Lecture | October 28 | 5-6 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Kristian Åtland, Norwegian Defense Research Establishment
Strategically located on NATOs northern flank, and sharing a land and sea border with Russia, Norway is an Arctic power with a front-row seat. The country controls vast and resource-rich maritime areas north of the Arctic Circle and is an active participant in regional cooperation arrangements such as the Arctic Council and the Barents Euro-Arctic Council. However, as elsewhere in the Arctic,... More >
Lecture | October 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Ludvig Norman, Stockholm University
In recent years, the European Union has found itself in a state of seemingly chronic crisis, including the economic and financial crisis unleashed on Europe in 2008, the political crisis with the rise of populist and extremist parties across the continent, the migration crisis as well as Brexit. It is widely held that the response to these crises has led to a considerable strengthening of... More >
Lecture | October 29 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Helmut Walser Smith, Department of History | Vanderbilt University
Drawn from the authors "Germany. A Nation in its Time: Before, During, and After Nationalism, 1500-2000" (forthcoming, W.W. Norton, March, 2020), this lecture attempts to lay out elementary historical structures of the nationalist age. Shadowing Kants famous distinction between an age of enlightenment and an enlightened age, it is argued that in the nationalist age, war shaped the era... More >
Reading - Literary | November 5 | 5-6 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Eric Falci, Professor of English, UC Berkeley
Join the IES Irish Studies Program for a reading of selections from Late Along the Edgelands, the first book of poems by Eric Falci.
Eric Falci is the former director of the UC Berkeley Irish Studies Program and professor in the Department of English, where he teaches and writes about Irish and British poetry.
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Panel Discussion | November 8 | 5-7 p.m. | David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA
As a rare nexus where public policy, politics and pleasure all meet, food has become a focus of todays professional and scholarly world. This event will focus on the economic viability of food systems through a comparative lens in a conversation that joins voices from the EU and California. In particular it will explore how culture and identity dialogue with food systems and the positioning of... More >
RSVP online by November 5.
Lecture | November 19 | 5-7 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library
Bernadette Murphy spent seven years looking into the night of Vincent van Gogh's infamous self-harm. Using modern technology, her investigation ignored everything that had been written about the subject and she started afresh like a detective. She made an important discovery that re-wrote the story of the world's most famous artist and was reported all over the world. This discovery became the... More >
Lecture | November 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Stefania Michelucci, University of Genoa, Italy
In 1926 and 1927, the British writer D.H. Lawrence visited some Etruscan sites with an American friend, the painter Earl Brewster, and seriously considered the Etruscans as a possible subject for a book which had to be half travel-book, scientific too. In this lecture, Professor Stefania Michelucci will discuss how Lawrence's visit turned into an opportunity to reveal the dichotomy between two... More >