Thursday, April 18th, 2013, at 6:30 p.m., in Fahy 236, Slavic Club,
is presenting two lectures: Bulgaria: Traditions and Modernity, by
Aleksandra Angelova, School of Diplomacy, and Kosovo: The Center of the
Balkans, by Mathew Gorski, School of Diplomacy.
Both our speakers are exceptional Seton Hall Russian and Diplomacy students.
1. Alexandra Angelova, who herself is from Bulgaria will be talking
about some major developments currently taking place in her country.
Some of the events, which she will be discussing, will include the mass
demonstrations and protests against the government, which led to the
recent resignation of Parliament and the formation of an interim
cabinet. Miss Angelova will also talk about interesting traditions in
Bulgaria. Her presentation will be called, Bulgaria: Traditions and
Modernity. She will begin her presentation by providing some background
information about her native country. Then, she will discuss some
elements of Bulgarian culture and traditions, which will include:
religion, music, dance, and major holidays. After that, she will talk
about the current situation in Bulgaria: the protests; the mass
discontent of the people; and what has led to this situation. She will
also discuss the future ramifications of the protests for the region and
for Bulgaria’s membership in the European Union.
2. Mathew Gorski, who has spent the last fall’s semester for his
internship, in Kosovo, will be speaking about his Kosovo internship
reflections, which included meeting Kosovo’s President, Atifete Jahjaga,
and about a wide range of information that will be engaging and
enjoyable to our guests and Slavic Club members, alike. Matthew’s talk
will be called, Kosovo: The Center of the Balkans. He will be talking
about multiple aspects pertaining to Kosovo’s history starting with some
basic facts about and demographics of Kosovo; the war; the relationship
between Kosovo and Serbia; his brief visits to Albania and Macedonia,
and the daily life as he has experienced it for the three months he has
After their presentations, Alexandra and Matthew will be holding Q&A session.
Please join us for this very interesting and informative evening!
Everyone is welcome!
Free Slavic food will be served!
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