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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 14
IES Director Jeroen Dewulf, with speakers Maria Pichou and Spero Paravantes (Univ. of Luxembourg)

IES Director Jeroen Dewulf, with speakers Maria Pichou and Spero Paravantes (Univ. of Luxembourg)

European Migrations

On November 14, 2017, The Institute of European Studies’ Social Science MATRIX Research Group, led by IES Director Jeroen Dewulf and PhD candidate Jon Cho-Polizzi, gathered in Barrows Hall. The 20 participants, consisting of the Institute’s visiting scholars and affiliated PhD students, continued the discussion around the theme, “Continent Divided: Building Bridges, Finding Truth”. This session, the group welcomed a two-part presentation by Maria Pichou, Senior Visiting Scholar at the Berkeley School of Law, and Spero Paravantes, Senior Research Fellow at IES, both hailing from the University of Luxembourg.

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Nov 13
UC Berkeley Vice Provost Tsu-Jae King Liu and Regensburg President Udo Hebel signing the MoU, with IES Director Jeroen Dewulf and Ulf Brunnbauer, Director of the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, assisting at the signing ceremony.

UC Berkeley Vice Provost Tsu-Jae King Liu and Regensburg President Udo Hebel signing the MoU, with IES Director Jeroen Dewulf and Ulf Brunnbauer, Director of the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, assisting at the signing ceremony.

Regensburg MOU Signing

On November 13, 2017, IES Director Jeroen Dewulf welcomed Prof. Dr. Udo Hebel, President of the University of Regensburg, Germany, to the Berkeley campus. He was accompanied by Prof. Dr. Ulf Brunnbauer, Director of the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies and Chair of Southeast and East European History at the University of Regensburg. The visit included a signing ceremony with Vice Provost Tsu-Jae King Liu of a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Regensburg and UC Berkeley. Building on the MoU, IES and the University of Regensburg decided to establish a cooperation agreement with a focus on the exchange of doctoral students.

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Nov 09
Jana Puglierin (Oppenheim Center at the German Council of Foreign Relations) and IES Director Jeroen Dewulf

Jana Puglierin (Oppenheim Center at the German Council of Foreign Relations) and IES Director Jeroen Dewulf

The Future of the EU after Brexit

On November 9th, 2017, IES Director Jeroen Dewulf welcomed Jana Puglierin of the Oppenheim Center at the German Council of Foreign Relations to the Berkeley campus. Puglierin gave a lecture to a crowd of twenty-five entitled “The Future of the EU after Brexit: Implications from a German Perspective.” Puglierin began her lecture by contrasting the European Union today with the European Union of 2005. Back then, political union through an integrated Europe was seen as a way to deter from war and other forms of conflict. The notion of an ever-closer union was written in many European treaties.

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Nov 09
Speaker Liesbet Hooghe, (W.R. Kenan Distinguished Professor in Political Science, UNC Chapel Hill)

Speaker Liesbet Hooghe, (W.R. Kenan Distinguished Professor in Political Science, UNC Chapel Hill)

Subnational Governance

On November 9, the Institute of European Studies co-sponsored an event with the Global Metropolitan Studies and the Center on the Politics of Development. Liesbet Hooghe, W.R. Kenan Distinguished Professor in Political Science at UNC Chapel Hill, presented her talk, “Community, Scale, and Jurisdictional Design within States” to an audience of 30 community and university members. Her lecture centered on the idea of subnational governance, and the ideas of scale and community level of jurisdictional design, and her research questions which jurisdictional design best provides a basket of goods to individuals.

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Nov 03
Em. Prof. Margaret Anderson

 Professor Emeritus, Margaret Anderson

Gerald D. and Norma Feldman Annual Lecture

On the evening of November 3rd, the Gerald D. and Norma Feldman Annual Lecture took place at the Bancroft Hotel. IES Director Jeroen Dewulf introduced Margaret Anderson, Professor Emeritus in History at UC Berkeley, as the keynote speaker, and she spoke to an audience of over 120 attendees. Anderson’s lecture, entitled “Ambassador Morgenthau’s Story: The Armenian Genocide and the Problem of Humanitarian Intervention,” centralized on the topic of the Armenian Genocide and the overarching question of humanitarian intervention, with a specific focus on the role of US Ambassador Henry Morgenthau.

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Nov 01
GHI Deputy Director Alex Jansen, GHI-West Head of Office Andrea Westermann, IES Director Jeroen Dewulf, GHI Director Simone Lässig, UC Berkeley Executive Vice-Chancellor Paul Alivisatos, GHI-West Research Fellow Albert Manke

GHI Deputy Director Alex Jansen, GHI-West Head of Office Andrea Westermann, IES Director Jeroen Dewulf, GHI Director Simone Lässig, UC Berkeley Executive Vice-Chancellor Paul Alivisatos, GHI-West Research Fellow Albert Manke

Inauguration of GHI-West

Speaker Armin Nassehi

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Oct 20
IES Associate Director Akasemi Newsome and speaker Jan Philip Burgard

IES Associate Director Akasemi Newsome and speaker Jan Philip Burgard

America and Germany - Old Friends or New Rivals?

On Friday, October 20th, the Institute of European Studies and the American Council on Germany welcomed Jan Philip Burgard, Deputy Bureau Chief of the German TV Network ARD to Moses Hall to give a lecture entitled, “America and Germany - Old Friends or New Rivals?” With an audience of twenty UC Berkeley students, staff, and community members, Burgard spoke about the relationship between Germany and the United States and the impact of the US presidential elections, the recent federal German elections, and the overall international atmosphere regarding Europe’s role in that relationship.

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Oct 19
Lawrence Rosenthal, director of the UC Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies, and Duncan McDonnell (Griffith University)

Lawrence Rosenthal, director of the UC Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies, and Duncan McDonnell (Griffith University)

Respectable Radicals and the Euro-Nationalist International

On October 19th, Duncan McDonnell, a political scientist of Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, presented a lecture to twenty participants titled, “Respectable Radicals and the Euro-Nationalist International: Explaining Right-Wing Populist Alliances in the European Parliament” at an event at the UC Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies, co-sponsored by the Institute of European Studies. He began by explaining how the European Parliament can tell us a lot: as groups and coalitions form, it shows how parties see themselves, how they want to be seen, and how other parties see them.

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Oct 16
Speaker Josef Joffe and IES Associate Director Akasemi Newsome

Speaker Josef Joffe and IES Associate Director Akasemi Newsome

Nation and State vs. Europe: When the Sum of the Parts Is Larger Than the Whole

On Monday, October 16, 2017, The Institute of European Studies, in cooperation with the Institute of Governmental Studies, welcomed Josef Joffe, the current Regents’ Lecturer at IGS, to give a lecture entitled, Nation and State vs. Europe: When the Sum of the Parts is Larger than the Whole. Joffe is the publisher and editor of the German newspaper, Die Zeit, and a regular contributor to the op-ed pages of the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, the Washington Post, Time, and Newsweek. Joffe began his lecture for a packed audience of over 40 attendees by discussing a suitable definition for the European Union.

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Oct 13
IES Associate Director Akasemi Newsome and speaker Patrick Keller

IES Associate Director Akasemi Newsome and speaker Patrick Keller

Germany's New Administration: Key Tasks and Problems

On Friday, October 13, 2017, the Institute of European Studies, in cooperation with the American Council on Germany San Francisco Eric M. Warburg Chapter, welcomed Patrick Keller to Moses Hall, along with twenty members of the community. Dr. Keller is the Coordinator of Foreign and Security Policy at the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, in Berlin, and an author, whose essays have been published in numerous newspapers and magazines. In his talk, Dr. Keller addressed some of the tasks and issues the recently elected German federal parliament has to face in German domestic politics, transatlantic security policy, the future of the EU, and international relations.

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