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International Research Award in Global History: Conference in Basel on Taxation and State Finances

The conference of the laureate of the 2016 International Research Award in Global History took place on December 1-3, 2016, in Basel. Award winner Dr. Vanessa Ogle (University of Pennsylvania) organized the international symposium titled "Global Histories of Taxation and State Finances Since the Late 19th Century".

Chinese Strategic Narratives: Ralph Weber at Doctoral Thesis Defense

In November, Prof. Dr. Ralph Weber was invited to the University of Lapland to serve as an opponent at a doctoral thesis defense. Defendent Jyrki Kallio presented a thesis on the Chinese Communist Party-led process of constructing a strategic narrative by which China is a rising but peaceful superpower.

On the Origins of Inequality - Lecture by Jacob Soll

Prof. Jacob Soll (University of Southern California) held a public lecture titled "Aristocrats and Taxes: Some Thoughts on the Origins of Inequality" on December 1 in Basel. The event took place at 6.30 pm at the Kollegiengebäude. It was one of the two public lectures at the conference "Global Histories of Taxation and State Finances Since the Late 19th Century".

Monica Prasad: Keynote Lecture on Money in US Politics

Prof. Monica Prasad (Northwestern University) talked about the role of money in US politics in a public lecture on December 2 in Basel. The event at the Kollegiengebäude was the public keynote lecture at the conference "Global Histories of Taxation and State Finances Since the Late 19th Century".

EU Security & Defence Policy as PR: Working Lunch with Stephanie Anderson

Prof. Dr. Stephanie Anderson (University of Wyoming) will be the speaker at our working lunch on November 29 at 12.15. She will talk about how the EU's identity at home and abroad is shaped by the organisation's common security & defence policy missions.

Ralph Weber: Lectures in China

Prof. Dr. Ralph Weber has recently held two lectures at Chinese universities. The Assistant Professor for European Global Studies spoke at the Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics (BUAA) and at the Renmin University of China.

Europainstitut bei Master-Messe in Zürich

Am 23. und 24. November war das Europainstitut der Universität Basel zu Gast bei der Master-Messe 2016 der together ag in Zürich-Oerlikon. Weitere Infos zur Veranstaltung unter www.together.ch/studium/master-messe.

Rolf Weder und Teresa Pullano zur Wahl Donald Trumps

Prof. Dr. Rolf Weder und Prof. Dr. Teresa Pullano haben in der Presse Stellung zum Ergebnis der US-Präsidentschaftswahlen genommen. Weder gab der „Badischen Zeitung“ ein Interview, Pullanos Kommentar wird am 23. November bei „Radio SRF 2 Kultur“ gesendet.

Will die Türkei immer noch in die EU? Europakolloquium mit Bilgin Ayata

Prof. Dr. Bilgin Ayata besprach beim Europakolloquium am 24. November, ob die türkische Regierung noch an einem EU-Beitritt interessiert ist. Die Veranstaltung fand um 18:15 Uhr im Hörsaal des Europainstituts statt. Die Moderation übernahm Prof. em. Dr. Georg Kreis, ehemaliger Leiter des EIB.

Digital Methods in the Humanities: Lecture by Peter Cornwell

"The Rhetorics and Pragmatics of Digital Methods in the Humanities" was the title of a lecture by Prof. Dr. Peter Cornwell (University of Westminster). He spoke on November 24 at 6 pm at the Department of History of the University of Basel. The event was organised by the Basel Graduate School of History in collaboration with the Institute for Media Science and the Institute for European Global Studies.