<< Week of February 23 >>

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The Global Trump: Structural US Populism and Economic Conflicts with Europe and Asia

Lecture | February 26 | 5-6 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Paul Welfens, University of Wuppertal

 Institute of European Studies, Department of Economics

Trump’s 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, Trump’s 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 >

Thursday, February 27, 2020

California, the EU and the Future of the Transatlantic Relationship

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

 Institute of European Studies, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, Goldman School of Public Policy, Haas School of Business

A Public Discussion featuring EU Ambassador to the US Stavros Lambrinidis and California Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis

EU Ambassador to the US Stavros Lambrinidis & California Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis

'It hurts us that our people must work for global capital': The Symbolic Politics of Out-Migration in Socialist Yugoslavia

Lecture | February 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Ulf Brunnbauer, Academic director of the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, Chair of History of Southeast and Eastern Europe, University of Regensburg

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Institute of European Studies, Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington

Labour migration was a hallmark of the openness of socialist Yugoslavia towards the West. By the early 1970s, more than one million Yugoslav citizens lived abroad, two thirds of them in the FR Germany. This talk argues that the "Gastarbeiter" migration turned into a major ideological and policy problem for the communist regime because the Gastarbeiter embodied structural shortcomings of the...   More >