'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. 


Democratic Backsliding: Poland and Hungary
Conversations on Europe: Discussion about how Poland and Hungary transitioned to democracy nearly 30 years and and the evidence that the actions of their leaders are working to erode democracy in their respective countries. PANELISTS: Iza Ding, University of Pittsburgh Zsolt Enyedi, Central European University Milada Vachudova, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Anna Grzymala-Busse, Stanford University
Germany Since 1989: Do Differences Persist After Reunification?
Conversations on Europe: Discussion of the legacies of the two Germanies that existed between 1949 and 1990, thirty years after the fall of the Iron Curtain. PANELISTS: Hope M. Harrison, George Washington University Jonathan Olsen, Texas Woman's University Jan Musekamp, University of Pittsburgh Consul General David Gill, German Consulate General New York
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.