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Fall 2013
Nov 18-22

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Events This Week

Upcoming EUC Events

Related Events

EUC Blog Highlights  Announcements
    Events This Week

Islam in Europe Lecture Series

November 18

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

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Agitated Liberalism: Meditations on the Politics of Dissent in Turkey in the Wake of Gezi Park

Speaker: Jeremy Walton, CENTREN Transnational Research Network at Georg August University

Abstract & Bio

Organized by EUC. Co-sponsored by REEEC, CSAMES, and CGS.

"Conversatons on Europe" Videoconference Panel Discussion (with U of Pittsburgh)

November 21

Room 411, 507 E Green St., Champaign

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France as a Global Leader (in French)


Jean-Philippe Mathy, French, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Laird Boswell, History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
David Pettersen, French & Italian, University of Pittsburgh
Pierre Landry, Political Science, University of Pittsburgh will moderate

Discusson will be conducted in French.

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.

Co-sponsored by European Union Center.

Study Abroad Info Session

November 21 


Room 200, International Studies Building,
910 S 5th St., Champaign

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Stockholm Summer Arctic Program: Environment and Society in a Changing Arctic

Program participants discover how climate change is altering one of the world's great wildernesses, and then conduct research that will help map a sustainable future for the arctic.  Students will work alongside students from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.  Program fulfills 6 hours of course credit (GLBL 386/SCAN 386/ESE 386) and enrollment is open to both science and non-science majors.  Applicants must be junior status or have instructor's consent.  

For further questions contact Mark Safstrom.

This program is partially supported by the European Union Center through a European Union Center of Excellence grant.

     Upcoming EUC Events

Modern Greek Studies Lecture Series

December 3

Room 1027, Lincoln Hall
702 South Wright Street, Urbana

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Greece Crises

There Is No End to Mourning Here: Giving an Account of the Precarious Self in Greece of the Crises

Speaker: Neni Panourgia, Columbia University and New School for Social Research, Modern Greek Studies Association

Abstract & Bio

Co-sponsored by the European Union Center, Linguistics, CSAMES, Political Science, CGS, Sociology, Anthropology, and CAS.

FLAS Information Session - Graduate and Undergraduate Students

December 4 and 5
12:00 - 1:00 pm

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

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Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships support graduate and undergraduate study in modern foreign languages in combination with area studies, international studies, or international or area aspects of professional studies.

FLAS Fellowships are administered by the University of Illinois National Resource Centers and are awarded competitively through an annual competition. Students from all departments and professional schools are encouraged to apply.

Information sessions will cover the requirements and deadlines and provide opportunities for students to ask questions of the FLAS coordinators.

For more information, visit FLAS Fellowships at Illinois website.

European Movie Night

December 5

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

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Almanya: Willkommen in Deutschland (Welcome to Germany), 2011-- Germany

In German & Turkish with English subtitles. Popcorn provided, BYO beverage.

Plot synopsis


    Related Events

PromoDoc Info Session

November 19 

Room 514,Illini Union Bookstore Building,    809 S Wright St., Champaign


Thinking of Graduate School? Think Europe!

PromoDoc is a European Union funded project to promote European doctoral programs to students around the world. It helps students find the program that fits their needs and facilitates the exploration of funding opportunities, including Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Program and Marie Currie Actions.  

Learn more about these great opportunities from our own PromoDoc ambassadors on UIUC's campus:

Alma Gottlieb, Professor of Anthropology
Laura Hastings, Professor of Political Science
Peter Kuchinke, Professor of Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership

For more information visit www.promodoc.eu.  

State Department Info Session

November 18

Room 1000, Lincoln Hall, 702 S Wright St.,


Careers in Foreign and Civil Service

Speaker: Ian Kelly, US State Department Diplomat in Residence

Ever wonder what it would be like to work for the US in a foreign country? Come hear Ian Kelly, State Department Diplomat in residence speak about it.  Ambassador Kelly has had an extensive career that includes tours in Vienna, Washington DC, Brussels, Ankara, Belgrade, and Moscow.

For internships and careers with the State Department visit, http://careers.state.gov/

Community Lucia Concert and Julfest

December 7 5:00-7:00pm

St. Andrews Lutheran Campus Center. 909 S Wright St., Champaign


The program begins at 5pm with traditional holiday music and poetry and culminating in the candelight 'Lucia procession'.  The hour-long program will be followed by a reception with holiday refreshments.

Singing - all students are welcome to joing the informal Lucia Choir.  Rehearsal will be earlier that day.  Contact Mark Safstrom if interested. 

Playing instruments - Play an instrument? Interested in performing? Contact Mark Safstrom for more information.

Baking - The dessert reception is potluck-style.  As there is no entrance fee for the event, attendees are encouraged to bring either a dessert or make a donation to the club.  Contact the Swedish Club president for more information.

Sponsored by the University of Illinois Swedish Club

  EUC Blog
EUC Blog Highlights

Protests in Turkey: Three Firsthand Accounts

Levi Armlovich, who is currently pursuing a dual degree in Law and European Union Studies, spent this past summer in Izmir, Turkey, on a FLAS Fellowship, where he observed the protests firsthand. After he came back to the States, he sat down with Dr. Sebnem Ozkan, outreach coordinator for the European Union Center, and Dr. Mahir Saul, professor of anthropology, to discuss what happened in Turkey this summer and what it meant. Read more about their conversaions on the EUC blog.

And, of course, do not miss Jeremy Walton's lecture on "Agitated Liberalism: Meditations on the Politics of Dissent in Turkey in the Wake of Gezi Park" on Nov 18th! Click here for further details.

Also, if you missed the videoconference roundtable discussion entitled "Does Turkey Have a European Future?" that took place on Octobe 22nd, you can view the vidoe of the discussion on the EUC Blog.

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



Prague Summer Schools 2014


One-Week Program in Prague, Czech Republic
Application Deadline: January 31 (early), February 15 (final)
Prague's Center for Public Policy is pleased to announce the forthcoming Prague Summer Schools on the following topics:

The Future of Europe: Lobbying in Brussels
Crime, Law and Psychology
European Politics: Interests Versus Culture?

China: a World Superpower - Myth or Reality?
New Development Cooperation: Breaking the Chains of Poverty
Education: the Future of School
Globalization: the End of Consumption as we Know it

Programs run July 5-12, 2014

Spring 2014 Courses


If you wish to add a course to this list, please go to our short web form at https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/9569047 and insert information about your course(s).

For a list of selected Spring'14 Courses relevant to EU Studies click here.

Call for Proposals

Foundation German-American Academic Relations (SDAW) Call for Proposals 2014
Proposal Deadline: March 31, 2014

SDAW is prepared to fund research groups composed of German and North American scholars, and, where appropriate other European scholars, who propose to explore topics of particular relevance to the trasnatlantic relationship.  Research projects may focus on international or domestic topics; comparisons outside the US European context are welcome, as are proposals that seek to open new methodological approaches.

Find the call for proposals online here.  

Scholarship for UI Students to Pursue a Master's Degree in Sweden

Scholarship to Study at Stockholm University
Application Deadline: January 15, 2014

Information session for potential applicants on December 5 from 3:30-4:30 pm in the Lucy Ellis Lounge in the Foreign Languages Building. Please register in advance.

Open exclusively to seniors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign interested in pursuing a Master's Degree at Stockhold University.  Stockholm University offers 76 Master's programs in English within the faculties of the humanities, social sciences, law, and natural sciences.  Scholarship covers the cost of tuition and living expenses for two-year while working on Master's, or one year of work on a law degree.  For more information and how to apply visit the website.  

Calls for Submissions

9th Annual Graduate Student Conference on the European Union: “Brussels as Usual?: Politics and Policy in the EU”
Submission Deadline: November 27, 2013
February 28-March 1, 2014 |  EUCE/ESC at the University of Pittsburgh and EUSA, Pittsburgh

10th Biennial Conference of the European Community Studies Association-Canada
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2013
May 8-10, 2014 | Montreal, Quebec, Canada

7th Biennial Pan-European Conference on the European Union
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2013
June 5-7, 2014 | The Hague, The Netherlands

1st European Conference on Teaching and Learning Politics, International Relations and European Studies
Submission Deadline: December 16, 2013
June 26-27 | Maastricht, The Netherlands

Postdoc and Assistant Professor Openings

Postdoctoral Positions at ACCESS EUROPE Amsterdam

Assistant Professor in Political Science, California State University, San Marcos

NICE Welfare, Assistant Professor and Postdoctoral Positions

Visiting Position in European Union Politics, University of Pittsburgh:
The Department of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking to fill a visiting position for a senior scholar (Associate or Full Professor) whose work focuses on the politics of the European Union. The position is for a full-time faculty member for one year, beginning in September 2014. At that time a separate search for a permanent hire in European and European Union politics is expected to take place. The person hired as Visiting Professor would teach undergraduate and graduate courses on the European Union and other courses related to his/her interests. The person hired would be invited to fully participate in the intellectual life of the Department of Political Science and the European Union Center of Excellence/European Studies Center. The Center would also make available its services and some funds to support the teaching, research and conference activities of the person hired.

Please send expressions of interest, along with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, to Professor Ronald H. Linden, Chair, Visiting European Politics Search Committee, Department of Political Science, 4600 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh, 230 S. Bouquet Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups under-represented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.

Conversation Tables & Coffee Hours

Conversation Table in Modern Greek: Logos

Meetings take in Espresso Royale in Goodwin Str., Urbana, IL 61801. 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.
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.
Tuesday 3 December

Arabic Conversation Table

Meets weekly on Thursdays in the Intermezzo Cafe in the Krannert Center from 4:00-5:00 pm. For more information, contact Eman Saadah.

Italian Conversation Group

Meets weekly on Tuesdays at 7pm in Espresso Royale (1117 W. Oregon St., Urbana.) For more information, contact Rebecca Sconza.

Kaffeestunde (Coffee Hour): German Conversation Group

At Cafe Paridiso, 801 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana.  Free and open to everyone.  Next Meeting: Nov 20, 3-5pm.  

Turkish Conversation Table

At Espresso Royale (1117 W. Oregon St., Urbana).  Next meeting Nov. 21 at 6pm. For more information, contact Ercan Balci.

Swedish Conversation Conversation Group and Coffee Hour

At Phillippson Library, 3114 Foreign Languages Building.  Every Thursday through November 21 from 3:00-4:00 pm.  For more information contact Mark Safstrom

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.



European Union Center
University of Illinois
328 International Studies Building, MC-429
910 S. Fifth St.
Champaign, IL 61820
P: (217) 265-7515
F: (217) 333-6270  www.euc.illinois.edu

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event through the EUC e-Weekly,
please send the information by no later than the prior Thursday of the event to:


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