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Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Property Rights: A Major Driver in EU/US Differences in Drilling for Shale Gas, and a Relatively Unexplored Factor Underlying Broader EU/US Environmental Policy
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Bernard Goldstein, Professor Emeritus, Graduate School of Public Health
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence
Contact:
Lunch reserved for pre-registered participants, to register please click on the website below.
Contact Email:
europeanstudies@pitt.edu

As a follow-up to research undertaken as a part of EU-GLOBAL, an EU-funded International Researcher and Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES) Grant Pitt received along with four partners in the U.S. and Europe, Dr. Bernard Goldstein, Professor Emeritus and former Dean of the Graduate School of Public Health, will present his work on the method of shale gas extraction known as “fracking”.

Dr. Goldstein will present a manuscript summarizing studies performed while a visiting professor at the University of Cologne Department of Political Science and European Affairs. While initially focusing on the role of property rights in the differing rate of shale gas development, he found evidence of increasing and broadening concern among the US conservatives, but not the EU right wing, that environmental sustainability and related issues are an attack on US property rights, and that this emerging difference is likely to further heighten EU/US disparities on environmental issues. He will also present preliminary evidence that there are EU/US differences in the formation and role of boundary organizations, such as the Center for Sustainable Shale Development.

The paper is now available for download here: http://tinyurl.com/jlc89qm. Dr. John Keeler, Dean of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, will offer remarks and moderate the question and answer session.

Lunch will be available for pre-registered attendees. Please register by noon February 10, 2016 at: http://tinyurl.com/z5bznaw.

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Bridging Israel and Turkey: Turkish Jews and the Concept of 'Home'
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Presenter:
Marcy Brink-Danan
Location:
Third Floor - Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence along with Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences, Turkish Nationality Room Committee, Israel Heritage Room Committee, Pitt Jewish Studies Program, Nationality Rooms, Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, Hillel and Turkish American Student Association
Contact Email:
jsp@pitt.edu

Marcy Brink-Danan is a professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Hebrew University. She is the author of Jewish Life in 21st Century Turkey: The Other Side of Tolerance (Indiana University Press, 2011). Brink-Danan examines what it means for Jews to live as a tolerated minority in contemporary İstanbul. The overall schedule for the event is listed below:

6:00 PM - Tours of Israel Heritage Room and Turkish Nationality Room
7:00 PM (324 CL) - Lecture with Marcy Brink-Danan
8:30 PM - Refreshments and Reception

Advance Registration is Recommended but not Required
The event is FREE and OPEN to the public

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Lawyers in Diplomacy and Business
Time:
12:30 pm
Presenter:
Jurcek Zmauc
Location:
Barco Law Building, Room 113
Announced by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies and European Studies Center on behalf of Center for International Legal Education and University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Jurcek Zmauc is the President of the Slovenian American Business Association and is a Secretary of the Office for Slovenes Abroad of the Republic of Slovenia. A native of Maribor, Slovenia, he received degrees in law from the University of Maribor and from the University of Ljubljana. His career has included service as the Republic of Slovenia’s Counsel General in Austria and as its Counsel General in Cleveland, Ohio, and as the Deputy Minister and Director of the Division of Southeast Europe of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia. In ad-dition to his government service, Mr. Zmauc has taught civil and international business law at the University of Maribor, and has served as Director of its Center for International Cooperation.

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Beyond the King's Eye
Observing Comets in the Age of Versailles
Time:
6:00 pm
Presenter:
Claire Goldstein
Location:
Carnegie Museum of Art Theater
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of

Claire Goldstein is Associate Professor in the Department of French & Italian at the University of California Davis. Her book, Vaux & Versailles: The Appropriations, Erasures and Accidents that Made Modern France, appeared in 2008 with the University of Pennsylvania Press. She is currently at work on a book manuscript entitled Comets in the Sun King’s Cosmos. Circulation and Epistemology in Early Modern France. This project examines how the last comets before Halley’s organize curiosity, scrutiny, resistance, and doubt regarding the epistemological status of observation, and crystalize alternative (non-official, sometimes contestatory) networks in which information and texts circulate.

Monday, January 25th, 2016 to Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Europe Day Contest
Time:
8:00 am to 11:59 pm
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence
Contact:
Kathy Ayers
Contact Phone:
412-624-3503
Contact Email:
kma69@pitt.edu

The European Studies Center's Europe Day Contest is a multimedia contest for students in grades K-12. Students participating in the Europe Day Contest can submit projects using different forms of media related to each year's theme as an individual participant or as a member of a group of two to four students based on the type of project. Selected student winners will be awarded prizes and the opportunity to display their work at the first annual Europe Day Festival on Saturday, May 7, 2016 on the University of Pittsburgh campus.

For more information please visit the European Studies Center's Europe Day Contest website or contact Kathy Ayers, Outreach Coordinator.

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

What is Achilles? What is Achilles not?
Time:
4:00 pm
Presenter:
Edwin D. Floyd
Location:
208B Cathedral of Learning
Announced by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence on behalf of Department of Classics

No more than with the famous passage from Pindar, Pythian 8.95 (alluded to in the two questions in this lecture's title) can the Iliad be definitively and simply explicated. Picking up, however, from Melanippedes, another fifth century BCE lyric poet, this presentation investigates the idea that, as Scholion on Il 13.350 which cites Melanippedes says, "Thetis was pregnant by Zeus when she was given in marriage to Peleus because of the remarks of Prometheus or Themis."

Any such scenario is kept under wraps in the Iliad, but it nevertheless pervades the whole poem, starting with its first word. Watkins' now well-known observation that mênis is used in archaic Greek epic poetry only of divinities (15 times) and of Achilles (4 times) becomes simpler if we view Achilles as being even more divine than one regularly imagines.

Superficially, the reference to Achilles as "son of Peleus," within line 1 itself, might seem to undercut any putative divine resonance in mênin; however, a comparably complex pattern is paralleled elsewhere in the Iliad, as for example at 16. 173-178, where Menesthios is referred to actually the son of the river-god Spercheios though in name (epiklesin) he was the son of Boros, who married his mother Polydora.

International Career Toolkit Series
Careers with Social Impact
Time:
3:00 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
Contact:
Elaine Linn
Contact Email:
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International Career Toolkit Series: Careers with Social Impact
Presenters: Adriana LaMonte, Manager of Strategic Programs and Global Affairs of L’Hopital Albert Schweitzer (Haiti); Dawn Brubaker, Lead Service Coordinator and Trainer for the Refugee and Immigrant Department of Jewish Family and Children’s Services; Kheir Mugwaneza, Director of the Refugee Resettlement Program at Northern Area Multi Service Center.

In the fifth installment of our International Career Toolkit Series, we will discuss careers with social impact in the U.S. and abroad. Our three guests will discuss options for career choices for students interested in working with refugees, immigrants, the poor, and other marginalized populations across the globe.

Join us to learn how to embark on careers in social impact!

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Conversations on Europe: The Rise of the Right: Comparing the American and European Political Landscapes
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence
Contact:
Allyson Delnore
Contact Email:
adelnore@pitt.edu

This month’s session of our Conversation on Europe series will be devoted to the recent social movements and electoral dynamics within both the U.S. and Europe that reflect a rise in populist and right wing movements. Polarizing figures like Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen have grabbed headlines on both sides of the Atlantic, attracted enthusiastic crowds at public rallies, and prompted a great deal of liberal hand-wringing in social media forums. How electorally significant are these individuals and movements? What accounts for their rise in popularity? Our panel of experts will debate these issues and others.

Panelists include:

Lenka Bustikova, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Arizona State University

Jae-Jae Spoon, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of North Texas

Benjamin Haddad, Research Fellow, Hudson Institute

Helga Druxes, Proferssor of German, Williams College

Audience participation is welcome. For more information or to participate remotely, contact adelnore@pitt.edu.

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

The Tucci-Cornetti Lecture: "Writ in Water: Poetry on Paper in Medieval Italy"
Time:
6:00 pm
Presenter:
Prof. Karla Mallette
Location:
602 Cathedral of Learning (Humanities Center)
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence along with Department of French and Italian, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and and Humanities Center
Contact:
Lina Insana
Contact Email:
insana@pitt.edu

On Thursday, January 14, 2016, Professor Mallette will deliver the Italian Program’s annual Tucci-Cornetti Lecture at 6pm in 602 CL (Humanities Center) .

“Writ in Water: Poetry on Paper in Medieval Italy”

The technology of papermaking took off in Italy following the fourth crusade, at the beginning of the thirteenth century. By the fourteenth century, Italian paper was abundant and cheap, and Italian papermakers soon dominated the paper industry across the Mediterranean, displacing parchment as writing material. This talk studies the impact that Italian paper had on the writers who used it – historians, storytellers, and especially poets – in late medieval Italy. How did great authors like Dante and Petrarch respond to the new technology? “Writ in Water” describes writers’ reactions to the introduction of the new medium, and how it transformed the writer’s craft.

Friday, December 11th, 2015

Conversations on Europe: The Climate for Climate Change Negotiations
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Location:
4209 Posvar
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence
Contact:
Allyson Delnore
Contact Email:
adelnore@pitt.edu

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP 21 / CMP 11) taking place in Paris November 30-December 11, 2015 seeks to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2⁰C. This will not be an easy goal to reach, as many scientists say the gases we have already emitted into the atmosphere will inevitably lead to a 2 degree increase. Expectations are high on all sides – with optimists and pessimists alike touting this as our last chance to avert catastrophe. This month’s session of our Conversations on Europe series of virtual roundtables will assemble a panel of experts to provide their views of what was accomplished and what was lost in the negotiations. Are the dire prognostications reasonable? And what are the next steps? Audience participation is encouraged. For more information or to participate remotely, contact adelnore@pitt.edu.

Audience participation is encouraged. For more information or to participate remotely, contact adelnore@pitt.edu.

Panelists Include:

Michaël Aklin, Assistant Professor, Political Science

Wil Burns, Co-Executive Director, Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, American University

Thomas Pellerin-Carlin, Research Fellow, European Energy Policy, Jacques Delors Institute

Leah Stokes, Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara

Friday, December 4th, 2015

International Career Toolkit Series: Teaching English Abroad
Time:
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center, Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence, Global Studies Center, Nationality Rooms and Study Abroad Office

ALL MAJORS WELCOME!

In the fourth installment of our International Career Toolkit Series, we will discuss teaching English abroad and how to prepare for it. Teaching English abroad in public schools, private, schools, universities, and private companies is a great way to immerse yourself in different cultures while gaining valuable experience that will make you stand out when applying to graduate school or jobs. You do not need to be an English or Education major to teach English abroad! Our panelists include invited guests: Pitt alum and current graduate student Crystal Christophe who taught English in South Korea and Oman; Lee Ann Bryan of the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council who taught English at a private school in Slovakia, and in Pittsburgh through Literacy AmeriCorps; Pitt student Michelle Grant who taught English in Spain; and others! Come hear their stories and get ready to teach abroad!

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Can the European Union Survive its Challenges?
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Ignasi Guardans
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence
Contact Email:
europeanstudies@pitt.edu

The European Treaties were drafted for a navigation in good weather conditions, not for what we are living through. This simple image summarizes a general perception in Europe: financial tensions among members, dramatic security threats, immigration out of control, nationalism, Brexit... Are those only huge political concerns, or existential challenges for the EU? Is the European Project in danger?

Ignasi Guardans has worked in international relations for over 25 years, notably serving as a Member of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2006. Guardans also worked as the Director for Public Affairs and Member Relations for the European Broadcasting Union. In the media, Guardans is a regular contributor to the following major Spanish newspapers such as La Vanguardia, El País, and El Periódico de Catalunya.

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Transatlantic Business: A Changing Environment
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:15 pm
Presenter:
Ignasi Guardans
Location:
K&L Gates Center, 210 Sixth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222-2613
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence along with K&L Gates, Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy and German American Chambers of Commerce

Please join K&L Gates and co-sponsors, the Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy, the University of Pittsburgh European Studies Center, and the German American Chambers of Commerce as former European Parliament member and current Brussels K&L Gates partner, Ignasi Guardans discusses the state of U.S. and EU economic and commercial ties. The likely impact of the pending Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) negotiations on economic growth, trade and consumer privacy also will be addressed. More than thirteen million jobs currently are supported by transatlantic trade and investment and the future possibilities are significant but rapidly changing.

Social Welfare Reform in Italy: A Revolution in the Making
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Carmine Clemente
Location:
4217 Posvar
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence

Welfare systems are going through a process of major change. These changes risk undermining the very nature of and philosophy behind the welfare systems of all developed countries. Every country has developed a specific social security system linked to its economic system. Recent important changes have reopened the debate about the classification of welfare regimes and researchers have explored the differences between the philosophies undergirding policies throughout Europe. In most of the European countries, policy-making has followed autonomous and independent paths. These processes have produced heterogeneous regional welfare systems, relative to the policies (health, social security, elderly, etc.) and to the territories specific to that region. In Italy, a cross-sectional analysis of regional systems shows that there is differentiation in governance models not only between regions, but also at the regional level. The presentation will focus on the relative reform proposed by the Italian Parliament in October 2015 and its potential implications on economic and social policies more broadly.

High School Model European Union
Time:
8:30 am
Location:
Twentieth Century Club
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center
Contact:
Kathleen Ayers, ESC Outreach Coordinator
Contact Phone:
(412) 624-3503
Contact Email:
kma69@pitt.edu

The high school Model European Union is an annual event that gives students a chance to learn about the workings of the European Union through preparation for and participation in a hands-on daylong simulation. Playing the roles of presidents and prime ministers, students spend a day engaged in intense negotiations over conflicting issues about the EU. Model EU enhances students’ understanding of the issues and challenges facing the 28 member nations of the EU. Awards are given to the most effective delegations and best individual position papers.

Friday, November 20th, 2015

International Career Toolkit Series: Careers in Communications and Expression
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Sarah Horowitz, Eric Reidy, Kristofer Collins, Lindsay Krasnoff
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free

Our third installment of our International Toolkit Series is for you if you are interested in exploring careers in journalism/communications, or writing. Invited guests include 3 Pitt alums—Sarah Horowitz (BA, Political Science/Communication ‘08), an account executive for a public relations firm where she manages accounts for technology and cybersecurity companies; Eric Reidy ((BPhil, History/International Area Studies ‘12), a Tunisia-based freelance political journalist; poet Kristofer Collins (Religious Studies ‘96), Books Editor at Pittsburgh Magazine and publisher at Low Ghost Press, and Lindsay Krasnoff, Communications Director for Salon Media Group.

International Trade and Global Competitiveness: The US, China, and European Industry
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Presenter:
Wolfgang Niedermark
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, European Studies Center, Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence and International Business Center
Contact:
Lizz Schellin
Contact Email:
eds35@pitt.edu

Germany has retained its industrial base. The U.S. is now reinvigorating manufacturing. China is experiencing an economic slowdown, after years of rapid growth. Herr Nidermark will discuss how this will impact Europe and North America. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to Lizz Schellin (eds35@pitt.edu).

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Conversation on Europe
Rescue & Prevent: Responses to Europe’s Migration Crisis
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Ron Linden
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence
Contact:
Kathy Ayers
Contact Email:
kma69@pitt.edu

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. It is clear that the members do not all agree on how to handle the crisis. But the movement of people continues unabated. And with no end in sight to the conflicts that prompt many people to make their way to Europe at any cost, it is likely to continue for some time. With this installment of our virtual roundtable series, Conversations on Europe, we have assembled a panel of journalists, filmmakers, and aid agencies to 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? How are aid agencies responding?

Panelists include:

Joanna Kakissis, Foreign Correspondent for National Public Radio. She has also written for Time magazine, Foreign Policy, and the New York Times.

Andrea Segre, Sociologist and Documentary Filmmaker. He is the director of the film Closed Sea/Mare Chiuso.

Martin Xuereb, Director of Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS). Founded in 2013, MOAS is a humanitarian search and rescue operation assisting vessels in distress in the Mediterranean Sea.

Center Director Ron Linden will moderate. Audience and school participation (both at Pitt and via remote connection) is welcome. To join remotely, please contact kma69@pitt.edu.

Monday, November 16th, 2015 to Friday, November 20th, 2015

International Week
Time:
(All day)
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center, Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence, Global Studies Center, International Week, Nationality Rooms and Study Abroad Office along with Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies

International Education Week is celebrated at Pitt and campuses across the country for one week, from November 17-21, 2014. The week is an opportunity for you to experience a new culture, open your mind to a new perspective of the world, or to simply savor a new taste. In short, this is the one week of the year that is jam-packed with activities to open your senses to the world.

Check out the activities planned for each day of the week at www.internationalweek.pitt.edu

Friday, November 13th, 2015

ERASMUS+ Drop-In Session
Time:
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Presenter:
Anthony Zito
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence

During this session Professor Zito will be available to discuss the range of opportunities available to Pitt people and institutions under the EU’s Erasmus+ program for student and faculty mobility to Newcastle and Great Britain. He will also discuss the recently signed exchange agreement between Pitt and Newcastle University.

The Determinant of Female Participation in Labor Market(s) in EU Countries
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Raffaella Patimo, Italian Fulbright Distinguished Chair at University of Pittsburgh, Professor of Economics, University of Bari, Italy
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence
Contact Email:
europeanstudies@pitt.edu

The EU has devoted much attention to the issue of employment, especially to female employment. For example in 1997, The European Employment Strategy (EES) aimed to increase employment levels to evaluate the strategy’s results through an interpretation known as gender mainstreaming. In 2000, the Lisbon European Council set up quantitative parameters for female employment, such as a European average employment rate of over 60% to be achieved by 2010. In addition, many countries adopted restrictive policies to cope with the new and long economic crisis and shrank their list of priorities, much to the detriment of female employment promotion. In 2010, reformulating the strategy for the next decade (2020) did not include a true reference to the promotion of women's participation, as if the problem had been solved. But, the data do not show this picture. The talk will give a picture of the EU labor market(s) with a focus on female activity rates and Greece, Spain, Italy and Portugal. It will analyze the macro-determinants of female labor force participation in the last 3 decades and dwell on the relation of demographic, socio-economic and institutional determinants with female activity rates. The conclusions reveal that there is much more at stake, despite a strong relation of those main determinants with female participation rates. We argue it is a cultural bias, difficult to spot, measure and change.

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Pittsburgh's World Language Connection
Time:
8:00 am
Location:
Fox Chapel Area High School
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and International Business Center along with School of Education, Global Solution Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association (PSMLA)
Cost:
$50.00
Contact:
Veronica Dristas
Contact Phone:
412-624-2918
Contact Email:
dristas@pitt.edu

Please join us for a special day just for world language teachers, ESL teachers, social studies teachers, and administrators.

Highlights include the following:
-FREE curricular and instructional materials for teachers from the University of Pittsburgh's International Outreach Coordinators
-International enrichment programs for students here in Pittsburgh
-Information on the new Global Scholars Program from PSMLA
-Opportunities for international service-learning trips
-Exploration of a global citizenship curriculum

Schedule for the Day:
8:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
9:00 AM Welcome & Keynote Address
9:45 AM Session I
10:45 AM Session II
11:45 AM Session III
12:30 PM Catered Lunch & Table Talks
1:30 PM Debriefing & Next Steps
2:00 PM Wrap Up

Please mail completed registration form and a $50 check made payable to Fox Chapel Area School District by Monday, November 2, 2015.

Fox Chapel Area High School
611 Field Club Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
(412) 967-2430

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

The Mitzvah Project: A One-Person Holocaust Drama
Time:
7:00 pm
Presenter:
Roger Grunwald
Location:
Studio Theatre, B-72 Cathedral of Learning
Announced by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence on behalf of

The Mitzvah Project is a combination of theater, history lesson and conversation in which actor and child of survivor, Roger Grunwald, explores one of the most shocking aspects of the Jewish experience during the Second World War. Through the story of Christoph Rosenberg, a German half-Jew, the one-person drama — created with director and co-author Annie McGreevey — reveals the surprising history of tens of thousands of German men known as "mischlinge" — the derogatory term the Nazis used to characterize those descended from one or two Jewish grandparents — who served in Hitler's army. Grunwald's lecture delves deeper into the history that produced these mischling-soldiers — men who were the product of two centuries of German-Jewish assimilation, intermarriage, conversion and the striving of a people committed to calling the German Fatherland their home. After the lecture, Mr. Grunwald leads a discussion with the audience.

Affective Atmospheres and Domestic Violence
Time:
4:00 pm
Presenter:
Lucas Gottzén, Associate Professor, Linköping University
Location:
1228 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence along with Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program
Contact Email:
gsws@pitt.edu

Drawing on data from two qualitative studies on masculinity and domestic violence in Sweden, this lecture will address the relation between space, affect, and violence.

Current Issues in Politics Discussion Series
Politics of the European Union: the Greek Bailout
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Posvar 4500
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence along with and Department of Political Science

Come join us for an informal discussion about current issues related to European Union politics. In this first session, Dr. Despina Alexiadou of the Department of Political Science will moderate and offer a perspective on the Greek debt and the European response. Light refreshments will be provided.

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Pitt Model United Nations 2015
Time:
(All day)
Location:
William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and International Business Center along with Pitt Model United Nations Club and Global Solutions Pittsburgh
Contact:
Gina Peirce
Contact Phone:
412-648-2290
Contact Email:
gbpeirce@pitt.edu

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Department of French and Italian's 50th Anniversary Social Reception
Time:
7:00 pm
Location:
University Club
Announced by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence on behalf of Department of French and Italian
Cost:
RSVP to frit50@pitt.edu by September 30, 2015, with your name, graduation year, and current address.
Contact Email:
frit50@pitt.edu

French and Italian Languages and Literatures is celebrating its 50th anniversary during calendar year 2015. As important figures in the department’s past, present, and future, they invite you to join the celebration!
Join the Department at the 50th anniversary social reception in the University Club Ballroom to reconnect with classmates and faculty. RSVP to frit50@pitt.edu by September 30, 2015, with your name, graduation year, and current address.

Thursday, October 29th, 2015 to Friday, October 30th, 2015

French and Italian 50th Anniversary: History and its Discontents
Time:
(All day)
Location:
602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence along with Department of French and Italian, Department of History and University of Pittsburgh School of Law

The Department of French & Italian Languages and Literatures will hold a conference on Thursday, October 29 and Friday, October 30, 2015: “History and its Discontents: Commemoration in Italy and the Francophone World.” On this occasion we will welcome an exciting slate of visitors to campus to reflect on the dates, places, discourses, and mechanisms of commemoration in the French, Francophone, and Italian cultures; distinguished scholars from a range of institutions and specializing in a stimulating array of topics and periods will be joined in conversation by our Pitt faculty colleagues in French & Italian and beyond.

Martin Munro (Florida State University, French) will deliver the keynote address, with Vivian Curran (Pitt, School of Law), Massimo Riva (Brown, Italian Studies), Debarati Sanyal (Berkeley, French), Carol Symes (Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, French/History/Theater), and Laura Wittman (Stanford, French & Italian) presenting their work in plenary sessions. Finally, Ruth Ben-Ghiat (NYU, Italian/History) has agreed to present her new book Fascist Italy’s Empire Cinema in a special session. We hope through this conference to make visible the importance of humanistic inquiry in our understanding, commemoration, and narrativization of the natural and historical events that shape our world.

This event is also sponsored by the European Union Center of Excellence, the Department of French and Italian, and a grant from the Dietrich School Faculty Research and Scholarship Program. For more information contact Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski at renatebk80@gmail.com.

Date:
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 5:00pm to Friday, October 30, 2015 - 6:00pm

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

French Immersion: Samedi de Rire
Time:
8:30 am to 1:30 pm
Presenter:
Jean-Louis Dassier and Myriam Gau
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with American Association of Teachers of French in Western PA and Allegheny Intermediate Unit
Cost:
$20.00
Contact:
Kathy Ayers
Contact Email:
kma69@pitt.edu

Qu’est ce qui a fait rire Jean Louis Dassier et Myriam Gau depuis qu’ils sont petits? Venez découvrir le rire en France vue par ces deux animateurs dynamiques.

French Immersion Institutes are designed for French instructors as well as advanced level college students to broaden their cultural understanding of current events and international studies regarding French-speaking countries, to strengthen their French listening and speaking skills, and to share strategies for the teaching of French language and culture. ACT 48 credit is available. Lunch and a continental breakfast will be served. Advanced registration is required.

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Virgil's Mars and the Crafting of Roman Identity
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Lee Fratantuono, Ohio Wesleyan University
Location:
208A Cathedral of Learning
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of

The Roman god of war plays a subtle and important role in the narrative of Virgil's Aeneid. Through the course of his epic, Virgil employs the father of Romulus and the Roman people as a key divine figure in his unfolding of the death of the old Troy and the advent of Rome. Through the course of his epic, Virgil employs the father of Romulus and the Roman people as a key divine figure in his unfolding of the death of the old Troy and the advent of Rome.

Dr. Fratantuono specializes in Latin poetry, imperial Greek verse and Roman history. Among his numerous publications are his recent books Madness Transformed: A Reading of Ovid's Matamorphoses (2011); Madness Triumphant: A Reading of Lucan's Pharsalis (2012); and A Reading of Lucretius's De Rerum Natura (2015).

All are welcome to attend!

Urban Renewal in Europe: Is Renewing Deprived Areas of European Cities a European Matter?
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Presenter:
Aisling Healy, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor in Political Science at the University of Jean Monnet
Location:
University of Pittsburgh Center for Social and Urban Research – 3343 Forbes Avenue (across from Magee Women’s Hospital)
Announced by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center on behalf of University of Pittsburgh Center for Social and Urban Research
Contact Email:
SWPA@pitt.edu

In the 1990's, European Institutions progressively got involved in some urban renewal projects linked to deprived neighborhoods of European cities. But they also since then seem to have given up their ambition to set up a proper urban community policy. Although European programs dedicated to cities remain far from representing the most important of European policies, we'll show that the interventions of European institutions in that realm have had different impacts on renewal policies in Europe.

RSVP: SWPA@pitt.edu or on line at http://ucsur.pitt.edu/events/brown-bag-seminar/aisling-healy-ph-d/

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

War and Wine: Archaeological Contributions to Ancient Greek Military History
Time:
4:00 pm
Presenter:
Mark Lawall, University of Manitoba
Location:
216 Cathedral of Learning
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of

Ancient armies traveled with wine transported in amphorae. The remains of these amphorae can often shed light on processes and impacts of military provisioning as well as on the narrative and impacts of particular battles and wars. For example, the Roman general Manlius Vulso rapaciously crisscrossed Anatolia in the early 2nd BC ending up at Gordion. A large number of amphorae have been found at that site just a the period of his arrival. These, most likely, indicate both the source and path of his supply lines. Studyo f the amphorae found at sites related to events of this and other wars shed light on both the narrative of conflict itself and the war's aftermath.

Mark Lawall is a Professor in the Department of Classics at the University of Manitoba. His interests include Greek Archaeology, Ancient Economic History, Transport Amphoras, Maritime Archaeology, Athens, Ephesos, Gordion, and Troy.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

European Cities and the EU: The Emergence of a Community Urban Policy
The Emergence of a Community Urban Policy
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Aisling Healy, Université Jean Monnet Saint-Étienne, France
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence
Contact Email:
europeanstudies@pitt.edu

Two-thirds of European inhabitants live in a city. Europe’s cities are the political, economic, and cultural core of European life and activity. As a result, urban public policies are shaped not only by local but also heavily by national and European decisions. As cities are not directly represented in Brussels in a dedicated assembly, they have been claiming to be recognized as major actors of the European decision-making process since the end of the 1980’s. This lecture will focus on the way local authorities, notably municipalities, have progressively accessed Brussels’ arena, and in return on the effects of community urban programs on local political agendas.

This presentation will be an opportunity to question how and to what extent European institutions have taken into account the will of most European cities to become admitted central actors not only regarding urban matters but also economic matters, sustainable development matters, if not immigration matters… Have the European institutions agreed on meeting with cities and their representatives? Has the lobbying of cities been successful in terms of them becoming major interlocutors of the European Union on any topic related to urban issues? Has a community policy dedicated to cities been launched and implemented? If yes, is it linked to regional policies or has it gained autonomy? Audience discussion will be encouraged.

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Conversations on Europe - Europe’s Jews: Past, Present, and Future?
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence
Contact:
Kathy Ayers
Contact Email:
kma69@pitt.edu

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. This Conversation will explore the current situation of Jewish communities in light of Europe’s past and with a view toward the future. Center Director Ron Linden will moderate.

Panelists include: Gunther Jikeli of Indiana University, author of Muslim Antisemitism in Europe; Ben Judah, author and journalist, who has written on Britain’s Jews for Politico and Tablet; Andrew Srulevitch, Director of European Affairs and Assistant Director of International Affairs for the Anti-Defamation League; and David Weinberg, Professor Emeritus, Wayne State University and author of Recovering a Voice: West European Jewish Communities after the Holocaust.

Audience and school participation (both at Pitt and via remote connection) is welcome. To join remotely, please contact kma69@pitt.edu.

Monday, October 19th, 2015

From Jewish to Black: The Strange Career of the Word Ghetto
Time:
4:00 pm
Presenter:
Daniel B. Schwartz, George Washington University
Location:
602 Cathedral of Learning
Announced by:
Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence and European Union Studies Association on behalf of Pitt Jewish Studies Program and Humanities Center
Contact Email:
jsp@pitt.edu

The term ghetto is among the most fraught and freighted in the vocabulary of Jewish culture and history. Indeed, it has not only featured prominently in virtually all the major developments of modern Jewish history, from emancipation to antisemitism, from urbanization to suburbanization, and from mass migration to mass murder. The "ghetto" has been fundamental to very definition and constitution of Jewish modernity. For all this explosion of "ghetto-talk," the term has arguably become central to the collective history and identity of only one other people beyond Jews, namely African Americans. Ultimately, the story of the term's migration from Jewish to black concerns more than simply the changing nuance of a particular word. The transference of the ghetto was a semantic as much as a socioeconomic historical development, and indeed was understood as such.

Sponsored by: Jewish Studies Program

Co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies, Department of History, Carnegie Mellon Department of History, and Humanities Center.

For more information, contact, jsp@pitt.edu

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Reunification for Everybody? Minoritarian Perspectives on German Reunification
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Priscilla Layne, Assistant Professor of German, University of North Carolina
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence along with The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

Dr. Pricilla Layne is the co-editor of the book Rebellion and Revolution: Defiance in German Language, History, and Art (2010). In this talk, she will take a look back at German reunification and consider its effects on minorities. How did minoritarian Germans feel excluded from the celebrations? How were minorities used to incite public fears? How did minoritarian artists respond to the physical and epistemic violence? And how has the notion of a German identity become more inclusive twenty-five years later?

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

“Spaces of Migration and Aesthetics of Mobility: Bidonvilles in the Francophone Mediterranean Imagination”
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Professor Katarzyna Pierpzak, Department of French and Comparative Literature, Williams College
Location:
602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence and European Union Studies Association along with Department of French and Italian

The French term, bidonville, used throughout the Francophone Mediterranean to designate informal settlements and shantytowns, originated in Casablanca in the 1920s when migrant laborers set up encampments around the Carlotti and Central Quarries. From the very outset, the term referenced the materials of large-scale industrial production and its accompanying conditions of clandestine labor and migration. In this presentation, Pieprzak will explore both the history and imagination of these spaces of migration – from the writings of French colonial-era urban planners, to Fanon’s political theory of revolution, to contemporary Moroccan

literature that has turned its gaze on the bidonville as a contemporary condition of poverty. Drawing on theoretical work on “perceptual enclosure” (Sekyi-Otu) and “conditions of appearance” (Gordon), Pieprzak seeks to understand how an aesthetics of immobility has emerged in response to the dynamics of movement, crossing and ambivalence present in ordinary neighborhood life, and the role this aesthetics plays in the articulation of possibilities of self-constitution, self-revision and political agency.

This presentation is part of Mediterranean Metageographies, a series of events in AY 2015-2016 organized around the French and Italian Department’s fall (Mediterranean Studies) and spring (Sicily: How To Do Things With Islands) graduate seminars. For a full description of the events planned, please see the “About” tab of the series website: https://fritmedseries.wordpress.com/about.

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Conversations on Teaching Europe
Teaching the Migrant Crisis in Europe Through Primary & Secondary Sources or Personal Narratives
Time:
3:30 pm
Location:
Posvar Hall 4217
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence
Contact:
Kathy Ayers, EUCE/ESC Outreach Coordinator
Contact Phone:
412-624-3503
Contact Email:
kma69@pitt.edu

You are invited to join us for the European Studies Center’s first Conversations on Teaching Europe webinar on Tuesday, October 13th from 3:30 – 5:00 PM EDT.

For the ESC's first installment of Conversations on Teaching Europe, we will connect experts and local K-12 teachers via videoconference to discuss strategies and techniques that infuse information about European cultures, people and history as well as contemporary issues into curricula. For this particular webinar, we will discuss, “Teaching the Migration Crisis in Europe through Primary & Secondary Sources or Personal Narratives.”

Presenters:
Dr. Bernard Hagerty, Professor of History, University of Pittsburgh
Mr. Marc DiSilvio, Social Studies Teacher, McGuffey High School
Ms. Mina Levenson, World Language Teacher, Pittsburgh Allderdice High School
Ms. Lauren Vales, Social Studies Teacher, North Hills High School

The deadline to register for this event has passed. For more information, please contact Kathy Ayers at kma69@pitt.edu.

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

WCCC Faculty Development Workshop on International Higher Education
Time:
9:00 am
Presenter:
James Jacob, Weiyan Xiong, Xi Wang, Jorge Delgado, Maureen Porter, Rachel Robinson
Location:
Westmoreland County Community College
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Westmoreland County Community College
Contact:
Gina Peirce
Contact Phone:
41-2648-2290
Contact Email:
gbpeirce@pitt.edu

Over the last two academic years, there have been students in our [WCCC] classrooms from over 40 different countries. Because we do not have large numbers of international students, it is sometimes easy to overlook their presence on campus. On October 6, faculty members from the University Center for International Studies at Pitt will provide unique insight into the life experiences of international students. They will discuss what is going on in different regions culturally, politically, and economically, explain how those factors impact students’ expectations, and provide the perspective of education professionals, your counterparts, from different countries. Please come prepared to explore higher education from an international perspective, to discuss how international students’ choice to study here enriches campus life and to share ideas about how we can best serve them.

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

Italian American Heritage Day
Time:
(All day)
Location:
Heinz History Center
Announced by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence on behalf of

Tu e la tua famiglia are cordially invited to commemorate your italianità at the History Center with a full day of interactive activities designed with K-12 students in mind. In honor of Italian Heritage Month, local community groups and museum staff will facilitate educational activities on every floor of the museum. Activities are conceived in a manner that will allow all members of the family to work together to learn about Italian American history and culture. Intergenerational participation is encouraged, so bring tua madre, tuo padre, tua nonna, tuo nonno, tua zia, tuo zio, e tutti i tuoi fratelli, sorelle e cugini. Children 17 & under get into the museum for free on Italian Heritage Day.

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Pizza and Politics: EU-GLOBAL Researchers Roundtable
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence
Contact Email:
europeanstudies@pitt.edu

The ESC is proud to be hosting three visiting researchers from Middle East Technical University as part of a multi-year grant funded by the European Union that encourages researcher mobility and inquiry into topics related to security and governance issues related to Europe, Turkey, and the Transatlantic relationship: EU-GLOBAL. In this workshop, these visiting graduate students will present their research related to these themes, with a focus on specific research questions, methods, and initial conclusions, with responses from Pitt faculty and alumni working in the field. Audience comments and questions welcomed and encouraged. Pizza will be provided.

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 to Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

2015 PaCIE Conference
Time:
(All day)
Sponsored by:
Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence and European Union Studies Association along with UCIS

The theme of the 2015 PaCIE Conference is Building Global Competence in International Education. This year’s theme embodies a significant part of PaCIE’s mission — to build and strengthen connections and collaborations among and between educational institutions, governmental bodies, businesses, and non-profit organizations throughout Pennsylvania. The conference will take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 1-3, 2015. Individuals representing a host of academic disciplines as well as areas of international education administration, government, business, and non-profit will be presenting.

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Finding Funding from the EU for your Research: Horizon 2020 Workshop
Time:
2:30 pm
Presenter:
BILAT USA 2.0
Location:
102 Benedum Hall - 3700 O'Hara St.
Sponsored by:
Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence and European Union Studies Association along with UCIS and BILAT USA 2.0
Contact:
Allyson Delnore
Contact Email:
adelnore@pitt.edu

The University Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, in cooperation with BILAT USA 2.0, is hosting this special workshop open to all researchers from any discipline on how to receive funding through Horizon 2020.
Horizon 2020 is the European Union’s €80 billion ($90 billion) research program.

This free afternoon workshop is will provide specific information useful for U.S. researchers and institutions that are interested in participating in Horizon 2020. Researchers from all fields are encouraged to attend, as the program has calls relevant to the social sciences, natural and biological sciences, physical and informational sciences, and the humanities. Pre-registration is requested.

Register: http://pitthorizon2020workshop.eventbrite.com

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Salvation Army
Film screening and discussion with author/director Abdellah Taïa
Time:
7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Presenter:
Abdellah Taïa
Location:
University of Pittsburgh, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center along with Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program, Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures, Department of Religious Studies, Film Studies Program and Humanities Center
Cost:
Free admission

Abdellah is a young gay man navigating the sexual, racial and political climate of Morocco. Growing up in a large family in a working-class neighborhood, Abdellah is caught between a distant father, an authoritarian mother, an older brother whom he adores and a handful of predatory older men, in a society that denies his homosexuality.

Salvation Army, the directorial debut for Abdellah Taïa – an acclaimed Moroccan and Arab writer – is adapted from his novel of the same name.

Discussion with the director after the screening.

In addition to the screening of Salvation Army on Tuesday, September 29, join us on Sunday, September 27 from 3-5 p.m. as Mr. Taïa reads from his novels.

East End Book Exchange,
4754 Liberty Avenue, Bloomfield.

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Conversations Sur l’Europe: La langue et l’identite dans le Monde Francophone
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Abdellah Taia
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence along with Department of French and Italian and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program
Contact Email:
europeanstudies@pitt.edu

Dans le monde francophone, quelles sont les relations entre l’identité linguistique, l’identité nationale, le sexe, et la sexualité?

Prenez part à notre vidéoconférence pour répondre à cette question avec un panel d’experts:

Abdellah Taïa, écrivain marocain d’expression française
Denis Provencher, professeur de français et de la communication interculturelle à l’Université de Maryland Baltimore County
Nadia Fadil, professeur au Centre de recherches sociologiques, KU Leuven

Animée par Jeanette Jouili, professeur d’études religieuses à l’Université de Pittsburgh

Cette conversation sera entièrement en français!

En coopération avec nos partenaires aux Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program, and the Department of French & Italian at the University of Pittsburgh ; European Union Centers at Florida International University and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne ; and the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Cette conférence a été rendue possible grâce à l'appui généreux de la Commission Européenne.

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Globalizing the Future: Conference on Contemporary Russia and Ukraine
Infusing International Perspectives Across the Curriculum
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
Andrew Konitzer, Serhiy Kudelia, Andrei Tsygankov, Sean Guillory
Location:
Clayton State University, Atlanta, GA
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Nine College and University International Studies Consortium of Georgia
Contact:
Gina Peirce
Contact Phone:
412-648-2290
Contact Email:
gbpeirce@pitt.edu

Professional development workshop for faculty of the Nine College and University International Studies Consortium of Georgia, addressing political and economic aspects of the current Russia-Ukraine conflict and how this material could be introduced into undergraduate classrooms.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

“Dealing with Old and New Security Threats and Challenges in the Mediterranean Region”
Time:
3:30 pm
Presenter:
Professor Payatonis Tsakonas
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence
Contact Email:
europeanstudies@pitt.edu

Professor Tsakonas from the University of the Aegean will present an overall illustration of the current --and potential-- threats, risks and challenges to the Mediterranean region’s stability. Particular emphasis will be placed on the role(s) of the European Union and NATO in both long-standing and new inter-state conflicts in the Eastern Mediterranean. What, if any, is the impact that NATO and the EU have had –and may have—on conflict resolution in this region?

World in Motion: MediterraneanRefugee Crisis
Time:
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Presenter:
Astrid Ziebarth, Migration Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States in Berlin and Professor Heaven Crawley, Chair in International Migration at Coventry University, UK
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
412-648-5085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

The Global Studies Center invites you to join the discussion of the ongoing refugee crisis around the Mediterranean. Our guest experts will speak on the causes of displacement, the European response, and the refugee experience and will take your questions!

World in Motion: Mediterranean Refugee Crisis
Time:
12:30 pm
Presenter:
Astrid Ziebarth and Professor Heaven Crawley
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center

Our guest experts will speak on the causes of displacement, the European response, the refugee experience, and will take your questions.

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

EU and the Aegean: Turkish-Greek-EU Relations in a Time of Crises Roundtable
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Panayotis Tsakonas, Onassis Foundation Fellow, University of the Aegean; and Professor Ozgehan Senyuva, Middle East Technical University
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence along with Onassis Foundation
Contact Email:
euce@pitt.edu

Dr. Panayotis Tsakonas, an Onassis Foundation Fellow and Professor Ozgehan Senyuva, visiting from Middle Eastern Technical University as part of Pitt's EU-GLOBAL partnership, will present a roundtable discussion of the current state of Turkish-Greek-EU relations. Given recent elections in Turkey, recent economic turmoil in Greece, and on-going negotiations between both parties over Cyprus, there will be no shortage of interesting topics to discuss.

Monday, September 21st, 2015

The Migration Crisis in Europe: Perspectives and Strategies of the EU and Southern European States
Time:
8:45 am
Presenter:
Dr. Panayotis Tsakonas
Location:
Pittsburgh Allderdice High School
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence
Contact Email:
Kathy Ayers

Panayotis J. Tsakonas is a Professor of International Relations, Security Studies and Foreign Policy Analysis at the Department of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean in Rhodes, Greece. He studied political science, international relations, and security studies at the Panteion University of Athens and Reading University, Great Britain. He has been a Research Fellow at the Institute of International Relations (Athens, Greece), NATO Research Fellow, post-doctoral Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Macmillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University, and Academic Visitor at St. Antony's College, Center for European Studies, University of Oxford. He has worked as Chief International Affairs Analyst for the weekly New Europe, as Advisor on defense and strategic issues at the Hellenic Ministry of National Defense, and as Special Advisor at the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs on security issues and on Greek-Turkish relations. Professor Tsakonas has published multiple books, monographs, and articles on topics in international relations, regional security, and foreign policy analysis.

Friday, September 18th, 2015

A Student Round Table
German Campus Week
Time:
3:00 pm
Location:
206 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence along with Department of German
Contact Email:
europeanstudies@pitt.edu

This year is the 25th anniversary of the unification of Germany.
Join a round table discussion with students returning from interning and studying in the German-speaking world.

Discuss German Unity and German Diversity 25 years after unification. Promote understanding of German-speaking countries. Reflect on experiences while studying and working abroad. Answer questions about study abroad.

Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Conversations on Europe goes “Back to School at What Cost? Comparing Higher Education Models in the US and Europe”
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence
Contact Email:
europeanstudies@pitt.edu

For the ESC’s first installment of our monthly virtual roundtables series, we are asking a panel of experts to reflect upon some of the most significant differences between the US and European models of higher education. In particular, we will be looking at the question of who pays for students to go to University, and how much it costs both the individual and society. Our panel of experts will include: Dr. John Weidman (Professor of Higher and International Development Education, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh), Professor Liudvika Leisyte (Professor of Higher Education, Center for Higher Education at TU Dortmund, Germany), Dr. John Douglass (Senior Research Fellow in Public Policy and Higher Education at the University of California at Berkeley), and Goldie Blumenstyk (Senior Writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education). Center Director Ron Linden will moderate. Audience participation (both at Pitt and via remote connection) is encouraged. To join remotely, please contact kal68@pitt.edu.

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

“What Does the Common Market (Not) Have To Do With Sport?”
Time:
1:30 pm
Presenter:
Professor Ozgehan Senyuva
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence
Contact Email:
europeanstudies@pitt.edu

Professor Şenyuva, Associate Professor of International Relations and a Fellow of the JMCE Center for European Studies at Middle East Technical University, will discuss and reflect on what we can learn about Europe and the European Union through sport. From soccer/football fandom to the FIFA scandals to rugby, cycling, tennis, and the rest, what does all this have to do with the project of European integration? Join us to learn more.

This talk is sponsored by the European Studies Center as a part of our on-going Marie Curie Action, EU-GLOBAL, which has made Professor Şenyuva’s visit possible.

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

DAAD Information Session
Time:
4:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Katja Wezel
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence
Contact Phone:
Stephen Lund
Contact Email:
slund@pitt.edu

Friday, September 11th, 2015

EUCE/ESC Fall Welcome Reception
Time:
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence
Contact Email:
euce@pitt.edu

Mark your calendars! The EUCE/ESC invites students, faculty, and friends of the Center to join us at our opening reception in 4130 Posvar Hall. Learn about this year’s full schedule of events, new courses, faculty and students, and meet this year’s visitors while enjoying some light refreshments.

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

KQV Global Press Conference
Time:
7:00 am
Presenter:
Dr. Ronald Linden, Director, European Union Center of Excellence/European Studies Center
Announced by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence on behalf of World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh
Contact:
World Affairs Council

Dr. Linden is interviewed on World Affairs Council's "Global Press Confrence" on KQV 1410 AM Radio. The interview will be rebroadcast Sunday, August 9th at 10:30 PM. The topic of the interview is The Bailout of Greece: Repercussions for Europe and the World.

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

Pittsburgh's Largest Ukrainian Food and Fun Festival
Time:
5:00 pm
Location:
St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church: 116 Ella Street, McKees Rocks, PA 15136
Announced by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies, Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence and European Union Studies Association on behalf of
Contact Phone:
412.331.2362
Contact Email:
frtim1@aol.com

Open daily at 5:00 pm - Live Entertainment Every Night
LAMB ROAST • FUNNEL CAKES
• Church open Daily for Your Prayers and Meditation
• Ukrainian Foods and Baked Goods • Bingo
• Ukrainian Collectibles - Religious Items
• Fun Games for All Ages • Great Time for Everyone
• Bring Family & Friends, Security on Site
• For Your Comfort - Seating & Stage Under Tents

Wednesday - July 22 - 5:00 pm - Food Service Begins
Huge Parade (From Robb St. Down Helen to George St.)
Memorial Service
The Jaggerz

Thursday - July 23 - 5:00 pm - Food Service Begins
Soft Winds Live on Stage

Friday - July 24 - 5:00 pm - Food Service Begins
The Reflections

Saturday - July 25 - 5:00 pm - Food Service Begins
Clueless the Clown
Rainbow Kids Live on Stage
The Marcels Live on Stage

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Pittsburgh's Largest Ukrainian Food and Fun Festival
Time:
5:00 pm
Location:
St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church: 116 Ella Street, McKees Rocks, PA 15136
Announced by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies, Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence and European Union Studies Association on behalf of
Contact Phone:
412.331.2362
Contact Email:
frtim1@aol.com

Open daily at 5:00 pm - Live Entertainment Every Night
LAMB ROAST • FUNNEL CAKES
• Church open Daily for Your Prayers and Meditation
• Ukrainian Foods and Baked Goods • Bingo
• Ukrainian Collectibles - Religious Items
• Fun Games for All Ages • Great Time for Everyone
• Bring Family & Friends, Security on Site
• For Your Comfort - Seating & Stage Under Tents

Wednesday - July 22 - 5:00 pm - Food Service Begins
Huge Parade (From Robb St. Down Helen to George St.)
Memorial Service
The Jaggerz

Thursday - July 23 - 5:00 pm - Food Service Begins
Soft Winds Live on Stage

Friday - July 24 - 5:00 pm - Food Service Begins
The Reflections

Saturday - July 25 - 5:00 pm - Food Service Begins
Clueless the Clown
Rainbow Kids Live on Stage
The Marcels Live on Stage

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Pittsburgh's Largest Ukrainian Food and Fun Festival
Time:
5:00 pm
Location:
St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church: 116 Ella Street, McKees Rocks, PA 15136
Announced by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies, Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence and European Union Studies Association on behalf of
Contact Phone:
412.331.2362
Contact Email:
frtim1@aol.com

Open daily at 5:00 pm - Live Entertainment Every Night
LAMB ROAST • FUNNEL CAKES
• Church open Daily for Your Prayers and Meditation
• Ukrainian Foods and Baked Goods • Bingo
• Ukrainian Collectibles - Religious Items
• Fun Games for All Ages • Great Time for Everyone
• Bring Family & Friends, Security on Site
• For Your Comfort - Seating & Stage Under Tents

Wednesday - July 22 - 5:00 pm - Food Service Begins
Huge Parade (From Robb St. Down Helen to George St.)
Memorial Service
The Jaggerz

Thursday - July 23 - 5:00 pm - Food Service Begins
Soft Winds Live on Stage

Friday - July 24 - 5:00 pm - Food Service Begins
The Reflections

Saturday - July 25 - 5:00 pm - Food Service Begins
Clueless the Clown
Rainbow Kids Live on Stage
The Marcels Live on Stage

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Pittsburgh's Largest Ukrainian Food and Fun Festival
Time:
5:00 pm
Location:
St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church: 116 Ella Street, McKees Rocks, PA 15136
Announced by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies, Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence and European Union Studies Association on behalf of
Contact Phone:
412.331.2362
Contact Email:
frtim1@aol.com

Open daily at 5:00 pm - Live Entertainment Every Night
LAMB ROAST • FUNNEL CAKES
• Church open Daily for Your Prayers and Meditation
• Ukrainian Foods and Baked Goods • Bingo
• Ukrainian Collectibles - Religious Items
• Fun Games for All Ages • Great Time for Everyone
• Bring Family & Friends, Security on Site
• For Your Comfort - Seating & Stage Under Tents

Wednesday - July 22 - 5:00 pm - Food Service Begins
Huge Parade (From Robb St. Down Helen to George St.)
Memorial Service
The Jaggerz

Thursday - July 23 - 5:00 pm - Food Service Begins
Soft Winds Live on Stage

Friday - July 24 - 5:00 pm - Food Service Begins
The Reflections

Saturday - July 25 - 5:00 pm - Food Service Begins
Clueless the Clown
Rainbow Kids Live on Stage
The Marcels Live on Stage

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Tackling Structural Racism and Discrimination and Achieving Equality
Time:
1:00 pm
Presenter:
Paul Lappalainen, Head of Equality Promotion, Office of the Swedish Equality Ombudsman
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium & Cloisters
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies, European Studies Center, Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center along with Office of the Provost, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, UCIS, Department of Sociology, and Department of Political Science and Pittsburgh Human Rights City Alliance
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Mr. Lappalainen is scientific advisor to UNESCO's European Coalition of Cities Against Racism, which is building a network of cities to share experiences and improve policies to fight racism, discrimination, and xenophobia. This lecture will discuss how cities around the world tackle discrimination, racism, and social exclusion and invite discussion on how we can improve our work to address these issues in our region. A reception will follow the program in the Frick Fine Arts Cloister.

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

EU-ASEAN Research: Internal, Diffusion with Europe, EU as a 'Model'
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Laura Allison, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence
Contact Email:
euce@pitt.edu

Dr. Allison research focuses on the EU's promotion of regionalism to ASEAN: economic integration, institutionalization, and human rights. Dr. Allison is a recipient of the 2015 EUCE/ESC Summer Scholars Grant.

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

SIMULATION WORKSHOP: “Acid Rain in the European Environment"
Time:
9:00 am
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence
Contact:
Kathy Ayers, EUCE/ESC Outreach Coordinator
Contact Email:
kma69@pitt.edu

The EUCE/ESC is looking for high school science and social studies teachers, curriculum coordinators, and administrators along with Pitt's School of Education faculty to participate in a simulation and to provide feedback that will be used in adapting the game for high school curricula. During the Acid Rain workshop, you’ll participate in a hands-on simulation created by Reacting to the Past contributors Dr. David E. Henderson and Dr. Susan K. Henderson; then, you will share your expertise on how this game can be adapted for a high school audience. Two weeks prior to the workshop, all participants will receive the simulation materials for review. Participants will also receive a $50 honorarium for taking part in the simulation. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. For more information on registration contact our Outreach Coordinator, Kathy Ayers.

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

CILE’s 22nd Annual McLean Lecture in International Law & Reception: “The Genesis and Development of the Vis Moot: A Platform for Global Legal Education and the Rule of Law”
Time:
5:30 pm
Presenter:
Professor Eric Bergsten, Former Senior Legal Officer and Secretary of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law
Location:
Teplitz Memorial Moot Courtroom, Barco Law Building
Announced by:
Asian Studies Center, European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence on behalf of
Contact Email:
aal37@pitt.edu

Professor Bergsten developed and for 20 years administered the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, which has been held annually for the past 22 years in Vienna, Austria. Nearly 300 law schools from approximately 70 countries participate in the Vis Moot each year. During his lecture, he will discuss the genesis of the Vis Moot and how it serves as a platform for legal education. Following his lecture, Ronald A. Brand, Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg University Professor and director of Pitt Law’s Center for International Legal Education (CILE), will explain how Pitt Law and CILE have expanded the use of the Vis Moot platform to develop the international commercial law and arbitration curricula in nearly 20 countries. The program will end with a screening of the 2015 documentary film, Afghan Dreams, which follows four young Afghan women as they prepare for and participate in the Vis Moot – with CILE assistance -- as the first Afghan team. A reception will follow the event.

Friday, April 24th, 2015

European Union Center of Excellence/ West European Studies Certificate Graduation
Time:
4:00 pm
Location:
Pittsburgh Athletic Association, The Library
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence
Contact Email:
euce@pitt.edu

The EUCE/ESC will hold a ceremony during graduation weekend to recognize its undergraduate and graduate recipients of the European Union or West European Studies Certificate Program. A reception will follow for family and friends of the Center in the Pittsburgh Athletic Association.

Principles for Delegating to Independent Agencies
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Sir Paul Tucker, Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School and former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England
Location:
4430 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence along with Department of Political Science

Assessing the practice of delegation strategies in real-world state structures, this presentation seeks to set out the criteria for whether to delegate and how to delegate by administrative agencies. These criteria are evaluated against different political theories of delegation to administrative agencies. One of the core claims advanced here is that legal liberalism, that is, the use of notice and comment rulemaking and subjecting them to judicial review, is insufficient for attaining democratic legitimacy for policymaking.

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Jean-Marie Villeneuve presents his film: Tout est faux
Time:
6:00 pm
Presenter:
Jean-Marie Villeneuve
Location:
332 Cathedral of Learning
Announced by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence on behalf of

French filmmaker Jean-Marie Villeneuve will present his film Tout est faux on Sat, Apr 18 at 6pm in CL 332 in a free screening and director Q&A

French Immersion Institute
Time:
8:30 am
Location:
4165 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence
Contact:
Kathy Ayers, EUCE/ESC Outreach Coordinator
Contact Email:
kma69@pitt.edu

Area secondary school French teachers have an opportunity to maintain or improve their language skills, to develop an understanding of French culture not only in France but its influence around the globe, and to share relevant teaching strategies. Act 48 credit it available. If you are interested in receiving more information about the workshop or registering for the April 18th French Immersion Institute, contact Kathy Ayers, Outreach Coordinator. The registration deadline is Tuesday, April 14th. Please save the date for the upcoming fall French Immersion Institute on Saturday, October 24, 2015.

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Slavery and Abolition Research Symposium– A Symposium Honoring the Scholarship of Seymour Drescher, Distinguished University Professor, Department of History
Time:
1:00 pm
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium & Cloisters
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence along with Department of History
Contact Email:
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Join the Department of History, the EUCE/ESC and the Center for Latin American Studies for a symposium honoring the scholarship of Professor Seymour Drescher. Invited speakers include David Eltis, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of History Emeritus, Emory University; Stanley Engerman, John Munro Professor of Economics and Professor of History, University of Rochester; Richard Huzzey, co-director Centre for the Study of International Slavery, University of Liverpool; and James Walvin, Professor of History Emeritus, University of York. A reception will follow the talk.

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Conversations on Europe: Before there was Ebola: European Responses to Diseases in Africa – Past and Present
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence
Contact Email:
euce@pitt.edu

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. This month’s Conversation will ask historians, political scientists, and public health experts to discuss the extent to which contemporary European and U.S. representations of Ebola borrowed from representations of earlier diseases occurring on the African continent and to speculate on the possible implications that such representations had and continue to have on mounting an effective response to an ongoing public health crisis. How much has news coverage contributed to what one political scientist described as the “long and ugly tradition of treating Africa as a dirty, diseased place” and what can be done about it? Participants include Deborah Neill, Associate Professor of History, York University; Mari Webel, Assistant Professor of History, University of Pittsburgh; Guillaume Lachenal, Lecturer, Université Paris Diderot; and Jessica Pearson-Patel, Assistant Professor of International and Area Studies, University of Oklahoma. Audience participation is welcome and encouraged.

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Challenge to Values: Domestic Radicalization in the EU - a visit from the Belgian Ambassador
Time:
3:30 pm
Presenter:
Johan Verbeke, Ambassador of Belgium to the U.S.
Location:
1400 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence along with the Matthew B. Ridgeway Center for International Security Studies and World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

His excellency, Ambassador Johan Verbeke discusses the challenges that the EU faces in regards to domestic radicalization. Ambassador Verbeke has a long history of diplomatic and foreign service; his appointment as the Ambassador of Belgium to the U.S. began in January, 2015. It is his third ambassadorial post. His excellency's visit to Pittsburgh will include a talk for the World Affairs Council. During his visit to Pitt, he will also meet with the Chancellor and the staff of the European Union Center of Excellence and the Ridgeway Center for International Security Studies.

Foreign Policy and Political Culture: The Case of Greece
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Ioannis Stefanidis, Professor of Diplomatic History in the School of Law, Political Science, and Economics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence
Contact Email:
euce@pitt.edu

Political culture, understood as a constructed set of core values, attitudes and practices shared by a decisive majority of citizens and pervading the political system, has been recognized as a potent factor in framing issues and informing decisions in both domestic and foreign policy. Greek political culture is analyzed on the basis of quantitative evidence and discourse analysis in order to account for trends and choices that affected the country’s relations with the United States, Western Europe and neighboring states during the first post-war decades. Greek-American relations and the Cyprus Question serve as major points of departure.

Friday, April 10th, 2015

National Italian Film Festival - Free screenings and presentations
Time:
7:00 pm
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence along with Department of Italian
Cost:
Free and open to the public.

The movies will be shown in their original filming languages with English subtitles when necessary. Offering a cinematic tour of Italy, the National Italian Film Festival in Pittsburgh is also pleased to host a special appearance from the film director of L’Arbitro, Paolo Zucca, on April 10th. For more information, please see this LINK for the upcoming viewings.

Mobilizing People, Students and Ideas
Social Movements across the Globe and in the Undergraduate Curriculum
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
Various
Location:
Community College of Beaver County
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center, Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center
Contact:
Gina Peirce
Contact Phone:
412-648-2290
Contact Email:
gbpeirce@pitt.edu

A faculty and curriculum enrichment workshop sponsored by the international and area studies programs of the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) at the University of Pittsburgh. This is the first in a planned series of annual workshops aimed at internationalizing college campuses in the Western Pennsylvania region, with support from the Title VI National Resource Center program of the U.S. Department of Education. Participation by faculty from minority-serving institutions and community colleges is particularly encouraged.

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