Monthly Archives: September 2013

Aleida Assmann: Film and Lecture (Oct 28 & 29)

Circulating Memory events with Aleida Assmann (University of Konstanz, Germany)  — Film Screening and Lecture Film Screening — US Premiere!: 10/28, 5-7pm, Dwinelle B-4 Anfang aus dem Ende: Die Flakhelfergeneration (Beginning out of an Ending) 2013, documentary, 85 min, directed by Aleida Assmann, in German … Continue reading

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Syrian refugees applying to the European Union

Although most Syrian refugees have applied for refuge in neighboring countries, five European Union countries have also seen an increase. These countries are Germany, the UK, Sweden, Austria and Belgium. Compared to the refugee numbers in Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon, … Continue reading

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Duden Adds English Words

Recently, the German dictionary Duden, equivalent of the Oxford English Dictionary in the UK, added 5,000 new words to its 26th edition including many English words or words of English origin, such as “flashmob”. The German Language Society resisted such changes … Continue reading

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Saarbrücken & Prostitution

The opening of a new brothel in Saarbrücken is raising questions about increasing prostitution and sex worker migration in this Southwestern city.

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CFP: “Cinema and Migration” – NeMLA 2014

Call for Papers on “Cinema and Migration” for the NeMLA 2014 conference (April 3-6, Harrisburg , PA)

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Five Percent of German Parliament Members Have Migration Background

Following Sunday’s elections, 5% of Parliament members in the new German Bundestag have a migration background.

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Rapper Bushidos Memoiren Veröffentlicht

Der Rapper Bushidos neue Memoiren sind jetzt im Buchladen erschienen. Hier eine Rezension in der Zeit.

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IES Event: The German Elections 2013 – Their Impact on Europe

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 12:00 – 1:30 pm

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Multiculturalism and the 2013 Bundestag Elections

Early partial results in German Bundestag elections show the Christian Democratic party (CDU) winning with 42 percent of the vote. The Social Democrats (SPD) are in second place with 25.5 percent of the vote. The Left Party and the Green … Continue reading

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Spiegel Article on Everyday Racism in Germany, Prompted by Asylum Debates

In the curent issue of der Spiegel (Sept. 16, 2013), 15 people of foreign descent are interviewed about their daily experiences with racism in Germany. The full text of the article is available in English.  A partial preview with photographs is … Continue reading

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Lecture on European Minority Rights

Recognition of Diversity and Minorities in Post-Multicultural Europe: What Rights for Which Community(ies?) Thursday, September 19, 12:00 pm, 201 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley Dorota Anna Gozdecka 

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