Past Events


Andrew Roberts Book Talk: “Churchill: Walking with Destiny”

Monday, December 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Please join the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies and Anglo-American Studies Program for an event with historian Andrew Roberts, who will be discussing his new book, Churchill: Walking with Destiny. Mr. Roberts will be on hand following his talk for a reception and book signing.

Andrew Roberts is the bestselling author of The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War, Masters and Commanders: How Four Titans Won the War in the West, 1941-1945, Waterloo: Napoleon’s Last Gamble and Napoleon: A Life, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and a finalist for the Plutarch Award. He has won many other prizes, including the Wolfson History Prize and the British Army Military Book of the Year, and frequently writes for The Wall Street Journal.

Co-Sponsored by the Institute of Governmental Studies & the Anglo-American Studies Program


UK flag with Trump image overlaid

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

9:00am to 5:00pm
The June 2016 decision by UK voters to leave the European Union (EU) and the 2016 election victory of Donald Trump signalled an uprising of populist sentiment in both the US and the UK. Understanding the referendum outcome and the victory of Donald Trump – which were unexpected by many – is essential. Do these developments…
UK and EU maps as jigsaw pieces
Friday, May 13, 2016 12:00pm
The outcome of the June 23 “Brexit” referendum will decide whether the United Kingdom leaves or stays in the European Union. What would the implications be of their exit for the United Kingdom, the European Union, the United States, and the world? Join our expert panel to examine the economic, political and social…
Global Rules cover

Thursday, March 3, 2016

4:00pm to 5:30pm
Join the Anglo-American Studies Program in welcoming James Cronin. Professor Cronin teaches modern British and European history at Boston College. His lecture, “Atlantic Rules: Anglo-American Visions and the End of the Cold War” will pull from his extensive studies on Modern Britain, modern European social and economic…
UK election signs
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 (All day)
The British General Election of 2015 may be a watershed for the country, with profound consequences for its party system and internal unity. This one-day conference will examine the 2015 election and its outcomes, looking at the role of candidates, issues, and the electoral laws. In particular, the conference invites…

Friday, May 8, 2015

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Please join the Anglo-American Studies Program for a UK Election Wrap-Up with Lord Patten of Barnes. The 2015 UK elections happen on May 7th, but most pundits think that no single party in the country will be able to form a government alone. On the day after the elections, Lord Patten of Barnes will help us sort the…
Lord Patten of Barnes
Thursday, May 7, 2015 4:00pm
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On the day of one of the UK’s most highly anticipated elections, Lord Patten of Barnes will address the state of the US-UK relationship and what this relationship means for the world. Spanning his career as a leader of the Conservative Party, the Governor of Hong Kong, and now as Chancellor of Oxford University, Lord…

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

12:00pm to 1:30pm
Please join us for a roundtable lunch with James Kariuki, the UK Ambassador in Washington’s chief political, economic and communications adviser. He will talk about a range of issues. Lunch will be provided. The event will be held on Tuesday, March 18 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in 223 Moses Hall. Please RSVP by Friday,…

Thursday, September 19, 2013

4:00pm to 6:00pm
One of the most salient features of the new millennium is the assertiveness of religious faith in current and former secular states. Whether in the UK, the US, Germany, Tunisia, or Egypt, states are struggling to accommodate the claims of citizens who increasingly insist that their religious faith forms part of their…
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