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“A People’s Tragedy: the Russian Revolution 1891-1924”

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“A panorama of Russian society on the eve  of the revolution and the story of its violent erasure”, according to the publisher’s note, prof. Figes’s main opus on the Russian revolution is huge in scope, thorough in unique research, composed with energy, story aptitude, and human empathy. Starting from the Famine of 1891-1892 and ending in 1924, with the death of Lenin, it argues that by then “the basic elements of the Stalinist regime – the one-party state, the system of terror and the cult of the personality – were all in place”. Many view the Russian Revolution as the most noteworthy occasion of the twentieth century. Recognized researcher Orlando Figes presents a scene of Russian culture on the eve of that upset, and after that portrays the account of how these social powers were brutally deleted. Inside the expansive feeds of war and upset are scaled down histories of people, in which Figes takes after the primary players’ fortunes as they saw their expectations bite the dust and their reality collide with ruins. Dissimilar to past records that follow the birthplaces of the upset to overextending political powers and beliefs, Figes contends that the disappointment of majority rule government in 1917 was profoundly established in Russian culture and social history and that what had begun as a people’s insurgency contained the seeds of its degeneration into savagery and fascism.

2017 is of course the first centenary since the “ten days that shook the world”. However, the exact day of the event varies from the original and highly symbolic October 25th according to the Julian calendar to November 7th of the “new style“.

A new centenary edition of the book with a new introduction has been published recently, as Figes’ text has become a fundamental work, along with others such as The Russian Revolution by Pipes. For an exhaustive bibliography on the topic see its page on the Oxford Bibliographies website.

By the same author, “Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991: A History” follows the life of the Soviet Union from his birth to its collapse. Shorter in length and wider in scope, the book investigates if and how the revolutionary tenets and goals set in 1917 held throughout the subsequent decades, under the short, dense and partly experimental rule of Lenin, through the long, despotic reign of Stalin, all the way to Gorbachev’s perestroika and  USSR final demise.

The “red October” being a major event in the world history of the nineteenth century, it obviously has a major role in several courses of both our Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy and  the Master’s in International Relations and Diplomacy. Students of these curricula willing to develop their knowledge about these topics are encouraged to search for further resources (including Figes’) on our library’s online catalog, on the LIRN portal, at the American Library in Paris (SIU students’ membership is paid by Schiller) or at any other of the facilities listed on the Paris campus library page.

 

 

SIU Heidelberg opens its doors to seniors

SIU Heidelberg opens its doors to seniors

SIU Heidelberg opens its doors to seniors

Great is the thirst for knowledge from retired Germans – as so-called guest listeners or as fully enrolled students – that many universities now offer specialist courses for elderly students. Schiller International University Heidelberg participated in a local do-good project last weekend and opened the doors of its library to elderly people.

This project is an example of a growing interest in private higher education in Germany. Thanks to everyone for taking part in our orientation tour about how to use the SIU library and its services.

Read more about the project in Morgenweb

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Amazon Fulfillment Tour

Amazon Fulfillment Tour

Amazon Fulfillment Tour

At Schiller International University we want students to have the opportunity not only to develop their skills but also to take a look at what the corporate world looks like and also, what is waiting for them once they finish their degree. That is why our Professors frequently invest their time in finding opportunities to visit the facilities of some of the leading companies in the world.

 

Last week our students had the opportunity to visit Amazon Fulfillment Center in Madrid. Here, they saw firsthand all the logistics happening inside this leading tech giant. The visit was scheduled by our Professor Edgar Barroso, as part of the activities that our students have throughout the semester. It sure helped enrich the University experience and encouraged our students to further their knowledge in pursuit of their goals.

Amazon provides global online shopping from the world’s largest selection of books, magazines, music, electronics, computers, software, and much more. This tech giant whose slogan is “And you’re done”, has been a global leader for internet sales all over the world and is considered the most valuable retail brand.

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SIU Heidelberg’s staff tours schools in Stuttgart and Kaiserslautern

Is an international Bachelor or Master at Schiller your passport to the business world? We think so. The Open Fairs at Stuttgart High School and Kaiserslautern Military Schools gave us an opportunity to introduce our programs to prospective students. We cherish all the One-to-One meetings we had this week with dedicated candidates specifically interested in business programmes in Management, Marketing, and Finance. Prospective students had the chance to meet directly with our admissions director and school representatives.

SIU Heidelberg's staff tours  SIU Heidelberg's staff tours

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Meet our Alumni – Borja Granzow

 

Borja Granzow, a Schiller Madrid Alumni, recently came by the university and we had the opportunity to ask him what was his experience was like here at Schiller International University. Let us read it from his own words:

“Firstly, attending Schiller was a boost, not only on my academic life, but also in my personal life. One of the most distinct ways Schiller has helped me in, would be in the International education that they provided. As it was the first time in my life that I was surrounded by so many nationalities and cultures all over the world. And being able to learn and adapt to each one of them, which has helped me in my job on a daily basis, as I worked with different nationalities and cultures every day.

After finishing at Schiller I was hired by a Spanish company, where I’ve been working for the last two years, in three different cities, Madrid, Lima and Santiago de Chile. The company I work for is a Freight forwarder , in which I have worked as a Logistics Operator. We arrange customs and international transportation of goods for companies imports and exports with a worldwide presence.

Surely, the greatest benefit of an international career is the possibility to learn about different cultures of people that are the same as you no matter your status or race and learning to work and adapt to them. Also , having the possibility to adapt yourself in that country in the future. “

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