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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.

Sep 12

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)

EU Mayors' Perspectives on Climate Change

by Ani Hakobyan and Zakaria Gati


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Sep 07

Kevin Scannell with Irish Studies Program Director Eric Falci

New Frontiers in Language Technology

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.

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Sep 06

Left to right: moderator Colm Ó Riain; panelists Imelda White; Caoimhe Ní Chonchoille; Myk Klemme; Kevin Scannell; Tom Fitzgerald; and Pádraig Ó Maoilreánaigh

Sep 06

David Wineroither (Research Fellow, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and National University for Public Service, Budapest)

Sep 05

Participants of the XII Annual Austrian Centers Convention at the University of Edmonton, Canada

XII Annual Austrian Centers Convention

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.

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Aug 29

Cooperation and Conflict in the Global Commons

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.

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Jun 18

Participants in the 2018 Moral Economies Workshop

2018 Moral Economies Workshop in Berlin

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.

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May 07
Eric Thelen (EIT Digital) welcomes participants to "Privacy, Data and Technology Policy"

Eric Thelen (EIT Digital) welcomes participants to "Privacy, Data and Technology Policy"

Data Privacy and Innovation: A Conversation with EU Parliament Members

Amid current debates on data privacy and tech regulation, IES was pleased to facilitate a timely conversation on these hot topics with members of the European Parliament as part of its lineup of EU Hub West events. On May 7, we partnered with the EIT Digital, Open Austria, and the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, to host "Privacy, Data and Technology Policy: Managing the Societal Impacts of Technology." The event, which took place at the Bay Area Council Economic Institute in downtown San Francisco, offered a unique opportunity to hear from leaders of the Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) Panel, the Parliament’s technology assessment and scientific foresight body.

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Apr 27
Julie van den Hout's recent book, Adriaen van der Donck, A Dutch Rebel in Seventeenth-Century America (2018).

Julie van den Hout's recent book, Adriaen van der Donck, A Dutch Rebel in Seventeenth-Century America (2018).

A 17th-Century Dutch Rebel in America

IES rounded out the spring semester with an engaging talk by Julie van den Hout on her latest book publication about the life of Adriaen van der Donck (1618–1655), whose fight to secure the struggling Dutch colony of New Netherland made him a controversial but pivotal figure in early America. ​Van den Hout, a graduate student in History at San Francisco State University and Digital Humanities Project Archivist at the Bancroft Library, recently published the first comprehensive biography of ​this  17th-century legal activist, an important yet understudied figure i​n American colonial history.

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Apr 26

Speaker Kevin Orr with IES Director Jeroen Dewulf.

Leadership and Storytelling

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.

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