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November 2014

  • Friday, November 21st Socialist Legacy and Economic and Political Development in Bulgaria since 1989

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    Friday, November 21, 201410:00AM - 12:00PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    Georgy Ganev is a program director for economic research at the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia and an assistant professor at Sofia University’s Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, where he teaches courses in introductory macroeconomics, money and banking, and new institutional economics. His interests are related to issues of macroeconomics, monetary theory and policy, political economy, transition, development and growth economics, new institutional economics, and social capital.

    Contact

    Joseph Hawker
    416-946-8698


    Speakers

    Prof. Georgy Ganev
    Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia



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  • Friday, November 21st Europe 25 years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall

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    Friday, November 21, 20142:00PM - 5:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs - 1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    **This event will be webcast live starting at 2 p.m. Please click the link below to view the live stream.**

    The Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies together with the European Cultural Institutes in Canada are inviting eminent Czech, French, German, Polish, and Hungarian scholars to discuss (Eastern and Western) Europe’s hopes and expectations 25 years ago and compare them with European and global realities today.

    Panelists:

    Libor Žídek is an associate professor at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. His main field of interest is economic transformation from centrally planned to market economies in Central and Eastern Europe. He has published several articles on this topic, and his book about the transformation process in Central Europe is in print (CEU Press, Hungary). He has given lectures and courses about the topic in the UK, Germany, and Hungary and is invited to Poland and Macedonia.

    Jörn Mothes was born 1962 in Stralsund. He is a German theologian and an East German civil rights activist. He was actively involved in the dissolution of the East German State Security secret police. Mothes helped establish the Stasi Archives in the new province of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, where he was State Commissionerfrom 1998-2008. Today he is the head of division in the Ministry of Education in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

    Adam Reichardt is the editor-in-chief of New Eastern Europe, a bimonthly magazine dedicated to Central and Eastern European affairs. He previously spent eight years in public policy in Washington DC, as well as a large portion of his studies in Kraków, Poland, where he now permanently resides.

    Attila Marjan has been working in EU diplomacy and at EU institutions (European Commission, European Council) in Brussels for fourteen years. He participated at Hungary’s EU-accession negotiations as counselor to the chief negotiator, then joined the European Commision in 2004 as political and economic advisor to EU Commissioners. He was public policy scholar of the Washington-based Woodrow Wilson Center. His book, titled “Europe’s Destiny” published by the Johns Hopkins University Press in 2010 was selected for the best academic titles list in the USA. He was European research director of the Hungarian Institute of International Relations and currently is head of the International and EU Department of the National University of Public Service in Budapest.

    Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol holds a BA in European Studies from Sciences Po, Strasbourg, an MSc (Distinction) in International History from the London School of Economics and a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence.Prior to joining the Adam Smith Business School, he has been Pinto Post-Doctoral Fellow at the LSE, and Research Associate in the Economic History Department at the University of Glasgow. Emmanuel’s research interests lie in international economic history, European integration, the development of international/European financial regulation and supervision and the internationalisation strategies of commercial banks.

    Jiří Vykoukal graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy of Charles University in history. After graduation he became a research fellow at the Institute of Central and East European History of the Czechoslovak Academy of Science and later a research fellow at the Institute of History of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Department of Modern History. In 1991/1992 he lectured as a visiting professor at Lawrence University (USA). Now he is a director of the Institute of International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University. He has been a member of several scientific institutions (Eurasian Political Studies Network, Scientific Board – Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague, Czech – Polish Historians Commission) and is on the editorial boards of prestigious scientific journals. His main areas of interest are Central European countries (esp. Poland, Hungary and Slovakia) and their relation to Russia and Post-soviet countries.


    Speakers

    Prof. Attila Marjan
    Speaker
    National University of Public Service, Budapest

    Prof. Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol
    Speaker
    University of Glasgow

    Dr. Jiří Vykoukal
    Discussant
    Charles University, Prague

    Jörn Mothes
    Panelist
    Former commissioner for Stasi (East German secret police) records in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

    Adam Reichardt
    Speaker
    Editor-in-Chief of New Eastern Europe

    Prof. Libor Žídek
    Panelist
    Masaryk University



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  • Monday, November 24th The Diffusion of Internet Voting

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    Monday, November 24, 201410:00AM - 12:00PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
    M5S 3K7
    416-946-8900
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    Description

    Why vote if it takes me more than 30 minutes? The impact of internet voting on reducing the cost of electoral participation. Declining levels of turnout have become characteristic in most of the developed world while the use of internet voting is expected to alleviate the problem. A particular feature of internet voting is convenience: instead of voting at the polling station, people can comfortably choose the time and place to cast their votes. Making voting more convenient, thus, eases political participation, especially among those for whom it is relatively costly.


    Speakers

    Kristjan Vassil
    Marie Curie / ERMOS post-doctoral research fellow, Institute of Government and Politics, University of Tartu



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  • Tuesday, November 25th What Can Be Done about Russia? A Conversation with Former Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov

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    Tuesday, November 25, 20144:00PM - 6:00PMGeorge Ignatieff Theatre
    Larkin Building
    15 Devonshire Place
    M5S 3K7
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    Description

    **PLEASE NOTE: Registration for this event is now full. A wait list will be made on the day of the event on a first-come, first-serve basis at the theatre entrance. We are unable to accommodate advance requests to be added to the wait list. Please arrive early at the theatre to join the list; we will seat as many audience members as the theatre’s capacity limits allow.

    Join Chrystia Freeland, Federal Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre, for a conversation about Putin and Russia’s future with former Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov. Kasyanov, who was Russia’s Prime Minister from 2000 until 2004, is an opposition politician and outspoken critic of the Putin government.

    Mikhail Kasyanov has had an extensive career in Russian politics. In the early 1990s, Kasyanov worked in the Yeltsin government and from 1999 until 2000 was Russia’s Minister of Finance. He then became Prime Minister from 2000 until 2004 during President Vladimir Putin’s first term. Since resigning in 2004, Kasyanov has led several opposition coalitions and been an outspoken critic of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

    This event will be held in the George Ignatieff Theatre in the Larkin Building, 15 Devonshire Place, which is one building north of the Munk School’s 1 Devonshire Place site.

    Contact

    Joseph Hawker
    416-946-8698


    Speakers

    Mikhail Kasyanov
    Speaker
    Former Prime Minister of Russia

    Chrystia Freeland
    Discussant
    Federal Member of Parliament, Toronto Centre



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  • Friday, November 28th Reflections on the 1 per cent: Ruling Class Failure in Old Regime France

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    Friday, November 28, 20143:00PM - 5:00PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Series

    Seminaire conjoint d'histoire de la France / Joint French History Seminar

    Description

    In recent decades, scholarship on the Old Regime nobility has emphasized the group’s enduring power and its successful adaptation to changing circumstances. This interpretive orientation (which perhaps owes something to our contemporary experiences of ruling class tenacity) has had a significant impact on interpretations of modernity’s founding event, the French Revolution of 1789. In particular, it has encouraged viewing the Revolution as fundamentally the product of ideas and values, rather than of changes in French society.

    This paper presents an alternative perspective, exploring indicators of the nobility’s decay over the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The analysis starts with the nobility’s numbers, which declined sharply after 1650, then moves to questions of family organization, the economics of state service, and the returns on the nobility’s most important resource, land. The French nobility, the paper suggests, had owed many of its successes to specific political circumstances; as these changed, it changed also.

    Contact

    Joseph Hawker
    416-946-8698


    Speakers

    Jonathan Dewald
    Director of Graduate Studies, Department of History State University of New York at Buffalo


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

    Co-Sponsors

    Centre d'Etudes de la France et du Monde Francophone

    York University


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January 2015

  • Monday, January 19th In the Shadow of the Shtetl: Small-Town Jewish Life in Soviet Ukraine

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    Monday, January 19, 20154:00PM - 6:00PMJackman Humanities Building
    Room 100
    170 St. George Street
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    Description

    Based on videotaped oral histories conducted with Jews living in small-towns throughout Ukraine, this multimedia presentation discusses Jewish life and death under Communism and Nazism.

    Location: Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100, 170 St. George Street

    Co-sponsors: the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine, and the Centre for Jewish Studies

    This event is free and open to the public. No registration required. Please arrive early as seating is limited.

    Contact

    Emily Springgay
    (416) 978-1624


    Speakers

    Jeffrey Veidlinger
    University of Michigan



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  • Friday, January 30th Professionalizing Perfume in Eighteenth-Century Paris

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    Friday, January 30, 20154:00PM - 6:00PM208N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Seminaire conjoint d'histoire de la France / Joint French History Seminar

    Description

    Information is not yet available.

    Contact

    Joseph Hawker
    416-946-8698


    Speakers

    Kirsten James
    Doctorante en Histoire Universite de Toronto


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

    Co-Sponsors

    Centre d'Etudes de la France et du Monde Francophone

    York University


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March 2015

  • Friday, March 6th Ethnology and Resistance in Vichy France: A Genealogy

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    Friday, March 6, 20153:00PM - 5:00PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Seminaire conjoint d'histoire de la France / Joint French History Seminar

    Description

    Information is not yet available.

    Contact

    Joseph Hawker
    416-946-8698


    Speakers

    Alice L. Conklin
    Departement d'Histoire Ohio State University


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

    Co-Sponsors

    Centre d'Etudes de la France et du Monde Francophone

    York University


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  • Thursday, March 26th Russia's Great War

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    Thursday, March 26, 20154:00PM - 6:00PM208N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
    M5S 3K7
    416-946-8900
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    Series

    Russian History Speakers Series

    Description

    For most of the twentieth century Russia’s Great War was a historical afterthought. Overshadowed by the Bolsheviks’ revolution, Civil War, and consolidation of power, the War took a back seat within professional scholarship as both Soviet and Western experts focused their energy on explaining the origins and rise of Russian Communism. In recent years a new generation of researchers has begun to re-examine and re-evaluate the significance and meaning of the War. Buttressed by new archival findings and freed from the ideological baggage of earlier historical debates they have begun to analyze Russia’s Great War not as a prelude to “Red October,” but as the fulcrum which set into motion a chain of events that transformed Eurasia and much of the world.

    Russia’s Great War and Revolution is a decade-long multinational scholarly effort that aims to fundamentally transform understanding of Russia’s “continuum of crisis” during the years 1914-1922. The project incorporates new research methods, archival sources, and multiple media formats to re-conceptualize critical concepts and events and to increase public awareness of Russia’s contributions to the history of the twentieth century.

    Prof. John W. Steinberg is authoer of All the Tsar’s Men: The Russian General Staff and the Fate of Empire, 1898-1914 (Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2010) and co-editor of The Making of Russian History: Society, Culture, and the Politics of Modern Russia (Bloomington, IN: Slavica Academic Publishers, 2009) and The Russo-Japanese War in Global Perspective: World War Zero.

    Contact

    Joseph Hawker
    416-946-8698


    Speakers

    Prof. John W. Steinberg
    Austin Peay State University



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  • Friday, March 27th The Lip Affair in the Long 1968

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    Friday, March 27, 20154:00PM - 6:00PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Seminaire conjoint d'histoire de la France / Joint French History Seminar

    Description

    Information is not yet available.

    Contact

    Joseph Hawker
    416-946-8698


    Speakers

    Donald M. Reid
    Departement d'Histoire University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

    Co-Sponsors

    Centre d'Etudes de la France et du Monde Francophone

    York University


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April 2015

  • Wednesday, April 1st Les occupations et les liens entre les deux guerres mondiales

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    Wednesday, April 1, 20153:00PM - 5:00PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Seminaire conjoint d'histoire de la France / Joint French History Seminar

    Description

    Information is not yet available.

    Contact

    Joseph Hawker
    416-946-8698


    Speakers

    Annette Becker
    Departement d'Histoire Universite Paris Ouest Nanterre La Defense


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

    Co-Sponsors

    Centre d'Etudes de la France et du Monde Francophone

    York University


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