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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.


Nov 14
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IES affiliated faculty member Chris Ansell (Political Science) and Eckhard Schroeter (Zeppelin University)

European Perspectives on Representative Bureaucracy

Eckhard Schroeter, Professor of Public Administration at the Zeppelin University in Germany, came to IES to speak on European perspectives towards representative bureaucracy. More specifically, Schroeter explained how the large influx of immigrants—over 1.3 million in less than two years—has resulted in a demographically disproportionate relationship between Germany’s political representatives and the general population.

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Nov 10
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IES Director Jeroen Dewulf, Hilmar Hilmarsson (Univ. of Akureyri) and  Maria Carkovic (UC Berkeley Clausen Center)

Economic Crisis Response in the Nordic and Baltic Countries

In cooperation with the UC Berkeley Clausen Center for International Business and Policy, Professor Hilmar Þór Hilmarsson, a visiting scholar from the University of Akureyri School of Business and Science, Iceland, gave a talk on November 10, 2016 entitled Do As We Say and Not As We Do: Crisis Response and Post Crisis Results in the Nordic and Baltic Countries.

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Nov 08
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Salvador Cardús i Ros (University Autònoma de Barcelona) speaking at IES

Identity in the Current Debate Confronting Catalonia and Spain

IES welcomed Salvador Cardús i Ros, Ginebre Serra Visiting Professor in Catalan Studies at Stanford University and Professor of Sociology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, for a lecture on the current sociopolitical debates confronting Catalonia and Spain.

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Nov 03
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Celia Applegate (Vanderbilt University)

Gerald D. and Norma Feldman Lecture: Music and Work

For 2016's Gerald D. and Norma Feldman Lecture, IES hosted Celia Applegate of Vanderbilt University at the Bancroft Hotel, where she gave a talk on music’s vital role in shaping the German nation.

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Oct 31
Eve Sweetser, Eric Falci, Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, and Jeroen Dewulf

Eve Sweetser (Chair Celtic Studies), Eric Falci (Chair Irish Studies), Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir and IES Director Jeroen Dewulf

Northern Ireland’s Minister of Finance on Brexit

In cooperation with the UC Berkeley Celtic Studies Program, the UC Berkeley Center for Executive Education and the Consulate General of Ireland, San Francisco, IES was honored to welcome Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, the Minister of Finance of the Northern Ireland Assembly to the Berkeley campus

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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 24
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Mia Fuller, Chair of the IES Program for the Study of Italy, and the other organizers of the event on the Italian filmmaker Antonello Branca

Italian Film in the 1960s

A two-day event centered on the documentaries of Italian filmmaker Antonello Branca, featuring a combination of screenings and roundtable discussions related to the Black Panthers, Pop Art, and a turbulent time in California history, was held from October 24-25.

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Oct 23
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IES Director Jeroen Dewulf, Ulrich Tiedau (UCL) and Esmée van der Hoeven (Dutch Studies, UC Berkeley)

The Foundation of Dutch Studies and Belgian Studies in the Anglophone World

IES was pleased to welcome Ulrich Tiedau, Chair of the Dutch Studies Program at University College London, to Moses Hall on October 23. His lecture provided a detailed overview to the institutionalization process of the field of Dutch Studies in Britain during the interwar period, focusing on the roles of Pieter Geyl (Dutch Studies) and Émile Cammaerts (Belgian Studies).

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Oct 21
Professor Jonah Levy presenting at Institute of European Studies

Prof. Jonah Levy (Dept. of Political Science)

Comparing Social Solidarity in Europe and the United States

The DAAD-Science Po/Paris-Berkeley Conference on Social Solidarity, a two-day conference held from October 21-22, featured presentations by fifteen professors and PhD-students from Europe and UC Berkeley.

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Oct 20
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Rita Chin (Univ. of Michigan) and IES Associate Director Akasemi Newsome

The Absent Presence of Race in Postwar Germany

IES was pleased to have Prof. Rita Chin of the University of Michigan present on the historical, political, and cultural contexts surrounding the reason why the term Rasse, or race, has been so controversial in German political discourse, unlike in the United States where it is still frequently used.

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