2020-21 Initiatives

The European Union Center is currently planning lectures and events for the 2020-21 academic year. Please see our events calendar for more details — such as registration links — on upcoming events organized by the EUC. Please see here for events across campus related to the study of Europe.

Case Studies in the Making of the European Parliament and Parliamentarians: A Conversation Series

 

Speaker

Case Studies in the Making of the European Parliament and Parliamentarians: Monica Frassoni

Wednesday, February 24, 12-1 P.M. CST

Monica Frassoni, Italian Former Member of the European Parliament

Case Studies in the Making of the European Parliament and Parliamentarians: Astrid Thors

Wednesday, March 10, 12-1 P.M. CST 

Astrid Thors, Finnish Former Member of the European Parliament

Case Studies in the Making of the European Parliament and Parliamentarians: Georgi Pirinski

Wednesday, March 31, 12-1 P.M. CDT 

Georgi Pirinski, Bulgarian Former Member of the European Parliament

Case Studies in the Making of the European Parliament and Parliamentarians: Rory Palmer

Wednesday, April 14, 12-1 P.M. CDT 

Rory Palmer, British Former Member of the European Parliament

Case Studies in the Making of the European Parliament and Parliamentarians: Eugen Freund

Wednesday, April 28, 12-1 P.M. CDT 

Eugen Freund, Austrian Former Member of the European Parliament

 

Spring 2021 Brown Bag Lecture Series  

Vandervelde Downs: Fiction Speckled with European History

Friday, February 5, 12 P.M. CST

Brett Ashley Kaplan, Professor of Comparative and World Literature

Making European Skin in the Early Modern World, 1450-1750

Friday, March 12, 12 P.M. CST

Craig Koslofsky, Professor of History

Using Drawings as Tools for Travelers to Express Transformation

Friday, April 23, 12 P.M. CDT

Joelle Soulard, Assistant Professor of Recreation, Sport and Tourism

 

For Students: Virtual Coffee Hour with Working Professionals  

Virtual Coffee Hour with a Foreign Service Officer

Friday, February 5, 10-11 A.M. CST

Bergen Bassett, Vice Consul, U.S. State Department, Mexico City

Virtual Coffee Hour with a Design Researcher

Friday, March 5, 10-11 A.M. CST

Allyce Moncton, Content Designer, U.S. Digital Service, Washington, D.C.

Virtual Coffee Hour with a Head of Sales and Business Development

Friday, April 9, 10-11 A.M. CDT

Carlo Di Giulio, Head of Sales and Business Development, Víntegris, Barcelona

Virtual Coffee Hour with a Business Owner

Friday, April 30, 10-11 A.M. CDT

Jane Bertch, Entrepreneur and Founder of La Cuisine Paris

 

 

Fall 2020 Brown Bag Lecture Series  

Blackface Disguise at the Court of Queen Henrietta Maria, 1625-1649

Tuesday, Sept. 8, 12pm CDT

Andrea Stevens, Associate Professor of English

The Success of Islamic Politics in Turkey: The Importance of Trust

Friday, Oct. 2, 12pm CDT

Avital Livny, Assistant Professor of Political Science

Fiction in the Era of Post-Truth

Friday, Dec. 11, 12pm CST

Julie Gaillard, Assistant Professor of French

 

Transatlantic Educators Lecture Series  

Germany's Vocational Education and Training System

Saturday, Oct. 10, 11am CDT

Stephan Petersen (Head of the English Department, BS27: Vocational School for Industrial Logistics and Security, Hamburg, Germany)

Heritage Community — Growing Together

Saturday, Nov. 7, 11am CST

Inga Chiosa (Deputy Director and Academic Director, Heritage International School, Chișinău, Moldova)

Rob Ford (Director, Heritage International School, Chișinău, Moldova)

Tatiana Popa (English Teacher and Head of Global Education, Heritage International School, Chișinău, Moldova)

Fighting Systemic Racism in the U.S. Education System

Saturday, Dec. 5, 11am CST

Shayla Ewing (Pekin Community High School, Pekin, U.S.)

Keisha Rembert (National Louis University, Chicago, U.S.)

Corey Winchester (Evanston Township High School, Evanston, U.S.)

 

The New Speed of Politics  

Is Gender Equality Accelerating or Shutting Down?

Friday, Oct. 16, 12pm CDT

Maria Gabriela Zoana, Former Member of the European Parliament

Helga Varden, Assoc. Professor of Philosophy and Women and Gender Studies

Technology and Sustainability in the EU

Thursday, Nov. 12, 12pm CST

Hans-Olaf Henkel, Former Member of the European Parliament

Benedek Jávor, Former Member of the European Parliament