Mariano Torcal is Full Professor in Political Science and ICREA Research Fellow at the Department of Political and Social Science at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. He is also co-director of the Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology (RECSM) at the Pompeu Fabra University, Senior Adjunct Faculty at the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver since 2006, and was…Find out more
Contrary to the prevalent rhetoric of the Cold War, the 1970s and 1980s were a time of intensive exchange across the “Iron Curtain”. Particularly in the context of the international human rights movement, a Western public grew more interested in the activities and plight of East European opposition groups. East European political exiles in Western Europe and North America played a significant role as intermediaries…Find out more
Duncan McDonnell is Senior Lecturer in the School of Government and International Relations at Griffith University, Brisbane. He was previously a Marie Curie Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. His main research interests are populist parties, Euroscepticism and party organizations. He is the co-author (with Daniele Albertazzi) of Populists in Power (Routledge, 2015) and the co-editor (with Nadia Marzouki and Olivier Roy) of…Find out more
Introduction by: NINA LEMMENS | German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) North America, New York Nina Lemmens is the Director of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) North America office in New York, which is responsible for the organization‘s activities in the USA and Canada. She is also is the Executive Director of the German Center for Research and Innovation in New York City. She studied art…Find out more
Dr. Nina Lemmens, Director of the DAAD North America Office in New York, will hold a breakfast meeting for alumni and two information sessions for UNC students and faculty interested in applying for DAAD funding. All events will take place in Fedex Global Education Center #4003. Please find the flyer and a list of events below. 9:00 – 10:00 am | Breakfast (For DAAD Alumni) 11:00…Find out more
This event is part of the Turkey Today Fall 2017 series. Location: Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room, Rubenstein Library, Duke University The conference begins Thursday, Nov. 2 at 5:30 PM with a Vernissage of the related Duke libraries exhibit: Yasak/Banned: Political Cartoons from late Ottoman and Republican Turkey (Perkins Library Rare Book Room). At 6:30 PM, Professor Edhem Eldem (Bogaziçi University, History) will present a Keynote…Find out more
Join the TransAtlantic Masters Program for a panel with alumni working in government, business and the NGO sector. Network, meet the TAM directors, and receive answers to your questions on applying to TAM! Please RSVP through the form below.Find out more
Transnational terrorism has become one of the major global threats of the 21st century. The countries of North America and Europe feel particularly vulnerable and exposed. Attempts to agree on a sober transatlantic policy to deal with transnational terrorism have been made for quite a few years. So far, however, the transatlantic allies have not been able to develop a united and comprehensive strategy toward…Find out more
This keynote lecture from Professor Bruce Hoffman (Georgetown University) will commence the 2-day international conference “Transnational Terrorism Today: How do the Transatlantic Allies Deal With Terrorism?”Find out more
When Austrian writer Elfriede Jelinek’s play Die Schutzbefohlenen premiered in 2014 in Mannheim, Germany, it prompted debate about the representation of refugees in European theater. Jelinek’s text, loosely based on Aeschylus’ The Suppliants, features an undefined “we” telling of flight across the sea, and in the Mannheim production, German actors were joined by a chorus of actual refugees. While critics discussed the production’s political and ethical implications, the Vienna-based…Find out more
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