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In our first Conversation on Europe for 2015, panelists will consider the demands on and capabilities of the European Union as a major global actor. Panelists will use a Carnegie Europe “Memo to the European Union Foreign Policy Chief” as a starting point.
Two-Day EU Conference: "European Civil Society: Legitimacy through cooperation?" - Feb. 23-24, 2015 Panel III: EU Civil Society: Looking beyond Europe, or being Euro-centric? - Feb. 24, 2015 - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Two-Day EU Conference: "European Civil Society: Legitimacy through cooperation?" - Feb. 23-24, 2015 Feb. 23 | 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.- Keynote Address: Dr. Justin Greenwood, Professor of European Public Policy, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK “Participation of European Civil Society in the EU political system: squaring the legitimacy conundrum with Representative Democracy”
Following the horrific terrorist attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7th, Consul General of France in Miami, Philippe Létrilliart, will comment and follow-up on what happened in France and what exceptional measures will be implemented to address the threat of terrorism. Beyond the horrible human tragedy, this incident is a challenge to French national unity and values.
Conversations on Europe: "Whose Pivot Now? Implications of Growing EU-China Ties"
Lecture on "Challenges of The construction of a South American citizenship based on the EU´s citizenship" by Diego Acosta Arcarazo, Lecturer in European Law, Deputy Director of Impact, University of Bristol, and member of the Project Prospects for International Migration Governance (MIGPROSP).
Lecture: "Plutopia: The Great American and Soviet Plutonium Disasters" by Dr. Kate Brown, Professor of History, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Presentation on the origins of Christopher Columbus by Dr. Manuel Rosa, historian
Lecture on The EU and the Ukraine Crisis: The end of the "European Model?" Speakers: - Dr. Beverly Crawford, Professor of Political Science and Political Economy and the Co-Director of the European Union Center at the University of California, Berkeley - Dr. Jeff Pennington is Co-director of the European Union Center and Executive Director of the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley
The negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Treaty, formally begun in 2013, have attracted a great deal of attention within the EU, individual member states and in the US. The subject—and the talks—are complex and involve trade and investment in both goods and services across the full spectrum of economic activity of the world’s two most active trading partners. Proponents argue that the treaty will strengthen economic ties and create jobs.
Lecture on "Poland and the Ukrainian Crisis" by Dr. Krzysztof Jasiewicz, William P. Ames, Jr. Professor and Department Head Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA.
U.S. and European news coverage of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa highlighted the urgency of the public health crisis, focusing often on the need to contain the outbreak to prevent its spread to “our shores.” Implicit (and often explicit) in these stories, however, were long-standing xenophobic and racialized attitudes toward African diseases that can be traced back to European imperial and pseudo-scientific ideas of the nineteenth century.
Dans le monde francophone, quelles sont les relations entre l’identité linguistique, l’identité nationale, le sexe, et la sexualité?
Back to School ... at What Cost: Comparing Higher Education Models in the US and Europe In this installment of the University of Pittsburgh's European Studies Center's monthly virtual roundtables series, a panel of experts reflects upon some of the most significant differences between the US and European models of higher education. In particular, they look at the question of who pays for students to go to University, and how much it costs both the individual and society.
This panel discussion will focus on FIU students experiences in France. They will speak about their perception prior to the trip and the reality they encounter while in France. The students visited Angers, the French Alps, the Loire Region, Lyon, Paris, Strasbourg, Mont St Michel, Normandy Region. Guest of Honor: Hon. Philippe Letrilliart, Consul General of France in Miami
The Consulate General of Italy, the Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, and the European & Eurasian Studies have partnered to organize an "Italian Day at FIU". Italian films, discussions with author, director, and actor were planned. Guest of Honor: Hon. Gloria Bellelli, Consul General of Italy.
Former Swedish Ambassador Christer Persson talked about "Swedish domestic & International Politics: Past & Present"
By all accounts, the number of anti-Semitic incidences—including violent attacks on synagogues, businesses and individuals—has reached a postwar high across Europe. Official responses and those of community leaders have varied, as have explanations. Some point to the re-emergence of age-old European attitudes or populist political parties while others suggest a link to Europe’s changing demographic or a reflection of the unresolved Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Pavel Telička, an experienced European representative discussed the on-going negotiations for a new bilateral treaty between the EU and Cuba, including the most sensitive aspect of this diplomatic process: the issue of human rights and Cuban civil society.
On Oct. 8 - two day before Oct. 10th-World Day Against the Death Penalty, The Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, the College of Law,will welcome the European Consuls General in Miami, and FIU College of Law experts to discuss European and International Perspectives on Capital Punishment.
The 28 member states of the European Union have faced considerable challenges of late as hundreds of thousands of migrants flood the land and sea borders to enter Europe.A panel of journalists, filmmakers, and aid agencies look more closely at how this crisis is playing out on the shores and on the borders. With pressure shifting from the sea route to the land borders, are there lessons that Balkan nations can learn from their Italian and Greek counterparts?
Scholars from a variety of disciplines will analyse how the refugee crisis evolved, what the issues of concern are, and what can and should be done to produce sustainable solutions to the European refugee and migration crisis.
Lecture on "25 Years of Germany Unity - The 26th Anniversary of Germany's Reunification" by Hon. Jürgen Borsch, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany
Film screening: “Kosciuszko: A Man Before His Time”* \ Followed by Discussion with *Alex Storozynski*, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, award-winning author, director, and President Emeritus & Vice Chairman of the Board of The Kosciuszko Foundation
A panel of experts provided their views of what was accomplished and what was lost in the negotiationson the The UN Climate Change Conference (COP 21 / CMP 11) taking place in Paris November 30-December 11, 2015. Are the dire prognostications reasonable? And what are the next steps?