On January 12, 2018, Prof. Dr. Ralph Weber gave a talk on the “Normative Appeal of Political Realism in the PRC“ at the international symposium “The Legacy of Liu Xiaobo” in Helsinki. The event was organized by the Erik Castrén Institute for International Law and Human Rights of the University of Helsinki. Ralph Weber is Assistant Professor for European Global Studies at the Institute for European Global Studies.
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On November 23, 2017, Prof. Christa Tobler gave a talk about key questions regarding the framework agreement between Switzerland and the European Union (“Zentrale Fragestellungen des institutionellen Rahmenabkommens“) at the “Café d’Europe” in Bern. The “Café d’Europe” is an event series organized by the nonpartisan organization neuen europäischen bewegung schweiz (nebs) (New European Movement Switzerland) and the association Die Schweiz in Europa (Switzerland in Europe). Christa Tobler is a Professor of European Law at the Institute for European Global Studies.
On November 21, 2017, Prof. Christa Tobler was invited to Vienna to present a lecture on the topic of gender discriminations in European law under consideration of other impact factors. Her talk was part of a lecture series on gender studies with a focus on law and gender (“Recht und Geschlecht”), organized by the Department of Gender Research of the University of Vienna. Christa Tobler is a Professor of European Law at the Institute for European Global Studies.
On December 5, 2017, Prof. Madeleine Herren-Oesch is invited to participate in a roundtable discussion at the University of Lausanne. The event focuses on Pierre Singaravélou and Sylvain Venayre’s latest monograph „Histoire du Monde au XIXe Siècle“ (Global History in the 19th century). On the panel, Madeleine Herren-Oesch will be speaking with one of the authors, Pierre Singaravélu, and Jérôme David from the University of Geneva. Madeleine Herren-Oesch is a historian and director of the Institute for European Global Studies.
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On November 18, 2017, Prof. Ralph Weber was elected to the board of the Swiss Asia Society (Schweizerische Asiengesellschaft). The Society aims to strengthen academic approaches to Asia and the Orient at Swiss Universities as well as to provide a forum for academics from different disciplines working on Asia. Ralph Weber is Assistant Professor of European Global Studies at the Institute for European Global Studies.
Prof. Christa Tobler gave a presentation on November 8, 2017, at a seminar organised by the “The Law Societies Joint Brussels Office”. The topic of her talk was “The ‘Swiss model’ with respect to enforcement”, an institutional aspect of the bilateral agreements between Switzerland and the EU. Prof. Tobler's presentation shed light on the existing system as well as on-going negotiations on its reform, examining selected existing market access agreements as well as future ones. The theme of the seminar was: “Brexit: Where & How to Enforce: Building Blocks for a New Dispute Settlement System”.
On June 24, 2017, Prof. Christa Tobler spoke at the conference “Courting Europe No Longer: The Jurisdiction of the Court of Justice” about Brexit. The event was organized by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and the Europa Institute of the University of Leiden and took place in London. Christa Tobler is a Professor of Law at the Institute for European Global Studies at the University of Basel.
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Prof. Dr. Madeleine Herren-Oesch spoke to Profile 2016-2017, the annual report of the Swiss National Science Foundatin (SNSF), about the role of the humanities and social sciences. In the interview, the Director of the Institute for European Global Studies emphasizes the relevance of the field and advocates a globally oriented research policy for Switzerland.
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Prof. Dr. Madeleine Herren-Oesch gehört zu den Impulsgebern der "Gespräche über Europa". Bei dem Thementag am 20. Mai 2017 in Basel lesen vier Autoren ihre Briefe vor. Unter dem Titel "FRAGILE. Europäische Korrespondenzen" waren 28 Autoren aus den Ländern Europas vom Netzwerk der Literaturhäuser eingeladen, in einen mehrmonatigen Austausch einzutreten. Der Thementag wird organisiert vom Literaturhaus Basel.
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Darmstadt University of Technology (TU Darmstadt), near Frankfurt, Germany, announces five three-year positions for doctoral students in the field of global history of technology.
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