Bojanowska (Yale University) and Vitaly Chernetsky (University of Kansas)
Schedule & Location: To Be Determined
This event will bring to the Yale campus past Yale Baltic Studies Fellows. These scholars are from Lithuania – those who received the Joseph P. Kazickas Fellowship – and from Latvia and Estonia – those who received the Juris Padegs Fellowship. At the conference, the fellows will discuss their scholarly work after their time spent at Yale.
The event is sponsored by European Studies Council and Baltic Studies Program, MacMillan Center, Yale University; and the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund.
Yale Baltic Studies Visiting Fellows:
This conference aims to introduce Wyspianski’s revolutionary ideas, often way ahead of his time, to the American university audience. Preceding those of Gordon Craig and Antonin Artaud and bordering on what we call now post-dramatic theatre (that is non-linear theatrical composition, disconnected images, overlapping of various realities, and interplay between heterogeneous discourses), Wyspianski propagated a vision of an all-embracing, highly artistic, politically responsive, open theatre.
Human capital is fleeing Russia. Since President Vladimir Putin’s ascent to the presidency, between 1.6 and 2 million Russians – out of a total population of 145 million – have left for Western democracies. This emigration sped up with Putin’s return as president in 2012, followed by a weakening economy and growing repressions. It soon began to look like a politically driven brain drain, causing increasing concern among Russian and international observers.
The 15th Annual European Cinema Conference - On the Edge European Cinema in 1939
The Two day conference will explore European films released in the year 1939
Conference Program Notes: http://bit.ly/1939EuropeanConf
Friday, April 5
1:30PM Screening of Children of Divorce (35mm)
3:15PM Screening of Water for Canitoga (16mm)
5:30PM Screening of Department Store (DCP)
7:00pm Opening Reception in Rm 108
8:15PM Screening of Daybreak (DCP)
Second day of the Annual European Cinema Conference.
The conference will explore European films released in the year 1939.
Saturday, April 6
8:30AM Screening of Aktivistit (DCP)
10:30AM Screening of Tractor Drivers (35mm)
1:30PM Screening of Mamele (DCP)
New digital restoration and new English subtitles by The National Center for Jewish Film, Brandeis University
3:30PM Screening of There’s No Tomorrow (DCP)
5:15PM Screening of Wilton’s Zoo (35mm)
9:00PM Screening of The Rules of the Game (35mm)
Igor Zevelev, Professor at George Marshall European Center for Security Studies, will discuss the topic, “Russian National Identity and Foreign Policy.”