From Communism to Authoritarianism via Democracy. The Puzzle of Political Transformations in East Central Europe
Lecture | January 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
During the first two decades after 1989, countries of East Central Europe experienced a swift and successful democratization process and a relatively painless transition to a market economy. Consolidation of liberal democracy and working market economy opened the door to their accession to the NATO and the European Union. By 2004, it seemed that these countries became normal European... More >
Special Event | January 22 | 1-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom
Looking for extra units or a fun class to take this semester? Explore the different DeCal courses at DeCal Expo! There will be performances, presentations, and many facilitators to talk to.
Immigration of European Highly Skilled Workers to Germany: Intra-EU Brain Circulation or Brain Drain/Gain?
Lecture | January 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Céline Teney, University of Bremen, Germany
Based on a unique representative survey and semi-structured interviews of non-German EU physicians working in Germany, Céline Teney will investigate whether intra-EU highly skilled immigrants who exert a profession suffering from an acute EU labour shortage constitute the manifestation of an integrated European labour market conceptualized as brain circulation or whether they contribute to... More >
Townsend Center Berkeley Book Chat: Richard Cándida Smith: Improvised Continent: Pan-Americanism and Cultural Exchange
Lecture | January 31 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens
Illuminating the story of how cultural exchange programs brought many of the most important Latin American artists and writers to the United States, Richard Cándida Smith explores Pan-American cultural exchange in the twentieth century.