Lecture | January 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Inka-Kristiina Hanhivaara, Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology at Sofia University in Palo Alto; Mervi Pänkäläinen, Founder and CEO of Mightifier, Mightifier
The OECD published the latest PISA results in December 2019 on students academic performance and well-being. Only two-thirds of students were satisfied with their lives, a share that shrank by five points from 2015 to 2018. Almost a quarter of students reported being bullied at least a few times a month and
Capitalism and Freedom: Perspectives on Slavery and its Ties to Economic and Political Liberalism in Europe
Panel Discussion | February 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Caitlin Rosenthal, History Department, UC Berkeley; Tyler Stovall, Dean of the Humanities at UC Santa Cruz
In the spirit of Chancellor Christ's recent initiative to mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival of enslaved
Africans in the English colonies, IES is proud to sponsor an event on Capitalism and Freedom examining the
involvement of various European powers in the transatlantic slave trade and the implications of this involvement
for political liberalism and the economic system of... More >
Information Session | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Come learn about the North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain, a program sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Education.
Lecture | February 10 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General of Research and Innovation of the European Commission.
Becoming the worlds first climate-neutral continent by 2050 is the greatest challenge and opportunity of our times. To achieve this, the European Commission has proposed the European Green Deal, a highly ambitious package of measures that should enable European citizens and businesses to benefit from the sustainable green transition. Key policies range from ambitiously cutting emissions, to... More >
RSVP online by February 9.
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 >
Lecture | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
The Eurocrisis after 2010 and the migration crisis of 2015 posed important policy challenges for the European Union and its member states. Both crisis events impacted on EU countries in an asymmetrical manner. The process of taming these problems through policies resulted in political conflicts between voters and governments supporting solidarity with negatively affected countries on the one... More >
Lecture | February 18 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Steven Press, Stanford University
In the early 1900s, Germans discovered the richest diamond fields in history in the Protectorate of German Southwest Africa. Namibian diamonds quickly proved more than baubles. These tiny stones made an overlooked impact on the German colonial economy and even on German domestic politics. In addition, Namibian diamonds intersected with what has become a major topic of study: Germanys genocidal... More >
Lecture | February 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Marianne Riddervold, Innlandet School of Business and Social Sciences
Marianne Riddervold's lecture discusses the EUs response to Russias annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the impact of increased Russian aggression on the EUs foreign policy more broadly. Functioning as a 'critical juncture', the Ukraine crisis not only sparked sanctions on Russia - it also helped form common EU policies in areas that are not directly related to the Ukraine situation as such,... More >
Lecture | February 26 | 5-6 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Paul Welfens, University of Wuppertal
Trumps victory in the 2016 presidential election was largely based on the rise of economic inequality in the United States and his populist message: This populism is likely to become a structural long run problem for the US. In 2018, Trumps Council of Economic Advisors published a study in which the US was shown to have an economic lead vis-à-vis European countries of about 20%, but the... More >
Panel Discussion | February 27 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
California Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis; EU Ambassador to the US Stavros Lambrinidis
A Public Discussion featuring EU Ambassador to the US Stavros Lambrinidis and California Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis
Lecture | March 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Bringing peace, security, and political stability to the war-torn region of Donbas has proven to be a difficult and time-consuming task. Since its outbreak in April 2014, the armed conflict in the east Ukrainian provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk has claimed more than 13,000 lives and displaced more than 1.5 million people. The Minsk II agreement, signed in February 2015, was supposed to put an... More >
Lecture | March 4 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens
Catherine Flynn explores the ways in which James Joyce's imaginative consciousness was shaped by the paradigmatic city of European urban modernity.
Lecture | March 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Tobias Schulze-Cleven, Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations
Policymakers across the world have embraced higher education to generate the human capital believed to be essential for sustaining economic development and social welfare in the 21st centurys "global knowledge economy." Attempts to disrupt universities and redesign inherited modes of education delivery have accompanied commitments to expanding access. This talk explores the regulatory strategies... More >
A Drop of Midnight: A Memoir | A Reading and Book Talk with Jason Timbuktu Diakité, Moderated by Dr. Stephen Small (Department of African American Studies and African Diaspora Studies)
Panel Discussion | March 4 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Jason “Timbuktu” Diakité
Dr. Stephen Small, Department of African American Studies & African Diaspora Studies)
"A Drop of Midnight: A Memoir" is World-renowned hip-hop artist Jason Timbuktu Diakités vivid and intimate journey through his own and his familys historyfrom South Carolina slavery to twenty-first-century Sweden.
Born to an interracial American couple in Sweden, Jason Diakité grew up between worldspart Swedish, American, black, white, Cherokee, Slovak, and German, riding a delicate... More >
Conference/Symposium | March 6 | 223 Moses Hall
The Institute of European Studies is pleased to announce the 2020 undergraduate research conference in European Studies, titled European Identities: Past, Present, Future. Berkeley undergraduates from a wide range of academic disciplinespolitical science, economics, literature, language and cultural studies, history, global studies, and more are encouraged to submit abstracts by January 31.
Lecture | March 10 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Udi Greenberg, Dartmouth College
A series of recent controversies has raised many questions about Europes treatment of its religious minorities. Why do societies that claim to respect religious freedom and tolerance so routinely discriminate against Muslims, Jews, and others? Udi Greenberg will explore the origins of Europes contemporary thinking about religious pluralism to the recent peace between Catholics and Protestants... More >
Lecture | March 12 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Simon Levis Sullam, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italy
In this lecture, Simon Levis Sullam will discuss his new book (The Italian Executioners, Princeton, 2018), which demonstrates that Italian bureaucrats, ideologues and members of the fascist party, were responsible for genocide - together with the German occupiers of Italy during WW2 - to a much higher degree than has been acknowledged to date.
Lecture | March 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Estela Schindel, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)
Border scholars have called attention to the role of geographical, topographical, environmental and material entanglements of border regimes. These imbrications play an increasingly important role in border securitization, as migration routes become longer, more dangerous, and potentially lethal. Research about the US-Mexican border has put forward the mobilization of non-human actors like... More >
Lecture | March 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
The Eurozone, Ukraine, refugees and Brexit the European Union has had to confront and manage several major crises during the last decade. However, the outcomes of these crises in respect of political integration have been divergent. The Eurozone has become politically more closely integrated. The Ukraine crisis has not produced any significant effect one way or the other. In contrast, the... More >
Lecture | March 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
In "Let Them Drown," the 2016 London Edward W. Said lecture, Naomi Klein called attention, as Rob Nixon's "Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor" had done, to the nexus of climate change, (colonial) racism and poverty. But she shifted the spotlight onto the oft-overlooked low-lying island nations. Their current day situation is dire. In her new book project, "Atlas of (Remote)... More >
Lecture | March 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
The last decade was dominated by crisis, forcing the EU institutions into a fire-fighting mode. With the poly crisis overcome, it is time to reflect on a strategy for the next decade on both the internal and external side.
Economic policy should avoid the rear mirror view, trying to fight the past crisis. The coming decade is more likely to be dominated by demographic trends. Infrastructure... More >
Politics in a Post-Truth Era: Identity, Knowledge, and Political Responsibility in an Age of "Alternative Facts"
Lecture | March 31 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Ilan Zvi Baron, School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University
The rise of populism, Donald Trump's election and the result of the EU referendum in the UK have been widely interpreted as a rejection of the post-war liberal order - the manifestation of a desire to undermine the political system that people feel has let them down. Yet mainstream politicians and analysts have been slow to grasp the changing situation, instead relying on a rhetoric of 'hard... More >
Lecture | April 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Vivien Schmidt, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies | Boston University
Barry Eichengreen, Department of Economics
The Eurozone crisis has generated not only a crisis of economics and politics but also of legitimacy. The European Unions decision to govern by rules and rule by numbers at the inception of the crisis, by mandating austerity and structural reform, undermined Euro member-states economic performance while increasing political volatility. The subsequent remedy, centered on reinterpreting the... More >
Lecture | April 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Edward Price, Head of Financial Sector and Economic Policy, North America - British Consulate General in New York
Twenty years into the new century, how should we in the United States (US) understand the United Kingdom (UK)? What is the UKs global influence and how does it affect the US? And, amid incessant media noise, what were the structural causes of Brexit? This lecture is an exclusive chance to explores these issues, delving first hand into the financial, economic and constitutional keys to... More >
Whos afraid of the history of the services sector? Beyond the narrative of (industrial) decline for European history of the 1970s and 1980s.
Lecture | April 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Benoît Majerus, University of Luxembourg
In the last 10 years, a historiographical narrative has divided the history of Western Europe in the second half of the 20th century into two major periods: the trente glorieuses and the decades after the boom(Doering-Manteuffel and Raphael 2008). Research has questioned the label of the trente glorieuses on two levels: on the one hand, by historicizing this contemporary description (Pawin... More >