2012 EU Day

Eleventh Annual European Union Day

 

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The European Union Center is pleased to announce the Eleventh Annual EU Day event on March 29th. Highlights of the event include the annual “State of the European Union” address, delivered by His Excellency João Vale de Almeida, Ambassador and Head of the European Union Delegation to the United States.

 

In addition, EU Day will feature the 5th Annual EUC-ACDIS Transatlantic Security Symposium on March 29th and the Professionalism in Europe Workshop on March 28th.

Press release | EU Day poster

Keynote Address

Thursday, March 29

“State of the European Union” Address [video]
João Vale de Almeida, EU Ambassador

Alice Campbell Alumni Center Ballroom, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana, IL 61801 (map)
10:00 am – 11:30 am, reception to follow

Schedule of Related Events

Tuesday, March 27

Focus Radio Program with host David IngeListen to this interview
João Vale de Almeida, EU Ambassador (by telephone)
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Wednesday, March 28

Professionalism in Europe – View slideshow
Sharon L. Stead, Director, West European Office, Office of Trade and Investment, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Buildling, 707 S. Matthews Ave., Urbana, IL 61801 (map)
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday, March 29

Fifth Annual Transatlantic Security Symposium [video]
“Transatlantic Approaches in Addressing WMD Challenges”toth

Keynote address “Emerging Issues in Global Security” by Ambassador Tibor Tóth, Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)

Panelists:

  • Robert Reardon, Postdoctoral Associate, MIT; Adjunct Associate Political Scientist, RAND Corporation
  • Clifford Singer, Professor of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiologica Engineering & Co-Director of the College of Engineering Initiative on Energy and Sustainability Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Bharath Gopalaswamy, Associate Director, Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security (ACDIS), University of Illinois

Levis Faculty Center, Third Floor, 919 W. Illinois St., Urbana, IL 61801 (map)
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, reception to follow

Symposium co-sponsors: Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security (ACDIS) and Center for Global Studies (CGS)

Past EU Days

2011 | 2009

EU Day events are funded in part by US Department of Education Title VI grant and the European Commission’s “Getting to Know Europe” grant.