<< Week of February 16 >>

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Revisiting the Economics of German Overseas Imperialism, 1884-1918

Lecture | February 18 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Steven Press, Stanford University

 Institute of European Studies, Department of History, Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington, Center for German and European Studies

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: Germany’s genocidal...   More >

Steven Press

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

How Has the Ukraine Crisis Affected EU Foreign Policy and the EU-US Relationship?

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

 Marianne Riddervold, Innlandet School of Business and Social Sciences

 Institute of European Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

Marianne Riddervold's lecture discusses the EU’s response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the impact of increased Russian aggression on the EU’s 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 >

Marianne Riddervold