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In August 2018, IES visiting scholar Christina Gerhardt (Univ. of Hawaii) was interviewed by Doug Henwood, host of Behind the News, about her latest book Screening the Red Army Faction. You can listen to the interview here. In September, she was also interviewed at KPFA's Against the Grain. You can listen to it here.

In July 2018, the Irish Studies Program welcomed the Ambassador of Ireland to the United States, Daniel Mulhall. The Ambassador's visit to campus, led by Catherine Flynn (Associate Professor of English and Associate Director of the Irish Studies Program), capped a series of meetings with community, business, and political leaders across Northern California. Reflecting Ireland’s close ties with UC Berkeley, Ambassador Mulhall toured the Bancroft Library, home to one of the largest collections of Irish papers in Western US including materials by Seamus Heaney and William Butler Yeats. Read more about the visit here.

In July 2018, IES Senior Fellow Matt Beech published a completely revised second edition of The Struggle for Labour's Soul: Understanding Labour's Political Thought Since 1945 (Routledge, 2018). His latest IES public lecture brings out some of the themes in the book.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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