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  • Germany and the Migration Crisis, Apr 15

    Europe is facing a refugee crisis, and Germany has opened its doors to people fleeing the war in Syria and rippling effects of the crisis in surrounding Mideast nations. As the EU’s economic leader, Germany has the capacity to support large numbers of refugees but the current influx is virtually …read more

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  • Discontinuous Lexica and Multilingualism, Apr 12

    It is a truism of linguistics that the grammars of native speakers are DISCONTINUOUS, which alludes to the principle of language competence encompassing the idea that no two persons have exactly the same grammar of the language they share as native speakers. To a very large extent, precisely what is …read more

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  • The Specter of Capital or The Strange Survival of Theodicy in Economics, Apr 7

    The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries were witness to the rise of theodicy as an attempt to justify the rational and providential workings of God in a world full of plagues and disasters. Likewise, today’s liberal theory of markets and, most notably, financial markets claims that the current economy has brought …read more

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  • What’s Next for Turkey?, Apr 6

    Turkey has experienced a dramatic reversal of fortune in the last few years. Once a model Islamic democracy with a booming economy, Turkey now faces challenges on many fronts: the renewal of PKK-linked violence, the arrival of millions of Syrian refugees, deep engagement in the Syrian civil war, a bitter …read more

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  • Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable, Apr 1-2, 2016

    Invited Speakers: David Bamman, University of California, Berkeley Frans Plank, University of Konstanz Henning Reetz, University of Frankfurt Theo Vennemann, University of Munich Joseph Voyles, University of Washington BERKELEY GERMANIC LINGUISTICS ROUNDTABLE FACULTY CLUB, SEABORG ROOM UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY Friday, April 1, 2016 8:00 am Registration Morning Session: Thomas Shannon, Chair 8:20 am Scott T. Shell (Univ. of California Berkeley) …read more

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  • Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable, Apr 1-2

    Invited Speakers: David Bamman, University of California, Berkeley Frans Plank, University of Konstanz Henning Reetz, University of Frankfurt Theo Vennemann, University of Munich Joseph Voyles, University of Washington BERKELEY GERMANIC LINGUISTICS ROUNDTABLE FACULTY CLUB, SEABORG ROOM UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY Friday, April 1, 2016 8:00 am Registration Morning Session: Thomas Shannon, Chair 8:20 am Scott T. Shell (Univ. of California Berkeley) …read more

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  • How to Spot a Demokrat, Mar 30

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  • Exhibiting the Art of Migration, Mar 17

    Germany might soon see a national museum of migration – comparable to the Ellis Island and the Tenement Museums in New York and the Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration in Paris. An evaluation in preparation of a Migrationsmuseum is currently in progress and will have been completed at the …read more

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  • Lotharingia as a Challenge to National Philologies, Mar 16

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  • Workshop with Professor Regina Bendix, Mar 11

    Four members of the UC Berkeley community: Héctor Beltrán, Robin Ellis, Ruth Goldstein, and Annika Orich, will present papers in a form that will also center on notions of circulation; Prof. Bendix will then provide a commentary, followed by general discussion. …read more

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