'Conversations On Europe' Videoconferences

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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 transatlantic conversations is also now available.  In addition, you can veiw the full Playlist for Conversations on Europe on the Pitt Global Channel of YouTube. Please note, however, that the supplemental materials are only available by clicking on the topics listed below.

The series is intended to present a broad range of views and opinions about topics relevant to Europe. The views expressed are those of the presenters and cannot be taken to represent the views or opinions of the U.S. Government nor the European Union.

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An Update on Brexit

The British withdrawal from the EU deadline is scheduled for January 31, 2020, but after so many postponements and delays, it is anyone's guess whether or not that will happen.
 

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Relevant Publications from the Panelists

Pablo Fernandez-Vazquez, University of Pittsburgh

Timothy G. McMahon, Marquette University

Anand Menon, King’s College London

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Democratic Backsliding: Poland and Hungary

Conversations on Europe: Discussion about how Poland and Hungary transitioned to democracy nearly 30 years ago 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, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Anna Grzymala-Busse, Stanford University

 

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Iza Deng, University of Pittsburgh

Zsolt Enyedi, Central European University

Anna Grzymala-Busse, Stanford University

Milada Vachudova, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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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

 

Relevant Publications from the Panelists

Hope M. Harrison, George Washington University

Jonathan Olsen, Texas Woman's University

Jan Musekamp, University of Pittsburgh

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EP Elections: What's At Stake?

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Andrea S. Aldrich, Yale University

Catherine de Vries, Free University Amsterdam

Matthijs Rooduijn, University of Amsterdam

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40 Years of Democracy in Spain

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Relevant Publications from the Panelists

Pablo Fernandez-Vazquez, University of Pittsburgh

Carolyn Dudek, Hofstra University

Robert M. Fishman, Carlos III University

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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.

 

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Relevant Publications from the Panelists

Anneli Rautiainen, Finnish National Agency for Education

Jyri Linden, University of Tampere

Cassie Faye Quigley, University of Pittsburgh

Tim Walker, Taught by Finland Blog

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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.

 

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Relevant Publications from the Panelists

Jude Hays, University of Pittsburgh

Erica Owen, University of Pittsburgh

Waltraud Schelkle, London School of Economics

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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.

 

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Relevant Publications from the Panelists

Olavi Arens, Georgia Southern University

Pierre Bouchat, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Robert Hayden, University of Pittsburgh

Isabel Hull, Cornell University

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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?

 

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Melanie Hughes, University of Pittsburgh

Mona Lena Krook, Rutgers University

Karen Offren, Independent Scholar

June Purvis, University of Portsmouth

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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.

 

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Relevant Publications from the Panelists

Marco Cucculelli, Universitá Politecnica delle Marche

Aide Esu, University of Cagliari

Raffaella Patimo, Universitádi Bari

Francesca Ragno, University of Pittsburgh

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