ECLA Hosts EU-Parliament Simulation as Part of the 2005 Annual Conference

With students from over 20 countries, there is no better place to hold a simulation of the European Parliament than ECLA.  The topic of debate at the simulation held here last week was Turkey’s candidacy for membership in the EU – part of the overarching theme of this year’s Annual Conference: EU Enlargement.  More than ten students traveled from universities across the continent to

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“The Impotence of Reason”- Susan Neiman, Philosopher and Director of the Einstein Forum, on Hume´s “Dialogues”

On Monday, 28 February 2005, ECLA´s academic community welcomed Susan Neiman for a guest lecture on Hume´s Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion. Professor Neiman´s talk was part of a two-week theme on Faith and Reason in the Academy Year´s core course in intellectual history. Neiman is author of Evil in Modern Thought: An Alternative History of Philosophy

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ECLA Week Features Guest Lecturers Eduardo Velasquez and Levent Soysal

ECLA Week in Winter Term this year featured guest lecturers Eduardo Velasquez (Washington and Lee University) and Levent Soysal, who has been a regular visitor to ECLA since year-round teaching began in 2002.  Velasquez spoke and led a seminar on the play Copenhagen, while Soysal lectured on immigration cultures in Berlin.  A site visit to the heavily Turkish neighborhoods

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David Levine’s Performance Class Ends Autumn Term with Production of “Four Seminars”

Finding four rooms full of students discussing labour, acting, and ethics in Kazan’s “On the Waterfront” would not usually surprise a visitor to ECLA.  On Wednesday night, however, the students in the seminars were acting – speaking memorized lines originally said by other students and then transcribed into scripts.  Audience members circulated in and out of the rooms and observed the looped performances,

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ECLA Week

Fifth week of Autumn quarter is ECLA Week. During this week special events and seminars are scheduled that focus on the ECLA community and special resources for students.  The week opens with a lecture from Wayne C. Thompson on the expansion of the European Union.  Other events include a trip to a concert of the German

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