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Germany in Europe: From Arrogant Bully to Dependable Team Player? - Campus Weeks 2013/2014

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CGES's mission is to support interdisciplinary teaching and research on contemporary Germany and Europe at Brandeis and to reach out to broader communities on the social, political, and cultural issues facing Germany and Europe today. 

Upcoming Events


Governing Immigration in Advanced Welfare States: The Scandinavian Case

Friday, April 25, 2014 at 2pm in Mandel Reading Room 303, 3rd Floor

The Scandinavian countries today face different kinds of challenges in relation to multicultural immigration. Questions of social cohesion and the sustainability of societal formation have been raised in all three countries over the last 10-15 years. Grete Brochmann will describe and analyze the dynamics generated when these challenges meet the traditionally equality oriented and ethnically homogeneous Scandinavian countries. She asks how the political approaches available for governance are formed by the institutional structure of the region, in which the welfare state plays an essential role. Information about the speaker can be found here.

Co-sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies, the Department of Politics, International and Global Studies, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, and the Department of Sociology.

Germany in Europe -- CampusWeeks, Part IV: Brandeis World Cup Soccer Tournament
Tournament Flyer
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 12-3pm on the Turf Field

Join in this fun soccer tournament with cash prizes. The winning team will receive $300, second place will get $200 and the third place team will win$100. The games will be 3v3 and have small goals. There is no entrance fee and every player gets a free t-shirt! Sign up now in teams of 3-4 or sign up as a free agent and we'll place you on a team. 


Shoah poster

We invite you to attend our conference, "The Shoah in Israeli Culture, Memory and Politics," taking place over Holocaust Remembrance DayApril 27-28, 2014 (Yom HaShoah). The topic of Israel and the Shoah is not well understood, and this is a particularly meaningful opportunity to share how the subject may be treated.

The conference opens at 12:30 pm on Sunday with a videotaped message from Professor Elie Wiesel, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University and University Professor. The author of Night and over 60 fiction and non-fiction books, Professor Wiesel is also the 1986 Nobel Peace Laureate. 

The keynote speaker is Professor Dan Michman, Modern Jewish History Professor and Chair of the Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research at Bar-Ilan University; Head of the International Institute of Holocaust Research and John Najmann Chair in Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem.  

  • Please find the full program below.
  • The conference is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended.
  • Refreshments will be served.

Kindly sign up on the following online registration form if you plan to attend. 

The conference is cosponsored by the Israel Institute and by the Center for German and European Studies at Brandeis.


More upcoming events here!