A public lecture by Barry Eichengreen, UC Berkeley, Economics and Political Science.
Center for Social Theory and Comparative History Annual Colloquium with Stathis Kouvelakis, King's College London, Political Theory and Costas Lapavitsas, University of London, Economics.
Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, spoke about EU foreign policy at the UCLA Faculty Center on May 6. The meeting was organized by the Center for European and Eurasian Studies and moderated by Terry McCarthy, president and CEO of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council.
A book talk with author Richard Jenkins, University of Sheffield, Sociology. Discussant: Rogers Brubaker, UCLA, Sociology.
A panel discussion marking the fiftieth anniversary of the post-war French-German reconciliation by the signing of the Élysée Treaty on January 22nd, 1963. Speakers: Dr. Bernd Fischer, Consul General of Germany, and Mr. Axel Cruau, Consul General of France. Moderator: Ivan Berend, UCLA History.
In his book, "Europe in Crisis: Bolt from the Blue?" (Routledge), Ivan Berend analyzes the European Great Recession of 2008-12, its economic and social causes, and its historical roots. He also discusses policies that have been adopted by the European Union to find a way out of the quagmire.