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Fall 2016
Sep 19-23

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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

For the first installment of the Conversations on Europe series for 2016-17, our panel of experts will discuss the debate over free trade that has gained political traction in both the EU and the U.S. of late. What are the arguments being made for or against protectionism or fair trade on both sides of the Atlantic? How do we account for the rising hostility to NAFTA and TPP here in the U.S. and to TTIP and continued economic union in Europe? What are the post-Brexit vote implications?


Alasdair Young, Professor & Co-Director for the Center for European and Transatlantic Studies, Georgia Tech
Elvire Fabry, Senior Researcher, Notre Europe - Jacques Delors Institute
David Cleeton, Professor of Economics & Department Chair, Illinois State University

ModeratorAllyson Delnore, Interim Director, European Studies Center, Univresity of Pittsburgh

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


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



  Upcoming Events



Department of Latina/Latino Studies Lecture

Mon, Sep 26; 12 pm

Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada

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The "Refugee Crisis" and the Production of "Illegality" in the EU

SpeakerDr. Nando Sigona, Senior Lecturer & Deputy Director, The Institute of Research into Superdiversity at the University of Birmingham, UK

Abstract & speaker bio

Co-sponsored by the European Union Center

Translation Workshop
Book Reading


Erin Moure,
Canadian Poet and Translator

Tu, Sep 27

Workshop: 4-5:30 pm; Lincoln Hall, Room 1024; Export to Outlook and iCal

Book reading: 7 pm; Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB; Export to Outlook and iCal

Translation Workshop

4-5:30 pm; Lincoln Hall Room 1024

Speaker bio and workshop details


Book reading -- Poetry as History: Kapusta! Cabbage!

7 pm; Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB

Book reading event details and book information

Organized by Roman Ivashkiv, PhD, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Ukrainian Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Co-sponsored by: Center for Translation Studies; Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures; Russian, East European and Eurasian Center; European Union Center

Info sessions

5-year B.A./M.A.
EU Studies

Tue, Sep 27; 4pm
Wed, Oct 3; 3pm 

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

Info Sessions: 5-year B.A./M.A. in EU Studies

Are you currently getting a B.A. in: Political Science, French and Italian, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Global Studies, Germanic Languages and Literatures, or Spanish and Portuguese? Would you like to get an M.A. in a valuable internationally-oriented field of study? Don’t miss the chance to take advantage of the European Union Center’s Five-Year B.A/M.A program! Take graduate classes during your senior year and complete your M.A. in European Union Studies in one year of study instead of two! Interested? Stop by one of our info sessions to learn more about the program and see if this opportunity is for you!



  Related Events



Performing Spain: Theatres of Memory in Iberian Cultures

A symposium devoted to the study of Iberian theater and performance from a trans-historical perspective, bridging Golden Age theater (1580-1700) with contemporary performance, playwriting, and theatrical practices in the plurinational setting of the Iberian peninsula. 

For more information, please consult the Performing Spain website

Hosted by: Department of Spanish & Portuguese and School of Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics

In conjunction with: Spain's Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sport (Hispanex Program), Center for Advanced Study, Department of Theatre, Program in Comparative and World Literature, University Library, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese (UDavis), Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (UMass Amherst)


Mon, Sep 26- Tue, Sep 27

Heritage Room, ACES Library, 1101 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana
(Film screening on the first day will be held in Lincoln Hall, Room 1000)

Immigration, Migration, Refugees, and the 2016 Election

This one-and-a-half-day conference focuses on the issues and attitudes as well as the historical, economic, and legal dimensions associated with people immigrating, migrating, or seeking refugee status. This conference will bring together experts from a variety of disciplines and will allow for ample time for interactive dialogues between presenters and conference attendees.

View the full conference program and speaker list online

Sponsors: Women and Gender in Global Perspectives (WGGP), the Department of Sociology, and the School of Social Work

Co-sponsors: Center for Business and Public Policy, College of Law, Department of Agricultural & Consumer Economics, Department of Economics, Department of Latina/o Studies, Department of Political Science, Program in Law and Philosophy, Program in Modern Greek Studies, Division of Student Affairs, and Illinois Inequality Initiative, and support from the LAS Conference Grant Program.

Info Sessions for International Service Travel Scholarships

Fred S. Bailey International Service Travel Scholarship for Cause-riven Leaders

The Fred S. Bailey International Travel Scholarship program will fund up to 75% of the total cost of international travel with a service component.  Awards range from $800-$1800.  Eligible applicants must have been involved in the program (academic or extracurricular) for a minimum of one semester before traveling. Recipients will be selected on the basis of their demonstrated commitment to the project/program, long-term career goals in international development or related fields, the trip's potential impact on the student's learning and professional development, potential for positive impact on the host community and financial need.

Application Period 1 (For trips that occur between December 10, 2016 - August 25, 2017)
Application Deadline: October 3

September 28, 1pm-3pm - Bailey Office Hours

All info sessions and office hours take place at the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., Champaign. For more information, visit:



EUC Social Media


 Social Media Highlights

Have you heard about Linguis Europae, the EUC's language blog?

Linguis Europae is dedicated to a range of topics involving official state, regional, and minority languages in the EU. Posts are written in five languages by UI students and faculty! Check Linquis Europae regularly for updates!

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!




New EURO Course (Spring '17; 2nd 8 wks)

EURO 199 – Contemporary Challenges Facing the European Union

1pm-1:50pm beginning October 18th, 2016

Room 1024, Lincoln Hall

The EU Center’s new course, EURO 199, still has spots available for students interested in a one unit class for this Fall’s Part of Term B. EURO 199 explores topics of contemporary importance to the European Union. This semester, the class will be studying immigration and its impact on Europe. The course concludes with special final project involving an in-class simulation of an EU institution. This course is excellent fit for anyone interested in Model EU, and will allow students to practice their public speaking skills while at the same time learning about a topic of significant international importance. For more information, please contact the course instructor, Dr. Neil Vander Most, at

Short Term Study Abroad to Spain-Morocco

Late May - Early June

Short Term Study Abroad to Spain-Morocco

What will we do? Learn? In this digital curriculum development trip, a small group of students will travel to Spain and Morocco to explore historical connections be-tween the two countries and continents. Stu-dents will use Flip HD video cameras to record their experiences traveling and then participate in the production of an interactive video. The trip involves a great deal of travel by plane, train, ferries, buses, taxis, minivans and camels, and includes pre– and post-trip work.

Where will we go? We’ll travel the central area of the Al-moravid and Almohad Dynasties from the 11th to early 13th Century, in a period when Arab and Amazight culture brought Europe and Africa together.
In Andalucia: Algecias/Gibraltar, Granada, Cordoba, and Sevilla
In Morocco: Tangier, Tetouan, Fes, Rabat, Marrakech, Erfoud/Rissani

Who’s going? The trip is open primarily to students with an interest in education, Iberian, and Afri-can studies. This is likely to be strenuous trip and will involve a great deal of travel. The trip is led by Mark Dress-man, a Professor in C&I and current Fulbright Senior Scholar in Morocco.

How do I apply? Contact Mark Dressman ( immediately if you are interest-ed. You will need to register for the spring semester to receive credit for the course. A final group will be selected for the trip by Dec. 1, 2014 BUT DO NOT WAIT UN-TIL THEN.

What’s the cost? The projected cost of the trip is $3,000-$3500, depending on airfare to and decisions made by the group about the itinerary. This includes all air-fare, transportation, housing, and admission costs. Break-fast is included at most hotels but other meals are not included.

New CFR Fellowship for Tenured International Relations Scholars 

Council on Foreign Relations Fellowship

The International Affairs Fellowship for Tenured International Relations Scholars offers professors of U.S. foreign policy and international relations direct experience in the foreign policymaking field through placement in a U.S. government agency or international government organization for a period of twelve months.
The program is open to tenured professors who will focus on peace and security issues and who have arranged a paid sabbatical with their home university. The fellowship will match the home institution’s sabbatical salary up to a maximum of $80,000.
Application materials include a CV and a statement of no more than 500 words outlining your proposal to conduct policy-relevant work in a specific U.S. government agency or international organization. Additionally, two letters of recommendation should be sent regarding your qualifications.

For more details on eligibility requirements, how to apply, and the application form, visit CFR’s website
All application materials must be sent to by October 31, 2016. Official selections will be made in December 2016. Fellowships will start between June and September 2017.

If you have any questions, please follow up with CFR’s director and deputy director of fellowship affairs:
Janine W. Hill, 
Director, Fellowship Affairs; tel 212.434.9753; | 
Victoria Alekhine, Deputy Director, Fellowship Affairs; tel 212.434.9489;  

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


Swedish Coffee Hour
Wednesdays, 4 PM, Intermezzo Cafe at Krannert Center


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





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