Established to honor the life and work of former IES Director, Gerald Feldman, the Gerald D. and Norma Feldman Annual Lecture brings eminent scholars to UC Berkeley to share their work in German and European Studies.
Gerald D. Feldman (1937 - 2007) was Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley. An internationally known and influential political historian of twentieth-century Germany, Feldman published more than 27 books and over 100 scholarly articles. He also served on the editorial board of the journal Contemporary European History for over 15 years. Throughout his career he received several prizes and honors, including the prestigious Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (2000). In 2004 he was elected to the exclusive Bavarian Academy of Sciences. Professor Feldman was renowned for his passion for teaching and devotion to his students. At Berkeley he fostered the growth of the Center for German and European Studies, which became today's Institute of European Studies. The Gerald D. and Norma Feldman Annual Lecture honors his legacy.