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January 2020

An Update on BREXIT

January 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

3310 Turlington Hall Conversations on Europe Virtual Roundtable - This month's Conversation on Europe invites a panel of experts to update us on the continually changing circumstances surrounding Brexit. At the time of the printing of this flyer, the British withdrawal from the EU deadline is scheduled for January 31st, but after so may postponements and delays, it is anyone's guess whether or not that will happen. Join us for an up-to-the-minute assessment of the current outlook for Brexit. Audience…

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Childhood Agency in Julian Kulski’s WWII Diary

January 28 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

3310 Turlington Lunchtime Symposium WWII: Beyond the Battlefields - CES Series Marking the 75th Anniversary of the End of WWII Corinne Matthews, Ph.D. Candidate, English "I'm determined to show them that the younger boys can fight as men." The World War II diary of Julian Kulski is one of few English-language primary accounts of the WWII German occupation of Warsaw. First published in 1979 and re-issued in 2014, this account follows Julian's experiences over the course of the war as…

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February 2020

Millennials from Abidjan, Lagos, Tunis, and Lahore surfing the internet for @ better life in Europe through Italy

February 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

3310 Turlington Hal Francesco Petricone, Holy Cross University CES Lunchtime Symposium - This ongoing comparative, cross-national project investigates the use of the Internet and communication apps like Whatsapp by millennials from African and Asian countries. Specifically, we focus on 18-25 years old youth in Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Tunisia, and Pakistan, who are imagining #@ better life” in Europe after the 2011 Arab Spring. The research is mainly based on a survey in English and French, which was conducted online by…

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Monuments and Contested Memory in Europe

February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

3310 Turlington This month's session of Conversations on Europe will invite discussion on contested monuments in the U.S. and Europe - some of which have generated lots of public notice, while others may be less familiar. Our panel of experts will consider and compare recent controversies over Confederate and Communist statues, colonial monuments, and memorials to WWII and the Holocaust. What is the role of public art in creating a shared history and whose history is being displayed? lunch provided…

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March 2020

Running an Oral History Project

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

3310 Turlington Career Development Serie Jonathan Byrne, Bletchley Park Trust Oral History Officer Byrne will share some insights from his second career, as an oral historian. He has been privileged to hear many fascinating stories from men and women who for so many years were forbidden to talk about their wartime work. Lunch provided  

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The Women of Bletchley Park: Their Vital Role in Intelligence Operations

March 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Dauer 219 WWII: Beyond the Battlefields - Center for European Studies Series Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the End of WWII Jonathan Byrne, Bletchley Park Trust Oral History Officer The top-secret British codebreaking establishment at Bletchley Park, forty miles north west of London, played a crucial part in Allied victory in World War 2. Nearly three quarters of the 9,000-strong workforce were young women, in roles including cryptanalyst, intelligence analyst and machine operator. Further afield, thousands more women intercepted the…

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Borders and Contested Memory in Northern Ireland

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

virtual only Conversations on Europe Virtual Roundtable Panelists: Jonathan Blake, RAND Katy Hayward, Queen’s University Belfast Jennifer Keating, Carnegie Mellon University Connal Parr, Northumbria University Moderator: Jae-Jae Spoon, University of Pittsburgh For this month’s Conversation on Europe, we explore borders and contested memory in Northern Ireland. Our panel of experts will explore the conflict over territory and identity in Norther Ireland and how that has played out at the border and in other spaces. We will discuss what has changed…

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September 2020

CES Virtual Open House

September 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join the UF Center for European Studies to learn about the opportunities available to undergraduate students. Students will hear about the European Union Studies and East-Central European Studies degree programs, study abroad programs in Brussels and Prague, funding opportunities, and much more! To register for the open house, click here.

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Legislating Sustainability: Public Policy and the Environment in the EU

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The European Union has positioned itself as a leader in the fight against climate change. Does the EU's collective actions align with its rhetoric? Join panelists Andrew Jordan, Professor of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, and István Székely, European Commission, for a discussion on EU environmental legislation and a look at the current prospects and challenges to meeting the 2030 Agenda. This panel is part of the University of Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence workshop series on "The…

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Tracking European Solidarity During the Coronavirus Crisis

September 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

UF Jean Monnet Chair Series - Pandemics in Europe: Political and Social Responses The covid-19 pandemic has had a severe impact on Europe. While not all EU member states have suffered equally, none has been spared social and economic hardship either. Early on, national impulses led to border closures and export restrictions on medical supplies. Nevertheless, even in the earliest days of Europe’s exposure to the novel coronavirus, pan-European solidarity was on display. Individual acts of solidarity paved the way…

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