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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Hitler's Compromises: Managing the Germans with 'Real Authority'

Lecture | October 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Nathan Stoltzfus, Rintels Professor of Holocaust Studies, Florida State University

Institute of European Studies


Under Hitler’s rule the Gestapo brutally repressed political resistance. Yet Hitler also made tactical compromises in order to maintain his authority and consolidate power within the Reich. Brutality against the Jews typically escalated in a pattern of what has become known as ‘cumulative radicalization’. At the same time, Hitler intervened to prevent the Gauletiers, his regional domestic...   More >

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Making Britain Great Again?: Lessons for America from Brexit

Lecture | October 13 | 4 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium


Niall Ferguson, The Hoover Institution

Anglo-American Studies Program


The special relationship between the UK and the US has been underscored by the passage of Brexit and the victory of Donald Trump as the Republican Party’s presidential nominee this summer. Join author, historian and political commentator Niall Ferguson to discuss the parallels in these recent events on Thursday, October 13th. Professor Ferguson will be giving the prestigious R. Kirk Underhill...   More >

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Music and Work

Lecture | November 3 | 4 p.m. |  Bancroft Hotel


2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Celia Applegate, William R. Kenan, Jr. Chair of History; Professor of History; Associate Chair, Department of History, Vanderbilt University

Institute of European Studies


The history of music intertwines with the history of work in ways that reveal remarkable affinities between "homo faber" and "homo ludens," between the working man and the playing man. This lecture considers the broad outlines of these intertwined histories. It focuses especially on Germany in the half-century before the Great War, when the nature of music's relationship to work--and work to...   More >

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Abdul R. Janmohamed | Sambo: A (Post)Colonial (Mis)Education

Lecture | November 10 | 5-7 p.m. | Hearst Field Annex, Room D37


Abdul R. JanMohamed, Professor of English, UC Berkeley

Paola Bacchetta, Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies; Vice Chair for Pedagogy; Co-Chair: Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights Project; Advisory Board member: Center for Race and Gender; Center for Right-Wing Studies

Angana Chatterji, Co-chair, Project on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights Center for Race and Gender

Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights Project, Center for Race and Gender, The Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of English, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Townsend Center and CRG working group on Muslim Identities and Cultures, Center for British Studies


Lecture by Abdul R. JanMohamed, Professor of English at UC Berkeley

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Germans and Jews: Modern Encounters

Conference/Symposium | December 14 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Institute of European Studies, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)