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Maxim Kantor to Lecture on Russia: Empire Upside Down

February 25, 2015


Maxim Kantor, renowned Russian artist and Director's Fellow at the NDIAS this semester, will give a public lecture entitled, "Russia: Empire Upside Down" on Tuesday, March 3 at 4:00 p.m. in 112 Pasquerilla Center.

Vittorio Hösle, Founding Director of the NDIAS, will follow Maxim's lecture with his own remarks.


Piotr Kosicki, European Historian, to Examine Catholic Social Teaching and Polish Transition to Democracy

February 16, 2015


The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) and the University of Notre Dame Department of History are pleased to announce a jointly-sponsored public lecture by Piotr Kosicki, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Maryland, titled “The Life and Death of a Catholic Alternative: The Case of Tadeusz Mazowiecki.”

The lecture will be held on Thursday, February 26 at 4:00 p.m. in Room 140 of DeBartolo Hall.

Russian Artist Maxim Kantor Named Director's Fellow

February 16, 2015


Maxim Kantor, a Russian artist of international acclaim, well-known as a painter, sculptor, novelist, and essayist, has been awarded a Director’s Fellowship for spring 2015. While in residence at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study this semester, he is committed to painting many significant works as well as lecturing on the state of democracy and art in Russia.


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February 16, 2015

Naomi Fisher, Graduate Student Fellow at the NDIAS for 2014-2015, introduces her research project.

Allie Tichenor to Give Seminar on Biotechnology, Gender Wars, & Human Rights in the Age of Twitter

January 14, 2015

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Kimba Allie Tichenor, 2014-2015 NDIAS Fellow and historian from the University of Chicago, will lead a two-part seminar on "Biotechnology, Gender Wars, & Human Rights in the Age of Twitter" from 3:00 to 4:30 pm on Friday, January 30 and Friday, February 13 in 1125 Flanner Hall.

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Refreshments will be served.