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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A Tale of Two Women: From postwar Italian cinema to human rights today

Conference/Symposium | April 26 | 2-5 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 170

Institute of European Studies, Human Rights Center, Italian Society at Berkeley, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Join us for a conversation about an historic case of sexual violence during World War II and a new Berkeley initiative to combat impunity today.

All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Spiritual Seekers, Pilgrims and Psychonauts: Travelers to India and the Transformation of Religion in the long 1960s

Lecture | April 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

Isabel Richter, University of Bremen

Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, Department of History, GHI West - Berkeley Office of the German Historical Institute, Washington DC, Institute for South Asia Studies

Travel reports and autobiographical texts chronicling journeys to the East in the long 1960s have boomed in the last twenty years. “Western” travelers did not only associate India with “life-changing decisions” but also characterized the trip as a crucial experience and an initiation of a generation. The lecture takes up the historical-cultural thesis of value change and the “life-style...   More >

Eating Pasta off the Floor

Performing Arts - Theater | April 27 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. |  The Marsh Theater

2120 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

Maria Grazia Affinito

The Marsh Theater

“Hilarious and bittersweet … a spellbinding tale,” KQED Arts

All Audiences

All Audiences, Alumni, Children, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

Monday, May 1, 2017

The Future of Western Democracies: Defending Freedom and Open Societies

Lecture | May 1 | 12-1 p.m. |  Moses Hall

Ralf Fücks, President of the Heinrich Böll Foundation

Institute of European Studies

In his most recent book “In Defense of Freedom – How We Can Win the Battle for Our Open Societies”, Ralf Fuecks analyses the reasons behind racism, nationalism, and the collapse of the political center. We are in the midst of a crisis of liberal democracy. The widespread fear of economic decline, unchecked globalization, and uncontrolled migration is resulting in increasingly nationalist rhetoric...   More >

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Euro Crisis: A Look Back and a Look Forward

Lecture | May 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Political Science at the UC Berkeley

Institute of European Studies, Clausen Center

This lecture will provide a retrospective on the euro crisis -- which aspects were a surprise and which were predictable -- and sketch a viable way forward for the Eurozone.

Professor Eichengreen has published widely on the history and current operation of the international monetary and financial system. He was a senior policy advisor to the International Monetary Fund in 1997 and 1998,...   More >