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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.

Sep 04
IES Director Jeroen Dewulf and David Wineroither

IES Director Jeroen Dewulf and David Wineroither

The Legacy of Hans Kelsen in Austrian Democracy

by Davit Gasparyan and Evan Gong

On September 4, IES welcomed back David M. Wineroither, a senior research fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences to its Austrian Studies Program. During his talk, “Zero Sum Politics? Austrian Government and Challenges to the Kelsenian Vision of Democracy,” Winerother outlined the post-WWII democratic framework established in Austria based on the ideas of Hans Kelsen, a prominent Austrian intellectual who was once a Berkeley professor.

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Sep 03
IES Director Jeroen Dewulf and Senior Fellow Matt Beech

IES Director Jeroen Dewulf and Senior Fellow Matt Beech

Reflections on Brexit and the Future of Europe

by Davit Gasparyan

On Tuesday 9/3, IES hosted Matt Beech, the Founding Director of the Centre for British Politics at the University of Hull, and Senior Fellow at the UC Berkeley Institute of European Studies. His lecture, “Boris, Brexit and Europe: An Interpretation,” focused on the current situation of Brexit and British prime minister Boris Johnson’s role in foreign and domestic negotiations.

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Jul 17

Jennifer Brody, Access Now

Privacy Protection in the EU

On July 17, 2019, IES sponsored the international panel at the Council of State Governments West annual meeting in Big Sky, Montana with funding from its Getting To Know Europe Grant from the EU. The Council of State Governments West (CSG West) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that serves the western legislatures of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, the Pacific islands of American Samoa, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam. Associate members include the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia.

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Jul 08
Participants in the 2019 Göttingen Summer School

Participants in the 2019 Göttingen Summer School

Göttingen Summer School on "Globalization and Diversity"

From July 8th to 19th, 2019, the Georg-August University of Göttingen hosted a summer school dedicated to the theme of "Globalization and Diversity." Organized by Professor Astrid Biele Mefebue and Professor Andrea Bührmann, the summer school was premised on the recognition that accelerating globalization ensures the continued importance of social diversity.

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May 31
Film still from "Bezness as Usual" (Alex Pitstra, Netherlands, 2016)

Film still from "Bezness as Usual" (Alex Pitstra, Netherlands, 2016)

IES Migration Film Series Finale: Gehen | Bleiben (To stay or go)

by Isabel Richter
On May 31, 2019, IES organized the last film in its series on migration: Gehen - Bleiben (To stay or go)  with a finissage and reception after the documentary Bezness as Usual by Alex Pitstra (Netherlands, 2016), introduced by Dr. Andrea Westermann.

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May 14
Keynote speaker Catherine McKinnon

Keynote speaker Catherine McKinnon at the 2019 conference on the worldwide #MeToo movement

Conference on Global Resistance to Sexual Harassment and Violence

On May 14, 2019, legal scholars, practitioners, and specialists from around the world gathered at UC Berkeley’s School of Law for a conference supported by the DAAD grant to the Center for German and European Studies that aimed to examine the systemic issues that permit sexual harassment. Berkeley Law professor David Oppenheimer organized the conference to explore creative solutions developed across the globe to address such problems, using the tools of comparative law.

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May 14

Irish Studies Program Director Eric Falci with John O'Brennan

Ireland, the UK, and Brexit

by Danielle Miller

On May 14, the Irish Studies Program at IES was pleased to welcome Maynooth University professor John O'Brennan for a lecture titled “Requiem for a Shared Interdependent Past: Brexit and the Deterioration in UK-Irish Relations,” co-sponsored by the Center for British Studies, the Department of Political Science, and the Anglo-American Studies Program.

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May 02

Andrea Westermann (Research Fellow & Head of Office, GHI West) with Annette Lützel

Integrating Asylum-seekers in Germany

by Sophia Kownatski

On Thursday, May 2, Annette Lützel (practitioner-in-residence at GHI West) spoke to a group of 20 to reflect on her experience as a psychologist and social worker in Germany, in a lecture titled “Asylum and Integration Policies in Germany – from the 1990s to 2015.” Lützel spoke not only from an academic perspective, but also from her experience in assisting asylum seekers through the years, offering personal insights on the the legal troubles and trauma that accompany an asylum seeker’s journey.

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May 01

IES Grantees 2019

Congratulations to our 2019 Grantees!

IES is pleased to announce this year’s grant winners. Students from across departments have received awards for study and exchange at our partner universities in Europe, as well as dissertation and research support. Awardees are listed below:

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Apr 29

IES Director Jeroen Dewulf and Senior Fellow Spero Paravantes

Greek Interstate Relations and the ‘Macedonia’ Name Agreement

by Davit Gasparyan and Alison Spencer

On Thursday April 29, the IES was honored to welcome Dr. Spero Paravantes, an IES Senior Fellow and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Luxembourg. Paravantes gave a fascinating lecture entitled “Building Bridges or a Bridge Too Far? The ‘Macedonia’ Name Agreement and the Past, Present and Future of Greek Interstate Relations.” As suggested by the title, the lecture centered on the issue of the Macedonian name and its history, and the future prospects of Greek-North Macedonian relations.

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