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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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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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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