Showing posts with label WEST. Show all posts
Showing posts with label WEST. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

WEST Coffee Hour:

Deputy Mayor Elina Lehto-Häggroth

West European Studies (WEST) will be hosting a coffee hour with Deputy Mayor Elina Lehto-Häggroth at 1:30PM in the WEST Office (Ballantine 542) on Wednesday, April 10 prior to her talk on the Finnish education system. There will be opportunity for conversation in both English and Finnish!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Coffee Hour with the Estonian Ambassador



On Wednesday, January 16, Estonian Ambassador to the U.S., Marina Kaljurand, will be giving a public lecture entitled "Estonian Foreign Policy in 2013" at the University Club (IMU, 2nd floor) at 3:00PM. The Ambassador will also present Professor Dr. Toivo Raun (director, West European Studies) with the Order of the White Star, a state decoration from the Republic of Estonia.

A reception will follow in the IMU Faculty Club.

Please note that from 1:45 to 2:45PM there will be a coffee hour with the Ambassador in the West European Studies office (Ballantine Hall 542) so that students and faculty have a chance to meet with the Ambassador. Coffee and treats will be served. There will also be an opportunity for conversation in Estonian.

The Ambassador will discuss the challenges of Estonian Foreign Policy, Estonian relations with Russia, and Estonia's role in NATO and the European Union.

Ms. Kaljurand has also served as Ambassador of Estonia to the Russian Federation (2005-2008) and as chief negotiator on accession to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD-2008-2011). She is an MA graduate from the Fletcher School of Diplomacy at Tufts University, and has been employed by the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1991.

The visit is sponsored by the Embassy of the Republic of Estonia, Central Eurasian Studies, the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, the Russian and East European Institute, and the West European Studies Center.

We hope to see many of you there!

WEST EUROPEAN STUDIES
Indiana University Bloomington
Ballantine Hall 542
1020 East Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-7103
Tel: (812) 855-3280  |  Fax: (812) 855-7695

www.iub.edu/~west
| west@indiana.edu

Friday, September 21, 2012

Language Tables


Language Tables

·         Spanish - Thursdays, 4:00-5:30 pm in the IMU Gallery, Starbucks
Coordinator: Victor Rodríguez-Pereira,
redriguv@indiana.edu

·         Portuguese - Fridays (starting Sept. 7), 2:00-3:00 pm in the IMU Gallery, Starbucks
Coordinator: Joseph Dominic Pecorelli,
jpecorel@indiana.edu

·         Pan-Scandinavian - First Tuesday of each month (except Dec.), 7:00-8:00 pm in IMU Gallery, Starbucks Coordinator: Gergana May, ggmay@indiana.edu

·         Italian - Every other Wednesday (starting Aug. 29), 6:00-7:00 pm in Ballantine Hall 004

·         Polish – Thursdays 6:00 pm at the Runcible Spoon

·         French – Mondays 5:00 – 6:00 pm in Ballantine Hall 004                                                   Coordinator: Amy Ali, ameeali@umail.iu.edu

·         German – Tuesdays 6:00 pm at Bear’s Place (starts Sept. 4) Coordinator: Sara Goodwin sagoodwi@indiana.edu

·         DutchEvery last Thursday of the month 3:30 – 5:30 pm in Ballantine Hall 643

·         Hungarian Mondays 5:15 – 6:15 pm at the Pourhouse Café.

·         Estonian – Mondays 4 – 5 pm at the Pourhouse Café. Contact pkivik@indiana.edu

·         Modern Greek – Every other Thursday 4 pm @ the IMU. Contact flhess@indiana.edu

·         Catalan - Fridays, 2:30-3:30 pm in the IMU Gallery, Starbucks. Coordinator: Nora Gardner nlgardne@indiana.edu

Friday, April 27, 2012

West European Studies Newsletter

We are pleased to announce that WEST's April 2012 newsletter is available on our website.

Please visit http://www.indiana.edu/~west/publications_newsletter.shtml. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

This week at WEST

Please be aware of two exciting events happening this week:

1. Join us on Wednesday, April 18, at 3:30 pm in the IMU Sassafras Room for a panel on "Translating the Baltic Sea Region: A Conversation with Literary Translators." As moderated by the Department of Central Eurasian Studies' Toivo Raun, "Translating the Baltic Sea Region" represents a rare opportunity to hear translators from a variety of backgrounds discuss the particularities and challenges of their work. This event is sponsored by the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center (IAUNRC) and the West European Studies Center, and is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit the IAUNRC website.

2. On April 22 at 9 pm, the European Union Center will host an “Overture to Europe Day.”  Traditionally celebrated on May 9 in commemoration of the signing of the Schuman Declaration, Europe Day celebrates the European Union and European Integration.  The European Union Center will host a free reception at the IU Art Museum following a performance by the European Youth Orchestra at 7 pm at the IU auditorium. The reception, which is free and open to the public, will feature a speech by Ida Heimann Larsen, Minister-Counselor at the Royal Danish Embassy, short presentations by the EU Center Staff on activities to educate Midwesterners about European Affairs, and hors d’oeuvres. For more information, please refer to the event flyer.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

West European Studies Announcements & Events

EVENTS

1.      Danish film Ordet, Directed By: Carl Theodor Dreyer Monday, April 9th, 2012, IU Cinema, 1213 E. 7th Street, 7:00 p.m.
2.      NEW Politics and Organized Crime in Croatia. Presented by Dalibor Dolezal a Visiting Scholar from the University of Zagreb. Monday April 9th, 12:15, Ballantine Hall 004.
3.      NEW The Implications of Turkish Membership for the European Union Presented by Neill Nugent, Professor of Politics at Manchester Metropolitan University. Tuesday, April 10th 1:00 IMU Oak Room.
4.      NEW Reason, Riot, and Ridicule: The Democratic Spirit In and After Yugoslavia” presented by Keith Brown, Professor at the Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University. Tuesday April 10th, 4:00, IMU Oak Room.
5.      NEW Indiana University Librarian’s Association BOOK SALE. E174 Wells Library. Saturday, April 14th 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Preview Sale ($20.00 admission; order of entry by lottery), 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Free admission. Sunday, April 15th 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Free admission & marked-down prices.
6.      Institute for Curriculum and Campus Internationalization from May 20-23. Hosted by the Center for Global Change, Sponsored by the EU Center and WEST. Deadline for Registration is Monday, April 30th.
7.      Exhibit Reception--ESSE QUAM VIDERI Muslim self portraits sponsored by Voices and Visions: Islam and Muslims from a Global Perspective, an Indiana University project, Now until June 17th at Mathers Museum. 

OPPORTUNITIES
3.      Conference: The European Symbolist Movement: Its Origins and Its Consequences April 25th – 28th, Allerton Park  Monticello, Illinois.
  1. NEW Themester 2013: Connectedness: Networks in a Complex World Course Development Grants Available. Deadline Tuesday, May 15th. Send Proposals to themes@indiana.edu any questions to Tracy Bee, Director of Academic Initiatives and Themester Coordinator
Application Deadline: August 1st.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

EU Sponsored Events Reminder

Just a friendly reminder about the events sponsored by Western European Studies Department and the European Union Center for this week and next:

This Week:

1. Power Play: Energy Security and Sustainability among the EU’s Eastern Partners? Presented by Peter Thompson, former Director of the Sustainable Development Department in the Europe and Central Asia Region of the World Bank. Thursday, April 5th at 4:00, SPEA Room 167. Sponsored by the EU Center.

Next Week:

1. NEW The Implications of Turkish Membership for the European Union Presented by Neill Nugent, Jean Monnet Professor of Politics at Manchester Metropolitan University. Tuesday, April 10th at 1:00, IMU Oak Room. Sponsored by the EU Center.

2. NEW Informal Coffee with Neill Nugent, Professor of Politics at Manchester Metropolitan University. Monday, April 9th at 2:00, in Ballantine Hall Room 542. Sponsored by the EU Center and West European Studies. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to the EU Center at eucenter@indiana.edu.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Master of Arts in West European Studies at IU!

Are you interested in the humanities, languages, politics, policy or economics of Western Europe or the European Union? Are you seeking ways to apply your language skills and interest in Europe in a career? If so, then apply for Master of Arts in West European Studies at IU!  This degree features:

Ø  highly individualized and flexible program that allows students to tailor the degree to their particular areas of interest

Ø  degree completion may be achieved in 12 to 18 months for students with language proficiency

Ø  students may choose from more than 70 languages regularly offered, including 11 West European languages; intermediate mid/high proficiency must be demonstrated in one West European language

Ø  joint degrees available with the Kelley School of Business (MA/MBA) and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (MA/MPA)

WEST offers competitive funding packages for select students in the form of graduate assistantships and university-wide scholarships and fellowships for graduate students are numerous.

More information about the West European Studies program can be found at www.iub.edu/~west. Please contact WEST at west@indiana.edu or (812) 855-3280 with your questions about our program.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

West European Studies Announcements

You may also read our announcements on our Across the Pond blog.

EVENTS
  1. Film and Lecture: “Out of Cordoba” Nov. 17 @ IU Cinema (Lecture is at 3 p.m. and Film is at 6:30 p.m.)
  2. Lecture: What We (Still) Don’t Know About Endangered Languages, Nov. 18, 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. @ Ballantine Hall 146 *
  3. Horizons of Knowledge Lecture: “Joan Maragall and the Affects of Catalanism” Professor Javier Krauel, University of Colorado, Boulder, Nov. 18, 4:30 pm – 6 pm*
  4. 35th Anniversary Indy International Festival, Nov. 18 – 20, Indiana State Fairgrounds
  5. The Ryder Film Series: Mysteries of Lisbon, Dates Vary, Contact WEST for limited Free Tickets*
  6. Panel Discussion: Tourism in Scandinavia and the North Sea Region, December 2, 2:30-4pm, BLTV 245 *
  7. NEW! Invitation to an Adventure in the IU Cinema: The Ocean in a Thimble, Dec. 2, 3 – 5 p.m. @ IU Cinema
  8. SAVE THE DATE! WEST Winter Reception “Winter Markets Across Europe” Dec. 1, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. @ Wells House *
  9. NEW! Islamic Studies/Jewish Studies Conference Colloquium: Jews and the Study of Islam in 19th Century Europe, Dec. 1, 6:15 p.m. @ Religious Studies Library (Sycamore Hall Room 224)
*  WEST/EU Center Sponsored Event

OPPORTUNITIES
  1. NEW!  CIBER Research Grants for Language Professionals
  2. Call for Proposals: The EU after Lisbon – THESEUS Doctoral Seminar 2012, January 26-27, 2012 | Sciences Po, Centre d’études européennes, Paris, Deadline Nov. 21
  3. University of Pittsburgh EU Conference “Crisis, Cooperation, and Change in the European Union” March 30-31st , 2012, Deadline Dec. 16
  4. NEW! Call for Papers: Student Association on Terrorism and Security Analysis at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, 8th Annual Conference on National and International Security, March 2012

Friday, November 11, 2011

West European Studies News

You may also see the announcements on our Across the Pond Blog!
Our October 2011 Newsletter is now available here.
EVENTS
  1. NEW! Finnish Films: “Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning” Nov. 10, 6 – 8 p.m. @ Student Building 150
  2. Colloquium: Imagine This! Musical Theater and Traumatic Memory  “Imagine This!: Musical Theater and Traumatic Memory”  Nov. 11, 3:30 – 5 p.m. @ Performance and Lecture Hall
  3. NEW! Norwegian Film “Elias and the Treasures of the Sea” Nov. 13, 3 p.m. @ IU Cinema
  4. NEW! Horizons of Knowledge Lecture “Nightmares About War: Social Panic in Poland after WWII” Nov. 14, 12 – 1:30 p.m. @ Walnut Room, IMU
  5. “Arctic Games – Interactive development and application of a transdisciplinary framework for sustainable governance of Arctic natural resources.” Nov. 14, Noon @ The Tocqueville Room
  6. NEW! Film and Lecture: “Out of Cordoba” Nov. 17 @ IU Cinema (Lecture is at 3 p.m. and Film is at 6:30 p.m.)
  7. Lecture: What We (Still) Don’t Know About Endangered Languages, Nov. 18, 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. @ Ballantine Hall 146 *
  8. Horizons of Knowledge Lecture: “Joan Maragall and the Affects of Catalanism” Professor Javier Krauel, University of Colorado, Boulder, Nov. 18, 4:30 pm – 6 pm*
  9. NEW! 35th Anniversary Indy International Festival, Nov. 18 – 20, Indiana State Fairgrounds
  10. NEW! The Ryder Film Series: Mysteries of Lisbon, Dates Vary, Contact WEST for limited Free Tickets*
  11. Panel Discussion: Tourism in Scandinavia and the North Sea Region, December 2, 2:30-4pm, BLTV 245 *
  12. SAVE THE DATE! WEST Winter Reception “Winter Markets Across Europe” Dec. 1, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. @ Wells House *
*  WEST/EU Center Sponsored Event
OPPORTUNITIES
  1. Call for Papers – Europeanisation after EU accession: Transformation, reform and compliance in recent EU member states, March 23-24, 2012 | Nice, France, Deadline Nov. 15
  2.  Call for Papers and Panels: Annual Conference on International Political Economy – Challenges to the Welfare State, May 23-25, 2012, Deadline Nov. 15
  3.  Call for Proposals: The EU after Lisbon – THESEUS Doctoral Seminar 2012, January 26-27, 2012 | Sciences Po, Centre d’études européennes, Paris, Deadline Nov. 21
  4. University of Pittsburgh EU Conference “Crisis, Cooperation, and Change in the European Union” March 30-31st , 2012, Deadline Dec. 16

 


WEST EUROPEAN STUDIESIndiana University Bloomington
Ballantine Hall 542
1020 East Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-7103
Tel: (812) 855-3280  |  Fax: (812) 855-7695

www.iub.edu/~west
| west@indiana.edu

Thursday, March 31, 2011

WEST Events

EVENTS
OPPORTUNITIES
1.       *WEST is putting together our Spring 2011 newsletter and would like to hear from you! If you have any updates from the past semester that you would like included in the newsletter, please send them to west@indiana.edu.