Tag: Politics

If Not Us, Who?

In the early 60s, Bernward Vesper and fellow university student Gudrun Ensslin begin a passionate love in the stifling atmosphere of provincial West Germany. Sensitive to the increasing restlessness of the times, the fiery couple lash out at the denial...

/ October 28, 2016

Political Rhetoric: The Presidential Campaign and Beyond

What do the words and language used by politicians and the news media reveal about the political landscape?

/ October 19, 2016
Margot Wallström addresses the UN

Sweden’s term on the Security Council begins with scandal at home

Parliamentarians and newspapers accuse Foreign Minister Margot Wallström of back-room dealing and creative accounting.

/ October 4, 2016

The Relevance of NATO Enlargement for the Western Balkans

Please join us for a talk with Enver Hoxhaj, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo. Enver Hoxhaj has been one of the most active politicians in Kosovo during the last ten years. He has served as Minister of Foreign Affairs...

/ September 28, 2016

The Less You Know, The Better You Sleep

Please join us for a talk with David Satter about his new book The Less You Know, The Better You Sleep: Russia’s Road to Terror and Dictatorship Under Yeltsin and Putin (Yale University Press, 2016). In December 2013, David Satter...

/ September 27, 2016

The Irish Rebellion

Narrated by Liam Neeson, this landmark documentary tells the dramatic story of the events that took place in Dublin during Easter Week 1916 when a small group of Irish rebels took on the might of the British Empire. The documentary...

/ September 23, 2016
Jiri Pehe with Vaclav Havel

The man who left the castle to get out of the kitchen: an interview with Jiri Pehe

On literature and political reality with Václav Havel's chief political advisor.

/ September 19, 2016

John Hume: Irish Peacemaker

Launch for an edited volume on John Hume, one of the founding members of the Social Democratic and Labour Party, critical figure in the peace process that put an end to the Troubles in Northern Ireland, and Nobel Peace Prize...

/ March 24, 2016

Making News: The Sonzogno Affair and the Politics of Citizenship in Liberal Italy

A talk by Silvia Valisa, professor at Florida State University. From Casa Italiana: In 1875, a high profile crime brought together Italian newspaper journalism, legal courts, prominent political figures and a rising family of publishers in unexpected ways. On the...

/ March 10, 2016

Financial Governance

A Talk with Joseph Vogl (Princeton University). Via Deutshces Haus NYU: Modernity has given rise not merely to the sovereign states, to international trade companies, to influential financiers, to decentralized markets. It has also witnessed the formation of a particular...

/ March 3, 2016