Lecture by Dr. Marcel van Daalen (UC Berkeley, Dept. of Astronomy) Astronomers claim to know a lot about our Universe. They say that our Universe started with a big bang, 13.8 billion years ago. It is expanding, at an ever … Continue reading
In this lecture, Liedeke Plate discusses the state of feminism in the Netherlands today. Taking Somali-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s impact on Dutch political life as its starting point, this lecture discusses the forms that feminism takes in the Netherlands today … Continue reading
This year, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the First World War, the “Great War” that deeply affected Europe. Looking back at the origins and development of this war, Professor Ulrich Tiedau (University College, London) will present a new perspective … Continue reading
Is the Netherlands Still a Well-Governed Country? Comparisons of the Dutch Government’s Performance With That of the United States And Other Democracies. Lecture by Em. Prof. Arend Lijphart (UCSD, Political Science) Recent opinion polls in the Netherlands show sharply increasing … Continue reading
In a time like today, the world has become prone to sudden change: borders are rapidly shifting and disappearing, economies no longer rely on the cooperation of states and provinces, but of nations, and the idea of citizenship is … Continue reading
Flemish Historian Maarten van Ginderachter was a visiting professor from the University of Antwerpen. He taught Dutch 170: Nationalism in Flanders and Belgium from a European and Global Perspective.
Flemish Historian and Author Luc Renders was a visiting professor from Hasselt University who taught Dutch 173, a class of Dutch Postcolonial Studies called White Man’s Burden: The Congo in Flemish and English Language and Literature.
The European Union Center of Excellence at the University of California, Berkeley presents: Colloquium on The Specter of Separatism: Political Fragmentation in the European Union April 11, 2012 370 Dwinelle UC Berkeley The last four decades have witnessed an acceleration … Continue reading
Lecture by Luc Renders, P.P. Rubens Professor, Dutch Studies, UC Berkeley, and Professor, Languages Department, Hasselt University, Belgium. Friday, 28 October, 652 Barrows, 12-1pm What is it about the Democratic Republic of Congo that continues to fascinate of American authors? … Continue reading
The Netherlands America University League of California Presents: Maarten Van Ginderachter Associate Professor in History at University of Antwerp, Belgium Peter Paul Rubens Chair at U.C. Berkeley In all societies with highly developed economies, labor and socialist political parties have … Continue reading