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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 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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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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