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.
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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;
On April 24, Pavle Levi will discuss post-Yugoslav cinema in the third talk of the speaker series entitled “Unaligned: The Legacies of Socialist Yugoslavia.”
Join the second talk of the speaker series “Unaligned: The Legacies of Socialist Yugoslavia Speaker Series” on April 3.
Join the first talk of the speaker series “Unaligned: The Legacies of Socialist Yugoslavia” with Vladimir Kulić on February 28.
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.