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Lecture and Seminar by Peter Steiner

Young Research Library - Main Conference Room 11360

Please join us this Friday, March 10th at 3:00pm for a lecture by Peter Steiner entitled, “The Unsung Hero of the Velvet Revolution: Václav Havel’s Greengrocer”. The lecture will be...

Writing a Way out of Communism

348 Kaplan Hall 415 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

Leading Czech novelist Martin Vopěnka reflects on how, growing up in communist Europe, writers found their voices. What can we learn from their fictional worlds as we face our own...

Yes, Russia is Still an Empire, But This Won’t Last Long

10383 Bunche Hall 11282 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

Still from Chornobyl 22, a documentary film by Oleksiy Radynski, 2023. Camera: Max Savchenko. Abstract Join Ukrainian filmmaker Oleksiy Radynski and art historian Asia Bazdyrieva as they expand the territory...

From Soviet Hell to the Putin Nightmare

10383 Bunche Hall 11282 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

Two Literary Protest Almanachs: Metropol (1979) and VYKHOD (2022) Offering a timely perspective on the literary and political landscape of modern-day Russia, this presentation will discuss two literary protest almanacs, Metropol (1978)...

Cinema, Culture and The Spirit of Time

311 Kaplan Hall 415 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

Vladimir Paperny, SEEELC Adjunct Professor, author of the bestseller Architecture in the Age of Stalin: Culture Two, translated into several languages, the Russian-language novel Schultz’ Archive, short-listed for the Big...

2023 Russian Flagship Virtual Open House

Register For 2023 Russian Virtual Open House   On September 12, 2023 from 7-8 PM EST, the Russian Flagship will host an open house and interactive webinar. Register if you are interested...