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September 26, 2017
4:00 pm

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German Election Roundtable

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

With Chancellor Angela Merkel up for a fourth term amid challenges from the Social Democrats and the populist Alternative for Germany, the election of Sept. 24 holds the potential to reshape German politics. The Transnational European Studies program, the Germanic and Slavic Studies department and SPIA present this roundtable discussion of the elections in Germany and Europe, 2016-17. Speakers include Alex Sager (Germanic and Slavic Studies), Markus Crepaz (SPIA), Cas Mudde (SPIA) and Jan Uelzmann (Georgia Tech). Refreshments will follow the event.

Zell B. Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA Get directions
October 17, 2017
7:00 pm

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Cinema Politique: “Yawar Mallku”

Films, Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Film screening and discussion. Film summary: "Yawar Mallku" (Blood of the Condor) is a 1969 film by Jorge Sanjinés. Set in Bolivia, the film tells the story of a Peace Corps-like American agency that is secretly sterilizing indigenous women under the guise of providing health care, provoking an uprising by the targeted population. Based upon information shared with the filmmaker by the indigenous population. Discussant: Khédija Gadhoum specializes in contemporary Latin American literature and culture. A widely-published poet, she is the Spanish language supervisor in the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Georgia.

Zell B. Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA Get directions
November 28, 2017
7:00 pm

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Cinema Politique: “Chuck Norris Versus Communism”

Films, Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Film screening and discussion explores politics with an international perspective. Film summary: The 2016 documentary "Chuck Norris v. Communism" looks at 1980s Romania, when a black market operative and a courageous translator smuggled and dubbed thousands of Western films, providing a glimpse of freedom and possibilities to those laboring under Ceaușescu's oppressive communist regime. Discussant: Tudor Vlad is director of the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research and professor in the Department of Journalism, Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia. Vlad has 20-year experience as a journalist in a totalitarian system and as a communication expert in an emerging democracy. After the fall of communism in Romania, he was the editor-in-chief of two prestigious publications (one in English).

Zell B. Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA Get directions