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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.

Mar 06

IES Director Jeroen Dewulf with speaker Ruth Jacoby

Europe at a Crossroads

IES hosted a lecture by Ruth Jacoby, a leading Swedish diplomat who served for the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and whose posts included Ambassador to Italy and Germany.

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Mar 03

IES Director Jeroen Dewulf with speaker Paul Blustein

Greece and the Eurozone Crisis

Paul Blustein, a senior fellow at the Centre for Governance Innovation in Waterloo, ON, gave a lecture on the Eurozone crisis that unraveled in the early 2010s. With approximately 25 people in attendance, he presented the key details from his new book, Laid Low, which chronicles the crisis from the perspective of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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Feb 28

IES Director Jeroen Dewulf with speaker Cornelia Schu (Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration)

Germany as a Country of Immigration

IES was pleased to welcome Cornelia Schu, Managing Director of the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration, to the Berkeley campus. Her lecture, which centered on Germany’s status as an immigration country, paid close attention to labor migration trends and the most recent refugee influx.

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Feb 28

Azita Raji, former US Ambassador to Sweden, addressing the delegation

Visit Nordic Delegation to IES

IES welcomed a Nordic delegation to Moses Hall, including Azita Raji, former US ambassador to Sweden. The delegation discussed plans to further expand IES’ Nordic Studies Program with IES Director Jeroen Dewulf and Prof. Mark Sanderberg, Director of the Nordic Studies Program.

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Feb 21
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Dr. Markus Schweiger, Executive Director of the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation, IES Director Jeroen Dewulf, Dr. Wolfgang Petritsch, Director of the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation, and Dr. Roland Hermann, LL.M.


New Program for the Study of Austria

The Institute of European Studies at the University of California, Berkeley and the Austrian Marshall Foundation are proud to announce the extension of their cooperation agreement. This will allow us to provide fellowships to a select group of graduate students from the United States and Austria in order to stimulate research in and about the other nation. The agreement also allows for a fruitful cooperation between Austrian universities, research institutes and the University of California.

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Feb 16

Colum Hatchell, Vice Consul of the Consulate General of Ireland, Eric Falci, Director of the Irish Studies Program at IES, and Mark Bevir, Director of the British Studies Program at IES.

The Consequences of Brexit for Ireland

IES’ Irish Studies Program held an event with Colum Hatchell, Vice Consul of the Consulate General of Ireland in San Francisco, and Mark Bevir, Professor of Political Science and Director of the British Studies Program at UC Berkeley, about the possible effects Brexit could have on Ireland and the EU.

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Feb 13
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Henrik Nyhus (University of Oslo)

Henrik Ibsen in American Theaters

On February 13, IES, in cooperation with the UC Berkeley Department of Scandinavian Studies and the Norway House Foundation, organized a presentation by Svein Henrik Nyhus titled “The Peripheral Iconoclast: The Rise of Ibsen in the American Theatre, 1879 – 1914” to an audience of twenty people. Nyhus, who is a researcher at the Centre for Ibsen Studies at the University of Oslo, is currently a visiting scholar in Berkeley’s Department of Scandinavian. During his time at Berkeley, he has been travelling to theatre archives looking for empirical information about early Ibsen performances in the United States.

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Feb 06
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Film director Stefan Haupt (middle) with event organizers Jessica Ruffin and Lou Silhol Macher (to his right) and IES Director Jeroen Dewulf and Martin Schwartz, Cultural Officer of the Consulate-General in San Francisco (to his left)

Meeting with Swiss Film Director Stefan Haupt

IES hosted Swiss film and theater director Stefan Haupt for a screening of his 2014 film, Der Kreis, followed by a reception and a Q&A session. Der Kreis, or “The Circle,” is the name of a Swiss magazine, founded in 1942, that played a crucial role in Europe's gay emancipation movement.

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Jan 30
FSU Jena Berkeley delegation

Minister Wolfgang Tiefensee addressing the Jena and Berkeley delegations (UC Berkeley photo by Brittany Hosea-Small)

Strengthening the Jena-Berkeley Partnership

IES welcomed a delegation from the city of Jena, Germany, and its Friedrich Schiller University to the Berkeley campus. Based on a longstanding partnership between the sister cities of Berkeley and Jena, a fruitful cooperation between the universities has developed over the last two decades.

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Dec 16
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Participants at the workshop on European Studies

Workshop on European Studies at Community Colleges

IES closed its fall program with a workshop introducing community college faculty to the various resources and research being done in the field of European Studies.

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