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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.

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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Apr 26

Participants in the 2019 EU Ambassadors Undergraduate Conference

EU Ambassadors Undergraduate Conference: Climate Change and the EU

by Alison Spencer

On April 26, the European Union Center, housed at IES, was pleased to sponsor the EU Ambassadors Undergraduate Conference. The focus of this year's conference was the effects of climate change in the European Union. Undergraduate students Harini Boienipelly, Joaquin A. Moncada, and Sara Zaat each presented their research to the audience and the jury composed of members of the IES program.

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Apr 25

IES Director Jeroen Dewulf with Senior Fellow Matt Beech

A Heterodox Approach to Brexit

by Davit Gasparyan

On April 25, the IES in cooperation with the Anglo-American Studies Program and the Center for British Studies was honored to welcome Dr. Matt Beech for an engaging lecture entitled “So what are we to make of Brexit?” Matt Beech is an IES Senior Fellow and founding director of the Centre for British Politics at the University of Hull. His lecture concerning the topic of Brexit and the UK’s political future was attended by over 40 students, faculty, and community members.

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Apr 24
IES Associate Director Akasemi Newsome with Senior Fellow Matt Beech in Sacramento

IES Associate Director Akasemi Newsome with Senior Fellow Matt Beech in Sacramento

Understanding Brexit

On April 24, 2019, IES was honored to welcome Matt Beech to the California Chamber of Commerce in Sacramento for an engaging lecture on Brexit. Beech is an IES Senior Fellow and founding director of the Centre for British Politics at the University of Hull in the UK.

Beech spoke to nearly 100 guests at the California Chamber International Luncheon Forum in Sacramento. In this lecture, funded by the European Commission's "Getting to Know Europe" grant (2017–2019), Beech analyzed the potential implications for the United States and, specifically, trade in California, resulting from Britain’s potential withdrawal from the EU.

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