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Event: Author Meets Critic

For the final lecture in this year’s event series “A Century of Women’s Struggle: From the Franchise to #MeToo,”  Professor Barbara Mennel, author of Women and Work in 21st Century European Cinema, discussed her recent book with a panel of critics.

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Event: Revolutions, Reforms, and Gender: Narratives of Democratization

For the sixth lecture in this year’s event series “A Century of Women’s Struggle: From the Franchise to #MeToo,”  Professor Hedwig Richter, of the Hamburg Institute for Social Research, gave a lecture on the relationship between the history of democracy and masculinity.

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Faculty Interview: Abraham Newman on Brexit

MAGES Professor Abraham Newman, Chair of the European Union Studies Association, provides commentary on the state of Brexit in a recent interview for AlJazeera. After examining the issue from both European and American perspectives, he remarks of British leadership that, “Now that the can of worms has been opened, they don’t have a real, clear plan of what to do. That, I think, is the real travesty of Brexit, that the people of Britain suffer from this internal political maneuvering.”

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Faculty Article: Trans-Atlantic rebuke for Trump downgrade of EU ambassador

In response to the Trump administration’s downgrade of the EU delegation’s status, both US lawmakers and members of European parliament have expressed their outrage. Quoted in an article for Deutsche Welle, MAGES Professor Jeffrey Anderson argues that the backlash shows “that the broader trans-Atlantic network is still operative at some level.”

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Alumni Article: SADC Top 100 of 2018: Influencer, Eniola Mafe

Eniola Mafe (MAGES ’10) was named one of the 99 most influential foreign policy leaders under the age of 33 by the by Diplomatic Courier and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy in 2011, as well as 13 Young Africans Business/Economic Leaders to Watch in 2013 by Ventures Africa Magazine.