Whether you've never been to abroad before, or you've seen every capital from Dublin to Nicosia, there's always something to learn about Europe. All of the events below are open to the public, and we welcome community involvement! From first-year undergraduate, to senior researcher, to community member, you are welcome and we'd love to see you at one of our events on contemporary Europe.

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February 2018

Germany in Crisis & the Future of Angela Merkel: what is happening in Berlin and what are the implications for Germany, Europe & German-American relations?

February 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Pleasants Assembly Room, Wilson Library, 208 Raleigh Street CB #3916
200 South Road, NC United States
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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 5.30pm (location: Pleasants Family Room, Wilson Library) "Germany in Crisis & the Future of Angela Merkel: what is happening in Berlin and what are the implications for Germany, Europe & German-American relations?" Lecture by Dr. Dieter Dettke (former Director of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Washington, DC; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University, Washington, DC; Senior Fellow, AICGS) Discussants: Prof. Konrad Jarausch (UNC-Chapel Hill) another discussant has been approached - not confirmed yet All Welcome Free parking at…

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March 2018

UNC Clean Tech Summit

March 1 - March 2
Friday Center for Continuing Education

Convening Leaders for a Prosperous Southeast Visit this page for updated information. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host its fifth annual UNC Clean Tech Summit Mar. 1-2, 2018 at UNC’s Friday Center. The event will highlight the latest innovations, trends and challenges in the clean technology industry and how North Carolina is playing a key role in leading the way to a green global economy. The Summit is co-hosted by the UNC Institute for the Environment and the Center for Sustainable…

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Spain: Then & Now – A Dialogues Seminar

March 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Spain has long been a land of beauty and culture. Her influence is still felt the world over. Two excellent scholars, Flora Cassen and Sam Amago, will help us compare the past and present of this remarkable country, reviewing its difficult history from the era of its once powerful empire to the present, with particular attention to its diverse cultures, contested spaces, and conflicting religions and regions. TOPICS & SPEAKERS Spain Then: Empire and Expulsion Flora Cassen, Associate Professor of…

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A Historic Evening with Eva Schloss

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Page Auditorium, Duke University, 402 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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This event marks a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear firsthand from a Holocaust survivor whose life intersected with one of the most compelling figures in our history. Eva Schloss was the step sister of Anne Frank. This event is sponsored by the Duke Center for Jewish Studies, Duke Department of Political Science, Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, Jewish Federation of Durham-Chapel Hill, Holocaust Speakers Bureau of NC, Duke Democrats, Duke College Republicans, UNC College Republicans, UNC Young Democrats, The Curriculum in…

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EU Today Essay Contest

March 11

As part of the Center for European Studies' third annual Europe Week celebration on April 9th-15th we are hosting an EU Today Essay Contest. High School and college students, teachers, faculty members, business and non-profit professionals and all other community members are invited to share their thoughts on the importance of Transatlantic relations. Essays should be 1,000 words maximum and formatted with 12 pt font and doubles spaced. Writers may choose to answer one of three prompts: 1) What does the EU do…

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Competing Images of West and East Germany in the 1960s

March 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
569 Hamilton Hall

After unsure beginnings, West and East German foreign cultural policy took on a harder edge in the 1960s. The construction of the Berlin Wall and Cold War tensions provided essential background for the divided German states to define themselves against each other and within their respective systems. This resulted in a series of conflicting images of themselves and their rival that offered foreign audiences a view in to life in divided Germany. The presentation explores both Germanys’ confrontational foreign cultural…

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Making America: Immigration & Entrepreneurship in North Carolina

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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The Center for the Study of the American South's 2018 Chandler Conversation in Southern Business History features four leading entrepreneurs who hail from around the world but now call North Carolina home. Please join us in the FedEx Global Education Center for this free panel discussion. Parking is free after 5:00 pm in the McCauley parking deck, directly below the FedEx Center. Visit CSAS' event page for updates and full information on panelists.   Utibe Udoh is the owner of…

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April 2018

Visions and Revisions: Romance Utopias and Dystopias

April 5 - April 7

This year's three invited speakers are Enrico Cesaretti from the University of Virginia, Laurent Dubois from Duke University, and Mabel Moraña from Washington University. Please check back soon for more information. This conference is organized by the UNC Department of Romance Studies. PDF Call for Papers available here.

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Europe Week 2018

April 9 - April 15

Stay tuned for more details on Europe Week 2018! You can also check our Europe Week page for updates.

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Religion as “Agent of Change”: Jewish and other Responses to Modernity in Germany, 1780-1860

April 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
569 Hamilton Hall

The presentation explores the ambivalent role of Judaism and religiosity during the Sattelzeit, when German Jewry was confronted with deep reaching, sometimes threatening social change. The presentation sheds new light on Jewish coping strategies and the transformation of a socio-cultural system shaped by religious practices and knowledge orders in response to modernity. It will show how a new group of Jewish “movers and shakers” used religion and tradition to translate innovation and to make change socially relevant. Focusing on lived…

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