"We want bread and roses!": Trade union feminism across borders: a comparative perspective on 1970s Italian and French experiences
Lecture | February 5 | 12 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Anna Frisone, Visiting Scholar and Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of History, UC Berkeley
Second-wave feminism is internationally known for its choice of refusing any engagement with gender-mixed political organizations, in favor of a deep commitment into women-only collectives. However, some women stubbornly decided to introduce a feminist approach within male-dominated organizations such as the trade unions, interrogating their allegedly neutral but on the contrary deeply gendered... More >
Lecture | February 7 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Dr. Robert Strand, Center for Responsible Business at Berkeley Haas
How have the Nordics come to dominate virtually all measurements of sustainability? From the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), Nordic countries and companies always command the top - or very near the top - of sustainability measurements. Join Robert Strand as he shares lessons he has drawn from over 15 years of inquiry in the Nordic region and... More >
Panel Discussion | February 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Laura Fantone, Gender and Women’s Studies, UC Berkeley; John Connelly, Institute for East European, Eurasian, and Slavic Studies, UC Berkeley; Pawel Koscielny, History Department, UC Berkeley
Join Laura Fantone, John Connelly and Pawel Koscielny
exploring the roots of recent anti-gender populist discourses and measures in Europe, with a comparative focus on Italy and Poland.
Starting from summer 2018, when the Hungarian universities' gender studies programs were defunded and terminated, the panel will discuss how and why gender equality and identity became key threats.
Italian... More >
Lecture | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Ambassador Ove Ullerup, Royal Danish Embassy in Sweden
In his talk, the Danish ambassador to Sweden, Ove Ullerup, will focus on the relationship and cooperation between the public and private sector on the sustainability agenda in the Nordic countries.
The ambassador discusses challenges in changing concepts and how the Nordic countries will face these in the future. What role will the UN Sustainable Development Goals play and have they changed our... More >
Lecture | February 14 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife
Vincent Sherry, Howard Nemerov Professor of the Humanities, Washington University in St.Louis
C. D. Blanton, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley Department of English; Catherine Flynn, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley Department of English; Donna Jones, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley Department of English
Vincent Sherry will speak about the experience of the First World War from the vantage of an international avant-garde, considering the alternate temporalities of the radical time of the prewar avant-garde event and the long and lengthening durée of the conflict. How does an avant-garde poetry respond to this difference, and what is the longer story of revolution it tells?
Lecture | February 21 | 5-6 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Kerstin Brückweh, Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam (Germany)
1989 is often considered a key caesura of the 20th century. By looking at the long-term developments surrounding this historic event Brückweh analyzes the social changes that paved the way for and shaped all three stages: the late phase of the German Democratic Republic, the peaceful revolution, and the transformation that followed. Property, especially real estate, serves as an example to examine... More >
Lecture | February 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Markus Hinterleitner, Institute of European Studies, UC Berkeley
Many advanced democracies are currently characterized by a norm-eroding politics, which manifests itself in increased levels of populism and blame generation. The erosion of norms is a potentially far-reaching challenge for democracy. In his lecture, Markus Hinterleitner conceptualizes the process of political norm erosion capturing the interactions of norm violators and norm defenders with the... More >
Lecture | February 28 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 240 Mulford Hall
Kiran Klaus Patel, Maastricht University
Today, the EU seems to be in an existential crisis. Against this backdrop, the early history of European integration since the 1950s shines all the brighter. But is this an appropriate assessment? Kiran Patel analyzes the concrete effects and results of European integration and what we can learn from the past for our present day, summarizing some of the key findings of his monograph on the topic... More >