On May 3, the Institute of European Studies had the pleasure of hosting Maruska Svasek, Professor of Anthropology and Fellow of the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, from Queens University Belfast, UK. Her lecture “Beyond the ‘Two Communities...Read more about Northern Ireland: Beyond the ‘Two Communities’ Paradigm
On May 2, the Institute of European Studies organized an event on Germany’s evolving economic policy towards China. This discussion was led by Dr. Heribert Dieter from the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, and was moderated by UC Berkeley Professor Vinod Aggarwal...Read more about Germany’s New China Policy: Will Berlin Revise Its Previously Benign Course on Beijing?
On April 25, the Institute of European Studies was honored to host Dr. Leona Vaughn for a lecture on tackling labour exploitation in the cocoa supply chain. The event was held in collaboration with the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, the Center for African Studies, the...Read more about Ghana & Chocolate: Tackling Vulnerabilities in Farming Communities Through Financial Inclusion
A Watershed Moment for Europe’s Democracy: The Twin Challenges of Authoritarian Populism and the Return of Weaponized Power Politics
On April 20, the Institute of European Studies had the pleasure of hosting Austrian Ambassador Wolfgang Petritsch to report on the recent trends and transatlantic connections in far-right politics in Austria, Europe, and the United States. Ambassador Petritsch has served in an array of...Read more about A Watershed Moment for Europe’s Democracy: The Twin Challenges of Authoritarian Populism and the Return of Weaponized Power Politics
Every year, the Graduate Assembly recognizes members of the U.C. Berkeley faculty who have shown an outstanding commitment to mentoring, advising, and generally supporting academic and professional graduate students. Congratulations to the extraordinary 2022 FMA winners:Read more about IES Faculty Affiliates Win 2022 Faculty Mentor Award
On April 12, Senior Policy Officer for the European Commission and former EU Fellow at the UC Berkeley Institute of European Studies, Lukas Repa led a discussion on the European Union’s policy for blockchain technologies. The lecture provided an overview of such technologies and...Read more about Blockchain and Crypto Assets: the European Union’s Policy and Regulation