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Newsletter of the New York Consortium for European Studies
Greece's Ever Rising Debt: What's Next? October 2011
Turkey and the
New Middle East
University Club: September 24
By Carla Westerheide
“Turkey lives in a tough neighborhood,”
Taha Özhan, the President of the SETA
Foundation told the audience in his opening
statement. Turkish Prime Minister Recep
Tayyip Erdogan agreed, saying that “we are
witnessing the birth of a new Middle East
and Turkey has remodeled itself to play a
more important role in the region.”
Greek protestors outside the Greek Parliament in Athens
Erdogan made it clear that he was not
“Are you also here to hear about how ropean banks own the biggest chunk of willing to talk around the issue, but warned
the Greek economy is going to fail?” a Greek debt (between $50 to $60 billion), that people should always differentiate be-
man asked as he got on to the elevator. and in the case of an “orderly” default, tween a nation and its administration. “No
Another woman turned to him and an- repayments could be pushed back decades. one should ask a nation to pay the price for
swered: “and ours!” A “disorderly” default could mean the debt being frank,” he added.
Needless to say, the Greek financial will never be repaid. Ever. The talk, labeled “New Turkey and The
crisis is on everyone’s mind. It continues Because of the gravity of the situa- New Middle East,” mainly focused on issues
to make headlines across the globe and tion, this issue puts special emphasis on regarding the Arab Spring as well as Ankara’s
speculations about default or Greece the euro crisis. We tell you what world rankled relations with Israel.
being asked to leave the eurozone are leaders Herman van Rompuy, the President According to Erdogan, the Arab Spring
running wild. of the European Council (page 2), Iveta was a time to put aside personal relation-
And, while EU leaders seem to rule Radicova, the Slovakian Prime Minister ships. He mentioned his previously close
out default, some analysts are not that sure. (page 4), as well as a number of experts ties with Syrian President Bashar Al Assad
There are two scenarios when it comes have to say about the Greek crisis and the as an example, but made it clear he disagrees
to default: “orderly” or “disorderly.” Eu- future of the eurozone (page 2). completely with the handling of the uprising
in Syria. Erdogan condemned the violent
crackdown that the Syrian government has
A Tale of Reckoning: No Words Needed tried to legitimize as a fight against terrorism.
NYU: September 14 “Entire villages cannot be terrorists,” he said,
By Hannah Wood sor of law and writer, aimed to show in his raising his voice. “You cannot use tanks to
Robert H. Jackson, the United States documentary, "Nuremberg: The Nazis Facing kill your own people!”
Chief Prosecutor during the Nuremberg Trials Their Crimes," which works as a microcosm That is why the Turkish Prime Minister
said the task his team of lawyers faced was of the trial itself. Delage hails from France, explained that he will visit the refugee camps
tremendous. “We must establish incredible but currently works as a professor at the Car- in Turkey, now home to thousands of Syr-
events by credible evidence.” That’s exactly dozo School of Law in New York City. His ians. “After that, I will decide on the next
what Christian Delage, an accomplished interests and expertise lie in the use of film as step vis-a-vis Syria.”
documentary filmmaker, historian, profes- NUREMBERG cont. on page 5 TURKEY cont. on page 4
More in this issue: Cyprus' Role Increasing in Regional
Politics page 2
Slovakia Prime Minister Outlines
European Crisis page 4
Council of Europe President, Herman Stephan Hessel Introduces New York The Greek Crisis explained at Columbia
van Rompuy visits NYU Law page2 to Time for Outrage! page 3 University page 5
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President van Rompuy, are you "Mister Europe?" Van Rompuy explained that his job
provides coherent and permanent leader-
ship for the group of 27 member states,
though he has significantly less power than
what was originally envisioned ahead of
the Lisbon Treaty. “I have brilliant ideas!
Unfortunately I have to speak on behalf
of 27 countries, so I’ll be less brilliant
He continued by saying that the Euro-
pean Council and the European Commis-
sion have two very different jobs to do and
should not be combined under one roof.
Still, he felt that the rotating presidency
has lost its necessity (responsibility for the
functioning of the Council of the European
Union rotates between EU member states
every six months). On top of that, he said,
that “what is not normal is that the Presi-
Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council, at the NYU Law School
dent of the Council has no impact on that
NYU: September 21 States: A Transatlantic Dialogue” was rotating presidency.”
By Carla Westerheide organized by the Jean Monnet Center Van Rompuy not only had to answer
for International and Regional Economic questions about his own job, but also about
“I am very charismatic,” Herman Law and Justice. Van Rompuy faced a that of Catherine Ashton, High Representa-
van Rompuy, President of the European series of questions by three panelists not tive of the Union for Foreign Affairs and
Council joked to lighten the mood. “But only about his job and his role within the Security Policy. Her position, along with
I am the only who’s fully aware of it.” European Union, but also about the role the permanent presidency of the European
The event “Europe and the United of the union itself.
ROMPUY cont. on page 3
Cyprus' Role Increases in Regional Politics
NYU: September 22
By Hannah Wood was a self-educated writer of books who beginning of negotiations with Turkey
Cyprus is a “region of the world was involved in politics. over the occupation question.
that’s not on our radar every day,” J.H.H. Fourteen years after Britain left Turkey has applied for EU member-
Weiler said at the Eighth Annual Emile Cyprus, Turkish troops arrived and have ship, but negotiations remain blocked
Noel Lecture at the NYU School of been in Cyprus ever since. That is why mainly because of its occupation of Cyprus.
Law. Weiler, University Professor and the northern part of Cyprus is Turkish Christofias suggested that it would be in
European Union Jean Monnet Chair, was territory. Christofias said that Cypriots their best interest to leave northern Cyprus.
the moderator of a discussion with the “want to be free citizens of the United Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip
President of Cyprus, Demetris Christo- Republic of Cyprus.” He criticized Erdoğan has been sending oil ships to the
fias. Both men pointed out that Cyprus the Turkish leader of Northern Cyprus, Cypriot coastline for exploration. This,
is playing an increasingly influential role Derviş Eroğlu, saying that “politically also, might hurt its application for mem-
in regional politics. we have great differences.” He also ac- bership to the EU. In the end, Christofias
President Demetris Christofias is a cused Turkey of refusing to implement a said that he did not think that “Turkey’s
portly man with hair that is mostly white. Security Council resolutions suggesting expansionism is a policy of the future.”
Throughout the talk he was garrulous negation between the two parties and As the talk wrapped up, J.H.H.
and pleasant. He is obviously a man urging Turkey to ease restrictions on the Weiler complimented the President of
who loves to talk, and he certainly got UN Peacekeeping force in the country. Cyprus, saying that he had been incred-
an opportunity. Christofias is a career Christofias suggested that Turkey and ibly, “outspoken and impressive.” In-
politician who has been involved in the Cyprus should continue talks on how to deed, Weiler remarked that Christofias’
political scene since he was fourteen end the Turkish presence. “I wouldn’t apparent honesty had departed from
years old. He was inspired by his father, have run if there was not a possibility the “no comment” answers that many
“a fighter for social justice,” who orga- to put an end to [this],” he said. A uni- politicians give to tough questions. In
nized against British rule, which ended in fied Republic of Cyprus is clearly one contrast, Christofias seemed quite willing
1960. He said that he credits his father of Christofias’ main goals. When asked to engage in a casual conversation, which
with, “[giving] me the first light of my about his “most exhilarating moment made the discussion not only informative,
political education.” Christofias’ father in office,” he answered that it was the but compelling.
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ROMPUY cont. from page 2
Council, was created by the Lisbon Treaty
in 2009. Panelists wondered if Ashton’s job
really serves a purpose or “does the old
set-up prevail?” One panelist summed it
up by asking if Henry Kissinger’s problem
-when he asked: “Who do I call if I want
to call Europe?”-had been solved.
But van Rompuy assured the au-
dience that Ashton’s job was crucial.
“Especially in the Middle East,” he said.
“Europe plays a key role in the Middle
East peace process for the first time
since the 1980s. And Lady Ashton is a
key player.” However, as van Rompuy
pointed out, that doesn’t mean European
countries agree on every issue. In other Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council, at the NYU Law School
words, “Ashton still needs the OK from
all 27 members. (…) But don’t be desper-
ate. It could even be that one day we’ll First Step Toward Change? Outrage!
have a common position.”
Columbia: September 27
Also on the agenda: EU membership have them as a forward looking, coura-
By Zachary Dugan
for Turkey. It been a candidate since 1999, geous country.”
yet van Rompuy agreed that “negotiations The audience burst into applause “Indignez-Vous!” is a call for today’s
are somewhat blocked.” He says that’s it’s before he event stepped into the room. youth to become outraged, to stand up and
“not only because member states are hesi- Stéphane Hessel, 93-year-old French show their disapproval of the decisions of
tant about Turkey joining the EU, but also Resistance fighter and human rights de- leaders in government and business. As a
because you cannot be a member if you don’t fender, presented the English translation French Resistance fighter, Hessel fought
recognize other member states (Cyprus).” of his bestselling book “Time for Outrage! a clear enemy, the Nazis. He continued to
Last but not least, panelists addressed (Indignez Vous!).” fight for human rights throughout his life
what they called “the elephant in the room,” Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor and as a drafter of the United Declaration of
the eurozone crisis. All three seemed to be Publisher of The Nation, introduced him Human Rights and as a continual advocate
concerned about solidarity by other EU as “a voice of humanity and conscience.” for the rights enshrined in that document.
nations in regard to Greece. The Nation published “Indignez-Vous!” He acknowledged in his discussion, and
Van Rompuy’s answer was clear. “It is in February 2011. She recounted images in the book, that today’s enemies are not
difficult to convince some states that solidar- of protestors around the world, from as clear as in the past but that three issues
ity is needed, (…) but just providing loans Greece, Spain, and even Wisconsin, who present the most pressing problems: the
is already showing solidarity.” embody the spirit of his manifesto, which economic divide between the wealthy and
He ruled out other ideas on how to she called “a new spark in the world.” the poor, the deterioration of the planet,
deal with the Euro crisis, such as Euro- Hessel shared a few words on his ex- and terrorism.
bonds, because “you cannot ask Germany periences and his book before the planned Hessel also spoke about American
to pay the same interest rate on bonds as conversational interview with Nikil Saval politics, the importance of the Arab Spring,
Greece.” A European Minister of Finance from n+1 magazine. He joked about the the United Declaration of Human Rights’
– an idea brought forward by Jean-Claude many translations of “Indignez-Vous!,” relevance today, and he gave advice to the
Trichet, President of the European Central laughing at the fact that five different trans- protesters on Wall Street.
Bank (ECB) – is also out of the question, lations have been made for Spain alone: Hessel inspired the audience
van Rompuy said, since he fears such a Spanish, Catalan, Basque, Galician, and through his story and his commands but
minister could make decisions without Valencian. He spoke about his surprise at admitted that he did not know how to
the accord of the 27. the fascination with the book around the solve today’s problems. He suggested
For the President of the European world and explained by saying that “the that today’s problem solvers should
Council, there is no doubt that the EU is ideas expressed in this short little appeal recognize the importance of luck,
doing everything it can to deal with the are coming at an important moment for work to change government from the
ongoing crisis and that it continues to many countries.” inside, and should remain non-violent
take steps in the right direction. “Greece He expressed hope that the book in any protests they join. He hinted at a
defaulting is not an option because there would appeal to the citizens of the second book discussing how to become
is no alternative,” van Rompuy concluded. United States as well because of the engaged with others once a group has
“The only option is the one we have cho- importance of that country’s respon- achieved outrage and emphasized the
sen: Greece has to put its house in order sibilities in the world. “We cannot do importance of engagement and commit-
and we show solidarity." without the United States and we must ment to an issue or problem.
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TURKEY cont. from page 1
up of the United Research, an independent think tank based
Nations, and ex- in Washington, DC. Its focus is on issues–re-
plained that since gional, national and international–concern-
the five permanent ing Turkey, as well as U.S.-Turkey relations.
seat holders always Though U.S.-Turkey relations were
have the last word, absent from the talk, Erdogan did mention
change might be other international projects. “Turkey’s
difficult to come by. friendship is something the world is reach-
“We are going to ing out for,” he said.
support them, no mat- Indeed, Turkey has been active in terms
ter what,” Erdogan of providing international aid to famine-
said about Palestinian stricken Somalia. Though the money is
Authority President not provided by the Turkish government,
Mahmoud Abbas’ Erdogan said he mobilized citizens to
recent bid at the UN reach out and lend a helping hand, after he
to recognize a Pales- himself visited the region. So far, Turkish
Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaking at the University Club tinian state. “It’s not organizations have raised $ 30 billion in aid.
an option, it’s an obligation (…) We need to The same, he said, is true in the case
Erdogan was also frank in regard to stop this injustice.” of Darfur: he was the one who told US
Israel. “For the future of the world, the Tension between Israel and Turkey has President George W. Bush that aid was
conflict between Israel and Palestine needs been rising since Israel attacked a flotilla not arriving in Darfur. If it did, it was not
to be solved,” he said, and added that the delivering aid to Gaza, killing nine activ- trickling down to those in need due to
ongoing embargo on Gaza had turned it into ists. Though Erdogan said, that was not the widespread corruption.
an open-air prison. Moreover, the conflict only thing that damaged relations, adding Erdogan promised that he will send his
is a threat to international law that should that according to him, Israel has repeatedly foreign minister to Somalia on a regular basis,
not be overshadowed by personal interests. broken promises in regard to Gaza. “Israel to make sure aid goes where it is most needed.
Unfortunately, he believes that as long as has lost our friendship based on its own Turkey might live in a tough neighbor-
international leaders “are still discussing attitude,” he concluded. hood, but as the second fastest growing econ-
if we’re going to recognize a Palestinian The event was held at the University omy in the world, Ankara is not only proving
state, our efforts are in vain.” Club and was hosted by SETA, the Foun- to be a stabilizer in the region, but is willing
He in turn criticized the current make- dation for Political, Economic and Social to strengthen ties across the globe.
Slovakia Prime Minister Outlines European Crisis
NYU: September 22
By Carla Westerheide
Trust and identity. Those are the two
major crises Europe is facing, according to
Slovakia Prime Minister Iveta Radičová. She
told NYU students that the gap between eco-
nomic promises made by governments and
economic reality is often wide, undermin-
ing citizens’ confidence. On top of that, she
argued, globalization caused the economic
crisis to immediately spread across Europe.
Though Radičová praised the European
Union for its accomplishments in the past 20
years, she said that the current eurozone crisis
is a direct result of the lack of common fiscal
policy and the capacity to make decisions.
“In Europe, the conflict isn’t just Slovakia Prime Minister Iveta Radičová posing with several NYU students at the Arthur L Carter Journalism Institute
between two political parties, but between
50,” Radičová pointed out. “That means 50 tional parties only think in terms of elections an election. They want to clearly differentiate
parties need to agree on what to do next and and not in the long-term. “Populism always themselves from other parties, which makes
how to stabilize the Eurozone.” wins,” she says, “but who’s going to pay? compromises nearly impossible.
She outlined three major issues that, No one knows.” The third problem, she said, is that this is
according to her, pinpoint why the crisis Also, political parties represent a clear
cannot be solved overnight. First of all, na- program so citizens can identify them during SLOVAKIA cont. on page 6
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NUREMBERG cont. from page 1 sympathized with socialist Russia. It was
evidence in the determination of war especially ironic then, that Sutzkever had
crimes. to speak Russian at the trial instead of his
Delage spoke at the Maison Française native Yiddish. He was asked to describe
at Columbia University. The lecture was what had happened to himself and his fam-
entitled "Nuremberg, from ‘Atrocities’ to ily. Before he spoke, Sutzkever paused.
‘Genocide’". The word “atrocity” was origi- The silence lasted for perhaps five or eight
nally used to describe the murders of millions seconds. For Delage, this was an important
of Jews and non-Jewish opponents of the moment in the trial footage and something
Nazis during the Holocaust. However, by the that struck him as being particularly poi-
beginning of the trials in 1945, a new term gnant. Sutzkever, who had gone through so
had been coined by jurist Raphael Lemkin. much, now had to compose his thoughts, in
It was tailored specifically for this unique a second language, and bear witness. This
and unprecedented case of mass murder silence cannot be detected in the footage in
or “genocide.” Ways in which this horror the Nuremberg video archive because it has
was quantified and dealt with by various been cut out. The editors, Delage posited,
participants of the trial were themes that kept must have seen it as dead space. It would
cropping up throughout Delage’s lecture. be strange to start a video clip with silence.
Film of the allied liberation of the However, it was this very element which he
camps was shown during the trial. The wished to introduce into his documentary:
pictures of naked and sickly thin survivors the human struggle of painful recollection
Delage's documentary "Nuremberg: The Nazis Facing Their Crimes"
being led to safety seemed to shock those and the inner courage it takes to actually
watching, who met the footage with uneasy bear witness to the unbelievable. At the
fidgeting and quiet. However, the most Sutzkever and his wife survived by lying end of the lecture, Delage said, “I have to
compelling piece of trial footage came from atop slain neighbors and pretending to be reestablish the silence.” In so doing, he has
witness testimony by Abraham Sutzkever, dead themselves. Before being murdered, added a personal element to the statistics and
who would later become a famous Yiddish Sutzkever’s community members had been the pictures of hundreds of dead that makes
poet. His mother and child were killed by forced to dance around a fire singing Russian the situation easier to grasp and swallow.
the Nazis in an attack on Vilnius, Lithuania. songs, as the Nazis thought that all Jews
The Greek Crisis Inside and Out him, that was all the way back in the late
1970s and early 1980s, when Greece had
Columbia: September 19 accelerate history, but they can never a 0 percent growth rate and double digit
By Carla Westerheide change it." inflation.
“I lucked out,” Mark Mazower, a his- According to him, the Greek crisis The question is: what now? When
tory professor at Columbia University is no longer a national problem, but has asked about early elections in Greece,
specialising in modern Greece joked. spread across the continent and even Psalidopoulos answered that that would
“When I organized this event back in the world. Where did it come from? be a possibility. “No one wants to be
July, I thought the Greek crisis would be For Alivizatos, the answer is simple: the President of bankruptcy,” he said,
over by now.” “We have a common currency without adding that this way Greek Prime Min-
But it isn’t and the event “The common fiscal policies. That was our ister George Papandreou could still gain
Greek Crisis: A Conversation,” gave the mistake.” enough seats in Parliament to have a say
audience some valuable insight. Guests But he also points the finger at in the government. If he waits too long,
Nikos Alivizatos, a law professor at the Greece, adding that the lack of transpar- however, he will lose even more votes
University of Athens and Michalis Psali- ency and widespread corruption made and therefore seats.
dopoulos, a professor at the economics the crisis inevitable. The global economy is suffering.
department at the University of Athens, Psalidopoulos took the argument one And as eurozone leaders struggle to find a
specializing in “economic thought,” step further, adding that Greece needs long-term solution to the problem, instead
shared their views on the history and the to overhaul its current economic model of simply suppressing growing fears of
future of the Greek economy. guaranteeing welfare even to those who the debt crisis in Europe, both panelists
Both panelists agreed that Greece never paid into the fund. Something the agreed: the only solution is to cut public
needs to stay in the eurozone. “You can- country can no longer afford, since “there spending, meaning further slashing of
not be part of globalization and be against is no money left.” wages and pensions as well as additional
globalization,” Psalidopoulos explained. He added that agreeing or disagree- austerity measures. Meanwhile, Greek
Alivizatos said that he was particu- ing with new or old policies is only half citizens have made it clear, that’s a solu-
larly interested in the role of institutions the battle and that analysts really need tion they don’t want to live with.
in Europe, because they “can slow or to understand where it all began. For
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90 Minutes on the EU and its "Challenges" SLOVAKIA cont. from page 4
a European problem that is being interpreted
NYU: September 22
By Hannah Wood stuck with it. Eurozone countries now have on a national level. No taxpayer wants his or
to sink or swim together. her money to be used to bail out a country
During his lecture on “The State of the Dan did mention the possibility of other than their own. And citizens of the
European Union” at the CUNY Graduate pushing Greece out of the eurozone and let- country in trouble don’t want their wages
Center, Ambassador Karoly Dan of Hungary ting them go back to their old currency, the cut to pay for the government’s mistakes.
was faced with the difficult task of attempting Drachma. He said it would be devastating in “The way I see it, there are three
to give a detailed description on the current the short term, but might be good for the other scenarios,” Radičová continued. “Some
problems affecting the European Union. And members over the long haul. However, he countries will exit the eurozone based on
that in just an hour and a half. pointed out that once one country leaves the their own free will or will be pressured
Dan chose to discuss the euro crisis eurozone, it shows that it is breakable. Dan out.” She said this scenario would entail
in detail. However, he said that he does not mentioned that though Hungary is a member a rise in unemployment as well as lower
believe that it should be called a “crisis.” In- of the European Union, it does not use the economic growth.
stead, he suggested “challenge” as a moniker euro and can therefore “maneuver a little.” She says there is also the possibility of
for the difficulty that has overshadowed the However, 500 million people do use recreating the EU as a fiscal union. An idea
European Union since 2008. the euro, according to Dan. This makes it that would be difficult to realize, according
“If you look at budget [sic] now the second most influential currency in the to Radičová, since such a decision cannot
- how much the European Union has spent world. Fortunately, a new €500 billion fund be made by EU member state governments
bailing out countries - you would be aston- will be formed next year. It will be like “all alone but also needs the support of the major-
ished,” Dan said. He was referring to the the bailouts together” and focus on preventing ity of EU citizens. On top of that, it would be
bailout of Greece, Ireland, and Portugal another catastrophe. difficult to combine fiscal and social policies
earlier this year. The ambassador suggested Hungary was the last country to hold the of all member states at this point.
that the “euro challenge” was due to mis- rotating EU presidency, and the ambassador The EU currently has no way of
management of funds by various countries, noted what his country had accomplished imposing fiscal policies, budget cuts, etc.
not a structural deficiency on the part of the during its presiding role over the organiza- on member states. They can only try and
EU. tion. Hungary helped to craft what is called negotiate, “but even then they have no way
Before the collapse of financial markets the “Six Pack,” which consists of six parts of checking the countries are keeping their
around the world, “it was possible to cheat - of legislation that attempt to create more promises.” Instead, Radičová said she would
even in the eurozone.” The euro fell at the oversight of the economic policies of the like to see a new institution on the European
worst possible time for these countries that EU member states. level, similar to the International Monetary
“couldn’t get out of trouble the way they The ambassador emphasized that the Fund - an institution that can in fact ask
would before.” Dan did not go into detail EU can only pull out of its financial hard- countries to change its policies.
about what constituted “cheating,” but one ship if it is cohesive. New regulations “We’ve already lost a year and a half.
might surmise that it would partly constitute and safeguards for the European financial But the crisis is not waiting on us, so maybe
papering over deficits with gimmicks that system are slowly being put into place. the only solution is to quickly establish such
do not work in the long term. He said that Ambassador Dan said that he looks forward institutions.”
“the euro is a straitjacket on the economy,” to the “promise of a common European The third scenario would be for govern-
meaning that the countries who have it are future where countries can work together.” ments to work together, cut public spending,
increase transparency, put in place the “right
"If the eurozone continues "By defining the crisis as a conditions for the creation of jobs,” and open
the way it is now, default 'debt' crisis we lose perspec- up the labor market.
is almost inevitable [for tive on the fact that the eco- “But who could do that when citizens
Greece]. But I think it will be nomic turmoil's real casual- are out in the streets,” she asked. “The streets
a controlled default, so more ties are employment and the want higher wages and better living condi-
like a debt restructuring. " ability of states to pursue so- tions. But the reality is, there is no more cash.”
cially just public policies." Still, she says, many of these mea-
-Eirini Schlosser, student -Alexander, student sures – along with reform of the educa-
What's Your Take on the European Financial Crisis? tion and judicial sector – have been put
in place in Slovakia.
"I think [Greece default- It's a crisis of economic think- “Maybe, if they let me have my job
ing] is not really a matter ing. Economists politicians, long enough, maybe I’ll be able to make
of when, but more a matter journalists and pundits need a difference,” Radičová said, wrapping
of how it's going to happen to go back to grade school and up her speech.
and if Greece will have to learn the difference between A pessimistic outlook on the future
leave the eurozone." addition and multiplication. of the eurozone, but many would say,
It's a crisis of understanding." nonetheless a realistic one.
- Aris Molfepas, student -Yannis, student
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—new york university— TUESDAY, October 11 at 12:30 p.m. Bailly founded and directed the magazines Fin
Lecture: “Experimenting with Primaries: de siècle (1974-1977) and Aléa (1981-1989),
CENTER FOR EUROPEAN AND the French Socialists.” Bernard Manin is a and was in charge of the series Détroits for
MEDITERRANEAN STUDIES professor of politics at NYU and a directeur Christian Bourgois éditeur. Bailly has taught
285 Mercer Street, 7th Floor. All events take d’études at the Ecole des Hautes études en at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Na-
place at the Center unless otherwise noted. sciences sociales (Paris). He is the author of ture et du Paysage de Blois since 1997 and
212.998.3838. The Principles of Re- presentative Govern- he frequently collaborates with directors and
http://www.cems.as.nyu.edu ment (1996) and La démocratie délibérative painters. He is the author of Le Versant animal
(forthcoming). (TheAnimal Side, Fordham University Press,
FRIDAY, October 14 at 4:30 p.m. 2011); L’Instant et son ombre; Le Temps fixé.
“Gender and Transformation in Europe Work- TUESDAY, October 18 at 12:30 p.m.
shop.” Ann Snitow, Associate Professor of Lecture: “Une de´stabilisation durable: Ef- THURSDAY, October 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Literature and Gender Studies Director of the fets a` long terme de la crise de l’emploi sur Lecture: “Restoration: From Notre Dame de
Gender Studies Program at The New School, l’avenir des jeunes en France. ” Presented by Paris to Gaston Paris.” R. Howard Bloch is a
co-founder of the Network of East-West Louis Chauvel, a professor of sociology (Sci- Professor of French at Yale University and the
Women in 1991; Malgorzata Tarasiewicz, ences Po Paris). He is the author of Le destin author of Medieval Misogyny and the Inven-
Director of the Network of East-West Women; des générations, structure sociale et cohortes tion of Western Romantic Love; God’s Pla-
“Reflection on twenties years of East-West en France au XXe siècle (1998, re- ed 2002 giarist; The Anonymous Marie de Franc. He
collaboration.” and 2010), Les classes moyennes à la dérive is also Sterling Professor of French and Chair
(2006). He will look at the long term effects of the Humanities Program at Yale University.
TUESDAY, October 18 at 4 p.m. of the current economic crisis on things such His lecture "Restoration: From Notre Dame
Film and Conversation: “Das Weisse Band as unemployment among France’s youth. de Paris to Gaston Paris" includes discussion
(The White Ribbon).” Michael Haneke’s films of Viollet-le-Duc, the gothic revival, and the
have frequently concerned themselves with LA MAISON FRANCAISE @ NYU restoration of medieval languages.
questions of history, yet Haneke occupies a 16 Washington Mews. All events take
curious place in the pantheon of filmmaker- place at the Maison unless otherwise noted. TUESDAY, October 18 at 7:00 p.m.
historiographers. Neither straightforward real- 212.998.8750. Lecture: “The Feedback Story: American
ist nor intellectual essayist, Haneke belongs to http://www.nyu.edu/maisonfrancaise Theory Travels to France.” Author and pro-
a small group of filmmakers who, rather than fessor of American Studies at the University
attempting to “represent” historical enigma, TUESDAY, October 4 at 7:00 p.m. of Paris X, François Cusset examines the
transform their films into an objective correla- Conference: “Looking for Marguerite Duras: belated opening of France's intellectual world
tive to it by exploring the potentials of contin- A Biographer’s Journey.” Jean Vallier, author to American authors and concepts over the
gency as an aesthetic-discursive mode. The of C’était Marguerite Duras, Tome I: 1914- last ten years.
talk traces the role of contingency in Haneke’s 1945; Tome II: 1946-1996 sits down with
most recent release, The White Ribbon, in NYU French Professor and author of Plays THURSDAY, October 20 at 7:00 p.m.
relation to his earlier films that engage ques- by French and Francophone Women Writers, Reading: “The Harkis: The Wound That
tions of historical trauma and decline. Film Judith Miller. Never Heals.” Distinguished Professor of
Screening 4 pm, Conversation 6:30 pm. This Comparative Literature and Anthropology
event is held at the NYU Deutsches Haus. THURSDAY, October 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the CUNY Graduate Center, Vincent Cra-
Lecture: "Le Donjuanisme à la française. panzano examines the story of the quarter
WEDNESDAY, October 26 at 3:30 p.m. ”Sociologist and author of Democracy without of a million Algerian auxiliary troops who
Lecture: “How to Construct a Distinct Cul- Women: Feminism and the Rise of Liberal fought for the French in Algeria’s war of in-
ture: Museums of Islamic Art in Europe.” A Individualism in France and Ce que déclarer dependence.After tens of thousands of Harkis
Max Weber Chair Guest lecture by Nicolaus des droits veut dire: histories Christine Faure were massacred by other Algerians at the end
Bernau, TU Berlin. looks at a French social and cultural phenom- of the war, the survivors fled to France where
enon, the “Don Juanism.” Complaints against they were placed in camps, some for as long
sexual harassment and rape are rare in France. as sixteen years. Condemned as traitors by
INSTITUTE OF FRENCH STUDIES It’s not an individual pathology, but a state of other Algerians and scorned by the French,
15 Washington Mews. All events take mind and state of society. A practice that has the Harkis became a population apart, and
place the Institute unless otherwise lived on since the monarchy through literature their children still suffer from their parents’
noted.212.998.8740. and cultural heritage. wounds.Aresonant reflection on how children
email@example.com bear responsibility for the choices their parents
http://www.nyu.edu/fas/program/ TUESDAY, October 11 at 7:00 p.m. make, and how violence insinuates itself into
frenchstudies “Le Versant animal.” Writer, poet, publisher, every facet of human life. Co-sponsored by
playwright and philosopher, Jean-Christophe Institute of French Studies.
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TUESDAY, October 25 at 7:00 p.m. TUESDAY, October 4 at 6:30 p.m. Deutsches Haus in 1977 and remained director
“Inventing Paris: The Birth of a Cultural Discussion: “We Have Never Been Secular: until 1995. He once described his work for
Capital in the Long 14th Century.” Stephen Faith and Faith Lobbies in the US and Germa- Deutsches Haus as “the most beautiful job
G. Nichols is a professor of French and Hu- ny.” However much democratic governments in the United States.” Sander passed away
manities at The Johns Hopkins University, also must be neutral towards religion, neither sup- on May 12, 2011. Deutsches Haus will com-
served as Director of the School of Criticism porting nor hindering any creed, societies are memorate its founder with a series of speeches,
and Theory, based at Cornell, from 1995-2000. far from neutral--or secular--but full of beliefs a concert, and a get-together of many people
A specialist in medieval literature, art, and and practices in the public sphere. For the most who knew and loved him.
history, he is the author of Romanesque Signs: robust flourishing of democracy and religion,
Early Medieval Narrative and Iconography how should religions participate in politics? TUESDAY, October 25 at 6:30 p.m.
(James Russel Lowell Prize, MLA) , among This panel will look at present practices in Discussion: “Not one of them: The audacious
other works. both countries and normative ideals. These World of Irmgard Keun.” Ruth Franklin, Mi-
questions will be discussed by the political chael Hoffmann, and Maria Tatar will discuss
KING JUAN CARLOS I OF SPAIN writer Peter Beinart, Richard Cizik, one of the artistic, political, and cultural significance
CENTER the most prominent evangelicals in the US, of the German author Irmgard Keun. A video
53 Washington Square South. All events take Antonius Liedhegener, scholar of the intersec- interview with Keun's daughter TK, and
place at the Center unless otherwise noted. tion between politics and religion, and foreign film clips from adaptations of Keun's novels
212.998.3650. and security policy expert Karsten Voigt. will also be screened. A bestselling author
http://www.nyu.edu/pages/kjc of the Weimar Republic, Irmgard Keun was
FRIDAY, October 7 at 6:30 p.m. blacklisted after the Nazis rose to power and
WEDNESDAY, October 5 at 6:15 p.m. Film Screening: “Comrade Couture: Straw- forced into exile. She would later fake her own
Exhibition: Opening of “The Spanish Civil berry Foil Dreaming.” Directed by Marco suicide and sneak back into Nazi Germany
War Photographs of Agustí Centelles (The Wilms. A documentary on East Germany’s under an assumed identity. Mostly forgotten
French Suitcase).” (1936-1939), and sub- vibrant underground fashion scene of the after the war, Keun was rediscovered in 1977
sequently at the French concentration camp 1980s, reminiscent of New York’s in the and she experienced a literary renaissance
in Bram, by the celebrated Catalan photo 1960s. Former East German model Wilms in Germany before her death in 1983. In an
journalist Agustí Centelles. All of the photo- gathered lively archival footage of the period attempt to introduce her work to American
graphs are being exhibited for the first time, and intersperses it with interviews of former audiences, three of her books have recently
in conjunction with the parallel exhibit at the East German colleagues who have adapted, been published in the U.S.
Centro Documental de la Memoria Histórica each in his or her own particular manner, to
in Salamanca, which recently purchased Cen- being “free” in a reunified Germany. WEDNESDAY, October 26 at 6:30 p.m.
telles' archive. The exhibit includes the dra- Discussion: “Novel, Media. Max Frisch's
matic photographs Centelles took in Barcelona FRIDAY, October 14 at 6:30 p.m. Gantenbein. ” Barbara Naumann's talk asks
shortly after the military uprising of 18 July Lecture: “Ernst Osterkamp: Spartacus among what Max Frisch’s modernity means today,
1936, his photo-reportage during the war, and the Germans: About the history of a literary and how can we read an author, whose main
his extraordinary photographs taken in Bram defeat.” For a 21st century German, the legacy work seems so closely tied in to Swiss an
concentration camp where he was interned of the Thracian Spartacus, who from 73-71 German postwar developments? In 2011,
on crossing into France. The exhibit will be BC entangled Rome in the most dangerous Max Frisch’s 100th birthday as well as the
open until December 17. A parallel exhibit slave war of its history, begins in 1916, when 20th anniversary of his death have formed the
of original copies of international magazines the far left consolidated into the Spartacus background for many biographically oriented
that featured Centelles' war photos will be on Alliance. However, the 1916 founding of studies. This presentation, however, attempts
show in NYU's Tamiment Library, 10th floor, the Spartacus Alliance is just one date in the a portrait of the author by focusing on Frisch’s
Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South. 150 proceeding years of German literary novel „Gantenbein“. It dates from 1964, a
history’s fascination with Spartacus. This is period in which the modern novel in general
THURSDAY, October 13 at 7:00 p.m. a fascination very few people are aware of, as and Frisch’s work in particular were widely
Reading: Acclaimed translator Edith Gross- the history of literature is as well a history of concerned with experimental narratives.
man will present her magnificent translation of winners, while the captivation with Spartacus
The Solitudes by Luis de Góngora (Penguin, has merely brought about a series of artistic FRIDAY, October 28 at 6:30 p.m.
2011). defeats. This lecture examines the reasons Discussion: “Slavoj Žižek: Negativity in
behind the enduring influence Spartacus has Hegel and Freud.” It’s a radical negation which
had on the work of German authors. sublates the negated content in a higher level
DEUTSCHES HAUS @ NYU of ideality, while in Freud, it works as a failed
42 Washington Mews. All events take FRIDAY, October 21 at 6:30 p.m. negation resulting in a compromise formation.
place at the Haus unless otherwise noted. Commemoration: “The Most Enjoyable In Hegel, negation erases contingency and ren-
212.998.8660. Job in America.” The life of Volkmar Sander, ders visible its underlying necessity; in Freud,
http://www.nyu.edu/deutscheshaus founder of Deutsches Haus, was dedicated negation takes the form of multiple contingent
to promoting the knowledge of German lit- distortions of necessity. Is there nonetheless a
erature and culture. Volkmar Sander founded hidden common denominator between the two?
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CASA ITALIANA the Symphony Space’s Thalia Book Club, —coluMbia university—
24 West 12th Street. All events take 2537 Broadway at 95th Street
place at the Casa unless otherwise noted. WEDNESDAY, October 5th at 7p.m. THE EUROPEAN INSTITUTE
212.998.8730. Lecture: “From Irish Exile to Welsh 420 West 118th Street, International Affairs
Building (IAB), Room 1228. 212.854.4618.
firstname.lastname@example.org Celebrity: The Queer Self-Fashioning
All events take place at the Institute unless
http://www.nyu.edu/pages/casaitaliana of the Ladies of Llangollen.” Lady El- otherwise noted.
eanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby, email@example.com
WEDNESDAY, October 12 at 6:00 p.m. daughters of prominent Irish aristocratic
Workshop: “OPLEPO - Workshop of Poten- families, eloped together from Kilkenny THURSDAY, October 6 at 12:00 p.m.
tial Literature.” The guests will illustrate the in 1778. Throughout their fifty-one Lecture: "Politics and Debates in the Pursuit
activity of the Italian workshop by reading a years of domestic “retirement,” Butler of Transitional Justice: Comparing Albania
sample of their texts à contrainte and by elabo- and Ponsonby, known as “The Ladies of and Poland."Arolda Elbasani, Ph.D., Social
rating on specific subjects. The event will be Llangollen,” were plagued by insinua- Science Research Centre, Germany and Cen-
partly IN ITALIAN and partly IN ENGLISH tions that their relationship was sexual. In ter for Democracy, Toleration and Religion,
WEDNESDAY, October 12 at 6:00 p.m. this lecture, Fiona Brideoake will explore Columbia University. This event will be held
Concert: Presentation of the CD “Oltre- Butler and Ponsonby’s performance of at 1219 International Affairs Building.
oceano.” Featuring Andrea Veneziani Trio geographic and class identity and their
and Kenny Werner. distinctive and nationally hybrid form of THE HARRIMAN INSTITUTE
queer celebrity. 420 West 118th Street, International Affairs
FRIDAY, October 14 at 6:30 p.m. Building (IAB), Room 1219. All events take
“Adventures in Italian Opera with Fred Plot- THURSDAY, October 13 at 8:00 p.m. place at the Institute unless otherwise noted.
kin: Angela Meade,” starring at the Met in Multi-Media: “A Tribute to Harrigan 212.854.4623.
the title role of Donizetti's Anna Bolena and & Hart: The Original Men Who Owned http://www.harrimaninstitute.org
as Elvira in Verdi's Ernani. Broadway.”NYU Professor Mick Mo-
loney and an all-star cast salute Ned WEDNESDAY, October 5 at 1:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, October 14 at 6:30 p.m. Harrigan, the Broadway legend, and his Reading : “Diplomacy and Global Gover-
“Adventures in Italian Opera with Fred Plot- partner Tony Hart with a multi-media nance.” A book presentation organized by the
kin: LUCA PISARONI.” The first Adventure tribute told through story, song, and Consulate General of Austria and the author
in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin of this fifth dance. Presented by the Irish Arts Center Dr. Thomas Nowotny, former Consulate-
season will feature Luca Pisaroni, starring in association with Glucksman Ireland General of Austria in New York.
as Leporello in the Met's new production of House NYU.This event will be held at
Mozart's Don Giovanni. Member-only RSVP: Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 THURSDAY, October 6 at 5:00 p.m.
212-502-7944 Broadway at 95th Street. Discussion : “The Strategic BacklashAgainst
Human Rights Across Eurasia.” A panel dis-
GLUCKSMAN IRELAND HOUSE FRIDAY, October 14 at 9:00 p.m. cussion with Graeme Robertson (University
1 Washington Mews. All events take Concert: “The Blarney Star Concert of North Carolina—Chapel Hill), Christopher
place at the House unless otherwise noted. Series: Paddy Keenan and John Walsh.” Walker (Freedom House), Hugh Williamson
212.998.3950. Piper Paddy Keenan inspired a whole (Human Rights Watch), and Robert Templer
http://www.irelandhouse.fas.nyu.edu generation through his work with the (International Crisis Group). Moderator:Alex
famed Bothy Band in the 1970s. Cooley (Barnard College, Columbia Univer-
MONDAY, October 3 at 7:00 p.m. sity). This event is part of the “Human Rights
Lecture : “The Gaelic Athletic As- THURSDAY, October 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Post-Communist World: Strategies and
sociation: Much More than a Sporting Reading: “Poet Gabriel Fitzmaurice Outcomes ” series and will be held at the
Organization, a Cultural Phenomenon.” reads his work.” Poetry’s answer to John Rennert Hall, Kraft Center (606 West 115th
Famous County Kerry Gaelic footballer B. Keane, County Kerry-native Gabriel Street between Broadway and Riverside)
Donie O’Sullivan, winner of four All- Fitzmaurice, a master of the sonnet, reads
Ireland medals and former lecturer in selections from several of his more than TUESDAY, October 11 at 12:00 p.m.
Irish Studies at the University of San forty published works in English and Lecture: “Civil Society and Segmentary So-
Diego, explores the role of the GAA in Irish. ciety in Greece and the Balkans.” Please join
Irish society. the Harriman Institute for a talk by Professor
THURSDAY, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. Thanos Veremis, University of Athens. Co-
WEDNESDAY, October 5 at 7:30p.m. Lecture: “Though Dead he yet Spea- sponsored by the Alexander S. Onassis Public
Reading: “The Forgotten Waltz.” Anne keth’: Abolitionist Memories of Daniel Benefit Foundation, US
Enright, mesmerizing author of the Book- O’Connell in the United States.” Texas
er Award-winning novel The Gathering, State University Associate Professor WEDNESDAY, October 12 at 2:00 p.m.
discusses her new book, The Forgotten of History Angela Murphy delivers the Lecture : “Macedonia: Ten Years of Power-
Waltz, a haunting, passionate tale of a thirteenth annual Ernie O’Malley Lecture. Sharing.” Please join the Harriman Institute for
love affair in a suburb of Dublin. Part of a presentation by David L. Phillips, Director of
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the Program on Peace-building and Rights at in Kosovo Institutions.” Please join the Harri-
Columbia University's Institute for the Study man Institute for a talk by Slobodan Petrovic, LA MAISON FRANCAISE @
of Human Rights. Remarks by H.E. Zoran Deputy Prime Minister, Kosovo. COLUMBIA
Jolevski, Ambassador of Macedonia to the Broadway at West 116th Street, Buell Hall,
United States. The Ohrid Framework Agree- 2nd Floor. 212.854.4482.
ment was finalized on Aug. 13, 2001. It ended DEUTSCHES HAUS @ COLUMBIA firstname.lastname@example.org
a conflict between Macedonians and ethnic 420 West 116th Street. All events take http://www.maisonfrancaise.org
Albanians by setting up a power-sharing ar- place at the Haus unless otherwise noted.
rangement among communities in Macedonia 212.854.1858. THURSDAY, October 6 at 6:00 p.m.
that guaranteed greater Albanian participa- http://www.columbia.edu/cu/german/dhaus Discussion: “Religion in America:APolitical
tion in governance, including constitutional History.”Author Denis Lacorne identifies two
reforms. The Agreement also provided for THURSDAY, October 6 at 8:00 p.m. competing narratives in American history
greaterAlbanian economic and cultural rights. Lecture: “Architecture and Empathy: Ten and national identity: a secular one, derived
While the agreement succeeded in mitigating Years After 9/11.” Daniel Purdy from the from the philosophy of the Enlightenment,
conflict in Macedonia, signatories expected Pennsylvania State University is a spe- and a religious one, rooted in the Protestant
that NATO and European Union membership cialist in German Romanticism. He will Reformation and Puritanism. Lacorne outlines
would resolve the country's deeply rooted discuss the destruction of the World Trade the role of religion in the making of these
problems. However, their aspirations remain Center in terms of 18th-century theories narratives and examines how key historians,
in limbo because of the ongoing name dispute of spectatorship and Hegel's account of philosophers, novelists, and intellectuals situ-
with Greece and the continuing dominance monuments and empire in antiquity. ate religion in American politics.
of identity politics, which is divisive and
contributes to fragmentation in society. TUESDAY, October 11 at 7:00 p.m. MONDAY, October 10 at 6:00 p.m.
Lecture: “Outlaws or In-laws? The Ef- Film: “When World Spoke French.” A
THURSDAY, October 13 at 12:00 p.m. fects of Gay Marriage in Scandinavia.” documentary based on the book by Marc
Discussion: “What Does the Future Hold for The concept of marriage as a union of Fumaroli, just translated into English. During
Ukraine?” Please join the Harriman Institute a man and a woman was fundamentally the eighteenth century, French culture set the
and the Ukrainian Studies Program for a challenged by the introduction of regis- standard for all of Europe. Among kings and
political conversation with Vitaly Klychko, tered partnership in Denmark in 1989. queens, diplomats, military leaders, writers,
Chairman of the UDAR (Ukrainian Alliance Jens Rydström has studied the interaction aristocrats, and artists, French was the univer-
for Democratic Reforms) Party. This event will between gay activism and traditional sal language of politics and intellectual life.
be held at the Teatro of the Italian Academy, party politics and traces the origins of In When the World Spoke French, Fumaroli
1161 Amsterdam Ave. (at 117th St.) You laws that at first were extremely con- presents a gallery of portraits of Europeans and
do have to register for the event. For more troversial – inside and outside the gay Americans who conversed and corresponded
information, please contact Mark Andryczyk community – but have now gained broad in French, along with excerpts from their
at email@example.com or 212-854-4697. popular and political support. What are writings. The conversation will be followed
the consequences of gay marriage after by a book signing.
WEDNESDAY, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. more than twenty years? By looking at
Talk: “ A Torba of Cool: Ukrainian Slang positive and negative effects of the leg- WEDNESDAY, October 12 at 6:00 p.m.
Today.” Please join the Harriman Institute islation, Rydström presents a nuanced Lecture: “Interventionist Criticism: An In-
for a presentation on language, literature assessment of the new ways to assimilate troduction, by Pierre Bayard.” Pierre Bayard
and journalism in today’s Ukraine by writer and recognize same-sex relationships is a French author, professor of literature at
and journalist, Svitlana Pyrkalo. In 1998, she within the framework of the Scandinavian the University of Paris VIII and psychoana-
compiled and published The First Dictionary welfare state. lyst. He is the author of “How to Talk About
of Ukrainian Slang, consisting of 2700 entries. Books You Haven’t Read (Comment parler
In 1999 her first short novel, Green Margarita, MONDAY, October 24 at 6:00p.m. des livres que l'on n'a pas lus? 2007)”, which
was awarded 2nd place in a Smoloskyp pub- Lecture: “European Memories: En- was a bestseller in France, and of other works
lishers contest for young writers. tangled Perspectives.” Noted authority of criticism including “Sherlock Holmes was
on German-Jewish philosophy, the Holo- Wrong: Re-opening the Case of the Hound
THURSDAY, October 20 at 12:00 p.m. caust and Nazi violence, Professor Enzo of the Baskervilles” and “Who Killed Roger
Lecture: “Do Local Elections in Germany Traverso from the Université de Picardie Ackroyd?”
Sway the Balkans' European Future?” Please will draw on his recent book L'Histoire
join the Harriman Institute for a talk with comme champ de bataille (2011) to ad- WEDNESDAY, October 12 at 2:00 p.m.
Ana Trbovic, Faculty of Economics,Finance dress contemporary issues in the politics Conference: “Violence, Memory and Rep-
and Administration; University Singidunum, of memory in Europe. Co-sponsored by the resentation: the Paris Massacre of October
Belgrade. University Seminar on Cultural Memory. 1961 in historical perspective.” On the night
of October 17, 1961, a peaceful demonstration
FRIDAY, October 21 at 12:00 p.m. of pro-FLN Algerians residing in Paris was
Talk: “Kosovo Serbs and Their Participation brutally suppressed by French police.As many
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as 200 Algerians were killed, some when they neurobiologist Lionel Naccache express their ber 23 and can be visited weekdays from 9:30
were thrown, unconscious, into the Seine. original and incisive views on these questions, a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Though long subject to historical repression, in conversation with French journalist, Natalie
the memory of this episode of urban violence Levisalles (Libération), and Leah Kelly, an FRIDAY, October 21 at 8:00 p.m.
has resurfaced in force over the last decade. American neuroscientist. Concert: “Madrigals and Metamorphoses.”
To mark the fiftieth anniversary of this event, Works for unaccompanied voices by Carlo
Columbia faculty and invited speakers will FRIDAY, October 29 at 12:00 p.m. Gesualdo, Elliott Carter, Carl Bettendorf, Jo-
consider this process of historical reconstruc- Lecture: ‘Operatic Master Class with Jean- hannes Schoellhorn, Martin Iddon, and Peter
tion and explore the haunting presence of Paul Fouchécourt.” Mr. Fouchécourt has Ablinger Ekmeles Vocal Ensemble: Jeffrey
October 17, 1961 in contemporary literature performed on the world's leading stages with Gavett, Director. RSVP to Rick Whitaker at
and film. This is a half-a-day conference. conductors including William Christie, Marc firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212.854.1623
Minkowski, and James Levine, and has over
MONDAY, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. one hundred recordings to his credit. He has
—city university of new york—
Presentation: ‘Ordinary Witnesses: A taught at the Paris Conservatory, and was
Conversation with Choreographer Rachid recently appointed Artistic Director of the THE EUROPEAN UNION
Ouramdane.” Through the innovative use of Studio at the Opera de Lyon. He will appear STUDIES CENTER
multimedia and video testimonies, French- in a concert with soprano Gaele LeRoi and an 365 Fifth Avenue. All events take place at the
Algerian choreographer Rachid Ouramdane ensemble from Opera Lafayette at Carnegie Center unless otherwise noted. 212.817.2051.
has created poetic and visually astonishing Hall on October 30th. email@example.com
performances that often blur the boundaries http:/euromatters.org
between documentary and dance. His work, THE ITALIAN ACADEMY FOR
Ordinary Witnesses (which Ouramdane ADVANCED STUDIES IN AMERICA SEPTEMBER 27 - November 12
will present Oct. 11 and 12, with his latest 1161 Amsterdam Avenue Exhibition: “Industrial Aesthetics: En-
work, “World Fair” Oct. 14 and 15, as part Tel: 212.854.2306 vironmental Influences on Recent Art
of Crossing the Line Festival at New York firstname.lastname@example.org from Scotland.” Gallery Hours: Tuesday
Live Arts), transforms extensive interviews http://www.italianacademy.columbia.edu/ - Saturday, 1-6pm
conducted with victims of war and violence
from Rwanda to Brazil, into a performance TUESDAY, October 4 at 2:30 p.m.
that creates a powerful dialogical discourse WEDNESDAY, October 5 at 2:45 p.m. Lecture: “Switzerland: the Landlocked Is-
with the audience on the limitations of brutality Lecture: “Truth and Lies in Mozart's Don land;” a talk by Ambassador Francois Barras,
and the resilience of the human spirit. Giovanni.” Presented by Elaine Sisman and Consul General of Switzerland in New York.
Italy at Columbia Lecture Series. This event will be held in the skylight room.
THURSDAY, October 27 at 6:30 p.m. Reservations will be accepted on a first-come,
Discussion: “Conscious and Unconsicous SUNDAY, October 6 at 6:00 p.m. first-served basis: email@example.com or 212-
Narrative: Literature, Psychoanalysis and Concert: “Ascoli Ensemble.” Music in Italy: 817-2053/2051.
Neuroscience.” We all spend our time con- 1350-1450; led by Sasha Zamler-Carhar.
structing fictions, telling stories to ourselves U.S. premiere of music from medieval Ital- WEDNESDAY, October 12 at 6 :15 p.m.
and to others. Narration is deeply rooted in the ian manuscript and vocal works from 1350- ”Ms. Sultana Banulescu on: The Holo-
human mind, at a conscious and unconscious 1450. RSVP to Rick Whitaker at rw2115@ caust and the Diaspora of Italian Psy-
level. Producing a narrative is a way of giv- columbia.edu or call 212.854.1623 choanalysis.” This event is being held
ing meaning to factual experience. Are the at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth
fictions created by the human brain and those TUESDAY, October 18 at 6:00 p.m. Avenue, Room 9206-9207.
imagined by novelists of the same nature? Exhibition: Opening of "Figure and Ground,”
American writer Siri Hustvedt and French by Amy Bedik. Exhibition runs until Novem-
in the news: europe in septeMber
September 4: Dominique Strauss-Kahn returns to France after charges of attempted rape against him are dropped.
September 6: European shares fell to their lowest close in more than two years on Tuesday.
September 9: Jürgen Stark resigns from the European Central Bank.
September 12: The European Union extends the term of copyright on sound recordings to 70 years from 50.
September 13: World Health Organization announces that extensively drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis (TB) are spreading at an
alarming rate in Europe and will kill thousands unless health authorities halt the pandemic.
September 15: The trial of two men accused of carrying out a terrorist attack on the Minsk subway that killed 15 people opened in
the Belarussian capital.
September 17: Wiretapped telephone conversations between Silvio Berlusconi and a businessman charged with recruiting female
escorts for his allegedly sex-fuelled parties were made public.
September 29: German lawmakers rallied behind Chancellor Angela Merkel to approve a stronger euro zone bailout fund on Thursday.
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