<< Week of March 18 >>

Monday, March 19, 2018

Finnish Influence: From the California Gold Rush to Silicon Valley Innovations

Lecture | March 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Michel Wendell, Nexit Ventures

 Institute of European Studies, Nordic Studies Program

Michel Wendell will discuss the strong influence Finland has had in Northern California since the Gold Rush days. He will highlight the innovative Finnish spirit strongly represented in the high tech world and share Finland's current achievements in Silicon Valley and in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Michel Wendell is a co-founder and general partner of Nexit Ventures, a venture fund focusing on...   More >

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Healthy or Sick? Co-Evolution of Health Care and Public Health in a Comparative Perspective

Lecture | March 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Philipp Trein, University of Lausanne

 Institute of European Studies

Health policymakers around the world face complex policy challenges such as chronic diseases, which require integrated policy responses. In this talk, Philipp Trein presents his book (forthcoming with Cambridge University Press), in which he analyses how policies to prevent diseases are related to policies aiming to cure illnesses. The book argues that two factors lead to a close relationship of...   More >

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Beer vs Brueghel – The Belgian Paradox

Lecture | March 21 | 10:30-11:15 a.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Sven Gatz, Minister for Culture, Youth, Media and Brussels in the government of the Flemish Community in Belgium

 Institute of European Studies, BENELUX Studies Program

In his talk, Sven Gatz will speak about the important legacy of Flemish/Belgian culture. He will pay attention to Flanders' rich history as a center of art (symbolized by the painter Brueghel) as well as to Flanders' popular culture (symbolized by the famous beer culture).

Sven Gatz is a Flemish politician and the current Minister for Culture, Youth, Media and Brussels in the government of...   More >

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Trust as Violence: The Politics of Film and the Militarization of Male Sexuality in National Socialism

Lecture | March 22 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Anja Laukötter, Center for the History of Emotions at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin

 Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, GHI West, the Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC

This talk discusses the political significance of film and emotions in National Socialism. It explains how Nazi ideology and culture politics led to the conception and production of films as a forum for regulating emotions. It then explores the regime's ambivalent sexual politics, and in particular its attempts to fight the spread of venereal disease, which took on new relevance for the military...   More >

Irish Connections: Celebrating the Contributions of Robert and Rebecca Tracy to Irish Studies at Berkeley and in the Bay Area

Reception | March 22 | 6-8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315 - Maude Fife Room

 Institute of European Studies, Department of Irish Studies Program, Celtic Studies Program English, Irish Literary and Historical Society of the Bay Area