Archive: xfive

  • Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People Schaubühne Berlin

    September 17, 2018

    Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen Directed by Thomas Ostermeier In a version by Florian Borchmeyer October 12–13, 2018 Zellerbach Hall Price: Tickets start at $30 Berlin’s esteemed Schaubühne theater presents a radically revised adaptation of An Enemy of the People, Ibsen’s potent 1882 drama about individual and social responsibility. The story of a whistleblower in a small town whose efforts to speak truth to power are shut down by his self-interested neighbors, the play both implicates and exhilarates its audience in a conversation about the perils of democratic capitalism. Directed by Thomas Ostermeier, for decades a leading creative…

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  • Nation and State Vs. Europe: When the Sum of the Parts Is Larger Than the Whole, Oct 16

    October 16, 2017

    Brexit, the endless crisis of the euro and the suspension of „Schengenland“ are the symptoms of renationalization. So is the rise of anti-European populism – even in Germany, the traditional engine of integration. As always in its 65-years history, the EU will muddle through. But for all of its resilience, …read more

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  • Germany’s New Administration: Key Tasks and Problems, Oct 13

    October 13, 2017

    On September 24, Germans elected a new federal parliament. This talk will offer first insights into the political dynamics of the new administration, with particular view to the current challenges in domestic politics, transatlantic affairs and the future of the EU. Dr. Keller is the Coordinator of Foreign and Security Policy …read more

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  • HU-Berkeley Workshop, Oct 12-13

    October 12, 2017

    The Voice(s) of the People? Literature and Film between Democracy and Populism The workshop “The Voice(s) of the People? Literature and Film between Democracy and Populism” will offer a space for talks, close readings, and discussions of contemporary and canonical texts addressing the role of literature and film in their relationship to …read more

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  • The Russian Revolution Under European Eyes, Oct 6

    October 6, 2017

    Keynote address for the Graduate Student Workshop “100 Years Later: The Russian Revolution and its Consequences” …read more

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  • The World Out of Joint – The End of the West as we Know it?, Oct 5

    October 5, 2017

    There are more violent conflicts, civil wars, crises around the globe than ever since WW ll. New powers are testing their strength, established powers are inward looking. Global and regional governance, from the UN to the Brettonwood institutions, to NATO and EU, are under pressure. Autocrats, even in NATO and …read more

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  • Sara Ogger, Oct 4

    October 4, 2017

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  • Porcelain in the Age of Mass Production, Sep 28

    September 28, 2017

    What happened to the great Central European luxury commodity of the eighteenth century, porcelain, when formerly mercantile firms had to compete in a (relatively) open market with mass producers of ceramics? How did the porcelain firms’ painters and modelers deal with the reality that consumers now wanted inexpensive imitations of …read more

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  • War Unmakes the State? Austria-Hungary’s Internal Wars, 1914-1918, Sep 14

    September 14, 2017

    After decades of state-building success, Austria-Hungary collapsed totally and utterly in 1918. For many years, historians have argued that this ramshackle empire was an anachronism, unfit to live among modern nation states in the twentieth century, and therefore it was destined to fall. But such thinking ignores the dynamics unleashed …read more

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  • Lecture by Visiting Professor: “Aufklärung: transkulturelle Medien und ästhetische Erfahrung”, Sep 14

    September 14, 2017

    »Aufklärung ist der Ausgang des Menschen aus seiner selbst verschuldeten Unmündigkeit.” Dank prägnanter Verknappung bewahrt Kants Diktum seine hohe Attraktivität in der anhaltenden Debatte um die Frage, was unter Aufklärung zu verstehen ist. Spätestens seit Adornos und Horkheimers Dialektik der Aufklärung kommt hierbei auch immer eine Vernunft- und Kulturkritik zum …read more

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