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The Future of Infrastructure Investment: A discussion on how to increase infrastructure investment in the United States

Blog post by Laura Slater, TAM alum The Honorable David Price, Congressman for North Carolina’s Fourth District, gave the opening remarks at the conference, remarking, ironically on the fact that his 40 minute commute from Durham to Chapel Hill proved the need for such a conversation. He spoke of North Carolina’s infrastructure and the fact that the state-sponsored AMTRAK service between Charlotte and Raleigh is [...]

October 26th, 2017|Blog|

European Horizons @ UNC: Opinion on Catalonia Referendum

The content of this post is the opinion of the student author and can in no way be taken to represent the views of the Center for European Studies or the European Union. As Catalonian citizens went to the polls on Sunday, they were met by innumerable Spanish national police in riot gear with clubs and guns loaded with stress ball sized rubber bullets. Voters were forcefully [...]

October 4th, 2017|Blog|

Meet Mariano Torcal, Jean Monnet Visiting Scholar/Spring 2017

Mariano Torcal, JMCE Visiting Scholar Join us in welcoming Dr. Mariano Torcal, our Jean Monnet Visiting Scholar for Spring 2017! Dr. Torcal has served as a Full Professor of Political Science at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra since 2006. He received a Ph.D. from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (1995) and a Ph.D. from the Ohio State University (2001). We asked him the following questions about his research [...]

February 15th, 2017|Blog, News Blog|

UNC History’s Mary Walters on Albania and Genocide

Mary Elizabeth Walters, a Ph.D. candidate in military history at UNC, stresses the importance of challenging genocidal rhetoric and recognizing it as the first step towards violence. Walters explores the inevitable path connecting genocidal rhetoric and genocidal violence in her recently published Op-Ed, “Words matter: the slippery slope to the unthinkable.” She cites several historical instances in which genocidal rhetoric was ignored or disregarded as [...]

February 13th, 2017|Blog, News Blog|

Dr. Karen Hagemann wins 2016 Hans Rosenberg Book Prize

UNC-CH History's own Professor Karen Hagemann received the 2016 Hans Rosenberg Book Prize for Revisiting Prussia’s Wars Against Napoleon: History, Culture and Memory (Cambridge University Press, 2015). According to the announcement from the Central European History Society, "Revisiting Prussia’s Wars is a sweeping history of the Anti-Napoleonic Wars and their aftermath in 19th-century German memory. Skillfully combining political, military, cultural, and gender history, the book contributes to [...]

January 30th, 2017|Blog, News Blog|

Travel Grants Available for the 2017 Graduate Student Conference on the EU

2017 Graduate Student Conference on the EU The call for papers is now open for the 2017 Graduate Student Conference on the EU. The deadline for paper submission is November 15. The conference will be hosted by the University of Pittsburgh on March 17-18, 2017. UNC graduate students may apply directly to the Center for European Studies for funding for travel to [...]

October 14th, 2016|Blog|