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Arendt film

November 12th, 2013 in Uncategorized 0 comments

Ok, so this isn’t directly related to our class, but it’s an event well worth attending.

Screening of Margarethe von Trotta’s HANNAH ARENDT

6:30 pm on Tuesday, November 12, 2013
9:30 pm on Tuesday, November 12, 2013
COM 209, 640 Commonwealth Ave, Boston
Co-Sponsored by The Center for the Study of Europe. Synopsis from Zeitgeist Films: In the award-winning HANNAH ARENDT, the sublime Barbara Sukowa reteams with director Margarethe von Trotta (Vision, Rosa Luxemburg) for a brilliant new biopic of the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist. Arendt’s reporting on the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann in The New Yorker—controversial both for her portrayal of Eichmann and the Jewish councils—introduced her now-famous concept of the “Banality of Evil.” Kosher pizza will be provided and we will host a discussion after the film with BU Professors Pnina Lahav (LAW), Deeana Klepper (CAS Religion/History), and Abigail Gillman (Modern Languages and Comparative Literature).


My Perestroika screening and director talk

October 25th, 2013 in Uncategorized 0 comments

This is a fantastic film. Go and see it (for free) on Monday if you can.


BU Center for the Study of Europe (CES) Russia events

October 7th, 2013 in Uncategorized 0 comments

CES is having a series of "Celebrating Russia" events this fall. You can see the full lineup of events here:


Sobering reading

September 23rd, 2013 in Uncategorized 0 comments


Short Video on the Russian Revolution

September 21st, 2013 in Uncategorized 0 comments

Hey guys!

I've spent the last couple of days researching and brainstorming different topics that I could look in depth at for our research papers! Through my research I stumbled upon this youtube video that caught my attention! It has some really cool images from the actual revolutions, and paints a complete picture of the situation in Russia leading up to revolution and during the different revolutions.

Heres the link:

Hope you enjoy!



For your enjoyment

September 20th, 2013 in Uncategorized 0 comments

My favorite Putin satire. Brilliant. Enjoy.


Article on Russian national identity today

September 17th, 2013 in Uncategorized 0 comments

Last class questions came up about how Russians define themselves today - and the associated confusion - and I mentioned my recent article on this topic. Here it is!: