The Crimea and Russian History - An Evening with Professor James Von Geldern

This wonderful night will include delicious appetizers, networking with other Twin Cities Alumni Network members, and a fascinating talk given by Professor James Von Geldern on the topic: Crimea and Its Russian History.

James Von Geldern is Professor of International Studies and Russian at Macalester College, where he teaches courses on Soviet culture and international law. He is author of Bolshevik Festivals, 1917-1920, co-author of Mass Culture in Soviet Russia: Tales, Poems, Songs, Movies, Plays and Folklore, 1917-1953 (1995) and Entertaining Tsarist Russia: Urban Entertainments, 1798-1917 (1998), and co-developer of the website Seventeen Moments in Soviet History ( He is also a practicing attorney, representing asylum seekers pro bono in collaboration with the Advocates for Human Rights, of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Professor Von Geldern completed his degree in Slavic Languages & Literatures at Brown University in 1987; and his law degree at University of Minnesota in 2005.

Admission for the event is $15

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October 05, 2016 at 6:00pm - 8pm

Open Book Minneapolis, Target Performance Hall (1011 Washington Avenue South)


Karen Dickson