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Brexit Migration Watch: Call for contributions

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Brexit Migration Watch: Call for contributions New Open Democracy Series It is clear that Brexit is going to have significant impacts on immigration and asylum law, policy, and the lives of immigrants in the UK. And yet if the likelihood of significant ‘implications’ is clear, what Brexit will actually look like, and what specific policy, legal or other changes we can expect remains unclear. In response, Open Democracy plans to publish an ongoing series, edited by Lucy... Read More

Internship Opportunities at the European Parliament in Washington DC and Brussels – DEADLINE EXTENSION

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The European Parliament Liaison Office with the US Congress (EPLO) is pleased to announce the launch of its next round of internships aimed at US citizens who have completed their bachelor degree. Four-six interns will be accepted in the Washington DC office from January 16th – April 14th, 2017, with an option to extend the internship for a further two months at the headquarters in Brussels. Please note that the deadline to submit applications has... Read More

Study Abroad – Security and Society

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The Security and Society Summer School (www.SRAS.org/security), hosted by Collegium Civitas in Warsaw, Poland is now accepting application for Summer 2017. This six-week summer school (May 29 - July 7, 2017) takes a broad but intensive look at traditional and contemporary security issues. Using Poland and Central Europe as case studies, students will gain a new perspective on global issues. Summer 2017 courses will address security, cybersecurity, history, criminal justice, cybersecurity, urban planning, elites, identity/diversity/tolerance, and... Read More

2017 Pardee Center Graduate Summer Fellows Program Information Session

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The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future invites Boston University graduate students interested in applying for our 2017 Graduate Summer Fellows program to an information session at the Pardee House, 67 Bay State Road, on Tuesday, November 1 from 5:00-6:00 pm. Seating is limited and advance registration is required by Friday, October 28. Click here to RSVP.   The Pardee Graduate Summer Fellows program is an interdisciplinary 10-week research fellowship open to all BU master's and doctoral students. Pardee... Read More

European Parliament Liaison Office with the US Congress (EPLO) Spring Internships

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The European Parliament Liaison Office with the US Congress (EPLO) is pleased to announce the launch of its spring round of internships aimed at US citizens who have completed their bachelor degree. Four-six interns will be accepted in the Washington DC office from January 16th – April 14th, 2017, with an option to extend the internship for a further two months at the headquarters in Brussels. Please note that the deadline to submit applications is November 20th at midnight (Eastern time).  The application requires a CV... Read More

Final Call for Submissions for Yale Undergraduate Academic Journal

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Opportunities for students to publish scholarship are few and far between, even though undergraduates author a sizable amount of high-quality research. We believe that students should be given a fair shot to publish the work they produce, as published work can give students a big leg up in the hunt for fellowships, internships, and jobs.   Our journal reaches a wide audience. With an online format that is easily accessible worldwide, we provide a unique platform for... Read More

Highlights: Bulgarian Voices

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Greece’s Turn? Essay Contest

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Are you an undergraduate student or young professional under 30 with an interest in Greece and Europe? Submit an essay and you could win travel to the conference, a $200 prize, and a featured spot on the conference website! All you have to do is write 600-1000 words based on the following prompt: Imagine you are writing an article for The Economist in the year 2026. Paint a picture of Europe as a collective and its place in the world.   All entries must... Read More

Fall 2016 Globally Speaking

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Globally Speaking provides informal, free, non-credit introductory language courses open to all members of the BU community.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 15 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Fellowships

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American Council on Germany Fellowship Programs

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Since 1976, about 1100 American and German journalists, scholars, and other mid-career professionals in a variety of fields have been given the opportunity to travel overseas and broaden their personal and professional horizons under the auspices of the American Council on Germany's fellowship programs. Each year Americans and Germans travel through the Council's fellowships, gaining a better understanding of how issues are approached on the other side of the Atlantic and forging lasting connections with their... Read More

Event Highlights: Critical Perspectives on the Law, Economics, and Politics of the EU’s Agreements with African States

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On Tuesday, May 17, Daniela Caruso convened a workshop on the law, economics, and politics of the EU's Agreements with African states. The aim of the workshop was to shed light on recent developments in the trade and/or cooperation agreements between the north and south of the Mediterranean basin. The main focus is on the law and political economy of EU agreements with African countries, beginning with partnerships enshrined in the European Neighborhood Policy and... Read More

Event Highlights: European Voices: A Reading & Conversation with Ilija Trojanow

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On Tuesday, April 26, the Center for the Study of Europe, in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Boston and the literary journal AGNI, hosted a reading and conversation with Bulgarian-German author Ilija Trojanow. Moderating the event was editor, teacher, and translator Aaron Kerner. The topic of discussion was Trojanow's latest novel, The Lamentations of Zeno (Verso Books, April 2016), a literary fiction about climate disaster and a scientist imploding on a journey to the Antarctic. Trojanow, born... Read More

Event Highlights: Who Runs Europe? A Conversation with José Ignacio Torreblanca

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On Wednesday, April 20, we hosted Spanish journalist José Ignacio Torreblanca, Head of ECFR's Madrid Office and Senior Policy Fellow at ECFR and in its European Power program. Sofia Perez interviewed Torreblanca on the subject of his 2014 book, Who Runs Europe? Reconstructing Democracy, Bringing Citizens Back In. This event took place as part of a new series of conversations on issues pertinent to democratic politics in the US and Europe entitled “Interferences.” The series is... Read More

Event Highlights: European Voices: A Reading & Conversation with Christos Ikonomou

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On Tuesday, April 19 with a reading and converation we hosted the Greek writer Greek writer Christos Ikonomou and his translator Karen Emmerich for another European Voices event. Following a short reading by Ikonomou from the Greek text, Emmerich read her translation of “Placard and Broomstick” from the short story collection, Something Will Happen, You'll See. The collection was the most reviewed Greek book of 2010 and the recipient of the prestigious Best Short-Story Collection... Read More