Ukraine is situated between Europe and Russia, but Timothy Snyder said it might be easier to understand Ukrainians’ predicament as…
Rather than invite Vladimir Putin to take the Amphitheater stage, Sherra Babcock invited Timothy Snyder to discuss Russia, the Ukraine and the future of the European Union at 10:45 a.m. today.
Constanze Stelzenmüller wrote earlier this year that “history is not destiny.” It’s a phrase she believes applies to many aspects…
A border is not just the line dividing two countries or the singular form of the failed chain bookstore. To Stephen E. Hanson, borders are the crux of the historical tension and recent conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
According to Antonii Baryshevskyi, practice does not necessarily make perfect. “The very simple rule is that everybody must practice,” he…
Ori Soltes identified three problems in faith traditions that can make religion either a positive or negative force in the world — the first being that “it is, by definition, a construct that addresses a reality other than our own.”
Georgia and Ukraine are somewhat “off the beaten track” of American familiarity, but Ori Soltes will use the countries to illuminate larger questions of what kind of role religion plays in society, what role it can play and if religion is a force of unity or disunity.
Grover Norquist and political scientist Geoffrey Kemp will discuss the topic “Can the U.S. Afford to be the World’s Sole Superpower?” at 3:30 p.m. today in the Hall of Philosophy.
Klezmer music, the traditional music of the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe, was in David Krakauer’s blood. He just didn’t know that until his late 20s.
“Through a series of chance meetings and coincidences, I got into klezmer music,” Krakauer said. “I was a totally assimilated American. None of [my grandparents] spoke Yiddish in front of me, [but] I knew that obviously we didn’t just jump out of an episode of ‘Leave it to Beaver’ on TV.”