Winter Course Highlights

Folklore and Literature in Russia and Beyond: Vampires, Talking Cats, and Frog Princesses

Vampires Group PerformanceWhat is “folklore” and what is its purpose? How do we decide if something is authentically “folk” and does it matter? Why are Eastern Europe and Russia associated with the idea of folklore?


Rules of War

Lieutenant Colonel Mark PyeWhen, if ever, is war justified? How are ethical norms translated into rules that govern armed conflict? Are these rules still relevant in light of the changing nature of warfare?


Who Owns the Past? Archaeology, Heritage and Global Conflicts

Mission Delores TripWho owns the past? Is cultural heritage a universal right?