- Common Economic Challenges Conference 2013: The Euro and the Social Market Economy in a Global Age
- scheduled for Wed, 17 Jul 2013 08:30:00 CDT
- Once again, the Goethe-Institut Chicago, in collaboration with the Federal Reserve Bank and the French Consulate, is organizing a conference about current trends and issues pertaining to European and German economics. This year''s conference will take place from July 17 '' 19, 2013 at the Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago. The event is made possible by a generous grant from the Federal Republic of Germany. This international conference will bring together world class academics, economic experts and diplomatic representatives to discuss the current economic situation in Europe, its global ramifications, and possible solutions to critical issues. Among the speakers are Dr. Henning Meyer (LSE), Professor Mark Blyth (Brown University), and Valerie Rouxel-Laxton, (EEAS Washington), just to name a few. The goal of the conference is to provide vital background information to American teachers of French, German, Social Studies, and Economics so that they are well prepared to explain the European phenomenon to their students. Registration ends on June 28, 2013.The full program and registration is available here.
- Orientation for New Students in the MA in EU Studies (MAEUS) program
- scheduled for Thu, 22 Aug 2013 09:00:00 CDT
- Orientation for Academic Year Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellows
- scheduled for Thu, 22 Aug 2013 11:30:00 CDT
- 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.