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Cold War Symposium Student Roundtable
School of International Service Classroom 102
Round-table discussion of contemporary relations between Russia and the US between students from American University (Washington, DC) and MGIMO University (Moscow) moderated by Matthew Rojansky (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) and Anton Fedyashin (American University). The roundtable will precede the symposium dedicated to the Kennedy address and one student will present the …more
The Strength of Dialogue: In Honor of JFK's Commencement Address
Ward Circle Lecture Hall 1
On June 10, 1963, President John F. Kennedy addressed AU's graduating class with a speech that has been called "one of the great state papers of American History." Entitled "A Strategy of Peace," it acknowledged the role that stereotypes and misrepresentation played in the Cold War (see also: JFK's AU Speech: 50 Years Forward on Peace).
Taking its cue from JFK's insights, the symposium will …more
Film Screening of *Strike* at the Russian Embassy
Depicting a worker strike in 1903, Sergei Eisenstein's first full-length film, Strike, utilizes cross-cut footage and cinematic metaphor as it champions the advantages of collective action over "bourgeois" individualism. Enjoy delicious Russian food and great cinema. Bring a friend for a special night out with the AU Initiative for Russian Culture.
This event at the Russian Embassy is open to …more
An American-Russian Tribute to Jazz Diplomacy with jazz great Igor Butman
American University's Initiative for Russian Culture in partnership with the Open World Leadership Center and The Brubeck Institute present
An American-Russian Tribute to Jazz Diplomacy with jazz great Igor Butman at the National Building Museum.
We invite you to a special evening with Igor Butman and the premiere of the US-Russia Rising Stars Jazz Band. This event at the National Building …more
Film screening of *Brest Fortress* at the Russian Embassy
A tale of love, war, survival and remembrance. With documentary accuracy, The Brest Fortress (2010) recounts the nine-day heroic defense against Wehrmacht forces on June 22, 1941. Sasha Akimov, a 15-year-old survivor, remembers his love for the beautiful Anya as Hitler's plan "Operation Barbarossa" plunges their world into chaos.
This event at the Russian Embassy is open to all AU and DC …more