Max Kade Institute for Austrian-German-Swiss Studies


The USC Max Kade Institute is a research center devoted to German and European studies.  Located several blocks north of the USC campus, the institute hosts lectures, conferences, and performances for students, faculty and the general public.  Institute programs cover German and European studies broadly defined, but its main areas of emphasis include: exile studies, Cold War studies; German history, film, and aesthetics; and contemporary German and European affairs.

February 12

Hon. Dr. Bernd Fischer, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany presents

Methods of Diplomacy: Lion Feuchtwanger on the Diplomatic Assignment of Benjamin Franklin in Paris

When: Thursday, February 2015, 4pm-6pm

Where: Feuchtwanger Memorial Library, DML 206

Reception to follow

Kindly RSVP: or (213) 743-2707


For more information, see the attached flyer

January 22

Germany’s Future: European, Atlantic, or Global?

Robert Lieber is Professor of Government and International Affairs at Georgetown University.  He has written or edited sixteen books on international relations and US foreign policy and has advised several presidential campaigns and the State Department.  Professor Lieber’s latest book, Power and Willpower in the American Future: Why the US Is Not Destined to Decline, was published by Cambridge University Press.  He has held fellowships from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller and Ford Foundations, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Smith Richardson Foundation. Professor Lieber has also taught at Harvard, Oxford, and the University of California, Davis, and has been Visiting Fellow at the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques in Paris, the Brookings Institution in Washington, and Fudan University in Shanghai.


Thursday, 22 January 2015, 4 pm - 6 pm
Doheny Memorial Library (DML), Room 241
Kindly RSVP: or (213) 743-2707
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