MFJMCE Lecture: Social Movements and Europe

Event information
Venue:FIU-MMC-SASC 351


Peter Funke, Political Science Associate Professor at USF, will detail the role of civil society organizations and social movements in Europe, highlighting how polarization over inequality, immigration etc. has spurred activism across the political spectrum. In view of the upcoming European elections, such activism is consequential, but also important in terms of how Europe is projected across the globe.


ImagePeter N. Funke is Associate Professor of Politics at the School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies at the University of South Florida, Tampa. He received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and his “Vordiplom” from the Freie Universität Berlin. His research focuses on social movements & contentions politics, capitalism & class, media & technology. Peter is the co-editor of The Great Refusal: Herbert Marcuse and Contemporary Social Movements (Temple University Press 2017), The New Global Politics: Global Social Movements in the 21st Century (Routledge 2017) and has published in various journals, including Globalization, New Media Society, Rethinking Marxism, Social Movement Studies, or Studies in Social Justice.

Moderator: Markus Thiel, Ph.D., Professor, Politics & International Relations; Director, Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, Florida International University


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This event is free and open to the public and all FIU students

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Sponsored and presented by The Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence

Co-sponsors : European & Eurasian Studies Program • Politics & International Relations • University of South Florida