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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Workshop on European Regulation: Comparative and International Dimensions

Conference/Symposium | April 24 – 25, 2014 every day | 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room


David Vogel, Professor of Business and Political Science, UC Berkeley

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


The purpose of this workshop is to explore the comparative and international dimensions of government regulation, with a specific focus on the regulatory policies and global impact of the European Union.



38th Annual Conference on Portuguese-American Education and Culture: 40th Anniversary of Portugal's Flower Revolution

Conference/Symposium | April 24 – 27, 2014 every day | 9 a.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room and other campus locations


Institute of European Studies, Portuguese Studies Program, Luso-American Education Foundation


The 38th Annual Conference on Portuguese-American Education & Culture features an exhibit opening of "April 25, 1974 - Portugal's Carnation Revolution" at Doe Memorial Library, a Portuguese film session, and an array of guest speakers and artists. Please see the Luso-American Education Foundation website for the schedule of sessions, events, and venues.


All Audiences



Portuguese Youth Day at Cal: 40th Anniversary of Portugal's Flower Revolution

Special Event | April 24 | 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room


Institute of European Studies, Portuguese Studies Program, Luso-American Education Foundation, Dublin, Luso-American Foundation, Lisbon, Direcção Regional das Comunidades, Presidência do Governo da Região Autónoma dos Açores


The Portuguese Studies Program, in conjunction with high school Portuguese clubs throughout California, will sponsor its annual Portuguese Youth Day at Cal to introduce hundreds of youth to UC Berkeley and public higher education opportunities, as well as commemorate the 40th anniversary of Portugal's Carnation Revolution. The event is highlighted by a lively festival of folkloric dance at noon on...   More >

Friday, April 25, 2014

Workshop on European Regulation: Comparative and International Dimensions

Conference/Symposium | April 24 – 25, 2014 every day | 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room


David Vogel, Professor of Business and Political Science, UC Berkeley

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


The purpose of this workshop is to explore the comparative and international dimensions of government regulation, with a specific focus on the regulatory policies and global impact of the European Union.



38th Annual Conference on Portuguese-American Education and Culture: 40th Anniversary of Portugal's Flower Revolution

Conference/Symposium | April 24 – 27, 2014 every day | 9 a.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room and other campus locations


Institute of European Studies, Portuguese Studies Program, Luso-American Education Foundation


The 38th Annual Conference on Portuguese-American Education & Culture features an exhibit opening of "April 25, 1974 - Portugal's Carnation Revolution" at Doe Memorial Library, a Portuguese film session, and an array of guest speakers and artists. Please see the Luso-American Education Foundation website for the schedule of sessions, events, and venues.


All Audiences

Saturday, April 26, 2014

38th Annual Conference on Portuguese-American Education and Culture: 40th Anniversary of Portugal's Flower Revolution

Conference/Symposium | April 24 – 27, 2014 every day | 9 a.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room and other campus locations


Institute of European Studies, Portuguese Studies Program, Luso-American Education Foundation


The 38th Annual Conference on Portuguese-American Education & Culture features an exhibit opening of "April 25, 1974 - Portugal's Carnation Revolution" at Doe Memorial Library, a Portuguese film session, and an array of guest speakers and artists. Please see the Luso-American Education Foundation website for the schedule of sessions, events, and venues.


All Audiences



39th Educator Outreach Conference: Liberalism and Its Discontents in Eastern Europe and Eurasia

Conference/Symposium | April 26 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room


Andrei Tsygankov, Professor of Political Science, San Francisco State University; Gail Lapidus, Stanford University; M. Steven Fish, UC Berkeley; Paul Sum, University of North Dakota; Jason Wittenberg, UC Berkeley

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

Sunday, April 27, 2014

38th Annual Conference on Portuguese-American Education and Culture: 40th Anniversary of Portugal's Flower Revolution

Conference/Symposium | April 24 – 27, 2014 every day | 9 a.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room and other campus locations


Institute of European Studies, Portuguese Studies Program, Luso-American Education Foundation


The 38th Annual Conference on Portuguese-American Education & Culture features an exhibit opening of "April 25, 1974 - Portugal's Carnation Revolution" at Doe Memorial Library, a Portuguese film session, and an array of guest speakers and artists. Please see the Luso-American Education Foundation website for the schedule of sessions, events, and venues.


All Audiences

Monday, April 28, 2014

After the War: Rethinking Interwar Britain

Workshop | April 28 | 4 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Matt Houlbrook, University of Birmingham

Center for British Studies, Institute of European Studies


Matt Houlbrook (University of Birmingham), in conversation with Michael Saler (UC Davis), Jane Shaw (Grace Cathedral), and Dan Blanton (UC Berkeley)

How do you know when to trust someone or something? This is a recurrent ethical question, yet it is also a historical question, shaped by social relations and cultural forms that are time and place-specific. It became a compelling question in...   More >



Will the Eurosceptics Topple Europe?: The Rise of the Right and the European Parliament Election

Panel Discussion | April 28 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall


Jason Wittenberg, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, UC Berkeley; Jeroen Dewulf, Associate Professor, Department of German, UC Berkeley; Laura Fantone, Affiliated Scholar, Beatrice Bain Research Group for Critical Feminist Research; Kimberly Twist, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Political Science, UC Berkeley; Gerard Roland, Professor of Economics and Political Science, Departments of Economics and Political Science, UC Berkeley

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


There is a very real prospect that the 2014 European elections will result in a European Parliament that is highly skeptical of the entire European project. Do eurosceptic right-wing parties have enough strength and popularity to form a strong group within the European parliament?

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A Sense of the Enemy

Lecture | April 30 | 12 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Zachary Shore, Senior Fellow, UC Berkeley

Institute of European Studies


In A Sense of the Enemy, the historian Zachary Shore demonstrates that leaders can best understand an opponent not simply from his pattern of past behavior, but from his behavior at pattern breaks. Meaningful pattern breaks occur during dramatic deviations from the routine, when the enemy imposes costs upon himself. It's at these unexpected moments, Shore explains, that successful leaders can...   More >



The Kosovo Question: Issues, Official Discrepancies and Consequences

Lecture | April 30 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Branislav Radeljic, Senior Lecturer, University of East London

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


The second in a series of Distinguished EU Visiting Scholar Lectures

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Friday, May 2, 2014

The Euro Crisis: The Gift that Never Stops Giving

Lecture | May 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 119 Moses Hall


Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Political Science, UC Berkeley

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


In this talk, Professor Eichengreen will provide an update on the Eurozone crisis and the prospect for European economic growth and the integration process going forward.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Friday, May 9, 2014

Zara: Free Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker Ayten Mutlu Saray

Film - Feature | May 9 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Ayten Mutlu Saray, University of Basel

Institute of European Studies, Multicultural Germany Project, Department of German, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Gerlind Institute for Cultural Studies


“Zara” is about how exiled people are forced to live their fate not only as an external state, but equally so as an inner destiny. In Zara, the Cem ceremony is a celebration of the quest for hope.

Mohamed Said-Ouma, FIFAI programmer, commented, “‘Zara’ is a universal work and a filmed protest against the walls that people build to repel each other. ‘Zara’ or the birth of an author and the...   More >