[artinfo] WHAT'S ON AT CEU, February 18 - March 3, 2002 (fwd)

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From: Sara Svensson <Svenssons@ceu.hu>
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Subject: WHAT'S ON AT CEU, February 18 - March 3, 2002

February 18 - March 3, 2002
(Issue 11, 2001/2002)

There is no admission charge for events listed in "What's On," unless
otherwise noted. You are welcome to attend any of these events even if
you do not receive an individual invitation.

While CEU will continue to distribute "What's On at CEU" by e-mail
every two weeks, the latest changes and events can be found in the News
and Events section of the CEU website at <http://www.ceu.hu>.


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 5:30 p.m.
Location: CEU, Nador u. 9. Bldg, Auditorium

A public lecture presented by the Rector and the Department of Medieval

Aziz Al-Azmeh (American University, Beirut)

Postmodern Obscurantism and "The Muslim Question"

Aziz Al-Azmeh is Zayed Professor of Islamic Studies at the American
University in Beirut. His major publications include a seminal study of
the medieval Arab historian and philosopher, Ibn Khaldun (1982), "Arabic
Thought and Islamic Societies" (1986), "Islams and Modernities" (1996),
and "Muslim Kingship: Power and the Sacred in Muslim, Christian and
Pagan Polities" (1997). One of his recent articles, "Civilization,
Culture and the New Barbarians," in International Sociology 16:1 (2001)
summarises his views on the present state of our world.

Reception to follow


Location: CEU Nador u. 11. Bldg, Hanak Room (201)

Discussion seminar for students from the Baltic States and other
interested in the region. The seminar is organized by CEU`s Baltic

"Looking for the Baltics: Problems of Post-Soviet Baltic Identity"

In post-communist Europe, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have been
viewed as countries forming a unitary region called the Baltics. This
viewpoint has a solid historical basis, including a common fight against
the Soviet occupation in recent history. However, after liberation this
unity has not been as self-evident to the Baltic people themselves and
increasingly also to people from other countries. Politicians and
gradually more of the people of these countries have been expressing
hesitation towards the idea that these countries share a common
historical, economic and cultural development. The aim of the discussion
seminar is to bring together students from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
for a discussion on the questions of Baltic regional identity in
different spheres of cooperation (economy, politics, culture and
security). The first hour will be devoted to presentations by students,
and the second hour will be for discussion. The seminar will be followed
by an informal social event.

For more information contact Kristina Kallas at H01KAK01@student.ceu.hu


Location: CEU, Nador u. 9. Bldg, Auditorium

A film presented by the Central European Film Society within the
framework of the film series "Reflections of Historical and Social
Changes in Central and Eastern European Film - Period of

"Loves of a Blonde" (Milos Forman)

With the participation of Professor Gyorgy Baron, film aesthetician.

This film received an Academy Award nomination in 1966 for Best Foreign

"Forman's picture is delightful and unusual, comic and sad and
comprehending" - The New York Times.


Location: CEU Nador u. 9. Bldg, Faculty Tower, Room 409

An interdisciplinary workshop organized by the CEU Department of
Medieval Studies in cooperation with the Majestas International
Association for the Study of Rulership:

"Religion and Rulership"

Keynote Address: Aziz Al-Azmeh (American University, Beirut)

For more information contact Csilla Dobos at dobos@ceu.hu


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2:00 p.m.
Location: CEU Nador u. 9 Bldg, Auditorium

Official opening of the "Millennium Conference":

Welcome Address: Istvan Rev (Director, Open Society Archives)

Note: The language of this conference is Hungarian

For more information contact Ildiko Csikos at csikosi@ceu.hu


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 6:00 p.m.
Location: CEU, Nador u. 11 Bldg, Hanak Room (201)

Movie nights organized by the Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgendered People

"Paris is Burning" (Jennie Livingston)

Winner of the 1990 San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film
Festival Audience Award for Best Documentary.

For more information contact Yevgeniy Stotyka at


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 6:00 p.m.
Location: CEU Nador u. 9. Bldg, Auditorium

A film presented by Human Rights Students' Initiative (HRSI) Film

"Before the Rain" (Milcho Manchevski)

For more information, please contact the Human Rights Students'
Initiative at hrsi@ceu.hu.


FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2:00 p.m.
Location: CEU Nador u. 9 Bldg, Gellner Room

A public lecture in the Budapest Economic Seminar Series presented by
the Department of Economics:

Samuel Bowles (Santa Fe Institute, University of Massachusetts)

"In search of Homo economicus : Behavioral experiments in 15 simple

For the updated BESS schedule for the 2001/2002 academic year, visit
http://www.ceu.hu/econ/economic/seminars.html. For more information
contact Attila Ratfai at ratfaia@ceu.hu.


FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 6:00 p.m.
Location: CEU, Nador u. 11 Bldg, Hanak Room (201)

Movie nights organized by the Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgendered People

"Thelma & Louise" (Ridley Scott)

Won Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Nominations for Best
Actress (Sarandon, Davis), Best Director, Best Film Editing and Best
Starring: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen,
Stephen Tobolowsky, Christopher McDonald, Brad Pitt

For more information contact Yevgeniy Stotyka at


Location: CEU Nador u. 11. Bldg, Galeria Centralis

An exhibition presented by the Open Society Archives at CEU:

"The Millenary Exhibition"

The new exhibition at Galeria Centralis focuses on the millennial
events, programs and works of art that received public funding in
Hungary. This is the only exhibition so far that has tried to give an
overall picture of the kinds of official programs and
centrally-sponsored works that were created on the occasion of the
Millennium, the anniversary not only of the foundation of the Hungarian
State but also of the adoption of Christianity.

Material was collected with the help of the state institutions that
organized, subsidized and documented these events, including the
Millennium Commissary Office, the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, the
Religious Editorial staff of the Hungarian Television, Duna Television,
the Hungarian Radio, the Hungarian Post Office, the Coin Trade Joint
Stock Company of the Hungarian National Bank, the Office for the
Protection of Historic Monuments (previously the Committee for the
Protection of Historic Monuments) and the Millennial Non-profit Company.
The selection of material on display in the exhibition largely reflects
the value judgements of the above-mentioned institutions: the exhibition
shows the events and programs that they consider most important.

The collection of official documents and declarations serves to
reconstruct the authorities' intentions with regard to the Millennium,
the material displayed in the exhibition will help to establish the
extent to which those intentions were actually fulfilled.

Galeria Centralis opening hours:
Tuesday-Friday: 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

For further information contact Nora Abraham: tel. 382-3485; email:

CEU/OSI Publications Office
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Central European University
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