Category: Around NYC

Populists don’t stand a chance in Italy, says Italian PM at New York University

In historic visit to NYU’s Casa Italiana, Paolo Gentiloni praised Italy’s “stability.”

/ September 20, 2017

Bernard-Henri Lévy’s paean to Kurdish soldiers

In his new political film The Battle of Mosul, the French intellectual follows a group of Iraqi Kurdish soldiers.

/ April 6, 2017

Russian influence in Europe: an elephant in the room or a paper tiger?

In Europe as in America, Russian economic, political and military influence is a burning issue.

/ March 7, 2017
All Quiet on the Western Front

War in the hospital, war on the page

All Quiet on the Western Front as history and philosophy.

/ March 3, 2017

Russia’s usable past

Benjamin Nathans’ new book will reexamine the Soviet dissident movement.

/ February 28, 2017

Bombed, burned and razed in the Balkans

Destruction of mosques, churches and libraries should be evidence of genocide, researcher argues.

/ February 27, 2017
Heroes' Square

In New York City, a search for answers for Europe

Scholars at NYU conference ask whether the EU will survive low growth, nationalism and the pressures of globalization.

/ February 21, 2017
Anti-Pride protest

LGBTQ advocates face uphill battle in the Balkans

Although nondiscrimination laws are on the books, researchers say that they go unenforced.

/ February 13, 2017
Photo by Evgeniy Isaev, licensed under CC BY.

From one-man pickets to flashmobs, Russian protesters get creative

Research presented Tuesday at Columbia reveals patterns of dissent in Putin’s Russia.

/ February 10, 2017

Crony capitalism? How about crony socialism?

Reagan didn’t bring down the USSR, Chris Miller says. Bureaucrats did.

/ February 2, 2017