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IICAS European Lecture Series

IICAS launched the European Studies Initiative in 2002 to build a focal point for faculty, students, and members of the San Diego community who share an interest in contemporary Europe. The central aim was the construction of a European Studies program, and led to the launch of the European Studies Minor at UCSD.

The European Studies Minor is for students with strong European interests and/or who plan to study abroad in Europe or work in Europe in their careers. The IICAS European Lecture Series brings a diverse group of experts on Europe to UC San Diego to discuss their research. These lectures supplement the European Studies Minor, and are intended for UCSD faculty and students, and open to all interested members of the community.

2013-14 European Series Faculty Coordinator
John Marino (Professor, History)

The 2013-14 European Lecture Series has concluded.
Please check back later for any upcoming events!

The 2013-14 European Lecture Series has concluded.
Please check back later for any upcoming events!

IICAS, the Institute for International, Comparative and Area Studies sponsors the IICAS European Lecture Series at UC San Diego.
IICAS supports collaborative international research and area studies, and encourages interdisciplinary research, discussion and information exchange on international, comparative and cross regional topics.

2013-14 European Past Events

2013-14 European Studies Faculty Coordinator:
John Marino (Professor, History)

Jeffrey Barash, University of Picardie Jules Verne
"Virtual Experience, Collective Memory and the Constitution of Public Space Through the Mass Media: The Example of Ex-Yugoslavia"
Monday, June 2, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Social Sciences Building (SSB), Room 107
Sponsored by UCSD Department of History, European Studies Program and IICAS European Lecture Series.

Leonard Smith, Oberlin College & Conservancy
"Rethinking Sovereignty at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919"
Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Ruiz Room, Humanities & Social Sciences Bldg. (H&SS), Room 5086
Sponsored by UCSD Department of History, European Studies Program and IICAS

Mark Stoyle, University of Southampton
"Reflections on Prince Rupert's Dog:Withcraft and Propaganda during the English Civil War"
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM, Social Sciences Building (SSB), Room 107
Sponsored by UCSD Department of History, European Studies Program and IICAS
Handout.

Taras Tsymbal, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukraine)
Iaryna Tsymbal, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
“Ukraine, After the Maidan Revolution: A Discussion with Ukrainian Academics”
Friday, April 4, 2014, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, De Certeau Room, Literature Building, Room 155
Sponsored by the Department of Literature and the Center for the Humanities.

“Ukraine and Russia in Europe and the World”
Panelists: Amelia Glaser (Literature, UCSD), Philip Roeder (Political Science, UCSD), Christina Schneider (Political Science & Jean Monnet Chair, UCSD), Miles Kahler (IR/PS, UCSD), Moderator:  Peter Gourevitch (IR/PS, UCSD)
Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Social Sciences Building (SSB), Room 107
With the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union

Constantin Fasolt, Karl J. Weintraub Professor of History and the College, University of Chicago
“Liberty and Fear: A History of Europe, 1000–2000”
Monday, March 10, 2014, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, Social Sciences Building (SSB), Room 107
Sponsored by IICAS, the European Studies Program and the Department of History.

Ian Morris, Willard Professor of Classics and Archaeology, Stanford University
"War! What Is It Good For? Violence And Civilization, From Primates To Robots"
Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Social Sciences Building (SSB), Room 104
Sponsored by IICAS, the European Studies Program, Nicholas Family Endowed Chair in Modern Greek History, The State in Transformation/Center for Humanities Group and the Department of Anthropology.

Morris Paper


Hartmut Berghoff, Director, German Historical Institute
"From the Watergate Scandal to the Compliance Revolution: The Fight Against Corporate Corruption in the United States and Germany, 1972-2012"
Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Social Sciences Building (SSB), Room 107
Sponsored by UCSD Department of History, European Studies Program and IICAS

Geoffrey Eley, Karl Pohrt Distinguished University Professor of Contemporary History, University of Michigan
"Crossing East and West: Divergence and Interdependence in the History of Europe"
Friday, January 31, 2014, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Galbraith Conference Room, H&SS Room 4025
Sponsored by UCSD Department of History, European Studies Program and IICAS


Christian Donath, Assistant Professor, The American University in Cairo
“Soft Power and Colonization: Understanding French Strategy for Winning Local Opinion During Napoleon's Occupation of Egypt”
Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Eleanor Roosevelt College Admin. Bldg. (ERC), Room 115
Sponsored by IICAS and the European Studies Program.


Jonathan Sperber, Curators' Professor of HIstory, University of Missouri
"Worldwide: Global Conflicts, Transformations and Interactions in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century"
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Social Sciences Building (SSB), Room 107
Sponsored by IICAS, the European Studies Program, Department of History, Judaic Studies Program, Department of Sociology, and ERC Making of the Modern World Program.

Jonathan Sperber, Curators’ Professor of History, University of Missouri
"The Unfamiliar Karl Marx"
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Seuss Room, Geisel Library
Sponsored by IICAS, the European Studies Program, Department of History, Judaic Studies Program, Department of Sociology, ERC Making of the Modern World Program and UC San Diego Library.

William Chandler, University of California San Diego
"The German Bundestag Election of 2013"
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Social Sciences Building (SSB), Room 107
With comments by Frank Biess (History, UC San Diego), sponsored by the European Studies Program and IICAS.

Giulia Sissa, University of California Los Angeles
"Democratic Woman. Antiquity, Feminism and the Future"
Thursday, November 14, 2013, 4:00 PM, Social Sciences Building (SSB), Room 104
Co-sponsored by Political Theory, Literature/Classics, European Studies, IICAS, and Critical Gender Studies.

"Problems and Methods in Modern Central and East European Studies: A Roundtable in Honor of Ellen Comisso"
Panel: Martha Lampland (Sociology), Akos Rona-Tas (Sociology), Patrick Patterson (History), Commentator: Peter Gourevitch (IR/PS), Introduction: Philip Roeder (Political Science) and John Marino (History).
Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 3:30-5:30 PM, Malamud Room/Weaver Conf. Ctr. at IOA.
Sponsored by the Department of Political Science, European Studies Program and IICAS.

2012-13 European Past Events

2012-13 European Studies Faculty Coordinator:
John Marino (Professor, History)

Alexander Stille, Columbia University
"The Italian Mess: Why is Italy in Such Bad Shape?"
Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Social Sciences Building (SSB), Room 107
Sponsored by the IICAS European Studies Speaker Series.

Lionel Jospin, Prime Minister, France (1997-2002)
"Europe: A Continent in Decline or a Model for the Future?"
Monday, April 15, 2013, 6:00 PM, UC San Diego Great Hall
Sponsored by the Center on Global Justice, and co-sponsored by IICAS and the IICAS European Studies Speaker Series.

Roger Chartier, EHESS, College de France, University of Pennsylvania
"Literature, Textual Criticism and Cultural History"
Thursday, April 11, 2013, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Room 155 (de Certeau), Literature Building
The James K. Binder Lectureship in Literature, co-sponsored by UC San Diego Dean of Arts & Humanities, the Department of Literature, IICAS European Studies Speaker Series, and the European Studies Program.

Roger Chartier, EHESS, College de France, University of Pennsylvania
"Cultural History: Where Are We Now?"
Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Galbraith Conference Room, H&SS 4025
The James K. Binder Lectureship in Literature, co-sponsored by the Department of History, Department of Literature, IICAS European Studies Speaker Series, and the European Studies Program.

Roger Chartier, EHESS, College de France, University of Pennsylvania
"From the Writer’s Hand to the Printer’s Mind. Who is an Author in Early Modern Europe?"
Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 6:00 PM, Atkinson Pavilion, UCSD Faculty Club
The James K. Binder Lectureship in Literature, co-sponsored by UC San Diego Dean of Arts & Humanities, the Department of Literature, IICAS European Studies Speaker Series, and the European Studies Program.

Albert Russell Ascoli, University of California, Berkeley
"'Vox populi': Machiavelli, Opinione, and the Popolo from The Prince to the Florentine Histories"
Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Eleanor Roosevelt College Admin. Building (ERC), Room 115
Sponsored by IICAS European Studies Speaker Series and co-sponsored by the UCSD Department of History.

Vladimir Kulić, Florida Atlantic University School of Architecture
"Modernist Housing and Urban Design Projects in Communist Yugoslavia"
Friday, March 8, 2013, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, UCSD Center for the Humanities Seminar Room, Literature Building, 3rd Floor
Sponsored by Socialism in Contexts Workshop, UCSD Center for the Humanities. Co-sponsored by IICAS European Studies Speaker Series, the Department of History, the Urban Studies and Planning Program, and the Dean's Office of the Division of Arts and Humanities.

Panel: Thomas Gallant (History) on Greece, Nigel Boyle (Pitzer) on Ireland, Luis Martin-Cabrera (Literature) on Spain, Peter Gourevitch (UCSD Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus, IR/PS) as Discussant, Ellen Comisso (Political Science) as Chair/Moderator
"The Anthropology of Austerity in the EU" Panel Discussion
Thursday, March 7, 2013, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Deutz Conference Room, Institute of the Americas (IOA)
Sponsored by IICAS European Studies Speaker Series and co-sponsored by CILAS.

Richard Kagan, Johns Hopkins University
“‘The Spanish Craze:’ The Discovery of the Arts and Cultures of the Hispanic World in the United States, ca. 1880 - ca. 1930"
Thursday, February 28, 2013, 3:30 - 5:00 PM, Social Sciences Building (SSB), Room 107
Sponsored by IICAS European Studies Speaker Series, and co-sponsored by UCSD Department of History and the Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies (CILAS).

Margrit Frölich, DAAD Visiting Associate Professor
"Challenges of Holocaust Memory in the 21st Century"
Monday, January 28, 2013, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, **Location Change - Social Sciences Building (SSB), Room 107**
Sponsored by IICAS European Studies Speaker Series, and co-sponsored by the UCSD Judaic Studies Program.

Panel: Joan Pujolar (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, UCSD Dept. of Anthropology Visiting Scholar) on Catalonia, Thomas Baranga (IR/PS) on Scotland, Moderator/Respondent: Philip Roeder (Political Science).
"Breaking Up of European States: How Far Will Catalonia and Scotland Go?"
Thursday, November 1, 2012, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Deutz Conference Room, Institute of the Americas (IOA)
Sponsored by IICAS European Studies Speaker Series and co-sponsored by CILAS.

Immanuel Wallerstein, Binghamton University (SUNY), Emeritus, and Yale University
"The Social Sciences as Concept: Wherefrom and Whereto?"
Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Seuss Room, Geisel Library Building.
Sponsored by IICAS European Studies Speaker Series. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Humanities, Dean of Social Sciences, UC San Diego Library, Center on Global Justice, and the Departments of Anthropology, History, Political Science, and Sociology.

Gilles Laferte, INRA
"Marketing Luxury in France in the Interwar Period: Regionalism and Wine in Burgundy"
October 18, 2012, 12:30 PM - 2:00pm, Social Sciences Building (SSB), Room 101.
Sponsored by the Department of Sociology and co-sponsored by the European Studies Program and the Institute for International, Comparative and Area Studies (IICAS) European Studies Speaker Series at UC San Diego.

2011-12 European Past Events

2011-12 European Studies Faculty Coordinator:
John Marino (Professor, History)

"Can the EU Survive the Euro Crisis?"
Roundtable: Simon Hix, London School of Economics; Christina Schneider, UC San Diego; Miles Kahler, IR/PS. Moderator: Peter Gourevitch, IR/PS
Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, Social Sciences Building (SSB), Room 107.
Sponsored by the Institute for International, Comparative and Area Studies (IICAS) European Studies Speaker Series, the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS), and the Department of History at UC San Diego.

Alessandra di Maio, University of Palermo
"The Black Mediterranean: Migration and Revolution in the Global Millennium"
Thursday, May 10, 2012, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Literature Building, Room 155 (de Certeau).
Co-sponsored by Critical Gender Studies, Department of Literature, Ethnic Studies, and IICAS European Studies Speaker Series.

Arthur Goldhammer, Harvard University
"Paradoxes of the 2012 French Presidential Election"
Monday, May 7, 2012, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Deutz Room, Institute of the Americas (IOA).
Respondents: Harvey Goldman (Sociology), Marcel Henaff (Literature/Political Science), Moderator: Peter Gourevitch (IR/PS).
Sponsored by the IICAS European Studies Speaker Series, the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS), and the department of History, at UC San Diego.

Steven Hahn, University of Pennsylvania
"Revisiting E. P. Thompson"
Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Social Sciences Building (SSB), Room 107.
Sponsored by IICAS European Studies Speaker Series.

Stefanie Hiss, University of Jena
"Rating Agencies Between Crisis and Regulation"
Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, Social Sciences Building (SSB), Room 101.
Co-sponsored by IICAS European Studies Speaker Series, and sponsored by the Department of Sociology.

The European Debt Crisis: Causes, Reactions, Consequences - Panel Discussion
Moderator: Ellen Comisso (Political Science), Panel: Thomas Gallant (History), William Chandler (Political Science), Peter Gourevitch (IR/PS), Thomas Baranga (IR/PS), Miles Kahler (IR/PS)
Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, IR/PS Robinson Auditorium.
Sponsored by IICAS European Studies Speaker Series and co-sponsored by the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS).

Jeffrey Andrew Barash, Université de Picardie Jules Verne at Amiens
"Is Collective Memory a Figment of the Imagination?"
Monday, January 9, 2012, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Galbraith Conference Room, H&SS 4025.
Sponsored by IICAS European Studies Speaker Series.

Regina Longo, UC Santa Barbara
"Narratives of the State: Redefining the Marshall Plan Film in Italy"
Thursday, October 20, 2011, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Social Sciences Building (SSB), Room 107
Sponsored by IICAS European Studies Speaker Series

2010-11 European Past Events

2010-11 European Studies Faculty Coordinator:
Roddey Reid (Professor, Literature)

Dismantling the Welfare State in Europe and the U.S.- Roundtable
Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Social Sciences Building (SSB), Room 107
Co-sponsored by IICAS European Studies Speaker Series and the Department of Economics

Blau Jeans

Film Screening and Discussion with Film Maker Meaghan Kimball
Thursday, April 21, 2011, 3:30 pm- 5:30 pm Robinson Auditorium
Co-sponsored by IICAS European Studies Speaker Series

Marco Jacquemet, University of San Francisco
"What’s in a Name? Referential Accuracy And Credibility in Asylum Hearings"
Monday, April 18, 2011, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, 340 Social Sciences Research Bldg (formerly Chemistry Research Bldg)
Co-sponsored by IICAS European Studies Speaker Series

Norbert Frei, Friedrich-Schiller-Universitat (Jena, Germany)
"The German Foreign Office, the Holocaust, and the Nazi Past"
Thursday, April 14, 2011, 5:00 pm, Hojel Auditorium, Institute of the Americas (IOA)
Co-sponsored by IICAS European Studies Speaker Series

Samuel Moyn,Columbia University
"Human Rights in the History of Global Cosmopolitanisms"
Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Social Sciences Building (SSB), Room 107
Sponsored by IICAS European Studies.

Michael Hardt, Duke University
"Falsify the Currency! Foucault and Crisis "
Thursday, April 7, 2011, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Weaver Conference Center, Institute of the Americas (IOA)
Co-sponsored by IICAS European Studies Speaker Series.

"Roundtable with Michael Hardt"
Friday, April 8, 2011, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Literature Bldg, Room 155 (de Certeau)
Co-Sponsored By: Dean’s Opportunity Fund-Division of Arts & Humanities, Dean’s Initiative Fund-Division of Arts & Humanities, Department of Anthropology, Department of Communications, Department of Ethnic Studies, Department of History, Department of Literature, Department of Political Science, Helen Edison Lecture Series, and IICAS European Studies Speaker Series.

2009-10 European Past Events

2009-10 European Studies Faculty Coordinator:
Roddey Reid (Professor, Literature)

The Annual Robert C. Elliott Lecture with Christopher Newfield,UC Santa BarbaraFormer Chair, UC Academic Senate Planning and Budget Committee "The End of the Public University - and the Beginning of the Next"
Monday, May 10, 2010, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM,Robinson Auditorium,IRPS Robinson Auditorium Complex
Co-Sponsored by the Departments of Communication, Literature, History, and Visual Arts,and IICAS European Studies.

Dr. Christopher Young,Cambridge University
"The 1972 Munich Olympics and the Making of Modern Germany"
Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM,History and Social Science Building,Galbraith Room 4025
Co-sponsored by the Department of History and IICAS European Studies.

"The Future of EAP & Study Abroad at UCSD"
With John Haviland, Chair, Committee on International Education; Lynn Anderson, Dean of International Education; and Sharon Rose, Faculty Director, EAP
Monday, March 1, 2010, 4:00 - 5:00 PM,Literature Building Room 155 (De Certeau Room)
Sponsored by the Department of Literature and IICAS European Studies.
To view the petition and for more information, click here.

Professor Hasia Diner, New York University
"Jews and Other Immigrants: What Food Tastes Teach Us About the American Past"
Thursday, February 18, 2010, 12:00 - 2:00 PM, Social Sciences Building (SSB), Room 107
Sponsored by the Judaic Studies Program, Dept of History, and Dept of Ethnic Studies. Co-sponsored by IICAS European Studies Speaker Series.

Professor Nancy Green, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) Visiting Professor UC Irvine
"Jewish Immigration in Comparative Perspective"
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, 12:00 - 2:00 PM, Galbraith Room, History and Social Science Building, HSS 4025, Muir College, 4th Floor
Sponsored by the Judaic Studies Program, Dept of History, and Dept of Ethnic Studies. Co-sponsored by IICAS European Studies Speaker Series.

Professor Marion Fourcade, UC Berkeley
"Cents and Sensibility: Economic Valuation and the Nature of 'Nature' in France and America"
Friday, November 20, 2009, 12:00 - 1:30 PM, Social Sciences Building (SSB), Room 101
Co-sponsored by IICAS European Studies and the Department of Sociology, Culture and Society Workshop, and Comparative Historical Workshop.

IICAS European Studies Roundtable
"Remaking the Public University in the 21st Century"
Thursday, November 19, 2009, 4:00- 6:00 PM, Dugout Conference Room, RIMAC Annex Sponsored by IICAS European Studies.

"Knut Hamsun Today," hosted by Prof. Kaare Strom, UCSD Political Science. With Regine Hamsun, author's granddaughter, and Prof. Arne Lunde, UCLA Scandinavian Studies, introducing the film, The Telegraphist, based on Hamsun's novel Svaermere (Dreamers)
Thursday, November 12, 2009, 6:00 PM, Dugout Conference Room, RIMAC Annex
IICAS European Studies Speaker Series is a co-sponsor with the UCSD Department of Political Science.

Panelists William Chandler, Political Science Frank Biess, History, Armin Owzar, DAAD Visiting Professor
"Germany's 11/9, Twenty Years After the Fall of the Wall: The 2009 Bundestag Elections in Historical Perspective"
Monday, November 9, 2009,12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, Social Sciences Building (SSB)Room
IICAS European Studies Speaker Series is a co-sponsor with UCSD Political Science Department.

Professor Enrique Larana, Complutense University of Madrid
"The Social Construction of Citizenship"
Thursday, October 1, 2009, 3:30- 5:00 PM, Deutz Room, Institute of the Americas
CILAS Speaker Series, co-sponsored by IICAS European Studies.

2008-09 European Past Events

2008-09 European Studies Faculty Coordinator:
Roddey Reid (Professor, Literature)

Laurent Cohen-Tanugi, Author
"The Shape of the World to Come: Charting the Geopolitics of the New Century"
Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 12:00- 1:30 PM, ERC 115 for the Academic Lecture, 7:00 - 8:30 PM, IOA Hojel Auditorium for the General Lecture
Sponsored by the European Studies at IICAS.

Azouz Begag, Former French Minister, Author, Visiting Professor UCLA
"The Politics of Anti-Racism in France: Lessons from Government"
Monday, November 10, 2008, 4:00- 5:30 PM, SSB 107, followed by a reception.
To stream a recording of this enlightening lecture, click this
Sponsored by the European Studies at IICAS.

Dr. Joerg Himmelreich, Visiting Professor at UCSD
"Putin's Authoritarianism and Russian History: Implications for the U.S."
Friday, November 21, 2008, 12:00- 1:30 PM, ERC 201
Sponsored by the European Studies at IICAS.

Professor Jeff Weintraub, University of Pennsylvania
"The Dynamics of Ethnic Simplification in Eastern Europe and the Middle East: From 1923 to 1948 to the 21st Century"
Tuesday, December 2, 2008, 12:30- 2:00 PM, ERC 115
Sponsored by the European Studies at IICAS.

Nancy Green, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
"Immigration History, Memory, and Museums in France and the United States"
Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 12:30- 2:00 PM, SSB 107
Sponsored by the European Studies at IICAS.

2007-08 European Past Events

Dr. Andreas Pretzel, Technical University of Berlin
"Homosexual Survivors of the Nazi Concentration Camps and their Post-war Struggles"
Thursday, October 4, 2007, 5:00- 6:30 PM
Social Sciences Building (SSB), Room 104
Co-sponsored by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center; the UCSD Department of Literature; the UCSD Critical Gender Studies Program; the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Issues; and European Studies at IICAS.

Dagmar Herzog, City University of New York;Atina Grossman, from The Cooper Union; Andreas Pretzel, Technical University of Berlin
"Eros and Jewish Fate in Modern Germany"
Lunch Seminar
Friday, October 5, 2007, 12:00-1:30 PM
Social Sciences Building, Room 107
Co-sponsored by the UCSD Judaic Studies Program and European Studies at IICAS.

Cinema Sud, The Art of Italian Cinema
www.cinemasud.com
October 12th - 25th, 2007
Hosted by the Museum of Photographic Arts.

Professor Esra Ozyurek, from the University of California, San Diego:
"Turkish Christians and German Muslims: Cultural Racism, Fears of Religious Conversion, and National Security in the New Europe"
Thursday, January 31, 2008, 12:30 - 2:00 PM
Social Sciences Building (SSB), Room 107
Sponsored by European Studies at the Institute for International, Comparative, and Area Studies (IICAS).

Professor Armin Owzar, University of Muumlnster, Germany
"Rivalry and Competition, Catholicism, Protestantism and Islam in German East Africa"
Thursday, February 7, 2008, 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Humanities and Social Sciences Building (HSS), Room 6008
Co-sponsored by European Studies at the Institute for International, Comparative, and Area Studies (IICAS), and the German Studies Program at the University of California, San Diego.

"The Lives of Others / Das Leben der Anderen"with introdution and discussion by UCSD Professor Emeritus Cynthia Walk
Monday, April 14, 2008, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Social Sciences Building (SSB), Room 104
The German Film Series: Moving History is part of the Literatures of the World 4B: History and Memory in Germany course. Co-sponsored by European Studies at the Institute for International, Comparative and Area Studies (IICAS), the Judaic Studies Program, and the Department of Literature.

Professor Ian Hunter, Centre for the History of European Discourses, University of Queensland, Australia
"Instituting the Other: Poststructuralism as Academic Discipline"
Friday, April 18 , 2008, 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Social Sciences Building (SSB), Room 101
Co-sponsored by European Studies at the Institute for International, Comparative, and Area Studies (IICAS), the Department of Literature, and the Department of Sociology.

Nina Zhiri, from the UCSD Department of Literature;Kaare Strom, from the UCSD Department of Political Science; Harun Kucuk, from the UCSD Department of History
"What is Europe? A Roundtable Discussion"
Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 12:30 - 2:00 PM
ERC Admin Building, Room 115
Co-sponsored by European Studies at IICAS.

"The Unknown Soldier / Der Unbekannte Soldat" with introdution and discussion by SDSU Professor Lawrence Baron
Monday, May 5, 2008, 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Social Sciences Building (SSB), Room 104
The German Film Series: Moving History is part of the Literatures of the World 4B: History and Memory in Germany course. Co-sponsored by European Studies at the Institute for International, Comparative and Area Studies (IICAS), the Judaic Studies Program, and the Department of Literature.

Professor Isaac Martin, from the University of California, San Diego:
"Tax Protest in European Welfare States"
Monday, May 12, 2008, 12:00- 1:30 PM
Social Sciences Building (SSB), Room 104
Sponsored by the European Studies at IICAS.

"Sonnenalle" with introdution and discussion by UCSD Professor Patrick Patterson
Monday, May 19, 2008, 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Social Sciences Building (SSB), Room 104
The German Film Series: Moving History is part of the Literatures of the World 4B: History and Memory in Germany course. Co-sponsored by European Studies at the Institute for International, Comparative and Area Studies (IICAS), the Judaic Studies Program, and the Department of Literature.

2006-07 European Past Events

Nikolaus Wachsmann, from Birkbeck College, University of London:
"Nazi camps and prisons: towards a comparative history of confinement in the Third Reich"
Lunch Seminar
Tuesday, November 7, 2006, 12:00- 2:00 PM
Galbraith Room, HSS, 4th floor
Co-sponsored by IICAS and the Departments of History and Judaic Studies

Patrick Patterson, from the University of California, San Diego:
"In Defense of Christian Europe? Religious Politics and the Future of Islam in Europe after 1989"
Lunch Seminar
Thursday, April 26, 2007, 12:00-1:30 PM
Social Sciences Building, Room 104
Co-sponsored by IICAS and the IGCC

Ferruh Yilmaz, from the University of California, San Diego:
"Islamaphobia: How the right culturalized politics in Europe"
Lunch Seminar
Tuesday, May 8, 2007, 12:30- 2:00 PM
Social Sciences Building, Room 104
Sponsored by IICAS

Andy Markovits, from the University of Michigan:
"Sports Cultures on Two Continents: Metaphors for My Life”
Lunch Seminar
Wednesday, May 16, 2007, 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Faculty Club
Co-sponsored by IICAS and the IGCC

Andy Markovits, from the University of Michigan:
"Understanding the Rise of Anti-Americanism in Europe"
Wednesday, May 16, 2007, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Robinson Auditorium
Co-sponsored by IICAS and the IGCC

Bill Chandler, from the University of California, San Diego:
"Interpreting the French Presidential Election of 2007"
Lunch Seminar
Wednesday, May 23, 2007, 12:00 -1:30 PM
ERC Admin Building, IICAS Seminar Room 115
Co-sponsored by IICAS and the IGCC

Hans Wendler, from the University of California, San Diego:
"Comparing 11/9 and 9/11 - A European Point of View"
Lunch Seminar
Thursday, June 7, 2007, 12:30 - 2:00 PM
Social Sciences Building, Room 107
Co-sponsored by IICAS and the IGCC

2005-06 European Past Events

Simon Hix
"State of the European Union "
Lunch Seminar
Tuesday, August 16 , 2005, 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Social Sciences Building, SSB, Room 107
Co-sponsored by IICAS and the Political Science Department

Joerg Himmelreich, German Marshall Fund, DC
"Germany after the Election: A New German Foreign Policy? "
Lunch Seminar
Monday, October 3, 2005, 12:00 - 1:30 PM
ERC Admin Building, IICAS Seminar Room 115
Co-sponsored by IICAS and the American Council on Germany

Christian Deubner
"France and Europe"
Lunch Seminar
Tuesday, November 1, 2005, 12:00 - 2:00 PM
ERC Admin Building, IICAS Seminar Room 115
Co-sponsored by IICAS and the American Council on Germany

Christian Deubner
"France and Europe After the Referendum 'NON' "
Tuesday, November 1, 2005, 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Cognitive Sciences Building, CSB, Room 001
Co-sponsored by IICAS and the American Council on Germany

Lars Vissing, Ambassador, Royal Danish Embassy
"Cultural Aspects of European Integration"
Lunch Seminar
Monday, November 7, 2005, 12:00 - 1:30 PM
ERC Admin Building, IICAS Seminar Room 115
Sponsored by IICAS

William Chandler & Tracy Strong, UCSD; Eiko Thielemann, London School of Economics & Political Science; Maurizio Albahari, Political Science, UC Irvine
"The French Social Crisis"
Lunch Seminar
Wednesday, November 16, 2005, 12:00 - 2:00 PM
ERC Admin Building, IICAS Seminar Room 115
Co-sponsored by IICAS and the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies

2004-05 European Past Events

Michael Herzfeld, Harvard University
Monday, January 24, 2005, 3:00 PM
Social Sciences Building, SSB 105
Co-sponsored by IICAS and the Department of Anthropology

On Germany
Thursday, January 27, 2005, 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Social Sciences Building, SSB 107
Co-sponsored by IICAS and the American Council on Germany

Margaret Anderson, University of California, Berkeley
Monday, January 31, 2005, 3:00 - 5:30 PM
Deutz Conference Room, Institute of the Americas
Co-sponsored by IICAS and the Department of History

Akos Rona-Tas, University of California, San Diego
"The Worm and the Caterpillar"
Lunch Seminar
Tuesday, February 8, 2005, 12:00 PM
ERC Admin Building, IICAS Seminar Room 115
Sponsored by IICAS

Stephen E. Flynn, Center for Foreign Relations
"American the Vulnerable"
Monday, February 28, 2005, 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Weaver Center
Co-sponsored by IICAS and the Council on Foreign Relations

Joan Pujolar, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
"Moroccan and West-African Women in Catalan Language Courses in Catalonia: Issues of Identity and Power"
Lunch Seminar
Friday, March 4, 2005, 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Social Sciences Building, SSB 103
Co-sponsored by IICAS, CILAS, and the Departments of Anthropology and Ethnic Studies

David Luft
"The Austrian Tradition in German Culture: An Intellectual History"
Lunch Seminar
Wednesday, March 9, 2005, 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Social Sciences Building, SSB, Room 107
Sponsored by IICAS

Julian Nida-Ruemelin, former Minister of German Culture
"Cultural Identity and the Future of Europe"
Lunch Seminar
Thursday, March 10, 2005, 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Faculty Club, UCSD
Co-sponsored by IICAS and the Freidrich Ebert Foundation

Peter Katzenstein, Cornell University
"Anti-Americanism in Europe"
Lunch Seminar
Thursday, April 14, 2005, 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Social Sciences Building, SSB, Room 107
Sponsored by IICAS

Nina Berman
Friday, April 15, 2005, 3:00 PM
De Certeau Room 3155, Literature Building
Co-sponsored by IICAS and the Departments of Literature and German Studies

Richard Evans
"The Holocaust on Trial: Truth and Politics in David Irving Trial"
Thursday, April 21, 2005, 3:00 PM
History Department, Galbraith Room
Co-sponsored by IICAS and Judaic Studies

Ruth Kluger
"Landscapes of Memory", a reading from the best-selling memoir,Still Alive
Tuesday, May 3, 2005, 4:00 PM
Mandeville Center Auditorium
Co-sponsored by IICAS, ERC, and Judaic Studies

Ruud Koopmans
"Contested Citizenship: Immigration and Cultural Diversity in Europe"
Tuesday, May 17, 2005, 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Eleanor Roosevelt College, IICAS Seminar Room 115
Co-sponsored by IICAS and CCIS

Carol Pfaff
"Ideological and Political Framing of Bilingual Development: Reflections on Studies of Turkish/German in Berlin"
Lunch Seminar
Friday, May 20, 2005, 12:30 - 2:30 PM
Social Sciences Building, SSB, Room 103
Co-sponsored by IICAS and Ethnic Studies

2003-04 European Past Events

"Europe and the U.S. in the Long Run"
May 21-22, 2004, UCSD
Workshop Agenda (PDF)
Papers

European Union Enlargement and Transatlantic Relations: A Distinguished Speaker Series
Theo Somer
"Transatlantic Relations in Crisis"
Monday, February 2, 2004, 4:00 PM
Weaver Center

Hans Joas
"Max Weber, Charisma, and the Origins of Human Rights"
Friday, February 20, 2004, 1:00 PM
Social Sciences Building, SSB, Room 107

Stephan Bierling
"The End of the West: The US and Europe after the Cold War"
Lunch Seminar
Friday, March 12, 2004, 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Social Sciences Building, SSB, Room 104

Robert Hormats
"Prospects for Repairing the Transatlantic Rift"
Thursday, April 8, 2004, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Weaver Center

Volker Berghahn
"Europe in the 'American Century', 1900 - 2000"
Monday, May 21, 2004, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Fung Auditorium

2002-03 European Past Events

"Eastern Enlargement of the European Union: Confronting New Unknowns"
May 22-24, 2003, UCSD

European Union Enlargement and Transatlantic Relations: A Distinguished Speaker Series

William Chandler & Juan Diez-Medrano, University of California, San Diego; Istvan Szent-Ivanyi, from the Commission for European Integration, Hungarian parliament
"European Studies Initiative Public Policy Forum: Expanding Europe"
January 22, 2002

Charles Kupchan, Georgetown University
"The End of the American Era: The United States and Europe in the 21st Century"
February 6, 2003

Etienne Balibar, University of Paris X
"The United States and the European Union: Power and Weakness"
March 10, 2003

Hans Dieter Klingemann, Free University, Berlin
"Eastern Enlargement of the European Union and the Identity of Europe"
March 12, 2003

Christopher Hill, London School of Economics and Political Science
"The European Union and the United States after the Iraq War"
April 8, 2003

Andrew Jacovides, former Cyprus Ambassador to the US; Ambassador to Germany, Permanent Representative to the United Nations
"EU Enlargement, Cyprus, and the Greek-Turkish Cypriot Conflict"
April 10, 2003

Christopher Hill, London School of Economics and Political Science
"A Common Foreign Policy? European Foreign Policies After 9/11"
April 17, 2003
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