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December 2002

Monday, December 2nd
Book Release by Maria Lúcia Dal Farra and Haquira Osakabe.
Presented by Candace Slater

Join us as we celebrate the release of several new books by Portuguese authors: Afinado Desconcerto & Livro de Possuidos by Maria Lúcia Dal Farra, and Fernando Pessoa-Resposta à Decadência by Haquira Osakabe.
Click here to view an article on Maria Lúcia Dal Farra printed in the popular Portuguese magazine Deja.
Co-sponsored by the Townsend Center for the Humanities and the Portuguese Studies Program
For more information please contact Deolinda Adao
Geballe Room, Townsend Center
Stephens Hall

Tuesday, December 3rd
Andreas Heinemann-Grüder
"Does a Constitution Constitute Europe?"
Based on current debates regarding the constitutionalization of the European Union, the lecture will discuss the diverse drafts of a European constitution, contradictory expectations and approaches, preconditions of implementing a constitution and specifics of the European constitutional "telos", compared to constitutionalism in the United States.
Sponsored by Goethe-Institute and DAAD. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information please contact Heidi Sutton
223 Moses Hall

Thursday, December 5th
Paul Ell, Director, Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis, School of Sociology and Social Policy, The Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland
"GIS and a Re-examination of the Great Irish Potato Famine"
Sponsored by the Geographic Information Science Center, (GISC). Cosponsored by IES, Center for British Studies, and the Demography Department.
For more information please contact Caverlee Cary
220 Stephens Hall
Gebaulle Room, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Monday, December 9th
Pekka Himanen, Berkeley Center for Information Society IES Visiting Scholar
"Policy in the Information Age: The model of Finland vs. Silicon Valley"
Sponsored by The Fisher Center for the Strategic Use of IT. Co-Sponsored by IES
For more information please contact Heidi Sutton
135 Cheit Hall
The Fisher Center for the Strategic Use of IT
Haas School of Business

Additional information regarding European Cultural Events in the Bay Area can be found at the following sites:
Alliance Francaise
Goethe Institut
Italian Cultural Institute

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