Brigham Young University

European Studies

Kennedy Center Lecture

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Kennedy Center Lecture

“The Latest Economic Developments in Europe and Germany and the Possible Consequences for Utah” will be the topic for Bernd Fischer on Monday, 7 April at 2:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.

Fischer has been head of the German Consulate General in Los Angeles, California since 2012, having previously served as German ambassador to the Republic of Croatia.

During Fischer’s career in the Foreign Service, he has held posts in Tokyo, Berlin, Vienna, Washington, D.C., and New York.

In addition, he was the head of Read More…

Café CSE

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Café CSE

The final conversation of winter semester will be “Flamboyant Monarchs in Europe” presented by  panel: Kendall Brown, professor of history, BYU; Chris Hodson, associate professor of history, BYU; Brandie Siegfried, associate professor of English, BYU;  and moderator: Karen Carter, associate professor of history, BYU on   Wednesday, 2 April at 4:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.

Kendall W. Brown, a professor of history, has taught courses on the history of Spain and the Age of Enlightenment and French Revolution since 1991. Read More…

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His Excellency Josip Joško Paro will discuss “A New EU Member State: Mission Accomplished or Mission’s Start?” on  Friday, 4 April at noon in the HBLL auditorium.

Paro is the Croation ambassador to the U.S. in Washington, D.C., and previously was the foreign policy advisor to the Croation president.

During his career in the Foreign Service, Paro served at The Hague as Croatian ambassador in the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Croatian permanent representative at OPCW (2009); Read More…

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“For Wisdom or Satan’s Pomps? The Early University of Paris and Its Critics,  c. 1215–1260″ will be presented by Spencer E. Young on Tuesday, 1 April at 2:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.

The university is one of medieval Europe’s most enduring legacies, but, as with today, the medieval university was not without its critics. Indeed, some modern scholarship has argued that the emergence of the University of Paris in the early thirteenth century was a direct response to the various criticisms of the culture of the Parisian schools across the twelfth century. Read More…

FSSO Presents

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FSSO Presents

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Ian M. Houston will discuss “Representing the U.S. Foreign Service and International NGOs: Practical Knowledge and Career Management” on  Thursday, 20 March, 3:00–4:30 p.m., in 238 HRCB.

Houston is the executive director of the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) and represents the views of the men and women of the U.S. Foreign Service as the senior operational director at AFSA. At AFSA, Houston has been a strong advocate for several Foreign Service professional issues, growing the size of the diplomatic corps, and in managing overall operations including financial, and reporting to an elected governing board. Read More…