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News & Events

Internship Opportunities at the European Parliament in Washington DC and Brussels

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The European Parliament Liaison Office with the US Congress (EPLO) is pleased to announce the launch of our next round of internships aimed at US citizens (and those with the right to work in the US) who have completed their bachelor's degree.The internship offers a unique opportunity for students and young professionals with an interest in transatlantic policy. Four-six interns will be accepted in our Washington DC office from September 18 – December 15, Read More

Goldman and Hunt Fellowships for American Academics

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The American Council on Germany (ACG) is currently seeking applications for the Dr. Guido Goldman Fellowships for the Study of German and European Economic and International Affairs and the Dr. Richard M. Hunt Fellowships for the Study of German Politics, Society, and Culture. Goldman Fellowships support promising American academics whose research bears special significance for German economic and international policy within the wider European context. [More info] Hunt Fellowships support exceptional American academics whose research contributes to the scholarly... Read More

Event Highlights: Irish Voices – A Reading & Conversation with Irish Poet Harry Clifton

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On Tuesday, April 18th, Irish poet Harry Clifton was the guest speaker at the Center for the Study of Europe, reading from his collection of poems, Secular Eden: Paris Notebooks 1994-2004. Clifton started the conversation by briefly describing different types of Irish poets and the complex emotions arising from the placement of Ireland within the broader interpretation of what it means to ‘be European’. Joking he said, “as an Irish poet you are caught –... Read More

Event Highlights: Which Future for Democracy in a Post-political Age? A Lecture by Chantal Mouffe

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On Tuesday, April 11th, the Center for the Study of Europe welcomed Chantal Mouffe, a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster. Beginning with an assessment of the present state of democracy, Mouffe described our contemporary period as a “post-democracy” era in modern democracy is a façade of true democratic principles and values, whereby institutions are controlled by privileged elite members of society. She explained that... Read More

Event Highlights: Reconfiguring European States in Crisis – A Lunch Talk by Patrick Le Gales

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Patrick Le Galès, a CNRS Research Professor of Sociology and Politics at Sciences Po Paris, spoke at the Center for the Study of Europe on Wednesday April 5th, about his recently co-edited book. “Reconfiguring European States in Crisis” offers a ground-breaking analysis by some of Europe's leading political scientists, examining how the European national state and the European Union state have dealt with two sorts of changes in the last two decades. The central argument of... Read More

Event Highlights: How Will Capitalism End: Reflections on a Failing System – A Lecture by Wolfgang Streeck

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Director Emeritus at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, Wolfgang Streeck gave a lecture at the Center for the Study of Europe on Tuesday, April 4th about his recent book. While his book is about the failings of the contemporary capitalist system and not specifically about the European experience, Streeck began by emphasizing how any discussion of Europe today must embed the subject of the general transformations of global capitalism... Read More

Event Highlights: Make the World Think Again: Reason, Hope, and Faith in an Age of Populism – A Lecture by Tomas Halik

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“A spectre is haunting Europe — the spectre of communism,” was the dramatic quote Tomas Halik used to begin his lecture on March 28th, a line taken from the opening page of The Communist Manifesto. Halik started the discussion by speaking about the 150 year legacy of communism in Europe and the world, emphasizing how after the non-violent 1989 revolutions many nations were determined “to build a new democratic, just, and free society.” He spoke about... Read More

European Cultural Centre of Delphi | Delphi Academy of European Studies

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The Delphi Academy of European Studies focuses on the diachronic and synchronic study of European history and culture and the ways in which Europe today responds to the multifaceted challenges of political, economic, and cultural globalization. The Academy offers two-week interdisciplinary Seminars at the Centre’s facilities in Delphi, supported by the Region of Central Greece. The Seminars, which are taught in English by world renowned academics, are open mainly to graduate students/PhD candidates but also to... Read More

Event Highlights: Europe in the Age of Popular Nationalism, a Lecture by Erik Jones

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- February 10, 2017 - On Friday, February 10th, the Center for the Study of Europe hosted a lecture by Erik Jones, Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and Director of European and Eurasian Studies at SAIS Bologna. Jones started by saying, “What is going on right now in Europe is pretty alarming. You feel an acceleration of events.” He then continued with a discussion... Read More

Event Highlights: “Europe, Religion, Integration” a Lecture by Olivier Roy

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On Friday, February 3rd, the Center for the Study of Europe hosted a lecture led by Olivier Roy, a Professor of Social and Political Theory at the European University Institute, a Senior Researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research, and a professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. The discussion was centered around the intricacies of religious integration in Europe, and Olivier Roy began by dissecting the rising Islamophobia across... Read More

2017 Robert Fitzgerald and Schmuel Traum Translation Prizes

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Boston University Romance Studies Graduate Student Conference 2017: Call for Papers

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We invite submissions to: Boston University Romance Studies Graduate Student Conference 2017 Literature on the Verge April 7-8, 2017 Boston University Photonics Center Boston, Mass. Keynote address by Françoise Lionnet, Harvard University In his essay, “Exactitude,” Italo Calvino posits that his writing “has always found itself facing two divergent paths that correspond to two different types of knowledge. One path goes into the mental space of bodiless rationality, where one may trace lines that converge, projections, abstract forms, vectors of force. The... Read More

Security and Society: A Flexible Course for the Modern Age in the Heart of Central Europe

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For more information visit http://www.sras.org/security.

Teach in Spain! Application Period Open

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Application Period Open: Language Assistant Programs in Spain Any degree welcome • Spanish is not required • No teaching experience needed [Download PDF] [Website]

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