EAST Public – Spring 2018

ALL EAST PUBLIC EVENTS START AT 18:00 UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED FILM SCREENING Building amidst solitude Netherlands 2017 | 56.00 min. | black/white | 1:1.66 | 5.1 | Dialogue in Dutch with English subtitles February 21, 2018, VOZ Zaal, Kloveniersburgwal 48 In cooperation with the International Institute for Social History  Synopsis Guided by political conviction and […]

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EAST Research Seminars – Spring 2018

All events take place in Bushuis E102, Kloveniersburgwal 48. Advent of Russian Jihadism: On Soviet Legacy and Historical Memory in the North Caucasus Danis Garaev (UvA) Wednesday, February 7, 16:00 The presentation is devoted to the origin and development of the propagandist ideology of Russian-language Jihadism. It develops the idea that the jihadism in Russia […]

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EAST Public – Fall 2017

Euro-Atlantic Integration in the Western Balkans: a perspective from Montenegro Thursday, December 7, 18:00 VOC Zaal, Kloveniersburgwal 48 Montenegro is the smallest and – apart from Kosovo – the youngest post-Yugoslav state. Since gaining independence in 2006 Montenegro has actively pursued Euro-Atlantic integration. This is why Montenegro’s NATO membership ten years later was treated as […]

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Soviet Economics as a Cold War Science: the Kosygin Reforms in International Context 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Bushuis E101E Dr. Yakov Feygin (Harvard) The 1965 “Kosygin Reforms,” an attempt to decentralize the Soviet economy and increase the priority of “profitability” has been a black box in the post-war Soviet history with some writers claiming it was a lost chance to launch “Perestroika” before the USSR’s economy had fully […]

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