Toni Grecu: Let Us Be Joyful Lest We Are Sad

24 February 2019

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The NTB Conferences on DVD 30 June 2019
Launched almost eight decades ago by Ion Marin Sadoveanu, the National Theatre Conferences have returned to the stage of the Black Box Hall since 2006 with the lectures of prominent personalities of Romanian culture on the most diverse and exciting topics. Gathered in a collection of DVDs aiming at keeping these testimonials of wisdom, culture and civilisation, 59 of the conferences from the previous seasons can be purchased at the box office or in the lobbies of the halls before or after the shows. The collection of DVDs, accompanied by brochures containing the texts of the conferences, comprise the following titles: New titlesBogdan Aurescu – The National Interest and the Topicality of Sovereignty. Romania’s Foreign Policy and the Paradigm of the WinnerCristian Badilita - Mircea Eliade’s GlassesVladimir Belis - Half a Century of Serving Forensic MedicineGigi Caciuleanu - L'Om Gigi: Lines_Tracks_Signs_MeaningsDorin Chirtoaca – The Romanian People. Past, Present and FutureNeagu Djuvara - Actor and Poetry PerformerNora Iuga – Mister Beligan Is to Blame for My Becoming a PoetRadu Penciulescu – The Long Path of the Text towards the StageGheorghe Piperea – About Judicial TalibanismIrinel Popescu – The Organ Transplantation – an Adventure of the Human SpiritAlexander Rodewald – The Genetic Origin of the Romanian PeopleAlex Stefanescu – Who Needs Literature Today?Matei Visniec – Theatre and Journalism. Mutual InfluencesDan Voinea – The Legal Truth about the Miner Strike of 13-15 June 1990Dan Voinea – The Legal Truth about December 1989 N. C. Munteanu – Me and My Dog, the Securitate Basarab Nicolescu – Does the Universe Make Sense? The Contemporary Dialogue Between Science and Religion Ion Pop – From the Avangarde to the Rearguard Cristian Badilita – Why We Need a New Translation of the Septuagint and of the New Testament Ilina Gregori – When Was the 19th Century? Eminescu and Modernity Teodor Maries – In Search of the Truth Alex Leo Serban – And Yet, Why Do We Watch Movies? Andrei Serban – About Chekhov or Who else wants to go to Moscow? Alexandru Tocilescu – About Theatre and Its Matters Dorana Cosoveanu - At that time when the paintings were shot Bujor Nedelcovici – Writers and the Exile His Royal Excellency Prince Radu – The Wise Ruling Neagu Djuvara – The 77 Years War (1914-1991) Mircea Dinescu – The Curse of Being a Parody Writer Nicolae Manolescu – Do We Not Have Playwrights? Lucia Hossu Longin – The Exercise of Memory Dan C. Mihailescu – Who Is the Neo-Interwar Generation and What Does It Want Octavian Paler – With Melancholy, about the Barbarians Stelian Tanase – The Panait Istrati Case Theodor Baconsky – Orthodoxy and United Europe Adrian Cioroianu – Romanian Communism between Hope and Traps Ileana Malancioiu – The Tragic Guilt Ion Caramitru – The Limits of WaitingRadu Beligan – My Professors Cristian Tudor Popescu – The Sticker ManRobert Turcescu – The Burial of a Myth: Farewell, Free Press!Ion Vianu - Antigone, a Dissident Andrei Plesu – About the HeartDoina Jela – Deceptive MemoryNeagu Djuvara – A Brief Experience with Western Intelligence ServicesConstantin Ticu Dumitrescu – The Securitate Leaking, an Imperative for DemocracyVladimir Tismaneanu – The Revolutionary Year 1956Mihai Razvan Ungureanu – Romanian Ethics and Public Sense 200 Years AgoAdrian Vasilescu – Religion and the StarVarujan Vosganian – Elites and Counter-Elites in Transitional RomaniaRadu Beligan - Radu Beligan 90Emil Hurezeanu - Romania in Europe and Europe in RomaniaAna Blandiana – The Romanian Fun Making, from Defense to SuicideHerta Müller – Always the Same Snow and Always the Same UncleTheodor Paleologu – The Topicality of Political TheologySorin Alexandrescu – Visual Culture, Pros and ConsSolomon Marcus – A Peak of Romanian Culture: Traian LalescuHoria-Roman Patapievici – About Wasted Opportunities in HistoryCristian Badilita – Judas and Mary Magdalene Between Damnation and Exoneration  The series of conferences shall continue in this season as well, on each Sunday, once every two weeks, with new spiritual challenges, discussion topics and lectures. The price of a DVD is 25 RON!   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu
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Gheorghe Florescu: Dissent through Coffee 19 May 2019
On Sunday, May 19th, 2019, 11.00 a.m., in the Tapestry Foyer, Gheorghe Florescu shall hold the conference Dissent through Coffee.   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 
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Ioan Stanomir: Romania, 1989 / 2019 - a Photograph, after Thirty Years 05 May 2019
On Sunday, May 5th, 2019, from 11.00 a.m., Ioan Stanomir shall hold the conference entitled Romania, 1989 / 2019 - a Photograph, after Thirty Years.
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Adrian Cioroianu: The Future Is No Longer What It Used to Be 21 April 2019
On Sunday, April 21st, 2019, at 11.00 at NTB’s Black Box Hall, Adrian Cioroianu shall hold the conference The Future Is No Longer What It Used to Be. About the Conference The characteristic of our time is that we all have the feeling of imminent changes that are foreshadowing globally. The open and peaceful world that came to an end with the fall of communism in Europe in 1990 did only materialize in part. Today, borders seem to close again and unexpected conflicts occur even in the hearts of Western societies. In parallel, for the first time in the history of civilization, technological progress is so rapid that human understanding can no longer keep pace with it. In other words, we are progressing so fast that the very idea of progress seems rather a threat than a promise. Engineers, physicians and philosophers, together, tell us that we are about to enter the "transhuman" age - that is, the creature that we are, of the flesh, brain and joints, can be improved even before it is born, so that we shall be immune to diseases and we can all be, why not, as intelligent as geniuses. However, beyond these pink scenarios, there is also a fear that one day the machines we are creating might get out of hand - or even control us. I suggest that we meditate together on some of the directions of these changes: we shall talk about family and school, about politics and about possible future wars, about the search we are trapped in, and about what we might find at the end of the road. Adrian Cioroianu About Adrian CioroianuBorn in 1967 in Craiova, he is a historian, journalist, essayist, politician (he served as Foreign Affairs Minister within the Tariceanu Cabinet from 5 April 2007 to 15 April 2008).Professor at the Faculty of History at the University of Bucharest, he is the author of several Romanian history books (and especially of the history of Communist Romania). He is also known as co-author of high school textbooks. Member of the Social Dialogue Group, he joined the National Liberal Party and was elected to the Romanian Senate for Timis County in 2004. After Romania's accession to the European Union on 1 January 2007, he served as MEP, member of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) and vice-chair of the ALDE Group in the European Parliament. On April 5th, 2007, Cioroianu became Minister of Foreign Affairs in the reshuffled Tariceanu government. Since 2012, he is a dean of the Faculty of History of the University of Bucharest.Starting from 2015, Adrian Cioroianu is the Ambassador of Romania to UNESCO.   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 
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