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Entries prior to the Fall 2016 semester represent a small portion of events held. For a full list of events, see each semester's newsletter.


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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Mar 16

 Veronica Salovaara (Univ. of Helsinki) during her presentation at IES

The Nordic Educational System

As part of its Nordic Studies Program, IES invited two scholars who specialize in distinct sects of Nordic education to offer insight into the education systems in Finland and Denmark. The first presenter, Veronica Salovaara (Univ. of Helsinki) began her talk by describing Finland’s comparatively strong educational system. Jeppe Bundsgaard (Aarhus University) spoke about the Danish integration of technology into educational pedagogy.

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Mar 12
Speaker Koenraad van Cleempoel with Berkeley Prof. Elizabeth Honig and IES Director Jeroen Dewulf

Flemish Scientific Instruments from the Renaissance Period

IES sponsored two lectures featuring Koenraad van Cleempoel, Professor at Hasselt University in Belgium and this semester’s Visiting Pieter Paul Rubens Professor at the UC Berkeley Department of History of Art. As one of the world’s foremost experts on Flemish scientific instruments of the Renaissance period, Van Cleempoel provided an introduction to sixteenth-century mathematical instruments from the famous Louvain School and presented on how Renaissance instrument makers contributed to both the scientific revolution as well as the artistic output of the period.

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Mar 09

Nuno Mathias, Consul-General of Portugal, and IES Director Jeroen Dewulf, signing the cooperation agreement on the creation of the Ana Hatherly Chair in Portuguese Studies

Inauguration of the Ana Hatherly Chair in Portuguese Studies

IES inaugurated the Ana Hatherly Chair in Portuguese Studies, sponsored by the Camões Institute. The chair is named after a well-known Portuguese poet and artist, who did her PhD at UC Berkeley under the direction of Prof. Arthur Askin.

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Mar 08

IES Director Jeroen Dewulf with speaker Ludvig Norman and IES affiliated professor Chris Ansell (Dept. of Political Science)

The Rise of Radical Right-Wing Populism in the EU

On March 8, IES hosted a lecture by Ludvig Norman, Researcher and Lecturer at the Department of Government at Uppsala University and one of IES’ current visiting scholars. In his presentation, Norman offered a Swedish perspective on one of the most serious challenges that the EU currently faces, “the rise of radical right-wing populism”. With such a challenge occupying a central position in the current political landscape of the continent, Norman used his talk as an opportunity to highlight the mainstream political response to counteract this development in Europe.

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Mar 06

IES Director Jeroen Dewulf with speaker Ruth Jacoby

Europe at a Crossroads

IES hosted a lecture by Ruth Jacoby, a leading Swedish diplomat who served for the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and whose posts included Ambassador to Italy and Germany.

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Mar 03

IES Director Jeroen Dewulf with speaker Paul Blustein

Greece and the Eurozone Crisis

Paul Blustein, a senior fellow at the Centre for Governance Innovation in Waterloo, ON, gave a lecture on the Eurozone crisis that unraveled in the early 2010s. With approximately 25 people in attendance, he presented the key details from his new book, Laid Low, which chronicles the crisis from the perspective of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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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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Feb 28

Azita Raji, former US Ambassador to Sweden, addressing the delegation

Visit Nordic Delegation to IES

IES welcomed a Nordic delegation to Moses Hall, including Azita Raji, former US ambassador to Sweden. The delegation discussed plans to further expand IES’ Nordic Studies Program with IES Director Jeroen Dewulf and Prof. Mark Sanderberg, Director of the Nordic Studies Program.

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Feb 21
Image for Study of Austria Program

Dr. Markus Schweiger, Executive Director of the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation, IES Director Jeroen Dewulf, Dr. Wolfgang Petritsch, Director of the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation, and Dr. Roland Hermann, LL.M.

 

New Program for the Study of Austria

The Institute of European Studies at the University of California, Berkeley and the Austrian Marshall Foundation are proud to announce the extension of their cooperation agreement. This will allow us to provide fellowships to a select group of graduate students from the United States and Austria in order to stimulate research in and about the other nation. The agreement also allows for a fruitful cooperation between Austrian universities, research institutes and the University of California.

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