Through this event archive, you will find more information about the European Union Center's past lecture series, symposia, workshops, and conferences. Please see our Signature Events page for information on EU Day, the EU Studies Conference, and the Turkish Studies Symposium. 

Academic Year 2023-24

  EUC Trivia Night, September 5, 2023  
  European Union Center Fall Reception, September 7, 2023  
  Towards a European Green Deal, October 17, 2023  
  Halloween Film Screening: "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" (1920), October 31, 2023  
  International Music Night, November 8, 2023  
  Bringing Student Worlds Together, November 19, 2023  
  Adult Education and Learning in Prison: The Example of the Second Chance School of Nigrita, December 2, 2023  
  A Vital Frontier: Water Insurgencies in Europe, February 20, 2024  
  Cities as Actors in the EU Policy towards China, February 22, 2024  
  "Tigre Reale" (1916): Silent Film Concert, February 26, 2024  
  EU Day of Art: Artemis Danza Presents "Corpi Violati", March 18, 2024  
  Sustainability Reporting from the EU Perspective, April 9, 2024  
  Movie Screening: "Good Bye Lenin!", April 16, 2024  
  Reforming the Stability and Growth Pact: Old Wine in a New Bottle?, April 22, 2024  
  Politics Workshop: Crisis Leadership in the Time of Covid: Effects of Personality Traits on Response Speed, April 26, 2024  

 

Academic Year 2022-23

 

European Union Center Fall Reception, September 15, 2022.

 

The Long War on Drugs and Its Global Failure: What Can History Teach Us about Drug Addiction?, September 15, 2022.

  How to Deal with a Bilingual Class (And Not Die Trying), September 24, 2022.
  Russia's War in Ukraine: Reimagining the East-West Divide in Europe, October 4, 2022.
  What Is the European Union For? A Project to Understand Its Role through Public Economics, October 18, 2022.
  Virtual Coffee Hour with Working Professionals: Genie Melamed, International Admissions Advisor and Former Staff Assistant to U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth, October 21, 2022.
  Where to Begin? Tips and Tools for Integrating Virtual Reality into Your Language Classroom, October 22, 2022.
  Turn Your Passion for Languages into a Career (and Land a Great Fellowship Along the Way), October 25, 2022.
  Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, October 31, 2022.
  War and its Effect on Ukraine-EU Relations: A Brown Bag Conversation, November 9, 2022.
 

Book Talk: "Blackness as a Universal Claim: Holocaust Heritage, Noncitizen Futures, and Black Power in Berlin", February 3, 2023.

 

Public Attitudes Toward the Use of Nuclear Weapons in Western Countries, February 9, 2023.

  Humanitarian and Medical Challenges of Wartime: The Evacuation of Children Diagnosed with Cancer and Blood Disorders from Ukraine, February 16, 2023.
  Through Dante’s Eyes: The Poetry of the Divine Comedy and Medieval European Art, February 21, 2023.
  Illinois Global Institute Career Day, March 3, 2023
  Holding Putin Accountable for "Crimes Against Peace", March 8, 2023
  13th Annual Illinois EU Studies Conference: "Who is European? Inclusion and Exclusion Within and Without Europe", April 13-14, 2023
  EU Day of Art 2023: Flamenco Workshop and Performance, April 15, 2023
  The Good Boss (El buen patrón): Film screening, April 20, 2023
  "L'Inferno" (1911): Jazz Concert and Film Screening, May 7, 2023

Academic Year 2021-22

  Vikings and White Nationalism, September 8, 2021
  European Union Center Fall Reception, September 14, 2021.
  Why is Roma Education Still Separate and Unequal? Employing Dis/Crit to Explain the Enduring Overrepresentation of “Gypsies” in Special Education, October 15, 2021.
  EuroChambana - Speed Language Meet & Greet, October 15, 2021.
 

Turn Your Passion for Languages into a Career, October 21, 2021.

 

How Do You Like My Work? Children with Special Needs in Education: Characteristics and Challenges, October 23, 2021.

  Teachers' Well-Being and Resilience, November 13, 2021.
  The Australian Arms Affair: Assessing the Impact of Competition in Asia for US-European Relations, November 17, 2021.
  20th Annual European Union Day: Keynote Address by Michael Ignatieff, November 18, 2021.
  EU Day of Art: Artemis Danza Presents "Dante Solo Inferno", December 2, 2021.
  Careers in Translation: A Panel Discussion, December 8, 2021.
  Growing Financial Literacy: Global Understanding Through Group Dynamics & Social Interaction, December 11, 2021.
  Designing a Gender-Equal City: Perspectives from Vienna, Barcelona, and France, February 1, 2022.
  Former Members of the European Parliament Conversation Series - Hans-Olaf Henkel, February 16, 2022.
  NGOs at Work in Ukraine: Spotlight on Soleterre, March 10, 2022.
  Former Members of the European Parliament Conversation Series - Dr. Eva Lichtenberger, March 30, 2022.
  Secrets of Spain (iCU Intercultural Dialogue Series), March 30, 2022.
  Discussion/Q&A with a Scholar/Journalist Currently in the Eastern European Region, April 1, 2022.
  Former Members of the European Parliament Conversation Series - Julie Ward, April 13, 2022.
  Fulbright Schuman Program: Research Opportunities for U.S. and EU Citizens, April 19, 2022.
  Former Members of the European Parliament Conversation Series - Stefan Gehrold, April 20, 2022.
  From UIUC to Careers in Foreign Service, Non-Profits, Education, Activism, and Beyond (SLCL, FLAS and MAEUS Alumni Career Panel), April 27, 2022.

Academic Year 2020-21

  Blackface Disguise at the Court of Queen Henrietta Maria, 1625-1649, September 8, 2020
  When States Come Out: Transnational Movements & the Diffusion of LGBTI Rights in Europe, September 15, 2020
  Safer Illinois: A Transatlantic Conversation on Privacy and Technology During an Epidemic, September 25, 2020
  The Success of Islamic Politics in Turkey: The Importance of Trust, October 2, 2020
  The New Speed of Politics: Is Gender Equality Accelerating or Shutting Down?, October 16, 2020
  Turn Your Passion for Languages into a Career (and Land a Great Fellowship Along the Way), October 20, 2020
  'Tolerance is the Soul of Europe’: Christendom, Religious (In)Tolerance and the Birth of Europe, October 21, 2020
  2020 U.S. Elections: Where Do We Go From Here? Global and Local Perspectives, November 10, 2020
  The New Speed of Politics: Technology and Sustainability in the EU, November 12, 2020
  Fighting Systemic Racism in the U.S. Education System, December 5, 2020
  Fiction in the Era of Post-Truth, December 11, 2020
 

Research Opportunities in Europe: Information Webinar on Grants and Fellowships for Researchers of All Nationalities and Research Fields, January 29, 2021

 

Virtual Coffee Hour with Working Professionals: Bergen Bassett, Vice Consul, February 5, 2021

 

Vandervelde Downs: Fiction Speckled with European History, February 5, 2021

 

Career Session with Daniel Fried, Former U.S. Ambassador to Poland, February 12, 2021

 

A Brave New World? Discussing the EU and the U.S. after the Rise of Nativist Populism, COVID, and Brexit with Kostas Kourtikakis, Carol Leff, and Brian Gaines, February 19, 2021

 

Case Studies in the Making of the European Parliament and Parliamentarians: A Conversation with Monica Frassoni, February 24, 2021

 

19th Annual European Union Day: A Conversation with Swedish Hip-Hop Artist Jason “Timbuktu” Diakité, February 25, 2021

 

19th Annual European Union Day: Keynote Address by Karin Olofsdotter, Ambassador of Sweden to the United States, February 26, 2021  

 

Virtual Coffee Hour with Working Professionals: Allyce Moncton, Design Researcher, March 5, 2021

 

19th Annual European Union Day: A Performance of Aeschylus's "The Suppliants" by Out of Chaos Theatre and Post-Performance Panel Discussion, March 5, 2021 

 

Race, Human Rights, and Populism in Poland: A Symposium, March 9, 2021

 

Case Studies in the Making of the European Parliament and Parliamentarians: A Conversation with Astrid Thors, March 10, 2021

 

Making European Skin in the Early Modern World, 1450-1750, March 12, 2021

 

Case Studies in the Making of the European Parliament and Parliamentarians: A Conversation with Georgi Pirinski, March 31, 2021

 

Virtual Coffee Hour with Working Professionals: Carlo Di Giulio, Head of Sales and Business Development, April 9, 2021

 

Case Studies in the Making of the European Parliament and Parliamentarians: A Conversation with Rory Palmer,  April 14, 2021 

 

Fulbright Schuman Program: Research Opportunities for US and EU Citizens, April 14, 2021

 

Case Studies in the Making of the European Parliament and Parliamentarians: A Conversation with Eugen Freund, April 28, 2021

 

Virtual Coffee Hour with Working Professionals: Jane Bertch, Entrepreneur and Founder of La Cuisine Paris , April 30, 2021

 

Using Drawings as Tools for Travelers to Express Transformation, April 30, 2021

 

Restaurant Disclosures of Food Allergens in the Tourism Context: A Croatian Case Study, May 7, 2021

Academic Year 2019-20

  Baroness Ruth Deech, Brexit: Implications for Human Welfare, September 16, 2019
 

EUC Fall Reception, September 27, 2019

  Trump, Ukraine, Impeachment: How Does the World Talk About It?, October 29, 2019
  Research on Migration and Education in Sweden, October 31, 2019
 

Is the European Union Driving Increasing Demands for Secession in Scotland and Catalonia?, November 5, 2019

  Interdisciplinary conference on Refugees, Migrants, Citizens: Political Socialization across Borders, December 6, 2019
 

EU Day of Art: Jupiter Quartet Performance, February 20, 2020

 

EU Day of Art | Poetry Reading with Angie Estes, February 20, 2020

 

18th Annual EU Day Keynote Address: “The New Cold War: Liberal Democracy vs. Authoritarianism: Why the EU is today more important than ever before” by Consul General Wolfgang Mössinger, February 21, 2020

 

The Silent Politics of Transatlantic Networks, Konstantinos Kourtikakis, February 27, 2020

 

From the End of History to the Crisis of Liberal Democracy: A Symposium on Europe, March 4, 2020

 

Illinois Global Institute Career Day, March 27, 2020

 

Lecture Series | "Living through the Plague: Lessons from Medieval Europe"
“The Black Death: What We Know Now", Carol Symes, Associate Professor of History,  April 7, 2020

 

Lecture Series | "Living through the Plague: Lessons from Medieval Europe"
“Reading Contagion through Boccaccio’s Decameron”, Eleonora Stoppino, Associate Professor of Italian, April 15, 2020

 

Conversation with Anthony Gardner, U.S. Ambassador to the EU 2014-17
"On the Essential Partnership between the European Union and the United States: A Conversation with Anthony Gardner, U.S. Ambassador to the EU 2014-17"
, April 20, 2020

 

Lecture Series | "Living through the Plague: Lessons from Medieval Europe"
“Life After [the Black] Death”, Carol Symes, Associate Professor of History, April 22, 2020

 

Trolls at Play: Teaching Propaganda, Media Manipulation and Election Interference through Role-play (Online!), Presented by Judith Pintar, Teaching Associate Professor of Information Sciences, April 27, 2020

 

Lecture Series | "Living through the Plague: Lessons from Medieval Europe
"Plague, Politics, and Napoleonic Propaganda c. 1800", David O'Brien, Professor of Art History, April 29, 2020

 

Global Views of COVID-19: Special Session of the Transatlantic Educators Dialogue, May 2, 2020

  Reopening Schools & Universities in the COVID-19 Crisis: What Will It Take?, May 7, 2020