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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 12
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Professor Zatlin speaking in the Bancroft Hotel

Gerald D. and Norma Feldman Lecture: The Ruse of Retirement

This year’s Feldman Lecture speaker was Jonathan Zatlin, Associate Professor of History at Boston University and former PhD student of Professor Feldman. His lecture, entitled “The Ruse of Retirement: Eichmann, Theresienstadt, and the Elderly,” highlighted the ways in which Eichmann used retirement to take advantage of elderly Jewish populations during the Nazi regime.

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Nov 06
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EU Delegation at Twin Peaks, San Francisco, CA.

Visit EU Delegation to IES

Multiple members of a Visit EU delegation attended a lunch and panel at the Faculty Club to talk about economics of their respective countries, trade policies, the roles of the EU countries in maintaining a global connection, the current refugee crisis, and much more.

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Oct 26
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President Higgins with IES Director Jeroen Dewulf and Eric Falci, Director of IES' Irish Studies Program

Visit of Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland

On October 26, IES organized the visit of Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland, to the Berkeley campus. During his keynote address President Higgins encouraged students to take responsibility to share the lessons and skills they learn at one of the world’s top public research universities to tackle the worsening human rights problems of world hunger and poverty.

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Sep 25
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IES affiliated faculty members Deniz Göktürk, CGES Director Beverly Crawford, IES Director Jeroen Dewulf and Turkish visiting scholars Atila Eralp, Dilaver Arikan Açar, Sengül Yildiz, Ilhan Can Özen and Özgehan Senyuva from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara and the Yasar University in Izmir.

Workshop on Turkey: Facing Challenges in Multiple Contexts

IES hosted a panel discussion entitled “Turkey: Facing Challenges in Multiple Contexts (Domestic, Regional, European, and Global).” The panel consisted of professors from Turkey’s leading universities, namely the Middle Eastern Technical University (METU) and Yasar University.

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Sep 18
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Paul Schwartz, Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, Giovanni Buttarelli, EU Data Protection Supervisor, and IES Director Jeroen Dewulf

Lecture on EU Data Protection

On the 18th of September, the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology and IES co-organized a dialogue between the EU Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), Giovanni Buttarelli, and the Berkeley Law Professor Paul Schwartz who is a noted expert in information privacy law.

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Sep 02
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IES Director Jeroen Dewulf and speaker William Phelan

The Political Power of the European Court of Justice

IES welcomed Professor William Phelan, who teaches at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Phelan presented his latest book In Place of Inter-State Retaliation (OUP, 2015) about the Political Power of the European Court of Justice. In his presentation, Phelan put forth a new explanation of the European Court of Justice’s (ECJ) political power.

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May 19
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Minister-President Winfried Kretschmann speaks with students and guests of the Institute of European Studies

Lecture by Winfried Kretschmann, Minister-President of Baden-Württemberg

IES had the honor of welcoming Winfried Kretschmann. Kretschmann is an important figure in German politics and the ecological movement. He is the current Minister-President of Baden-Württemberg, Germany's first 'Bundesland' to be led by a member of the Green Party. As an important member of the Green movement in Europe, he has become a symbol for decisive changes in the adoption of ecological principles.

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Apr 29
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IES Director Jeroen Dewulf and Gikas Hardouvelis

Lecture by the Greek Former Minister of Finance

IES welcomed Gikas A. Hardouvelis to campus. Mr. Hardouvelis holds a Ph.D. in Economics from UC Berkeley and was the Minister of Finance (June 2014 – 27 January 2015) in the Greek government under Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. As Greece’s last Minister of Finance before the Syriza-led government under Alexis Tsipras, Mr. Hardouvelis didn’t hide his concern over the radical change in policy in his country.

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Apr 27
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Conference on the Atlantic Ocean with Portugal’s Secretary of State of the Sea

IES hosted a conference entitled “Bridging the Atlantic Abyss: Continental Platform Expansion, Research and Development of Ocean Based Technologies,” during which Portugal’s involvement in ocean politics was discussed. The Institute was pleased to welcome Portugal’s Secretary of State of the Sea, Professor Manuel Pinto de Abreu, as the keynote speaker.

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Mar 16
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Meeting with the New Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation for the German Federal Foreign Office

German Bundestag Member Jürgen Hardt visited the Institute for European Studies to give a talk about Germany’s transatlantic relationship to the US. In his talk Mr. Hardt, the coordinator of transatlantic German-American relations, highlighted the importance of the European-American friendship in today’s international order.

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