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Fall 2016
Oct 3-7

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Info session

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

Mon, Oct 3 | 3pm 

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

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Info Session: 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!


Tue, Oct 4 | 5pm 

Gregory Hall, Room 100,  810 S Wright St.

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Rejecting Globalization: The Rise Of Populism and Xenophobia in 2016

Join us for a discussion that explores the ideological, political, and economic connections between increasingly strong populist and anti-globalization movements worldwide. Many of these political and social movements share characteristics such as a rejection of globalization, disengagement from global systems, anti-immigration fervor, and tendencies toward nationalistic rhetoric. The discussion features the following scholars who will discuss these trends and offer some insights based on their expertise:


Edward A. Kolodziej, PhD, is Emeritus Research Professor of Political Science and former Director of the Center for Global Studies and the Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security at the University of Illinois


Hadi Salehi Esfahani, PhD, is a Professor of Economics and Business Administration at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois

Kostas Kourtikakis, PhD, is a Teaching Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois

Maxime H. A. Larivé, PhD, is Associate Director and Director of Graduate Studies at the European Union Center at the University of Illinois

Parthiban Muniandy, PhD, is a lecturer in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois

Organized by the Center for Global Studies (CGS). Co-sponsored by the European Union Cenetr (EUC) and the Arabic Studies Program.



  Upcoming Events


2017 Spring EUC
FLAS Fellowships

Info sessions:

Wed, Oct 12 | 4pm - Export to Outlook & iCal

Tue, Oct 18 | 4 pm - Export to Outlook & iCal

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


Deadline for Applications: November 4, 2016 (5 pm CST)

Online Application Form

Visit European Union Center FLAS webpage at for further information.

Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to be eligible. FLAS fellowships might be used to study abroad. Fellows can hold additional graduate/undergraduate appointments (TA, RA, GA, student hourly appointments) concurrently with FLAS fellowships.

  • Graduate students: may receive full tuition and fee waiver and a stipend of $7,500 payable over the Spring 2017 semester. Eligibility for tuition waiver varies by home department and school.
  • Undergraduate students: may receive $5,000 towards tuition and fees and a stipend of $2,500 payable over the Spring 2017 semester.


EUC FLAS fellowships may be used for the study of many languages, including:

Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, French (graduate students only), German (graduate students only), Modern Greek, Modern Hebrew, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Serbian-Bosnian-Croatian, Spanish (graduate students only), Swedish, Turkish, or Ukranian.

Undergraduate fellowships are NOT available for Spanish, French, or German. Undergraduate fellowships are only available for intermediate to advanced (2nd year +) study of less commonly taught European languages (LCTLs), i.e., any modern foreign language other than Spanish, German, or French. Applicants must be able to take the language course at least at the 2nd year (intermediate) in Spring 2017.

Graduate students might apply to study any one of the languages listed above at the beginners level if they already have proficiency in another language listed above. Otherwise, graduate fellowships are only available for intermediate to advanced (2nd year +) study of the languages listed above and applicants must be able to take the language course at least at the 2nd year (intermediate) in Spring 2017.


  1. Online Application Form (available here:
  2. Statement of purpose
    Max. 500 words. Submitted through the online application form.

    Statement of purpose should describe how the proposed language study fits in with your thesis, dissertation research project or degree program and how it relates to EU Studies as a field of study. Statement should also illustrate how you intend to use the language and how the language and area study will contribute to your ultimate career goals. Please also describe your previous language learning experiences, formal and informal.
  3. Recommendation letter
    Your recommendation letter should preferably be from your academic advisor. If this is not possible, the letter can be from a professor of your choice. We strongly recommend you contact your letter writer ASAP to allow enough time for the submission of your recommendation letter by the deadline, Nov 4, 2016 (5 pm CST). It is your responsibility to inform your recommendation letter writer and make sure s/he submits the letter at the link below by Nov 4, 2016 (5 pm CST).
    Your recommendation letter should be submitted by your letter writer at the link below by Nov 4, 2016 (5 pm CST) – please share the link with your recommendation letter writer:
  4. Transcript(s)
    Undergraduate and Graduate transcripts, including the transcript for the fall semester of this year. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. Submitted/uploaded through the online application form as a single PDF.


Information sessions will cover the FLAS Fellowship requirements and provide opportunities for students to ask questions. In addition, you can get tips on how to submit a successful application, what supporting documents you need, and who is appropriate for a recommendation.

Wednesday, October 12 | 4 pm
Room 101, International Studies Building, 910 S Fifth St., Champaign

Tuesday, October 18 | 4 pm
Room 101, International Studies Building, 910 S Fifth St., Champaign

Contact: EUC FLAS coordinator Dr. Sebnem Ozkan at

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

Thu, Oct 20 | 11 am

507 E Green St., Room 411

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An Uncertain Future: US Elections and Transatlantic Relations

Speakers: TBA

Sponsored by European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh, UCIS, European Union Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Center for European Studies at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at University of Miami/Florida International University


Fri, Oct 21 | 9 am - 5:30 pm

Illini Union, Room 104

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New Directions in the Scholarship on the 1956 Hungarian Revolution: Memory and the Transnational Impact 60 years After

Participants: Stefano Bottoni, Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Kenneth Cuno, University of Illinois; Peter Kenez, University of California, Santa Cruz; Arpad Klimo, University of Pittsburgh; Maya Nadkarni, Swarthmore College; David Ost, Hobart and William Smith Colleges; Emanuel Rota, University of Illinois

Organizers: Zsuzsa Gille, University of Illinois; Richard Esbenshade, University of Illinois

Sponsored by the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC)
Co-sponsored by College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, European Union Center, Center for Global Studies, and Department of Anthropology



Film Screening

Fri, Oct 21

3-5 pm: Roundtable, followed by reception from 5-6:30 pm
Levis Faculty Cenetr, 3rd Floor -- Export to Outlook & iCal

7-9 pm: Film screening
Spurlock Museum, Auditorium -- 
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Roundtable: Freedom of Speech in the Age of New Media and New Publics: France, Europe and Beyond

3-5 pm | Levis Faculty Center, 3rd Floor, 919 W Illinois, Urbana


Rokhaya Diallo, Journalist & Filmmaker
Christian Lequesne, Sciences Politique-Centre de Recherches Internationales
Jean-Philippe Mathy, Director, School of Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics; Professor of French and Comparative & World Literature, University of Illinois
Moderator: Felisa Reynolds, Assistant Professor of French, Univserity of Illinois

Followed by a reception from 5-6:30 pm


Film Screening: "Networks of Hate"

7-9 pm | Spurlock Museum, Auditorium, 600 S Gregory, Urbana
Featuring pre-screening introduction and post-screening Q & A by the director of the movie, Ms. Rokhaya Diallo

For further details about the Roundtable and the Film Screening, visit here.

With the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States. Co-sponsored by the European Union Center and the Department of French and Italian.



  Related Events


Arabic Coffee & Sweets

Thu, Oct 6 | 4-5 pm

Asian American Cultural Center
1210 W Nevada St.

Arabic Coffee & Sweets

The University of Illinois Arabic Program invites you to enjoy and learn about Arabic coffee & sweets.

Meet fellow students and make new friends!

Free & open to the public.



EUC Social Media Highlight


 Social Media Highlight

Larry Neal Prize for Excellence in EU Scholarship Lecture: "From Single Markets to Transatlantic Markets: Lessons from the United States for Europe"

For its Fall 2016 opening lecture this year, the European Union Center at the University of Illinois hosted Michelle Egan, Professor and Chair at the School of International Service, at the American University in Washington D.C.
Egan was the 2015 recipient of the Larry Neal Prize for Excellence in EU Studies; this award 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.

If you missed this interesting lecture, you can watch the videorecording and read the review of the lecture by Carlo Di Giolio, MA in EU Studies Graduate Student/EUC Graduate Assistant, 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!




New Library Guide on Brexit

New Library Guide on Brexit

A new library guide on the Brexit has been created and can be found here. It includes general resources on the process as well as more specific items from a variety of think tanks and EU institutional resources.  You can follow tweets from the Brexit Watch and also access a variety of videos and podcasts.  Our thanks to Lindsay Ozburn (Graduate Student in the MA in EU Studies program, MAEUS, and Libary & Information Sciences) for pulling this all together.
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, Espresso Royale on Oregon


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.
The EUC is also funded in part by a "Getting to Know Europe" grant from the Delegation of the EU to the US.