Virtual Briefings

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The ESC’s Virtual Briefings provide up-to-date and in-depth reports on issues impacting transatlantic business relations. Using videoconference technology, top experts from around the world present comprehensive and detailed briefings aimed at professional audiences. Individuals are able to participate from their desktop, laptop, or hand-held computers, ask questions of the experts, and learn the latest news during the course of a lunch hour. Virtual Briefings require registration in advance and may involve a small fee.  Click on upcoming briefings below for more details.


Virtual Briefing: Race and Racism in the Early Modern Period in the Mediterranean Region

Event to launch the Medterranean Studies Certificates at Pitt.

Virtual Briefing: EuroForum on City Networks and the Pittsburgh-Glasgow Project

Faced with a number of complex challenges on a global scale, Pittsburgh city officials have cultivated networks of cities around the world to exchange best practices and experiences in the pursuit of policy-making that works. Thanks to the support of a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence Grant from the European Union, the ESC highlights one such partnership in Europe and explores the ways that European and American cities work together to address today's "wicked problems."

Virtual Briefing: The Transatlantic Relationship After the First 100 Days

The Jean Monnet European Union Centers of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh and Florida International University joined together with the European Union Studies association to assemble a panel of experts to explore the state of transatlantic relations after the first one hundred days of the Trump Presidency.

Virtual Briefing: Brexit Update

On June 23rd, voters in the UK went to the polls and voted by a slim margin to leave the EU. The political and economic repercussions were immediate. When will the dust settle? And what will Europe - and the UK - look like when it does?

Virtual Briefing: EU-US Privacy Shield Update

“Safe Harbor” is gone, replaced by a new US-EU Privacy Shield agreement.
What does this means for US businesses and protection of personal data?