Brigham Young University

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Summer Language Workshop

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Summer Language Workshop

Priority application deadline: Monday, 1 February 2016

The 2016 Indiana University Summer Language Workshop is accepting applications for intensive study of Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS), Chinese, Estonian, Hungarian, Kurdish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mongolian, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, and Ukrainian.

The program features twenty contact hours weekly; twice-weekly language tables; films; food tastings; student-run graduate research groups and other culturally rich extracurricular programming.

  • All students pay in-state tuition
  • Competitive funding available to qualified students:
    • Project GO scholarships for undergraduate students in ROTC in Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, or Turkish
    • Title VIII fellowships for graduate students and area studies scholars in Azerbaijani, BCS, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mongolian, Russian, or Ukrainian
    • FLAS funding available for Arabic, Azerbaijani, BCS, Estonian, Hungarian, Kurdish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mongolian, Persian, Russian, Turkish, and Ukrainian
  • Classes held 6 June–29 July 2016
    • All levels of Arabic begin 31 May 2016
    • 4-week option available for Russian (ending on July 1)
  • Students earn 4–8 credits

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IS THERE A FUTURE FOR THE UK IN EUROPE?

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IS THERE A FUTURE FOR THE UK IN EUROPE?

WED | 30 SEP 15
NOON
238 HRCB

Two big questions loom over the United Kingdom: Will the UK leave the European Union? And what will happen to the UK’s own five hundred year old union in the British Isles? Looking across the continent, the question of a “Brexit” looms large, mixing into questions about the membership of other countries as well. At home, a UK referendum on continued EU membership will be shaped by the refugee crisis, Eurozone economic concerns, and domestic politics.

Sir Michael Leigh is senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund (GMF) of the United States in Washington, D.C. Since 2011, Leigh has led GMF’s project on Eastern Mediterranean energy, which focuses on the geopolitical implications of gas discoveries in the region. He has also written and lectured extensively on the future of the EU and the eurozone, enlargement and eastern partnership (particularly Ukraine), Turkey’s relations with the EU and their common neighborhood, as well as Europe’s response to political change in the Mediterranean and Middle East.

Europe and Eurasia Fulbright Awards

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Europe and Eurasia Fulbright Awards

a select number of opportunities in Europe and Eurasia, including the NATO Security Studies award in Belgium, remain open for new applications until Friday, 18 September 2015.

The NATO Security Studies award offers scholars the opportunity to spend one semester teaching and conducting research at the College of Europe in Brugge.

Candidates with background in international relations, international security studies, transatlantic studies, NATO security studies are particularly encouraged to consider this award. We also recommend that interested applicants visit the College of Europe’s  web site.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and we encourage you to view the complete program eligibility requirements and application guidelines on our web site.

 

Café CSE

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Café CSE

WEDNESDAY, 16 SEPTEMBER
4:00 p.m.
238 HRCB

EUROPEAN MUSLIMS AND IDENTITY POLITICS IN EUROPE
Quinn Mecham
Political Science

Daryl Lee
French

Moderator
Wade Jacoby
Political Science

Whether it be the Charlie Hebdo attacks, the migrant crisis, or the rise of nationalist parties, news from Europe in 2015 continues to highlight the uneasy integration of Muslims into European societies. At this month’s Café CSE, two professors from different fields will weigh in on recent events and the future of a multicultural Europe.

BYU  Iceland  Conference

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BYU Iceland Conference

CELEBRATING 160 YEARS: “Icelanders and their connection to Utah and the West”
9–13 September 2015

Commemorating the first Icelandic settlers in North America who arrived in Spanish Fork, Utah September 1855. The conference will celebrate the Icelanders who immigrated and settled in Utah and the West. The $39 registration fee will cover the cost of the conference and banquet.

Conference web site http://ce.byu.edu/cw/icelander/