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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.


Nov 30

Deolinda Adão (right) interviews Bárbara Bulhosa, Dulce Maria Cardoso and Ricardo Araújo Pereira

The Art of Being Woman

On November 30, the Center for Portuguese Studies was pleased to host a special conversation on "The Art of Being Woman." Politics, colonialism, and gender are some of the subjects that CPS director, Deolinda Adão, discussed with with three contemporary literary figures from Portugal: Bárbara Bulhosa, Dulce Maria Cardoso and Ricardo Araújo Pereira.

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Nov 29

Prof. Yuri Slezkine delivers the annual Feldman Lecture



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

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Nov 14

Stills from the Ciné-tracts (France, 1968)



Nov 13

Paul Voerkel (UERJ) with IES Director Jeroen Dewulf

Historical Influences on Contemporary Immigration Discourses

by Sophia Kownatzki

On Tuesday, November 13th, Paul Voerkel, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) professor at UERJ University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), delivered a lecture titled “Historiography and Migration: Explaining the Present through the Lens of History.” Voerkel gave a brief background on recent German history, particularly Germany’s history with immigration, and the recent shift to emotional rather than empirical public discourse surrounding migration and refugees. While he mainly used a historical lens to understand contemporary conditions, language studies, linguistics, and culture were also strong influences in his argument.

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Nov 10

David Large addresses the Seattle Austrian community to commemorate the centennial of Austrian republicanism 

Centenary Perspectives on the Austrian Republic

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Austrian republic, on November 10, the Austrian Consulate of Seattle in conjunction with the Austrian Studies Program was pleased to host David Clay Large (IES Senior Fellow and Professor at the Fromm Institute, University of San Francisco) for a lecture titled “From Renner to Kurz: Reflections on the History of Austrian Republicanism.” The First Republic was declared on November 12, 1918, at the end of World War I. Large’s talk examined the First Republic (1918-1938) as a cautionary tale, illustrating how domestic and foreign challenges in the 1920s and 1930s compromised Austria’s parliamentary democracy well before the country’s annexation int

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Nov 08

Jekaterina Novikova (IES EU Fellow, 2018-19) with Peter Fatelnig (European Commission)

Investigating the Digital Future of the EU

by Ani Hakobyan

On Thursday, November 8th, the Institute of European Studies (IES) welcomed Peter Fatelnig, Minister Counsellor for Digital Economy Policy at the EU Delegation to the United States of America. Fatelnig presented his lecture “The Digital Future of the European Union – Will There be Any?” to a diverse audience of 25 that included computer science students, community members, and those interested in the inner workings of the European Union and its digital strategy. The lecture was moderated by Jekaterina Novikova from the European Commission, currently 2018-19 EU Fellow at IES.

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Nov 02

IES Associate Director Akasemi Newsome with Jörg Neuheiser



Oct 30

The Odd Spring of May '68

by Julia Nelsen

On October 30, the French Studies Program together with the French Department was pleased to host a screening of the recent documentary by Dominique Beaux, Mai 68: un étrange printemps. Presented in conjunction with a selection of previously unpublished photographs by Philippe Gras, on display in Dwinelle Hall, the film was part of an international traveling exhibition sponsored by the Institut Français to mark the fiftieth anniversary of May 1968.

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