Spring Quarter 2023 - Events and Lectures

Register to attend lectures and events organized and co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies

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Identity War in Ukraine: The Power of Cultural Resistance

Speaker: Ihor Poshyvailo, Director, National Memorial to the Heavenly Hundred Heroes and Revolution of Dignity Museum (Maidan Museum)
Date and time: Friday, April 7, 2023 at 11:00 AM
Format: Online

Tombs: Writing One's Family History

Speaker: Annette Wieviorka, French historian and specialist of the Holocaust
Date and time: Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 5:00 PM
Format: In-person

Application-Only Graduate Student Workshop: Forced Migration in the 21st Century

Date and time: Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 9:30 AM
Format: In-person

Monitors and Meddlers: How Foreign Actors Influence Local Trust in Elections

Speakers: Sarah Bush, Associate Professor of Political Science, Yale University; and Lauren Prather, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of California, San Diego
Date and time: Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 12:30 PM
Format: Online

International Conference on Forced Migration with Funding from the Luskin Endowment for Thought Leadership

Date: Friday, April 14, 2023 to Saturday April 15, 2023
Format: In-person, hybrid option available for April 14, 2023

Writing a Way Out of Communism

Speaker: Czech novelist Martin Vopěnka
Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 5:30 PM
Format: In-person

Yes, Russia Is Still an Empire, But This Won't Last Long

Speakers: Asia Bazdyrieva, art historian and associate member of Critical Media Lab Basel; and Oleksiy Radynski, filmmaker based in Kyiv, Ukraine
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 4:00 PM
Format: In-person

Democracy and Defeat: Morante, Moravia, and Malaparte in Capri, 1946

Speaker: Franco Baldasso, Assistant Professor of Italian and Director of the Italian Program at Bard College
Date: April 20, 2023 at 5:00 PM
Format: In-person

Film Screening: 'Infinity According to Florian'

Speaker: Oleksiy Radynski, filmmaker
Date and time: Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 3:00 PM
Format: In-person

18th Annual South East European Film Festival

Dates: April 26 to May 3, 2023
Format: In-person

From Soviet Hell to the Putin Nightmare: A Talk by Victor Erofeiev Two Literary Protest Almanacs: 'Metropol' (1979) and 'VYKHOD' (2022)

Speaker: Victor Erofeiev, writer, television, and radio personality
Date and time: Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Format: Hybrid

Historical Trajectories of Hellenism in Asia Minor

Speaker: Paschalis Kitromilides, Academy of Athens
Date and time: Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 3:00 PM
Format: In-person

Professionalizing Care: Experts, Empire, and the Transnational Making of International Adoption in Cold War South Korea

Speaker: Youngeun Koo, Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Irvine
Date and time: Monday, May 8, 2023 at 3:30 PM
Format: In-person

Astronomers, Theologians and Vagabonds – The Cultural Circle of Bishop John Vitez, a 15th Century Central European Humanist

Speaker: Tomislav Matić, Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow
Date and time: Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 12 PM
Format: In-person

Halal Dining in Rotterdam: “Lived” Religious Diversity and the Importance of the Private Sector

Speaker: Margreet van Es, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Utrecht University
Respondent: Aomar Boum, Professor and Maurice Amado Endowed Chair in Sephardic Studies, UCLA Anthropology
Date and time: Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 12 PM
Format: In-person

Prizing European Values: The Case of the European Union Prize for Literature

Speaker: Jack McMartin, Assistant Professor of Translation and Intercultural Transfer, KU Leuven
Date and time: Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 2:00 PM
Format: In-person

Living and Dying in Transit: Violence, Space and Gender in the North African-Mediterranean Frontier

Speaker: Ahlam Chemlali, PhD Fellow, Danish Institute for International Studies Date and time: Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 12:15 PM Format: In-person

Film Screening: 'Waterfront'

Speakers: Miloš Jovanović, Assistant Professor, UCLA Department of History; Christine Philliou, Professor, UC Berkeley Department of History
Date and time: Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 5:00 PM
Format: In-person

Fourteenth Heritage Language Research Institute: Heritage Languages and Communities in the Post-pandemic World

Date: Monday, June 6, 2023
Format: In-person