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Fall 2013
 September 30-October 4

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

October 1

12:00 pm: Presidential Address

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3 pm: Roundtable

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GSLIS Bldg. Room 126
501 E Daniel St., Champaign


The 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, Graduate 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

Panelists include Judith Pintar, Rob Whiting, Kit Condill, Richelle Bernazzoli, and Ryan Haynes.

Organized by the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center. Co-sponsored by the European Union Center, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and the University Library.

 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

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

The symposium papers are now available in an online folder: https://uofi.box.com/s/adxhu0so58nfm3vy3i08.

Symposium Website

Co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science.

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

The conference schedule and free registration are available here.

Breakfast and refreshments provided.

Co-sponsored by the European Union Center.

     Upcoming EUC Events

ISU Speaker Series

October 7, 7:00pm

Prairie Room, Bone Student Center, Illinois State University, 100 N University St., Normal, IL

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The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy

Speaker: Jeremy Rifkin, President, Foundation on Economic Trends; Founder and Chairperson of the Third Industrial Revolution Global CEO Business Roundtable

Abstract & Bio

Background reading on Green Technologies from European Voice can be found here.

Further details can be found here.

The talk is sponsored by the Illinois State’s Office of Sustainability, Katie School of Insurance, Center for Renewable Energy and Student Sustainability Committee, as well as the European Union Center at the University of Illinois, with funding from the European Union, the Ecology Action Center and the McLean County Economic Development Council. For additional information, contact the Office of Sustainability at (309) 438-7357.

 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, 12:00pm

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

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EUC Lecture Series

October 21, 12:00pm

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

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Immigration Issues from Below: Africans in Europe

Speaker: Alma Gottlieb, Professor of Anthropology, African Studies, LAS Global Studies, and Gender and Women's Studies, University of Illinois

Abstract & Bio

    Related Event

Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Seminar Series

September 30, 12:00pm

Davenport Hall, Room 219
607 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana



Is the "Brain Waste" Voluntary? Evidence from CEE Countries

Speaker: Klaus Nowotny, Department of Economics, University of Salzburg, and WIFO (Austrian Economics Research Center), Vienna, Austria

Empirical evidence shows that even in industrialized countries a sizable share of workers is overeducated. Overeducation is particularly prevalent among migrants, indicating that the "brain drain" is often associated with a considerable "brain waste". Given that overeducation is just one aspect of the broader concept of overqualification, this brain waste has welfare costs for both sending and receiving countries. This paper aims at analyzing the determinants of individuals' willingness to accept overqualified employment abroad. The empirical analysis uses a unique dataset on migration and cross-border commuting intentions in three CEE countries (Czech Republic, Slovak Republic and Hungary) surveyed in 2010.

  EUC Blog
EUC Blog Highlights

LGBT Intolerance in Russia and Eastern Europe: Legacy of State Socialism?

Caroline Wisler, a third year doctoral student in the Department of Landscape Architecture and a 2013-2014 EUC FLAS Fellow, discuses Dr. Cynthia Buckley’s presentation, “The Rainbow Curtain: LGBT Intolerance in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.” 

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



Calls 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.

KULKUL Faculty Exchange Program                                                        Application Deadline: October 15, 2013

Illinois Strategic International Partnerships invites current faculty members and PhD candidates to apply for support for short-term exchange visits to Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KULeuven) in Belgium. Awardees will receive support for round-trip travel to Leuven from ISIP, as well as housing and a living allowance from KULeuven.

For more information, visit the website at: http://ilint.illinois.edu/partnerships/kul.html.

Cultural Heritage Reading Group

October 2, 4:30-6 pm

Davenport Hall, Room 214

CHAMPCultural Heritage Reading Group                                    

This reading group offers an opportunity to engage in an interdisciplinary conversation on the critical study of Cultural Heritage. The aim is to bring together students and faculty who share an interest in heritage studies, but who may be unnecessarily distanced by specializations in diverse fields or regional foci. Readings suggested by group members will guide the direction of the discussion, but problematizing heritage, both tangible and intangible, and the consideration of underlying aspects such as identity, memory, ownership and representation in relation to heritage practices and policies will be central to the group’s exploration. The group will meet bi-monthly through the academic year. Students and faculty interested or involved in the Collaborative for Cultural Heritage Management and Policy (CHAMP) may be particularly interested in joining this group. Please contact Caroline Wisler at wisler2@illinois.edu to be added to the Reading Group Moodle site to access readings for next week.

Job Opportunity

oklahomaAssistant Professor, European Studies                               

The University of Oklahoma's Department of International and Area Studies (IAS) announces a new tenure track faculty position in European Studies at the rank of assistant professor.  The Department currently has strengths in the areas of comparative political economy of Western Europe and the European Union, and they are interested in candidates whose work will diversify the Department’s existing strengths thematically and/or geographically. Further details are available here. Apply by October 15.

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

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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