Cultural and International

KGB Surveillance in the Baltic Soviet Republics: Documentary Evidence and Coping with the Past Symposium

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.

Latino & Iberian Film Festival at Yale

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/.

Global Governance Series: "The Role of the UN in Global Affairs: Why are UN Reforms Necessary?”

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.
Participants:
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;

Airy Spaces Full of People and Shadows: Stanislaw Wyspianski and His Post-Dramatic Theatre Vision Conference

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.

Experimental Shorts Screening & discussion with Ute Aurand

We are delighted to welcome Berlin-based experimental cineaste Ute Aurand for a screening of four 16mm shorts. One of the leading voices of lyrical cinema today, and a key figure in the German alternative film culture, Ute Aurand’s interest lies in the mundane and the intimate. Her films approach issues of female embodiment in the milieu and offer glimpses of her entourage’s lives over time. The screening will take place on April 24th at York street 212 (6.30 pm) and will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.

Greek Ethnomusicology: Where and What is the "Ethno" in Ethnomusicology?

Panel discussion followed by a short performance by panelists.

“From the Fair to the Stage: Cypriot Traditional Music in the Twentieth Century” with Nicoletta Demetriou, Visiting Fellow at the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, Princeton University

“Ethno-giving musicology a bad name? Rethinking Greek musical studies” with Gail Holst-Warhaft, Adjunct Professor of Clasiscs Comparative Literature, and Near Eastern Studies, Cornell University

REEES Film Series: Women of the Gulag

REEES Film Series of Spring 2019 presents a Documentary Screening & Post-Film Discussion with Marianna Yarovskaya, Director & Producer

About Film:
The film is based on Hoover Institution Press Publication’s Paul Gregory’s book Women of the Gulag: Portraits of Five Remarkable Lives. In researching the surviving threads of memoirs and oral reminiscences of five women victimized by the Gulag, author

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