Europe Today: The Old World in a New Era
November 13 @ 9:15 am - 3:45 pm
In collaboration with the Center for European Studies
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 & 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.
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.
Register here or call us at 919.962.1544.
Registrants will receive a packet containing background readings, a map to the seminar location, and more about 2-3 weeks before the program date.
**Please note that due to UNC regulations, masks will be required for all in-person events regardless of vaccination status. In-person and hybrid events may switch to virtual-only based upon recommendations from local, state, and national public health officials. If an in-person or hybrid event is designated “virtual-only,” the CPH staff will contact registrants and provide them with information on how to attend virtually or with options for receiving credits or refunds. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919.962.1544. We appreciate your flexibility during these trying times.**