Center for German and European Studies

Apr 15
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Deputy Consul-General of Germany Johannes Bloos, IES Director Jeroen Dewulf and Michael Göring, Chairman of the ZEIT-Stiftung

The Refugee Crisis in Germany

Michael Göring, chairman of the board of the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin and Gerd Bucerius, gave a lecture in Moses Hall on the refugee crisis in Germany. As he explained, a combination of war, terrorism and harsh conditions in countries such as Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq has caused thousands of people to seek refuge in Europe.

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Mar 07
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Germany and The Refugee Crisis

IES welcomed Christoph von Marschall, one of Germany’s most famous journalists who currently works for Der Tagesspiegel, to Moses Hall on March 7. His talk, entitled “The Crisis of ‘Made in Germany’ – and How Germany can Recover,” discussed the way in which various crises in Germany and the EU have challenged German self-assuredness.

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Nov 13
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Paul Ziemiak, President of the Junge Union

Meeting between IES Students and the Junge Union

IES was pleased to welcome a delegation of the Junge Union to the Berkeley campus that was co-organized with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. The Junge Union, or Youth Union, is the youth version of the CDU, the political party of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, for members between the ages of 14 and 35.

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May 19
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Minister-President Winfried Kretschmann speaks with students and guests of the Institute of European Studies

Lecture by Winfried Kretschmann, Minister-President of Baden-Württemberg

IES had the honor of welcoming Winfried Kretschmann. Kretschmann is an important figure in German politics and the ecological movement. He is the current Minister-President of Baden-Württemberg, Germany's first 'Bundesland' to be led by a member of the Green Party. As an important member of the Green movement in Europe, he has become a symbol for decisive changes in the adoption of ecological principles.

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Oct 06
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Lecture by Hans-Gert Pöttering, Former EU Parliament President

Former President of the European Parliament Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering visited IES to deliver a talk entitled "Europe: Player or Loser?" Dr. Pöttering, the longest-serving member of the European Parliament, has represented the Christian Democrats continuously since the first European elections in 1979. His talk was arranged in cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation of which Dr. Pöttering has been chairman since 2010

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