Center for European Studies-European Union Center
From the Director
This has been a year of institutional growth for CES-EUC, especially for our pedagogical commitments. Together with WCEE, we launched a new post-doctoral fellowship program with the European University Institute in Florence through which recent EUI PhD graduates will teach undergraduate EU-focused courses and conduct research at U-M. We initiated a new partnership with the University of Windsor for a short-term undergraduate EU study abroad program in Leuven and Brussels, and also received approval to introduce a Graduate Certificate in European & European Union Studies.
In our programming, we continued reflections on the financial crisis in Europe, including an Annual Distinguished Lecture by Desmond Dinan, the foremost historian of European integration in the U.S. Our winter semester programs, organized in collaboration with other units across campus, focused on the emerging intellectual and political engagements with the Mediterranean as a unit of analysis and a stage for social change. Lectures on migration and its consequences on both shores of the Mediterranean given by anthropologists Marco Jacquemet and Liliana Suárez Navaz helped set the ongoing anti-authoritarian revolts in North Africa in a broader context.