ABOUT THE CALENDAR
Lecture | October 17 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
Jutta Allmendinger, WZB Berlin Social Science Center
David Miliband, International Rescue Committee
Institute of European Studies, GHI West - Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC, ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, International Rescue Committee, Thomas Mann House Los Angeles
Please join us for our Annual Bucerius Lecture with David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, followed by a conversation with Jutta Allmendinger, President of the WZB Berlin Social Science Center.
RSVP by October 14 online.
Lecture | October 25 | 5-6 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall
Marina Romani, Lecturer, UC Berkeley / Contributing Writer, San Francisco Opera
From operatic Risorgimento fantasies to patriotic myths propagated by the fascist regime, the figure of composer Giuseppe Verdi and of one of his most popular choruses, Va pensiero, have become potent receptacles of Italian nationalistic sentiment. One of the most recent displays of cultural re-appropriation is peculiar: since the early 1990s, Va pensiero has been claimed as its anthem by... More >
Film - Documentary | October 30 | 4-7 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 4429 (Library of French Thought)
Marking the 50th anniversary of May '68, this two-part documentary film offers firsthand accounts of those historic events from the individuals who were on the frontlines: politicians, law enforcement officers, and others who participated in the protests on the streets of Paris. The film shifts point of view from firsthand accounts to archival photographs, political posters and film footage,... More >
Film - Documentary | November 15 | 7-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In partnership with BAMPFA and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York, the Institute of European Studies presents a special screening of the "Ciné-tracts," a selection of experimental short films by Jean-Luc Godard, Alain Resnais, and others, created amid the strikes and protests of May 1968 in Paris.
Lecture | November 29 | 4-6 p.m. | Bancroft Hotel
2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Professor Yuri Slezkine, Jane K. Sather Professor of History, Dept. of History
This talk will follow the lives of the original Bolsheviks from the time they joined the apocalyptic sect known as the party of a new type to the time most of them were arrested for terrorism and treason. It will focus on the connection between private lives and millenarian expectations and attempt to clarify the reasons for socialisms premature demise.
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