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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.


Sep 16
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Participants in the Startup Europe Event at the UC Berkeley Sutardja Center.

Startup Europe Comes to UC Berkeley

The Institute of European Studies was pleased to welcome European startup companies to a co-sponsored Startup Europe event with EIT Digital and the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE).

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Sep 09
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Andreas Fickers (Univ. Luxembourg), Akasemi Newsome (IES) and Pierre Franck (Consul-General of Luxembourg)

The Role of Technology in Making Modern Europe

Andreas Fickers, Professor of Contemporary and Digital History at Luxembourg University, presented on the role of technological experts and regulatory regimes in both shaping diplomacy across European countries as well as facilitating EU integration.

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Aug 30
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Prof. Em. Michael Freund (Webster University) and IES Director Jeroen Dewulf

The Role of Austria in the European Refugee Crisis

Michael Freund provided an overview to various refugee crises that Austria has faced both historically and in more recent years. He showed through these examples a change in attitude of the Austrian people towards the arrival of refugees.

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Jun 18

Visit of French Secretary of State Matthias Fekl

On June 8th, Matthias Fekl, French Secretary of State in charge of Foreign Trade, Tourism and representing French Citizens Abroad honored the French Studies Program at the Institute of European Studies with a visit and took part in a panel discussion on the future of US-France/EU trade relations. He presented a brief overview of current trade initiatives, with a special focus on the TTIP negotiations. Matthias Fekl noted in his speech that the world has moved towards a modern age of trading between countries due to globalization.

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May 05
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Minister President Bouffier and UC Berkeley and Berkeley City College EU Student Ambassadors

Minister President Bouffier and the Future of the European Union

IES was honored to welcome Volker Bouffier, Minister President of the German state of Hessen, and a delegation of German academics to the Berkeley campus for a luncheon with distinguished faculty and students. luncheon, Bouffier gave remarks on his view towards the future of the European Union.

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Apr 28
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IES Director Jeroen Dewulf, Former Deputy Prime-Minister of Greece Evangelos Venizelos and Dimitrios Xenitellis, Consul-General of Greece in San Francisco.

Evangelos Venizelos on the Refugee Crisis in Greece

IES was honored to welcome Evangelos Venizelos, former Deputy Prime Minister of Greece and the current Vice Chairperson of the Socialist Group in the Council of Europe, to the Berkeley campus.

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Apr 26
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Italian journalist Enrico Deaglio and Mai Fuller, Director of the Program for the Study of Italy

Rethinking the Berlusconi Experience in the Time of Trump

IES’ Program for the Study of Italy welcomed Enrico Deaglio, an Italian journalist and author, to the Berkeley campus for a lecture entitled “Rethinking the Berlusconi Experience in the Time of Trump.”

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Apr 25
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Richard Lewis (Free University of Brussels) and IES Associate Director Akasemi Newsome

UK Referendum and Brexit

Richard Lewis, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of European Studies at the Free University of Brussels, gave a presentation on the United Kingdom’s referendum on membership in the European Union.

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Apr 15
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Deputy Consul-General of Germany Johannes Bloos, IES Director Jeroen Dewulf and Michael Göring, Chairman of the ZEIT-Stiftung

The Refugee Crisis in Germany

Michael Göring, chairman of the board of the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin and Gerd Bucerius, gave a lecture in Moses Hall on the refugee crisis in Germany. As he explained, a combination of war, terrorism and harsh conditions in countries such as Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq has caused thousands of people to seek refuge in Europe.

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Mar 29
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Visit Delegation from the EU Parliament

IES, in cooperation with MATRIX Social Science, had the privilege of welcoming a delegation from the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs of the European Parliament to Berkeley for a roundtable discussion on the “sharing economy.”

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