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In December 2018, EIT Digital, in cooperation with IES, organized a Deep Hack event for "Hacking the Bay Area traffic congestion." The Berkeley team "Smart Commute," consisting of Rahul Nangia, Vikramank Singh, Akshay Punhani, was one of the three winning teams. You can read more on the event here.

In December 2018, former IES P.P. Rubens Visiting Professor Violet Soen (Leuven University) published an interview in Virtus: Journal of Nobility Studies about some of the treasures she was able to find in the Berkeley library. You can read more about it here.

In November 2018, former IES visiting scholar Hilmar Þór Hilmarsson (Univ. of Akureyri) published a new book entitled The Economic Crisis and its Aftermath in the Nordic and Baltic Countries - Do As We Say and Not As We Do. You can read more about it here.

In October 2018, GHI-West, the West-Coast Branch of the German Historical Institute in Washington DC that is based at IES, celebrated its first anniversary. You can read more about it here.

In October 2018, IES Associate Director Akasemi Newsome and IES Senior Fellow Marianne Riddervold (NUPI, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences) published a special journal issue on transatlantic relations in the Journal of European Integration. You can access the journal here.

In September 2018, former IES visiting scholar Hermann-Victor Johnen and former URAP student Jack Chai published an article on the former San Francisco mayor Adolph Sutro, an immigrant from Aachen, Germany, on Immigrant Entrepreneurship, German-American Business Biographies. You can read the article here.

In September 2018, IES Senior Fellow David Large published an article on the growth of the far-right in Eastern Germany in The Foreign Policy Group. You can read it here.

In September 2018, Former IES visiting scholar Philipp Trein (Univ. of Lausanne) published his book Healthy or Sick? Coevolution of Health Care and Public Health in a Comparative Perspective with Cambridge University Press. You can read it here.

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.


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