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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.

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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Feb 11
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Alexander Drechsel, Dirk Stockmans, IES Director Jeroen Dewulf, Eu Fellow Francisco Baltasar Garcia Moran, Javier Hernández Saseta and BLC Director Rick Kern

Workshop on Translation and Interpretation at the EU Commission and EU Parliament

Four accomplished staff members of the EU's Interpretation and Translation Services visited campus to deliver a series of lectures on multilingualism in the European Union. The speakers covered a variety of topics ranging from the policy implications of multilingualism to the rapidly advancing technological support available to translators, and their professional experience was a valuable addition to their analyses.

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Feb 07
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Speakers Marion Fourcade (Sociology), Hatem Bazian (Near Eastern Studies), Jeroen Dewulf (IES), Robert Alter (Center for Jewish Studies), Saba Mahmood (Anthropology), Edward Wasserman (School of Journalism) and moderator Tyler Stovall (History)

Panel on the Shooting Rampage in Paris

IES convened a special panel discussion to discuss the terrorist attack on the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, as well as the subsequent kosher market shooting on January 9. The panel consisted of a diverse group of prominent academics from various disciplines,

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Feb 06
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Eleftherios Mikros, Christos Papadimitriou, Gérard Roland and Jeroen Dewulf

Panel on Syriza and the Greek Elections

IES moderated a discussion analyzing the results of the 2015 Greek Elections on February 6. The event, which was co-sponsored by the Institute of International Studies, sought to contextualize the recent win of the leftist party Syriza in that country and examine its effect on the ongoing Greek debt crisis.

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Nov 13
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IES Director Jeroen Dewulf, speaker Roger Chickering and Mrs. Norma Feldman

2014 Feldman Lecture

This year's Feldman Lecture speaker was Roger Chickering, Professor Emeritus of German History at Georgetown University, who delivered a lecture entitled “Imperial Germany’s Peculiar War, 1914-18”. The lecture was the culmination of a series hosted by the institute on the centenary of World War I, and was held in the Heyns Room of Berkeley's Faculty Club.

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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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