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Monday, October 2, 2017

The Question of Tartar Textiles: Dante, Cangrande I della Scala, and the Vatican Archive

Lecture | October 2 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

Mariachiara Gasparini, Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer, Santa Clara University

UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Tang Center for Silk Road Studies, The Program for the Study of Italy, IES

The Chinese-Islamic cultural encounter in Central Asia found its maximum expression with the Pax Mongolica in territories that, although vast in area, became similar in aesthetic culture, and brought into existence a unique “dress code” among various social classes from China to Italy. Similarly to the Tang, in the thirteenth century, the Mongols established their domain with a multicultural...   More >

Friday, October 6, 2017

The Russian Revolution Under European Eyes

Lecture | October 6 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

John Connelly, Professor of History, UC Berkeley

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

Keynote address for the Graduate Student Workshop "100 Years Later: The Russian Revolution and its Consequences"

Monday, October 9, 2017

Russian Management of the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Lecture | October 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

Aghasi Yenokyan, Political Analyst on South Caucasian and Russian Affairs

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

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is one of the oldest and bloodiest conflicts on the territory of the former Soviet Union. Since its inception, many states and international organizations have been involved in its regulation, but until now Russia remains the most active party in the negotiations and in the management of warfare among Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Karabakh. This presentation will outline...   More >

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The US-Russia Conflict: The New Normal?

Lecture | October 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

Matthew Rojansky, Director, Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center

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

Dr. Rojansky will deliver remarks related to the ongoing US-Russia conflict.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

President Putin and President Trump

Lecture | October 18 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94704

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

How did the US-Russian relationship come to such a low point? What can we expect from the relationship between presidents Putin and Trump?

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Gorbachev: His Life and Times: 33rd Annual Colin and Elsa Miller Lecture

Lecture | October 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

William Taubman, Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science, Emeritus, Amherst College

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

In his Gorbachev biography William Taubman shows how a peasant boy turned into Soviet Communism’s gravedigger, why the Communist regime allowed him to destroy it, how Gorbachev’s dream of democratizing the USSR foundered, how he and President Ronald Reagan turned out to be almost perfect partners, and why Gorbachev permitted Eastern Europe to abandon Communism without firing a shot. Taubman’s...   More >

Monday, October 30, 2017