Politician, visual artist, publicist, former professor at the Art Academy, and former basketball player with the Albanian National Team, Edi Rama is now the Prime Minister of Albania, and the leader of the Socialist Party.
Russian and East European Studies
On which pillars does presidential power depend? Which factors ensure (in)stability? Paul Chaisty, Nic Cheeseman and Timothy Power from the University of Oxford have compared different presidential systems in the world regions of Africa, Latin America and the former Soviet Union.
“Ironic Tropes and the Poetics of Self: Trickster Tales from Highland Poland”
Dr Nicolette Makovicky
Readings from “Before and During” and discussion between the author, Vladimir Sharov, and translator, Oliver Ready (Director of the Russkiy Mir Programme at St Antony’s).
Interpreter: Margarita Vaysman.
Drinks reception to follow!
Professor Richard Caplan will be introducing Milcho Manchevski’s widely acclaimed ‘Before the Rain’ (1994), a work which explores the complex political and cultural landscape of the violent conflict in the former Yugoslavia through a poetic interweaving of three stories.
‘Exploring the Identity of the Soviet Censor during the Thaw’
collective reading (text to be circulated in due course), followed by supper at a local restaurant
'Writing from the Ruins of Europe: Representing Königsberg-Kaliningrad from Brodsky to Buida'
‘Russkaya poeziya v 1913 godu’ (in Russian)