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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.

Oct 12
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Prof. Lena Tsipouri (Univ. of Athens) and IES Associate Director Akasemi Newsome

Regional Development in the European Union

IES welcomed Lena J. Tsipouri, Professor of Economics at the University of Athens, to Moses Hall for a talk on regional development in the European Union, discussing strategy for regional development aid.

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Oct 11
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Prof. Fernanda Gil Costa (Univ. of Macau)

Macau, the Last European Outpost in China

Fernanda Gil Costa, Director of the Portuguese Studies Program at the University of Macau, provided an insightful overview to the historical and cultural significance of Macau as the last European outpost in China.

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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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Oct 03
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Author Josefine Klougart and Sirpa Tuomainen, Executive Director of IES' Nordic Studies Program

Nordic Literature Evening

IES was delighted to host Josefine Klougart, the first Danish author to have two of her first three books nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize. She gave an inspiring talk on the freedom and boundlessness of writing.

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Sep 27
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Nicholas Stargardt (Univ. of Oxford) and Akasemi Newsome (IES)

What Were They Fighting For? German Soldiers in World War II

IES welcomed Nicholas Stargardt, Professor of Modern European History at Oxford University. His book, entitled The German War, incorporates a number of primary sources, including diaries, in order to to explore the various motives for fighting for Germany in the Second World War.

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Sep 27
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lan Auerbach (Economics), Robert D. Burch (Economics and Law), Helena Malikova (EU Commission), Joseph Farrell (Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice), Gabriel Zucman (Economics) and Carl Shapiro (Business)

EU Policy on Taxation and the Case of Apple

IES organized a roundtable discussion on September 20 that provided both European and American perspectives on the EU’s recent $30 billion lawsuit against Apple. The panel featured scholars from across the Berkeley campus.

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Sep 27
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Georg Kastner (Andrássy University, Budapest) and Jeroen Dewulf (IES)

The Role of Central European Artists in Building the Hollywood Film Industry

IES was pleased to welcome Georg Kastner, Dean of Andrássy Universität in Budapest, on September 27 for a lecture on the role of Central European creative artists in the building of the Hollywood film industry. Focusing on the era of the Second World War, he highlighted their contributions to anti-fascist propaganda in American movies.

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Sep 22
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Terri Givens (Menlo College) and Akasemi Newsome (IES)

Legislating Equality in Europe and the United States

IES welcomed Terri Givens, Professor and Provost at Menlo College, on September 22 for a lecture examining issues surrounding discrimination, immigration and populism in both the European and American contexts.

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Sep 20
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Julia Chouchair-Vizoso (Center for Middle Eastern Studies), Wolfgang Bauer (Die Zeit) and Akasemi Newsome (IES)

Crossing the Sea with Syrians

IES hosted a discussion on September 20 featuring Die Zeit journalist Wolfgang Bauer, whose recent book, Crossing the Sea with Syrians, documents the experiences of refugees as they undertake the treacherous journey to Europe.

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Sep 20
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Nilgun Bayraktar (California College of the Arts) and IES Associate Director Akasemi Newsome

The Visual Representation of Mobility and Migration to Europe

IES welcomed Nilgun Bayraktar, Assistant Professor of Film History California College of the Arts, to Moses Hall for a lecture on visual representations of mobility and migration to Europe. Analyzing clips and images from a number of projects, Bayraktar explored the symbols and techniques through which the problems of migration are exposed in cinematic arts.

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