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 >
Past Incentives, Present Choices: Ideational Legacies and the Politics of Migration in European Minority Regions
Lecture | December 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Christina Isabel Zuber, University of Konstanz
Christina Isabel Zuber presents the main arguments and empirical findings of her book project on ideational legacies and the politics of migration in European minority regions. The empirical analysis focuses on Catalonia and South Tyrol, two minority regions that respond very differently to immigration. South Tyrolean elites frame immigration as a threat and restrict immigrants access to social... More >
Information Session | December 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis for the academic year and for summer. These fellowships encourage the study of less commonly taught foreign languages. This info session, presented by the Title VI-funded National Resource Centers at UC Berkeley that manage the FLAS fellowship program, will review the application and program requirements.
Lecture | December 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
One year after the yellow vest movement can the Macron administration resume its reforms: budget deficit, pension, social inequalities. Although this yellow vest movement has declined, the protesters has long said they are not satisfied by the administration answers. Will Emmanuel Macron be able rebuild the relationship with the vast majority of the population in order to implement his political... More >
Lecture | December 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
David Whineray, Visiting Scholar, Center for British Studies, UC Berkeley
This lecture will cover the reasons for the UK joining and leaving the EU - as well as the current state of the Brexit negotiations and what is likely to happen on Brexit after the upcoming UK election.
Specifically, it will address five issues. First, the history of UK relations with Europe - and why the UK joined the EU in 1973. Second, the reasons for the development of eurosceptism in... More >
Performing Arts - Other | December 10 | 6-9 p.m. | Goethe-Institut
Mervete Bobaj; Dan Thy Nguyen
This evening with cultural activists Mervete Bobaj (Berlin) and Dan Thy Nguyen (Hamburg) is part of two-day symposium. The event is structured around the theme of archives of migration and the role of knowledge transmission. This focus seems extremely relevant in light of recent developments that urgently require innovative approaches, yet tend to replicate failed models. The European refugee... More >
RSVP online by December 9.
Seminar | December 11 | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
John R. Weeks, San Diego State University; Héctor Tobar, UC Irvine
John R. Weeks, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography and Director of the International Population Center at San Diego State University and Héctor Tobar, Author, Journalist, Associate Professor UC Irvine will co-teach an interdisciplinary seminar for students interested in exploring and understanding new (and old) narratives of immigration. UC Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students,... More >
Lecture | December 11 | 5-8 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater
John R. Weeks, San Diego State University; Hector Tobar, University of California, Ivine
Irene Bloemraad, University of California, Berkeley
This event features two speakers: John R. Weeks, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography and Director of the International Population Center at San Diego State University, and Héctor Tobar, Author, Journalist, Associate Professor UC Irvine.
The discussion after the lectures will be moderate by Irene Bloomberg, Chair of Canadian Studies & Director of the Berkeley Interdisciplinary... More >
RSVP online by December 10.
Lecture | February 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Zachary Shore, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey
While Americans have been deeply divided over many issues since the countrys creation, no issue has proved more divisive or revealed more about the nations character than the way it treats its enemies. One impulse has been to punish perceived enemies as harshly as possible. The other impulse has been to exhibit benevolence through mercy. The conflicts over which path to pursue have caused... More >