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Welcome to a new year with the Institute for European Studies

August 30, 2013

Welcome back to a new school year with the Institute for European Studies at Indiana University! We have undergone several changes over the summer and are excited for you to get to know the new EURO. With our new director, Professor Timothy Hellwig of the Political Science department, we have many new events and opportunities coming this semester and academic year.


Beginning this fall, EURO will be hosting a webinar series for K-12 teachers covering various Europe-related topics. Affiliated faculty from around the university will cover topics from the euro crisis to European education systems to issues of immigration and minority communities in Europe. Participating faculty for the Fall semester include Professors Andreas Hauskrecht from the Kelley School of Business, Luise McCarty of the School of Education, Patricia McManus from the Department of Sociology, and EURO’s own director, Timothy Hellwig.


On Thursday, September 19, EURO will host a lecture by Professor Michael Geary at 4pm in the IMU Walnut Room. Professor Geary, a lecturer at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, will speak on the European Union’s uncertain future in a presentation titled “Managing Expectations: The European Union’s Sovereign Debt Crisis and the Future of the Integration Process.” The lecture is cosponsored by the Departments of Economics and Political Science. A full biography of Professor Geary can be found here.


Later in September, Bloomington will play host to the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival, an annual festival bringing together artists from around the world in an extended weekend of music, art, and fun. This year, EURO will again sponsor a variety of artists across Europe. Representing Finland are two groups this year, Frigg and Kardemimmit, both presenting their own take on traditional Finnish fold music. From Poland, EURO will sponsor the Janusz Prusinowski Trio, a group who plays village music from central Poland with new life. Sweden will be represented by Väsen, three Swedes on the viola, guitar, and nyckelharpa. Finally, EURO will sponsor Barabara Furtuna, a vocal quartet of Corsican polyphony, returning to Lotus after their popular debut last year. Be sure to mark your calendars for this gem of a Bloomington tradition.


Stay up to date on all the happenings here at the Institute for European Studies through our departmental calendar, and we hope to see you at these and other events throughout the year!

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