Breaking news!The Consul will be here in the Conference Hall on Wednesday at 2. Hope to see you there!
[quote]pobedash писал(а):Breaking news!The Consul will be here in the Conference Hall on Wednesday at 2. Hope to see you there! /quotegreat! thanks.
The meeting with the US Consul is on Wednesday, April 2 at 14:00 at the American Information Center (Mayor's Library, Mamina-Sibiryaka - Kuibysheva). 3,4 year students must come - who fails to do so:1. will suffer the consequences as it is organized officially, together with the Dean office;2. will fail to make her/his voice heard;3. will spit in my soul
Dmitry Ivanovich, it was a great meeting with Mr. Niblock. But actually all the answers and all the questions were predictable. And there was nothing new and interesting for me personally. Just clean american speech LIVE...Otherwise it would be nice to listen to Mr. Niblock again at the end of April or at the beginning of May.
Thanks for your comments. It was not only about listening to an American accent, it'd make me much happier if you also tried to learn how to see through those verbal manipulations Mr Niblock was so good at. I do hope we'll keep discussing such things in the future.
Huh, a Consul who practices unpredictable speeches cannot be appreciated by the government.But for me this meeting was both interesting and informative. I've changed my mind a bit (not because I'm so suggestible but cz I just wanted to hear something I didn't expect) on the subject of Iraq, but, unfortunately, this bit was really tiny.BTW, I seem, the question which appeared most unpleasant for Mr. Niblock was smth like «Do you think force is the best mean to deal with terrorism?».Hope to participate such meetings in the future.And it's much better than one-way grumbling. ;)
P.S.: subj day pics r here: http://fir.usu.ru/page?id=76 :)
P.P.S.: sorry, i've split the original topic into two - «Call for participation...» and «Meeting with the US Consul» in order to make order - i mean, not to mix up things. in my opinion, it would be pretty good if we create new topics each time we have something new to say or quote that can't be definetely linked to a previous discussion..? well, anyway we can try to. If you agree, i can even split up the huge topic to more threads, but i'm not sure it's the Urgent-Thing-To-Do.
Well, the bit about Russia and America being strategic partners was really thought-provoking and in reality it goes much deeper than just polite diplomatic blah blah.
The Consulate is ready for another meeting.
[quote]pobedash писал(а):The Consulate is ready for another meeting./quotereally? what are we waiting for then! ;)
Sorry, this time it is not the Consul, but a top UN official who is going to be in our University this Saturday, August 24 at 15:30 at the Hall of Scholarly Council (Zal Uchenogo Soveta). Hope to see you there.
ouch.. such boring topics for discussions u have... meeting with us counsul.. when you're trying hard to access the internet hoping to find some great news about motherland (or at least discussing meeting with russian counsil.. (come on, don't recommend me to visit newsru.com)) and finding some patriotic news about US Consul.. so, was it really such an outstanding speach? btw, russians care much more about September presidential elections than americans do themselves..
pardon me, but what would be less boring for you?what exciting news about the motherland did you expect to find here?and - uh - why are the news about the meeting with the US Consul or a UN official are patriotic?!sorry ;)
and i'm also very sorry for not having visited the meeting. (which had place probably not August 24 as Dmitry Ivanovich said above, but July 24, was it? or why «this Saturday» then?)not sure if this was a heavy loss for me or anyone, but anyway..:)
concerning the Russian attention to the US elections... maybe it's because of lack of domestic competition..?and we also shouldn't diminish the US role in world politics, etc.
well, ok, never mind. what's up there in US? not only elections, i suppose..?
(sorry again, this time for breaking the topic's news-ish-ness, if i'm permitted to use such 'counterpronouncive' words)
Well, it's still a free country - at least in the sense that if US Consul is too boring for you - just don't come to the meeting. BTW, there will be another meeting this Saturday at 14:00 at American Informationa Center, Mamina-Sibiryaka 193. There will be a documentary (20-30 minutes) on 9/11, then there'll be either the Consul (Scott Rauland) or Public Affairs Officer (Bradley Hurst). And you can and should ask any questions.
thank you for the invitation, but i'm a bit... not here.. you know.. and what did you mean by saying «documentary on 9/11»? if you meant Michael Moore's «Fahrenheit 9/11», then — thanx — i've already seen it. anyway, i don't think the US officials will show to public movies like that one, though it was a witty and worth-seeing documentary..
No, that'll be a different one. and it's a crying pity you cannot come, i've been hoping you could ask some interesting questions ;-)
yeah, that's a crying pity.. probably, next time i'll prepare the whole pile of some interesting questions, even despite, quating you, as you once said (and revealed the truth), our faculty concerns international relations, not journalism.)
it's exactly yr «journalistic bias» (if i may put it like this) that adds a bite to yr conversation and will make yr questions interesting and thought-provoking ;-)
On May 4 there will be a video-conference in the US Consulate with a leading American military historian about World War II.
So we had that DVC (digital video-conference) and i liked it immensely. Professor Ronald Spector is one of the leading US military historians and turned out a very interesting person as well. He answered about 20 questions asked by lecturers and students of the Ural State University. All questions addressed different issues of joint Allied war effort, Professor Spector was very sincere and straightforward in his assessment of American and Russian contribution into the victory we achieved together. The issues addressed during the discussion varied from operations at Midway, Guadalcanal, Iwojima, Okinawa, to operations in North Africa, Italy, France.It was emphasized during the conference that it was the coordination of the Allied efforts and their combined economic and military potential that made the victory possible. It was also stressed that even in those cases when military contribution of some operations was insignificant, their political impact for the Allied cause was large. For example, US naval operations in the Pacific did not directly help Russia in her fight on Eastern front, but kept Japan out of war with Russia. In the same way, Russian invasion of Manchuria in August 1945 was not important in terms of military strategy,but played a very important political role. Professor Spector in his answers managed to give a well-balanced picture of the joint war effort, managed to dispel certain stereotypes inherited during the Cold War era. The conference was really open, sincere and thought-provoking. It would be great if we could have some follow-up to it.
Professor Spector in his answers managed to give a well-balanced picture of the joint war effort, managed to dispel certain stereotypes inherited during the Cold War era. The conference was really open, sincere and thought-provoking. It would be great if we could have some follow-up to it.
Perhaps, someone who were there could name some of those stereotypes? I feel biased towards Soviet efforts...
A nice example of Soviet Cold War stereotypes would be the huge strategic importance ascribed to the Soviet invasion of Manchuria in August 1945.
Not with the new consul yet (they say he's of Ukrainian origin!) but still: 20.09.05 (вт) 16:00 Встреча с Дином Колденховеном, экс-мэром г. Палос Хайтс (Иллинойс), борцом за религиозную толерантность. Тема: «Разделение государства и церкви. Роль веры в американ-ской политике. Многообразие религиозных течений и за-щита прав религиозных групп в США».
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