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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Conference: "Barriers": Interdisciplinary German Studies

Conference/Symposium | February 28 – March 1, 2015 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Department of German, German Academic Exchange Program (DAAD), Townsend Center for the Humanities, Goethe Institute San Francisco, Institute of European Studies, Department of History, Department of English, Department of Linguistics, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Folklore Program


Barriers are an intrinsic element of society, and the ability to negotiate them forms the basis for progress, conflict or stagnation. But barriers are more than politics, nationality or ideology. In contrast to borders which establish a fixed partition between two or more objects, the barrier exists in a state of multiplicity and flux: the negotiation of a single barrier simply reveals the...   More >

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Conference: "Barriers": Interdisciplinary German Studies

Conference/Symposium | February 28 – March 1, 2015 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Department of German, German Academic Exchange Program (DAAD), Townsend Center for the Humanities, Goethe Institute San Francisco, Institute of European Studies, Department of History, Department of English, Department of Linguistics, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Folklore Program


Barriers are an intrinsic element of society, and the ability to negotiate them forms the basis for progress, conflict or stagnation. But barriers are more than politics, nationality or ideology. In contrast to borders which establish a fixed partition between two or more objects, the barrier exists in a state of multiplicity and flux: the negotiation of a single barrier simply reveals the...   More >

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The European Union: From a Legitimacy Credit Crunch to a New Social Contract?

Lecture | March 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Albena Azmanova, Reader (Associate Professor) in Political and Social Theory, University of Kent, Brussels School of International Studies

Institute of European Studies, European Union Center


The parallel pronouncements of ‘a crisis of capitalism,’ ‘a crisis of democracy,’ and ‘a crisis of the EU’ have recently illuminated the limits of the entente the European project had forged between capitalism, democracy, statehood, and supra-national governance. Can we, nevertheless, discern a trajectory for a revival of the European project amidst the conjunction of crises? Drawing on the...   More >