Current EUCE Events

 

Thursday, November 8, 2012, 6:00-8:00pm
Speaker: Venelin Ganev (Department of Political Science, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio)
Post-EU Accession Hooliganism: Bulgarian Politics After 2007

Room 140, University College, University of Toronto
Sponsored by the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, and the European Union Centre of Excellence.

Past EUCE Events (in chronological order)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Conference: Memory Studies and the Identity Problem: A Cross Reading of European and Canadian Cultural Traditions

Speakers: Julia Creet, Shelley Hornstein, Elena Lambert
Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk Centre for International Studies (1 Devonshire Place) Sponsored by Italian Cultural Institute and co-sponsored by Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies/European Union Centre of Excellence, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, Canadian Centre for German and European Studies/European Union Centre of Excellence, York University, Canada cluster of EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture), University of Bologna.

 

Friday, September 10, 2010 - 5:00 - 7:00pm
Holger Nehring (University of Sheffield), "A peacful Europe?" Reinterpreting twentieth-century European History"

Registration: http://webapp.mcis.utoronto.ca/EventDetails.aspx?eventid=8610
Room 108, North Building, Munk School of Global Affairs (1 Devonshire Place)
Sponsored by the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies and European Union Centre of Excellence. Funding for this event was provided by the European Commission.

Holger Nehring teaches contemporary European History at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. His research interests lie in the social, political and cultural history of post-World War II Western Europe, with a special emphasis on the social history of the Cold War in Britain and Germany since 1945, and in historical peace research. Nehring is author of Life against Death, a connective history of the British and West German protests against nuclear weapons in the 1950s and early 1960s, which will come out with Oxford University Press in 2009. He is currently working on a new project, entitled "The Last Battle of the Cold War: Peace Movements, German Politics and the End of the Cold War."

Friday, September 17, 2010 - 12:00 - 2:00pm
Claudia Finotelli Speaker Universidad Complutense Madrid; Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset

Registration: http://www.munkschool.utoronto.ca/EventDetails.aspx?eventid=9461
Room 208, North Building, Munk School of Global Affairs (1 Devonshire Place)

The Spanish economic crisis has ended a decade of spectacular economic and demographic growth. Despite having been one of main drivers of economic growth in the years preceding the crash, immigrants have borne the brunt of the shock, as reflected in their disproportionate share in Spain's rising unemployment rate. The aim of the presentation is to assess the consequences of the economic crisis on immigrants in Spain through an analysis of recent changes in Spanish immigration policy and shifts in public opinion toward immigration. Potential solutions to problems concerning the admission of economic immigrants and integration will also be discussed, as will be the Spanish state's turn to Canada as a source of guidance in this regard.

Claudia Finotelli is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Universidad Complutense Madrid and Senior Researcher at the Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset. She has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Münster. Her research interests cover the area of migration control policies, irregular migration, asylum policy and economic integration of immigrants. Professor Finotelli is a member of the IMISCOE-network of excellence and has collaborated with the Institute for Migration and Intercultural Studies of Osnabrück, the Cespi Institute in Rome, the University of Trento and the Forum of Federations in Ottawa. Her publications include: "The North-South Myth Revised: A Comparison of the Italian and German Migration Regimes," West European Politics, VOL. 32, No. 5 (2009); "The Importance of Being Southern: The Making of Policies of Immigration Control in Italy," European Journal of Migration and Law, VOL. 11, No. 2 (2009); "Italia, España y el modelo migratorio mediterráneo en el siglo XXI", ARI VOL. 58 (2007); "Looking for the European Soft Underbelly: Visa Policies and Amnesties for Irregular Migrants in Germany and in Italy" (with Giuseppe Sciortino), in Herausforderung Migration – Perspektiven der vergleichenden Politikwissenschaft, ed. S. Baringhorst, J. F. Hollifield and U. Hunger (Münster: LIT, 2006); "Regularisations for Illegal Migrants in Italy: Background, Processes, Results," in Amnesty for Illegal Migrants? Transatlantic Discourse on Integration, ed. Friedrich Heckmann and Tanja Wunderlich (Bamberg: EFMS, 2005).

Friday, September 24, 2010 - 10:00 - 2:00pm
Stephen F. Jones Speaker
Julie George Speaker
Matthew Light, Discussant, University of Toronto
Lucan Way, Speaker, University of Toronto
Registration: http://www.munkschool.utoronto.ca/EventDetails.aspx?eventid=9192

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 12:00 - 2:00pm Veljko Vujacic, Speaker, Department of Sociology Oberlin College
Nationalism, Myth, and Politics: Russians and Serbs in the Dissolution of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia

Professor Vujacic's fields of specialization include sociological theory, political and comparative-historical sociology, and social movements, with a special focus on communism and nationalism in the former Soviet Union and Yugoslavia. His articles on these themes and topics have appeared in Theory and Society, Post-Soviet Affairs, East-European Constitutional Review, The Harriman Review, Research in Political Sociology, The Encyclopedia of Nationalism, The International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, East European Politics and Societies, and a number of edited volumes. He is currently completing a large comparative-historical study of Russian and Serbian nationalism and the disintegration of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia and working on a new project on charismatic and plebiscitary leadership in late communism and post-communism.
Registration: http://www.munkschool.utoronto.ca/EventDetails.aspx?eventid=9192

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 5:00-7:00pm
"A Hungarian Navigates a Dangerous Century: from "the Great Escape" to "Enemies of the People," A Conversation with Kati Marton"
Sponsored by the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, and the Hungarian Studies Program.
Kati Marton, an award-winning former NPR and ABC News correspondent, is the author of Hidden Power: Presidential Marriages That Shaped Our History, a New York Times bestseller, as well as Wallenberg, The Polk Conspiracy, A Death in Jerusalem, and a novel, An American Woman. Mother of a son and a daughter, she lives in New York with her husband, Richard Holbrooke.

Thursday, October 7, 2010,  6:00 – 7:30pm
Claudio Magris, "Memory and Cultural Identities in European Literatures"
Sponsored by Italian Cultural Institute and co-sponsored by Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies/European Union Centre of Excellence, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, Department of Italian Studies, University of Toronto, Canada cluster of EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture)

 

Thursday, January 20, 2011
Workshop: "Legal Transition and Judicial Reform in Post-Communist Europe: The Impact of the EU"

Speakers: Michal Bobek (European Studies Institute, Firenze); Daniela Piana (University of Bologna); Maria Popova (McGill University), Peter Solomon (University of Toronto).
Room 108, North Building, Munk Centre for International Studies (1Devonshire Place)

Sponsored by the Centre for European, Russian, and European Union Centre of Excellence. Funding for this event was provided by the European Commission.More

Friday, March 11, 2011

Susan Gal (University of Chicago)
Sociologuistic Regimes and the Management of “Diversity”: New Europe and Old Europe

Room 108, North Building, Munk Centre for International Studies (1Devonshire Place)
Sponsored by the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies and Department of Anthropology. Funding for this event was provided by the European Commission.

Friday/Saturday, April 8-9, 2011

Immigrant Integration: Philosophy, Politics, Practices
For more information please visit http://immigrantintegration.wordpress.com/
Sponsored by the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies and the European Union Centre of Excellence.

 

Friday, October 21, 2011, 2:00-4:00 pm

Islamic Shariah Councils in England: A Challenge for Civil Law?
Speaker: John Bowen (Dunbar-Van Cleve Professor in Arts and Sciences, Washington University St. Louis)

John Bowen is the Dunbar-Van Cleve Professor in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. He studies problems of pluralism, law, and religion, and in particular contemporary efforts to rethink Islamic norms and law in Asia, Europe, and North America. His most recent book on "Asia is Islam, Law and Equality in Indonesia: An Anthropology of Public Reasoning" (Cambridge, 2003), and his "Why the French Don’t Like Headscarves" (Princeton, 2007) concerned current debates in France on Islam and laïcité. "Can Islam be French?" (Princeton, 2009) treats Muslim debates and institutions in France (and appeared in French in 2011), and will be followed by "A New Anthropology of Islam" from Cambridge and "Blaming Islam" from MIT Press, both in 2012. He also writes regularly for The Boston Review. His current two research projects concern sharia and civil law in England, and Islamic courts and property disputes in Indonesia

Sponsor: the European Union Centre of Excellence
Co-Sponsors: Department of Anthropology (Univeristy of Toronto) and the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies.

Friday, October 21, 2011, 2:00-4:00 pm"Religion and Immigrant Integration in European Union Countries" (Workshop series)
Speakers: Pascale Fournier (University of Ottawa), Ronan Mccrea (University College London), Nasar Meer (University of Northumbria)
Room 108, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs (1 Devonshire Place)

A growing chorus of European politicians and commentators has taken to pronouncing multiculturalism a failure and arguing in favour of more aggressive means of integrating immigrants into their societies. Mandatory integration courses, values based citizenship tests, and bans on certain religious attire have been advanced in the name of maintaining the secular character of public institutions, protecting the rights of women and girls, and excluding individual and groups deemed a threat to the maintenance of liberal-democratic communities. The workshop will build on research comparing immigrant integration politics and policy-making in several European countries.

Sponsor: the European Union Centre of Excellence
Co-Sponsor: the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

Friday, November 4, 2011, 12:00-2:00 pm
Stephen Stec (Central European University, Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy and Centre for Environment and Security), "EU Enlargement, Neighbourhood Policy, and Environmental Democracy "
Register here
Room 108, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs (1 Devonshire Place)
Sponsored by the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, European Union Centre of Excellence, and Hungarian Studies Program.

 

Friday, November 11, 2011, 1:00-5:00 pm
Religion and Immigrant Integration in European Union Countries
Download Workshop Program here
Information here
Room 108, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs (1 Devonshire Place)
Sponsored by the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, and the European Union Centre of Excellence.

 

 

Monday, November 28, 2011, 12:00 noon-2:00 pmInternational Organizations in the Management of Migration: The EU and its European Neighborhood
Speaker: Martin Geiger
Room 208, North Building, Munk School of Global Affairs (1 Devonshire Place)

Dr. Martin Geiger is a member and senior research fellow of the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS), University of Osnabrück (Germany). His expertise lies in the area of international, national and local migration politics, the global and regional shift from migration control to migration management, the role of inter-governmental and non-state actors in controlling and managing migration and the interlinkages between migration (politics) and development (politics). Dr Martin Geiger has extensive fieldwork experiences in Southern, Southeastern and Eastern Europe, he is currently a visiting scholar in Canada, affiliated with the Centre for European Studies, European Union Centre of Excellence (CES) and the Department of Political Science, Carleton University (Ottawa).

Sponsor: European Union Centre of Excellence
Co-sponsor: Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies.
This event is made possible by the support of the European Commission

Friday, January 20, 2012, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Speaker: Damani J. Partridge (Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan)

"“Why Can’t You Just Remove Your Headscarf So We Can See You?”: Reappropriating “Foreign” Bodies in the New Europe."

Information: http://webapp.mcis.utoronto.ca/EventDetails.aspx?eventid=11084
Room 108, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs (1 Devonshire Place)
Sponsored by the European Union Centre of Excellence, the Department of Anthropology, and the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies.

Damani J. Partridge is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology and in the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies. He has published on questions of citizenship, sexuality, post-Cold War “freedom,” Holocaust memorialization, African-American military occupation, the production of noncitizens, and the Obama moment in Berlin. His forthcoming book, Hypersexuality and Headscarves: Race, Sex, and Citizenship in the New Germany will be published by Indiana University Press in February 2012.

Thursday, February 2, 4:00-6:00 pm

Speaker: Nicolas Levrat (Director, European Institute University of Geneva):

"What's at Stake for European Integration through the "Eurozone Crisis"?"

Information: http://webapp.mcis.utoronto.ca/EventDetails.aspx?eventid=11644
Room 208, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs (1 Devonshire Place)
Sponsored by European Union Centre of Excellence and the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies.


Nicolas LEVRAT obtained a PhD in International Law in 1992 from the University of Geneva. He worked as a civil servant for the Council of Europe from 1991 to 1995 and was Professor at the Free University of Brussels from 1998 to 2001. Since 2001 he has been Professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva. He has served as the Director of the European Institute at the University of Geneva since 2007. Levrat participates in numerous research projects, financed by European and Swiss funds. He is a member of the Board of the European PhD School and Joint doctorate programme on Globalisation, Europe and Multilateralism. He is also co-director of the Swiss PhD school on the Foundation of European Law (through a consortium of six Swiss Universities). He also regularly provides expertise for European institutions and regional governments across Europe. Professor Levrat is the Editor of two scientific collections (one on interdisciplinary European studies, and one in European Law), and the author of a dozen books. His research and publications are mostly concerned with federalism, European integration and the structure of European legal orders, minority rights, the role of local and regional governments in international relations, cross-border cooperation, and the impact of globalization on democratic institutions.

 

Friday, March 23, 2012, 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm

Speaker: Galya Ruffer (Director, International Studies, Northwestern University):

 

"“Between Testimony and Bearing Witness: Sexual and Gender Based Violence and the EU Asylum Process."

Information: http://webapp.mcis.utoronto.ca/EventDetails.aspx?eventid=11652
Room 208, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs (1 Devonshire Place)
Sponsored by the European Union Centre of Excellence and the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies.


Professor Ruffer’s research centres on questions of citizenship and human rights with a particular focus on immigrant integration, refugees, and the process of international justice. Her article “Courts Across Borders: The Implications of Judicial Agency for Human Rights and Democracy” (co-authored with David Jacobson) was published in Human Rights Quarterly (February 2003), has since been reprinted in People Out of Place (Routledge, 2004) and Dialogues on Migration Policy (Lexington Books, 2006). Her current projects include a monograph, “Citizens,” that draws upon constitutional theory to offer a conceptual framework within which to understand immigrant controversies in the U.S. and Europe and research on the use of testimonies and the processes of international justice in addressing the consequences of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo through rule of law. She is the founder of the Center for Forced Migration Studies at the Buffet Center for International and Comparative Studies at Northwestern (http://www.bcics.northwestern.edu/programs/migrationstudies) and the Director of the International Studies Program. Aside from her academic work, Professor Ruffer has worked as an immigration attorney representing political asylum claimants both as a solo-practitioner and as a pro-bono attorney at the National Immigrant Justice Center. She teaches courses on citizenship, immigration and the Politics of International Human Rights and is a fellow at the Public Affairs Residential College.

Friday, September 21, 2012, 4:00- 6:00 pm

Speaker: Jennifer Selby (Memorial University of Newfoundland)

"Sex, Sexuality and EU Norms"

Information: http://www.munk.utoronto.ca/EventDetails.aspx?eventid=12688
Room 208, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs (1 Devonshire Place)
Sponsored by the European Union Centre of Excellence, and the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies.

Friday, October 5, 2012, 12:00-2:00 pm

Speaker: George Tsebelis (Anatol Rapoport Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan):

"Q-unanimity and Decision-making in the EU after Lisbon"

Information: http://www.munk.utoronto.ca/EventDetails.aspx?eventid=12684
Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs (1 Devonshire Place)
Sponsored by the European Union Centre of Excellence

 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 2:00- 4:00 pm

Speaker: Wolfgang Schroer (Professor of Social Pedagogy, University of Hildesheim)
Speaker: Cornelia Schweppe (Professor, Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz, Germany, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Social Work)

"The Transnationalization of Everyday Worlds - A Social Support Perspective"

Information: http://www.munk.utoronto.ca/EventDetails.aspx?eventid=12312
Room 108, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs (1 Devonshire Place)
Sponsored by the European Union Centre of Excellence, the Faculty of Social Work and the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies.

 

Friday, October 12, 2012, 4:00- 6:00 pm

"The end of the Euro, the end of Europe? The Current Crisis in the EU"

Mark Blyth (Panelist, Brown University)
Peter A. Hall (Panelist, Harvard University)
Peter Gourevitch (Panelist, UC San Diego & Munk School for Global Affairs, University of Toronto)
Randall Hansen (Chair, Director, CERES)
Information: http://www.munk.utoronto.ca/EventDetails.aspx?eventid=12958
Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs (1 Devonshire Place)
Sponsored by the European Union Centre of Excellence.

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For more upcoming events please visit the JIGES Calendar of Events.

 

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