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Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 9:00 pm

This week we feature a panel discussion presented by the Center for the Study of Europe in collaboration with the Latin American Studies Program.  Our speakers are: Kostis Kornetis, Assistant Professor at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at New York University; and Alex Khasnabish, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.   Tonight’s discussion is titled “Social Resistance in Times of Austerity.”

 
Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Our lecture this week is presented by the Boston University Institute for Philosophy and Religion, co-sponsored by the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies. Our speaker is Kenneth Reinhard, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at UCLA.  Professor Reinhard’s lecture is titled “Psychoanalysis and the Monotheistic Origins of Modern Science.”

 
Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 9:00 pm

This week we have a reading and conversation presented by the Center for the Study of Europe at Boston University, and the literary journal AGNI.  Our speaker is European author, Dubravka Ugresic.

 
Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 9:00 pm

This week we have a Reading and Conversation presented by the Center for the Study of Europe at Boston University, and the literary journal AGNI.  Our speaker is romanian author Mircea Cartarescu.

 
Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 9:00 pm

This week our lecture is presented by The Center for the Study of Europe at Boston University, co-sponsored by the Goethe Institut Boston, the Goethe Institut Washington DC, and Brandeis University Center for German and European Studies.  Our speaker is Harald Welzer, Professor for Transformation-Design at the University of Flensburg.  Professor Welzer’s lecture is titled “Climate Wars: What People Will Be Killed For in the 21st Century.”

 
Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 9:00 pm

This week our lecture is presented by the Boston University Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature, and the College of Arts and Sciences.  Our speaker is Iraqi-born novelist, and literary translator, Sinan Antoon.  His lecture is titled “Translation and the Work of Mourning.”

 
Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 9:00 pm

This week our lecture is presented by the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University, and titled “Joy and Obligation: The Legacies of Leo Trepp and A. J. Heschel.”  Our speaker is Susannah Heschel, Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College.

 
Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 9:00 pm

This week our lecture is presented by the Boston University Arts & Sciences Center for the Humanities, and titled “Comics as Documentary: Words, Images, and War”.  Our speaker is Hillary Chute, professor of English at the University of Chicago.

 
Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 9:00 pm

This week we have a reading and conversation presented by the Boston University Creative Writing Program.  Our speaker is Pulitzer prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri.  Award-winning author, Daphne Kalotay, moderates the discussion

 
Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 9:00 pm

This week our lecture is presented by the Center for the Study of Europe, the Center for the Study of Asia, the Program in East Asian Studies, and the Undergraduate Economics Association at Boston University.  Our speaker is professor Costas Lapavitsas from the Department of Economics at the University of London.  Professor Lapavitsas’s lecture is titled “Profiting Without Producing: How Finance Exploits Us All.”