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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.


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 22

Participants of “Between the Lines: Tradition and Plasticity in Ana Hatherly” 



Mar 20

Finnish Ambassador Kirsti Kauppi with Nordic Studies Program Director Lotta Weckstrom

World Affairs from a Finnish Perspective

by Danielle Miller

On March 20, IES and the Nordic Studies Program were pleased to welcome Finland’s Ambassador to the United States, Kirsti Kauppi, for a conversation about Finland’s current affairs and the US/EU transatlantic relationship. In her talk, Kauppi spoke of how Finland’s many identities—as sovereign state, a Nordic country, an EU member, and an Arctic state—shape the country’s domestic politics and diplomatic agenda.

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Mar 19

IES Visiting Scholar Christina Gerhardt

Feminist Cinema in West Germany

by Sophia Kownatzki

On Tuesday, March 19, IES welcomed back visiting scholar Christina Gerhardt, a former UC Berkeley lecturer who is currently teaching at University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. Gerhardt presented a lecture titled “Helke Sander’s dffb Cinema, 1968 and West Germany’s Feminist Movement” – the subject of her upcoming publication. During the talk, Gerhardt traced the history of the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB), the alma mater of filmmaker Helke Sander who was part of the first graduating class of students from 1966 to 1969.

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Mar 13

Timm Beichelt with IES Director Jeroen Dewulf

European Soccer and Politics

by Ella Smith

“In Europe, Church does no longer play the integrating role that soccer does,” says Timm Beichelt, Professor of European Studies at the European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder). On the afternoon of March 13, 2019, Beichelt visited the IES to discuss the influence of soccer on the political sphere in Europe, especially Germany. He explored the political meaning of soccer in a presentation entitled “A Field of Autocratic Temptation: European Soccer and its Actors.”

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Mar 12

Timothy Scott Brown (Northeastern University / IES Senior Fellow) with IES Director Jeroen Dewulf

A New Take on the Prague Spring

by Sophia Kownatzki and Julia Zimring

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Mar 07

Barry McCrea with Catherine Flynn (Associate Director, Irish Studies Program / Associate Professor of English)

The Novel and the Irish Language: Traditions and Divergences

by Davit Gasparyan and Melina Kompella

On March 7, the Irish Studies Program at IES, in cooperation with the Department of English, was honored to welcome Barry McCrea, novelist, scholar, and professor at the University of Notre Dame, for his lecture entitled “Language Change and Narrative Form from Ó Cadhain to Ferrante.” Speaking in front of an audience of 25, McCrea discussed the Irish language and its struggles to establish a tradition of the realist novel.

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Mar 07

IES Director Jeroen Dewulf with Dariusz Adamski

The Economic Roots of European Populism

by Davit Gasparyan

On March 7, the IES was honored to welcome Dariusz Adamski, professor of law at the University of Wrocław, Poland, for a presentation titled “European Economic Integration and Populism: Foes or Allies?” Centered on the current rise of populism and its relation to European economic integration, the lecture shed a unique light on the phenomenon of populism and how certain countries may be more prone to its rise than others.

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Mar 06

Jekaterina Novikova (IES EU Fellow, 2018-19)

From Research to Market: Horizon EU, 2021-2027

by Ella Smith

On Wednesday, March 6, Jekaterina Novikova, the IES’s 2018-19 EU Fellow, delivered a presentation titled, “The Future of the European Research via the lenses of the Horizon EU R&I program 2021-2027.” As Innovation Policy Coordinator at the European Commission, Novikova spoke to the audience of 20 about her leadership with Horizon EU, a European research and innovation program. Her research project at IES focuses on what the EU can learn from the US in terms of bringing academic research to market.

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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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