October 23, 2014

UVa Today article on Katyn Massacres symposium (3/23/13)

https://news.virginia.edu/content/scholars-re-examine-katy-forest-massacre-uva-conference-march-23

MASS VIOLENCE, JUSTICE, AND MEMORY: The Katyn Massacres of 1940 in History, Memory, Education, and Law

MASS VIOLENCE, JUSTICE, AND MEMORY:
The Katyn Massacres of 1940 in History, Memory, Education, and Law

Saturday, 23 March 2013
9am – 6pm
University of Virginia, Central Grounds, Nau Hall 101

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC — ALL ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND

Katyn Poster

9:00am
Piotr H. Kosicki, ACLS New Faculty Fellow & CREEES Associate Director, University of Virginia
Welcome

9:15am
Allen Paul, Author of Katyń: Stalin’s Massacre and the Triumph of Truth
“Looking from the Outside In: the Katyń Journey of one Non-Pole”

10:30am
Nikita Petrov, Deputy Director of Memorial Society
“Katyń between Poland and Russia: Memorial and the Struggle for Transparency and Truth”

11:45am
Izabella Sariusz-Skąpska, President, Federation of Katyń Families
“From Widows and Orphans to an Activist Network: The Story of the Katyń Families”

1:00pm
LUNCH

2:00pm
Ireneusz Kamiński, Professor of Law, Jagiellonian University and Polish Academy of Sciences
“Katyń in Strasbourg: Human Rights Law and the Case against Russia”

3:30pm
Sławomir Frątczak, Director, Katyń Museum (Warsaw)
“From Mass Graves to a Museum: The Artifacts and Exhibits of Katyń”

4:45pm
Łukasz Michalski, Deputy Director of Public Education, Institute of National Remembrance
“Education and Historical Truth: The Challenges of Building National Memory about Katyń”

6:00pm
Reception

Organized by UVA’s Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies as part of the UVA Polish Lecture Series, made possible by the Rosenstiel Foundation and the American Institute of Polish Culture. Co-sponsored by the UVA Center for International Studies, the Page-Barbour Initiatives on Forced Migration and International Criminal Justice, and the Institute of National Remembrance of the Republic of Poland, with additional support from UVA’s Corcoran Department of History, Institute for Humanities and Global Cultures, Jewish Studies Program, and Departments of Sociology and Slavic Languages and Literatures, as well as the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, DC.

SPRING 2013 CALENDAR

Tuesday, 3/19/13, 5:00-6:30pm, Monroe 124

Michael Gorham, Associate Professor of Russian, University of Florida

Language, Culture, and Politics in New Russian Media

(Organized and co-sponsored by the Slavic Department)

Saturday, 3/23/13, 8:30am-6:00pm, Nau 101

Mass Violence, Justice, and Memory: The Katyń Massacres of 1940 in History, Memory, Education, and Law

Nikita Petrov, Deputy Director, Memorial Society (Russia)

Izabella Sariusz-Skąpska, President, Federation of Katyń Families (Poland)

Ireneusz Kamiński, Professor of Law, Jagiellonian University (Poland)

Sławomir Frątczak, Director, Katyń Museum (Poland)

Łukasz Michalski, Deputy Director of Public Education, Institute of National Remembrance (Poland)

(Made possible by the UVa Polish Lecture Series, which was generously endowed by the Rosenstiel Foundation in consultation with the American Institute of Polish Culture. Co-sponsored by the Center for International Studies; the Page-Barbour Initiatives on Forced Migration and International Criminal Justicethe Institute for Global Humanities and Cultures; and the Departments of History, Slavic, and Sociology)

Tuesday, 3/26/13, 5:00-6:30pm, Maury 115

Melissa Frazier, Margot C. Bogert Distinguished Service Chair, Professor of Russian, Sarah Lawrence College

Romantic Intersubjectivity, the Literary Marketplace, and Senkovsky’s “Library for Reading

 (Organized and co-sponsored by the Slavic Department)

Thursday, 3/28/13, 7:00-9:00pm, Nau 101

CAREER SYMPOSIUM

Preparing for the World of Work: Russia, East Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia

Ted Jonas, Managing Partner, DLA Piper (Tblisi, Republic of Georgia)

Dr. Chris Mizelle, Director for Russia, National Security Council (2011-12); Deputy NIO for Russia/Eurasia, DNI (2009-11)

Margo Squire, Director, Office of Strategic Communications & Outreach, Int’l. Security & Nonproliferation Bureau, U.S. State Dept.

Ed Verona, President & CEO, U.S.-Russia Business Council

Ambassador Ross Wilson, Director, Patriciu Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council

(Made possible by a generous grant from the Jefferson Trust Foundation)

Sunday, 3/31/13, 5:00-7:30pm, Newcomb Hall Ballroom

An Evening of Russian Music with Zolotoy Plyos

(Organized and co-sponsored by the McIntire Department of Music)

 Thursday, 4/4/13,  4:00-6:00pm, Watson Manor (3 University Circle)

Dr. Leonidas Donskis, Member of the European Parliament from Lithuania

Modernity and Evil

(Organized by the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, and co-sponsored by the Slavic Department)

Saturday, 4/6/13, 9:00am-5:00pm, Jefferson Scholars Foundation (112 Clarke Court)

UVa Slavic Forum: The Power of Language, the Language of Power

 (Organized and co-sponsored by Obrazovanshchina and the Slavic Department)

Thursday, 4/11/13, 4:00-6:00pm, Clark 107

Writing History in International Criminal Trials

Richard A. Wilson, Gladstein Chair of Human Rights, University of Connecticut

(Co-sponsored by the Page-Barbour Initiatives on Forced Migration and International Criminal Justice,

the UVa Law School Human Rights Program, and Departments of Anthropology and History)

 Friday, 4/12/13, 11:30am-12:50pm, UVa Law School, Room WB104

The Crime of Incitement and the Role of Propaganda and the Media in International Criminal Tribunal Judgments

Richard A. Wilson, Gladstein Chair of Human Rights, University of Connecticut

(Co-sponsored by the Page-Barbour Initiatives on Forced Migration and International Criminal Justice,

the UVa Law School Human Rights Program, and the Departments of Anthropology and History)

Thursday, 4/18/13, 7:00-9:00pm, Nau 101

ROUNDTABLE:  Understanding the U.S. Relationship with Eurasia

Allen C. Lynch, Professor of Politics, University of Virginia (Moderator)

Richard Miles, U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan (1992-93), Bulgaria (1999-2002), and Georgia (2002-05)

Chris Mizelle, Director for Russia, National Security Council (2011-12)

Eugene Rumer, National Information Officer for Russia/Eurasia, DNI

Lynne Tracy, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Asia, U.S. State Department

(Made possible by a generous grant from the Jefferson Trust Foundation)

Thursday, 4/25/13, 8:00-10:00pm Old Cabell Hall

CONCERT: UVa Klezmer Ensemble

Special guests: Joshua Horowitz and Cookie Segelstein of Veretski Pass and Budowitz

(Organized and co-sponsored by the Music Department)

For questions about CREEES-organized events, contact MAM7CD@virginia.edu. For questions about Slavic Department events, contact DH9A@virginia.edu. For questions about Music Department events, contact JER2N@virginia.edu.

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Symposium: The Second Vatican Council and Communism

Saturday, 12/1/12, 9:00 – 5:15 (Nau Hall 101)
9:15
Melissa Wilde
Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
“The Major Debates at Vatican II”
10:45
Gerald Fogarty, S.J.
William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of the History of Christianity, University of Virginia
“Vatican II and the Cold War”
-Lunch-
1:00
James Ramon Felak
Professor of History, University of Washington
“Communist Czechoslovakia and Vatican II”
2:15
Árpád von Klimó
Associate Professor of History, Catholic University of America
“Communist Hungary and Vatican II”
3:45
Piotr H. Kosicki
ACLS New Faculty Fellow and Lecturer in History, University of Virginia
“Communist Poland and Vatican II”
–Open to faculty, students, and the public.  Lunch and beverages provided.  Parking available in the lot behind Nau Hall.
–Organized by CREEES as part of the UVa Polish Lecture Series. Made possible by the generosity of the Rosenstiel Foundation and the American Institute of Polish Culture. Co-sponsors: Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures; St. Anselm Institute for Catholic Thought; Virginia Center for the Study of Religion; History Dept.; Slavic Dept.; Jewish Studies Program.

“Catholic Activism Behind the Iron Curtain”

Details about CREEES’s upcoming symposium on “Catholic Activism Behind the Iron Curtain” (10/26/12, 9am – 5pm, Garrett Hall Commons, 3rd floor) can be found on the web site of The St. Anselm Institute for Catholic Thought, which is co-sponsoring the event.

Professor Devin Pendas visits UVa

Professor Pendas (History Dept., Boston College) gave a talk entitled “Auschwitz Trials: East and West” on Thursday, October 18th, 4pm – 6pm, in Newcomb Commonwealth Room.  He also led a workshop on “The Historiography of Human Rights” on Friday, October 19th, 10am-noon, in Nau 211.  His visit was co-sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program, CREEES, and the Page-Barbour Initiative.