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Milcho Manchevski - Writer & Director - Film Screenings, Discussions, and "True Confessions"

Melikian Center

February 8, 2023 | 6 p.m. MT

ASU Coor Hall, Room 199, 975 S Myrtle Ave, Tempe 85281

February 10, 2023 | 7 p.m. MT

MIX Center, 50 N Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201

February 15, 2023 | 6 p.m. MT

ASU Coor Hall, Room 199, 975 S Myrtle Ave, Tempe 85281

Before the Rain (1994) - “The movie is made in three parts, two in Macedonia, one in London. The story circles back on itself, something like “Pulp Fiction,” and there is a paradox, a character who seems to be dead at a time he is still alive. Manchevski was not influenced by Quentin Tarantino; they were making their films simultaneously, and in “Before the Rain” the circular structure has a deeper purpose; it shows that the cycle of hate and bloodshed will go on year after year, generation after generation, unless somehow men find the will to break with it.”

Mothers (2010) - “... a film anthology that’s innovative in its blend of fiction and documentary. The three stories focus on various aspects of life in the contemporary Republic of Macedonia, set in a city, a small town, and a deserted village. The anthology highlights the delicate relationship of truth and fiction, drama and documentary, while probing the very nature of truth as well that of filmic reality.” 

Bikini Moon (2017) - ... features the story of a charismatic homeless woman who captures the attention of a documentary film crew who are ready to exploit her story for their own shot at independent movie fame. This very modern, urban fairy tale set amidst a fractured ideal of family is presented as a documentary that unravels, reveals, and reimagines itself alongside its unpredictable subject.


Super Glow Party
Peoria AZ Economic Development

February 10, 2023

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Fire House Event Center, Peoria

You are invited to join us for the Super Glow event! Friday, February 10, 2023 from 4:00-6:00 pm at the Fire House Event Center in Old Town Peoria (8307 W Washington St).

Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 1, 2023 before 6:00 PM MST.


Paging Ukraine - Theatre Performances and Roundtable Discussion

Melikian Center at ASU

February 14 and 15

7:00 p.m. MST

ASU Performing and Media Arts Building

February 16

10:30 a.m. MST

ASU Coor Hall, Room 6631

Presented by the Central European Cultural Collaborative and Romanian Studies at ASU. Paging Ukraine is based on stories of women from Ukraine in the context of the war. Directed by Anda Dragan. Performed by Ioana Cojocarescu and Sorana Esanu.

Theatre Performances

February 14 and 15 at 7 PM.

ASU Performing and Media Arts Building

970 East University Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281.

Download performance flyer.

Visitor Parking at the venue.

Roundtable discussion with the performers

February 16 at 10:30 AM

ASU Coor Hall, Room 6631

975 S Myrtle Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281

Download roundtable flyer.

Visitor parking is available in the Apache Boulevard parking structure on E Apache Blvd, in the Fulton Center parking structure on S College Ave, and in Lot 3 next to Gammage Auditorium at the corner of S Mill Ave and E Apache Blvd.


Authors & Insights: Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch

McCain Institute

February 16, 2023

12 p.m. MST

Virtual event

On Thursday, Feb. 16, McCain Institute Executive Director Evelyn Farkas and Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch will discuss Amb. Yovanovitch’s newest book, “Lessons From the Edge: A Memoir,” and assess the current political and military situation in Ukraine.


How Open Technological Innovation is Changing War and Peace

Tucson Committee on Foreign Relations

February 23, 2023

5:00 p.m. MST

Virtual Event

Professor Audrey Kurth Cronin is one of the world’s leading experts on security and how conflicts end. She is a Trustees Professor of International Security and Technology and Director of the Institute for Politics and Strategy at Carnegie Mellon University. Her career incorporates experience in both academic and policy positions, in the US and abroad. Prior to her current post she was a Distinguished Professor of International Security and founding Director of the Center for Security, Innovation, and New Technology at American University, Washington, DC. She was also faculty member and director of War and Statecraft at the US National War College. Before that she was Specialist in Terrorism at the Congressional Research Service, advising Members of Congress in the aftermath of 9/11. She also held a number of positions in the US executive branch, including in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy, and was Director of Studies for Oxford University’s Changing Character of War program. She has been Chairman of the Global Agenda Council on Terrorism of the World Economic Forum and a speaker at the WEF’s annual meetings in Davos.

In this presentation based on her award-winning book, Audrey Kurth Cronin will discuss how individuals and small groups have shared and used lethal technology in the past, and how they are likely to do so now. We are in a period of open technological innovation that is entirely different from what the United States faced in the Cold War, and we must adapt. Today, the diffusion of new technologies—social media, robotics, 3-D printing, synthetic biology, autonomous systems, machine learning, and various types of artificial intelligence —makes them accessible to a much broader range of people. As we see in the war in Ukraine, the resulting worldwide diffusion of lethal technology is changing how conflict unfolds, and who wins.


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