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Britain & Europe Series: Pathways to EU reform
Start: Jan 21, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Popular geopolitics in Russia and Post-Soviet Eastern Europe
Feb 19, 2015 12:00:00 AM
End: Feb 20, 2015 12:00:00 AM
This two-day workshop focuses on the societal or ‘popular’ dimension of geopolitics in Russia and post-Soviet Eastern Europe. Amongst the questions to be addressed are 1) How do public attitudes reflect, contradict and/or shape official geopolitical rhetoric and policy choices? And 2) How are geopolitical narratives sustained and/or challenged by domestic and transnational media, popular culture, government policies?
Cargo 200: European Film Salon
Start: Feb 23, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Cargo 200 is a Russian thriller shot in 2007. It is set during the period of the Soviet war in Afghanistan. Cargo 200 was the code word referring to casualties for transportation in the Russian military. A young woman is abducted and an innocent man is accused of having murdered her.
Germany Pale Mother: European Film Salon
Start: Mar 11, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Germany Pale Mother is a West German drama from 1980. Narrator Anna tells the story of her parents before, during and after the Second World War. The film was inspired by director Helma Sanders-Brahms’ own family history.
Il Divo: European Film Salon
Start: May 13, 2015 12:00:00 AM
This portrait of Italy's controversial elder statesman Giulio Andreotti won the jury price at the Cannes film festival. Andreotti served as Prime Minister of Italy seven times since 1946 and was accused of being involved with the Mafia and responsible for a series of political killings that marked Italy's political life from the late 1960s onwards.
Inglorious Basterds: European Film Salon
Start: Jun 10, 2015 12:00:00 AM
This film was directed by Quentin Tarantino and came out in 2009. It is set in German-occupied France and tells the fictional story of two plots to assassinate Nazi Germany’s political leadership.