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.

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

Heritage Community — Growing Together

Saturday, Nov. 7, 11am CST

Inga Chiosa

Fighting Systemic Racism in the U.S. Education System

Saturday, Dec. 5, 11am CST

Speakers TBA


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