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January 2020

FLAS Information Session

January 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn more about the application process and requirements for the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships. The Summer 2020 and Academic Year 2020-2021 applications are now live, and the deadline is February 10, 2020. For…

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Michael Kaeding: Undergraduate Lunch and Career Workshop

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Register now for the Spring Undergraduate Lunch and Career Workshop with guest Michael Kaeding. Have you ever considered a profession in the European Union, ever wondered what it would take to become a diplomat? Come…

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Michael Kaeding

January 30

Michael Kaeding, University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany) and UW-Madison Carl Schurz Professor Lecture specifics to come. Michael Kaeding is Professor for European Integration and European Union Politics at the Department of Political Science of the University…

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February 2020

Carsten Jensen, “Populism in Europe”

February 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
1418 Van Hise, 1220 Linden Dr
Madison, WI 53706
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This event is co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies and the Nordic branch of the Department of German, Nordic and Slavic. A leading literary figure in his native Denmark, Carsten Jensen is the author…

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Film Screening, “Varda by Agnès”

February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4070 Vilas Hall, 821 University Ave
Madison, WI 53706

Sponsored by UW Cinematheque The final film from the late, beloved Agnès Varda is a characteristically playful, profound, and personal summation of the director’s own brilliant career. At once impish and wise, she acts as…

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Amy Liu, Comparative Politics Colloquium

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Ogg Room 422 North Hall, 1050 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706 United States

Amy Liu, Associate Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin Co-sponsored by the Erasmus + Jean Monnet Projects and the Comparative Politics Colloquium of the Department of Political Science Amy Liu focuses on the…

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Daniel Morat, “More than Looted Art: The Humboldt Forum and Germany’s Colonial Legacy”

February 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
336 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies In the fall of 2020, the Humboldt Forum will open in the partly reconstructed city palace of Berlin. But already prior to its opening, the Humboldt…

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Fracturing Democracy: The Erosion of Civil Society in a Shifting Communication Ecology

February 27 - February 28

Conference on Comparative Populism  Sponsored by the Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence for Comparative Populism and the School of Journalism and Mass Communications  

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March 2020

Daniel Sack, “Real Tears, Fake Tears: The Strange Act of Crying in the Theatre”

March 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
6191 Helen C White, 600 N Park St
Madison, WI 53706 United States

Daniel Sack, Professor of English at University of Massachusetts-Amherst Co-sponsored by Center for German and European Studies and Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies Daniel Sack holds a joint appointment in the Commonwealth Honors College and the English…

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Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen, “Ultimate Questions, Incomplete Answers: Or, the Hunger for the Unknowable in the 20th-Century”

March 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
L140 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, 800 University Ave
Madison, WI 53706

Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison In his final essay before he died in 1903, Herbert Spencer allowed himself, age 83, to ask “ultimate questions” about the source and meaning of life.  The famed materialist…

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