Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 3 to Monday, March 30

Manuel Gonzalez de Molina Calderon: My Travles/Mis Viajes
Time:
(All day)
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of

Manuel Gonzalez de Molina Calderon
My Travels/Mis Viajes

Drawings and Watercolors by a 12-year old talent from Seville, Spain

March 3-30, 2015
Make Your Mark Artspace and Coffeehouse
6736 Reynolds Street, Point Breeze/Pittsburgh
(412) 365-2117

Tuesday, March 3

The European Union’s Emissions Trading System: Global Model or Regional Muddle?
Time:
12:30 pm
Presenter:
William Burns, Co-Executive Director, Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, A Scholarly Initiative of the School of International Service, American University
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
Contact Email:
euce@pitt.edu

The European Union’s Emissions Trading System (EU-ETS) is the engine of the global carbon market, accounting for more than 80% of the global market value of emissions trading permits. Additionally, a number of other States and sub-national actors have either linked their emissions trading systems to the EU-ETS, or contemplate doing so in the future. Given the size of the EU-ETS, these countries are thus largely tying the viability of their emissions trading schemes to the health of the EU-ETS. The lessons learned are highly pertinent for other emerging national and regional emissions trading schemes, or may even serve as a “template” for a future global carbon market. Professor Burns will briefly outline the genesis and evolution of the EU-ETS, as well as the major problems that currently afflict it and their implications for long-term climate policymaking in the European Union. In conclusion, he will offer a series of suggestions on how to reform the EU-ETS to ensure that it meets its overarching objectives of driving fuel-switching and technological innovation.

Wednesday, March 4

The European Council – Crisis Manager
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Jean Monnet Chair, Department of Political Science and European Studies, University of Cologne (Germany)
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
Cost:
Lunch will be served to pre-registered attendees only, seating limited. To register for the lunch, please send an email to euce@pitt.edu.
Contact:
Eleni Valliant
Contact Email:
euce@pitt.edu

Dr. Wolfgang Wessels is a leader in European and European Union Studies in Europe. His Jean Monnet Chair at the University of Cologne is a key partner with the EUCE at the University of Pittsburgh in a multi-country researcher exchange funded by the European Union: EU-GLOBAL. As an expert on the institutions of the EU and a leading authority on the powers and competencies, Dr. Wessels will provide an analysis of the Council’s role as crisis manager during the economic crises that have plagued Europe and the Union since 2008.

Lunch will be served to pre-registered attendees only, seating limited.
To register for the lunch, please send an email to euce@pitt.edu.

International Women's Day
International Career Toolkit Series
Time:
1:30 pm
Presenter:
Representatives from: UN Women, Peace Corps, Hekima Place
Location:
3610 Posvar
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence, Global Studies Center, International Business Center, Study Abroad Office and University of Pittsburgh Peace Corps Recruiter
Contact:
Sarah Angel Markwardt
Contact Email:
saa133@pitt.edu

Are you interested in global issues? Join representatives from UN Women, Peace Corps, and Hekima Place to discuss international women’s issues and learn how you can get involved with organizations working to address inequality throughout the world. 

Wednesday, March 18 to Thursday, March 19

Managing Risks in the Shale Industry: A Comparison of Policies Worldwide
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
Faculty Organizer: Dr. Shanti Gamper-Rabindran, Associate Professor, GSPIA and Department of Economics Pittsburgh Athletic Association
Location:
Pittsburgh Athletic Association
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center along with Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Provost Funds for Sustainability, Center for Industry Studies, University Center for Social and Urban Research and University Center for International Studies
Cost:
Attendance at the conference is free, but please register. Meals are not provided.

The purpose of this conference is to exchange information on the public policies aimed at managing risks in the shale sector in the US and in other countries that are exploring shale development, including the UK, China, South Africa, Argentina and Poland. Presenters from France and Germany will also discuss the decisions of those countries to limit shale development and the consequences and opportunity costs of those decisions. Discussion among presenters and the audience will focus on the current evidence on risks and the effectiveness of mitigation strategies. We will also discuss the need to fill informational gaps in order to understand the risks and to innovate risk management strategies in the shale industry. Conference registration as well as a conference schedule can be found ONLINE.

Friday, March 20 to Sunday, March 22

Muslims in a Global Context: Europe
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Time:
5:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Location:
Room 2200 Sennott Square, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center along with Department of Political Science and Carnegie Mellon University

The Muslims in the Global Context series offers the opportunity to examine the factors and trends that are having major impacts on these diverse regions and their relationships with other world regions and countries. The mini-courses consist of presentations on topics of critical importance to the understanding of Muslims in diverse regions of the world. In addition to attendance at all lectures, students enrolled for credit are required to develop and write a research paper on one of the themes of the mini-course and answer reflection prompts during the course. One- credit/ 3 units for CMU students is provided for the completion of each mini-course.

This one credit mini-course is part of a series organized by regions around the world based on their role on the world stage, their importance within the Muslim world, and the critical influence they play in the global community. The series and course seeks to illuminate the various perspectives of the Muslim community around the world. Drawing upon the expertise and research of participating faculty from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh and our partners at institutions around the world, the mini course series seeks to have students gain understanding of the religious, cultural, economical and political influences of Muslims in a global context.

5pm Friday March 20, 2015 to 1pm Sunday, March 22, 2015 (Room 2200 Sennott Square, University of Pittsburgh)

All course information, including the speakers, schedule, and readings, may be found on the Global Studies website: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/mini-course/europe

Friday, March 27 to Saturday, March 28

Graduate Student Conference: Still United? The EU through Enlargement, Crisis, and Transformation
Time:
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
Contact Email:
euce@pitt.edu

In 2005 Mark Leonard postulated, "Why Europe Will Run the 21st Century.” Ten years later, the EU has seen the rejection of European Treaty, stalled enlargement, the inability of European soft power to affect the Arab spring, a weak response to Russian dismantling of Georgia and Ukraine, and the Eurozone crisis. The rise of nationalist parties threatens the very integrity of the Union. In contrast, the ECB has responded to the crisis with concerted action, Croatia joined the Union as the 28th member, and the final institutional changes of the Lisbon Treaty are taking effect. After such a tumultuous decade, is there still cause for optimism regarding the European project? The Organizing Committee of the Tenth Annual Graduate Student Conference on the European Union welcomes submissions from all disciplines and topics including, but not limited to, EU politics, governance, economics, history, security studies, institutions and behavior studies, as well as policy, enlargement, immigration, development, trade, and foreign policy. Papers addressing the theme of the conference will receive special consideration.

The University Library System at the University of Pittsburgh houses one of the largest and most complete archives of primary and secondary documents on the European Union, dating back to the beginnings of the European Coal and Steel Community. Conference presenters are given access to the archive for research during their stay.

Friday, April 3

When the Rainbow is not Enuf
Activism & the Everyday in London's Black Gay and Lesbian Activist Ephemera
Time:
10:00 am
Presenter:
Dominique Johnson
Location:
402 Cathedral of learning
Announced by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence on behalf of

Thursday, April 9 to Friday, April 10

15th Annual Policy Conference: Transatlantic Responses to Militant Islam: Countering Violent Extremism in the United States and the European Union
Time:
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Faculty Organizer: Prof. Michael Kenney (GSPIA)
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center along with Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA)
Contact Email:
euce@pitt.edu