In 2021, Anna Frajlich’s Polish-language poetry collection Imię Ojca/Im’ia Bat’ka (The Name of the Father) received its first translation into Ukrainian. On Wednesday, February 16, Deputy Events Editor Ava Slocum attended the Harriman Institute’s book talk and poetry reading for the new edition, translated last year by Vasyl Makhno.
On Wednesday afternoon, Staff Writers Linus Glenhaber and Simon Panfilio attended a virtual seminar held by Columbia’s Harriman Institute.
This Tuesday, Arts Editor Riva Weinstein returned to the Harriman Institute for the opening of painter-historian Anne Bobroff-Hajal’s exhibit “Playground of the Autocrats,” and her talk, “Peasants, Clans, and Effervescent Absolutists.” What is an effervescent absolutist? Why does Russia keep slipping back into autocracy? Why does that baby have a mustache? All will be revealed […]
Bwog “Newspaper-Reads-You” Expert Valerie Sapozhnikova joined a tiny audience at the Harriman Institute to learn about media in the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia. Sitting amongst an audience of about 15, and listening to the moderator become bored with herself as she droned on about each speaker’s accomplishments, I almost started to regret my decision to […]
Lecture Hop correspondent Eliza Shapiro attended Dr. Danilo Türk’s speech on the European Union. Her report follows. “There’s nothing left but loneliness / there’s nothing left to fear” were not the first words Bwog expected to hear upon entering Low Rotunda to hear the President of Slovenia speech’s on the European Union, but those were […]
Bwog’s Poland Bureau Chief Sara Jane Panfil caught Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski’s Harriman Institute talk. This morning, the Foreign Minister of Poland, Radoslaw Sikorski, drew a packed crowd in room 1501 of the International Affairs Building as he discussed the changing political climate in Eastern Europe and reflected upon Poland’s place in world history […]