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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Austrian Democracy and the Rise of Right-Wing Populism

Lecture | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 David M. Wineroither, National University for Public Service, Budapest

 Institute of European Studies

Most party systems in Western Europe have seen the establishment of right-wing populist parties (RPPs) since the 1980s. Among these newcomers, the rise of the Freedom Party in Austria (FPÖ) has gained particular prominence for several reasons: First, unlike many other parties belonging to this type, the FPÖ had already existed for three decades at the time of its incipient electoral rise but then...   More >

The Present and Future of the Irish Language: A Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion | September 6 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Stephens Hall - Geballe Room, Townsend Center for the Humanities

 Institute of European Studies

What is the state of the Irish language in a globalized world? Long under threat, Irish has rebounded in recent decades, thriving as a community and literary language while serving as Ireland's official language and an official language of the European Union. While Irish remains a crucial marker of cultural identity for the citizens and residents of Ireland, and for the diaspora worldwide, its...   More >

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Friday, September 7, 2018

New Frontiers in Language Technology for Minority Languages

Lecture | September 7 | 12-2 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Kevin Scannell, Professor of Computer Science, Saint Louis University

 Institute of European Studies

Professor Kevin Scannell (Computer Science, Saint Louis University) will discuss some of the challenges faced by minority language communities when developing advanced languages technologies such as machine translation and speech recognition, and strategies for meeting those challenges. Most of the talk will focus on Irish and Celtic languages, but will also discuss efforts to scale up to the...   More >

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

European Mayors' Perspectives on Climate Change

Panel Discussion | September 12 | 10-11 a.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 250 Banatao

 Institute of European Studies, Goldman School of Public Policy, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

Join European city mayors from Heidelberg, Malaga, Oslo, Paris, and Warsaw for a panel discussion with UC Berkeley Goldman School Assistant Dean Sudha Shetty on recent policy innovations European cities have adopted in response to climate change and the role of the EU and national governments in supporting these innovations.

Falling into Suomi: How an American fell in love with Finland

Lecture | September 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Gordon F. Sander

 Institute of European Studies, Nordic Studies Program, Department of Scandinavian

Gordon F. Sander's lecture is based on his new book "Off The Map: A Personal History of Finland".

He is also the author of "The Hundred Day Winter War" and a contributor to The New York Times, Politico and other publications. He was recently elected to the Order of The Lion by the President of Finland for his services to Finland, the first American journalist to be so honored.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

A View From Britain: Towards Brexit?

Lecture | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Dr. Matt Beech, Senior Fellow, IES; Director, Centre for British Politics, University of Hull

 Institute of European Studies, Anglo-American Studies Program

IES Senior Fellow and Director of the Centre for British Politics at the University of Hull, Dr Matt Beech FRHistS, FRSA, gives a public lecture examining how far the UK is on the road to Brexit; what Brexit currently means; and how the 2016 referendum vote continues to divide citizens and dominate political life.

Beech's focus is drawn from research for his latest monograph, The Triumph of...   More >

Friday, September 14, 2018

The Struggle for Labour's Soul: A Book Talk with Matt Beech

Presentation | September 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Matt Beech, IES Senior Fellow and Director of the Centre for British Politics at the University of Hull

 Institute of European Studies, Anglo-American Studies Program

IES Senior Fellow and Director of the Centre for British Politics at the University of Hull, Dr. Matt Beech FRHistS, FRSA, will speak about his new book.

The Struggle for Labour's Soul: Understanding Labour's Political Thought Since 1945 (Routledge, 2018) is a revised second edition of this well known and highly regarded volume by politicians and leading scholars of the British Labour...   More >

Friday, September 21, 2018

The Spell of the Arctic: The EU as Geopolitical Actor

Lecture | September 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Andreas Raspotnik, Nord University Business School in Bodø (Norway)

 Institute of European Studies

The Arctic is melting. And it is melting fast. In times of starving polar bears going viral, the Arctic has become the globe’s ‘climate change’ canary in a coal mine. After some rather silent years around the turn of the millennium, the region prominently re-hit global headlines a decade ago. An area that may provide for economic opportunities in the decades to come but currently rather holds...   More >

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

King Albert's Heroes: How four hundred young Belgians fought in Russia and conquered the United States

Lecture | September 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 August Thiry

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

August Thiry, writer-lecturer at Thomas More College, Mechelen, Belgium, focuses on the worldwide adventures of the Belgian army’s first armored car unit during the Great War. This unit, known as ACM (Autos Canons Mitrailleuses - Armored Cars with Cannons and Machine Guns), was organized in Paris at the end of 1914. Trench warfare made it impossible for the ACM armored cars to be of any use on...   More >