1. '89 - Towards a New Wall?


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    Live stream recording - 16 nov 2014 / 20.00 - As the fear of a new Cold War begins to haunt the West, questions about the nature of the Russian regime and its aspirations become increasingly relevant. Even more insistent is the question of the future and independence of Ukraine. What will happen to Ukraine, a country that has battled for its freedom and a break with the Soviet legacy since the fall of the Iron Curtain? The current tensions between Ukraine, Russia and the West emphasize the importance to look upon these developments in light of the last decades. What were the events leading up to the situation within which this tension between Russia and Ukraine became possible? We look upon these tensions and analyze the political and cultural position of Ukraine with Volodymyr Kulyk, is a head research fellow at the Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; Oksana Forostyna, Ukrainian journalist and Executive Editor of the Ukrainian journal Krytyka; Mykola Riabchuk, is senior research fellow at the Institute of Political and Nationalities’ Studies, Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; and Kateryna Botanova, director of CSM-Foundation Center for Contemporary Art. How do we look back on the history of Ukraine over the last 22 years? What role does the Ukrainian civil society play in the current conflict? Mirthe Frese and Bahram Sadeghi will moderate this programme. Speakers: Volodymyr Kulyk is a head research fellow at the Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He has also taught at Columbia, Stanford, Kyiv Mohyla Academy and Ukrainian Catholic University as well as having research fellowships at Harvard, Stanford, Woodrow Wilson Center, University College London, University of Alberta and other Western scholarly institutions. His research fields include the politics of language, memory and identity in contemporary Ukraine, language ideologies and media discourse, on which he has widely published in Ukrainian and Western journals and collected volumes. Kulyk is the author of three books, the latest being Dyskurs ukraїnskykh medii: identychnosti, ideolohiї, vladni stosunky (The Ukrainian Media Discourse: Identities, Ideologies, Power Relations; 2010). Kateryna Botanova is an art critic, curator and contemporary culture researcher. She has been director of the CSM-Foundation Center for Contemporary Art (Kyiv, Ukraine) since 2009 and is the founder and chief-editor of the online journal on contemporary culture KORYDOR. Her work themes around the social engagement of art and the role of art in societies’ transformative processes. Oksana Forostyna, is a journalist, a novelist, and the Executive Editor of the Ukrainian journal Krytyka. As an investigative journalist, she covered national politics in the local Lviv daily Lvivska Gazeta. Her articles have been published in BusinessWeek, Transitions Online, Gazeta Wyborcza, and the Ukrainian Observer. Mykola Riabchuk is a leading Ukrainian public intellectual. He is senior research fellow at the Institute for Political Studies and Studies of Nationalities (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine). His research focuses on problems of civil society building in Ukraine, questions of national identity and nationalism. Recent publication: "Russian Robinzon and Ukrainian Friday." This programme is part of '89 Festival In collaboration with Stichting Democratie en Media and European Cultural Foundation. http://www.debalie.nl/agenda/programma/%2789-+-towards-a-new-wall%3f/e_9756962/p_11676039/ http://www.debalie.nl

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    • Annie Lacroix-Riz : III. L’intégration européenne après la Deuxième Guerre mondiale


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      Une phase préparatoire surtout franco-américaine : mai 1945-1949 (3e séance, 7 décembre 2010)

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      • In EU We (Mis)Trust - on the road to the European elections


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        Live stream recording - Thursday 10 april 2014 http://www.debalie.nl/agenda/programma/in-eu-we-%28mis%29trust-+--on-the-road-to-the-eu-elections/e_9489738/p_11347802/ There is a growing mistrust of the EU among Europeans. Many citizens perceive the EU as being too distant and too bureaucratic. In the run-up to the European elections in May, the European Cultural Foundation (ECF) and De Balie are jointly organising a public debate about the EU and its future: In the EU We (Mis)Trust – on the road to the EU elections. This debate is part of the New Pact for Europe* project, that examines the challenges facing Europe today, and the strategic choices that need to be made. As Dutch citizens prepare to cast their vote for the European Parliament on May 22, the debate could not be more timely. At a moment in history when mistrust among citizens goes far deeper than the economic crisis, we want to know your vision for the future of the EU. Should we go back to the basics, undo the mistakes of the past? Dismantle the euro? Should we leap forward towards a fully-fledged political and economic Union? Or should we focus on finding new ways to involve citizens in the continent’s future? We need a much more ambitious debate in the Netherlands, and between European leaders and citizens. We need a ‘New Pact’ and a new understanding of Europe, to inspire us to shape the future of the EU going forward. Come and join the debate and help us to decide which path we should travel. Programme Start: 20:00. Doors open: 19:45 Keynotes: George Pagoulatos, Professor European Politics and Economy, Athens University of Economics & Business; Member of the Governing Board, ELIAMEP, Athens Philippe Legrain, writer and former economic advisor to European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, and Head of the Analysis team of the Bureau of European Policy Advisors (BEPA), will give the second key note speech. Further panelists are: Jet de Ranitz, President of the Executive Board, Amsterdam School of the Arts and Chair of Kunsten ‘92, Dutch association for arts, culture and heritage Bas Eickhout, GroenLinks candidate in the European elections and Vice Group Leader of the Group of the Greens, European Parliament Dirk Gotink, CDA European Parliament Kati Piri, PvdA candidate in the European elections and Programme Manager South-Caucasus and Moldova, NIMD (Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy) Eric Smaling, SP candidate in the European elections and Member of Parliament Gerben Jan Gerbrandy, D66 candidate in the European elections Policy Advisors (BEPA)The debate will be moderated by Lennart Booij, co-founder of BKB, The Campaign Agency, Amsterdam. ________________________________________ About the New Pact for Europe www.newpactforeurope.eu This debate is part of the New Pact for Europe project launched by a transnational consortium of foundations, including the ECF, and in partnership with the European Policy Centre. The initiative aims at promoting a Europe-wide debate on reform proposals to shore up an EU hit by financial, economic, political and social turbulence, as well as global challenges, and feed these ideas into the work of the new EU leadership that will take office after the May 2014 European elections.

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        • Eine entlarvende Reise


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          Eine entlarvende Reise ins Unterfutter der menschlichen Seele. „In einer beklemmend inszenierten Reise durch den Hausruck erlebt das Publikum einen leidenschaftlichen Protest gegen die Asylpolitik Österreichs.“— Leo Matteo Bachinger, Die Presse, 31.07.2009 Das Stück „A Hetz oder Die letzten Tage der Menschlichkeit“ ließ weder Theaterpublikum und Medien, noch die Bevölkerung im Hausruck kalt. Wie alle Theater Hausruck-Produktionen wurde auch „A Hetz“ im Jahr 2009 umfangreich, multimedial und professionell dokumentiert, die Vorarbeiten ebenso wie die eigentliche Aufführung. Aus diesem Videomaterial wird nun von Chris Müller und Helmut Geissler ein Film produziert, der im Jahr 2011 seine Premiere feiert. http://www.theaterhausruck.at/

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          • Rethinking National Identity in the Age of Migration


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            A discussion on the anti-immigrant political movement in both Europe and the United States and its implications for community cohesion and national identity, with Patrick Simon, Institut national d’études démographiques, Cas Mudde, University of Georgia; Charles Kamasaki, National Council of La Raza; Frank Sharry, America’s Voice; and moderated by MPI President Demetrios G. Papademetriou. Visit http://www.migrationpolicy.org/transatlantic/.

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            • Shudh Desi Romance (2013) - Filme Completo Legendado em Português


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              SINOPSE O filme conta uma história sobre amor, atração e compromisso. Raghu Ram (Sushant Singh Rajput) é um vendedor de tecidos em Jaipur, e inquilino de Goyal (Rishi Kapoor), um planejador de casamentos. Raghu está prestes a se casar e no caminho para o local do casamento, ele conhece Gayatri (Parineeti Chopra), uma mulher de mente aberta, vontade própria, independente, que vive a vida do seu modo. Como Raghu já estava indeciso, pensando se deveria casar ou não, ele fica muito impressionado pela liberdade de Gayatri, e reúne coragem para fugir do seu próprio casamento. Quinze dias depois, os dois se encontram e começam a namorar. Meses depois os dois decidem se casar. No dia do casamento, Gayatri foge e Raghu fica inconsolavelmente confuso. Tempo depois, em um casamento, Raghu encontra Tara (Vaani Kapoor), a mulher que ele ia casar antes de conhecer Gayatri. Ela começa a se encontrar com ele, para se vingar dele, mas lentamente, a relação dos dois fica séria. Quando ele está prestes a pedi-la em casamento, Gayatri volta a sua vida.

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              • Freedom Lecture: Andrey Kurkov (Ukraine) - De Vrijheidslezing #8


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                Live stream recording - 2014-12-18 - Well-known fiction writer Kurkov decided to publish his diaries which cover the start of the Maidan protests in 2013 to the current ‘hybrid’ war that has caused a political, humanitarian and international diplomatic crisis. Kurkov describes daily life in Ukraine in such a way that the reader himself feels a Kievit. He will present us with his personal experience and analysis of the conflict, his outtake on freedom and his ideas about the near future for Ukraine and the region. On Kurkov Born in St Petersburg, Kurkov now lives in Kiev with his family. About his background, he states that: “(…) there is a big difference between ‘being Russian’ and ‘being a Russian’, although many Ukrainians don’t seem to understand that. I am Russian myself, after all, an ethnically Russian citizen of Ukraine. But I am not ‘a Russian’, because I have nothing in common with Russia and its politics. I do not have Russian citizenship, and I do not want it.” – Ukraine Diaries, page 69. Kurkov graduated from the Kiev Foreign Language Institute and worked as a journalist for some time. After his military service as a prison ward in Odessa, he became a film cameraman, writer of screenplays and author of critically acclaimed and popular novels. Kurkov is the author of thirteen novels and five books for children. His work is currently translated into 25 languages, including English, Japanese, French, Italian, Chinese, Swedish and Hebrew. He has also written assorted articles for various publications worldwide. The program will focus on the theme ‘identity’. What entails the identity of the Ukranian people? We will look at the role of art, literature, language, music, politics and the economy. Furthermore, we will discuss the role of identity in the current conflict, with regard to the complex geopolitics between Europe and Russia. On the Freedom Lecture For the second year Political and Cultural Center De Balie (Amsterdam) and Amnesty International present: The Freedom Lecture. For each lecture a critical thinker gives a speech on the cause he or she is committed to. The line-up of speakers include human rights activists, defenders, writers, philosophers and artists. This year we had the pleasure to welcome opposition leader Andrei Sannikov from Belarus, internet activist Esra’a al Shafei from Bahrein and Indonesian artist Ade Darmawan. An important topic during this Freedom Lecture is the notion of identity. The relation between culture, writers, protests, complexity and identity. Music can be seen as a tool to create and shape cultural identity of a nation or a people. The Ukrianian composer Mykola Lysenko (1842-1912) wrote many songs based on poems that gave him inspiration. These songs are part of Ukrainian cultural heritage, and are in a way shaping Ukrainian identity, combining poetry and music. During this Freedom Lecture, two songs of Lysenko will be performed by soprano Marije Roos. Moderation: Mirthe Frese (De Balie). http://www.debalie.nl/agenda/programma/de-vrijheidslezing-%238%3a-andrey-kurkov/e_9757259/p_11680227/ http://www.debalie.nl

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                • LeGrif, débat 2: prostitution


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                  Prostitution et traite des femmes dans l'Union européenne : quels enjeux de société en Europe ? Martine Costes-Peplinski, Association Metanoya Typhayne Duch, OLF, Osez le féminisme Pierrette Pape, LEF, Lobby européen des femmes Louisette Mouezy, Le mouvement du Nid

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                  • Meth, Cars, and F$%king over Disney


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                    Greetings and junk! On this installment of Podcast at The End of The Universe, we talk (FOREVER) about traveling. Where we've been, where we'd like to go, our experiences in different regions, lotsa' things! Also, we're joined this week by Baylor's cousin, Matt, who tells us about his time in Switzerland, as well as an intriguing story about Baylor. ALSOALSO: Dylan shows up late, Jen gets pnemonia, Ian has a cat, Devon disappears a little, and I have a shitty internet connection. We're aware it's been awhile since our last upload, and for that we apologize (sort of). With the way things are working out currently, there's a slight possibility that the podcast could turn into a monthly one, but even more likely than that is the chance that we'll do them whenever we want and whenever we can. DEAL WITH IT Bugatti Veyron: http://tinyurl.com/3pkuvfp http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNZSXnrbs_k (Intro music: Gravity in Terms of Time-Space by Starscream)

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                    • Malta Opening Session - Presidential Palace Valletta


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                      The Universal Peace Federation organized another Leadership Conference under the theme: Europe and Africa: A Culture of Peace Welcome dinner at the Meridian Hotel, St Julians, and Opening session at the Presidential Palace in Valletta, with a procession in music from the Malta's Knights, honouring our participants with an official ceremony.

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