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
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
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
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