Cultural and International

Webinar | Subversive Dramaturgies: Protesting the Illiberal State

The European Studies Council and the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Program at Yale present the last webinar in the Virtual Colloquia Series on “Subversive Dramaturgies: Protesting the Illiberal State” featuring REEES Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Aniko Szucs. Register Here to Attend the Zoom Webinar:

A Tale of Two Aqyns: Pushkin, Abai, and the Making of the Kazakh Literary Canon

The poet Abai Qunanbaiuli (1845–1904) today enjoys a dual legacy as the father of modern Kazakh literature (as distinct from its oral tradition) and also as an enlightener who translated the Russian classics into Kazakh and acted as a vital bridge between the two cultures. Much of Abai’s contemporary reputation owes its existence to the twentieth-century author, critic, and scholar Mukhtar Auezov (1897-1961), whose biographical writings on the poet formed the standard narrative of his life and work.

Attenberg (2010) Screening

Stuck in her boring factory town, twenty-three-year-old Marina is at the mercy of both her father’s impending death and her distaste for other humans.
Screening Followed by a Q&A with Director Athina Rachel Tsangari
Athina Rachel Tsangari was born on April 2, 1966 in Athens, Greece. She is a producer and director, known for Chevalier (2015), Before Midnight (2013) and Attenberg (2010).
The first film in a series on Weird Greek Wave: What’s So Weird About Contemporary Greek Cinema?

Transatlantic Security: A View from Estonia by His Excellency Jonatan Vseviov, Ambassador of Estonia to the US

The Baltic Studies Program of the MacMillan Center at Yale University, presents a public address by His Excellency Jonatan Vseviov, the Ambassador of Estonia to the United States. Ambassador Vseviov will discuss “Transatlantic Security: A View from Estonia”
Jonatan Vseviov serves as Estonia´s Ambassador to the United States since August 2018. This is his third diplomatic posting in Washington, DC.

Trade Wars, Geopolitics and Brexit: EU Searching for a New Role in the New Decade

Trade tensions between the US and China, the shift of economic power towards Asia, the rise of Chinese and American digital giants, and geopolitical upheavals – these are just some of the reasons that propelled Europe to put together a geopolitical Commission for 2019-2024. As Brexit is now official, the EU is about to launch a re-think of its role and its priorities for the new decade within and without Europe.
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CLAIS & ESC Student Photo Exhibition

Opening exhibition of the the selected photographs of Yale Students who have conducted academic travel, research, or internship experiences in Latin America, the Caribbean, or Europe (including Eurasia and Russia) as part of the CLAIS & ESC Student Photography Contest. To submit your photographs and for more details on the contest visit:…

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