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In July 2018, IES Visiting Scholar Christina Gerhardt (Univ. of Hawai'i) published a new book on the former German terrorist organization RAF. For more on  Screening the Red Army Faction: Historical and Cultural Memory, please click here.


In March 2018, IES organized a visit by Sven Gatz, Minister for Media, Youth, Culture and Brussels in the government of the Flemish community in Belgium to the Berkeley campus. You can read a report on the visit here.


In March 2018, the University of Poitiers (France) published a report on Hélène Yèche's experience as a visiting scholar at IES. You can read it here.


Fourth year student Filip Bozinovic won the "Best Paper" award at the Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union. In addition to pursuing European studies  as a Political Science major, Filip also leads the UC Berkeley EU Student Ambassadors group. The Claremont-UC research conference took place on April 5 and 6 in Claremont, CA and is the oldest and largest academic conference in the U.S. dedicated to undergraduate research on European Union topics.  Bozinovic's paper titled, "Restrictions on Free Expression as a Counterterror Policy in the US and France: Divergence by Design or Curious Convergence?" compared debates and policies on free speech before and after recent terror attacks in the US and France. As one of two winners of the Best Paper award, Filip Bozinovic will participate in an study tour to Brussels, Belgium in June 2018 and visit several EU institutions including the Parliament, the Commission and several NGOs.


On March 13, IES Senior Fellow Timothy Brown spoke on 1968 in Germany on KPFA with C.S. Soong of <Against the Grain>. You can listen to the interview here.


In February 2018, IES Senior Fellow Azita Raji wrote an article on "Salvaging Trump's Legacy in Europe: Fixing NATO Burden-Sharing" for the online platform War on the Rocks. You can read it here


In February 2018, IES visiting scholar Christina Gerhardt (University of Hawai'i) co-edited a volume on 1968 and Global Cinema. You can read more about this new book here.


In January 2018, Spero Paravantis (University of Luxembourg) published a report on his experience as a visiting scholar at IES for the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History. You can read his report here.


In January 2018, former IES Visiting Scholar Andreas Raspotnik published a new book entitled The European Union and the Geopolitics of the Arctic. You can read more about it here.


In December 2017, IES Senior Fellow, Carla Shapreau, was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship grant to support research and preparation of a book regarding the Nazi-era looting of musical material culture. The Nazi era resulted in the catastrophic plunder of all things musical, including autographs and manuscripts, rare printed music, books, musical instruments, and musicalia. This research and book project will reconstruct facets of this history and the lives tethered to these cultural objects and consider why this subject matters today. You can read more about Shapreau's project here. (Photo: One of six of Wanda Landowska’s confiscated antique keyboard instruments discovered by the U.S. Army in the Bavarian countryside in 1945. Photo credit: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration)


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