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Free Russian Class, Part II

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 8:00pm

Learn some Russian at these free classes!

Lecture: “The People’s Avengers: The Soviet Guerrilla War in World War II”

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 6:00pm

Kenneth Slepyan (Ph.D. University of Michigan) is a professor of history at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. He is the author of several publications on Soviet resistance in the Second World War, including Stalin’s Guerrillas: Soviet Partisans in World War II (University Press of Kansas, 2006).

"ELENA" - Modern Russian Society in Contemporary Russian Film

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 7:00pm

This talk is devoted to the hard social, spiritual and human questions of contemporary Russia and their reflection in the Russian cinema. As a jumping-off point, it uses the film ELENA by Andrei Zvyagintsev, the most profound and internationally recognized film among recent Russian movies.

Free Polish Class

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 5:00pm

FREE, not-for-credit Polish classes will be held weekly for an hour beginning on January 29, 2013 (Tuesdays, 5-6pm, 204 Whitehall Classroom Building). Materials will be provided. No prior knowledge of Polish necessary. It’s not limited to UK students; everybody is welcome.

For more information, please email

Lecture: "Empires and Global History"

Friday, April 5, 2013 - 2:00pm

Frederick Cooper is Professor of History at New York University and a specialist in the history of Africa, colonization, decolonization, and empire more generally. He is the author of a trilogy of books on labor and society in East Africa and more recently of Decolonization and African Society: The Labor Question in French and British Africa (1996), Africa Since 1940: The Past of the Present (2002), and Colonialism in Question: Theory, Knowledge, History (2005).

Free Russian Class, Part II

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 8:00pm

Start April right with some free Russian classes! Join us!


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