23 Jan 2019

Eriola Pira in Discussion With Ivet Ćurlin from What, How & For Whom/WHW

Members of What, How & for Whom/WHW From the January 2019 edition of Grantee Voices Eriola Pira: We’re sitting here outside Galeria Nova in Zagreb, which What, How & For Whom has been running for some 15 years, and I wanted to start our conversation this afternoon, Ivet, with the history of WHW: how you, Ana Dević, Nataša Ilić, Sabina Sabolović, and designer and publicist Dejan Kršić came to work together as a curatorial collective.

Jonathan Slaght in Conversation with David Gordon

Russian Far East. Photo by Jon Slaght. From the April 2018 edition of Grantee Voices David Gordon: Jon, thank you for taking the time to share your great knowledge and experience with the TMU community. For starters, why don’t you introduce yourself? Tell us who you are. Jonthan Slaght: Sure! My name is Jonathan Slaght. I’m a US-based wildlife biologist. I work for a group called the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), which is based in

1 Nov 2017

How a group of Mongolian herders took on a mining giant — and won

Original article published by Devex By Sophie Edwards Camel herders in Mongolia. Photo by: Alan Fieldus / CC BY-NC WASHINGTON — Tending camels in the Gobi desert — moving them to fresh grazing pastures in the spring and summer, and to shelter in the winter — has been a way of life for families in Mongolia for thousands of years. But cycles of freezing winters and dry summers — a natural phenomenon which the herders

Likhachev Foundation Cultural Fellowships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BY THE LIKHACHEV FOUNDATION: The Likhachev Foundation (St. Petersburg, Russia) and the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center (Moscow, Russia), with support of the Committee on External Relations of St. Petersburg, announce a competition for two-week cultural fellowships in Russia (St. Petersburg) from 15 to 28 May 2017 for foreign professionals in the field of arts and culture who work on projects related to Russian culture and history and aimed at a broad foreign audience. Airfare

11 Aug 2016

Central Europe Looks Beyond Coal

Central Europe Looks Beyond Coal Kristina Sabova   Alternative energy production and new conservation tools are raising hope in Central Europe. Our region includes communities near the former “Black Triangle,” the border region shared by Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic, that has long suffered from the polluting emissions of industry, coal-fired power plants, and open pit mines. The European Union is working on its future climate and energy scenarios, to bring clean and affordable

30 Sep 2015

Unlikely Allies: Owls And Loggers

In the Russian Far East, a logging company is helping to flag habitat for one of the world’s biggest owls. By Vicki Croke They may look like Muppets, but Blakiston’s fish owls are fierce predators. Photo: J. Slaght/WCS Russia. They are mysterious and massive owls, perhaps the largest in the world, weighing up to 10 pounds, and sporting wingspans of about six feet. They’re so big that in the dark forest, people have mistaken them for

2 Apr 2015

From Buryatia to Oregon

From Buryatia to Oregon: Protecting the Environment Through Law Across Borders By Maggie Keenan In January, Oksana Imetkenova traveled to Eugene, Oregon from Ulan-Ude in Russia’s Buryatia Republic. This remote area of East Siberia is home to the Buryat people, whose traditional yak husbandry, native species, and watersheds are threatened by gold mining waste and changing land use.   Oksana came to Eugene to collaborate on her work with colleagues from around the world at

29 May 2014

Polar bear diplomacy: Where the US and Russia can agree

The movements of a musk oxen herd are captured here on Wrangel Island, Russia, in March 2014. (Joel Berger) On an arctic island 250 miles from the nearest Siberian village, US and Russian scientists are collaborating on wildlife research. Their work proves: Conservation transcends geopolitics. By Joel Berger, Op-ed contributor / May 21, 2014 Wrangel Island, Russia The icy wind is wicked. It’s about minus 10 degrees, and near whiteout conditions dominate this landscape of

Four Guitar Suites: From Early to Contemporary

April 10, 4:30 pm Trust for Mutual Understanding Join us for an evening with Hungarian guitarist Attila Szabó, performing solo suites from four centuries on the classical guitar. A musical bridge from early to contemporary: suites by great classics like Robert de Visee and Johann Sebastian Bach, followed by two modern guitar suites by Miklós Kocsár and Attila Szabó. The suite, originating from the 17th century, became a very popular musical form of instrumental music.

Saving More Than Just Snow Leopards

NEW YORK TIMES By PETER ZAHLER and GEORGE SCHALLER FEB. 1, 2014 THE cold and rugged mountains of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and China seem an unlikely place to find a flourishing combination of new community institutions and international diplomacy. Few people live there. Those who do are mostly desperately impoverished livestock herders. They have been largely isolated from the rest of humanity on these enormous mountains where the Indian subcontinent once crashed into Asia, buckling