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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Red Globalism: The 'Other' Europe, Decolonization and African Heritage

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


Paul Betts, Professor of Modern European History at St Antony's College, University of Oxford

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


The study of the Cold War has undergone fundamental transformation in recent years. While most of the scholarship on superpower confrontation has given way to wider notions of a global Cold War, comparatively little attention has been accorded to trans-continental interactions between smaller states, such as the relationship between Eastern Europe and its socialist partners in Africa and Asia....   More >

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Transitional Justice in Europe after regime changes in 1945,1975, and 1990

Lecture | March 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Anja Mihr, Program Director, HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Center on Governance through Human Rights

Institute of European Studies


This talk is based on a 10-year research endeavor looking at the political development of different European countries since 1945 under the aspect of Transitional Justice. West Germany often stands as an example of a successful transiton to democracy, but East Germany used the same Transitional Justice measures and (re)turned to a dictatorship. So did Turkey since 1989 while Spain never had a...   More >



Manchurian Sleepwalkers

Film - Documentary | March 16 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Thomas Lahusen, Documentarian and Distinguished Professor of History, University of Toronto

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)


Harbin, Manchuria, was a temporary, provisional home for several hundreds of thousands of émigrés, who came to live there from Russia, Japan, and many other countries, as colonizers, military personnel, adventurers, or refugees, during the first half of the twentieth century. They were forced to leave after 1945. Many years later, the memory of their previous home has become an obsession for...   More >