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(12 Feb 2014) Future Now: Education and Policies for Values, Prof. Lidia Denkova

When:   12 February, 2014, 19:00
Where:  Sofia University Rectorate, lecture hall 224 (hall America for Bulgaria)

Prof. Lidia Denkova holds degrees in Classical Philosophy and Psychology from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski.” She obtained her PhD in 1988 with a dissertation on “Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite and the Middle-age Bulgarian Culture”. She became an assistant in Bulgarian Acedemy of Science in 1997, an associate professor in 2002 and a professor in 2013 in New Bulgarian University. Currently she teaches Comparative Religion Studies, Ethics, and Aesthetics. She is the author of many research papers on historical and philosophical topics. She also translates from French, Russian, Latin, and Ancient Greek.

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(29 Jan 2014) The Process of Revival by assoc. prof. Mihail Gruev

When:   29 January, 2014, 19:00
Where:  Sofia University Rectorate, lecture hall 224 (hall America for Bulgaria)

Associate Professor Mihail Gruev was born on October 25th 1971 in Sofia. He holds a degree in History from the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. He holds a PhD in History with a dissertation topic “The Bulgarian Muslims in the state politics of Bulgaria (1944-1959)”. He began teaching in the Faculty of History in Sofia University in 2002 and became an associate professor in 2009.

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The Saving of Bulgaria’s Jews: Veneration and Criticism 70 Years Later by Michael Bar-Zohar

When:   11 March, 2013, 19:15
Where:  Andrey Delchev Auditorium

Michael Bar-Zohar, Renowned Israeli historian and novelist; AUBG Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Speaker 2010

Award-winning Israeli historian and novelist Michael Bar-Zohar visits the American University in Bulgaria and recounts the amazing story of how Bulgaria’s Jews were saved during World War II. Born in Bulgaria, Professor Bar-Zohar studied economics and international relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He also studied at the Institute of Political Science in the University of Paris, where he earned a PhD. Bar-Zohar has also been elected to the Israeli government in the 1980s and early 1990s. Professor Bar-Zohar is also an AUBG honorary degree holder.

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Truth in the Global Media Age by Prof. Clifford Christians

When:   18 April, 2012, 19:30
Where:  Andrey Delchev Auditorium

Clifford Christians is one of the leading academic figures in the world of media ethics. The recipient of numerous awards, Professor Christians currently serves on the editorial boards of a dozen academic journals and is Professor Emeritus of Communications, Media Studies and Journalism at the University of Illinois. In this lecture, Professor Christians discusses ethics in the age of global media.

Clifford Christians is one of the leading academic figures in the world of media ethics. The recipient of numerous awards, Professor Christians currently serves on the editorial boards of a dozen academic journals and is Professor Emeritus of Communications, Media Studies and Journalism at the University of Illinois. In this lecture, Professor Christians discusses ethics in the age of global media.

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Psychoanalysis and Society: Prohibition, Enjoyment and the Spirits of Capitalism by Dr. Yannis Stavrakakis

When:   28 March, 2012, 19:30
Where:  Andrey Delchev Auditorium

Dr. Yannis Stavrakakis, Associate Professor, School of Political Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Well-known Greek political theorist Yannis Stavrakakisdiscusses the two spirits of capitalism in a psychological analysis of the different socioeconomic approaches. Professor Stavrakakis also talks about the European crisis and answers questions from the audience. Dr. Yannis Stavrakakis is mainly known for his explorations of the importance of psychoanalytic theory for contemporary political and cultural analysis and currently serves as Associate Professor at the School of Political Sciences of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

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