Events in UCIS

Monday, September 25

12:00 pm Lecture
The Russian-speaking Population in Post-Soviet Space: National Security and Minority Rights After Crimea
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies and European Studies Center along with Humanities Center; Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies; Ford Institute for Human Security and Project GO
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In the post-Crimea international arena, the Russian-speaking populations outside of the Russian Federation have once again become a central focus of journalistic enquiries and political analysis. Loyalties and identities of Russophones in Ukraine and Kazakhstan, where they are numerically the largest, and in Latvia and Estonia, where they make proportionally large share of the population, are under scrutiny. The lecture will focus on the conflictual interplay of regional security and stability strategies, Russia’s nation-building efforts and the questions of Russophone minority protection in post-Soviet space 25 years after the dissolution of USSR.

Kristina Kallas is the Director of Narva College at the University of Tartu. Her research and teaching focuses on nationalism studies, minority and fundamental rights, integration processes in multicultural societies, integration and migration policies, refugees and asylum seekers. Since 2015, she also heads the Supervisory Board of the Estonian Integration Foundation. Previously, she has been Senior Analyst at the Institute of Baltic Studies and Member of the Board for the Estonian Refugee Council.

This lecture is part of the REES Fall Series: Eastern Europe in the World.

4:30 pm Workshop
Aesthetics and the Re-Enchantment of the Modern World
3702 Posvar Hall
Announced by:
Asian Studies Center on behalf of Department of History
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Chris Hill will be commentator for the Junior Faculty Manuscript Workshop on Raja Adal's manuscript.

7:00 pm Cultural Event
Concert with Albertico Lescay & Formas
125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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Spanish--Albertico Lescay & Formas entrega una propuesta que busca resaltar todo tipo de elementos de la naturaleza, por simples que sean, y ponerlos en función de la expresión artística más elevada. Ejemplo de ello es la variedad e interactividad en su repertorio musical, en el cual se muestran sonoridades acústicas y electrónicas, y se incluyen timbres poco convencionales, siempre con la intención de experimentar con casi todo lo que suena. Además, el proyecto pretende abarcar todo los géneros musicales, con el jazz como centro, enfatizando en los elementos que caracterizan la cultura cubana más ancestral.