“Trust between European Microstates and their Neighbors” will be presented by Ken Stiles on Wednesday, 12 March at noon in 238 HRCB.
Stiles is a professor of political science and the Kennedy Center’s international relations coordinator. He came to BYU in 2003 after teaching for several years at Loyola in Chicago and Bowling Green State University in Ohio.
His current research is Read More…
Christian Burgsmüller will be discussing “Is the EU still the World’s ‘Green Giant’?” on Wednesday, 5 March at 2:00 p.m. and 238 HRCB.
Burgsmüller is a career EU diplomat with the European External Action Service (EEAS).
Since 2010, he been serving as a counselor at the EU Delegation to the U.S. in Washington, D.C., heading the Energy, Transport, and Environment section. Previously, he headed the Political, Economic, and Public Affairs section of the EU Delegation to Brazil in Brasilia (2006-10). Read More…
Her Excellency Elena Borislavova Poptodorova Petrova will address “Bulgaria and the European Union” on Tuesday, 18 February at 5:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.
Poptodorova returned as Bulgarian ambassador to the U.S. in 2010 after having served as the same from 2002 to 2008.
In the interim period, Poptodorova was the director of the Security Policy Directorate at the ministry (2009–10) and ambassador-at-large for the Black Sea Region Read More…
“Europe on the Eve of the 2014 Elections” will be presented by Geoffrey Harris on Wednesday, 12 February at noon in 238 HRCB.
Harris began his role as deputy head of the European Parliament Liaison Office with the U.S. Congress in July 2012. Prior to that, Harris had been the head of the Human Rights Unit within the European Parliament’s Directorate-General for external policies. This unit provided the back-up for the Human Rights sub-committee, a parliamentary body working within the EP Foreign Affairs Committee.
A longtime European Parliament official, he was in charge of inter-parliamentary relations with countries in Europe but outside the EU, coordinating relations with the parliaments of all countries involved in the enlargement process, as well as Russia and the EU’s eastern neighbors (1992–2004), a diplomatic advisor to the president of Parliament (1989–92), worked for the center left Socialist Group (1976–89).
The first in a series of three conversations is “When Memory Began to Matter: The Story Told in Modern Literature and Philosophy,” which will be presented by Nate Kramer and Ilona Klein, Wednesday, 5 February at 4:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB, and moderated by Matt Wickman.
Kramer is an assistant professor of humanities, classics, and comparative literature at BYU, who researches nineteenth- and twentieth-century Denmark and Norway. He is the author of articles on Søren Kierkegaard, Hans Christian Andersen, and J.L. Heiberg, all figures from Denmark’s Golden Age, and has also written on the Danish modernist Read More…