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Spring 2011 April 25 - 29
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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 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.

April 20 – May 4
The Forgiveness Project
Description: The Center for Democracy in a Multiracial Society and the Library Diversity Committee are co-sponsoring the British-based exhibit, The Forgiveness Project, a collection of national and international stories that encourage and empower people to explore the nature of forgiveness and alternatives to revenge.
Location: The exhibit will be open to the public at the Main Library on the first floor.  
May 2
In conjunction with the exhibit, the Library will also be hosting a lecture of one of the Forgiveness Project participants, Holocaust Survivor, Eva Kor.

Location: Main Library, Room 66
Time: 5:00-6:30 pm
Description: Eva Mozes Kor is a Holocaust survivor, a forgiveness advocate, a champion of human rights, and a tireless educator. At the age of ten, twins Eva and Miriam Mozes, were taken from their small village in Romania to Auschwitz where Dr Josef Mengele used them for medical experiments. They were the only survivors in their family and village. On January 27, 1995, at the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Eva Kor stood by the ruins of the gas chambers and read a document of forgiveness. She has since spoken explicitly about her experiences at Auschwitz, and founded the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Indiana, where she now lives.
"The day I forgave the Nazis, privately I forgave my parents whom I hated all my life for not having saved me from Auschwitz. Children expect their parents to protect them, mine couldn’t. And then I forgave myself for hating my parents. Forgiveness is really nothing more than an act of self-healing and self-empowerment. I call it a miracle medicine. It is free, it works, and has no side effects." ~ Eva Kor
With special thanks to the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center.
Sponsored by the Library Diversity Committee, the University Library, Center for Democracy in a Multiracial Society, Inclusive Illinois, Holocaust, Genocide and Memory Studies, and Global Studies.

Fellowships September 28, 2011
ACLS (American Council of Learned Societies) Fellowships
including ACLS/SSRC/NEH International and Area Studies Fellowships
The ACLS Fellowship program invites research applications in all disciplines of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences (1). The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects.
The ACLS Fellowships are intended as salary replacement to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time research and writing. An ACLS Fellowship may be held concurrently with other fellowships and grants and any sabbatical pay, up to an amount equal to the candidate's current academic year salary. Tenure of the grant may begin no earlier than July 1, 2011 and no later than February 1, 2012.
The Fellowship stipend is set at three levels based on academic rank: up to $35,000 for Assistant Professor and career equivalent; up to $40,000 for Associate Professor and career equivalent; and up to $60,000 for full Professor and career equivalent. ACLS will determine the level based on the candidate's rank or career status as of the application deadline date. Approximately 22 fellowships will be available at the Assistant Professor level, approximately 18 at the Associate Professor level, and approximately 17 at the full Professor level.
Institutions and individuals contribute to the ACLS Fellowship Program and its endowment, including The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Council's college and university Associates, and former Fellows and individual friends of the ACLS.
For more information about eligibility, judging criteria and application, please click visit the ACLS fellowship website or e-mail

Job Postings Deadline: May 30, 2011
Executive Director, Center for European Studies, University of Florida
Primary responsibilities are to execute the programmatic activities of CES in a professionally efficient and effective manner, in compliance with university, federal and foreign granting agency requirements. These duties include but are not restricted to grants budget management, preparation of grant reports and applications, the administrative management of the CES office, and supervision of CES staff. Additional responsibilities include advising graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in CES-sponsored UF-based and study abroad academic programs with tracking and degree requirements, assisting students in identifying research, internship and career opportunities, and assisting CES faculty with program building in its various programs, e.g. Polish Studies, Turkish Studies, Czech Studies.
Master's degree in area relevant to European Studies; or a bachelor's degree in area relevant to European Studies and two years of appropriate experience. PhD preferred. The ideal candidate will have experience managing budgets and grants, and with student advising; strong written and verbal communication and computer skills. Salary is commensurate with experience.
To apply: https://jobs.ufl.edu and refer to req# 0807929.
CES is a nationally visible Title VI-funded center with a range of language and area-studies programs related to modern Europe. The position reports directly to the Director of the Center for European Studies.

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

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 (March 3)
Contact Marina Filipovic, mfilip8@illinois.edu
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 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
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