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Expert Discusses Roles of Ukrainian Women in Russia’s War in Ukraine at Davis Center Event

Ukrainian anthropologist Oksana Kis discussed the roles women are playing in the ongoing war in Ukraine at an event hosted Wednesday by Harvard’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.


As Rockets Fly in Kyiv, Hundreds Rally for Ukraine in Harvard Yard

Waving Ukrainian flags and carrying anti-war posters, several hundred demonstrators rallied to support Ukraine in Harvard Yard on Saturday, just days after Russia invaded the country in the region’s largest military escalation in years.


Hanif Kara, GSD Professor, Bestowed Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Award

Hanif Kara, professor in the practice of Architectural Technology at the Graduate School of Design, was bestowed the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire award for his work in architecture, engineering, and education last month.


‘Exclusion Kills’: Panel Discusses Forced Migration in Eastern Mediterranean

Humanitarian and policy experts discussed how the Afghan refugee crisis and coronavirus precipitated forced migration to the Eastern Mediterranean region of Europe in a virtual panel hosted by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative Thursday.


Ambassador of France Discusses Foreign Policy at the Center for European Studies

Former French Ambassador to the United States Pierre N. Vimont discussed the future of European foreign policy with diplomats and Harvard affiliates in a conversation hosted by Harvard’s Center for European Studies Friday.


Former Ambassador Shares Hopes for Ukraine at Temerty Contemporary Ukraine Program’s Launch Event

Former United States diplomat John F. Tefft shared his hopes for the new Ukranian government under recently elected President Volodymyr O. Zelensky at a talk in the Barker Center to launch Harvard’s new Temerty Contemporary Ukraine Program on Monday evening.


Georgios Kaminis

Georgios Kaminis, the current mayor of Athens, speaks at the Future of the Left Symposium at the Center for European Studies Wednesday afternoon. Among other things, Kaminis discussed the future of liberal politics in the face of rising right wing populism.


Mayor of Athens Urges Support for European Union

“I strongly believe in the European project and I want my country to be part of Europe," the mayor of Athens said.


Sounds of the Russian "Silver Age"

Mikhail Bondarev and Ekaterina Belisova, two members of St. Petersburg’s Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet, play during a group performance at the Harvard Ed Portal on Wednesday night.


Italian Ideology

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi speaks to a packed auditorium at the Harvard Art Museums Thursday morning. Mr. Renzi highlighted the importance of valuing individuals as unique citizens instead of mere numbers in light of recent terror attacks in Europe.


Amidst Terrorism, Italian Leader Calls for Investing in Education

Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi called for greater investments in culture and education, in addition to national security, to stabilize current political and economic unrest in Europe on Thursday.


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Ulitskaya’s ‘The Big Green Tent’ Capacious and Compelling

"The Big Green Tent" is not a book one may quickly breeze through, but Ulitskaya’s epic will reward patience, a love of literature, and an eye for detail with a brutally stark portrait of her homeland’s darkest years.


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