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Fall 2013
 
October 21-25

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    Events This Week

EUC Lecture Series

October 21, 12:00pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB
707 S Mathews Ave.,       Urbana

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Gottlieb

Immigration Issues from Below: Africans in Europe

Speaker: Alma Gottlieb, Professor of Anthropology, African Studies, LAS Global Studies, and Gender and Women's Studies, University of Illinois

Abstract & Bio

"Conversations on Europe" Video Conference Series Panel Discussion

October 22, 11:00am-12:30pm

Room 411
507 E Green St.,       Champaign

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Turkey/EU

Videoconference Panel Discsusion: Does Turkey Have a Future in Europe?

Is the decade-long rule of Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan and the Law and Justice Party leading to a “European” future or something else?          

Panelists in this Conversation will include:

Sinan Ulgen, Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Europe in Brussels
Henri Barkey, Professor of International Relations, Lehigh University
Uli Schamiloglu, Director of the Center for Middle East Studies, Professor of Languages and Cultures of Asia, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Ronald Linden (moderator), Director of EUCE/ESC, Professor of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh

With audience participation from the EUCEs at: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; University of Illinois; Florida International University/University of Miami; University of Texas, Austin; University of Wisconsin, Madison.

The “Conversations on Europe” Videoconference series features some of the country’s top experts on the European Union. The series links presenters and participants via videoconferencing across several sites. This event is open to the public and audiences at all sites are able to ask questions of the experts. The series is hosted by the European Union Center of Excellence/European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh.

Co-sponsored by European Union Center.

Further Information

Department of French Lecture Series

October 23, 4:30pm

2090B FLB
707 S Mathews Ave.,       Urbana

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Hanauer

The Discourse and Incorporation of Immigration History in the Classroom: Negotiations of Terminology, Ideology, and School Space

Speaker: Elly Hanauer, Associate Director at the Center for Global Studies, University of Illinois; Doctoral Candidate at New York University

     Upcoming EUC Events

Lecture

October 28, 10:00-11:30am

3057 Lincoln Hall
702 S Wright St.,       Urbana

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Stephan

What Can You Do with a PhD? Careers in Public Service

Speaker: Dr. Rita Stephan, US Department of State

Bio and Abstract

Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Graduate College, Center for Global Studies, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, and the Europan Union Center.

Lecture

October 28, 12:30-2:00pm

3057 Lincoln Hall
702 S Wright St.,       Urbana

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Stephan

Feminizing the Cedar Revolution in Lebanon: Lessons for the Arab Spring

Speaker: Dr. Rita Stephan, US Department of State

Bio and Abstract

Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Graduate College, Center for Global Studies, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, and the Europan Union Center.

International Careers Workshop

October 30, 6:30pm

1092 Lincoln Hall
702 S Wright St.,       Urbana

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international

UI Campus Resources for International Careers

Various Speakers. For students interested in international careers, study abroad, and internships.

More Info

Workshop is free, but attendees are encouraged to register.

ACE Departmental Seminar

November 1, 12:00-12:50pm

426 Mumford Hall
1301 W Gregory Dr.,       Urbana

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goeschl

The Climate Policy Hold-Up: Green Technologies, Intellectual Property Rights, and the Abatement Incentives of International Agreements

Speaker: Professor Timo Goeschl, Professor of Environmental Economics and Director of the Reseach Center for Environmental Economics at Heidelberg University.   

Bio and Abstract

Organized by the Department of ACE. Co-sponsored by European Union Center.

European Movie Night

November 5, 6:30pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB
707 S Mathews Ave.,       Urbana

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brain drain

Fuga de Cerebros (Brain Drain) - Spain, 2009

Emilio's crush, Natalia, the brightest and cutest girl in school is award a scholarship to study medicine at Oxford.  After faking qualifications and scholarships, Emilio and his band of brainless nuts land in Oxford, causing havoc on the normally peaceful campus. 

Synopsis

Popcorn provided, BYO beverage

Modern Greek Studies Documentary Screening

November 5, 7:00-9:00pm

Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
600 S Gregory St.,       Urbana

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smyrna

Smyrna: The Destruction of a Cosmopolitan City, 1900-1922

Focuses on the consmopolitan character of the city and how it was destroyed in an era of nationalistic conflict.  Director Maria Illiou will answer questions after the film.

Further info

Co-sponsored by European Union Center. 

EUC Lecture Series

November 8, 12:00pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB
707 S Mathews Ave.,       Urbana

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paxson

Remembering the Good: Social Memory and the Resistance to Violence in the Plateau Vivarais-Lignon

Speaker: Margaret Paxson, Anthropologist and Research Fellow at Georgetown University

Abstract & Bio

    Related Events

Italian Studies Fall Film Series

October 22, 6:00-9:00pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB
707 S Mathews Ave.,       Urbana

 

sicilian girl

The Sicilian Girl - 2009

A young girl gets pushed beyond her limits and exercises legal justice swiftly and brutally in this earnest biopic of a real life Mafia betrayer.  

Full information

Sponsored by the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.

Modern Greek Studies Movie Evening

October 23, 6:00-8:00pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB
707 S Mathews Ave.,       Urbana

 

cpt. corelli

Captain Corelli's Mandolin - 2001

An Italian officer sent to establish an artillery bae on a remote Greek island adopts an attitude of co-existence with the locals and begins courting a local woman.  Things change, however when Italy surrenders to the Allies and changes sides. In Greek with English subtitles.

Synopsis and more information

Pizza and soft drinks provided. Sponsored by the Modern Greek Studies program.

Center for Translation Studies Lecture 

October 24, 4:00pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB
707 S Mathews Ave.,       Urbana

 

gonzalez-arias

Bridges, Borders, and Transflation: Reflections of a Bi-Cultural Translator

Speaker: Francisca Gonzalez-Arias, Latin American and Spanish Studies, University of Massachusetts - Lowell

Abstract & Bio

Sponsored by the Center for Translation Studies.

Middle East Film Series

October 27, 2:00 p.m.

Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
600 S Gregory St.,       Urbana

bliss

Bliss

"Bliss" (Turkey, 2010, 105 mins.), directed by Abdullah Oguz. Turkish dialogue with English subtitles. After being raped, a young girl is condemned to death by the people in her village to get rid of the shame it brought her family. When the man who is to kill her runs away with her instead, they set off on a journey through past and present-day Turkey to escape their fate and start a new life

Sponsored by the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and the Spurlock Museum.

  EUC Blog
EUC Blog Highlights

Hip-Hop à la Française

Samir Meghelli, EUC affiliate faculty and Assistant Professor of African American Studies and French, was recently featured in the New York Times' Room for Debate series "Is France Becoming Too American?" with a piece on the origins of hip-hop. You might be surprised to learn that the French were some of the first to embrace hip-hop. Read Professor Meghelli's article on the EUC's blog. 

As always, we invite you to join the conversation by leaving comments and sharing posts with others!

 

Announcements

Spring 2014 Course

French 322: "Race, Immigration, & Urban Cultures in Contemporary France"

Instructor: Dr. Samir Meghelli
Tue/Thurs: 12:30pm-1:50 pm
CRN: 39240 (Taught in French)

The course description can be found here.

Scholarship for UI Students to Pursue a Master's Degree in Sweden

Scholarship to Study at Stockholm University
Application Deadline: January 15, 2014

Open exclusively to seniors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign interested in pursuing a Master's Degree at Stockhold University.  Stockholm University offers 76 Master's programs in English within the faculties of the humanities, social sciences, law, and natural sciences.  Scholarship covers the cost of tuition and living expenses for two-year while working on Master's, or one year of work on a law degree.  For more information and how to apply visit the website.  

Conversation Tables & Coffee Hours

Conversation Table in Modern Greek: Logos

Meetings take in Espresso Royale in Goodwin Str., Urbana, IL 61801. Students are invited to practice conversational Modern Greek with native speakers and get fluency. This is also an excellent opportunity for students from past years, members of the local Greek community and those with some knowledge of Modern Greek to maintain and refine their language skills. Contact Dr. Katsikas with any questions.
Fall 2013 schedule:
Thursday 31 October 2013
Thursday 21 November 2013
Thursday 5 December 2013

Conversation Table in French: Pause Café

Pause Café at Espresso Royale (Oregon and Goodwin), in Urbana. Meets every Thursday at 5:30pm. All are welcome!

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Conversation Table

Meetings take place every second Tuesday, upstairs at the Espresso Royale on Goodwin and Oregon from 5-6pm.  Contact Jasmina Savic with questions. 
Fall 2013 scedule: 
Tuesday 29 October
Tuesday 12 November
Tuesday 3 December

Swedish Conversation Group and Coffee Hours

Every Monday through October 21.  Meetings take place 3:30-4:30pm, in the Phillippson Library, 3114 Foreign Language Building.  Contact Mark Safstrom with questions.

Arabic Conversation Table

Meets weekly on Thursdays in the Intermezzo Cafe in the Krannert Center from 4:00-5:00 pm. For more information, contact Eman Saadah.

Italian Conversation Group

Next neeting is Oct. 22nd at 7pm in Espresso Royale (1117 W. Oregon St., Urbana.) For more information, contact Rebecca Sconza.

Kaffeestunde (Coffee Hour): German Conversation Group

At Cafe Paridiso, 801 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana.  Free and open to everyone.  Next Meeting: Oct. 23rd 3-5pm.  

Turkish Conversation Table

At Espresso Royale on (1117 W. Oregon St., Urbana).  Next meeting Oct. 24th at 6pm.  For more information, contact Ercan Balci.

Cosmo Coffee Hours

Free and open to everyone... At these informal gatherings, coffee, tea, and homemade ethnic desserts are served. Coffee Hours are good opportunities to meet people from around the world and learn about other cultures. Read about a recent Cosmo Coffee Hour on our blog. For Fall 2013 schedule, click here. Unless otherwise noted, every coffee hour is from 7:00-9:00pm on Thursdays in the Y's Murphy Lounge.

 

Contact

European Union Center
University of Illinois
328 International Studies Building, MC-429
910 S. Fifth St.
Champaign, IL 61820
P: (217) 265-7515
F: (217) 333-6270  www.euc.illinois.edu

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