Conversations and Commentaries on Europe: Video Resources

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ESC has online video offerings for select items from its extensive programming.  These resources are meant to ehance transatlantic conversations happening and enrich understandings of Europe here in the United States.

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Monuments and Contested Memory in Europe

Conversations on Europe: A discussion on contested monuments in the U.S. and Europe - some which have generated lots of public  notice, while others may be less familiar. Our panel of experts consider and compare recent controversies over Confederate and Communist statues, colonial monuments, and memorials to WWII and the Holocaust. What is the role of public art in creating a shared history and whose history is being displayed?

 

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Brian Kwoba, University of Memphis

Kirk Savage, University of Pittsburgh

Jennifer Sessions, University of Virginia

Katja Wezel, University of Göttingen

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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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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

 

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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?

Conversations on Europe

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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

Conversations on Europe

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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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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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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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