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Monday, May 4, 2015

Whose Imperialism is Better: Russia's or America's?

Lecture | May 4 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315

Ilya Ponomarev, Exiled Russian Duma Member

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

Join the Berkeley Forum for an address by Ilya Ponomarev, exiled member of the Duma, Russia's parliament. Ponomarev is unable to return to his home country because of his opposition to Vladimir Putin's regime. An entrepreneur and businessman, Ponomarev was the only member of the body to vote against the annexation of Crimea. In March he was stripped of his Constitutional immunity and is now open...   More >

$9.43 GA Presale 2, free extremely limited walk-in space

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Jews in Contemporary Poland: Their Attitudes Towards Assimilation, Religion, and the Holocaust

Lecture | May 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

Sebastian Rejak, Special Envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Relations with the Jewish Diaspora, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Poland

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, Center for Jewish Studies, Graduate Theological Union - Center for Jewish Studies, Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture

Dr. Rejak completed his doctoral studies at the Graduate School for Social Research, affiliated to the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He is the author of Jewish Identities in Poland and America: The Impact of the Shoah on Religion and Ethnicity (Vallentine Mitchell, 2011, PhD dissertation) and co-editor of Inferno of Choices: Poles and the...   More >

Saturday, May 9, 2015

The Silk Road House presents: Experiencing Georgian Music: Introduction to the Sound Culture of the Rural and Urban Georgia

Lecture | May 9 | 5-7 p.m. |  Silk Road House

1944 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705

Silk Road House

A presentation by Dr. George (Gia) Baghashvili, a scholar and a musician, and Tamar (Tamuna) Tabatadze, a performer Gia (George) Baghashvili, PhD, is a well-known Georgian folklorist, ethnomusicologist and cultural activist. He is General Director of the Artistic Union “Lomisi,” a Georgian creative association. In 2000, he was awarded by Georgian State Prize for creation of the Mengrelian songs...   More >