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Spring 2014
April 28-May 2

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    Events This Week

Turkish Studies Symposium

Monday, April 28,
1:30 - 5:30 pm

210 Illini Union, 1401 W Green St.

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gezi park

After Gezi Park Protests – Rethinking Turkish Politics and Political Culture

Fatma Müge Göçek, University of Michigan
Avital Livny, Stanford University
Sinan Ciddi, Institute of Turkish Studies; Georgetown University
Günes Murat Tezcür, Loyola University Chicago
Bill Park, Kings College London

More information, including the schedule, is available on the symposium's webpage.

Organized by the European Union Center (EUC). Co-sponsored by CSAMES, REEEC, CGS, SLCL, the Department fo Linguistics, and the Department of Political Science.

Roundtable Discussion

Tuesday, April 29,
4:30 pm

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

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strasbourg university

The French Research University in the Twenty-First Century: Challenges and Opportunities

Dr. Frédéric Ogée, Vice-President for International Affairs, Université de Paris-VII Diderot.
Dr. Christine Musselin, Director for Research, Sciences Po, Paris
Moderator:  Dr. Gilles Bousquet, Senior Special Assistant to the President of the University of Wisconsin System for International Strategies.

Sponsored by the Department of French and French@Illinois.

EUCE Visiting Scholar Lecture

Friday, May 2,
12:00 pm

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

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The Integration of the Arab Mediterranean Countries into the EU Market: The European Neighborhood Policy As a Three-Level Game

Speaker: Christos Kourtelis, King's College London

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    Upcoming Events

Modern Greek Studies Documentary Screening

Thursday, May 8,
6:00 pm

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

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twice a stranger

Twice a Stranger

‘Twice a Stranger’ is a cross media project about the greatest forced migrations of the 20th century, when millions of people were uprooted and moved to new homelands. Based on oral video testimonies, rare film archives and photos this project brings visitors face-to-face with the survivors of these traumatic events. From the Greek-Turkish exchange in 1922-24, ‘Twice a Stranger’ travels to the German-Polish forced migration at the end of WW II, to the Partition of India, and to the Cyprus crisis' in the 1960's and 70's.

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Free pizza and beverages.

Co-sponsored by Department of Linguistics, LCTLs, Modern Greek Studies, REEEC, European Union Center (EUC), SLCL, and Department of Media and Cinema Studies.

Conference: Critical Inequalities

Friday and Saturday, May 9-10

Alma Mater Room, I-Hotel, 1900 S. First St.

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Critical Inequalities Conference

A two-day conference featuring keynote lectures by Didier Fassin (Institute for Advanced Study) and Patricia Williams (Columbia Law), and papers by Angelique Haugerud (Rutgers), Toussaint Losier (Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Associate, Illinois), Laura Pulido (USC), Mary Romero (Arizona State), Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan (Yale), Margaret Somers (Michigan), Siobhan Somerville (Illinois), and Jeremy Varon (New School).

The event schedule is available on the event's webpage.

Co-organized by the Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory, Latina/Latino Studies, and Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy, with the co-sponsorship support of the LAS, CAS, French, WGGP, English, GWS, Anthropology, Trowbridge Initiative, African American Studies, Sociology, Comparative & World Literature, EUC, Political Science, and History.

    Related Events

CHAMP Colloquium Inaugural Lecture

Wednesday, April 30, 5:00 p.m.

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

Skogskyrkogården"Skogskyrkogården, the Forest Cemetery: Controversies surrounding this UNESCO World Heritage Site in Stockholm, Sweden"

Speaker: Dr. Mattias Frihammar, Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies, Stockholm University

Organized by the Collaborative for Cultural Heritage Management and Policy (CHAMP). Co-sponsored by CGS, INSPIRE, Anthropology, Art History, Landscape Architecture, History, and the Spurlock Museum.

LCTL Film Series

Wednesday, April 30, 6:00 p.m.

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

Love and RevolutionLove and Revolution - Turkey, 2011

Film Synopsis:
1990's left wing student activism is the background of director Serkan Acar and writer M. Serhan Turhanlı's look at the often impossible choice to be made between the personal and the greater good. Istanbul University student Kemal naively dreams of a Marxist revolution and is ready to do anything for what he believes in. But things are about to change when he develops a crush on co-member and fellow student Leyla. But will love conquer all or simply transform the couple from idealist youngsters into disillusioned grown-ups? A beautifully made and engrossing recreation of a world in which sacrifice, struggle and a loss of innocence abound at every level, personally and publicly. Screened in Turkish with English subtitles.

Organized by the Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL) Program and the Department of Linguistics.

CHAMP Colloquium

Thursday, May 1, 2:00-7:00 p.m.

Room 124, Burrill Hall, 407 S. Goodwin Ave.

SkeletonsThe Controversial Dead: A Colloquium

How societies deal with their dead is one of the most creative and culture-specific domains of human behavior. But dealing with the dead can also be controversial.In this colloquium we explore a range of issues surrounding the treatment of dead bodies–from ancient times through recent history, as victims of genocide and as subjects of diplomatic negotiation, in museums and in graveyards.Throughout the colloquium we consider ownership and display of the ancient dead, whose heritage the dead constitute, the ethics of grave-robbing versus basic needs of living people, politics and the marketing of the dead,and mortuary landscapes generated by cemeteries,commemorative markers, and the absent dead.

Click here to view the program. MA in EU Studies student Simone Kaiser will be one of the speakers.

Organized by the Collaborative for Cultural Heritage Management and Policy (CHAMP). Co-sponsored by CGS, INSPIRE, Anthropology, Art History, Landscape Architecture, History, and the Spurlock Museum.

Center for Translation Studies Interpreting Showcase

Wednesday, May 7, 2:00 p.m.

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

InterpretingInterpreting Showcase

Have you ever wondered what interpreting is like? Do you want to watch interpreters in action? Come to UIUC's first-ever: INTERPRETING SHOWCASE showcasing the accomplishments of the students in TRST 541, UIUC's first-ever interpreting class! Students will perform live for you and demonstrate the interpreting skills and strategies they've been working on this semester! Join us to get a glimpse into this exciting profession, meet our students and faculty, and ask any questions you may have! Refreshments will be served!

Organized by the Center for Translation Studies.

    EUC Blog
EUC Blog Highlights

Turkish Car

Turkish Nationalism: Constructive or Destructive?

Brett Barkley, an EUC FLAS Fellow studying Turkish, writes:

"It is impossible to advance just by selling plants and fruits. We need an industry.” Such was the impassioned rallying cry in 1960 of Cemal Gürsel, the Turkish army officer and fourth President of Turkey who seized power in the coup of that same year. That industry was the automobile industry. If Turkey could build its own car—with Turkish engineers and Turkish parts—they could prove to the world that they deserved a place on the world stage, and amidst such envisioned success, national pride lifted and solidified behind the newly empowered government."

Read more on the EUC blog.

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



New Summer 2014 Global Studies Course

GLBL 499: Managing Dystopia

Experiencing the End of the World through Film
Summer I: May 19 – June 13
Tues, Wed, Thurs 1:00 pm - 4:20 pm
3 Credits – CRN 37821

Taught by Dr. Tim Wedig and Dr. Tanu Kohli

Have you ever thought what will a world of seemingly unending chaos look like? This exciting course explores the ideas of self, society, altruism, conflict, governance and hegemony in a dystopic future. Through interdisciplinary readings and popular films as tools of learning, we will learn how to manage threats in an unsustainable future.

Intrigued? Excited? Sign up now (CRN 37821), or contact us for more information!!! twedig@illinois.edu and tkohli@illinois.edu

Conversation Tables & Coffee Hours

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!

Swedish Conversation Group and Coffee Hour
Philippson Library, 3114 Foreign Languages Building. Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30pm, January 30-April 30 (excluding March 26).

Bosnian-Serbo-Croatian Conversation Table
At Espresso Royale (Oregon and Goodwin) in Urbana, 2nd floor. Every other Monday starting February 3, 4:30-5:30pm.

Italian Conversation Group
At Espresso Royale (Oregon and Goodwin) in Urbana. All levels welcome.  Every Tuesday at 7:00pm.

Conversation Table in Modern Greek
At Espresso Royale (Oregon and Goodwin) in Urbana. Every Wednesday from 2:00-3:00pm.

Arabic Conversation Table
Intermezzo Cafe at Krannert Center. Every Thursday at 4:00pm.

German Coffee Hour (Kaffeestunde)
Meets during the semester on Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. at Caffe Paradiso (corner of Lincoln and Nevada in Urbana). Speakers at all language levels are welcome.



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