Join Michael Waldman, president and CEO of the Brennan Center for Justice, and Angela Glover Blackwell, founder in residence at PolicyLink and Professor of Practice at the Goldman School of Public Policy, for an in-depth look at the tumultuous 2021-2022 Supreme Court term and a discussion of how recent decisions will affect every American for generations to come.

The postwar occupations of Germany and Japan were significant periods for the history of Europe and East Asia alike. They have both been thoroughly researched on their own right, yet until to date historical scholarship has hardly ever considered putting the history of both occupations into conversation, whether from comparative or entangled history perspectives. This talk, on the contrary, explores opportunities and challenges of writing a "geteilte Geschichte"—meaning both shared and divided history—of occupied Germany and Japan with a particular focus on the experience of the occupation period in peoples' everyday life, race, gender, and sexuality.

While the history of interactions between the superpowers during the Cold War is a well-known topic, minor actors continue to receive much less scholarly attention. Cuba, for example, did not become part of the international agenda until its 1959 revolution challenged U.S. hegemony and turned the country towards Communism. This presentation analyzes military assistance provided to revolutionary Cuba by Western and Eastern European countries and assesses the impact of U.S. pressure on Cuba's accelerated turn towards Communism.

This seminar will include two presentations by Visiting Scholars at the Institute of European Studies. Carmela Pérez-Bernárdez (University of Granada) will present a lecture entitled "Smart sanctions against human rights violations: The European approach." Luis M. Hinojosa-Martínez (University of Granada) will present a lecture entitled "The right of individuals to effective judicial protection in the European sanctions against third countries."

German economist Marcel Fratzscher will deliver the 2023 Bucerius Lecture.Three fundamental transformations are currently occurring within the global community and within every nation that belongs to it. Across the globe, governments, organizations, and citizens are contending with a shift in global economic interdependencies, responding to new challenges brought about by rapid developments in digital technology, and grappling with the ecological transformations that are urgently needed to slow the pace of climate change. These transformations, unfortunately, often result in greater social polarization and increased division.