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Fall 2013
 September 23-27

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EUC Grants & Contests

Events This Week

Upcoming EUC  Events

EUC Blog Highlights  Announcements
    EUC Call for Grant Applications & Contests

Announcing the EUC's 2013-14 Call for Grant Applications and Contests

Thanks to the European Union Center’s Department of Education Title VI Grant and the European Union Center of Excellence Grant from the European Union, the EUC is pleased to offer several funding opportunities to the University of Illinois (UI) community and beyond. Included in this announcement you will find calls for UI faculty, graduate students,  and undergraduate students, as well as opportunities for non-UI scholars of the EU and K-12 educators and students. For more information about the available grants including detailed requests for proposals and application instructions, please visit the EUC grants webpage.

The deadline for the first set of competitions is September 30.

     Events This Week

 "Conversations on Europe" Videoconference Series

September 26, 11:00am - 12:30pm

 Room 411
507 E Green St.,   Urbana

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Videoconference Panel Discussion: The German Elections: Outcomes and Impacts

The “Conversations on Europe” Videoconference series features some of the country’s top experts on the European Union. The series links presenters and participants via videoconferencing across several sites. This event is open to the public and audiences at all sites are able to ask questions of the experts. The series is hosted by the European Union Center of Excellence/European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh. 

The roundtable will be moderated by Dr. Steven E. Sokol, President and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh. 


Patrick Altdorfer, Political Science, University of Pittsburgh
Myra Marx Ferree, Dept of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Nils Ringe, Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
David Crew,  Department of History, University of Texas-Austin
Per Urlaub, Department of Germanic Studies, UT-Austin
Peter Rehberg, Department of Germanic Studies, UT-Austin

  CAS/Millercomm Lecture

September 26, 4:00pm

Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum 
600 S Gregory St., Urbana

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Responding to Global Terrorism: Provocation, Retaliation and Deterrence

Speaker: Martha Crenshaw, Center for International Security, Stanford University

Abstract & Bio

Co-sponsored by the European Union Center.

 REEEC Directions Lecture Series

September 26, 4:00pm

Room 101, ISB
910 S 5th St.,       Champaign

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The Diseased Body Politic: Paid Sex and the State in Imperial Eastern Europe

Speaker: Keely Stauter-Halsted, Professor of History and Hejna Family Chair in Polish Studies, University of Illinois-Chicago

Abstract & Bio

Co-sponsored by the European Union Center.

     Upcoming EUC Events

 EUC Visiting Media Fellow Lecture Series

October 1, 1:30pm

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

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The Real Price of Cheap Food

Speaker: Malin Olofsson, reporter, Sveriges Radio. 2011 winner of Swedish Grand Journalism Prize.

Abstract & Bio

His Excellency Mr. Zeljko Komsic, Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina

October 1

12:00 pm: Presidential Address

3 pm: Roundtable


Universiy of Illinois is honored to welcome

His Excellency Mr. Zeljko Komsic, Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Presidential Address: His Excellency Mr. Zeljko Komsic
12 pm, School of Library and Information Science, Room 126

Roundtable: "Bosnians in the U.S.: Communities, Connections, and Homelands"
3 pm, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Room 126

Co-sponsored by the European Union Center.

Fall Forum Conference

October 3-4

Murphy Lounge,
University YMCA, 1001 South Wright Street      Champaign


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The Impact of Privatization/Marketization on the Education of Disadvantaged Students

Speakers: Prachi Srivastava, University of Ottawa; Keith Lewin, University of Sussex; Bekisizwe Ndimande, University of Texas - San Antonio; Patricia Burch, University of Southern California; Alvaro Hypolito, University of Pelotas; Pauline Lipman, University of Illinois - Chicago; Geoff Whitty, University of Bath; Dr. Joel Windle, Monash University; Ee-Seul Yoon, University of British Columbia; Christopher Lubienski, University of Illinois

Free Registration Here

Breakfast and refreshments provided

Co-sponsored by the European Union Center.

EU Center of Excellence Symposium

October 4, 4:00 p.m.
Murphy Lounge,
University YMCA, 1001 South Wright Street      Champaign

October 5, 9:00 a.m.
Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB 
707 S Mathews Ave., Urbana

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Symposium on European Union Governance: Legislative Politics, Foreign Policy and Networking

October 4 - Keynote Speaker: Nils Ringe, Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin at Madison

October 5 - Symposium:

Panel 1: Elections and Legislative Career Paths in the European Parliament
Panel 2: European Parliament Elections, Gender and the New Media
Panel 3: Intergovernmental Coordination in Internal and External Governance
Panel 4: The Role of Civil Society and Networking in Internal and External Governance

Symposium website

Co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science.

 European Movie Night

October 10, 6:00pm

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

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Many Kisses Later

Many Kisses Later (Ex) - Italy 2009

A brisk romantic comedy about that crazy little thing called love.  It does indeed begin with declarations of love and plenty of kisses, but the question is raised, does love go on?


Join us for Fall 2013 European Movie Nights for four contemporary films from across the EU!

Popcorn provided, BYO beverage.

EUC Lecture Series

October 11, 1:00pm

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

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The Duality of Economic Convergence in the Eurozone

Speaker: David L. Cleeton, European Union Center Visiting Scholar, Professor of Economics and Department Chair at Illinois State University

Abstract & Bio

  EUC Blog
EUC Blog Highlights

"Dispatches from Europe" blog contest

Did you travel to the European Union this summer? The European Union Center encourages you to participate in our "Dispatches from Europe" blog contest!

Submit a post about your summer abroad for publication on our Across the Pond blog and be in the running to win our "Dispatches from Europe" blog contest!

Winners will receive monetary prizes!

Blog submissions must be emailed to eucenter@illinois.edu. The deadline for submissions is 4:00PM on November 15, 2013. For more information on EU blog instructions, please click here

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



Call for Proposals

INSPIREINSPIRE (Illinois-Sweden Program for Educational and Research Exchange)                              Application Deadline: October 7, 2013

The Illinois Strategic International Partnerships (ISIP) initiative, and its pilot project INSPIRE (Illinois-Sweden Program for Educational and Research Exchange) invite proposals from current faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for funding in support of collaborative research projects and/or cooperative educational programs that will strengthen our existing partnerships with  KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University, and/or Karolinska Institutet.

Application form and further details are available here.

Conversation Tables & Coffee Hours

Conversation Table in Modern Greek: Logos

Meetings take place every second Thursday in Espresso Royale in Goodwin Str., Urbana, IL 61801, starting from September 19th, 2013. Students are invited to practice conversational Modern Greek with native speakers and get fluency. This is also an excellent opportunity for students from past years, members of the local Greek community and those with some knowledge of Modern Greek to maintain and refine their language skills. Contact Dr. Katsikas with any questions.
Fall 2013 schedule:
Thursday 19 September 2013
Thursday 3 October 2013
Thursday 17 October 2013
Thursday 31 October 2013
Thursday 21 November 2013
Thursday 5 December 2013

Conversation Table in French: Pause Café

Pause Café at Espresso Royale (Oregon and Goodwin), in Urbana. Meets every Thursday at 5:30pm. All are welcome!

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Conversation Table

Meetings take place every second Tuesday, upstairs at the Espresso Royale on Goodwin and Oregon from 5-6pm.  Contact Jasmina Savic with questions. 
Fall 2013 scedule: 
Tuesday 1 October
Tuesday 15 October
Tuesday 29 October
Tuesday 12 November
Tuesday 3 December

Arabic Conversation Table

September 26, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Intermezzo Cafe in the Krannert Center, 500 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana.  Contact Eman Saadah with questions. 

Cosmo Coffee Hours

Free and open to everyone... At these informal gatherings, coffee, tea, and homemade ethnic desserts are served. Coffee Hours are good opportunities to meet people from around the world and learn about other cultures. Read about a recent Cosmo Coffee Hour on our blog. For Fall 2013 schedule, click here. Unless otherwise noted, every coffee hour is from 7:00-9:00pm on Thursdays in the Y's Murphy Lounge.



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