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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Conference: "Zweig in the World"

Conference/Symposium | September 24 | 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Department of German, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Jewish Studies Program, Institute of European Studies, Goethe Institut San Francisco


This international conference explores Stefan Zweig’s place in world literature.

Friday, September 26, 2014

The Scottish Independence Referendum and the Future of the Multiethnic State

Panel Discussion | September 26 | 1:30-6 p.m. | Moses Hall, IGS Library, 109 Moses Hall


David Laitin, Stanford University

for others see website

Canadian Studies Program (CAN)), Institute of Governmental Studies, Center for British Studies


Join us for a discussion of the outcome of the September 18th Scottish Independence Referendum, proposing that Scotland separate itself from England and form its own nation. See website for details.


$0.00

Seats limited; registration open until full. Registration opens August 19. Register by September 25 online.



The Scottish Independence Referendum and the Future of the Multiethnic Nation State

Conference/Symposium | September 26 | 1:30-6 p.m. | Moses Hall, IGS Library, 109


David Laitin, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University

Éric Bélanger, Associate Professor of Political Science, McGill University; Eve Hepburn, Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Edinburgh; Rob Johns, Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Essex; Iain McLean, Professor of Politics, Oxford University; Chris Parker, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Washington; Jason Wittenberg, Associate Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley

Aila Matanock, Assistant Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley; Jack Citrin, Professor, Department of Political Science and Director, UC Berkeley

Anglo-American Studies Program, Center for British Studies, Canadian Studies Program (CAN)), European Union Center, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies


Join us for a discussion of the outcome of the September 18th Scottish Independence Referendum, proposing that Scotland separate itself from England and form its own nation. Experts will analyze the vote, explain the consequences, and also contrast the Scottish case to other independence movements in Europe and Canada as well as examining why separatist movements have not taken hold in the United...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Hungary's Conservative Revolution: Sui Generis or Future Pattern?

Lecture | October 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room


Jason Wittenberg, Associate Professor, Political Science, UC Berkeley

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Center for Right-Wing Studies, European Union Center


Since the landslide victory of Fidesz in the 2010 Hungarian national parliamentary election, Hungary has undergone nothing short of a conservative revolution. With its parliamentary supermajority, Fidesz can rule without regard for opposition views, and has used that power with vigor. Since taking power Fidesz has drafted and passed a new conservative constitution, weakened the separation of...   More >

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Traces of Security in Anti-Immigration Policies: Examples from European Radical Right Parties

Lecture | October 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Mehemet Gokay OZERIM, Assistant Professor; Vice-Director, EU Center, Yasar University

European Union Center, Institute of European Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)


International migration has transformed into a significant agenda item for contemporary societies and states. International migration flows also constitute one of the most fundamental social and economic experiences of Europe. On the other hand, several actors have been effectively taking roles in framing processes of migration in European countries, which directly or indirectly influence related...   More >



Ukraine: A Battle for the Future of Europe

Lecture | October 15 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage


2020 Addison St., Berkeley, CA 94704

Yuriy Gorodnichenko

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)


Professor Gorodnichenko, a native of Ukraine, is an applied macroeconomist. He has published widely on broad array of key topics covering macroeconomics, public finance, development, and international economics.


$10 general admission, Free to OLLI members and UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students (with OLLI or UC Berkeley ID)

Tickets in advance or at the door. All purchases are nonrefundable. Buy tickets online.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

30th Annual Colin Miller Lecture: Thirty Years on the Front Lines: a Diplomatic Career

Lecture | October 21 | 5:15-7:15 p.m. | Doe Library, 101 - Morrison Library


Cameron Munter, Professor of Practice, International Relations, Pomona College

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)


Professor Munter's talk will focus on the challenges facing diplomats in recent years, from the collapse of the Soviet Union and the tasks of building democracy in a reunified Europe to the unexpected test of post-9/11 deployments to Iraq and Pakistan in times of crisis. He led the first PRT in Iraq, in Mosul; participated in the civ-mil planning for the drawdown of U.S. forces from Iraq; kept...   More >

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Migration as a Tool of Turkish Foreign Policy Strategies From “Model Country” to “Strategic Depth”: From “Model Country” to “Strategic Depth”

Lecture | October 22 | 12 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Mehmet Gokay OZERIM, Assistant Professor; Vice-Director, EU Center, Yasar University

European Union Center, Institute of European Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)


The migration experiences and policies of a country are shaped and transformed by the impact of various internal and external factors. Foreign policy usually functions as one of the most influential factors with substantial implications for migration policies. Thus, migration policies may be employed as a tool of the foreign policy aspirations and strategies of a particular country.

This...   More >

Thursday, October 30, 2014

25 Years of Democracy in Poland: Accomplishments and New Challenges

Lecture | October 30 | 5:15-7:15 p.m. | Doe Library, 101 - Morrison Library


Adam Michnik, Editor-in-chief, Gazeta Wyborcza

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)


Poland is a country of great success - most recently exemplified by the election of Donald Tusk as the President of the European Council. What obstacles did Poland have to overcome? How did it achieve its success? It is especially important to compare Poland with other post-communist states. The examples of Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, and Hungary are particularly important in this respect, as are...   More >