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University of Illinois

Fall 2016
Sep 6-9

e-Weekly archive

In this issue


Opening Lecture & Fall Reception


Mark your calendars!

Larry Neal Prize for Excellence in EU Scholarship
EUC Fall Reception

Mon, Sep 12


Lecture at 3 pm

 Reception to follow at 4 pm


Illini Union, Ballrom on the 2nd floor, 1401 W. Green


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From SIngle Markets to Transatlantic Markets: Lessons from the United States for Europe

Speaker: Michelle Egan, School of International Service at American University

Speaker Bio & Abstract

EUC Fall Reception to follow.

Michelle Egan is the 2015 recipient of the Larry Neal Prize for Excellence in EU Studies, for her book "Single Markets: Economic Integration in Europe and the United States" published by Oxford University Press. The Larry Neal Prize was initiated in honor of Professor Emeritus of Economics Larry Neal, the founding director of the European Union Center at the University of Illinois, to recognize excellent research conducted by affiliated faculty of the EU Centers located throughout the United States and Canada.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Global Studies (CGS).



  Upcoming Events



Tue, Sep 13 - Sun, Apr 2


[Formal Opening: Sep 23; 7:30 pm -- Export to Outlook & iCal]


Campbell Gallery, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory

Medieval Irish Masterpieces in Modern Reproduction 

Exhibition description

Related events (both at Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum):

Symposium -- Sat, Oct 1 | 8:30 am - 5:15 pm
View symposium details here.

Film screening: "1916: A Terrible Beauty" -- Sun, Oct 2 | 1:30 pm. View details here.

Co-sponsored by the European Union Center

Conversations on Europe Videconference Series (with Univ. of Pittsburgh)

Tue, Sep 20; 11 am

 507 E Green, Room 411

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Free Trade or Protectionism? Isolationism Amidst Globalization

Spekers: TBA

This virtual roundtable is a part of the European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh's "Conversations on Europe" series, and co-sponsored by the European Union Center.


Fri, Sep 22- Sat, Sep 23

Keynote and CAS/MillerComm Lecture on Sep 22nd at 7 pm at Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory -- Export to Outlook & iCal

Conference sessions on Sep 23rd from 8 am - 5 pm at Illini Union General Lounge, Room 210, 1401 W. Green -- Export to Outlook and iCal

Empire and Partitions: Ireland, India, Palestine, and Beyond
Keynote address and CAS/MillerComm Lecture: "The Architect of Two Partitions or a Federalist Dreamer? The Curious Case of Reginald Coupland”

Keynote speker: Urvashi Butalia, Publisher and Co-Founder of Kali for Women and Founder of Zubaan Books

Conference website

Co-sponsored by the European Union Center



  Related Events


CLACS/Lemann Institute Annual Fall Reception

Fri, Sep 9

 5-8 pm


International Studies Bldg., Room 101, 910 S Fifth St.

Lemann Instiute Annual Fall Reception 2016-2017 



EUC Social Media


 Social Media Highlights
Students reporting from the Arctic
The Environment and Society in a Changing Arctic course took place in the summer of 2016! The participating students from KTH Royal Institute of Technology together with the students of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign wrote about their experiences throughout the course. If you missed the series this summer, you can find it on the EUC blog
As always, we invite you to join the conversation by leaving comments on our Blog and sharing posts/tweets with others! Also, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook!




EU Delagation Internships

Fancy an internship with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States?

We are recruiting interns for our winter/spring session. Work with EU diplomats and staff in the Delegation of the EU to the U.S. in Washington, DC, and contribute to enhanced EU-U.S. relations. Check out our website to find your best fit in our Delegation. Apply by September 15 for internships that begin in January. 

Job posting


Coordinator for Miami University Dolibois European Center (MUDEC) in Luxembourg

Miami University is searching for a new Coordinator for Miami University Dolibois European Center (MUDEC) in Luxembourg. The online application can be found here.

Call for Nominations for IIP International Achievement Awards

Call for nominations for International Achievement Awards

Honor and celebrate the accomplishments of deserving alumni, faculty, and current students for their globally-focused work and/or scholarship with a nomination for the International Achievement Awards.

It’s that exciting time of year again—when campus comes back to life and we welcome thousands of the very best students, scholars, and faculty from all over the world to our great university. It’s also that time of year when we reach out to ask for your help nominating potential winners for our prestigious international achievement awards, which we celebrate at a formal Illinois International banquet every April. These five different awards provide us all with a remarkable opportunity to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of deserving alumni, faculty, and current students for their globally-focused work and/or scholarship.

Several years ago, a gift from Madhuri and Jagdish Sheth established an award that recognizes the exceptional achievement of an international University of Illinois graduate. The Sheths envisioned an award that would promote the university’s significant international reach. Over the ensuing years, the campus has built on this vision by creating several additional awards. First, the Office of the Provost instituted a faculty award for distinguished international achievement. Then, in 2005, the Office of the Associate Provost for International Affairs created three new awards: the first recognizes international achievement by a young alum doing humanitarian work; the second recognizes international achievement or service by a University graduate student; and finally, a third award was created as a companion to the graduate award for undergraduate international service or achievement. 

Nominations for all five awards will be due September 30, 2016.  Please encourage your faculty to submit a nomination for one or more of these awards. Selection criteria and nomination forms for all five awards may be found on the Illinois International website here.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact the office of Illinois International Programs Global Communications and Protocol team at 244-7657.

Call for Proposals for the IIP International Grants Program

Illinois International Programs (IIP) is happy to announce the call for proposals for the IIP International Grants Program.  As you may know, each year Illinois International Programs has a limited amount of money to sponsor international conferences on the Champaign-Urbana campus as well as international research travel by Illinois faculty.  You can find out all the pertinent details and requirements at the websites listed below:

IIP International Conference Grants

IIP International Research Travel Grants:

Deadline for proposals: November 4, 2016

Proposals should be submitted electronically here (travel) and here (conference).

Any questions can be directed to Julie Misa at 333-9192 or

Conversation Tables
Coffee Hours


Turkish Conversation Table
Wednesdays, 4 PM, Espresso Royale on Goodwin


If you would like to announce your Fall 2016 conversation tables & coffee hours, please send the information to Sebnem Ozkan.





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and a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence funded through the European Union.
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