Upcoming Events

Friday, January 23

Global Gap Year
Part of the International Career Toolkit Series
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Jessa Darwin, Jenna Baron, Holly Hickling, and Abraham Kim
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, European Union Center of Excellence, Global Studies Center, International Business Center, Study Abroad Office, University of Pittsburgh Peace Corps Recruiter
Cost:
N/A
Contact:
Sarah Angel Markwardt
Contact Email:
saa133@pitt.edu

Are you looking for travel opportunities and a chance to get “real world experience” before facing the job market? Join us at the Global Gap Year Panel, where representatives from the Peace Corps, Hekima Place, PULSE Pittsburgh, Fulbright Fellowship Program, and others will talk about what they gained from their “Gap Year”.

Panelists include:
Abraham Kim, Peace Corps (Zambia)
Jessa Darwin, Hekima Place (Kenya)
Jenna Baron, PULSE, United Way, Fulbright Scholar (Pittsburgh, PA & Kenya)
Holly Hickling, FORGE (Paris & Zambia)

Friday, February 27 to Saturday, February 28

10th Annual Faculty Research Conference: 1989 and its Aftermath: Taking Stock of the Berlin Republic
Time:
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Faculty Organizer: Prof. Georg Menz (Visiting Professor in Political Science)
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence
Contact Email:
euce@pitt.edu

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
Presenter:
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center, 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.

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, Global Studies Center Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA)
Contact Email:
euce@pitt.edu