In November 2015, the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter reported on the lecture by Ukrainian vocalist and civil activist Svyatoslav "Slava" Vakarchuk at IES.
In November 2015, the American Musicological Society awarded IES Senior Fellow Carla Shapreau and her co-authors of "The Ferrell-Vogüé Machaut Manuscript" with the 2015 Claude V. Palisca Prize for their outstanding scholarly edition or translation in the field of musicology. You can see all winners, read about the manuscript and read a Berkeley press release.
In September 2015, KTVU reported on IES’ support to the creation of an Icelandic and Kurdish language program. IES Director Jeroen Dewulf was interviewed. The report can be seen viewed on KTVU's website.