- EUC Lecture Series: Europe's New Approach on the Migration Issue
- scheduled for Fri, 01 May 2015 12:00:00 CDT
- <p><strong>Abstract:<br /></strong>A surge in the number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe forces the European Union to rethink its approach on immigration. Existing procedures, largely aimed at enforcing strict border control rather than addressing humanitarian needs, are insufficient to adequately assist migrants arriving from Africa and the Middle East. Efforts to correct these shortcomings occur at a time when populist political forces with strong anti-immigration views are on the rise across member states.<strong> <br /><br /></strong><strong>Bio:<br /></strong>Romina Spina is a Swiss-Italian journalist based in Italy, where she covers politics and business for the renowned Swiss daily newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung. She has also written for magazines, websites and international wire services, including the Associated Press, and is a contributor to German academic publications. Her areas of interest include the economy, globalization, international trade, and human rights. Among other areas of study while visiting the United States, she plans to research how the globalized economy is affecting ordinary Americans and their families. She is currently visiting the US as a <a href="http://csis.org/program/transatlantic-media-fellows">CSIS Transatlantic Media Fellow</a>. </p> <p> </p>
- Lecture: Cosmopolitan Language Systems in the Mediterranean
- scheduled for Mon, 19 Oct 2015 17:00:00 CDT
- <p><strong>Abstract:</strong><br />TBA</p> <p><strong>Bio:</strong></p> <p>Karla Mallette studies communications between literary traditions in the medieval Mediterranean—especially Arabic and the Romance vernaculars—and the way that we remember that history today. Her first book, <em>The Kingdom of Sicily, 1100-1250: A Literary History</em> (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005), traced the transition between Arabic and Italian literary traditions in medieval Sicily; her second, <em>European Modernity and the Arab Mediterranean</em> (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010), focused on a southern European tradition of scholarship that identifies the origins of modernity in the contact between Islamic and Christian civilizations in the medieval Mediterranean. Her current project, tentatively titled <em>Lives of the Great Languages: Cosmopolitan Languages in the Medieval Mediterranean</em>, studies the strategies that language uses to transcend the boundaries that language creates. By profiling two pre-modern cosmopolitan languages, Arabic and Latin, and acknowledging the emergent cosmopolitan languages of the twenty-first century, the book contextualizes and defamiliarizes the national language system of European modernity. She has published essays on medieval translations of Aristotelian philosophy, framed narratives, European Orientalism, and Mediterranean Studies, in addition to Italian literature.</p> <p> </p>
- September 9, Friday
"A Comparison of Fiscal Integration and Centralization in the EU and USA"
Gregor van der Beek, Visiting Scholar, EUC, UIUC
- September 13, Tuesday
"Europe or America or China: Which has the Better Development Model for the 21st Century?"
Steven Hill, Writer and Columnist, author of Europe's Promise: Why the European Way Is the Best Hope for an Insecure Age
- September 23, Friday
"From Social Dynamics to Individual Support for the EU"
Elizabeth Radziszewski, Visiting Scholar, EUC, UIUC
- October 11, Tuesday
"Islam in Europe: The French Prohibition against Face Covering and the Burqa"
Gilles Cuniberti, Professor of Comparative Law and Private International Law, University of Luxembourg
- October 14, Friday
"Implementing Clean Energy Goals in the EU"
Torsten H. Fransson, Professor of Heat and Power Technology, KTH Royal Institute
- October 20, Thursday
"The Post-socialist Changes in Europe and the Roma minority: Importance of educational strategies to future improvement"
Gbor Darczi, Director of the Romaversitas Foundation, Hungary
- October 21, Friday
"The Irish Writer as Global Public Intellectual: Fiction and Cultural Journalism between Ireland and New York"
Helena Wulff, Professor of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University
- October 25, Tuesday
"Breaking Up the Family? Migrants, Homophobia, and the Political Left in Europe"
Patrick Ireland, Professor of Political Science, Illinois Institute of Technology
- November 1, Tuesday
"Looming Crisis of Democracy: Lessons from Two Decades of Post-Yugoslav Democratization"
Vedran Dzihic, Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellow, John Hopkins University
- November 10, Thursday
"New Directions in Russia Eastern Europe and Eurasia - The Caucasus region as crossroads of interests of Russia, Turkey, Iran, USA and EU"
Sergey Markendonov, Visiting Fellow, CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program
- November 11, Friday
"Comparing Agricultural Policy in the EU and US"
David Bullock, Professor of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois
- December 2, Friday
"Implications of the Polish Presidency of the EU for Europe and Transatlantic Affairs"
Maciej Pisarski, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Poland
- January 28, Friday
"Undercover Operations in the United States and Europe: A Comparative Perspective"
Jacqueline Ross, Law, University of Illinois
- February 18, Friday
"Politics, Institutions and the European Sovereign Debt Crisis"
Konstantinos Kourtikakis, Political Science, University of Illinois
- February 24, Thursday
"The New Sick Man of Europe? Greece in Crisis"
Iason Athanasiadis, Writer, Photographer, Political Analyst, & Television Producer
- March 4, Friday
"Proving Ground or Pasture?: Candidate Selection in European Elections
William Bernhard, Political Science, University of Illinois
- March 17, Thursday
"Feeding the World: The Role of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation"
Prabhu Pingali, Deputy Director of the Agriculture Development Program for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
- March 30, Wednesday
"Performing Salvation in Dante's Divine Comedy"
Albert Russell Ascoli, Italian Studies, University of California - Berkley
- March 30, Wednesday
"How to Kill Entrepreneurship: England before 1660, France before 1789, China before 1978, India before 1991, and the Lessons Learned"
Deirdre N. McCloskey, Economics, History, English, and Communication, UIC
- April 8, Friday
"Trade Unions in the European Union: Confronting Challenges of Diversity"
Monica Bielski Boris, Labor and Employment Relations, University of Illinois
- April 18, Monday
"A Comparative Sociological Study of Attitudes Within the EU: The Case of the New Members from Eastern/Central Europe and the Balkans"
Krastyo Petkov, Former member of the Bulgarian parliament and former President of Bulgaria's labor union confederation
- May 5, Thursday
"Znaniecki Lecture 2011: Saskia Sassens"
Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University
- June 23, Thursday
"The Immigration Dilemma: The U.S. and Europe Compared"
Terri Givens, Government, University of Texas at Austin
- September 3, Friday
"The Constitution of Europe: European Integration and the Idea of Europe"
Emanuel Rota, Italian, University of Illinois
- October 1, Friday
"How the Islamic Past Figures in Spain's Modern National Identity"
D. Fairchild Ruggels, Landscape Architecture
- November 3, Wednesday
"Marketing Scandinavia and Europe to a Global Consumer: Product Packaging, Movies, and a Little Bit about IKEA"
Dr. Louise Nilsson, Intellectual History, Uppsala University Swedend
- December 3, Friday
"Polish Borderlands and Literature"
George Gasyna, Slavic Languages and Literature, University of Illinois
For information about lectures prior to fall 2010, please contact the EU Center.