by Ani Hakobyan and Zakaria Gati
Left to right: Armindo Palma Jacinto (Mayor of Idanha-a-Nova); Hanna Gronkiewicz (Mayor of Warsaw); IES Director Jeroen Dewulf; Célia Blauel (Deputy Mayor of Paris); Sudha Shetty (Assistant Dean for International Partnerships and Alliances, Goldman School of Public Policy)
by Ani Hakobyan and Zakaria Gati
Kevin Scannell with Irish Studies Program Director Eric Falci
by Jianwen Xu
On Friday, September 7, Kevin Scannell (Professor of Computer Science at Saint Louis University) gave a presentation for an audience of 20 on how the development of new technology furnishes speakers of minority languages with greater opportunities to use their language on various online platforms.
Left to right: moderator Colm Ó Riain; panelists Imelda White; Caoimhe Ní Chonchoille; Myk Klemme; Kevin Scannell; Tom Fitzgerald; and Pádraig Ó Maoilreánaigh
By Melina Kompella
David Wineroither (Research Fellow, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and National University for Public Service, Budapest)
By Davit Gasparyan and Jianwen Xu
Participants of the XII Annual Austrian Centers Convention at the University of Edmonton, Canada
In 2017, the IES Austrian Studies Program was created and became part of an international network of Austrian Studies Centers, together with the universities of New Orleans, Minneapolis, Edmonton, Leiden, Olmütz, Budapest, Jerusalem and Vienna. From September 1-4, the IES Austrian Studies Program participated for the first time in the network's annual convention, where each member presents two of its graduate students working in the field of Austrian and/or Central European Studies.
On August 29 and 30, IES Associate Director Akasemi Newsome and IES Senior Fellow Marianne Riddervold convened participants for a mini-conference at the Pardee School of Boston University and working group meeting in conjunction with the annual convention of the American Political Science Association open to all interested APSA attendees. In addition to the organizers, Professor Kaija Schilde, Boston University, Kristi Govella, University of Hawai’I at Manoa, Professor Julie Klinger, Boston University, Professor Mai’a Cross, Northeastern University and Professor Denise Garcia, Northeastern University submitted papers for discussion.
Participants in the 2018 Moral Economies Workshop
On June 19-20, 2018, ten UC Berkeley graduate students and ten students from the Max Planck IMPRS Moral Economies program met at Harnack-Haus in Dahlem to provide feedback on each others' work, supervised by professors Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann, Ute Frevert, Vanessa Ogle, and Lisa Herzog. The workshop opened each morning with a discussion led by two of the professors, and Professor Vanessa Ogle delivered a keynote speech on "Immoral Economies: Tax Havens and Tax Avoidance, 1920s-1980s" on Tuesday evening.
Eric Thelen (EIT Digital) welcomes participants to "Privacy, Data and Technology Policy"
Julie van den Hout's recent book, Adriaen van der Donck, A Dutch Rebel in Seventeenth-Century America (2018).
Speaker Kevin Orr with IES Director Jeroen Dewulf.
On April 26th, IES Visiting Scholar Kevin Orr (Fulbright Scholar and Professor of Management, University of St. Andrews, School of Management) gave a lecture entitled “Leadership, Storytelling and Alternative Facts” to a crowd of twenty attendees. His talk centered on the growing importance of storytelling and narrative building in an age of “alternative facts” and fake news, and the role of leadership in crafting these narratives. In a time when institutions seem to be failing, the cultural significance and symbolic relevance of leadership matters more and more.