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Academic Year 2013-2014

May 8, 2014 Modern Greek Studies Documentary Screening: Twice a Stranger EUC Blog
May 2, 2014 Christos Kourtelis, Teaching Fellow, King’s College, London The Integration of the Arab Mediterranean Countries into the EU Market: The European Neighborhood Policy As a Three-Level Game Lecture
April 29, 2014 Dr. Frédéric Ogée, Vice-President for International Affairs, Université de Paris-VII Diderot; Dr. Christine Musselin (Director for Research, Sciences Po, Paris) The French Research University in the Twenty-First Century: Challenges and Opportunities
April 28, 2014 Various Speakers Turkish Studies Symposium: After Gezi Park Protests – Rethinking Turkish Politics and Political Culture EUC Webpage
REEEC Blog Post
April 10, 2014 Rodney Benson, Associate Professor, Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University Shaping Immigration News: A French-American Comparison EUC Student Blog
April 7, 2014 Gail Holst-Warhaft, Director, Mediterranean Studies Initiative, Cornell University Apologia for 20th Century Modern Greek Music
March 14, 2014 Various Speakers Approaches to the Study of the Middle East and the Mediterranean: A Symposium in Honor of Paul Vieille Program
March 3, 2014 Molly Greene, Professor of History, Princeton University Modern Greek Studies Lecture: How Important Was 1453?
February 19, 2014 Alexandra Vergetis, Senior Lecturer, Social Work, Technological Educational Institution of Athens, Greece; Katerina Pachi, PhD, Manager of Social Service Department, Thriassio Hospital The Impact of Socioeconomic Crisis on Health Sector in Greece: Challenges for Hospital Social Work
February 6, 2014 Dr. Denis Provencher, Associate Professor of French, University of Maryland-Baltimore County Queer Maghrebi French: Language, Temporalities, Trans-filiations
February 4, 2014 Dr. Julie Kleinman, Visiting Assistant Professor in French, Oberlin College Gare du Nord, territoire d’échange: Immigration and the Production of Difference in French Public Space
February 3, 2014 Eric Calderwood, Assistant Professor of Spanish, University of Michigan The Invention of al-Andalus: Uses of the Past in Modern Arabic and Spanish Culture
January 30, 2014 Burleigh Hendrickson, PhD candidate, History, Northeastern University Francophone Migration and Youth Protest: 1968 in Tunisia
January 28, 2014 Jennifer Boittin, Associate Professor of French, Francophone Studies, and History, Pennsylvania State University Migrant Women, Sex and Race in the French Colonial City, 1919-1945
Fall 2013 & Spring 2014 EU Center European Movie Nights Fuga de Cerebros (Brain Drain) – Spain, 2009; Many Kisses Later (Ex) – Italy, 2000; The Intouchables – France, 2011; L’Auberge Espagnole (The Spanish Apartment) – France, 2002
December 3, 2013 Neni Panourgia, Columbia University and New School for Social Research, Modern Greek Studies Association There Is No End to Mourning Here: Giving an Account of the Precarious Self in Greece of the Crises EUC Student Blog
November 21, 2013 Various Panelists Videoconference Panel Discussion (with U. of Pittsburgh): France As a Global Leader (In French) Video of Discussion
November 18, 2013 Jeremy Walton, CENTREN Transnational Research Network, Georg August University, Göttingen, Germany Agitated Liberalism: Meditations on the Politics of Dissent in Turkey in the Wake of Gezi Park Lecture
November 14, 2013 Kevin Featherstone, Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science A System Fit for Purpose? The Challenge of Governance in Greece
November 13, 2013 Kevin Featherstone, Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science Of Bailouts, Populists and Inertia: Lessons from the Greek Crisis for Managing the ‘Euro’
November 13, 2013 Kevin Featherstone, Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science EU, Eurozone and Greek Economy: Future Prospects after the 2013 General Elections in Germany
November 8, 2013 Margaret Paxson, Anthropologist and Research Fellow, Georgetown University Remembering the Good: Social Memory and the Resistance to Violence in the Plateau Vivarais-Lignon REEEC Blog Post
November 7, 2013 Fatma Acun, Professor of History, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey The Final Phase of the Ottoman Empire and the Establishment of Modern Turkey
November 5, 2013 A Screening of the Documentary: Smyrna: The Destruction of a Cosmopolitan City, 1900-1922
October 28, 2013 Dr. Rita Stephan, US Department of State Feminizing the Cedar Revolution in Lebanon: Lessons for the Arab Spring
October 23, 2013 Elly Hanauer, Associate Director, Center for Global Studies, UIUC The Discourse and Incorporation of Immigration History in the French Classroom: Negotiations of Terminology, Ideology and School Space
October 22, 2013 Various Panelists Videoconference Panel Discussion (with U. of Pittsburgh): Does Turkey Have a Future in Europe? Video of Discussion
October 21, 2013 Alma Gottlieb, Professor, Anthropology, UIUC Immigration Issues from Below: Africans in Europe EUC Student Blog
October 14, 2013 Samir Meghelli, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and French, UIUC Hip-Hop à la Française (New York Times Opinion Pages article) EUC Blog Post
September 18, 2013 Various Speakers Teach-In on Syria Video of Discussion
EUC Student Blog
September 4, 2013 Nancy Benson, Associate Professor of Journalism, UIUC International Reporting in Turkey (Illinois International television interview) EUC Blog Post and Video


Academic Year 2012-2013

June 10-12, 2013 Various Speakers
April 19, 2013 Ronald Linden, Director of EU Center of Excellence and European Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh
April 5, 2013 Various Speakers
April 1, 2013 Mary Kalantzis and Bill Cope, Education, UIUC
March 9-10, 2013 Various Films
March 8, 2013 Theodora Dragostinova, Professor of History, Ohio State University
Between Home and Homeland: Migration and National Dilemmas across the Bulgarian-Greek Border in the Early Twentieth Century
March 4, 2013 miriam cooke, Professor of Arab Cultures, Director of the Middle East Studies Center, Duke University
Mediterranean Networks: Connecting People, Ideas and Cultures Across Time


February 15, 2013 Members of the Chicago Consular Corps
February 8-9, 2013 Various Speakers
February 4, 2013 Stefanos Katsikas, Director of Modern Greek Studies Program, UIUC
January 22, 2013 Various Panelists
Fall 2012 & Spring 2013 EU Center European Movie Nights
December 4, 2012 Stefanos Katsikas, Director of Modern Greek Studies Program, UIUC
December 3, 2012 Larry Wolff, Professor of History, NYU
November 30, 2012 Donna Buchanan, Professor of Musicology, UIUC
November 2, 2012 Glenda Garelli, Lecturer of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, University of Illinois-Chicago
October 18-20, 2012 Various Speakers
October 1, 2012 Jean-Philippe Mathy, Professor of French, UIUC; Marcus Keller, Professor of French, UIUC; Emanuel Rota, Professor of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, UIUC
September 10, 2012 Jocelyne Cesari, Islamic Studies, Harvard University
Fall 2012 Global Lens Film Series

Academic Year 2011-2012

April 18, 2012
Sebnem Ozkan, EU Center Outreach & FLAS Coordinator; Ercan Balci, Language Coordinator of Turkish & Lecturer of Linguistics; Mahir Saul, Professor of Anthropology
Mare Nostrum: Discussing Turkish soap operas, pop culture, and the Turkish Studies Symposium
April 18, 2012
Hadi Esfahani, Professor of Economics, UIUC
The Role of Europe in Economic and Political Change of Southern Mediterranean Countries
April 16, 2012
Hadi Esfahani, Professor of Economics, UIUC
Fading Attractions: Turkey’s Shifting Relationship with the European Union
April 13, 2012
Adrian Favell, Professor of Sociology, Sciences Po
Turkey Today: Between Europe, the Regional, and the Global
April 9, 2012
Eleni Manolaraki, Assistant Professor of Classics, University of Southern Florida
The River Nile in Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Antiquity
March 12, 2012
Angela Glaros, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Eastern Illinois University
Gendered Musical Cultures in the Mediterranean
March 7, 2012
Antony Augoustakis, Associate Professor of Classics, UIUC
Women in the Ancient World: Greece and Rome
Feb 17, 2012
Eda Derhemi,
Adjunct Assistant Professor
of Media and Cinema Studies, UIUC
Albanian Diasporas in Italy and Greece: A Blessing and a Curse for the Albanian Immigrants after 1990
Feb 8, 2012
Emanuel Rota, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, UIUC
The Mediterranean: Colonial and Post-Colonial Identities
Jan 25, 2012
Emanuel Rota, Assistant of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, UIUC
Braudel, the Mediterranean and the invention of Europe


Nov 30, 2011
Sebnem Ozkan, EU Center Outreach & FLAS Coordinator; Jean-Philippe Mathy, Professor of French, UIUC
Mare Nostrum: Discussing the Mediterranean Initiative on Campus
Nov 1, 2011
Vedran Dzihic, Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellow,
Johns Hopkins
Looming Crisis of Democracy:
Lessons from Two Decades of Post-Yugoslav



(Thanks to Daniel Antonacci for his podcast recording.)