EU Studies Conference

“Researching and Teaching the EU: Best Practices and Current Trends in EU Scholarship”
A Working Conference for Regional Faculty


October 20-21, 2017

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Levis Faculty Center

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Schedule & Abstracts [PDF]  [full conference schedule and abstracts will be posted as soon as possible after the abstract submission and registration deadline]

 

Friday, October 20, 2017

 

Annual EU Day “State of the EU” Keynote Address

by His Excellency Lauri Lepik, Ambassador of Estonia to the US [invited]

10:00 am, followed by reception (11:30 am) and luncheon (12:00 –1:30 pm)

 

Roundtable: “Sovereign Debt Crisis in the Transatlantic Arena”

3:00 – 5:00 pm, followed by reception (5:00 – 6:00 pm)

Speakers:

David Leblang       

J Wilson Newman Professor of Governance; Chair, Department of Politics; Director, Global Policy Center, Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia

David L. Cleeton

Professor of Economics and Department Chair, Illinois State University

Achim Hurrelmann

Associate Professor of Political Science, Carleton University

Moderator: William Bernhard, Professor, Political Science; Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Saturday, October 21, 2017

 

A Working Faculty Conference:

Research panels, special presentations by Achim Hurrelmann and David Leblang, and a roundtable on strategies for teaching the EU

8:00 am – 4:30 pm
[full conference schedule and abstracts will be posted as soon as possible after the abstract submission and registration deadline]


CONFERENCE LOCATION:

Levis Faculty Center

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CONFERENCE HOTEL
Illini Union Hotel

1401 West Green Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801

http://union.illinois.edu/stay/illini-union-hotel


Abstract Submission and Registration Deadline: September 20, 2017.
Submit your abstract & register online here [online application form coming soon].

Colleagues with only a nascent academic interest in the EU are invited to join us without being obliged to present any materials. Participants who submit an abstract will be notified by September 25, 2017 if their proposal is accepted to be included in the conference.


ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

 

This annual conference will bring together regional college faculty with the aim of increasing research on and teaching of the European Union at universities and four-year and two-year colleges in Illinois and the Midwest. It will facilitate the building of a dynamic network for regional educators with interests in EU studies. The conference will include panel discussions in which participants can present their research on the EU, as well as sessions on effective teaching of EU-related subjects.

 

Presentations on any topic relevant to EU studies are welcome.
Colleagues with only a nascent academic interest in the EU are invited to join us without being obliged to present any materials.

 

Graduate students are welcome. We can also consider participation by graduate students. Pending availability, travel support may be possible for graduate students whose abstracts are accepted for presentation.

 

Registration fee: Participants who are not presenting are required to pay a $50 registration fee. This fee will be waived for accepted speakers and University of Illinois faculty and graduate students. A $100 travel reimbursement grant and one night of free lodging will be available to all out-of-town participants.

 

Note about lodging: The EU Center has reserved a block of rooms and will provide one night of free lodging on October 20, 2017. We can also provide overnight accommodation for an extra day on October 21st if you need it and will be driving for more than 250 miles. Please see the link to the registration form above for details. Please note that you do NOT need to contact the hotel; simply indicate whether you will need overnight accommodations or not and for which dates when you register on-line.
The hotel has free parking available. Free wireless access is available in guest rooms and conference room.

 

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Why Attend?

  • Hear timely discussions on contemporary European and transatlantic affairs by prominent diplomats, scholars, practitioners, and activists
  • Great networking opportunity
  • Learn new strategies for teaching the EU
  • Discuss research/teaching interests with colleagues
  • Engage in discussions on EU studies as a field
  • One-night of free accommodations on UI’s Champaign-Urbana campus
  • Travel reimbursement grant of up to $100 available for participating faculty

Schedule & Abstracts [will be posted as soon as possible after the abstract Submission and registration Deadline]


Previous Conferences

2016 | October 2015March 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2009

The conference and special pre-conference events (EU Day and round-table) are funded in part by a US Department of Education Title VI grant. Pre-conference events are also funded in part by a Jean Monnet Center for Excellence grant from the European Union.