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September 2015

“Democratization in Post-Communist Europe: Authoritarian Regimes and the Leverage of the European Union” CES Friday Lecture with Prof. Milada Vachudova, UNC-CH

September 11 at 1:30 am-3:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center 4003,
301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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EU enlargement continues in the Western Balkans in the 2010s because the underlying dynamics remain largely unchanged: EU Member States still see enlargement as a matter of national interest, bringing long-term economic and geopolitical benefits. The risk of instability in the Western Balkans has made the dividends from the EU’s ‘democratizing effect’ especially substantial. I argue that the enlargement process continues to have a ‘democratizing effect,’ as Western Balkans candidates…

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“The Challenges of Writing a Spymaster’s Biography: The Case of Markus Wolf” North Carolina German Studies Seminar & Workshop Series with Christopher Ostermann, Wilson International Center for Scholars

September 13 at 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
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“Gastro-cosmopolitanism: Supermarket products in France and the United Kingdom” CES Friday Lecture with Prof. Rahsaan Maxwell, UNC-CH

September 18 at 1:30 am-3:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center 4003,
301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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french market
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EURO Majors Ice Cream Social

September 18 at 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center 4003,
301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Come learn more about this unique program and meet all the Contemporary European Science Majors! Preceded by CES Friday Lecture with Prof. Rahsaan Maxwell

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“Citizenship without Duties” CES Friday Lecture with Prof. Dimitry Kochenov, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

September 25 at 1:30 am-3:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
NC United States
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Many believe that duties should be at the essence of citizenship. This paper dismisses this view, using EU law as the main context of analysis, by making five interrelated claims. 1. There are no empirically-observable duties of EU citizenship; 2. Such duties would lack any legal-theoretical foundation, if the contrary were true; 3. Legal-theoretical foundations of the duties of citizenship are lacking also at the…

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October 2015

“Banking Nationalism in the Eurozone’s Debt and Currency Crisis” CES Friday Lecture with Rachel Epstein, University of Denver

October 9 at 1:30 pm-3:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center 4003,
301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Since 2010, the Eurozone’s economic crises have usually been framed in terms of excessive debt. Ongoing debt and reform negotiations in Greece reinforce the notion that both public and private borrowing is at the root of the crisis, which in turn undermines the common currency. This talk focuses on a different, but equally, if not more important, source of the Eurozone’s woes–and that is banking…

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CES Friday Lecture with CES Director and Prof. Ann Morning, New York University

October 23 at 1:30 pm-3:00 pm
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“Turkish Migrants between Integration and Diaspora: Teaching Citizenship and Minority Identification in West Germany, 1963-1993″ North Carolina German Studies Seminar & Workshop Series with Brittany Lehman, UNC-CH

October 25 at 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
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CES Friday Lecture with Prof. Pepper Culpepper, European Union Institute, Italy

October 30 at 1:30 pm-3:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center 4003,
301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Venice
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November 2015

CES Friday Lecture with CES Director and Prof. Herman Schwartz, UVA-Charlottesville

November 6 at 1:30 pm-3:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center 4003,
301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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