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- Upcoming Events
- Related Events
- Highlights from the EUC Blog
- EUC Grad Seminar (Fall 2nd 8 Weeks)
- Announcements

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Fall 2011 October 10-14
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EUC Events

October 11
Islam in Europe: The French Prohibition against Face Covering and the Burqa
Speaker: Gilles Cuniberti, Professor of Comparative Law and Private International Law, University of Luxembourg
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Illini Union, room 209
Part of the "Islam in Europe" lecture series.

October 13
EUC-CLACS Biennial Symposium: Anxieties of Ascent: Middle Class Aspirations among Bolivian Return Migrants from Spain
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: International Studies Building, rm. 101

October 13
Clean Energy Education Workshop
Location: Illini Union, rm. A & B
This workshop will bring together experts in energy education across the P-20 spectrum, members of government, and representatives of industry to answer the question “What are the crucial elements in a national program of clean energy education, and what are the best practices that such a program should adopt?” The morning session will consist of a distinguished keynote address, panel discussion, plenary talk and poster session; the afternoon will consist of thematic breakout sessions followed by a report-out and tours of energy centers at the University of Illinois. 
The breakout sessions will be organized around the following themes: energy-literate citizenry; business and industry; K-12 education; interdisciplinary education; workforce development; international engagement. Participation in the breakout sessions will be by invitation only. 

October 14
EUC Lecture Series: Implementing Clean Energy Goals in the EU
Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm
Location: Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Language Building
Speaker: Torsten H. Fransson, Professor of Heat and Power Technology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Speaker bio:
Dr. Torsten H. Fransson received his PhD in numerical modelling from the École Polytéchnique Fédérale de Lausanne in 1986. Since then, he has worked as an important player in the realms of modern pedagogical models for global energy learning, aerodynamics, and gasification and combustion. He has also participated in several EU-sponsored research projects over the years.
Please RSVP to Kim Rice; kimrice@illinois.edu
Lunch provided; BYO beverage.

Upcoming Events

October 20
EUC Special Presentation: The Post-socialist Changes in Europe and the Roma Minority: Importance of Educational Strategies to Future Improvement
Time: 2:00 – 3:00pm
Location: Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Language Building
Speaker: Gábor Daróczi, Director of the Roma Youth Network
Abstract: “
The Roma of Eastern Europe have undergone seismic social changes in the last twenty years, brought on by the political changes of 1989 and the admission of most Eastern European countries into the European Union. The advent of democracy has allowed for the Roma community to develop politically and to raise its profile culturally, but for many Roma, this period has been disastrous: the end of state socialism has meant both the withdrawal of a robust social safety net and the end of the limitations on free speech and rigidly enforced state monopoly on violence that hid racial tensions under a veil of oppression. Meanwhile, state policies discriminating against Roma in law enforcement and education persist in both Eastern and Western Europe.”
Co-sponsored by the Russian, East European and Eurasian Center (REEEC).

Related Events

Study Abroad Fair
Date: October 12th
Time: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Illini Union Rooms A, B, C and South Lounge
Interested in studying abroad? Stop by the Study Abroad Fair! Learn about study abroad programs located around the world and take a peek at your options to study during the winter, summer, semester, and academic year terms. Information on financial aid and the many study abroad scholarships that are offered will be available too. See you there!

Center for Translation Studies’ Tea and Translation Open House
Date: October 12th
Time: 4:00 – 5:00pm
Location: Lucy Ellis Lunge, 1080 Foreign Language Building
This event is being held for new Translation Studies students and for students interested in learning about the Translation Studies program. Students will have opportunities to meet the faculty, learn about the Study Abroad program, and find out more about the program's course offerings. Refreshments will be served.     

Highlights from the EUC Blog

European Union Center Featured in Illinois International Review
The European Union Center is featured heavily in this semester's Illinois International Review, an online publication from the University of Illinois International Programs and Studies office. The Review, which is published once per semester, aims "to reflect the wide range of the university’s international engagement and research." From the EUC's prestigious grant awards to the important and timely discussions it sponsors, the European Union Center is clearly a vital contributor to "the university's international engagement." Read more.

EUC Grad Seminar (Fall 2nd 8 Weeks)

EURO 596 (Special Topics): “Introduction to European Union Studies: Current Trends and Debates in the Scholarship”
This course is intended to serve as an introduction to the field of EU Studies for graduate students.  We will engage with a series of speakers and readings that will provide a broad overview of the relevant debates and trends in contemporary scholarship on the European Union.  The goal is that at the end of this course students with an interest in the EU will have a clearer idea of the various disciplinary, theoretical, and methodological approaches to EU Studies; and more fundamentally, how to define EU Studies as a singular (but thoroughly interdisciplinary) field. This course fulfills requirements for the EU Studies graduate minor and MA in EU Studies, but is open to graduate students across campus.
Who: Course Supervisor – Dr. Sebnem Ozkan, with guest lectures from UI Faculty and Visiting Scholars
When: Wednesdays, 3:00 to 4:50 pm (2nd 8 weeks of Fall semester: October 17-December 7).
Credits: 2 credit hour: CRN: 59322
For more information, contact Sebnem Ozkan at asozkan@illinois.edu



Calls for papers

Graduate Student Conference – EU External Relations in the Post-Lisbon Era
As the European Union searches for its place in the global order, the institutional reforms of the Lisbon Treaty have laid the groundwork for a common European external policy. However, shifting international dynamics have altered many of Europe's traditional relationships, and long-standing internal diversity as well as the more recent unfolding of the sovereign debt crisis have challenged European unity. Despite the reforms of Lisbon, fundamental questions remain as to whether the European Union is capable of fulfilling the goals set out in the Treaty. What place will Europe find for itself in this increasingly interdependent international environment?
Possible topics could include:
-- Europe's future external security and political relationships
-- A historical perspective of European external relations
-- Europe's evolving cultural and political borders at home and abroad
-- The EU's role in a global economy
-- The EU as a humanitarian actor
Abstracts should be 300-500 words (1-1.5 pages) in length and will be accepted only via email; please include a CV with your submission. Participation is limited to Master's and Doctoral students currently enrolled in degree-granting programs. The BMW Center for German & European Studies will be able to contribute to travel expenses for elected panelists. Please send submissions and questions to: cgesgradconference@georgetown.edu


Fulbright-Botstiber Awards for Austrian-American Studies
The Austrian-American Educational Commission is pleased to announce that it has received a $ 120,000 award in August 2011 from the Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation to fund two one semester Fulbright-Botstiber Visiting Professors of Austrian-American Studies – one for Austrian scholars to be hosted by institutions in the U.S. and one for U.S. scholars to be hosted by institutions in Austria – for three years starting with the 2012-13 academic year. The awards will function in a mirror reverse manner. Grant proposals require the collaboration of potential Fulbright-Botstiber scholars and potential host faculty from institutions in Austria or the United States, respectively.
-- For additional information on the Botstiber Foundation consult www.botstiber.org.
-- For information on the Fulbright-Botstiber Award for U.S. scholars in Austria, consult www.cies.org.

Publishing opportunity

Country Profiles for Worldmark Encylopedia of the Nations
Contact: Derek Gleason, International Affairs Editor, Eastword Publications Development, Inc.
Email: derek@eastword.com
Phone: 216-781-9440
I am seeking contributors to revise one or more full country profiles for Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations. Our company has been retained by Cengage Gale, one of the world’s largest and most respected book and online reference publishers, to update this multivolume reference work. As you may know, Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations is widely held by public, school, and academic libraries. First published in 1960, the new 13th edition will be published in 2012. As a former graduate student, I know that academics from area studies centers can make an invaluable contribution to this flagship reference work. Each country profile, usually averaging between 10 and 25 pages in length, is divided into 50 standard headings. We provide contributors with the text from the previous edition as well as updated text with current statistical information. We can also support contributors in finding additional information as it is necessary, although their primary role will be to provide analysis and insight as a subject matter expert. Contributors receive an honorarium (depending on the scope of the assignment) and publishing credit. The text is written for the educated layperson. We have monthly deadlines beginning October 20th, 2011 and continuing into January 2012. Please feel free to pass this information along to faculty and advanced graduate students in your program; those interested may contact me directly.


Professor of Political Science, EU tudies at the University of Luxembourg
The University of Luxembourg invites applications for a professorship of Political Science, EU Studies. The professor will be a member of the Laboratoire de Science Politique and the European Governance research programme within the IPSE (Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces) research unit.The professor will be expected to undertake research focused on the internal and/or external policies and policy-making processes of the European Union.The professor’s research programme should complement and further develop existing research strengths in the ‘European Public Policy and Europeanisation’ research area.  The successful candidate will have proven research expertise in one or more major areas of European Union public policy (eg. Internal Market, Trade Policy, Justice and Home Affairs, Common Foreign and Security Policy).The Professor’s principal teaching obligations will be in the newly launched Master in European Governance programme (http://meg.uni.lu).  Beyond the development of her/his own teaching within the programme, the successful candidate may be asked to assume specific administrative responsibilities (such as the management of internships or student exchanges) in cooperation with the Course Director.

Conversation Groups & Coffee Hours

Swedish Conversation Group & Coffee Hour
Dates: Every Thursday (Sept. 1 – Dec. 1)
Time: 2:00 – 3:00pm
Location: Espresso Royale on the corner of Goodwin & Oregon
All Swedish speakers are welcome to join us each week for Swedish Conversation Group & Coffee Hour.  Välkommen!

French Conversation Hour (Pause Café)
Dates: Every Thursday
Time: 5:30 – 7:00PM
Location: Espresso Royale, 1117 W. Oregon (at corner of Goodwin Ave.)
Contact: Michael Foster, mfoster2@illinois.edu
Pause Café will not meet on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24) and the final meeting for fall semester will be on Thursday, Dec. 8.

Portuguese Convo Table (Bate-Papo)
Dates: Every other week (1st meeting was on 9/7/2011)
Time: 4:30 - 5:30PM
Location: Foreign Language Building Rm. 1024, 707 South Mathews Ave., Urbana

German Conversation Hour (Konversationsgruppe)
Dates: Every Wednesday
Time: 2:00 – 4:00pm
Location: Array Café, Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB), 1206 W Gregory Drive, Urbana
Contact: Adam Chambers, achambe6@illinois.edu

Greek Conversation Table (LOGOS)
Dates: Every second week starting Tuesday, September 13
Time: 4:00pm
Location: Espresso Royale, 1117 W Oregon St., Urbana
Students are invited to practice conversational Greek with native speakers. This is also an excellent opportunity for students from past years to maintain and refine their language skills.
For more information please contact Nikos Vergis.

Bulgarian Conversation Table
Dates: Every Friday
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Espresso Royale, 1117 W Oregon St., Urbana

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Conversation Table
Dates: Every other Wednesday, beginning September 28th
Time: 5:00 – 6:00pm
Location: Espresso Royale, 1117 W Oregon St., Urbana

If you would like to announce an event through the EUC e-Weekly, please send the information by no later than the prior Thursday of the event to:
Sebnem Ozkan | Phone: (217) 244-0570 | Fax: (217) 333-6270 | asozkan@illinois.edu

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Phone: (217) 265-7515 | Fax: (217) 333-6270
Web: www.euc.illinois.edu