Author: Elizabeth Amrien

Event Highlights: Inside Assad’s Prison System

On Tuesday, October 10, the Center for the Study of Europe hosted a book talk by Dutch historian Ugur Ümit Üngör. The topic of discussion was Üngör’s recently published exposé of the worst prison systems in the Middle East, where one can be arrested for the crimes of distant relatives, for attending a book group, […]

Early Modern Philosophy and Slavery Workshop and Benedict Lecture (11/11/23)

NOVEMBER 11 1.    European Philosophers on Enslavement (9:30 -12) Dwight Lewis (Minnesota) On Amo’s argument concerning the Rights of Moors in Europe Julia Jorati (U. Mass) The Effects of Slavery on Enslaved People and Eighteenth-Century Antislavery Arguments Huaping Lu-Adler (Georgetown) Kant on Slavery and Right Chair: Julie Walsh (Wellesley) 2.    The Philosophy of Ottobah Cugoano (1-4) Carrie Shanafeldt (Yeshiva) Ottobah Cugoano […]

Event Highlights: Chinese Influence in Europe and the Implications for Transatlantic Relations

Valbona Zeneli addresses the long-term implications of Chinese engagement in Europe and how China’s increased activities in Europe, specifically Eastern Europe, might shape transatlantic relations. It looks at the collective implications of Chinese-related policy and engagement decisions made by different European member countries and seeks to map how Chinese activities have developed and played out […]

A Reading & Conversation with Mohamed Mbougar Sarr (11/01/23)

Join us for a reading & conversation with Mohamed Mbougar Sarr: Wednesday, November 1 2023 6 to 7:30 PM Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering • 610 Commonwealth Avenue Register using form below. Mohamed Mbougar Sarr was born in Dakar in 1990. He studied literature and philosophy at the École des Hautes […]

Support for Applications for Fulbright Research Awards to Spend a Semester in Greece

The Center for Research on Democracy and Law ( is a fully independent research Laboratory of the Department of International and European Studies of the University of Macedonia (Thessaloniki, Greece), established in 2020. Within its 3 years of operation, it has, inter alia, hosted 121 members, including Faculty, Research Fellows (postdoctoral level), Experts (postgraduate level), […]

4th Europe in Discourse Conference (Athens, September 26-28, 2024)

Following three successful international conferences (2016, 2018 and 2022) Hellenic American University announces the 4th International Europe in Discourse Conference (Athens, September 26-28, 2024). This Conference too aims at exploring Europe through all its constitutive dimensions, history, culture, geography and values. The objective is to create an international and interdisciplinary platform for discussion on how […]