Lectures on Bulgaria and Kosovo

April 18, 2013 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Seton Hall University - Fahy Hall, South Orange
Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079

Thursday, April 18th, 2013, at 6:30pm, 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 spent there.
After their presentations, Alexandra and Matthew will be holding Q&A session.

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