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Lessons from Babyn yar

On September 6 at 6:30 p.m. in Bizzell Library 118,  join us for an exciting event that features poetry by Yevgeny Yevtushenko and contemporary Ukrainian poets read by Zhenya Yevtushenko and Nathan Marks, with cello music by Matt Magerkurth.  This event is part of the Mark Allen Everett Poetry series and is sponsored by the Dodge Family College of Arts.

Flier for "Lessons of Babyn Yar: A Conversation between Poetry, Languages, and Music." The Mark Allen Everett Poetry Series and the Dodge Family College of Arts and sciences.  Featuring Poetry by Yevgeny Yevtushenko and Contemporary Ukrainian poets read by Zhenya Yevtushenko and Dr. Nathan Marks with cello music by Matt Magerkurth. Wednesday, September 6th at 6:30 p.m. in Bizzell library LL 118. See facebook events page  for complete details including zoom link: complete details, including Zoom link:
Lecture by Herman Pirchner

On Wednesday, September 13 at 4:30 p.m. in the 145 Zarrow Hall, Herman Pirchner, the founding president of the  American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC), will give a talk titled "The Axis of Anxiety: Russia–China–North Korea–Iran." This event is cosponsored by the Department of International & Area Studies and the Romanoff Center.   

Herman Pirchner has traveled the world and made over 70 trips to the countries of the former Soviet Union. He directed the national security team advising Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign (2012) is the author of Reviving Greater Russia: The Future of Russia's Borders with Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, and Ukraine (2004) and Post Putin: Succession, Stability, and Russia's Future (2019). Before founding AFPC, Mr. Pirchner served in the US Senate as Director of Legislation for Senator Roger Jepsen (R-IA) and Legislative Assistant to Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA).

The Axis of Anxiety: Russia-China-North Korea-Iran
Book Launch for Stephen Friot's "Containing History"

On September 19 at 4:30 p.m. in the CAS Common Room on the 9th floor of the Dale Hall Tower, the Romanoff Center will be hosting a book launch for Stephen Friot's  Containing History: How  Cold War History Explains US-Russia Relations (OU Press, 2023).  This cross-disciplinary study offers a fascinating view of the ways in which the past continues to shape both public attitudes and foreign policy in both Russia and the United States. 

Stephen P. Friot is a Senior District Judge in the Federal District Court in Oklahoma City and an associate of the Romanoff Center.  He  has lectured at many Russian law schools and participated in many judicial exchanges.  These experiences of engagement with the region led to his interest in Russian history and US-Russia relations.   We hope that you will join us for this book launch!

The book cover of "Containing History: How Cold War History Explains US-Russia Relations" written by Stephen P. Friot.