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Notturno – Movie Screening, Talk and Q&A

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Elinda Labropoulou and Muthanna Khriesat - 2021 Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Ulla Kasten - Research Fellow at the Council on Middle East Studies at the Yale MacMillan Center
Event description: 

Movie screening available on demand from Saturday October 2nd until Tuesday October 5th, 2021 (inclusive) to be followed by Panel and Q&A session on Wednesday, October 6th, 2021.
Filmed over three years on the borders between Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria and Lebanon, Notturno captures the everyday life that lies behind the continuing tragedy of civil wars, ferocious dictatorships, foreign invasions and the murderous apocalypse of ISIS. Oscar® nominated and multiple award winner Gianfranco Rosi (SACRO GRA, FIRE AT SEA) constructs a sublime cinematic journey through the region finding peace and light within the chaos and despair in the aftermath of war. A mosaic of intimate moments and luminous images, Notturno is a profound and urgent cinematic achievement, from a master of the documentary form.
2021 World Fellows Elinda Labropoulou and Muthanna Khriesat will discuss the film and their experiences while working with refugees and youths in Greece, Northern Africa and the Middle East and will examine the similarities of victims of war in their struggle to survive. Moderated by Ulla Kasten, Archaeologist and Research Fellow at the Council on Middle East Studies and previous curator of the Yale Babylonian Collection.
Please submit your questions in advance to refugees@yale.edu or during the Q&A session on Wednesday, October 6th, 2021.
Panelists/Speakers:
•Elinda Labropoulou, Senior Journalist and Sustainable Entrepreneur; and 2021 World Fellow
•Muthanna Khriesat, Chief Operating Officer – Questscope; and 2021 World Fellow
Moderator:
•Ulla Kasten, Research Fellow at the Council on Middle East Studies at the Yale MacMillan Center

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ESC Welcome Gathering

Event time: 
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 12:00pm
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Tent at Rosenkranz Hall See map
115 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Lunch reception to welcome European Studies visitors, new ESC affiliates, and new and returning fellows of our undergraduate and graduate networks.

 

This event is invite only; to RSVP, please indiciate via the e-invitation received by October 4th.

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The Asia Olympics: Past Achievements & Future Goals

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Monday, April 19, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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Susan E. Brownell
University of Missouri- St. Louis
William Kelly
Yale University
John Horne
Waseda UniversitY

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VIRTUAL: 2034: A Novel of the Next World War

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs will host a virtual discussion with Visiting Fellow Adm. Jim Stavridis regarding his new book—his tenth, but his first work of fiction.
Stavridis is the former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO and Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He is currently an Operating Executive at The Carlyle Group.
2034: A Novel of the Next World War, is a geopolitical thriller that imagines a naval clash between the United States and China in the South China Sea, and the path from there to a global confrontation. Featured as a six-part series in Wired Magazine, 2034 is written as a disturbingly plausible work of speculative fiction. The novel takes us inside the minds of American, Chinese, Iranian, Russian, and Indian officials, as a series of miscalculations on all sides leads the world into an intensifying international storm.
How can the United States and China prevent strategic competition from spiraling into conflict? How can works of fiction inspire creative, innovative approaches to Sino-American relations?
The conversation will be moderated by Paul Kennedy, J. Richardson Dilworth Professor of History and Global Affairs.
Jackson Visiting Fellows are distinguished practitioners invited to participate in an immersive multi-day program on the Yale campus, highlighting their extraordinary contributions to global affairs. They enrich the Jackson and broader university community through attending classes, giving public talks, and interacting with students and faculty through a variety of engaging events.

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Yale-Universidad Católica de Valencia: Global Governance Debate

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Friday, February 26, 2021 - 12:00am to Saturday, February 27, 2021 - 12:00am
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Yale-Universidad Católica de Valencia: Global Governance Debate
Join us for the fourth Global Governance Debate in collaboration with Yale and Universidad Católica de Valencia students. This two-day event is on healthcare with Friday, February 26 in English and Saturday, February 27 session in Spanish.
February 26: Should there be a global governance for healthcare? (Panel discussion conducted in English)
February 27: ¿Será el COVID-19 el final de la globalización? (Panel discussion conducted in Spanish)
If you would like to attend this event virtually, please send an e-mail to info@globalgovernancedebate.com to receive a link.

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Greece Too: Persephone’s Rape and Sexual Violence in 21st Century Greece.

Event time: 
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
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Sissy Vovou
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A discussion with Sissy Vovou, Activist, Feminist Movement Το Μωβ and Maria Pentrarki, Queen’s University Belfast.

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The 1825 Decembrist Revolt in Russia and the Greek Revolution

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Monday, March 1, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
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Paul Bushkovitch
Event description: 

Paul Bushkovitch is Reuben Post Halleck Prof of History at Yale University.
Paul Bushkovitch received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1975. He specializes in Russia before the eighteenth century. He is the author of The Merchants of Moscow 1580-1650 (1980), Religion and Society in Russia, the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (1992), (with Maija Jansson and Nikolai Rogozhin) “England and the North: the Russian Embassy of 1613-1614,” Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society 210 (1994), Peter the Great (2001), Peter the Great: The Struggle for Power, 1671-1725 (2001), and A Concise History of Russia, Cambridge, 2012.
Co-Sponsored by the Hellenic Studies Program, European Studies Council, and Program on Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies.
Part of The Greek Revolution Across the Globe, Lecture Series.

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The Heart of Fiction

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
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Pulitzer Prize finalist Hernan Diaz to deliver spring 2021 Finzi-Contini Lecture
Why dwell on made-up stories? Why make them up in the first place? Can fiction, that pack of lies, aspire to some form of truth? Award-winning novelist Hernan Diaz will present a Finzi-Contini lecture titled “The Heart of Fiction” on Tuesday, March 16, at 4:30 pm EST via Zoom.
Hernan Diaz is the author of the novel In the Distance (2017), a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award, a Publisher’s Weekly Top Ten Book of the Year, and winner of the Saroyan International Prize, the Cabell Award, the Prix Page America, and the New American Voices Award. Diaz has received a Whiting Award and fellowships from Bread Loaf and the MacDowell Colony. He has also written a study of Borges’s influence on North American literature, Borges, between History and Eternity (2012), and published work in Cabinet, the New York Times, the Kenyon Review, Playboy, Granta, and the Paris Review. Born in Argentina, Diaz was raised in Sweden and studied in London and in New York, where he now serves as associate director of the Hispanic Institute at Columbia University and editor of the Revista Hispánica Moderna.
The Finzi-Contini Lectureship honors Bianca M. Finzi-Contini Calabresi, a scholar of European literature and a native of Ferrara who left fascist Italy for the United States. The lectureship was founded by her sons, the Honorable Guido Calabresi, Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the late Dr. Paul Calabresi. The distinguished list of past lecturers includes Tzvetan Todorov, Orhan Pamuk, Maxine Hong Kingston, Amitav Ghosh, and Masha Gessen. The lectures are devoted to any aspect of comparative literature and culture.
This event is cosponsored by The Yale Review.

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Population Movements Under Lockdown: Refugees and Migrants in Greece and Lebanon

Event time: 
Monday, February 22, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
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Join us as Epaminondas Farmakis, founder of HumanRights360, and Sally Abi Khalil, Country Director of Oxfam in Lebanon, bring us up to date on the refugee and migrant experience during the Covid19 year in Greece and Lebanon. As the political and social landscape of Greece shifted with a new conservative government, the military response to the expulsion of refugees from Turkey in February 2012, the banning of the neo-Nazi and anti-immigrant party Golden Dawn, and the burning of Moria camp on Lesvos, we revisit the ongoing humanitarian crisis now under the worst medical threat of the century. Lebanon’s proximity to Syria, the apocalyptic explosion at Beirut’s harbor, and the exacerbation of chronic political corruption that has brought the country’s economy to the brink of collapse, call for a reappraisal of and refocusing on this historic demographic shift that has been obscured by the pandemic and the concurrent political turmoil in the United States.
• Epaminondas Farmakis, Founder of HumanRights360
• Sally Abi Khalil, Country Director of Oxfam in Lebanon
Moderated by:
• Kaveh Khoshnood, Yale School of Public Health
• George Syrimis, Hellenic Studies Program, Yale University

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The Greek Fire. American-Ottoman Relations and Democratic Fervor in the Age of Revolutions

Event time: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
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Dr. Maureen Connors Santelli
Event description: 

Maureen Connors Santelli is an Associate Professor of History at Northern Virginia Community College.
Part of the The Greek Revolution Across the Globe, Lecture Series.

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