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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Russia, the West and the Crisis in Ukraine

Panel Discussion | December 2 | 6-8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315


Edward Walker, Associate Adjunct Professor of Political Science; Executive Director of BPS, UC Berkeley; Beverly Crawford, Adjunct Professor, International and Area Studies and Political Science, UC Berkeley; Gérard Roland, E. Morris Cox Professor of Economics and Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley; Andrei Tsygankov, Professor Political Science and International Relations, San Francisco State University

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)


It is safe to say that the Ukraine crisis has brought Russian relations with the United States and the European Union to their lowest point since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. The conflict has highlighted the extent to which Russia and the West have had different understandings of what the security architecture for a post-Cold War Europe should look like. The crisis is also...   More >

Thursday, December 4, 2014

The 1950s Harvard Interview Project: Russia, Ukraine, and Empathetic Scholarship

Lecture | December 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall


Natalia Laas, Carnegie Fellow, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, History

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)


The Harvard Interview Project was a set of surveys with Soviet refugees conducted by the staff of the newly established Russian Research Center at Harvard University in the early 1950s. In my presentation, I will show how during the initial stage of the project the emphasis was Soviet for policy and the origins of the Cold War, whereas in its later stage it produced a wealth of theoretical and...   More >

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Flight of the Sparrows (Teimur Babluani; USSR, 1980): Discovering Georgian Cinema

Film - Feature | December 6 | 6 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


New 35mm Print! A fistfight on a crowded train triggers something far larger in this intriguing Georgian allegory, one of Georgian cinema’s standout works of the eighties. (60 mins)


$5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Swimmer (Irakli Kvirikadze; USSR, 1984): Discovering Georgian Cinema

Film - Feature | December 7 | 4 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


An amusing and artfully crafted tale of three generations of long-distance swimmers, and the several decades of Georgian history their lives represent. Preceded by Kirikadze’s The Jar (1971), which transposes Pirandello’s story to rural Georgia. (134 mins)


$5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Punishment and Discipline in the Rural Elementary Schools of Romanian Bessarabia and Soviet Transnistria during the Interwar Period: From Body to Soul

Lecture | December 9 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall


Petru Negură, Lecturer, “Ion Creangă” State Pedagogical University in Chisinau

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)


The use of corporal punishment in rural elementary schools of Interwar Bessarabia (Romanian province) shows the degree of institutional pressure put on pupils, likewise in other settings of Eastern and Western Europe in the 19th and early 20th centuries. This practice was linked to certain issues of the everyday process of primary education in the villages, such as the school attendance, the...   More >



Neoliberalism and Biopolitics Working Group | Foucault and Marx: A Disjunctive Synthesis?

Lecture | December 9 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Etienne Balibar, Anniversary Chair of Contemporary European Philosophy at Kingston University London and Visiting Professor at Columbia University

The Program in Critical Theory


For his lecture "Foucault and Marx: A Disjunctive Synthesis?", Étienne Balibar discusses connections and disjunctions between Michel Foucault and Karl Marx, using Foucault’s 1972 Collège de France lectures on La société punitive as an alternative lens for the question of “reproduction” and its relationship to class struggles.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Info Session: Funding Opportunities for Teaching and Collaborative Research in Digital Humanities

Information Session | December 10 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Durant Hall, 120 Durant Hall


Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of


With the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, DH @ Berkeley invites students, faculty, and staff to make proposals in digital humanities teaching and collaborative research. This info session is an opportunity to ask questions and find collaborators.
See: http://digitalhumanities.berkeley.edu/rfp


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate



How to Write a Research/Grant Proposal

Workshop | December 10 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek, Office of Undergraduate Research

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will cover the basics of writing a research proposal. To get the most out of the workshop, come with an idea for a research project in mind.


Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Saba (Mikheil Chiaureli; USSR, 1929): Discovering Georgian Cinema

Film - Feature | December 13 | 6:30 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Judith Rosenberg

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Judith Rosenberg on piano. This silent comic melodrama on the evils of alcohol was filmed on location in Tbilisi, and serves as a rare glimpse of that city circa 1929. (100 mins)


$5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Paradise Lost (Davit Rondeli; USSR, 1938): Discovering Georgian Cinema

Film - Feature | December 14 | 4 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Imported Print! This hilarious satire on the follies and parasitic lifestyles of the fallen nobility was termed the best Georgian comedy of the 1930s. A rare chance to see Soviet Georgian silent film comedy. (85 mins)


$5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.