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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 18
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Paul Schwartz, Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, Giovanni Buttarelli, EU Data Protection Supervisor, and IES Director Jeroen Dewulf

Lecture on EU Data Protection

On the 18th of September, the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology and IES co-organized a dialogue between the EU Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), Giovanni Buttarelli, and the Berkeley Law Professor Paul Schwartz who is a noted expert in information privacy law.

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Sep 02
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IES Director Jeroen Dewulf and speaker William Phelan

The Political Power of the European Court of Justice

IES welcomed Professor William Phelan, who teaches at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Phelan presented his latest book In Place of Inter-State Retaliation (OUP, 2015) about the Political Power of the European Court of Justice. In his presentation, Phelan put forth a new explanation of the European Court of Justice’s (ECJ) political power.

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May 19
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Minister-President Winfried Kretschmann speaks with students and guests of the Institute of European Studies

Lecture by Winfried Kretschmann, Minister-President of Baden-Württemberg

IES had the honor of welcoming Winfried Kretschmann. Kretschmann is an important figure in German politics and the ecological movement. He is the current Minister-President of Baden-Württemberg, Germany's first 'Bundesland' to be led by a member of the Green Party. As an important member of the Green movement in Europe, he has become a symbol for decisive changes in the adoption of ecological principles.

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Apr 29
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IES Director Jeroen Dewulf and Gikas Hardouvelis

Lecture by the Greek Former Minister of Finance

IES welcomed Gikas A. Hardouvelis to campus. Mr. Hardouvelis holds a Ph.D. in Economics from UC Berkeley and was the Minister of Finance (June 2014 – 27 January 2015) in the Greek government under Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. As Greece’s last Minister of Finance before the Syriza-led government under Alexis Tsipras, Mr. Hardouvelis didn’t hide his concern over the radical change in policy in his country.

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Apr 27
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Conference on the Atlantic Ocean with Portugal’s Secretary of State of the Sea

IES hosted a conference entitled “Bridging the Atlantic Abyss: Continental Platform Expansion, Research and Development of Ocean Based Technologies,” during which Portugal’s involvement in ocean politics was discussed. The Institute was pleased to welcome Portugal’s Secretary of State of the Sea, Professor Manuel Pinto de Abreu, as the keynote speaker.

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Mar 16
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Meeting with the New Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation for the German Federal Foreign Office

German Bundestag Member Jürgen Hardt visited the Institute for European Studies to give a talk about Germany’s transatlantic relationship to the US. In his talk Mr. Hardt, the coordinator of transatlantic German-American relations, highlighted the importance of the European-American friendship in today’s international order.

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Feb 11
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Alexander Drechsel, Dirk Stockmans, IES Director Jeroen Dewulf, Eu Fellow Francisco Baltasar Garcia Moran, Javier Hernández Saseta and BLC Director Rick Kern

Workshop on Translation and Interpretation at the EU Commission and EU Parliament

Four accomplished staff members of the EU's Interpretation and Translation Services visited campus to deliver a series of lectures on multilingualism in the European Union. The speakers covered a variety of topics ranging from the policy implications of multilingualism to the rapidly advancing technological support available to translators, and their professional experience was a valuable addition to their analyses.

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Feb 07
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Speakers Marion Fourcade (Sociology), Hatem Bazian (Near Eastern Studies), Jeroen Dewulf (IES), Robert Alter (Center for Jewish Studies), Saba Mahmood (Anthropology), Edward Wasserman (School of Journalism) and moderator Tyler Stovall (History)

Panel on the Shooting Rampage in Paris

IES convened a special panel discussion to discuss the terrorist attack on the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, as well as the subsequent kosher market shooting on January 9. The panel consisted of a diverse group of prominent academics from various disciplines,

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Feb 06
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Eleftherios Mikros, Christos Papadimitriou, Gérard Roland and Jeroen Dewulf

Panel on Syriza and the Greek Elections

IES moderated a discussion analyzing the results of the 2015 Greek Elections on February 6. The event, which was co-sponsored by the Institute of International Studies, sought to contextualize the recent win of the leftist party Syriza in that country and examine its effect on the ongoing Greek debt crisis.

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Nov 13
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IES Director Jeroen Dewulf, speaker Roger Chickering and Mrs. Norma Feldman

2014 Feldman Lecture

This year's Feldman Lecture speaker was Roger Chickering, Professor Emeritus of German History at Georgetown University, who delivered a lecture entitled “Imperial Germany’s Peculiar War, 1914-18”. The lecture was the culmination of a series hosted by the institute on the centenary of World War I, and was held in the Heyns Room of Berkeley's Faculty Club.

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