WED | 30 SEP 15
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.
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.
WEDNESDAY, 16 SEPTEMBER
EUROPEAN MUSLIMS AND IDENTITY POLITICS IN EUROPE
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.
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/
Application deadline: Friday, 14 August
The Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) at the National Defense University (NDU) in Washington, D.C., is now accepting applications for its fall semester 2015 Internship Program. They offer unpaid internships in a variety of areas pertaining to national security and international affairs. All INSS interns provide substantive research assistance to our Senior Fellows and Staff, as well as have the opportunity to participate in Defense Department and Interagency meetings and events. Currently they are offering internship opportunities in three areas. Download the PDFS to learn about the Middle East Energy Internship, the South Asia-Near East Internship, or the Western Hemisphere Internship.