Apr 12

IES Senior Fellow Carla Shapreau with Director Jeroen Dewulf

Musical Material Culture during the Third Reich

by Julia Zimring

On April 12, the Institute of European Studies welcomed Senior Fellow Carla Shapreau, a lecturer at the Berkeley School of Law. Her presentation, titled “From Enigma to Virtual Splendor - The Nazi-Era Theft and Restitution of Guillaume de Machaut’s Extraordinary Medieval Manuscript, the Ferrell-Vogüé,” traced the fascinating history of this cultural artifact from its creation in the 14th century to its modern-day whereabouts.

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Apr 11

Christina von Hodenberg (Director of the German Historical Institute London and Professor of History at Queen Mary University London)

Generation Gaps and Social Change in 1960s West Germany

by Sophia Kownatzki and Jianwen Xu

On April 11, IES in conjunction with GHI West hosted Christina von Hodenberg (Director of the German Historical Institute London and Professor of History at Queen Mary University London) for a lecture titled “Over Sixty in the Sixties: The Older Generation and Youth Protest in West Germany.” 

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Apr 09

Fatima El-Tayeb (UC San Diego)

Artistic Responses to Europe’s Refugee Crisis

by Julia Zimring

On April 9, Fatima El-Tayeb, professor of Literature and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, San Diego, shared her work with an audience of 25 at the Institute of European Studies. Her presentation, entitled “Europe’s “Refugee Crisis” and the Colonial Archive: Is Art Universal?,” explored the connections between Germany’s colonial legacy, the current refugee crisis, and the idea of the “universal museum.”

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Mar 22

Beverly Crawford Ames with IES Senior Fellow David Large

Migration Politics in a Post-Truth Environment

by Evan Gong

On Friday, March 22, the Institute was pleased to host Professor Emerita and former IES Associate Director Beverly Crawford Ames, who delivered a lecture titled “Lies about Migrants: Comparing U.S. and German Migration Politics in a Post-Truth Environment.” Analyzing migration policy and politics, Crawford Ames described the responsibilities of the US in accepting refugees and immigrants. She also noted statistics that overwhelmingly demonstrated the social and economic benefits brought about by immigration.

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Mar 05

Professor David Oppenheimer (Berkeley Law) with Eva Anduiza

Spain and #MeToo

by Alison Spencer

On March 5, IES and the UC Berkeley School of Law welcomed Eva Anduiza (Professor of Political Science, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) for a lecture on the #MeToo movement and women’s protest in Spain.

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Feb 28

Stefan Ludwig-Hoffmann (Department of History, UC Berkeley) with Kiran Klaus Patel

Project Europe

by Evan Gong

On February 28, IES was delighted to welcome Professor Kiran Klaus Patel of Maastricht University, who delivered a captivating lecture on his upcoming book, Project Europe: A New History of the European Union. Patel offered the audience a rich historical analysis of concrete effects and results of European integration since 1945, as well as what Europeans can learn from the past to gain better insight into present-day challenges.

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Dec 03

Comparing California and Germany: New Research on Electricity, Transportation and Carbon Markets

On December 3, 2018, UC Berkeley faculty affiliated with IES/CGES organized a DAAD sponsored workshop titled, “Comparing California and Germany: New Research on Electricity, Transportation and Carbon Markets.” The workshop took place at the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California Davis and comprised three sessions. The theme of the first session was a comparison between California and Germany of the integration of renewable resources in electricity markets, the introduction of electric vehicles, and how they may relate by coordinating the new sources of electricity supply and demand, and how they affect overall carbon emissions in the jurisdictions.

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Nov 27

Left to right: Andrew Shanken, Jenny Wüstenberg, Jeroen Dewulf, Alberto Sanchez Sanchez, and Valentina Rozas-Krause

Memory and Democracy in Germany

by Alberto Sanchez Sanchez

On November 27, DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor in Politics at York University Jenny Wüstenberg came to Berkeley to discuss her research on memorials and memory practices in Germany. During her talk, “Memory and Democracy: Civil and 'Uncivil' Activism for Remembrance in Germany and Beyond,” Professor Wüstenberg examined how grassroots actors have engaged with German institutions in order to shape public mnemonic space. She situated the discussion within the larger global debate on how to confront racist, colonial, or genocidal pasts and the ways history challenges contemporary democratic governance. The respondent to Professor Wüstenberg’s lecture was Andrew Shanken, Professor of Architecture at the College of Environmental Design.

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Oct 24

Bernd Fischer (Practitioner-in-Residence at GHI West) with GHI Program Coordinator Heike Friedman

Refugees in German Higher Education

by Ani Hakobyan and Davit Gasparyan

On October 24th, 2018, IES and GHI West were pleased to welcome Bernd Fischer (Deputy Head of Division at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research) for a lecture on on the integration of refugees in German institutions of higher education. He began his lecture by noting that he was a practitioner and not a researcher and that his presentation was based on what he himself had seen and worked on.

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Oct 17

David Miliband (President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee) addresses the audience at Alumni House


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