2017-18 Participation and Democracy Series


In cooperation with academic departments and professional schools at the University of Pittsburgh, the European Union Center of Excellence/ European Studies Center sponsors academic and policy conferences covering a variety of topics.  Some of our past conferences have included collaborations with the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The Center for Legal Education, The University of Pittsburgh Medical School, and the University of Pittsburgh departments of Anthropology, Political Science, and History to name a few. 

Upcoming conferences hosted by the ESC:

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Virtual Roundtable: Germany’s Elections “What’s at Stake in 2017?”
Co-sponsored by German Deparment

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Lecture: “Looking Back at the German Elections,” Mona Krewel, Cornell University
Co-sponsored by History Department and DAAD

Monday, October 30, 2017
Colloquium: Populism in Europe and the U.S. 

Monday, November 6, 2017
Jean Monnet Lecture:  “Social Media and Political Engagement,” Yannis Theocharis, University of Groningen 

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Jean Monnet Lecture:  “Consistently Invisible? Women’s News Media Coverage during the European Elections, 1999-2014” Maarja Luhiste, Newcastle University

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Virtual Roundtable: “Elections in Italy: A Next Wave for Populists?” 
Co-sponsored by Dept. of French and Italian

Wednesday, March 29, 2018
Jean Monnet Lecture: “Climate Change and Protest,”  Stacy VanDeveer, University of Massachusettes, Boston

Thursday, February 8, 2018
Featured Speaker: Todd Gitlin, Columbia University, “Legacies of 1968”

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Virtual Roundtable: “May 1968 and the Legacies of Protest in France”