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The Blanka Rosenstiel Lecture Series on Poland Conference: “100 Years Independent Poland and Centuries of Polish-American Relations” by Ambassador Piotr Wilczek
‘May 1968’ is synonymous with the unrest that unfolded in Paris and beyond between students, trade unions, the police and the government over four long weeks. The events culminated in parliamentary elections later that summer, in which the Gaullists won an even bigger majority than they had previously held, and the resignation of President De Gaulle the following year and his replacement by another Gaullist leader.
How are European cities employing strategies for resiliency in the face of climate change? What are the considerations in governance of education and housing to promote social justice? How is technology being employed to create Smart cities with better transportation networks and energy grids? And how have European cities built networks within the European Union to share best practices and fund urban redevelopment?
Amb. Caroline Vicini, Deputy Head, Delegation of the European Union to the United States was the keynote speaker of the two-day EU conference on Feb. 12-13. She will present: "EU Security Policy in a Transatlantic Context and Beyond”
Did you know that the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive sets rules for the EU to achieve a target of 20% renewables for final energy consumption by 2020? And that EU member states have already agreed on a new renewable energy target of at least 27% of final energy consumption in the EU as a whole by 2030? At the same time, the European Commission has set goals for a clean energy transition that mark a major step towards the creation of a European Energy Union.
Catalonia declares independence from Spain. Northern Italian regions vote on increasing autonomy from Rome. And these are just the latest secessionist and independence movements making news in Europe. Our panel of experts discussed nationalism and secessionism and potential implications for the European Union.
Conversations on Europe: "European Integration Through Study Abroad?30 Years of the Erasmus Program"
What is the power of study abroad for forging new identities? We looked at the EU’s billion-dollar student and scholar exchange program called ERASMUS, which has reshaped higher education in Europe. With what results? How successful has the program been for the Europeanization of Europe’s college-aged youth? And what impact will Brexit have on the program?
Lecture on "Estonia’s Presidency of the EU- priorities and challenges" by H.E. Lauri Lepik, Ambassador to the Republic of Estonia to the United States of America
Panel-roundtable on "Refugee Integration in Germany & Beyond" with Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany and FIU experts.
EU Jean Monnet Project Workshop-Luncheon: Health and Innovation: “Nanotechnology for medicine - Initiatives and Perspectives: a Comparison between Europe and the United States”