Here you will find recent news items, highlights of recent events at the Center for the Study of Europe, and announcements of selected upcoming events. For a complete list of upcoming events at the Center for the Study of Europe, please visit our Calendar, where you will also find listings of Europe-related events organized by other departments on campus, as well as a wide selection of off-campus events of possible interest. We add new events to the calendar throughout the semester, so check back frequently. Or, sign up for our Newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay apprised of our ongoing activities.

News & Events

Metropolis: Cities of Europe

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Today our friends at the European Commission Delegation in Washington DC launched a new EU geography game called Metropolis: Cities of Europe. The game was developed by the delegation as a fun and interactive tool for raising U.S. awareness about European history, geography, and culture. Each player has to answer 14 questions and each correct answer is a city in one of the EU's 28 Member States. Once players think they know the answer, they... Read More

IPSI Institute Summer Symposiums: Empowering Peacemakers

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The International Peace & Security Institute announced the 5th Annual Bologna, Italy Symposium on Conflict Prevention, Resolution, & Reconciliation and the 2014 The Hague Symposium on Post-Conflict Transitions & International Justice. In cooperation with The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), the 2014 Bologna Symposium will bring together the globe’s brightest minds from top academic institutions, NGOs, international organizations, grassroots peace movements, and the armed services. Over a four-week period, participants undergo intensive... Read More

Summer School of Slavonic Languages: July 19 – August 16, 2014

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The Summer School of Slavonic Languages (SSSL) at the Philosophical Faculty of Palacký University in Olomouc organizes courses of Czech language for foreigners and also other courses in Slavonic languages, Russian language or Polish language in particular, for students from other countries. The Summer School is designed for professors, senior lecturers, lectors and students of Czech language and literature or Slavonic studies, translators, journalists and people from the general public interested in Czech language, literature, Read More

New Fall Course: Europe and the Islamic World

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This fall, Emine Fetvaci, Associate Professor of History of Art and Architecture Department, will offer a seminar entitled "Europe and the Islamic World." The course (AH 540) is a graduate/undergraduate mixed seminar meeting from 10 AM to 1 PM on Mondays. Art related to the Crusades,  the conquest and transformation of Constantinople, the exchanges between Venice and the Ottomans, and Islamic Spain will all be examined. Professor Fetvaci has conceived the course as an introduction... Read More

Internship Opportunity at the European Parliament Office in Washington

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Complement your studies in International & Global Affairs with a genuinely international internship! The European Parliament invites college graduates (US citizens only) to apply for a full-time internship in its Washington, DC office from mid-September to mid-December 2014, with the possibility of a two-month extension[1] in Brussels and Strasbourg. Candidates do not have to be currently enrolled in school to be considered for the internship. What better place to monitor transnational politics in action, to see global... Read More

Call for Applications: 4th GR:EEN-GEM PhD Summer School

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31 August - 5 September 2014 Institut d’Etudes Européennes, Université Libre de Bruxelles Deadline: June 30, 2014 [More info]

Spanish Voices: Conversations with Andrès Neuman

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On April 23 and 24, 2014, the Center for the Study of Europe, in collaboration with the Department of Romance Studies, hosted the Spanish-Argentine writer Andrès Neuman. On Wednesday, April 23, Neuman took part in a workshop for graduate students - Globalization and Latin American Literature - with Gustavo Guerrero, Visiting Professor of Spanish Literature at Cornell University, and on April 24, he took part in a reading and conversation event - moderated by Alicia... Read More

SPFFA Scholarships

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The Society of French and French-speaking Professors of America (SPFFA) offers 10 scholarships ($ 1,500) for undergraduate students studying in France in the Summer or Fall 2014. The application deadline is May 15, 2014. Candidates must have a GPA score above 3.0, provide a transcript (unofficial accepted) and write a cover letter, preferably in French. Candidates must furthermore be officially registered in a program in France and provide proof of registration when they submit the application to the... Read More

New publication: EU Foreign Policy through the Lens of Discourse Analysis

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EU Foreign Policy through the Lens of Discourse Analysis Leading scholars in discourse analysis and European foreign policy join force in this book, marking a real breakthrough in the literature. Not only do they offer original perspectives on European foreign policy, but they bring together various theories on foreign policy discourses that remain too often isolated from each other. The volume is the first full-length study on how to apply different discourse analytical approaches and methodologies... Read More

Writing Between Languages and Cultures: A Reading and Conversation with Yoko Tawada

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On April 15, 2014, the Centers for the Study of Europe and Asia at Boston University, in collaboration with the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature and the Japan Society Boston, hosted Yoko Tawada. Tawada was born in Tokyo in 1960 and moved to Hamburg when she was twenty-two, where she received a PhD in German literature, and then to Berlin in 2006. She writes in both Japanese and German and has published several... Read More

Neoliberal Political Economy, Subjectivity, and Resilience: A Panel Discussion with Peter Hall, Michele Lamont, Vivien Schmidt and Mark Thatcher

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On Wednesday, April 9, the Center for the Study of Europe and the Center for Finance, Law & Policy, celebrated the publication by Cambridge University Press of Resilient Liberalism in Europe’s Political Economy, edited by Center Director Vivien Schmidt and LSE colleague Mark Thatcher. Schmidt and Thatcher were joined at Boston University by Peter Hall and Michèle Lamont, co-editors of Social Resilience in the Neoliberal Era, another recent publication from Cambridge University Press. The four... Read More

The Future of Europe: A Lecture by Bruno Maçães, State Secretary for European Affairs, Portugal

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On Tuesday, April 8, the Center for the Study of Europe, in collaboration with the Center for Finance, Law & Policy and BU's Undergraduate Economics Association, hosted the State Secretary for European Affairs in the government of Portugal as part of its “EU Inside Out” series. Maçães offered a Portuguese perspective on Europe’s future. The event was moderated by Alan Berger, Retired editorial writer for international affairs, Boston Globe. Created with... Read More

Professor Johnson awarded ACLS and Guggenheim Fellowships

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Jim Johnson, Professor of History and a member of our Executive Board, was recently awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship.  During his ACLS and Guggenheim Fellowship terms, Professor Johnson will be working on Means of Concealment: French Identity and the Self, the follow-up book to Venice Incognito: Masks in the Serene Republic, published in 2011.  Both works examine the meanings of masks, both physical and figurative, Read More

Student Scholarship for the Masters in Philosophy in European Studies at Trinity College, Dublin

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The School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland’s leading university, is delighted to announce the Student Scholarship for the Masters in Philosophy in European Studies for the 2014/2015 academic year.  Attracting high caliber students from around the world, this course and scholarship may be of interest to your seniors who are considering graduate education. Trinity’s School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies has the world's oldest tradition of modern language studies, Read More

IBEI Summer School of the Mediterranean 2014

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The fifth edition of the IBEI Summer School of the Mediterranean will take place at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) during July 7-11, 2014, in collaboration with the European Institute of the Mediterranean and the Union for the Mediterranean. The objective of IBEI's Summer School is to offer different short courses on significant topics in international relations and the Mediterranean area, taught by experts of international prestige. The direction and coordination of the summer... Read More