Center for Civic Engagement Presents
Life in the Face of War: Political Challenges, Social Responses, Cultural Shifts
Thursday, April 13, 2023 – Friday, April 14, 2023
Columbia Maison Française Buell Hall, East Gallery 515 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10027
9:00 am – 4:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
Russia’s large-scale war in Ukraine challenges the modern world and calls into question the phenomena of peaceful coexistence, which seems to have been taken for granted in the system of international politics. For most critics of the Putin regime, the war did not come as a complete surprise. What has been shocking is the scale of military actions and the pace of their escalation. The impact of the war on Russian internal affairs, institutions, and culture has also exceeded all expectations. The goal of the conference is to explore the background and causes of the crisis, internal (i.e., pertaining to the history of the region) as well as global, related to the political interests and direct or indirect engagement of international agents of the military conflict. We will also reflect on perspectives of social and economic analysis of the current state of affairs and the role of education in the war-torn world. The conference will address such subjects as forced migration of academic institutions, international cooperation in education, the boundaries of such interaction, and the possibilities of intercultural dialogue between intellectuals of the countries involved in the war in Ukraine. Following the best traditions of Liberal Arts education, the conference will be interdisciplinary, inviting scholarly contributions from the perspectives of History, Philosophy, Political Science, Economics, Journalism/Media, and Cultural Studies.
A Conference presented by the Gagarin Center at Bard College, the Bard College Center for Civic Engagement, and the Harriman Institute at Columbia University.
Registration is required for attendance. To register please use the following link: https://www.smolny.org/2022/10/11/life-in-the-face-of-war-political-challenges-social-responses-cultural-shifts/
Download: Life in the Face of War Conference Program.pdf
For more information, call 845-758-6822, e-mail [email protected],
or visit https://www.smolny.org/2022/10/11/life-in-the-face-of-war-political-challenges-social-responses-cultural-shifts/.
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Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
Location: Columbia Maison Française Buell Hall, East Gallery 515 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10027