A Musical Opening to ISU

Two guest lectures visited ECLA during the first week of International Summer University. On Monday, July 17th, Violeta Dinescu presented her lecture: ‘On Tabu’. Dinescu has composed stage, orchestral, chamber, choral, vocal, and piano works that have been successfully performed and recorded across Europe. She wrote the film score for F.W. Murnau’s Tabu, which was

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Heinrich Meier on Rousseau’s Les Rêveries du Promeneur Solitaire

On Monday, April 24, Professor Heinrich Meier presented his lecture: ‘Les Rêveries du Promeneur Solitaire – Rousseau on the Philosophical Way of Life.’ Professor Meier is professor of Philosophy at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. He is also director of the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Stiftung. In 2005 he was awarded the Leibniz-Medaille der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.

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Horst Bredekamp Gives Guest Lecture as Part of Italy Preparation

On Wednesday February 8th Professor Horst Bredekamp presented his lecture: “The Political Iconography of the Piazza Signoria in Florence.” Professor Bredekamp currently teaches at Humboldt University here in Berlin. He has held visiting positions at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (1991), the Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin (1992), and at the Getty Center, Los Angeles (1995 and

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Anca Daniela Boagiu, Minister of European Integration of Romania, speaks at ECLA

Alumnus Alex Nazare (2002-2004, Romania) invited Anca Daniela Boagiu, the Minister of European Integration of Romania, to give a special lecture at ECLA on November 26. Boagiu discussed the current state of Romania’s preparations towards EU membership and contemplated the future role of Romania within the European project. Addressing the, mostly Romanian, audience of approximately

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Newsweek’s Eleanor Clift Speaks at ECLA

On June 30th, ECLA welcomed Newsweek’s Eleanor Clift to our campus for a guest lecture about her extraordinary experiences as a journalist.  Eleanor Clift is a contributing editor for Newsweek magazine and appears regularly as a panelist on the nationally (US) syndicated talkshow “The McLaughlin Group.” Her column, “Capitol Letter,” is posted each week on

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