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.
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.
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.
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.
Please join the Harriman Institute and the East Central European Center for a poetry reading by Grzegorz Wrblewski. Wrblewski will read in Polish from his new book Kopenhaga. The English translation will be read by Piotr Gwiazda.
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.
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.