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Spring 2013
 April 15-19

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EUC Scholars in Residence

EUC Events this Week

Upcoming Events

Related Events EUC Blog Highlights  Announcements
    EUC Scholars in Residence

EUC Scholars in Residence Program


Fall 2013 Deadline: June 1, 2013
Spring 2014 Deadline: August 1, 2013

European Union Center Scholars in Residence

The European Union Center is soliciting applications from European and American scholars of the EU to serve as Scholars in Residence at the University of Illinois (UI). This opportunity allows for research and professional development for visiting scholars, strengthening ties between the EU Center and departments with similar goals in the U.S. and EU. Visitors will also benefit from the University of Illinois’ world class library system, working with the Center’s MA students and affiliated doctoral students, and partnering with leading faculty in various EU fields. Scholars should utilize their time at UI to work in collaboration with EUC faculty affiliates on relevant EU-focused research projects and to develop and improve courses and lectures on EU topics.

Request for Proposals

For information about current and former EUC Visiting Scholars, see our Visiting Scholars page.

    EUC Events this Week

EUCE Arctic Initiative Lecture

April 16, 5:00pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge,
1080 FLB,
707 S. Mathews, Urbana

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The Changing Polar Expedition Films

Speaker: Jan Anders Diesen,  Lillehammer University College, Norway

Abstract & Bio

EUCE Arctic Initiative Film Screenings

April 17, 4:00 - 6:00pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge,
1080 FLB,
707 S. Mathews, Urbana

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Polar Expedition Film Screenings

with introduction and commentary by  Jan Anders Diesen,  Lillehammer University College, Norway

Abstract & Bio

Videoconference Panel Discussion

April 18, 11:00am

Room 411,
507 E. Green St.,


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wealthSharing the Wealth: An EU-US Free Trade Agreement

Panelists:  J.D. Bindenagel, retired Ambassador; Professor Martin, University of Pittsburgh; Professor David Cleeton, Illinois State University

Abstract & Bio

With University of Pittsburgh.

EUCE Director Lecture Series

April 19, 12:00pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge,
1080 FLB,
707 S. Mathews, Urbana

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Turkey and Its Black Sea Neighbors: Foreign Relations in an Area of Transition

Speaker: Ronald Linden , Director, EU Center of Excellence and European Studies Center, Professor of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh

Abstract & Bio

    Upcoming Events

The GMO Debate

April 24, 12:00pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge,
1080 FLB,
707 S. Mathews, Urbana

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ryffel European and US Perspectives on the Science Behind the Precautionary Principle

Speaker:  Gerhart Ryffel,  Cell Biology, University of Duisburg-Essen

Abstract & Bio

    Related Events

"Balkanalia" Concert



Cairo Kitka:

A Musical Bouquet from the Balkans, Caucasus, and Middle East

Saturday, April 20 at 7:30pm in Smith Recital Hall


DURP Seminar

ihsan cetinSpace Factor in Differential Processes of Informal Settlement Formation In Turkey (Gecekonduzation)

Speaker: Ihsan Cetin, Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Anthropology, UIUC; Lecturer, Department of Teaching Philosophy, Sociology and Psychology, University of Cukurova, Turkey
Date: April 16, 2013
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Place: Temple Buell Hall. Room 225

Seminar is sponsored by Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP), Transnational Planning. 

  EUC Blog
EUC Blog Highlights

The Cyprus Bailout: "A Minute With" Kostas Kourtikakis, expert on the European Union

EUC affiliated faculty Kostas Kourtikakis was interviewed by the University of Illinois News Bureau for its "A Minute With" series. Kourtikakis discussed the Cyprus bailout with News Bureau social sciences editor Craig Chamberlain. This article originally appeared on the News Bureau website and was covered in The Greek Star. Read more on the EUC blog

As always, we invite you to join the conversation by leaving comments and sharing posts with others!



Call for Applications

Postdoctoral fellowships at the Research College"The Transformative Power of Europe"

The Research College (Kolleg-Forschergruppe) "The Transfomative Power of Europe. The European Union and the Diffusion of Ideas", directed by Profs. Tanja A. Börzel and Thomas Risse, advertises up to 4 postdoctoral fellows. We particularly encourage applications on projects located in the field of comparative regionalism.

Further information can be found at www.transformeurope.eu or obtained at transform-europe@fu-berlin.de.

Summer Courses

holocaust GER 260/CWL 271/ENG 268   –  The Holocaust in Context: Postwar Representations in Literature and Film
CRN 35710, 9:00 – 11:50, MTWR

When: Summer Session I, 05/13 – 06/07
Where: 134 Armory
Instructor: Dr. Isaac Tubb

Summer Program in Vienna


International Summer Program 2013
University of Vienna
July 13th to August 10th, 2013

The Sommerhochschule offers high level European Studies courses in the morning and German Language courses in the afternoon. 

For further information please contact the Program Coordinator, Ms. Nina Gruber.



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