Skip to main content.
Advanced search >
Print

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The War in Donbas: Who Fights and Why?

Lecture | March 31 | 5:15-6:45 p.m. | 155 Kroeber Hall


Sergiy Kudelia, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Baylor University

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


This talk will discuss the causes of the war in Eastern Ukraine, the reasons behind its evolution from an irregular to a conventional armed conflict, the composition of insurgent forces, their transnational ties and various ideational frames of the armed resistance to the Ukrainian state. It will also address a broader question of the conflict’s implications for the prospects of democratic...   More >



The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear (Tinatin Gurchiani; Georgia/Germany, 2012): Discovering Georgian Cinema

Film - Documentary | March 31 | 7 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


A film director organizes a casting call for fifteen- to twenty-three-year-olds and the results form the basis for a revealing portrait of Georgian society.


$5.50 BAM/PFA Members; UC Berkeley Students, $6.50 UC Berkeley Faculty, Staff, and Retirees; Non-UC Berkeley Students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled Persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

Buy tickets by calling 510-642-5249.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

To East or West: Finnish Worker's Movement in Crossroads after WWI

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


Simo Mikkonen, Finnish historian; 2014-15 Fulbright Scholar, UCB

Institute of European Studies


This talk focuses on the Finnish workers' movement, looking particularly at its ideological and political struggles after WWII. After losing the war with the Soviet Union, but avoiding outright occupation, Finland became geopolitically isolated. Furthermore, the previously banned Communist Party was legalized, which provoked a political and ideological fight between the Social Democratic and...   More >

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Explaining the Anti-Immigrant Movement in Dresden (and Beyond?)

Lecture | April 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Dr. Jost Halfmann, Professor, Insitut fuer Soziologie, Technische Universitaet Dresden

Institute of European Studies



Bertolt Brecht: Becoming World Literature

Lecture | April 2 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall


Tom Kuhn, Faculty Lecturer in German, Fellow of St Hugh's College, Oxford University

The Program in Critical Theory


Tom Kuhn's main research interests are in political literature in the 20th century. He has worked particularly on Bertolt Brecht, and is the series editor of the main English-language edition of Brecht's works. In addition, he has written on exile and anti-fascist literature, and on more recent drama. He is currently working on a major project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council,...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Friday, April 3, 2015

Brecht's Theater and Poetry

Seminar | April 3 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall


Tom Kuhn, Lecturer in German, Fellow of St. Hugh's College, Oxford University

The Program in Critical Theory


Critical Theory presents a seminar with Tom Kuhn. To receive advance readings, please contact critical_theory@berkeley.edu.

Tom Kuhn’s main research interests are in political literature in the 20th century. He has worked particularly on Bertolt Brecht, and is the series editor of the main English-language edition of Brecht’s works. In addition, he has written on exile and anti-fascist...   More >



According to Mario (M. Canale, F. Farina, M. Gianni, W. Labate, A. Morri; Italy, 2012): Mario Monicelli: Satires, Capers, and Sendups

Film - Documentary | April 3 | 7 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Italian cinema’s greatest secret is revealed in this in-depth portrait of director Mario Monicelli, an artist responsible for such classics as Big Deal on Madonna Street and The Organizer yet who sadly remains little known outside his home country.


$5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley Faculty, Staff, and Retirees; Non-UC Berkeley Students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled Persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

Buy tickets by calling 510-642-5249.



We Want the Colonels (Mario Monicelli; Italy, 1973): Mario Monicelli: Satires, Capers, and Sendups

Film - Feature | April 3 | 8:40 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Monicelli pulled off a real coup with this irreverent political satire about a rightist plot to restore a dictatorship in Italy.


$5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley Faculty, Staff, and Retirees; Non-UC Berkeley Students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled Persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

Buy tickets by calling 510-642-5249.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Kosovo in the Official Rhetoric of Russia and the European Union

Lecture | April 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall


Branislav Radeljic, Associate Professor in International Politics, University of East London

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


In addition to tracing EU and Russian official rhetoric employed in the case of Kosovo, Branislav Radeljic points out how problematic some of the official statements have been, sending mixed signals and therefore questioning Kosovo’s capacity to become and act as a viable state. By looking at three different periods (before 1999, 1999–2007, and post-2008), the author shows that even after the...   More >

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Roadkill on the Way to Brussels and Sarajevo?: The Closure of the ‘Mitteleuropa’ Concept

Lecture | April 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Clemens Ruthner, Professor, Department of Germanic Studies, Trinity College, Dublin

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


A Central European Studies lecture which discusses the problematic geopolitical/cultural discourse of Central European belonging and its closure after the 1990s

Friday, April 10, 2015

IES Graduate Student Conference: Breaking and Building Borders in Europe

Conference/Symposium | April 10 | 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Roland Hsu, Associate Director, Stanford Humanities Center

Institute of European Studies

Friday, April 17, 2015

Inspiring and Educating Developers Globally with Google's Scalable Developer Advocacy: a Conversation with Peter Lubbers

Lecture | April 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Peter Lubbers, Senior Program Manager, Google

Institute of European Studies


Peter Lubbers is a native of the Netherlands, who after serving as a Special Forces commando in the Royal Dutch Green Berets came to live in California. In 2010, he started the San Francisco HTML5 User Group — the world's first and largest HTML5 user group with over 12,000 members. Peter co-authored the book Pro HTML5 Programming (Apress, 2011) and he was instrumental in developing and delivering...   More >

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Role of the BENELUX Region in Europe: Inauguration of the BENELUX Program at the Institute of European Studies

Lecture | April 24 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Johan Verbeke, Ambassador of Belgium to the US

Hugo von Meijenfelt, Consul-General of the Netherlands in California; Georges Schmit, Consul-General of Luxembourg in California

Institute of European Studies, BENELUX Studies Program


Discussion on the role of the BENELUX region in Europe as part of the inauguration of the BENELUX Program at the Institute of European Studies.

Monday, April 27, 2015

A Brief Stop on the Road from Auschwitz

Reading - Nonfiction | April 27 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, Townsend Center for the Humanities


Göran Rosenberg, Author and journalist.

Department of Scandinavian, the Judah L Magnes Collection of the Bancroft Library, The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation


A reading by Swedish author and journalist Göran Rosenberg, from his recently translated memoir about his father's life in Sweden after surviving Auschwitz.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

15th Annual Peter N. Kujachich Lecture in Serbian and Montenegrin Studies: EU Integration and Orthodox Christianity in Serbia: Socio-Anthropological Perspectives

Lecture | April 28 | 5:15-7:15 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room


Marija Brujic, Research Associate, Institute of Ethnography and Anthropology, Univerzitet u Beogradu

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


A major goal for Serbia's foreign policy since 2000 has been the country's integration into the EU. However, there has been a growing skepticism among the Serbian people about this objective. This ambivalence can be correlated not only with the recent economic crises in some EU countries but also with what are regarded as profound differences in cultural and religious values between Serbia and...   More >