PFF SpringFest is thrilled to welcome the following guests to this year’s Festival:
Saturday, May 14 | 11:45 AM
Featuring Q&A with Directors Maria Loohufvud & Love Martinsen
Saturday, May 14 | 8:00 PM
Following the film, Navalny, a panel of Philadelphia experts on Russia and Ukraine will will help contextualize the events of the film within the current political climate, speaking from their research and their own personal experiences of the region.
The Navalny panel will be moderated by PFS Education Manager Madeline Charne and include:
Philip M. Nichols is the Joseph Kolodny Professor of Social Responsibility in Business, and a Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics. His research and teaching focus on emerging economies, development, and corruption. He has conducted fieldwork or worked with more than twenty countries – including both Russia and Ukraine – on issues of business development or corruption control, has been a visiting professor in India, Mongolia, Singapore, South Korea, and Uruguay, and serves as a Fellow in the Centre for Business Ethics at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Professor Nichols has served as the President of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, and as Co-Chair of the Anti-Corruption Law Interest Group, the International Economic Law Interest Group, and UN/CEFACT LG, a United Nations expert committee on electronic trade. Professor Nichols has received twenty teaching awards, including the highest teaching award conferred by the Academy of Legal Studies in Business.
Kimberly St. Julian-Varnon is a doctoral student in History at the University of Pennsylvania. Her work examines how the presence of people of color shaped ideas and understandings of race, ethnicity, and nationality policy in the Soviet Union and East Germany.
Her public writing analyzes the linkages of race, foreign policy, and culture in the United States, Russia, and Ukraine. Her writing has appeared in Foreign Policy, the Moscow Times, and the Kennan Institute’s Russia File. She has also been interviewed on the Black News Channel, CNN, and MSNBC on Ukraine and Russia.
She holds an M.A. in Russian, Eastern European, and Central Asian Studies from Harvard University and an M.A. in History from the University of Pennsylvania.
Sunday, May 15 | 7:15 PM
Featuring pre-recorded Q&A with Director Sophie Hyde