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News & Events

1st EU-LAC Essay Contest on the Bi-Regional Partnership

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The European Union – Latin America and Caribbean Foundation (EU-LAC Foundation) was created in 2010 by the Heads of State and Government of the European Union (EU) and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) member states. Its Members are the Member states of the EU and CELAC as well as the EU itself. The Foundation is a tool of the EU-LAC partnership and its activities feed into the intergovernmental dialogue, in line with... Read More

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Even the Rain (También la lluvia) Film Discussion

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In collaboration with the Center for Latin American Studies at Boston University, we are hosting on Tuesday, July 21 at 4 PM (EST) a Zoom discussion on Even the Rain (Spanish: También la lluvia), a 2010 Spanish movie directed by Icíar Bollaín. The plot of the movie centers on Mexican director Sebastián (Gael García Bernal) and executive producer Costa (Luis Tosar) who travel to Bolivia in the year 2000 to make a film about Christopher Columbus. By coincidence they... Read More

Event Highlights: UN Global Compacts: Governing Migrants and Refugees

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On Tuesday, June 30, 2020 CSE Visiting Researcher Nicholas R. Micinski presented his book project analyzing the global compacts and their impact on global migration governance in a webinar entitled “UN Global Compacts: Governing Migrants and Refugees.” The webinar was sponsored by the Center for the Study of Europe in collaboration with the Pardee School's Forced Migration and Human Trafficking Initiative (FMHT). Migration has once again made it to the top of the global governance agenda. Read More

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Webinar: UN Global Compacts: Governing Migrants and Refugees

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Nicholas R. Micinski, Visiting Researcher, Center for the Study of Europe Discussant: Susan M. Akram, Clinical Professor of Law Chairs: Kaija E. Schilde, Associate Professor of International Relations Noora Lori, Assistant Professor of International Relations Tuesday, June 30th at 3:00pm (EST) RSVP to receive Zoom link Migration has once again made it to the top of the global governance agenda. In just a few years, the UN adopted three landmark agreements: the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, the Global Compact on Refugees... Read More

Europe’s Crisis of Legitimacy: Governing by Rules and Ruling by Numbers in the Eurozone

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Vivien Schmidt's new book – Europe’s Crisis of Legitimacy: Governing by Rules and Ruling by Numbers in the Eurozone – is now available from Oxford University Press.

Highlights: Getting Well in Europe and America

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This presentation by Sandro Galea, Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at the Boston University School of Public Health, is excerpted from an April 14, 2020 webinar entitled “Getting Well in Europe and America: Transatlantic Perspectives.” The subject of the webinar – which also featured Scott Greer, Professor of Health Management and Policy, Global and Public Health, and Political Science at the University of Michigan — was Galea's 2019 book, “Well: What We Talk about... Read More

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The Plague: A Book/Movie Discussion

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The COVID-19 pandemic is a crisis of epic proportions, the aftershocks of which we have yet to fully grasp – the day-to-day challenges of co-existing with the virus still occupying so much of our attention. The coronavirus has transformed every aspect of our existence, from the ways we work to the ways we engage with one another, and it has provided us with a new lens through which to view the world. It has shed new... Read More

Event Highlights: Russian Media Influence in the US & Europe

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On Friday, May 22, the Center for the Study of Europe at Boston University hosted an online workshop on "Russian Media Influence in the US and Europe. It has become an established narrative in International Relations that Russia under President Putin operates with a Grand Strategy to undermine Western hegemony, giving rise to the concern over systematic Russian interference in the US after the election of President Trump in 2016. In this workshop, Elizaveta Kuznetsova... Read More

Solidarity at the Time of COVID-19: A Conversation with João Fins do Lago, Consul General of Portugal in Boston

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On Tuesday, May 14, we had the pleasure of speaking with the Consul General of Portugal in Boston João Pedro de Vasconcelos Fins do Lago for what was the eighth installment in a series of interviews with European Consuls General on the theme of “Solidarity at the Time of COVID-19.” Our interest in this series of conversations has been to explore the concept of solidarity through the lens of the coronavirus pandemic as it has... Read More

Event Highlights: Europe at the Time of COVID-19: A View from the European Central Bank

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On Saturday, May 9 (Europe's Day) the Center for the Study of Europe at BU's  Pardee School of Global Studies hosted a lecture by Prof. Dr. Chiara Zilioli, ECB General Counsel, on the theme  Europe at the Time of COVID-19: A View from the European Central Bank. Daniela Caruso, Director of the Center for the Study of Europe, served as discussant, along with BU colleagues Prof. Vivien Schmidt, Professor of International Relations and Political Science, and Dr. Read More

Solidarity at the Time of COVID-19: A Conversation with Nicole Menzenbach, Consul General of Germany to New England

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This conversation between Nicole Menzenbach, Consul General of Germany to New England, and Joe Wippl, Professor of the Practice of International Relations at the Pardee School of Global Studies, was recorded last Thursday, April 30. It is the seventh in a series of interviews we have been conducting with European Consuls General in Boston on the theme of Solidarity at the Time of COVID-19. Our interest has been to explore the various approaches to material... Read More

Solidarity at the Time of COVID-19: A Conversation with Laoise Moore, Consul General of Ireland to New England

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This conversation with Laoise Moore, Consul General of Ireland to New England, is the sixth in as series of interviews we have been conducting with European Consul Generals in Boston on the theme of Solidarity at the Time of COVID-19. The aim of the series is to explore the various responses to the coronavirus pandemic, and in particular, the various approaches to material solidarity, in different European countries. In this conversation, Laoise Moore discusses the effects of... Read More

Solidarity at the Time of COVID-19: A Conversation with Arnaud Mentré, Consul General of France in Boston

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We're delighted to share the latest interview in our ongoing series of conversations on Solidarity at the Time of COVID-19.The series explores the response to the coronavirus emergency in various European countries through the lens of privileged observers: the Consuls General assigned to represent their home countries in the City of Boston. Earlier today, Vivien Schmidt, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration at Boston University and founding director of the Center for the Study of... Read More

Solidarity at the Time of COVID-19: A Conversation with Igor Lukes

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Yesterday afternoon, Joseph Wippl, Professor of the Practice of International Relations, spoke to Pardee School colleague Igor Lukes, Professor of History and International Relations and Honorary Consul General of the Czech Republic in Boston, about the Czech response to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping Europe and much of the world. Prof. Lukes described how the Czech Republic, given its national character, was uniquely prepared to respond the coronavirus, and why it may be weathering the crisis... Read More

Solidarity at the time of COVID-19: A Conversation with Harriet Cross, British Consul General to New England

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Our series of conversations with European Consuls General on Solidarity at the Time of COVID-19 continued yesterday afternoon. Graham Wilson, Professor of Political Science and Director of Boston University's Initiative on Cities, interviewed Harriet Cross, British Consul General to New England. Harriet Cross has been a member of Her Majesty’s Diplomatic Service for 20 years. Before becoming British Consul General to New England in 2016, she served as Deputy Ambassador at the British Embassy in Yemen. The... Read More