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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Global Philosophy? European, Asian and American Perspectives

Conference/Symposium | October 2 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Institute of European Studies


Across the globe, the European tradition in philosophy still dominates today. European thinkers continue to shape the philosophical debate across continents. The “Global Philosophy?” conference brings together distinguished scholars from Asia, Europe, and the US to ask how a global form of philosophy might emerge from the globalization of our world and what form such a philosophy might take.



Opportunities and Challenges of the German-American Partnership

Lecture | October 2 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Faculty Club, Howard Room


Matthias Zimmer, Member of the German Parliament

Institute of European Studies, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, SF


Professor Matthias Zimmer is a member of the German parliament (Bundestag) since 2009, directly elected by the electoral district of Frankfurt am Main. He represents the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party. His functions include deputy chairman of the Committee on Labor and Social Affairs and member of the Bundestag’s Council of Elders, a body that assists the...   More >

Friday, October 3, 2014

Global Philosophy? European, Asian and American Perspectives

Conference/Symposium | October 3 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 341 East Asian Library


Institute of European Studies


Across the globe, the European tradition in philosophy still dominates today. European thinkers continue to shape the philosophical debate across continents. The “Global Philosophy?” conference brings together distinguished scholars from Asia, Europe, and the US to ask how a global form of philosophy might emerge from the globalization of our world and what form such a philosophy might take.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Feminism in the Netherlands: The Legacies of Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Lecture | October 5 | 3-4 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building


Liedeke Plate, Associate Professor Gender Studies and Literary and Cultural Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen, Visiting Scholar the Beatrice Bain Research Group, UCB

Institute of European Studies, Dutch Studies, Netherlands America University League


In this lecture, Liedeke Plate discusses the state of feminism in the Netherlands today. Taking Somali-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s impact on Dutch political life as its starting point, this lecture discusses the forms that feminism takes in the Netherlands today and the issues it addresses, assessing its impact in a variety of domains.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Europe: Player or Loser

Presentation | October 6 | 5-6 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering, The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

Institute of European Studies


Hans-Gert Pöttering, member of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), has both shaped and experienced at first hand the European integration process. He has been a member of the European Parliament since the first direct election in 1979. Between 1999 and 2007 he was the chairman of the European People’s Party Group (EPP), the largest parliamentary group of the European Parliament, acting as its...   More >

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Germany's Demographic Challenge - Threat or Opportunity

Lecture | October 7 | 6 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Martin Klaffke, Visiting Scholar, Institute of European Studies, Professor, Hochschule fuer Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin, Director of the Hamburg Institute of Change Management

Institute of European Studies


In his talk Martin Klaffke highlights the four main German employee generations, and shares his insights about what action large corporations such as Daimler and German Rail have adopted to engage talent of any age and to foster intergenerational cooperation in the workplace.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

IES Fall Welcome Reception

Reception | October 9 | 4-6 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Institute of European Studies


We hope you'll join IES in welcoming our grant recipients, students, visiting scholars, alumni, faculty, staff, and other special friends of the Institute as we kick off the 2014-2015 academic year!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Putin’s International: the Vision of the Eurasian Empire and Russia’s Ideological Allies in Europe

Lecture | October 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Leonid Kil, Adjunct Lecturer, Department of International and Area Studies (IAS), UC Berkeley

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


Ever since his “Munich speech” in February 2007, Vladimir Putin has pursued a determined yet cautions effort at increasing Russia’s economic, political, and ideological influence in both East Central as well as Western Europe. In his Valday speech of September 2013, Putin has escalated his outright condemnation of the unipolar world order and sought to openly challenge the “decaying Western...   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.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Globalisation, European Integration and Regionalisation: The Ordeal of Border-Regions

Lecture | October 17 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Michiel Scheffer, Party Leader, D66 Gelderland

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


As with the United States, Europe is affected by forces of economic, cultural and political globalization. European integration has remained, even through the recent crisis, a durable trend, even if political movements that challenge the consensus have gained exposure. It seems as if integrating cosmopolitical forces confront idiosyncratic forces. However, in this integrated Europe regional...   More >

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 >

Friday, October 24, 2014

Genealogies of Governance: Britain in a Comparative European Context

Conference/Symposium | October 24 | 8:45 a.m.-6 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Institute of European Studies, The Andrew WI Mellon Foundation


This conference brings together an international group of scholars to discuss governance issues in the European Union, placing the British experience in comparative context. Using a genealogical approach, topics covered will include cost/benefit analysis, border surveillance, social impact investing, and EU democracy according to the Lisbon Treaty.