Events

Utopias and Dystopias in Music and Media of East Central Europe Circum 1989

Event Date: 
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 09:15 to 17:15

Please join the East Central European Center, the Harriman Institute and the Balassi Foundation for a conference.

After the chaos of World War II, East Central Europe experienced the imposition of a (corroded) utopian view of mankind and then its disintegration into dystopia, culminating in an invincible popular revolt symbolized by the toppling of the Berlin Wall in November 1989.

A Reading and Conversation with László Krasznahorkai

Event Date: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 18:30 to 20:00

Please join the Harriman Institute, the East Central European Center, the Slavic Department, and the American Hungarian Library and Historical Society for an evening with the celebrated Hungarian writer, Lszl Krasznahorkai. The author will read from his recent work Animalinside (2010), an animated dialogue between text and image created in collaboration with the painter Max Neumann.

Film Screening: A Place to Stand

Event Date: 
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 16:00 to 19:00

Please join the Harriman Institute and Columbia University Central and Eastern European (CUCEE) Club for the screening of A Place to Stand, a documentary film by Polish filmmaker Anna Ferens. The film will be presented by Anna Ferens, and the event will be moderated by Anna Frajlich, Senior Lecturer, Columbia University.

Beyond the Protests in Ukraine: How Strong are Popular Uprisings in Central and Eastern Europe?

Event Date: 
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 13:00 to 15:00

Please join the Columbia University Central and Eastern European Club (CUCEE) and the Harriman Institute for a conversation with Dr. Franc Trček (University of Ljubljana).

Dr. Trček is a distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of Ljubljana and a leading expert on dynamics of protest social movements.

European Big City At Home: Foreign Popular Culture in Belgrade Between the Wars

Event Date: 
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 19:15 to 21:15

European Big City At Home: Foreign Popular Culture in Belgrade Between the Wars

Please join the Harriman Institute and the East Central European Center for the Njegos Endowment for Serbian Language and Culture lecture series with Jovana Babovic, U. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Serbian Language and Culture Lecture Series with Author Marija Sajkas

Event Date: 
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 19:15 to 21:15

Please join the Harriman Institute and the East Central European Center for the Njegos Endowment for Serbian Language and Culture lecture series with Marija Sajkas, author of "Esther Jovnovich Scrapbook."

The novel is a fictional account of two immigrations, from Belgrade to New York in the 1930s and from New York to Belgrade in the 1990s.

EU Eastern Partnership, Neighborhood & EU Presidency

Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 16:15 to 18:15
Please join the Harriman Institute and East Central European Center for a discussion with Minister Linas Linkevicius, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania. Minister Linas Linkevicius previously served as minister of National Defence from 1993-1996 and 2000-2004. Between 2005 until 2011 he was the Lithuanian Permanent Representative to NATO. In December 2012 he was appointed minister of Foreign Affairs.

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