Tag: Soviet Union

To Dziga Vertov, Artist of the Revolution

On February 24th, please join us for “To Dziga Vertov, Artist of the Revolution” featuring John MacKay of Yale University. The event is part of the Occasional series, sponsored by the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia. Dziga Vertov unquestionably saw...

/ February 24, 2017

Conference – Ukrainian Statehood 1917-1921: Institutions and Individuals

On February 24 and 25th, 2017, the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute of Columbia University will be organizing a conference entitled Ukrainian Statehood 1917–21: Institutions and Individuals that will commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Ukrainian Revolution and...

/ February 24, 2017

To the Success of Our Hopeless Cause: A History of the Soviet Dissident Movement

The Jordan Center’s Colloquium Series serves to introduce the most recent work of scholars within the Slavic field. Participants come from universities across the country and abroad, and work in disciplines ranging from history, political science and anthropology to literature...

/ February 22, 2017

Dancing the Cold War: An International Symposium

Please join us for a three-day symposium sponsored by the Harriman Institute and the Barnard College Department of Dance. The Cold War was fought on many fronts, with dance as a powerful weapon in its arsenal.  The ballet wars of the 1950s...

/ February 18, 2017

Dancing the Cold War: An International Symposium

Please join us for a three-day symposium sponsored by the Harriman Institute and the Barnard College Department of Dance. The Cold War was fought on many fronts, with dance as a powerful weapon in its arsenal.  The ballet wars of the 1950s...

/ February 17, 2017

Dancing the Cold War: An International Symposium

Please join us for a three-day symposium sponsored by the Harriman Institute and the Barnard College Department of Dance. The Cold War was fought on many fronts, with dance as a powerful weapon in its arsenal.  The ballet wars of the 1950s...

/ February 16, 2017

‘My Name is Carlos and I am a Good Person’: Communist States and Carlos the Jackal

Please join the Harriman Institute and the East Central European Center for a talk with Daniela Richterová, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Warwick, United Kingdom. “Carlos the Jackal” is perhaps the most notorious terrorist of the Cold War. Born as Ilich Ramírez...

/ February 16, 2017

Cold War Power: Culture as a Weapon

Please join the Harriman Institute and the European Institute for a talk with David Robarge, Chief Historian, Central Intelligence Agency, as a guest speaker in Professor Victoria Phillips’s class. For more information, and to RSVP, please visit http://europe.columbia.edu/events From Columbia’s Harriman Institute.

/ February 9, 2017

Film Screening & Discussion: Finding Babel

Please join us for a screening of the documentary film Finding Babel (2016), followed by a Q&A with its director, David Novack. Run time: 89 minutes 75 years after subversive Soviet writer Isaac Babel’s execution for supposed criticism of the Communist Party, his grandson...

/ February 8, 2017

Crony capitalism? How about crony socialism?

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

/ February 2, 2017