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A Conversation on the Future of Trans-Atlantic Relations and the Global Implications of Russia’s War in Ukraine

Event time: 
Monday, September 19, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Location: 
Humanities Quadrangle HQ See map
320 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Speaker/Performer: 
Gabrielius Landsbergis, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania
Event description: 

A Conversation on the Future of Trans-Atlantic Relations and the Global Implications of Russia’s War in Ukraine
By Gabrielius Landsbergis, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania and Moderated by Professor Edyta Bojanowska
Event will be available in a hybrid format (zoom and in-person).
Register here for zoom: https://bit.ly/YaleBaltic-Sept19
Register here to attend in-person: https://bit.ly/YaleBaltic-EventRegistration
Room location is HQ Rm 276 (Humanities Quadrangle, 320 York St.)
Gabrielius Landsbergis is a Minister of Foreign Affairs in the 18th Government of Lithuania starting December 2020. He has served as a Member of the Seimas (Parliament) of Lithuania since 2016. In 2014-2016, Gabrielius Landsbergis was a member of the European Parliament, where he authored a comprehensive report on the state of EU-Russia relations after the annexation of Crimea and the beginning of the War in Donbas by Russia in 2014.

Gabrielius Landsbergis holds a Bachelor’s degree in History and Master’s in Political Science from Vilnius University. He is a Chairman of the Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrats party.
This lecture is generously supported by: George Herbert Walker, Jr. Lecture Fund in International Studies at the Yale MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. Co-Sponsored by the Yale MacMillan Center’s European Studies Council, and the Baltic Studies Program

Admission: 
Free but register in advance
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Exhibition Curators' Talk: "Subjects and Objects: Slavic Collections at Yale, 1896–2022"

Event time: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Sterling Memorial Library SML, Lecture Hall See map
120 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Speaker/Performer: 
Curators: Anna Arays and Liliya Dashevski,
Event description: 

Please join us to celebrate the opening of “Subjects and Objects: Slavic Collections at Yale, 1896–2022,” which is on view in the Hanke Exhibition Gallery, Sterling Memorial Library.
Curators Anna Arays and Liliya Dashevski will discuss their exhibition and will be available for questions and conversation over light refreshments afterward.
No registration is necessary.
Note: Please see the library’s COVID updates to current public health protocols: https://library.yale.edu/news/covid-library-updates

Admission: 
Free

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Windham-Campbell Festival: Choral Performance: Intimate Strangers

Event time: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: 
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library BRBL, Mezzanine See map
121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Speaker/Performer: 
Emmanuel Iduma, Sara Serpa
Event description: 

A collaboration between Portuguese vocalist-composer Sara Serpa and Nigerian writer Emmanuel Iduma, drawing inspiration from Iduma’s book, A Stranger’s Pose, a unique blend of travelogue, musings and poetry. In a combination of music, text, image, and field recordings collected by Iduma during his travels, Intimate Strangers explores such themes as of movement, home, grief, absence, and desire in what Iduma calls “an atlas of a borderless world.”

Admission: 
Free
All festival events are free and open to the public. Audience members must be vaccinated and boosted and should be prepared to show proof of vaccination. Masks will be required at most indoor events.

PRFDHR Seminar: Ordinary People Under Extreme Life Conditions: Internal and External Forced Displacement from War-Torn Territories in Ukraine, Professor Oksana Mikheieva

Event time: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Location: 
Henry R. Luce Hall LUCE, 203 See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Speaker/Performer: 
Oksana Mikheieva, European University Viadrina (Frankfurt) and Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv) - Departments of Sociology
Event description: 

The start of Russian aggression against Ukraine in 2014 led to the temporary occupation of the Crimea peninsula and parts of Donetsk and Luhansk region. With the beginning of Russian aggression more than 2 million people have left the uncontrolled territories of Ukraine and were forced to move both to other parts of Ukraine and beyond its borders. According to the Ministry of Social Policy, after 2015 and before the full-scale Russian invasion began on 24 February 2022, the number of registered internally displaced persons (IDPs) was relatively stable at around 1.5 million. Residents of war-torn territories have also been fleeing the country since 2014. As of December 2015, in the countries that have common borders with Ukraine, such as Russia, Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Moldova, there were 388,690 Ukrainians seeking refuge, and 730,100 Ukrainians seeking other forms of legal stay in the aforementioned countries. The estimated population of the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions is 3.7 million. These are mostly people who formally remain the citizens of Ukraine.

At this stage of the war started in 2014, Ukraine was deprived of control over part of its state borders, facing the problem of the so-called ‘lines of demarcation’ occurring instead in the Donetsk and Luhansk areas and Crimea. Having turned the internal territories into the actual border areas, these demarcation lines changed the everyday life of the average citizens of Ukraine. All of this became a new reality for ordinary people who were involved to varying degrees in this conflict.

Professor Mikheieva will talk about how the Russian aggression of 2014 has changed people’s daily lives in Ukraine, what challenges Ukrainian society has encountered, and what problems people who were forced to leave their homes have faced. The study of the everyday experience of IDPs is based on a series of semi-structured in-depth interviews conducted by Professor Mikheieva between 2014 and 2018 (over 300 interviews). She will also focus on the specifics of current forced migration inside and outside of Ukraine caused by Russia’s full-fledged aggression against Ukraine in 2022.

Professor Oksana Mikheieva is a DAAD Professor at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany. She is also Professor of Sociology at the Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv). In the spring semesters of 2020 and 2022 she was visiting lecturer at the Jagiellonian University (Krakow, Poland).  She has also participated in more than 20 sociological research projects, in 10 of which she was a principal investigator. Mikheieva has over twenty years of research and teaching experience. She researches a wide range of areas, including the historical aspects of deviant and delinquent behavior, urban studies, paramilitary motivations, forced displacement, migration. In 2016 she was a Visiting Professor in Ukraine European Dialogue at the Institute for Human Science (Vienna), and in 2015 she was Eugene and Daymel Shklar Research Fellow Harvard University, Ukrainian Research Institute.

Admission: 
Free but register in advance

PRFDHR Seminar: Refuge: How the State Shapes Human Potential, Professor Heba Gowayed

Event time: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
Location: 
Henry R. Luce Hall LUCE, 203 See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Speaker/Performer: 
Heba Gowayed, Boston University - Department of Sociology
Event description: 

Drawing on a global and comparative ethnography, this presentation explores how Syrian men and women seeking refuge in a moment of unprecedented global displacement are received by countries of resettlement and asylum—the U.S., Canada, and Germany. It shows that human capital, typically examined as the skills immigrants bring with them that shape their potential, is actually created, transformed, or destroyed by receiving states’ incorporation policies. Since these policies derive from historically informed and unequal approaches to social welfare, refugees’ experiences raise a mirror to how states (re)produce inequality.
Heba Gowayed is the Moorman-Simon Assistant Professor of Sociology at Boston University.
Her research, which is global and comparative, examines how low-income people traverse social services, immigration laws, and their associated bureaucracies, while grappling with gender and racial inequalities. Her writing has appeared in academic outlets as well as in public outlets including Slate, Al Jazeera English, The New Humanitarian, and Teen Vogue.
Sponsored By: Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian Responses (PRFDHR) and the Yale Center of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration (RITM)

Admission: 
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Yale Library Book Talk: Samuel Moyn

Event time: 
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Online See map
Speaker/Performer: 
Samuel Moyn, Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School and Professor of History; Bruce Ackerman, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science
Event description: 

Samuel Moyn will discuss his new book “Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War”
Yale Law School and History Department Professor Samuel Moyn’s new book asks a troubling but urgent question: What if efforts to make war more ethical—-to ban torture and limit civilian casualties—-have only shored up the military enterprise and made it sturdier? Professor Moyn will be in discussion with Bruce Ackerman, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science.

Admission: 
Free but register in advance
anna.arays@yale.edu

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Humanities in Action: Oral Histories and Artistic Exhibitions

Event time: 
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 3:00am to 4:00am
Location: 
Online See map
Event description: 

The Humanities in Action Series features Yale Environmental Humanities grantees sharing their completed projects, reflecting upon their research and creative processes, and collectively discussing what they have learned about engaging broader publics on environmental and social issues.
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“Humanities in Action: Oral Histories and Artistic Exhibitions” will feature Matthew O’Malley and Aniko Szucs, two grantees whose thematically diverse projects culminated in the development of an oral history archive and a mini-exhibition. The conversation will include a discussion of their projects, which document the 1960s development of the Kensington Expressway in Buffalo New York, and showcase Polish, Slovenian, and Russian artists and activists’ environment advocacy, respectively.

Yale Environmental Humanities gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the 320 York Humanities Grant Program, the Yale School of the Environment, the Whitney Humanities Center, and The Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund.

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Perspectives on Language, Ethnicity, Nation in the Russian-Ukrainian Conflict

Event time: 
Friday, March 25, 2022 - 7:30pm to 8:15pm
Location: 
Online See map
Speaker/Performer: 
Dr. Asya Pereltsvaig, Dr. Volodymyr Dibrova, Dr. Roslyn Burns
Event description: 

On February 24, 2022, Russian military forces entered the sovereign nation of Ukraine leaving many around the world in shock and disbelief. Those familiar with Russian history, however, noticed echoes from the past.

We invite you to join our educational discussion panel where three linguists contextualize different aspects of the on-going conflict. Each panelist has expertise in different areas of Russian and Ukrainian history and how concepts related to language, ethnicity, and national identity shape political conflicts in the region.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Linguistics

After presentations, there will be Q & A.

online, free, open to the public with pre-registration

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Russia’s Influence-Building and Disruption in Greece: Religion as Soft and Sharp Power Tool

Event time: 
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: 
Online See map
Event description: 

Dr. Elizabeth H. Prodromou is a faculty member at The Fletcher School at Tufts University, where directs the Initiative on Religion, Law, and Diplomacy. She is non-resident Senior Fellow and Co-Chair of the Working Group on Christians and Religious Pluralism in the Middle East, at the Center for Religious Freedom at the Hudson Institute, and was non-resident Senior Fellow in National Security and the Middle East, at the Center for American Progress. She is a Co-President of Religions for Peace. Prodromou served as Vice Chair and Commissioner on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (2004-2012) and was a member of the U.S. Secretary of State’s Religion & Foreign Policy Working Group (2011-2015).
Her research interests focus on geopolitics and religion, with particular focus on the Middle East, the Eastern Mediterranean, and Southeastern Europe. Her current research projects concentrate on cultural heritage and institutional religious freedom in Turkey and comparative context, as well as Eastern Orthodox Christianity and global public engagement. She is the faculty director for Fletcher’s executive education program for faith-based leadership. The author of multiple edited volumes and many publications in scholarly and policy journals, Prodromou is a frequent commentator and contributor in US and international media.
She holds a Ph.D. and an S.M. in political science from MIT, an M.A.L.D. in international relations from Fletcher, and a B.A. in history and international relations from Tufts University.

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The Parthenon Projective Disturbances: From Freud and Le Corbusier to Scully and Kahn, Autobiographically

Event time: 
Monday, March 7, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: 
Rosenkranz Hall RKZ, 241 See map
115 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Encountering the Sacred Rock of the Athenian Acropolis has signaled for numerous historical personalities nodal processes of self-reflection conveyed autobiographically. Confronting the Parthenon emerges mostly as an enigmatic instance of unsettling revelation. Crucial, inspiring yet intricate such occurrences emerge through the announced four travelers of the title, further linked to more thinkers or artists of the 20th century, deeply affecting their respective fields and us.
Aristotelis Dimitrakopoulos (N.T.U.Athens ‘98, M.Arch. Yale ‘00) is an architect and urban designer, educator, design consultant, writer and theoretician with a multifaceted professional and academic experience in multiple countries and regions.
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Due to campus COVID-19 restrictions only Yale ID holders will be permitted to attend in person. For those unable to join in person, the event will also be broadcast live online. Please register using the link below.

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