Democratic Backsliding: Poland and Hungary
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
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.
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.
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?
40 Years of Democracy in Spain
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
The Finnish Education Model: What Can We Learn?
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
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
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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?
The Italian Government and Elections
Jae-Jae Spoon of the European Studies Center and Gemma Marolda of the Department of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh discuss the Italian electoral process.
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."