Upcoming Events

Tuesday, November 27

The Transatlantic Relationship
Perspectives from Germany
Time:
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Ursina Krumpholz
Location:
270 Mervis Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and International Business Center along with KATZ International Business Assocation and Department of German

Join for a panel discussion of U.S.-German economic relations and learn more about German economic policies and priorities.
Featured speakers will include:
Dr. Ursina Krumpholz, Head of Commercial and Economic Section, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Stephanie Baer, Commercial Officer, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Irene Braam, Executive Director, Bertelsmann Foundation
Michael McKeon, Manager, Economic and Legislative Affairs, Bertelsmann Foundation
Moderated by:
Jacqueline Saslawski, International Business Center, Katz School of Business

Youth's Revolt against the Non-Democratic Regimes
A Live Interview with Olena Nikolayenko, Fordham University
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Sean Guillory and Olena Nikolayenko
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Children’s Literature and Cultural Studies Program
Contact Phone:
412-648-7407
Contact Email:
crees@pitt.edu

At the turn of the twenty-first century, a tide of nonviolent youth movements swept across Eastern Europe demanding political change in repressive political regimes in Serbia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, and Ukraine that emerged since the collapse of communism. This live interview with Olena Nikolayenko will discuss these youth movements and their ability to mobilize citizens against the authoritarian governments on the eve of national elections.

Monday, December 3

Working Together
Ethnic Diversity in the European Workplace and Social Trust
Time:
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Presenter:
Peter Thisted Dinesen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Location:
Posvar 4217
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Department of Political Science
Cost:
Free and open to the public

The workplace has been neglected in the ever-expanding literature on the effect of ethnic diversity in social contexts on generalized social trust. Nevertheless, in the workplace individuals are continuously exposed to people of different ethnic backgrounds. In this paper the authors analyze the effect of workplace diversity on trust, using both surveys and administrative data from public registers on workplaces in Denmark. Consistent with theories positing negative effects of interethnic exposure, they find a negative effect of ethnic diversity in the workplace on social trust, an effect that is independent from the impact of diversity in residential settings.

Peter Thisted Dinesen, University of Copenhagen
Kim Mannemar Sønderskov, Aarhus University

Tuesday, December 4

Conversations on Europe: 25 Years of the European Single Market
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center

Thursday, December 6

Performer of the Year Juli Wood
Time:
7:00 pm
Presenter:
Juli Wood
Location:
Nordy's Place
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Department of Music, Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
Contact:
Finlandia Foundation National

Saxophonist Juli Wood, who is a fixture on the
Chicago jazz scene and has appeared onstage
at Finland’s Pori Jazz Festival and Storyville club
in Helsinki, infuses traditional Finnish folk tunes with
her unique jazzy style.
The granddaughter of Finnish immigrants, Juli tapped
into her heritage for her CD Synkkä Metsä (Dark Forest),
which one reviewer called, “An outstanding set with a
compellingly beautiful cohesion.”
Juli studied jazz at the Wisconsin
Conservatory of Music and has been
mentored by noted jazz artists.
In addition to performing on sax,
she is a vocalist and composer.
Come and enjoy the jazz stylings of
Juli, described by various reviewers
as a “feisty saxist,” “a gutsy tenor
and baritone saxophonist,” and
one who “sings with great heart.”

Tuesday, January 15

Conversations on Europe: The Finnish Education Model: What Can We Learn?
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center

Thursday, February 7

Terroir, Wine Culture, and Globalization: What Does Terroir Do to Wine?
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Presenter:
Marion Demoissier, Unviersity of Southampton
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center

Tuesday, February 12

Conversations on Europe: 40 Years of Democracy in Spain (in Spanish)
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center

Tuesday, February 26

Conversations on Europe: World's Fairs & International Expositions
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence

Tuesday, March 19

Conversations on Europe: Brexit: A Europe Without the UK
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center

Friday, April 12

European & Eurasian Undergraduate Research Symposium 2019
Time:
(All day)
Location:
TBA
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and International Business Center along with Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences and GOSECA
Contact:
Gina Peirce
Contact Phone:
4126482290
Contact Email:
gbpeirce@pitt.edu

The Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual event since 2002 designed to provide undergraduate students, from the University of Pittsburgh and other colleges and universities, with advanced research experiences and opportunities to develop presentation skills. The event is open to undergraduates from all majors and institutions who have written a research paper from a social science, humanities, or business perspective focusing on the study of Eastern, Western, or Central Europe, the European Union, Russia, or Central Eurasia. The Symposium is held on the University of Pittsburgh-Oakland campus. After the initial submission of papers, selected participants are grouped into panels according to their research topics. The participants then give 10- to 15-minute presentations based on their research to a panel of faculty and graduate students. The presentations are open to the public.

Tuesday, April 16

Conversations on Europe: EP Elections: What's at Stake?
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center