Yuri Shevchuk (Lecturer in Ukrainian) was the keynote speaker at the International Mother Language Day Event, which is traditionally held at United Nations New York headquarters.
Faculty in the Media
Kimberly Marten participated in “Russia’s Relations with the West One Year after the US Presidential Elections,” a conference jointly hosted by the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia and PONARS Eurasia. You can watch some of her remarks on Voice of America (please note the footage is in Russian). [Read more]
In an email to the Columbia community, dated 17 November 2017, President Lee Bolinger C. Bollinger announces the creation of the Institute for Ideas and Imagination, to be housed at Reid Hall, Paris.
Bloomsbury Publishing has just published The Power of Language and Rhetoric in Russian Political History by Richard S. Wortman, Bryce Professor Emeritus of European Legal History (Modern Europe).
Christopher Caes, Lecturer in Polish, will deliver a lecture on "An Atomics of the Self: Czeslaw Milosz's The Captive Mind Re-Revisited," on Friday, October 27, 2017, at the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America.
Mark Mazower (Ira D. Wallach Professor of World Order Studies and Director of the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination) has just published a family memoir, What You Did Not Tell: A Russian Past and the Journey Home (Other Press, 2017).
Alla Smyslova (Director of the Russian Language Program at Columbia) and Ronald Meyer (Harriman Institute) served as consultants for RBC in their investigative report (October 17, 2017) on how a Russian troll factory tried to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.