Video Library

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The European Union Center strives to record as many lectures as possible in order to reach those unable to attend campus events. All EUC videos from Spring 2010 to Spring 2015 can be found on the Ensemble video library. Recordings of events from Fall 2015 onwards are hosted on Media Space. Videos can also be accessed via the EUC Blog by selecting specific tags that categorize videos and other blog posts by topic and by speaker. The EUC also serves as a co-sponsor for the “Conversations on Europe” videoconferences put on by the European Studies Center, a Jean Monnet European Union Centre of Excellence, at the University of Pittsburgh. Past videoconferences can be viewed on YouTube.

For recordings of lectures and interviews from Fall 2019 onwards, see the links below. We are currently working on providing closed captioning for all of the videos.

2019-20 Recordings

  • Interview with Baroness Ruth Deech, Member of Parliament
  • Interview with Nihad Bunar, Professor of Special Pedagogy, Stockholm University
  • Interview with Catherine Barnard, Professor of European Union and Labor Law, University of Cambridge
  • The New Cold War: Liberal Democracy vs. Authoritarianism — Why the EU is Today More Important Than Ever (EU Day 2020 Keynote by Wolfgang Moessinger, Consul General of Germany in the Midwest)
  • Interview with Kacper Dziekan, European Projects Senior Specialist, European Solidarity Centre
  • The Black Death: What We Know Now — presented by Carol Symes, Associate Professor of History
  • Reading Contagion in Boccaccio's Decameron — presented by Eleonora Stoppino, Associate Professor of Italian
  • Life After [the Black] Death — presented by Carol Symes, Associate Professor of History
  • Plague, Politics, and Napoleonic Propaganda c. 1800 — presented by David O'Brien, Professor of Art History
  • 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
  • Trolls at Play: Teaching Propaganda, Media Manipulation, and Election Interference through Role-play (Online) — presented by Judith Pintar, Teaching Associate Professor of Information Sciences

2020-21 Recordings

  • When States Come Out: Transnational Movements and the Diffusion of LGBTI Rights in Europe"— presented by Phillip Ayoub, Associate Professor of Diplomacy and World Affairs, Occidental College
  • Safer Illinois: An Interview with Sanjay Patel and William Sullivan on the University of Illinois's Contact Tracing App, Privacy, and Compliance
  • Safer Illinois: A Transatlantic Conversation on Privacy and Technology During an Epidemic
  • The Success of Islamic Politics in Turkey: The Importance of Trust — presented by Avital Livny, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • The New Speed of Politics: Is Gender Equality Accelerating or Shutting Down?
  • 'Tolerance is the Soul of Europe': Christendom, Religious (In)Tolerance, and the Birth of Europe — presented by Patrick Pasture, Professor of History, KU Leuven
  • 2020 U.S. Elections: Where Do We Go From Here? Global and Local Perspectives
  • The New Speed of Politics: Technology and Sustainability in the EU
  • Vandervelde Downs: Fiction Speckled with European History
  • 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
  • 19th Annual European Union Day: A Conversation with Swedish Hip-Hop Artist Jason "Timbuktu" Diakité
  • 19th Annual European Union Day: Keynote Address by Karin Olofsdotter, Ambassador of Sweden to the United States
  • Race, Human Rights, and Populism in Poland: A Symposium
  • Making European Skin in the Early Modern World, 1450-1750
  • Refugees between Africa and Europe: Comparative Perspectives on Greece and Uganda
  • Moving Dreams through Space and Time (11th Illinois EU Studies Conference)
  • Next Directions for EU Studies (11th Illinois EU Studies Conference)
  • Using Drawings as Tools for Travelers to Express Transformation
  • Restaurant Disclosures of Food Allergens in the Tourism Context: A Croatian Case Study