Conversations and Commentaries on Europe: Video Resources

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. 

Resources can be used as classroom aids, out-of-classroom assignments, or as background for research papers.  Please provide proper citation of any of the resources used (examples below). Please let us know how you are using the videos! Send a message to with your stories. 

You can also watch our collection on the UCIS YouTube Channel.

Citation examples:


European Studies Center. "Title of Video." University of Pittsburgh, Date it was posted, URL.


[European Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh]. (Year, Month Day it was posted). Title of the Video [Video file]. Retrieved from URL.


European Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh. "Title of Video." YouTube video, length. Date published. URL.

The UK and the EU: Stepping Out of the Circle
Lecture by Michael Shackleton, former head of he European Parliament Information Office in London and currently Special Professor in European Institutions at the University of Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Germany, Europe, and the Euro Crisis
Lecture at the University of Pittsburgh delivered by Werner Sonne, Senior Correspondent for ARD German TV and Berlin Bureau Chief for ARD's morning show, "Morgenmagazin".
Redirecting Technological Progress: Green, Profitable, Sustainable
The inaugural lecture of the Burkart Holzner Lecture Series. Ernst von Weizsäcker, former dean of the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, speaks about historical technological developments, their impact on society and the environment, and possible ways to channel technology toward a sustainable future.
The Honorable Jean-Claude Juncker, April 2008
Lecture by Jean-Claude Juncker, Prime Minister of Luxembourg, on the occasion of receiving an honorary degree from the University of Pittsburgh in April 2008.