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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 17
Vinod Aggarwal, Yaniss Aiche and Wim Vandenberghe

IES Affiliated Scholar Vinod Aggarwal (Political Science), Yaniss Aiche and Wim Vandenberghe (Sheppard Mullin)

The European Court of Justice as the Catalyst for a Closer Union?

IES affiliated professor Vinod Aggarwal hosted a presentation attended by ten faculty, students, and community members on the role of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in European integration.

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Nov 16
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Pamela Potter (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Confronting the Nazi Past in Art

Pamela Potter, Professor of German and Music at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Director of the DAAD Center for German and European Studies, gave a lecture to an audience of sixteen centered on the contents of her recent book, Art of Suppression: Confronting the Nazi Past in the Visual and Performing Arts.

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Nov 16
Jason Wittenberg

Prof. Jason Wittenberg (Dept. of Political Science)

Rapid Response—US Presidential Elections and the EU-US Relations

Jason Wittenberg, Associate Professor of Political Science at UC Berkeley, gave an insightful lecture hosted by IES on the European perspective on the recent outcome of the presidential election in the United States.

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Nov 15
Jan Techau

IES Director Jeroen Dewulf with Jan Techau (Richard C. Holbrooke Forum, Berlin)

Europe and the Pax Americana

Jan Techau, Director of the Richard C. Holbrooke Forum at the American Academy in Berlin, delivered a lecture to an audience of fifteen on the Pax Americana and Europe.

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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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