Event Highlights

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

May 24th, 2016 in Event Highlights.

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

May 10th, 2016 in Event Highlights. Tagged: ,

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

May 4th, 2016 in Event Highlights. Tagged: ,

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

May 3rd, 2016 in Event Highlights. Tagged: ,

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

Event Highlights: Lusophone Voices: A Reading & Conversation with José Eduardo Agualusa

April 26th, 2016 in Event Highlights. Tagged: ,

Our popular European Voices series has given rise to a number of related initiatives, notably, Irish Voices, Russian Voices, and beginning last year—with the visit of Portuguese writer Gonçalo M. Tavares in April 2015 and with support from the Saab-Pedroso Center for Portuguese Culture and Research at UMASS—Lusophone Voices. For the second event in that series, which took place on Tuesday, April 12, we invited the Portuguese-Angolan writer José Eduardo Agualusa's visit was co-sponsored by the... Read More

Event Highlights: T.S. Eliot and the Mind of Europe

April 21st, 2016 in Event Highlights.

On Thursday, April 7, several poets gathered at the Boston University Castle to celebrate the publication of The Poems of T.S. Eliot: The Annotated Text by Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue. Participats included poets Bill Coyle, David Ferry Saskia Hamilton, George Kalogeris, Karl Kirchwey, Meg Tyler, and Alissa Valles, who spearheaded the event. Presented by the Editorial Institute. Sponsored by the Editorial Institute, the Center for the Study of Europe, and the Arts Initiative The event... Read More

Event Highlights: The Double Edge Sword of Austerity – European Governance Since the Eurozone Crisis

April 18th, 2016 in Event Highlights.

On Monday, April 11th, we hosted a panel discussion on the topic of European governance during the Eurozone Crisis. The speakers included: Vivien SCHMIDT, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Founding Director of BU’s Center for the Study of Europe; Laszlo ANDOR, Professor of European Economic Governance at the Institute for European Studies of the ULB and Former EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion; Mario TELO, Professor of International Relations at the... Read More

Event Highlights: The Welfare State at Risk

April 18th, 2016 in Event Highlights.

On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, Center for the Study of Europe Visiting Researcher Patrick Sachweh, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Goethe University Frankfort, gave a talk on the European welfare state for an audience of students, faculty, and local researchers. Sachweh discussed changes in social policy and growing inequality in Europe in years leading up to the financial crisis and implications for the future of social provision and the welfare state. The talk was moderated... Read More

Event Highlights: The EU Refugee Crisis and the Changing Paradigm of EU Law

April 14th, 2016 in Event Highlights.

On April 7, we welcomed Iris Golder Lang, 2016 John Harvey Gregory Lecturer on World Organization at Harvard Law School and Jean Monnet professor of European Union law and a UNESCO Chairholder at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law. Professor Golder Lang delivered the second lecture in our "Europe and Law Series," an initiative of the Jean Monnet Chair in European Law at Boston University, on the topic of "The EU Refugee Crisis and... Read More

Event Highlights: European Voices: A Reading & Conversation with Hubert Klimko-Dobrzaniecki

April 14th, 2016 in Event Highlights. Tagged: ,

On March 31, we kicked off a new round of “European Voices” with Polish émigré author Hubert Klimko-Dobrzaniecki and his translator, Julia Sherwood. Klimko-Dobrzaniecki read from his novella Lullaby for a Hanged Man, published this year by Calypso Editions, a story of three East Europeans trying to build new lives for themselves far from home in Iceland. A lively conversation followed, moderated by the editor, poet, and translator Alissa Valles. Watch the event on BUniverse: Klimko-Dobrzaniecki is... Read More