Center of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies Latest Events 2017-03-23T02:16:57-04:00 Zend_Feed_Writer Center of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at Michigan State University <![CDATA[Reflections of an MSU Russian Studies Alumnus on his 1967 Visit to the Soviet Union]]> Michael Alberts has compiled a detailed journal of his trip to the Soviet Union as a student in 1967, having studied Russian politics with Alfred G. Meyer at MSU. A loyal MSU alumnus, and Detroit native, he has a range of interesting photos, artifacts and memories/ reflections. This early "study abroad" experience brings together the political climate of the Soviet Union and America during the 1960's.]]> 2017-03-20T15:54:32-04:00 2017-03-23T02:16:57-04:00 Norm Graham <![CDATA[Stanley and Selma Hollander Jewish Music and Art Event The Yellow Ticket]]> The Yellow Ticket is a multimedia event featuring a rare 1918 silent film and an original score by renowned klezmer violinist/vocalist/composer Alicia Svigals, performed live along with virtuoso new-music pianist Marilyn Lerner. Joel Rubin, clarinetist, ethnomusicologist, and Associate Professor of Music and Director of Music Performance at the University of Virginia, will also perform. "The Yellow Ticket" tells the story of an innocent young Jewish woman from a Polish shtetl who is constrained by anti-Semitic restrictions to lead a double life in a brothel while attempting to study medicine in Tsarist Russia. Co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters, James Madison College and Residential College in the Arts and Humanities.

2017-01-02T13:06:17-05:00 2017-03-23T02:16:57-04:00 Yael Aronoff
<![CDATA[Yesilay and Turkey's Past and Present Politics of Temperance, Prohibition, and Alcohol Regulation]]> CERES Brown Bag lunch with Emine Evered, Associate Professor of History

This presentation focuses on Yesilay's establishment and early agenda in order to interrogate Turkey's early histories of temperance and to provide a foundation for understanding its contemporary role in Turkish politics and society. Turkish temperance society Yesilay (the Green Crescent) was a major force focused public health, morality, anti-imperialism, and nationalism. YeÅŸilay remained a powerful societal force in the republic even after the prohibition ended in 1924. Amid twenty-first century state initiatives—like the increased regulation of alcohol, however, its relevance has returned.


2017-06-01T10:15:54-04:00 2017-03-23T02:16:57-04:00 Norm Graham
<![CDATA[Maurizio Albahari: Sea(m)less Peninsulas? Italy, Europe, and the Refugee Question]]> In this lecture Albahari will outline the emergence of the Mediterranean Sea as the world's deadliest international border for refugees, focusing in particular on the central migratory route — between Libya and Italy — and on the military-humanitarian role of Italy's authorities and civil society. He will illustrate how the political and institutional separation between Northern Europe and the Mediterranean (Turkey and southern European Union countries such as Italy and Greece) constitutes state of
affairs that can be sustained only at an unspeakable economic and human cost.

2016-12-22T15:17:27-05:00 2017-03-23T02:16:57-04:00 Joseph Francese