Conversations on Europe: 70 Years of Creating Europe: United in Diversity?

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Lecture Series / Brown Bag
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Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 12:00 to 13:30
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As Scheduled
on-line (Zoom)
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Iris Matijevic
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In this first installment of the ESC’s 2020-2021 series of virtual roundtables, we will use the 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration as a springboard for discussing diversity within the EU. Our panel of experts will trace the origin and current meaning of the EU’s motto, “United in Diversity,” exploring both its goals and its limitations.
Audience Participation is encouraged.

Androulla Vassiliou, Former European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism, and Youth
John Fornäs, Professor Emeritus of Media and Communication Studies, Södertörn University
Susannah Eckersley, Senior Lecturer in Media, Culture, and Heritage, Newcastle University
Michal Friedman, Jack Buncher Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies, Carnegie Mellon University

Moderated by Jae-Jae Spoon, Director of the European Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh

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European Studies Center
European Union Center of Excellence
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Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at Florida International University
European Union Center at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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