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Fall 2013
 
Oct 28 - Nov 1

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Events This Week

Upcoming EUC Events

Related Events

EUC Blog Highlights  Announcements
    Events This Week

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.

EUC Video Lecture

October 29, 9:00-10:30am

Room 411
507  E Green St.,       Champaign

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reding

Towards a More Dynamic Transatlantic Area of Growth and Investment

Speaker: Viviane Reding, Vice President of the European Commission

Bio and Abstract

Co-sponsored by European 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 is available a tthe workshop website. Workshop is free, but attendees are encouraged to register.

Co-sponsored by European Union Center.

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.

     Upcoming EUC Events

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. The historical consultant of the documentary, Dr. Alexander Kitroeff, will be joining through skype and answer questions. Further info

Co-sponsored by European Union Center. 

Department of Germanic Languages and Literature Workshop

November 7 - 9

Levis Faculty Center, Second Floor
919 W Illinois St.,       Urbana

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mccarthy

 

How Radical Was the Enlightenment?

Keynote address at 4:30 PM, November 7.  
Speaker: John A. McCarthy, Vanderbilt University

Full schedule and speakers can be found at the workshop website.

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

Women & Gender in Global Perspectives Film Screening and Panel

November 12, 3:00pm

Spurlock Auditorium,
600 S Gregory St.,       Urbana

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the last hunger season

The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change

Four farmers united in action to battle the annual hunger season.

Speaker: Roger Thurow, Author of the book, The Last Hunger Season, and documentary filmmakers and invited faculty panelists. 

Further info

Co-sponsored by European Union Center. 

CAS/Millercomm Lecture

November 14, 4:00pm

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

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featherstone

A System Fit for Purpose? The Challenge of Governance in Greece

Speaker: Kevin Featherstone, Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science 

Abstract & Bio

Prof. Featherstone will also give a lecture in Chicago on "Of Bailouts, Populists and Inertia: Lessons from the Greek Crisis for Managing the 'Euro'" on Nov 13 at 12:50 pm in McCormick Tribune Campus Center, Illinois Institute of Technology, 3201 S State Street, Chicago, IL. Add to Outlook Calendar.

Organized by the Modern Greek Studies. Co-sponsored by European Union Center.

EU Center of Excellence Director Lecture Series

November 15, 12:00-1:00pm

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

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jupille

Regionalism in the World Polity

Speaker: Joe Jupille, Director of Colorado European Union Center of Excellence, University of Colorado at Boulder.

Abstract & Bio

    Related Events

REEEC Halloween

October 31, 11:30am

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

baba yaga

Scary Slavic Stories 2013

REEEC Affiliate Faculty Valeria Sobol, Cynthia Buckley, Mark Steinberg, Donna Buchanan, George Gasyna, David Cooper, Lisa Kemplin and others will entertain you with truly horrific stories from Slavic folklore.

  EUC Blog
EUC Blog Highlights

Mahir Şaul-Edited Book on Judeo-Spanish and Nationalism in the Twentieth Century Published

Mahir Şaul, European Union Center-Affiliate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has edited a book that was recently published, entitled Judeo-Spanish in the Time of Clamoring Nationalisms. Read more on the EUC's blog. 

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

 

Announcements

Promote your Europe/EU spring 2014 courses to students

Promote your Europe/EU spring 2014 courses to students!

Dear Colleagues:
 
Are you teaching one or more courses in the spring that will address topics relevant to Europe or the European Union? We can help to promote your course to students!

As a service to faculty, students, and advisors, the EU Center maintains a web listing each semester of graduate and undergraduate courses offered at UIUC that address topics related to the EU and Europe. The link to this web listing is circulated by email listserv and in our e-Weekly electronic newsletter.
 
Please go to our short web form at https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/9569047 and insert information about your course(s), including but not limited to special topic courses and language/culture courses, that will have at least 25% of the content devoted to the EU or Europe. If you are teaching more than one Europe-related course, please submit a separate form for each one.

Note: the EU Center will update the listing on an ongoing basis whenever new submissions are made through the form or we learn of relevant courses.

Thank you very much for your assistance.

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.  

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) 

DAAD Announcements

DAAD is offering a number of opportunities to students in the US studying, or with a command of the German langauge , including: 

University Summer Grant Course
Intensive Language Course Grant
Intern in the New York Office
Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Scholarships

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.
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.
Tuesday 29 October
Tuesday 12 November
Tuesday 3 December

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

Oct 29, 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: Nov 6, 3-5pm.  

Turkish Conversation Table

At Espresso Royale on (1117 W. Oregon St., Urbana).  Next meeting Oct. 31st 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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