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Europe Today: The Old World in a New Era

November 13, 2021 @ 9:15 am - 3:45 pm

In collaboration with Carolina Public Humanities.

In the decades since World War II, states in Europe have created a cohesive government in the EU that transcends old boundaries and links disparate peoples together in one of the world’s largest economies. This seminar will explore contemporary Europe and its model of governance to see what it may have to offer as examples for the rest of the world. It will also examine what European identity means in the face of changing demographics and a reckoning with its history of colonization. Covering political, economic, social, and cultural topics, the seminar will shine a light on the Europe of today and challenge our conceptions of the “Old World.”

Speakers and Topics

The European Model: A Lesson for us All?
Konrad H. Jarausch, Lurcy Professor of European Civilization

The Legacy of Colonialism and Racism in Europe Today
A. Dirk Moses, Frank Porter Graham Distinguished Professor of Global Human Rights History

Reading Venice’s Texts: Environment, Justice, and Literature in a European Perspective
Serenella Iovino, Professor of Italian Studies and Environmental Humanities

What Does it Mean to be European Today?
A panel discussion with all speakers

Time and Tuition

9:15 am-3:45 pm, Saturday, November 13. This program is in-person only, and the tuition is $125 to attend. The optional lunch on Saturday is $15.

Discounts are available for UNC students, faculty, & staff. See our UNC Student, Staff, & Faculty Discounted Registration Policy here.

Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association. For information about GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants, click here.

Tuition for teachers is $62.50. Teachers can also receive a $75 stipend after attending (click here for more information) and 10 contact hours for 1 unit of renewal credit.

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November 13, 2021
9:15 am - 3:45 pm
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