Lecture | October 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Bernd Fischer, Deputy Head of Division, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research,
Many refugees coming to Germany are highly educated. In late 2015, at the beginning of the so-called European refugee crisis, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research launched a 100 Million Euro four-year initiative to pave the way for refugees into the German higher education system.
200 universities are taking part in the programs rolled out by the German Academic Exchange... More >
Lecture | October 25 | 5-6 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall
Marina Romani, Lecturer, UC Berkeley / Contributing Writer, San Francisco Opera
From operatic Risorgimento fantasies to patriotic myths propagated by the fascist regime, the figure of composer Giuseppe Verdi and of one of his most popular choruses, Va pensiero, have become potent receptacles of Italian nationalistic sentiment. One of the most recent displays of cultural re-appropriation is peculiar: since the early 1990s, Va pensiero has been claimed as its anthem by... More >