2009 Regional Faculty Conference

Symbolique 2006Current Issues in European Union Studies


January 23–24, 2009

University of Illinois Illini Union

1401 West Green Street, Urbana

Space Limited – Register Online (Deadline: Jan. 8, 2009)

Directions to the University of Illinois


Why Attend?

  • Great networking opportunity
  • Strategize about teaching about the EU
  • Discuss research/teaching interests with colleagues
  • One-night of free accommodations at the Illini Union Hotel
  • Travel grant of up to $150 available

Friday, January 23

Keynote Address and Dinner
Speaker: Professor Robert Pahre Director of the European Union Center & Professor of Political Science, University of Illinois
6:00 pm, Illini Union Colonial Room


Saturday, January 24
Session Schedule:

  • 9 – 10 am – “The European Union as a Global Actor” presented by Laura Hastings, Coordinator, European Union Studies Master’s Program and Adjunct Professor, Political Science, University of Illinois, Khalil M. Marrar, Political Science, DePaul University, and Rebecca Steffenson, Political Science, Northern Illinois University
  • 10:15 – 11 am – “Agriculture and Biofuels in the EU” presented by Bryan Endres, Assistant Professor, Agriculture & Consumer Economics, University of Illinois
  • 11:15 -12:00 pm – “The Institutions of the Euro – Unfinished Business?” presented by Charles Kahn, Professor, Finance, University of Illinois
  • 12:15 -1:45 pm – Lunch & “Online Resources on the EU” presented by Walker Weyerhauser, Graduate Student, Library and Information Sciences, and Merry Marwig, European Union Center and University of Illinois alumna
  • 2 – 3 pm – “Contemporary Issues in New EU Member States” presented by Andrew Asher, Anthropology, University of Illinois, Elza Ibroscheva, Mass Communications, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and Leah Seppanen Anderson, Politics & International Relations, Wheaton College
  • 3:15 – 4:15 pm – “Strategies for Teaching the EU – A Roundtable Discussion” moderated by Robert Pahre, Director of the European Union Center, Professor of Political Science, University of Illinois


All sessions will be held in the Illini Union, Room 314B.