We’re sponsoring the Oscar nominated film Corn Island at the Seattle International Film Festival!
Directed by Georgian director George Ovashvili, Corn Island recounts the story of a farmer and his teenage granddaughter who sow corn on a temporary island that forms each spring in the Inguri River, which divides the feuding nations of Georgia and Abkhazia. As his granddaughter blossoms into womanhood and the corn ripens, border patrol boats from the two feuding countries frequently pass, and when a fugitive on the lam finds refuge among the cornstalks, the farmer is reminded of the dangers—both natural and manmade—of cultivating in no man’s land.
Corn Island was a 2015 Oscar Nominee for a Best Foreign Language Film. Please join us on May 17th, 18th, or 19th for this powerful and award-winning life-and-death fable.
Summer and Fall 2015 classes are out and you can select and register for courses through the UW time schedule. Here is a list of selected REECAS classes:
POST-CONFLICT STATES AND SOCIETIES IN EUROPE
With the return of conflict to Europe in Ukraine and the continuation of conflicts near Europe’s borders as in Syria, essential questions for European security have re-emerged: how can conflicts be contained or resolved; how do post-conflict states and societies engage in the tasks of stabilization and reconstruction; how well or how poorly do post-conflict societies fare in creating the foundations for durable peace and prosperity; what lessons might European experiences bring to light for other conflicts around the world?
The Ellison Center is now on iTunes and SoundCloud! We’re happy to announce that we are producing podcasts of our many events, so now you can enjoy REECAS lectures on the go. Look us up on iTunes by searching “Ellison Center UW” or check us out on SoundCloud. And don’t forget to subscribe! You’ll never need to miss an Ellison Center talk again.