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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Ukraine After the Rada Elections

Lecture | November 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Edward Walker, Associate Adjunct Professor of Political Science; Executive Director of BPS, Berkeley Program in East European and Eurasian Studies

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


Professor Edward Walker will give a debriefing on his experience in Ukraine during the recent Rada elections that took place on October 26, 2014. The event is co-sponsored by the European Union Center of Excellence as part of their Rapid Response Forum series.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Thomas Hobbes on Reason and Passions, Law and Politics

Conference/Symposium | November 7 – 8, 2014 every day | 9 a.m.-5:15 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Center for British Studies


A two-day conference on the thought of Thomas Hobbes. Conference Schedule:

Friday 7 November, 223 Moses Hall
9am: Welcome

Natural Law
9:15-10:30 Monicka Patterson-Tutschka: Hobbes and natural law in context
Respondent: Ethan Shagan
Chair: Kinch Hoekstra

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-12 Susanne Sreedhar: Theft, Murder, Adultery: Hobbes, the Lacedaemonians and
Puzzles about...   More >

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Thomas Hobbes on Reason and Passions, Law and Politics

Conference/Symposium | November 7 – 8, 2014 every day | 9 a.m.-5:15 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Center for British Studies


A two-day conference on the thought of Thomas Hobbes. Conference Schedule:

Friday 7 November, 223 Moses Hall
9am: Welcome

Natural Law
9:15-10:30 Monicka Patterson-Tutschka: Hobbes and natural law in context
Respondent: Ethan Shagan
Chair: Kinch Hoekstra

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-12 Susanne Sreedhar: Theft, Murder, Adultery: Hobbes, the Lacedaemonians and
Puzzles about...   More >

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Great European War and the Rise of Radical Shinto Ultranationalism in Japan

Colloquium | November 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room


Walter Skya, Associate Professor, History Department; Director, Asian Studies, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Center for Right-Wing Studies, Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Department of History, Institute of European Studies


Few students of history are aware of the ideological linkages between Shintō nationalism in Japan and the new nationalists of early twentieth-century Europe, especially Italian Fascists and German Nazis—a linkage that began prior to the First World War and continued throughout the 1920s and 1930s. There is much historical evidence to show that Italian Fascists and German Nazis were inspired...   More >

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Blackness in European Folklore - the Dutch Case: Black Pete

Panel Discussion | December 4 | 6-8 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Dr. Kwame Nimako, UC Berkeley; Quinsy Gario

Department of German


A panel discussion that will approach the controversial Dutch blackface tradition of ‘zwarte piet’ from several perspectives and shed light on its historical and political contexts.
With Dr. Kwame Nimako (UC Berkeley), Quinsy Gario (Dutch activist and artist, via Skype), and others.