Reading - Literary | November 5 | 5-6 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Eric Falci, Professor of English, UC Berkeley
Join the IES Irish Studies Program for a reading of selections from Late Along the Edgelands, the first book of poems by Eric Falci.
Eric Falci is the former director of the UC Berkeley Irish Studies Program and professor in the Department of English, where he teaches and writes about Irish and British poetry.
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Lecture | November 7 | 4 p.m. | Bancroft Hotel
2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Christopher Clark, University of Cambridge
Political power is wielded in ways that are culturally and historically contingent, meaning that how these distortions occur and what effects they generate will vary according to the constitution of the regime in question. This talk explores historical fluctuations in the temporality of power in Prussia and reflects on their implications for our understanding of politics in the present.
Panel Discussion | November 8 | 5-7 p.m. | David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA
As a rare nexus where public policy, politics and pleasure all meet, food has become a focus of todays professional and scholarly world. This event will focus on the economic viability of food systems through a comparative lens in a conversation that joins voices from the EU and California. In particular it will explore how culture and identity dialogue with food systems and the positioning of... More >
RSVP online by November 5.
Lecture | November 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall | Canceled
Fabrizio Bucci, Principal Director for European Integration, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
A founding member state of the European Union, Italy continues to play a key role in international and transatlantic relations at this critical juncture in the history of Europe. How should Italy and the E.U. respond to the interrelated challenges of populism, migration, climate change, and economic pressures? What impact will Brexit have on the Italian and European political and economic... More >
Panel Discussion | November 15 | 5 p.m. | David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Institute of European Studies, The Arctic Institute, Norwegian Consulate General San Francisco, High North Center for Business and Governance, Norway, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)
How should the European Union respond to the entwined challenges of climate change mitigation, international law, sustainable development, indigenous rights, and security in the Arctic?
An interactive conversation moderated by Dr. Andreas Raspotnik, in cooperation with The Arctic Institute and the Norwegian Consulate in San Francisco.
As sea ice retreats from the Arctic, the challenges of... More >
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Panel Discussion | November 19 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Mary Kavanagh, Minister-Counselor for Research & Innovation, Delegation of the EU to the USA
Europe has a vibrant and exciting science and technology culture and offers many excellent and generous career funding opportunities for researchers and innovators, no matter where they come from in the world. Horizon 2020, the European Unions research and innovation funding program, is the worlds largest multinational R&I program. In addition to funding collaborative research projects, it... More >
RSVP online by November 18.
Lecture | November 19 | 5-7 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library
Bernadette Murphy spent seven years looking into the night of Vincent van Gogh's infamous self-harm. Using modern technology, her investigation ignored everything that had been written about the subject and she started afresh like a detective. She made an important discovery that re-wrote the story of the world's most famous artist and was reported all over the world. This discovery became the... More >
Singing Schubert, Hearing Race: Black Concert Singers and the German Lied in Interwar Central Europe
Lecture | November 21 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Kira Thurman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Kira Thurman explores the rise in popularity of African American classical musicians in interwar Germany and Austria. Singing Lieder by Schubert, Brahms, and others, they challenged audiences expectations of what a black performer looked and sounded like in the transatlantic jazz age. Audiences labeled singers such as Marian Anderson and Roland Hayes negroes with white souls, and marveled at... More >
The Working Womens Charter: Women’s Rights between Socialist Internationalism and Neoliberalism in 1970s Europe
Lecture | November 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Celia Donert, University of Cambridge
This talk examines the transnational circulation of proposals for a Working Womens Charter in 1970s Europe, a decade that saw both the expansion of gender equality legislation in the expanding European Economic Community, and a renewed attempt by communist regimes in the Soviet bloc to internationalize a socialist vision of womens rights through international communist organisations such as the... More >