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Spring 2011 April 18 - 22
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April 18
A Comparative Sociological Study of Attitudes Within the EU: The Case of the New Members from Eastern/Central Europe and the Balkans
Speaker: Krastyo Petkov (Former member of the Bulgarian parliament, and former President of Bulgaria's labor union confederation)
Time: 4 - 5:30 PM
Location: Illini Union General Lounge
Sponsors: Russian East European and Eurasian Center and the European Union Center

April 20
European Movie Night: We Can Do That

Italy, 2008
Time: 5:15 PM  
Location: Lucy Ellis Lounge, Room 1080, Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews, Urbana
Languages: Italian with English subtitles
Director: Giulio Manfredonia
Abstract: Nello is an out of work former trade unionist who has been sent to run a cooperative of mental patients released from Italy's psychiatric hospitals following the Basaglia Law. Shocked by their over medicated ways of life, Nello seeks to find a more beneficial life for them. Two of the clients Gigio (Andrea Bosca) and Luca (Giovanni Calcagno) show an unusual ability for installing parquet flooring. This leads to the rest of the former patients into forming a flooring company with Nello coordinating the operation.

April 22
Third Annual EBI Biofuels Law and Regulation Conference: Exploring Cutting Edge Legal Issues at the Nexus of Bioenergy
A day-long conference bringing together the field’s leading experts to explore the challenges in creating a bioenergy-based future. 
Free but registration is required.
Sponsored by the Energy Biosciences Institute; Institute for Genomic Biology; and the European Union Center.

April 22-24
Third Illinois Languages and Linguistics Society (ILLS) Conference
Location:  University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Abstract: This year, our special theme is Multilingualism, Language Contact and Globalization and our invited lecturers are Susan Gal from the University of Chicago and Rakesh Bhatt from Illinois.  Prof Gal is currently conducting research on the political economy of language, including linguistic nationalism, language and gender, and especially the rhetorical and symbolic aspects of political transformation in contemporary eastern Europe and post socialism generally. 
: Department of Linguistics co-sponsored by the European Union Center.

April 28  
Focus 580 Radio Interview with Jolyon Howorth
Air Time (Live): 10:00 am
Jolyon Howord, Visiting Professor of Political Science at Yale University, participated at the Fourth Annual Transatlantic Security Symposium on “The End of National European Armies?” on March 9th.
The Symposium was co-organized by the European Union Center (EUC) and the Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security (ACDIS); and co-sponsored by the Center for Global Studies and the Russian and the East European and Eurasian Center. 

May 5
Znaniecki Lecture 2011
Speaker: Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University
Time: 2:00 PM
Room 126 LIS 501 E. Daniel St. Champaign
Abstract: Saskia Sassen’s research and writing focuses on globalization (including social, economic and political dimensions), immigration, global cities (including cities and terrorism), the new technologies, and changes within the liberal state that result from current transnational conditions. In her research she has focused on the unexpected and the counterintuitive as a way to cut through established truths.
Co-sponsored by the European Union Center.

Related Events April 18
Recital of Maciej Latawiec (from the LATAWCE Polish Highlanders Band) - with an accompanist Hye Young Kim
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Smith Memorial Hall, Memorial Room (2nd Floor), 805 South Mathews Ave., Urbana
Abstract: If you fancy Slavic Music Escapism/Dream-weaver, this event promises to be a feast, rendering Henryk Wieniawski's exquisite compositions, exploring the niches of the legendary Slavic Soul, twists' n' turns of the Polish lore transmuted in classy melodies... to a swish of the skillful bow dancing with the violin finesse. The Smith Memorial Hall is nota bene one of the classiest buildings in this town and on campus! The event is accompanied by the promotion of new album of Wieniawski's compositions and light refreshments after the recital. Find LATAWCE on Facebook.

April 19  

Scandinavian Film Night - Arn: The Knight Templar (Arn: Tempelriddaren)
Time: 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Location: 1080 (Lucy Ellis Lounge) Foreign Languages Bldg.
Director: Peter Flinth (2007)
Language: Swedish with English subtitles
Abstract: An epic tale of a Swedish Knight sent to the Holy Land who returns to help his family fight for the crown.
Sponsors: Scandinavian Club and the Germanic Languages and Literatures Department.

April 25
Germanic Languages and Literatures Departmental Awards Ceremony
Time: 5:00 PM
Lucy Ellis Lounge, Room 1080, Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews, Urbana
All are cordially invited as we recognize the achievements of our undergraduate and graduate students.  

April 29
Universal Banking Conference
Location: Room 314A, Illini Union, 1401 West Green St., Urbana.
Abstract: This academic conference organized by Warner Baer, Murillo Campello and Heitor Almeida features a guest presentation by Alexandre Tombini, President of the Central Bank of Brazil. Academics from around the world will present papers on universal banking and receive feedback from their colleagues. The papers will be published in a special journal edition.
Friday, April 29, 2011

8:30 – 9:00 -- Coffee in Illini Union
9:00 – 9:30 -- "A Retrospective on the Glass-Steagall Act in the U.S."  by Larry Neal (University of Illinois) and Eugene White (Rutgers University)
9:45 – 10:15 -- "Universal Banking and Financial Architecture: an Industrial Organization Perspective." by Ingo Walter (New York University)
11:00 – 11:30 -- "History and Future of Universal Banking in Germany." by Uwe Vollmer (University of Leipzig) and Diemo Dietrich (Halle Institute for Economic Research)
11:30 – 12.00 -- Special presentation by Jorge Corvalan (President, Central Bank of Paraguay)
"The Paraguayan experience in the development of the Banking Industry."
14:00 – 14:30 -- "History of the Glass Steagall Act in Japan." by Naoyuki Yoshino (Keio University and Financial Services Agency, Japan)
14:45 – 15:15 -- "Universal Banking in Brazil." by Marcio Garcia and João Manoel Pinto de Mello (Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro)
16:00 – 16:30 -- Special presentation by Alexandre Tombini (President, Central Bank of Brazil)
Sponsors: Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies, Department of Economics, Department of Finance, and CIBER.

Registration deadline: April 15, 2011
Dates: May 16-27, 2011
Abstract: Gain basic Greek conversational skills in 10 days of intensive 3 hour sessions. Classes meet Monday through Friday 5-8pm. Part of the Intensive Foreign Language Instruction Program (IFLIP) at the University of Illinois. Open to all U of I affiliates and the general public.
Contact: Mr. Nikos Vergis (vergis1@illinois.edu)

Scandinavian Courses in Fall 2011
Pillage, plunder, take what you like!
A veritable smörgåsbord of Scandinavian course offerings awaits you next fall.  Many SCAN courses are Gen Ed requirements and are cross-listed in a variety of other departments, so this could be a very practical detour in your college studies.  For a complete catalog, click here.
Courses include:
SCAN 101:  Beginning Scandinavian I (Swedish)  
12:00-12:50 PM, MTWR
SCAN 103:  Intermediate Scandinavian I (Swedish)
1:00-1:50 PM, MTWR
SCAN 225:  Vikings to Volvos: Scandinavian Culture
10:00-10:50 AM, MWF  
SCAN 251:  Viking Mythology
11:00-11:50 AM, MWF  
SCAN 252:  Viking Sagas in Translation
2:00-2:50 PM, MWF  
SCAN 490:  Films of Ingmar Bergman
3:00-4:50 PM, MW 

Modern Greek Fall 2011 Courses
GRKM 201: Elementary Modern Greek I
FALL 2011 / 5 credit hours.
GRKM 403: Intermediate Modern Greek I
FALL 2011 / 4 credit hours

Fellowships Deadline: May 1, 2011
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship on the “EU as a Global Discursive Actor”
We invite applications for a 2-year long Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship on the “EU as a Global Discursive Actor”.
The Institut d’Etudes Européennes de l’Université Libre de Bruxelles (IEE-ULB) is one of the partners in the Integrated Research Project on the “Global Reordering: Evolution through European Networks” (GR:EEN).
GR:EEN is an integrated Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) research project, funded under the 7th European Research Framework Program (FP7). GR:EEN’s agenda is to assess the single key SSH challenge identified by the European Commission (EC) for 2010:  Europe facing a rising multi-polar world. It runs from March 2011 until March 2015.
In this framework, the IEE-ULB’s  “EU, New Regionalism, and Global Governance” (EUNRAGG) research unit is recruiting a Post Doctoral Research Fellow who will contribute to its research capacities on the specific subject of “The EU as a Global Discursive Actor” for the period running from September 1st 2011 to August 31st 2013.

Internships Deadline for the Fall Semester: May 15, 2011
Internships with the Delegation of the European Union

The Delegation of the European Union offers a variety of internship positions at its office in Washington, DC and at the New York Delegation. For information on EU internships in Europe, click here. Internships are intended to provide college and university students and recent graduates with the opportunity to acquire considerable knowledge of the European Union, its institutions, activities, laws, statistics and relations with the US. Internship applicants may be of any nationality.
Internship Application Deadlines are as follows:
Fall Semester: May 15
Spring Semester: September 15
Summer Session: February 15

Deadline: May 20, 2011
NATO Internship Programme
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Headquarters introduced its Internship Programme in 2004. The aim of the programme is to provide a small number of current or recent students with the opportunity to intern with the International Staff at NATO Headquarters in Brussels and in a few other NATO bodies.

Call for papers

Deadline: May 20, 2011
Call for Papers: European Regulatory Governance
Dates: October 27-28, 2011
Location: Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Abstract: We invite paper submissions for the international seminar entitled European Regulatory Governance: Developments and Change. This seminar aims at identifying and analyzing the challenges and dynamics of European regulatory governance.
The past few years have seen major transformations in the European Union and in European regulatory governance more generally. The recently ratified Treaty of Lisbon provides a new institutional design for common action, the unfolding of which is taking place through concrete initiatives that are shaping the political nature of the Union. The new treaty consolidates a process where regulation and governance have been changing rapidly with agencification, creation and extension of regulatory networks, new types and mixes of policy instruments, new modes of governance, and the increased proceduralization of public action. This is taking place at a time when the economic and financial crisis is hitting particularly hard in Europe, when the Union is extending its external foreign and security capacities, and when the neighborhood policy meets the challenge of revolutions and repression in the Middle East. Collective and individual responses to the crisis are the outcomes of complex political processes of decision-making, and will have long lasting consequences in the architecture of European politics.

RSO News "The Illinois Viking"
The student Scandinavian Club's latest issue of "The Illinois Viking" has just been published. Special thanks to the editor Eric Swenson for compiling the issue, as well as to Greg Vernon for his interesting essay comparing Scandinavian and American prison systems.
To read the April issue of The Illinois Viking and for more information: 


Europeana - Web Portal on European Cultural Resources
Europeana enables people to explore the digital resources of Europe's museums, libraries, archives and audio-visual collections. It promotes discovery and networking opportunities in a multilingual space where users can engage, share in and be inspired by the rich diversity of Europe's cultural and scientific heritage.
Ideas and inspiration can be found within the more than 15 million items on Europeana. These objects include:
-- Images - paintings, drawings, maps, photos and pictures of museum objects
-- Texts - books, newspapers, letters, diaries and archival papers

-- Sounds - music and spoken word from cylinders, tapes, discs and radio broadcasts
-- Videos - films, newsreels and TV broadcasts
Whether you find a celebrated work or a lesser known object, Europeana always connects you to the original source of the material so you can be sure of its authenticity.

Conversation Tables & Coffee Hours Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Conversation Table
Espresso Royale on Goodwin and Oregon in Urbana
4:30 - 5:30 PM on every other Thursday
Bulgarian Association Conversation Table
Espresso Royale on Goodwin and Oregon in Urbana
Every Thursday from 6 to 7 PM
The Pause Café: French Conversation Hour
Espresso Royale on Goodwin and Nevada
5:30 - 7 PM every Thursday 
All levels of French welcome and encouraged 
Conversation Table LOGOS
Practice conversational Greek with native speakers. For more information please contact Nikos Vergis at vergis1@illinois.edu
Cosmo Coffee Hours @ the YMCA
Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 PM
Murphy Lounge, University YMCA
Free and open to everyone
At these informal gatherings, coffee, tea, and homemade ethnic desserts are served.

April 21: South Africa
April 28: Caribbean Countries

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European Union Center
University of Illinois
328 International Studies Building, MC-429 | 910 S. Fifth St. | Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 265-7515 | Fax: (217) 333-6270
Web: www.euc.illinois.edu