Jan 30
FSU Jena Berkeley delegation

Minister Wolfgang Tiefensee addressing the Jena and Berkeley delegations (UC Berkeley photo by Brittany Hosea-Small)

Strengthening the Jena-Berkeley Partnership

IES welcomed a delegation from the city of Jena, Germany, and its Friedrich Schiller University to the Berkeley campus. Based on a longstanding partnership between the sister cities of Berkeley and Jena, a fruitful cooperation between the universities has developed over the last two decades.

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Dec 14
Workshop participants in conversation

Participants at the workshop “Jews, Germans, and other Europeans”

Jewish Identity in Europe

From December 14-16, Berkeley’s Center for Jewish Studies hosted a workshop for a group of twenty PhD students entitled “Jews, Germans, and other Europeans: Modern Encounters.”

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Dec 06
group photo of IES-Der Kreis graduate student workshop

Participants at the IES-Der Kreis graduate student workshop

Graduate Student Workshop on Modern German Histories

On December 6, Der Kreis, a graduate student working group sponsored by IES, organized a workshop on “Modern German Histories.”

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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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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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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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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 15
Image of Goring for refugee event

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 07
Image of von Marschall for refugee event

Germany and The Refugee Crisis

IES welcomed Christoph von Marschall, one of Germany’s most famous journalists who currently works for Der Tagesspiegel, to Moses Hall on March 7. His talk, entitled “The Crisis of ‘Made in Germany’ – and How Germany can Recover,” discussed the way in which various crises in Germany and the EU have challenged German self-assuredness.

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Nov 13
Photo of Ziemiak for Junge event

Paul Ziemiak, President of the Junge Union

Meeting between IES Students and the Junge Union

IES was pleased to welcome a delegation of the Junge Union to the Berkeley campus that was co-organized with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. The Junge Union, or Youth Union, is the youth version of the CDU, the political party of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, for members between the ages of 14 and 35.

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