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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Hungary's Conservative Revolution: Sui Generis or Future Pattern?

Lecture | October 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room


Jason Wittenberg, Associate Professor, Political Science, UC Berkeley

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Center for Right-Wing Studies, European Union Center


Since the landslide victory of Fidesz in the 2010 Hungarian national parliamentary election, Hungary has undergone nothing short of a conservative revolution. With its parliamentary supermajority, Fidesz can rule without regard for opposition views, and has used that power with vigor. Since taking power Fidesz has drafted and passed a new conservative constitution, weakened the separation of...   More >

Friday, October 3, 2014

A Broken Promise? What the West Told Moscow About NATO Expansion in 1990

Lecture | October 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Mary Sarotte, Dean’s Professor of History and Professor of International Relations and History, University of Southern California

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


Mary Sarotte is a Professor of History and International Relations at the University of Southern California and is currently a Visiting Professor in both the Government and History Departments at Harvard. She is working on a study of the end of the Cold War, titled THE COLLAPSE: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall, which will publish in October 2014. Her book, 1989: The Struggle to Create...   More >


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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Little Red Devils (Ivan Perestiani; USSR, 1923): Discovering Georgian Cinema

Film - Feature | October 4 | 6:30 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Judith Rosenberg

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Judith Rosenberg on piano. Three daredevils volunteer as scouts in the Red Cavalry—and encounter famed anarchist Nestor Makhno—in Perestiani’s entertaining silent film, which borrows from the American adventure styles of Douglas Fairbanks.


$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.

Monday, October 6, 2014

“Editor Mikhail Katkov and the Creation of the Great Russian Novel."

Lecture | October 6 | 4-6 p.m. | 160 Dwinelle Hall


Prof. Susanne Fusso, Wesleyan University

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures


Slavic Department Colloquium.
Lecture by Prof. Susanne Fusso, Wesleyan University

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Women Who Lead - Pages from an Indian Story: The 3rd Sarah Kailath Memorial Lecture by Ambassador Nirupama Rao

Lecture | October 7 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room (315)


Nirupama Rao, Former Foreign Secretary of India and Former Ambassador of India to the United States

Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair in India Studies


Nirupama Rao, the former ambassador of India to the United States, delivers our 3rd Sarah Kailath Memorial Lecture - a lecture series on the theme of Women and Leadership.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Uneven Modernity and the “Peripheral” City: Between Ethnography, History and Literature in Tbilisi

Lecture | October 9 | 1-2 p.m. | 106 Wurster Hall


College of Environmental Design


Associate Professor Harsha Ram discusses ethnography, history and literature in Tbilisi, Georgia. (Part of Reading Cities, Sensing Cities: An interdisciplinary Colloquium)

Friday, October 10, 2014

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Three Lives: Parts 1 and 2 (Ivan Perestiani; USSR, 1924): Discovering Georgian Cinema

Film - Feature | October 11 | 5:30 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Judith Rosenberg

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Judith Rosenberg on piano. Distinctive location shooting, inspired compositions, and beautiful use of natural light lend an atmospheric, almost documentary quality to this silent work set in late nineteenth-century Georgia.


$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, October 12, 2014

The Case of Tariel Mklavadze (Ivan Perestiani; USSR, 1925): Discovering Georgian Cinema

Film - Feature | October 12 | 4 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Peter Rollberg

Judith Rosenberg

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Imported Print! Lecture by Peter Rollberg. Judith Rosenberg on piano. This courtroom drama about social injustice combines an innovative use of flashbacks with elements of subtle satire and melodrama. A “masterwork of emotionally compelling narrative filmmaking”(Sergei Kapterev).


$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.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky's Poetics of Passivity,

Lecture | October 13 | 4-6 p.m. | 160 Dwinelle Hall


Prof. Jacob Emery, University of Indiana

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures


Slavic Department Colloquium.
Lecture by Prof. Jacob Emery, University of Indiana

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Putin’s International: the Vision of the Eurasian Empire and Russia’s Ideological Allies in Europe

Lecture | October 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Leonid Kil, Adjunct Lecturer, Department of International and Area Studies (IAS), UC Berkeley

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


Ever since his “Munich speech” in February 2007, Vladimir Putin has pursued a determined yet cautions effort at increasing Russia’s economic, political, and ideological influence in both East Central as well as Western Europe. In his Valday speech of September 2013, Putin has escalated his outright condemnation of the unipolar world order and sought to openly challenge the “decaying Western...   More >

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Traces of Security in Anti-Immigration Policies: Examples from European Radical Right Parties

Lecture | October 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Mehemet Gokay OZERIM, Assistant Professor; Vice-Director, EU Center, Yasar University

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


International migration has transformed into a significant agenda item for contemporary societies and states. International migration flows also constitute one of the most fundamental social and economic experiences of Europe. On the other hand, several actors have been effectively taking roles in framing processes of migration in European countries, which directly or indirectly influence related...   More >



Ukraine: A Battle for the Future of Europe

Lecture | October 15 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage


2020 Addison St., Berkeley, CA 94704

Yuriy Gorodnichenko

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)


Professor Gorodnichenko, a native of Ukraine, is an applied macroeconomist. He has published widely on broad array of key topics covering macroeconomics, public finance, development, and international economics.


$10 general admission, Free to OLLI members and UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students (with OLLI or UC Berkeley ID)

Tickets in advance or at the door. All purchases are nonrefundable. Buy tickets online.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Globalisation, European Integration and Regionalisation: The Ordeal of Border-Regions

Lecture | October 17 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Michiel Scheffer, Party Leader, D66 Gelderland

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


As with the United States, Europe is affected by forces of economic, cultural and political globalization. European integration has remained, even through the recent crisis, a durable trend, even if political movements that challenge the consensus have gained exposure. It seems as if integrating cosmopolitical forces confront idiosyncratic forces. However, in this integrated Europe regional...   More >



Magdana's Donkey (Tengiz Abuladze, Rezo Chkheidze; USSR, 1955): Discovering Georgian Cinema

Film - Feature | October 17 | 7 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Eisensteinian flair merges with an inventive Georgian musical score in this tale of a widow, her three children, and a donkey. Winner, Palme d’Or, Cannes 1956.


$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, October 19, 2014

Georgian Kulturfilms: Discovering Georgian Cinema

Film - Short | October 19 | 4 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Nino Dzandzava

Judith Rosenberg

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Introduced by Nino Dzandzava. Judith Rosenberg on piano. This special program showcases recent efforts to digitally restore examples of the kulturfilm boom of the late 1920s and early 1930s, films made by young cinephile directors in Soviet Georgia. A fascinating sampling of silent cinema from Georgia.


$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.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Must a Poet Suffer? A Case Study of Anna Akhmatova and Arkadii Belinkov.

Lecture | October 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 160 Dwinelle Hall


Prof. Galina Rylkova, University of Florida

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures


Slavic Department Colloquium.
Lecture by Prof. Galina Rylkova, University of Florida

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

30th Annual Colin Miller Lecture: Thirty Years on the Front Lines: a Diplomatic Career

Lecture | October 21 | 5:15-7:15 p.m. | Doe Library, 101 - Morrison Library


Cameron Munter, Professor of Practice, International Relations, Pomona College

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


Professor Munter's talk will focus on the challenges facing diplomats in recent years, from the collapse of the Soviet Union and the tasks of building democracy in a reunified Europe to the unexpected test of post-9/11 deployments to Iraq and Pakistan in times of crisis. Munter has served as US ambassador in Serbia and Pakistan and Deputy Chief of Mission in Prague and Warsaw. He led the first...   More >

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Migration as a Tool of Turkish Foreign Policy Strategies From “Model Country” to “Strategic Depth”: From “Model Country” to “Strategic Depth”

Lecture | October 22 | 12 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Mehmet Gokay OZERIM, Assistant Professor; Vice-Director, EU Center, Yasar University

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


The migration experiences and policies of a country are shaped and transformed by the impact of various internal and external factors. Foreign policy usually functions as one of the most influential factors with substantial implications for migration policies. Thus, migration policies may be employed as a tool of the foreign policy aspirations and strategies of a particular country.

This...   More >



How to Write a Research/Grant Proposal

Workshop | October 22 | 4-5 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, October 25, 2014

Eliso (Nikoloz Shengelaia; USSR, 1928): With live musical accompaniment by Trio Kavkasia

Film - Feature | October 25 | 6:30 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Trio Kavkasia

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Live Music by Trio Kavkasia. One of Russian and Georgian cinema’s greatest silent-film achievements, this historical epic evokes the tragic fate of a nation pacified in 1864 by the Tsarist Russian Empire. Features beautiful portrayals of Caucasus customs and celebrations. Special admission prices apply.


$10 UC Berkeley Students, $15 BAM/PFA Members, $18 UC Berkeley faculty and staff; Non-UC Berkeley students; 65+; Disabled persons; 17 & under, $20 General Admission

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

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Eliso (Nikoloz Shengelaia; USSR, 1928): With live musical accompaniment by Trio Kavkasia

Film - Feature | October 26 | 4 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Trio Kavkasia

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Live Music by Trio Kavkasia. One of Russian and Georgian cinema’s greatest silent-film achievements, this historical epic evokes the tragic fate of a nation pacified in 1864 by the Tsarist Russian Empire. Features beautiful portrayals of Caucasus customs and celebrations.


$10 UC Berkeley Students, $15 BAM/PFA Members, $18 UC Berkeley faculty and staff; Non-UC Berkeley students; 65+; Disabled persons; 17 & under, $20 General Admission

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

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Berkeley Writers at Work: Anne Nesbet

Reading - Literary | October 28 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library, 101 Doe Library


Ann Nesbet

College Writing Programs


Anne Nesbet, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature, will be the featured writer this fall, 2014, in the Berkeley Writers at Work Series. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 28, from Noon to 1:30 in the Morrison Library, 101 Main Library.

Professor Nesbet’s research interests include Early Soviet Culture, Sergei Eisenstein, Silent Film, Russian and Soviet Film, Children’s...   More >

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Walesa: Man of Hope

Film - Documentary | October 29 | 6-8:30 p.m. | 105 North Gate Hall


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


The depiction of the life of Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of Poland's Solidarity movement, Lech Walesa, as events in the 1970s lead to a peaceful revolution. Directed by Andrzej Wajda, starring Robert Wieckiewicz as Lech Walesa. The film was selected as the Polish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards.

Film screening in preparation for Adam Michnik talk on...   More >

Thursday, October 30, 2014

25 Years of Democracy in Poland: Accomplishments and New Challenges

Lecture | October 30 | 5:15-7:15 p.m. | Doe Library, 101 - Morrison Library


Adam Michnik, Editor-in-chief, Gazeta Wyborcza

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


Poland is a country of great success - most recently exemplified by the election of Donald Tusk as the President of the European Council. What obstacles did Poland have to overcome? How did it achieve its success? It is especially important to compare Poland with other post-communist states. The examples of Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, and Hungary are particularly important in this respect, as are...   More >