NEW ELECTIVE: Richard Shriver Exposes Students to Global Issues

Richard Shriver, Provost Emeritus, will introduce students to the broad debates involving international relations today in his new elective, “Global Issues: Politics, Economics, National Security and Laws.” Through readings and seminar lectures and discussions, students will acquire a basic understanding of key concepts in international relations. They will apply theory to reality during a weekly

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Students Present Research Projects to Fellow Students, Faculty

ECLA’s thirteen Project Year students presented the final version of their research projects in a two-day event capping the Project Year programme at ECLA.  Students’ research topics were as varied as the specialisations of ECLA faculty and ranged from the poetry of Francesco Petrarca through the philosophy of Heidegger to the dangers of Weapons of Mass Destruction.  The Project

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Students from Former USSR States Search for Identity in Documentary Film

Maria Veyts (Russia, 2004-5) and Anna Bitkina (Russia, 2003-4) took an introspective look at one of ECLA’s prominent cultural components this semester in their film Lost & Found. In the film, the two young directors try to uncover the identities of their schoolmates from former Soviet Union Republics.  In the interviews presented in the documentary, the students discuss several aspects

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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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