Monthly Archives: October 2001

US Holocaust Memorial Museum announces Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies for 2001-2002

Museum Hosts 26 International Scholars The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies (CAHS) announces the appointment of 26 fellows for the 2001-2002 academic year. The fellows, including postdoctoral scholars and doctoral candidates from the United States, Canada, England, Germany, Australia, Poland, Romania, Israel, and Lithuania, represent a diversity of disciplines, research areas, and approaches to study of the Holocaust. As the Museum’s scholarly center, the CAHS explores new avenues of research and teaching about the Holocaust, ... Read More »

Niccolo Machiavelli

Niccolo Machiavelli was born on May 3, 1469, in Florence, Italy. He eventually became a man who lived his life for politics and patriotism. Right now, however, he is associated with corrupt, totalitarian government. The reason for this is a small pamphlet he wrote called The Prince to gain influence with the ruling Medici family in Florence. The political genius of Niccolo Machiavelli was overshadowed by the reputation that was unfairly given to him because of a misunderstanding of his ... Read More »

Migration policy targets Russians abroad and ‘illegals’ at home

In July, Alexander Blokhin, Russian minister for federal affairs, nationalities and minorities unveiled the government’s new migration policy and action programme for 2001-2. Russian-speaking migrants wanted In order to maintain its current population of 140 million people, and to overcome the current demographic crisis brought on by a declining birth rate and emigration, Russia is prepared to accept 700,000 Russian-speaking migrants from other CIS countries and the Baltic states. To this end, Russia has concluded a series of agreements with ... Read More »