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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.


Feb 28

Stefan Ludwig-Hoffmann (Department of History, UC Berkeley) with Kiran Klaus Patel

Project Europe

by Evan Gong

On February 28, IES was delighted to welcome Professor Kiran Klaus Patel of Maastricht University, who delivered a captivating lecture on his upcoming book, Project Europe: A New History of the European Union. Patel offered the audience a rich historical analysis of concrete effects and results of European integration since 1945, as well as what Europeans can learn from the past to gain better insight into present-day challenges.

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Feb 27

Visiting Scholar Markus Hinterleitner with IES DIrector Jeroen Dewulf

From the Boxing Ring to the Political Stage: “Rope-A-Dope Politics”

by Danielle Miller

On February 27, IES hosted political scientist and visiting scholar Markus Hinterleitner from the University of Bern for a lecture entitled “Rope-A-Dope Politics and the Erosion of Democratic Norms.” Hinterleitner’s research seeks to zoom in on the democratic norm-erosion process by mapping it as a mechanistic, step-by-step sequence of concerted choices taken by norm-violators and norm-defenders, rather than just a symptom of broader political and social trends in society. 

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Feb 21

IES Director Jeroen Dewulf with Kerstin Brückweh

Life in East Germany After the Wall

by Davit Gasparyan

On February 21, IES and GHI West were honored to welcome Kerstin Brückweh for an engaging talk titled “The Longue Durée of 1989: Regime Change and Everyday Life in East Germany.” An author and editor, Brückweh lectures at the University of Tübingen, Germany, and is currently a fellow at the Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies. Her presentation centered on the historic fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the unification of Germany.

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Feb 21

From left: Speakers John Connelly, Pawel Koscielny, and Laura Fantone

Populist Attacks on Gender Studies in Europe

by Melina Kompella

On February 21, IES hosted a panel discussion on anti-gender and anti-feminist trends in popular and academic discourse in Europe. The speakers were Laura Fantone (Lecturer in the Gender and Women’s Studies Department), Pawel Koscielny (PhD Candidate in History), and John Connelly (Professor of History and Director of the Institute for East European, Eurasian, and Slavic Studies).

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Feb 12

Ove Ullerup (Danish Ambassador to Sweden) with Dr. Robert Strand (Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Business, Haas School of Business)



Feb 07

Robert Strand (Haas School of Business)

Sustainable Vikings: Lessons Learned from the Nordics

by Alison Spencer

On February 7, IES’ Nordic Studies Program was pleased to welcome Robert Strand, Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Business and member of the faculty at the Berkeley Haas School of Business, for a talk entitled “Sustainable Vikings.” In his presentation, Strand discussed his upcoming book project of the same name and his experience studying sustainability practices in Nordic countries. His research revolves around the idea that the world faces urgent sustainability challenges, and Nordic countries can provide an example of how to solve them.

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Feb 05

IES Associate Director Akasemi Newsome with speaker Anna Frisone



Jan 31

From left: speakers Elisabetta Ghisini, Enrico Deaglio, and Enrico Rossi



Dec 03

Comparing California and Germany: New Research on Electricity, Transportation and Carbon Markets

On December 3, 2018, UC Berkeley faculty affiliated with IES/CGES organized a DAAD sponsored workshop titled, “Comparing California and Germany: New Research on Electricity, Transportation and Carbon Markets.” The workshop took place at the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California Davis and comprised three sessions. The theme of the first session was a comparison between California and Germany of the integration of renewable resources in electricity markets, the introduction of electric vehicles, and how they may relate by coordinating the new sources of electricity supply and demand, and how they affect overall carbon emissions in the jurisdictions.

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Nov 30

Deolinda Adão (right) interviews Bárbara Bulhosa, Dulce Maria Cardoso and Ricardo Araújo Pereira

The Art of Being Woman

On November 30, the Center for Portuguese Studies was pleased to host a special conversation on "The Art of Being Woman." Politics, colonialism, and gender are some of the subjects that CPS director, Deolinda Adão, discussed with with three contemporary literary figures from Portugal: Bárbara Bulhosa, Dulce Maria Cardoso and Ricardo Araújo Pereira.

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