'Conversations On Europe' Videoconferences

Conversations On Europe connects top experts from around the United States and Europe to discuss contemporary issues facing Europe and the Transatlantic relationship. Using both personal and institutional videoconference technology, panelists take questions and interact with audiences at Pitt and at remote sites in the US and Europe. Conversations On Europe is free and open to the public. All sessions will be held from 12-1:30 PM (EST) in Posvar Hall, Room 4217, unless otherwise stated.  A complete library of video resources to enhance transtlantic conversations is also now available. 


EP Elections: What's At Stake?
Conversations on Europe
40 Years of Democracy in Spain
Conversations on Europe
The Finnish Education Model: What Can We Learn?
Finland’s education system consistently ranks high in the OECD’s annual Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) study, prompting U.S. educators and education reformers to ask “What can the U.S. learn from Finland?” The ESC invited education experts to discuss this question and explore issues impacting student achievement in both countries.
25 Years of the European Single Market
Europe’s single most ambitious project for the economic integration of goods, capital, services and labor celebrates 25 years.
Peace in Europe: 100 Year Anniversary of Armistice Day
We mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the day fighting ceased in World War I.
100 Years of Women's Suffrage: Women in Europe Today
It's been 100 years since some women in Europe were first given the right to vote. How have women advanced since then, and what obstacles do they still face?
Elections in Italy: A Next Wave for Populists?
Vi invitiamo a discutere con noi delle recenti elezioni in Italia, e delle loro possibili immediate conseguenze. Prenderemo in considerazione i risultati, e il modo in cui le varie coalizioni si sono sviluppate durante la campagna elettorale. Questa discussione a videoconferenza sarà condotta in italiano, e vi offrirà l’opportunità di fare esercizio di lingua. È possibile partecipare di persona o a distanza.
May 1968: Legacies of Protest in France
‘May 1968’ is synonymous with the unrest that unfolded in Paris and beyond between students, trade unions, the police and the government over four long weeks. The events culminated in parliamentary elections later that summer, in which the Gaullists won an even bigger majority than they had previously held, and the resignation of President De Gaulle the following year and his replacement by another Gaullist leader. Yet even though it seemed as though nothing had changed, politics, policy, and society in France were arguably never the same again.
European Cities in the 21st Century
How are European cities employing strategies for resiliency in the face of climate change? What are the considerations in governance of education and housing to promote social justice? How is technology being employed to create Smart cities with better transportation networks and energy grids? And how have European cities built networks within the European Union to share best practices and fund urban redevelopment?
Wind, Water, Sun: Clean Energy in Europe
Did you know that the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive sets rules for the EU to achieve a target of 20% renewables for final energy consumption by 2020? And that EU member states have already agreed on a new renewable energy target of at least 27% of final energy consumption in the EU as a whole by 2030? At the same time, the European Commission has set goals for a clean energy transition that mark a major step towards the creation of a European Energy Union.