Center for German and European Studies

Mar 17

IES Director Jeroen Dewulf with speaker Tim Brown

The History of the Green Movement in East and West Germany

IES and welcomed Timothy Scott Brown, Professor of History at Northeastern University and currently Senior Fellow at IES, for a lecture on the rise of green politics and ecologism in West and East Germany during the Cold War.

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Mar 16

IES Director Jeroen Dewulf with speaker Anja Mirh

Transitional Justice in Germany, Turkey and Spain

Anja Mihr, Program Director of the Humboldt-Viadrina Center on Governance through Human Rights, gave a lecture to an audience of twenty at IES on transitional justice and regime consolidation in Europe during the 20th century, focusing more specifically on the contexts of Turkey during the late 20th and early 21st centuries, post-Franco Spain, and post-World War II Germany.

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Feb 28

IES Director Jeroen Dewulf with speaker Cornelia Schu (Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration)

Germany as a Country of Immigration

IES was pleased to welcome Cornelia Schu, Managing Director of the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration, to the Berkeley campus. Her lecture, which centered on Germany’s status as an immigration country, paid close attention to labor migration trends and the most recent refugee influx.

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Jan 30
FSU Jena Berkeley delegation

Minister Wolfgang Tiefensee addressing the Jena and Berkeley delegations (UC Berkeley photo by Brittany Hosea-Small)

Strengthening the Jena-Berkeley Partnership

IES welcomed a delegation from the city of Jena, Germany, and its Friedrich Schiller University to the Berkeley campus. Based on a longstanding partnership between the sister cities of Berkeley and Jena, a fruitful cooperation between the universities has developed over the last two decades.

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Dec 14
Workshop participants in conversation

Participants at the workshop “Jews, Germans, and other Europeans”

Jewish Identity in Europe

From December 14-16, Berkeley’s Center for Jewish Studies hosted a workshop for a group of twenty PhD students entitled “Jews, Germans, and other Europeans: Modern Encounters.”

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Dec 06
group photo of IES-Der Kreis graduate student workshop

Participants at the IES-Der Kreis graduate student workshop

Graduate Student Workshop on Modern German Histories

On December 6, Der Kreis, a graduate student working group sponsored by IES, organized a workshop on “Modern German Histories.”

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Nov 16
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Pamela Potter (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Confronting the Nazi Past in Art

Pamela Potter, Professor of German and Music at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Director of the DAAD Center for German and European Studies, gave a lecture to an audience of sixteen centered on the contents of her recent book, Art of Suppression: Confronting the Nazi Past in the Visual and Performing Arts.

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Oct 28
Timo Lochocki

Timo Lochocki (Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund)

The Current State of the German Economy

With the support of the American Council on Germany, IES welcomed Timo Lochocki, Transatlantic Fellow with the German Marshall Fund, on October 28. 

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Oct 04
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IES Associated Director Akasemi Newsome, Prof. Nathan Stoltzfus (Florida State University), IES Senior Fellow David Large

Hitler’s Compromises: Coercion and Consensus in Nazi Germany

Stoltzfus, the Rintels Professor of Holocaust Studies at Florida State University, gave a talk centering on the contents of his book Hitler’s Compromises: Coercion and Consensus in Nazi Germany. Stoltzfus discussed many little-known realities of Hitler's regime.

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May 05
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Minister President Bouffier and UC Berkeley and Berkeley City College EU Student Ambassadors

Minister President Bouffier and the Future of the European Union

IES was honored to welcome Volker Bouffier, Minister President of the German state of Hessen, and a delegation of German academics to the Berkeley campus for a luncheon with distinguished faculty and students. luncheon, Bouffier gave remarks on his view towards the future of the European Union.

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