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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.

Feb 06
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Film director Stefan Haupt (middle) with event organizers Jessica Ruffin and Lou Silhol Macher (to his right) and IES Director Jeroen Dewulf and Martin Schwartz, Cultural Officer of the Consulate-General in San Francisco (to his left)

Meeting with Swiss Film Director Stefan Haupt

IES hosted Swiss film and theater director Stefan Haupt for a screening of his 2014 film, Der Kreis, followed by a reception and a Q&A session. Der Kreis, or “The Circle,” is the name of a Swiss magazine, founded in 1942, that played a crucial role in Europe's gay emancipation movement.

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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 16
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Participants at the workshop on European Studies

Workshop on European Studies at Community Colleges

IES closed its fall program with a workshop introducing community college faculty to the various resources and research being done in the field of European Studies.

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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 12
group shot of US-EU workshop participants

Participants at the workshop on US-EU Relations in Times of Uncertainty

Workshop on US-EU Relations in Times of Uncertainty

From December 12-13, IES hosted a workshop entitled “US-EU Relations in Times of Uncertainty: Crises and Transatlantic Relations.”

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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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Dec 02

GHI Washington and UC Berkeley Sign Cooperation Agreement for GHI WEST

The German Historical Institute Washington DC is pleased to announce the establishment of its new West Coast branch office, GHI WEST. The new office will facilitate the GHI’s cooperation with scholars in the western U.S. and Canada. This expansion is part of the Institute’s initiative to contribute to the scholarly community continent-wide, and to grow the connections amongst scholars, both within the discipline of history and in a cross-cutting, interdisciplinary manner.

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Dec 01
Photo of Jonathan Wiesen

Prof. Jonathan Wiesen (Southern Illinois University)

The Perception by Nazi Germany of Racial Violence in the US

To conclude its German History Lecture Series for the fall semester, the Center for German and European Studies (CGES) at IES welcomed Jonathan Wiesen, Chair of the Department of History at Southern Illinois University. 

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Nov 30
Group photo of undergraduate conference in European Studies

Undergraduate conference in European Studies, with the members of the jury and presenters Nitisha BaroniaKevin MahoneyZiang Zhou, and Yinan Zhang

Undergraduate Student Conference in European Studies

The European Union Student Ambassador (EUSA) group hosted its second Undergraduate Conference in European Studies on November 30. 

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Nov 18
Paul Nolte and Jeroen Dewulf

Paul Nolte (Freie Universität Berlin) and IES Director Jeroen Dewulf

The Rise of Populism in Europe and the United States

IES welcomed Paul Nolte, Professor at the Freie Universität Berlin and current Visiting Professor at St. Anthony’s College, Oxford, for a lecture on the new wave of populism that is currently sweeping Europe and the United States.

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