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UNC Hosts Second Annual Europe Week

March 23, 2017
Center for European Studies

The Center for European Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host the second annual Europe Week from March 27 to April 7 in the FedEx Global Education Center.

Europe Week will include two film screenings, a photo exhibition, food tastings and a coffee hour, as well as lectures and panel discussions on Europe, the European Union and the transatlantic partnership. All events are free and open to the public.

“This initiative is intended to bring together students, faculty, staff and community members to experience different aspects of current issues in Europe,” said Noel Bynum, international education program coordinator for the Center for European Studies. “During Europe Week, we hope each attendee gains a better understanding of the continent, as well as an awareness of our local connections to Europe.”

Europe Week’s events will cover issues that have made headlines across the globe. A showing of the 2016 documentary Fire at Sea and Rahsaan Maxwell’s Jean Monnet panel will both feature discussions about immigration in Europe. Boris Ruge, minister and deputy chief of mission at the German Embassy in Washington, DC, will give a lecture on the future of transatlantic relations, after holding a public “Kaffee und Kuchen” (coffee and cake) hour.

Europe-Week_325x250_withborderOther lecturers during Europe Week include UNC faculty members Liesbet Hooghe, Gary Marks and John D. Stephens, as well as international experts on Europe and the EU. The photo exhibition will showcase student-produced images of Europe’s diverse peoples and places.

For more details and the complete list of events, visit the Center for European Studies website.

Europe Week is sponsored by the UNC Center for European Studies, the Contemporary European Studies (EURO) Major and the TransAtlantic Masters Program. It is made possible by grants from the European Union and the US Department of Education.

Additional support is provided by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Washington, DC, and at UNC by the African Studies Center; Center for Global Initiatives; Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies; Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations; College of Arts and Sciences; Curriculum in Global Studies; Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures; Department of Romance Studies; the Program in the Humanities; and UNC Global.

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