Events in UCIS

Wednesday, April 20

12:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Conversations on Europe: The French Election: What is at Stake?
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Jean Monnet in the USA Network, Center for European Studies at the University of Florida, Center for European and Transatlantic Studies at Georgia Tech University, European Union Center at the University of Illinois, Center for European Studies at University of Texas-Austin and Miami-Florida Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence at Florida International University
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On April 10th, France will hold a presidential election putting ideologies, personalities, and the future of France on the ballot. A run-off will be held on April 24th if no one secures a majority. The last Conversations on Europe for the 2021-22 academic year will focus on the ramifications of this election's outcome, how Russia's invasion of Ukraine will impact the election, and how this can shape the next decade not only of France but of Europe as a whole.

Jean Beaman, University of California Santa Barbara
Arthur Goldhammer, Center for European Studies, Harvard University
Philippe Marliere, University College London

Moderated by Jae-Jae Spoon, University of Pittsburgh

5:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
The Urban Amazon – The Rain Forest Is Much More Than You Know
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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We cannot discuss global sustainability without including the Amazon; however, what exactly is the Amazon? Our conversation explores a facet often ignored about the Brazilian Amazon: cities. We will offer a contemporary profile of challenges and characteristic of the cities in the forest, inserting them in the axis of sustainable development. The recent and intensive urbanization process is often associated with lack of planning and adequate infrastructure that adds to the other challenges such as the loss of forest and other natural environments faced by this region.