Upcoming Events

 

We hope you are having a great summer. Please check this space for a list of upcoming events when the academic year 2015-2016 resumes in August.

Friday, September 11

EUCE/ESC Fall Welcome Reception
Time:
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and 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.

Tuesday, September 22

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 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 28

Conversations on Europe: “Language and Identity in the Francophone World”
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence along with Department of French and Italian and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program
Contact Email:
euce@pitt.edu

Join the EUCE/ESC for a Conversation on Europe in French. Presenters will be discussing how they use language to navigate between national identities, gender, and sexuality. Conversations on Europe are "virtual roundtable" discussions that allow for audience participation.

Tuesday, October 13

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 European Union Center of Excellence
Contact:
Kathy Ayers, EUCE/ESC Outreach Coordinator
Contact Phone:
412-624-3503
Contact Email:
kma69@pitt.edu

Friday, October 16

25 Years of German Unification: Impact German Unification had on the Afro-German Community
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Priscilla Layne-Kopf
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence

Saturday, October 24

French Immersion Institute
Time:
8:30 am
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with American Association of Teachers of French and Western PA; Allegheny Intermediate Unit
Cost:
$20.00
Contact:
Kathleen Ayers, ESC Outreach Coordinator
Contact Phone:
(412) 624-3503
Contact Email:
kma69@pitt.edu

The French Immersion Institute offers area secondary school French teachers an opportunity to maintain or improve their language skills, to develop deeper understanding of French culture and its global influence, and to share relevant teaching strategies. The French Immersion Institute hosts three Saturday workshops through the year and an intensive, weeklong workshop beginning in the summer of 2016.

Thursday, October 29

Commemoration
Time:
9:00 am
Announced by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence on behalf of
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!
On this occasion they will welcome an exciting slate of scholars to campus to reflect on the dates, places, discourses, and mechanisms of commemoration in the French, Francophone, and Italian cultures.

Friday, October 30

Department of French and Italian's 50th Anniversary Social Reception
Time:
7:00 pm
Location:
University Club
Announced by:
European Studies Center and 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.

Wednesday, December 2

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.