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"Conversations on Europe"

Wed, February 15, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
SAC 5.124
Limited Seating 

We invite you to the second in this ongoing series of Conversations On Europe. This series links top experts on the European Union via videoconferencing across several sites. Audiences at all sites will be able to interact with experts on a contemporary topic related to Europe and the EU.  This session will be devoted to the topic “A New Germany in a New EU?” and will address, among other issues: Is it a “new EU”? Is Germany the new dominant force? Has Germany’s relationship to the EU and other members fundamentally changed? What has been the impact of recent developments on the German public’s attitude toward the EU? The session will be moderated by Professor Ronald Linden, Director of the EUCE/ESC Pittsburgh, and is open to the public.

Steven E. Sokol is the President and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and a frequent commentator on transatlantic relations and German and American political affairs in the U.S. and European media.

Gary Marks is Professor of Political Science and founding Director of the Center for European Studies at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He has authored and co-authored over seventy books and articles on the politics of Europe and the European Union.

Sabine Hake holds the Texas Chair of German Literature and Culture at the University of Texas at Austin. She has published numerous books and articles that explore the relationship between cultural practices, aesthetic sensibilities, social movements, and political ideologies.

Alexander Privitera is contributor to the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies and a television journalist. He is currently the US correspondent for the German news channel N24 and has also appeared on Fox News and MSNBC.

Moderated by Ronald Linden, Director of the EUCE/ESC and Professor of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh.

Conversations on Europe was made possible through generous support from the European Commission. The series was created and sponsored by the European Union Center of Excellence/European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh with co-sponsorship by the European Union Center of Excellence (EUCE) at UT Austin and the EUCE at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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