On March 20-25, 2006, Hanna Murauskaya (ISU 2004, Belarus), who is currently writing her PhD thesis at the Ecole normale supérieure in Paris, organized a Cultural Week of Belarus and Ukraine and conference (March 23-25) entitled: ‘Ukraine and Belarus – what neighbors for the European Union?’ The timing was perfect since the Cultural Week and
Students, faculty and administration fly to Rome this weekend for the final week of Winter term. Dirk Deichfuss and Aya Soika have organized an eventful trip with a half dozen different tours planned on each of the five days in Italy. Most participants will choose to attend a morning and afternoon tour every day. The
Dr. Marina Della Giusta led the Global Issues elective on Thursday, February 23rd, where she presented her lecture: “Faraway So Close: Critical Issues in Globalisation”. Della Giusta is a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Reading. She has written numerous articles on economics of trust and social capital, and economics of gender. Much of
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
Although most of the week will take place in Rome, two separate day trips to Florence and Tivoli are being planned. In preparation for the trip, guest professors Federico Berti and Horst Bredekamp will give lectures on February 2 and February 9, respectively. Berti’s lecture is entitled, ‘Artistic Patronage in Florence: The Medici’ while Bredekamp
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
Although only in their second month at ECLA, some students have already seen more of Berlin than the locals, due in part to the “Seeing Berlin” programme that was introduced this academic year. Art historian Aya Soika is coordinating the programme, which exposes students to the cultural and historical aspects of Berlin through regular events.
Theodor Paleologu, Programme Director of the International Summer University, was recently appointed by the President of Romania, Traian Basescu, to serve as the Ambassador of Romania to Denmark and Iceland. Paleologu will officially begin his diplomatic mission when he presents his credentials to Queen Margarethe in a ceremony on December 9. Paleologu’s ambassadorial service coincides