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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.


Oct 21
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Consul-General of Luxembourg Georges Schmit, Professor Sonja Kmec and IES Director Jeroen Dewulf

Lecture on Jean-Claude Juncker, the New President of the European Commission

IES hosted a lecture entitled “Europe's New Chief Executive: Jean-Claude Juncker’s Journey from Prime Minister to President of the European Commission.” The speaker for the evening was Professor Sonja Kmec, an associate professor of history at the University of Luxembourg who is currently a visiting lecturer at Department of German at UC Berkeley, teaching a class on the development of Luxembourgian identity in a European context.

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Oct 06
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Lecture by Hans-Gert Pöttering, Former EU Parliament President

Former President of the European Parliament Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering visited IES to deliver a talk entitled "Europe: Player or Loser?" Dr. Pöttering, the longest-serving member of the European Parliament, has represented the Christian Democrats continuously since the first European elections in 1979. His talk was arranged in cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation of which Dr. Pöttering has been chairman since 2010

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Sep 16
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Institute of European Studies Hosts World War I Panel

IES hosted a panel discussion titled "100 Years Later: What Effect Remains from WWI?". The event, co-sponsored by the Goethe Institute and moderated by Monika Bäuerlein, award-winning editor-in-chief of the magazine Mother Jones, brought together three noted experts on the period to consider the war's continuing effects at the centenary of its start.

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