Events

  • EU Study Tour & Internship Program Information Session

    25th Oct 2017 12:00:pm


    POLI 326 (3 credits) Application deadline: November 30, 2017 GO GLOBAL Global Seminars students.ubc.ca/globalseminars ATTEND AN INFO SESSION: October 25th 12:00 – 1:00 PM International House

  • Spain and Catalonia: The October 1 Referendum and Beyond

    24th Oct 2017 3:30:pm


    A Talk by Francisco Colom Francisco Colom is a political philosopher in the Spanish National Research Council in Madrid

  • The IES Migration & Diversity Speaker Series presents, The Architecture of Failure: The Institutional Origins of the Refugee Crisis

    23rd Oct 2017 12:15:pm


    The IES Migration & Diversity Speaker Series presents: The Architecture of Failure: The Institutional Origins of the Refugee Crisis Sara Wallace Goodman, University of California Irvine For almost two decades, the European Union has built up a series of community laws and procedures for handling asylum claims. Yet, in the first 18 months of the...

  • The 2017 German Federal Election: A Panel Discussion

    25th Sep 2017 12:15:pm


    With panelists Professor Antje Ellermann, Director of the Institute for European Studies and Associate Professor of Political Science at UBC Professor Kurt Hübner, Jean Monnet Chair for European Integration and Global Political Economy at UBC Professor Richard Johnston, Canada Research Chair in Public Opinion, Elections, and Representation at UBC Professor Steven Weldon, Director of the...

  • Call For Papers: Upcoming Central Banking Workshop

    2nd Feb 2017 4:00:pm


      WORKSHOP: NEW ROLES FOR CENTRAL BANKS? Call for Papers Deadline for abstracts: 31.10.2016 Notification of accepted abstracts: 15.11.2016 Deadline for conference papers: 16.01.2017 Workshop date: 03.02.2017 The financial and economic crises since 2007 have pulled central banks into the spotlight, seeing them first fight financial panics, then recession and the threat of deflation. Consequently...

  • “Brexit: Why It Happened and What’s Next”

    27th Jan 2017 12:00:pm


    The IES is pleased to host Ernesto Peñas Lado, the Director for Policy Development and Coordination at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. He is also a visiting fellow at the University of Washington’s EU center via the Jean Monnet Project. He will be speaking about the political context preceding Brexit in the...

  • Europe Under Stress: A discussion with Ambassador Lawrence Cannon

    9th Jan 2017 12:15:pm


    Europe Under Stress: A discussion with Ambassador Lawrence Cannon UBC Political Science Department seminar rom (Buchanan C403), 12:15 pm, Monday, January 9, 2017 What might the new year bring for Europe and the world? Are there reasons for optimism? What role might Canada play? Lawrence Cannon is currently Canada’s Ambassador to France, a position he...

  • COP21 Paris Agreement – How was consensus reached between the main carbon emitters & what does it entail now? with French Ambassador Nicolas Chapuis

    4th Mar 2016 12:30:pm


    Join a discussion with French Ambassador Nicolas Chapuis on the COP21 Paris agreement – how was consensus reached between the main carbon emitters and what does it entail now? The talk will also touch upon the France-China relationship. Download the poster. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are warmly invited to attend. Bio: Mr. Nicolas Chapuis is the Ambassador of France to Canada. He has held...

  • Dilemmas of Inclusion: Muslims in European Politics

    4th Mar 2016 12:15:pm


    The UBC Department of Political Science’s Distinguished Speaker Series and the UBC Institute for European Studies present a talk by     Prof. Rafaela M. Dancygier, Princeton University “Dilemmas of Inclusion: Muslims in European Politics” Warm Buffet Lunch available at 11:45am RSVP Here Abstract:  When, why and how do political parties include groups who provoke opposition from core voters? And what are the...

  • Smart Growth Green Growth – Book Presentation by author Ralf Fücks

    29th Feb 2016 12:00:pm


    We find ourselves at a crossroads between environmental disaster and a new industrial revolution: a shift from the ruthless exploitation of nature toward cooperation with it. In his new book, Ralf Fücks outlines a way forward in this great transformation, and does so in the conviction that the dangers posed by climate change can be...

  • The European Union as a Global Actor: From possible disintegration to stronger integration

    24th Feb 2016 2:00:am


    Join us for a talk by Stefano Fantorini, First Counsellor and Political Officer at the Delegation of the EU to Canada.   Stefano Fantaroni is currently serving as First Counsellor and Political Officer at the Delegation of the European Union to Canada. Prior to this position, he was First Counsellor and Foreign Policy Advisor at...

  • Germany’s Ambassador to Canada W.Wnendt: German Political Approaches towards the Refugee Crisis and European Integration

    11th Feb 2016 2:00:pm


    Please join the Institute for European Studies and the Office of the Vice President, Research & International in welcoming to UBC Mr. Werner Wnendt, Germany’s Ambassador to Canada. Amb. Wnendt will be giving a talk on campus entitled German Political Approaches towards the Refugee Crisis and European Integration Please RSVP online  

  • UK Foreign Policy in Turbulent Times A Roundtable Discussion with British Consul General, R. Potter, & J. Nolan, Head of the Foreign Policy Team, British High Commission in Ottawa

    1st Feb 2016 3:00:pm


    As the global community tackles challenges from terrorism and weapons proliferation to climate change and energy security, Canada and the UK will need to work together. How do we do that? What issues should we focus on? And to what effect? Join an informal forum to discuss these issues. Rupert Potter took up his position...

  • Talk by Robert Harmsen – The Bologna Process and the Reshaping of European Higher Education Policy

    8th Jan 2016 12:00:pm


    Robert Harmsen, Visiting Professor University of Luxembourg The Bologna Process and the Reshaping of European Higher Education Policy The Bologna Process has been widely seen as a successful example of a ‘soft law’ regime, establishing broadly comparable university degree structures and a shared language of higher education policy across its now 48 country pan-European membership.  Yet,...

  • After the Paris Attacks: What Must We Learn?

    1st Dec 2015 12:30:pm


    Prof. Sima Godfrey—Department of French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies—Moderator Prof. Farid Laroussi— Department of French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies Prof. Max Cameron – Department of Political Science Prof. Derek Gregory– Department of Geography Prof. Alf Hermida— School of Journalism What started out as simple protests against the government in Syria has expanded to civil war...

  • EUROPE: CHALLENGES AHEAD

    27th Oct 2015 10:30:am


    Didier Reynders Federal Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs – Kingdom of Belgium WHEN: October 27, 2015 10:30am to 12:00pm WHERE: Penthouse, 5th floor in Buchanan B *presented in partnership with the Vice President Research & International Office and Institute of European Studies RSVP here.

  • Study & Research in Germany Fair

    22nd Oct 2015 2:00:pm


    For more information visit www.daad.org/canada

  • Canadian-German Research Networking Tour

    22nd Oct 2015


    So German! Si Allemand! With this motto numerous German and German-Canadian re- search organizations will be presenting their activities in the coming months in order to in- crease Germany’s visibility in Canada as well as accentuate and strengthen the partnership between both countries. Germany and Canada maintain a diverse range of research collaborations today. In 1971 both nations signed a scientific cooperation agreement, in which they pledged to promote the exchange of information and researchers from institutions of higher education, non-uni- versity institutes and corporations. Since then Germany and Canada have honored their voluntary commitment to a remarkably high degree, impressively reflected by the numerous and vibrant partnerships which now exist between research organizations and individuals. There is, however, ample potential for further collaborations and more intensive exchange. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is especially pleased to arrange meet- ings between representatives from German and Canadian research institutions at two of the most important academic centers in Canada. The “Research in Germany” networking events provide participants the chance to discuss current developments and define common areas of interest as starting points for future cooperation. The tour combines networking events, sessions on the German and Canadian research system, information regarding funding op- portunities and a career fair aimed at Canadian PhD candidates. We all know that in order to solve the major challenges of our time, we need to work to- gether. As different as Canada and Germany are in terms of geographic location, history and people, the fundamental problems which both countries face are exceedingly similar: climate change and its impact on the availability of natural resources, migration and integra- tion issues, to name two of the major thematic fields. We hope that the meetings conducted during the “Research in Germany” tour in 2015 will result in new contacts and pave the way to new collaborations so that scientific solutions to these and other questions can be addressed in a Canadian-German dialogue. The Canadian-German Research Networking Tour 2015 is part of the “Research in Germa- ny – Land of Ideas” campaign, initiated by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in 2006 to strengthen and expand R&D collaboration between Germany and international partners. www.research-in-germany.org The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a joint organization of German in- stitutions of higher education and their student bodies, devoted to internationalizing the academic and scientific research system. With its scholarship programs, the DAAD enables students, researchers and university lecturers to take advantage of the best study and re- search opportunities available. www.daad.de

  • RUSSIA, UKRAINE AND NATO: ROOTS OF THE PRESENT CONFLICT

    29th Sep 2015 5:00:pm


    Join us for a talk by Boris Kagarlitsky, Institute for Globalization Studies, Moscow, Russia September 29, 2015, Tuesday at UBC Green College Coach House from 5-6:30 pm, as part of the Interdisciplinary Series Eurasian States and Societies: Past and Present Co-sponsored by the Institute for European Studies, UBC, Political Science, UBC, and the Centre for Global...

  • Direct Democracy in a Complex World: The Case of Switzerland

    27th Apr 2015 2:00:pm


    The Institute for European Studies and the UBC Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions cordially invite you to “Direct Democracy in a Complex World: The Case of Switzerland”, a Chatham House Rule talk to be delivered by Dr. Beat Nobs, Ambassador of Switzerland to Canada. Your registration prior to this free event is required....

  • Multipolarity and Globalization: Incompatible Pairing?

    30th Jan 2015 12:15:pm


    Marko Papic, Chief Strategist at BCA Research and alumnus of the Institute for European Studies’ M.A. program, will deliver the following talk on key points that could impact European geopolitics and economics. Please RSVP here.

  • UBC IES EU Study Tour & Internship Program – Info Session (Updated)

    1st Dec 2014 12:30:pm


    The UBC Institute for European Studies will hold an important information session with IES Director Kurt Hübner for students interested in joining the 2015 European Union Study Tour & Internship Program. The session will be held in -NOTE: Room 129– of the CK Choi Building (1st Floor) on Monday, December 1st, starting at 12:30pm. Students...

  • UBC IES and UW West Coast Model EU – Info Session (Updated)

    1st Dec 2014 11:30:am


    IES Director Kurt Hübner invites undergraduate students interested in participating in the 2015 West Coast Model EU (MEU), hosted at the University of Washington, to an important information session. The session will take place in -NOTE: Room 129– of the CK Choi Building (1st Floor) on December 1st, starting at 11:30am. Students wishing to participate...

  • Canada – Europe Transatlantic Dialogue: Regional Trade Agreements and EU Trade Policy

    31st Oct 2014 9:00:am


    Location: Moot Court, McGill Faculty of Law Represented by Dr. Hübner, the UBC Institute for European Studies is part of the Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue (CETD). The next public event in the CETA series will be held at McGill in Montreal, on October 31st, 2014. Find the preliminary programme here. CETD Programme Day 1

  • DAAD Student Information Session – Scholarships and Grants in Germany

    14th Oct 2014 5:00:pm


    Location: Room 104A – Buchanan Tower – 1873 East Mall The DAAD Information Centre Toronto will host a Student Information Session as part of a week-long initiative to connect with students and faculty on the West Coast. The Student Information Session, held in Room 104A in the Buchanan Tower, will cover the DAAD’s scholarship and...

  • Understanding Italy Today: 1992 as a Major Turn in Recent History

    25th Sep 2014 4:00:pm


  • Scotland, Quebec, Catalonia: Must Nations Become States?

    16th Sep 2014 5:00:pm


    Location: Piano Lounge, Green College, UBC Vancouver The Institute for European Studies would like to bring to your attention an opportune Green College Talk by IES-affiliated professor, Philp Resnick: Scotland, Quebec, Catalonia: Must Nations Become States? Philip Resnick, Political Science Piano Lounge, Green College, UBC September 16, 2014 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm On Sept....

  • June 25: IES Hosts Dialogue with Canada’s Ambassador to the EU

    25th Jun 2014 3:00:pm


    The UBC Institute for European Studies will be hosting a dialogue on Canada-EU relations with Canada’s Ambassador to the EU, David Plunkett, at 3:00pm on June 25. The event is intended as an opportunity for relatively informal conversation touching on a wide range of issues, from the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) to environmental matters (e.g.,...

  • “Deliberating the Boundaries of the Demos: A Theoretical and Experimental Investigation”

    17th Mar 2014 12:15:pm


    Location: Buchanan C403, UBC Vancouver The UBC Institute for European Studies, the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions, and the Department of Political Science present a talk by Prof. André Bächtiger University of Lucerne “Deliberating the Boundaries of the Demos: A Theoretical and Experimental Investigation” Monday, March 17 Buchanan C403 12:15-1:45pm N.B. This is a brown-bag...

  • Scottish Independence: More than a Debate on Identity?

    7th Mar 2014 12:15:pm


    Location: Buchanan C403 The UBC Institute for European Studies and the Department of Political Science present a talk by Dr. Jan Eichhorn University of Edinburgh “Scottish Independence:  More than a Debate on Identity?” Friday, March 7 Buchanan C403 12:15-1:45pm N.B. This is a brown-bag event.    Abstract: The referendum on Scottish independence to be held in September...

  • Workers or Consumers? A Survey Experiment on Citizens’ Interests in the Politics of Trade

    26th Feb 2014 12:15:pm


    Location: Buchanan C403 The UBC Institute for European Studies and the Comparative, Canadian, and U.S. Politics Workshop  present a talk by Professor Ikuo Kume University of Waseda, Tokyo & Visiting Scholar, UBC IES “Workers or Consumers?  A Survey Experiment on the Duality of  Citizens’ Interests in the Politics of Trade“ Wednesday, February 26 Buchanan C403 12:15-1:45pm...

  • Lecture: Adrian Gurza Lavalle – Participatory Governance in Brazil

    13th Jan 2014 12:15:pm


    Location: Buchanan C403 – Seminar Room

  • Meeting with the EU Ambassador to Canada

    22nd Nov 2013 2:30:pm


    Location: Buchanan C Penthouse, UBC Vancouver UBC INSTITUTE OF EUROPEAN STUDIES  MEETING WITH EU AMBASSADOR TO CANADA FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2:30PM BUCHANAN PENTHOUSE AT UBC RSVP The newly arrived European Union Ambassador to Canada, H.E. Marie-Anne Coninsx, will be in Vancouver November 20-22 for her official visit and meetings with government officials. The UBC Institute...

  • European Politics Workshop

    22nd Nov 2013 12:00:pm


    Location: CK Choi Building Room 328 The Institute of European Studies is starting a workshop series for PhD students named the “EuroPol Fellows” Workshop. The workshop is for PhD students who have completed their comprehensive exams and are working on European Politics. Light refreshments will be provided. Please e-mail Alan Jacobs for more information at...

  • Lecture: Miro Hacek – The Political and Economic Consolidation of the Former Yugoslav Republics

    31st Oct 2013 12:15:pm


    Location: Buchanan C403, UBC Vancouver The UBC Institute of European Studies and UBC Department of Political Science present: “The Political and Economic Consolidation of the Former Yugoslav Republics” A talk by: Professor Miro Hacek, University of Ljubljana This lecture will emphasize different trajectories that six republics of former socialist country of Yugoslavia took after gaining independence...

  • 2013 German Election and the Future of Europe (Panel Discussion)

    27th Sep 2013 12:15:pm


    Location: Buchanan Penthouse (Buchanan C – 5th Floor), UBC Vancouver More than four years into the “euro crisis” the future of Europe’s economy and of European integration still hang in the balance. On September 22, the country with the single most powerful voice in debates over Europe’s economic future—Germany—goes to the polls to elect a...

  • Strong Democracies, Smart Cities? Swiss & Canadian Experiences

    30th Apr 2013 2:00:pm


    Location: The Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, AP Hall, Room 100, 580 West Hastings Street 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Public Symposium 5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Pre-Reception Debate 7:00 p.m –8:00 p.m.: Reception Globally competing city regions are shaping the daily life of an increasing share of the world’s population. At the same...

  • International Workshop: Capitalism, Inequality and Democracy

    12th Apr 2013 6:00:pm


    For a very long time inequality, income and wealth disparity have been on the rise, not only in Canada but around the world. Join us as our invited experts discuss the causes behind this unfortunate reality as well as its implications for political democracy and the interplay between market and state. Please RSVP here.

  • The Elysée Treaty: 50 Years of French-German Partnership. What Does it mean to Europe?

    9th Apr 2013 2:00:pm


    On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty between France and Germany, the Institute for European Studies at the University of British Columbia, in partnership with the Consulate generals of France and Germany in Vancouver, is organizing the international symposium: The Elysée Treaty: 50 Years of French-German Partnership. What Does it Mean to Europe? For more than...

  • European Union 2.0 – How Digital Media are Changing the EU

    8th Feb 2013 12:30:pm


    Location: UBC Sing Tao Building, Room 104 6388 Crescent Road, V6T, 1Z2, Vancouver The Institute for European Studies & The School of Journalism Present: Tony Lockett – Deputy Head of the Communication Unit at the European Commission ‘European Union 2.0’ How Digital Media are Changing the EU Tony Lockett is a communication specialist who works...

  • Immigration Policies and Practices: Europe & North America (Conference)

    30th Nov 2012 6:00:pm


    Friday, November 30, 2012 6:00-7:30 Public Keynote Address Liberal Democracies and the Challenge of Accommodating Diversity—A Transatlantic Perspective Oliver Schmidtke, Director of the Centre for Global Studies; Jean Monnet Chair in European Politics and History, University of Victoria 7:30-8:30 Opening Reception Saturday, December 1, 2012 8:30-9:00 Breakfast Controlling Asylum Air of Asylum: Migrating the Battering...

  • The European Study Tour & Internship Program 2013

    5th Nov 2012 11:30:am


    Get ready to apply for the upcoming ‘tour’. The Institute for European Studies and its director Kurt Huebner offer a presentation event for the upcoming European Study Tour on November 5, 2013, 11.30, in room 129 at the CK Choi Building. The European Union Study Tour & Internship Program 10th Annual Study Tour- May 5...

  • Crime (Verbrechen) By Ferdinand Von Schirach (European Book Club)

    25th Feb 2012 4:00:pm


    Location: Alliance Française Vancouver The Network of European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC); presented in Vancouver by the Alliance Française, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura & the Goethe-Institut; invites you to the fourth European Book Club in Vancouver. We will read and discuss the bestselling book Crime (Verbrechen) by Ferdinand von Schirach. Admission to the book...

  • Endgame for the Euro (Lecture)

    24th Jan 2012


    Location: Canadian International Council, Law Courts Inn Restaurant, Vancouver The endgame for the Euro has started. A breakup of the Eurozone is no longer only an abstract option but can soon become reality, not least because the political crisis management has problems to keep up with the severe economic crisis tendencies. Kurt Hübner will review...

  • Will the Euro Survive? (Updated)

    24th Nov 2011 2:00:pm


    Location: Liu Institute for Global Issues, Multipurpose Room The Department of Political Science, the Institute for European Studies, the Jean Monnet Chair Program, the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions, and the Liu Institute for Global Issues, invite you to a roundtable discussion on: Will the Euro Survive? The Crisis of the Eurozone and What...

  • EU-Canada Research Cooperation: Current and Future Opportunities (Lecture)

    10th Nov 2011 2:00:pm


    The IES, in coordination with the UBC Office of the Vice President Research & International, is proud to present a lecture by Luigi Scarpa de Masellis of the EU Delegation to Canada titled ‘EU-Canada Research Cooperation: Current and Future Opportunities‘. The lecture will take place on 10 November 2011 in Room 120 of the CK Choi Building...

  • European Day of Languages

    26th Sep 2011


    Location: Alliance Française – Vancouver An afternoon and evening of fun activities, games, sample free language classes, poetry, music and a special raffle to win free language courses. For children and adults. For more information please click here.  

  • The Terracotta-Dog by Andrea Camilleri (European Book Club)

    22nd Sep 2011 6:15:pm


    Location: Istituto Italiano di Cultura – Vancouver In September, 2010, the Istituto joined the newly-established Canadian branch of EUNIC, the network of the international cultural relations institutes from the member states of the European Union. Along with the IIC, the EUNIC-Canada cluster counts the Alliance Française, the Goethe Institut and the Instituto Cervantes among its...

  • Climate Policies, International Regimes & Global Trade (Conference)

    10th Jun 2011 6:00:pm


    We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a conference titled ‘Climate Policies, International Regimes & Global Trade: A Transatlantic Perspective’ from 10-11 June 2011. The conference will begin Friday 10 June with a keynote by Matthew Hoffmann of the University of Toronto followed by a roundtable discussion and reception. Saturday will be...

  • Visitation by Jenny Erpenbeck (European Book Club)

    28th May 2011 12:00:pm


    Location: Unitarian Church of Vancouver, Fireside Room The Network of European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC), represented in Vancouver by the Alliance Française, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura & the Goethe-Institut presents the first European Book Club in Vancouver. The first book in the series will be the novel Visitation, by German writer Jenny Erpenbeck*. Read...

  • ‘From Economic Miracle to Bailout: The Trouble with the Portuguese Economy’ (Upcoming Talk)

    29th Mar 2011 12:30:pm


    Location: Room 212, Geography Building – UBC The IES is proud to announce that, as part of the Jean Monnet Outreach Series, Associate Professor at the School for International Studies – Simon Fraser University, Alvaro Pereira, will be giving a talk titled ‘From economic miracle to bailout: the trouble with the Portuguese economy’. The talk...

  • EU-Canada Relations: Recent Developments (Upcoming Round-Table)

    7th Mar 2011 5:30:pm


    Location: Vancouver Club, 915 West Hastings St. (Georgian Room) Vancouver BC. In addition to EU Ambassador Brinkman’s lecture at the IES, we would like to announce an upcoming reception and round-table discussion organized by our partners at the Italian Chamber of Commerce between Ambassador Brinkmann, DFAIT Deputy Chief Trade Negotiator Ana G. Renart and a yet to...

  • IES To Host EU Labour Law Talk by Prof. Otmar Seul (Lecture)

    31st Jan 2011 12:00:pm


    We are pleased to announce that later this month, the IES will host Prof. Otmar Seul of Université Paris Ouest-Nanterre-La Défense as he gives a talk titled, ‘Law and Practice of Employee Participation in Decision-making in Corporations and Companies of the Enlarged European Union’. Prof. Seul is noted legal scholar who has been recognized by, among...

  • Institute for European Studies Global Currency Conference

    11th Jun 2010 6:00:pm


    Global Currency Competition & Exchange Rate Arrangements: Present & Future It wasn’t exclusively the Greek debt default crisis that caused exchange rate swings and thus currency policy issues to return to the international agenda. There has been increased interest in the area in recent years. It seems like just yesterday that analysts and academic economists...

  • Europe Under Stress? The Politics of Identity Compared

    9th Apr 2010 12:00:pm


    The IES welcomes Christophe Bertossi, who will present a talk titled: Europe under Stress? The Politics of Identity Compared. Christophe Bertossi is the Director of the “Migrations, Identities, Citizenship” research program at the Institute for International Relations (Ifri) in Paris.  He also lectures in political science at Sciences Po (Paris).  He was, previously a Marie...

  • The EU’s Climate Strategy after Copenhagen (Talk)

    24th Mar 2010 12:00:pm


    Luigi Scarpa de Masellis, an advisor in the Economic and Commercial Section of the European Commission Delegation to Canada will be holding a talk on the “EU’s Climate Strategy After Copenhagen”.

  • The EU’s Constitutional Order in the Lisbon Treaty Era (Talk)

    11th Mar 2010 12:40:pm


    Location: Leo and Thea Koerner University Centre, 6331 Crescent Road, UBC Irene Sacristan, Deputy Head of Unit responsible for drug regulation at the European Commission, will present a talk on “The EU’s Constitutional Order in the Lisbon Treaty Era”.The talk is jointly organized by the IES and the UBC Faculty of Law. As a Deputy...

  • EU and Canadian Relations: History and Future (Upcoming Lecture)

    8th Mar 2010 12:30:pm


    Location: Room 212, Geography Building – UBC The IES is proud to announce that, as part of the Jean Monnet Outreach Series, the Head of the EU Delegation to Canada, Matthias Brinkmann, will be giving a talk titled ‘EU and Canadian Relations: History and Future’. The talk will take place on 08 March 2011 at...

  • European Union in Transition: Its Foreign Policy Architecture (Talk)

    3rd Mar 2010 12:00:pm


    The IES will be co-hosting a talk by Karel Kovanda, Deputy Director General, External Relations Directorate General of the European Commission (DG RELEX). This is a unique opportunity to engage in a discussion with one of EU’s top figures in the foreign policy sector. Brought to you by the the Institute for European Studies and...

  • UBC IES to Host Post-Kyoto Conference

    30th Oct 2009


    Post-Kyoto Strategies Compared: European & North American Pathways to Carbon-Neutral Market Economies Bringing together policy, government and academic leaders from across Europe and North America, the UBC Institute for European Studies will host an international conference on Post-Kyoto strategies from 30-31 October, 2009. The  event will feature notable speakers,  including the Former Executive Director of...

  • Canada & the EU/Germany in the Global Trading Regime (International Workshop)

    24th Apr 2009 6:00:pm


    The IES will be hosting an international workshop titled: Canada & the EU/Germany in the Global Trading Regime: Challenges & Opportunities. The workshop, with a number of participants from both the government and academia, will take place at the IES from April 24 to 25th, 2009. Participants include the Director of Trade Initiatives from the...

  • Upcoming Visit by the Ambassador of Denmark to Canada

    17th Apr 2009 12:00:pm


    His Excellency, Poul Kristensen, Ambassador of Denmark to Canada will visit the IES, Friday, April 17th, 2009.  Commencing at 12:00 PM, The Ambassador will hold a lecture titled “A European Approach to Kyoto II”. The event will take place in Room 129, at the CK Choi Building, 1855 West Mall. The Ambassador’s CV is available...

  • ‘The Soviet Ambassador: The Making of the Radical Behind Perestroika’ (Talk)

    2nd Feb 2009 9:30:am


    Location: Boardroom, Liu Institute for Global Issues The Liu Institute for Global Issues and the Institute for European Studies Present: Christopher Shulgan: “The Soviet Ambassador: The Making of the Radical behind Perestroika” ***Shortlisted for the 2009 BC National Award for Canadian Fiction*** Christopher Shulgan, a heavily reported and honoured feature writer, presents his book about...

  • Weight of the Vorkuta Sky: Young People’s Visual and Verbal Articulations of ‘Place’ (Talk)

    25th Nov 2008 11:30:am


    Location: Anthropology and Sociology Building, Room 205 Hilary Pilkington is a member of the Sociology department at the University of Warwick. Her research focuses on the study of Russian society especially youth cultural practice, drug use, migration and displacement, ethnic and national identity including Muslim identity and the rise of xenophobic sentiments. The findings of...

  • Pioneering the Fight Against Human Trafficking (Talk)

    18th Nov 2008 12:00:pm


    Patsy Sörensen, the founder and current director of Payoke NGO, will be discussing the role of the PAYOKE NGO in combating human trafficking. Ms. Sörensen, a former Member of the European Parliament as well as Alderman and City Councillor for Antwerp is widely recognized as both a pioneer and an indefatigable force in the fight against...

  • The Financial Market Crisis: The European Dimension (Talk)

    28th Oct 2008 2:40:pm


    The IES invites the public to a discussion on the current financial crisis. Visiting journalist Thomas Ferenczi, from Le Monde, Kurt Huebner, Professor and Director of the IES and Yves Tiberghien, Professor from the Department of Political Science will debate the European dimension of the ongoing global financial crisis.

  • Negative Externalities of Unemployment: The German Case

    14th Oct 2008 12:00:pm


    Visiting Scholar, Prof. Gerd Grözinger, will deliver a talk titled Negative Externalities of Unemployment: the German Case. Prof. Grözinger is visiting the IES during the month of October and is contributing to the new IES research project Twenty Years Later. During the rest of the year, Prof. Grözinger is a Senior Researcher and Scientific Director...

  • Trans-national Governance and Policy-making in the Baltic Sea Region and Beyond (International Workshop)

    29th Sep 2008 8:00:am


    Trans-national Governance and Policy-making in the Baltic Sea Region and Beyond Organized by the IES Director Kurt Huebner and the former IES DAAD Professor Stefan Gaenzle (German Development Institute), the workshop will take place at UBC on September 29, 2008. A number of academics from Canada, US and Europe will be discussing the role of...

  • The European Court of Justice: A View from the Inside

    25th Sep 2008 2:00:pm


    Location: Faculty of Law, 1822 East Mall (Curtis Building), Room 102 The IES jointly with the Faculty of Law will host Jonathan Tomkin, Référendaire, Cabinet de M. le juge Juhász, Cour de Justice des Communautés européennes. Mr. Tomkin will deliver a talk titled: ‘The European Court Of Justice: A View From The Inside’.

  • Polarized Regional Development in East Germany. An Assessment of Regional Development in Germany and Critique of R. Florida’s ‘Creative Capital’ Theory (Talk)

    19th Sep 2008 12:00:pm


    Prof. Stefan Krätke, as part of the Visiting Professor Lecture Series, will deliver a guest lecture titled “Polarized regional development in East Germany. An assessment of regional development in Germany and critique of R. Florida’s ‘creative capital’ theory.” For more about Prof. Krätke click here.

  • Polanyi in Brussels: European Institutions and the Embedding of Markets in Society (Talk)

    8th Sep 2008 11:30:am


    Prof. Sidney Tarrow of Cornell University will be holding a lecture titled “Polanyi in Brussels: European Institutions and the Embedding of Markets in Society”. This event will take place on September 8 from 11:30 to 13:30 – C.K. Choi Bulding, Room 120. This event is generously co-sponsored by The President’s Advisory Committee on Lectures, the...

  • Applying Successfully for Tri-Agency/UGF Scholarship Funding (Workshop)

    18th Jun 2008 10:00:am


    Deadline to Apply: 13 June – 16:00 Location: Thea’s Lounge, Graduate Student Centre This workshop will offer graduate students a jump-start on preparing their Tri-Agency and UGF applications for the upcoming fall competition. The workshop will be presented by Dianne Tromba, Assistant Dean, Finance, Awards, PDI, and Administration, and Brendan Morey, Awards Administrator, from the...

  • Visit by the Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs

    12th Mar 2008 3:00:pm


    The Institute for European Studies is pleased to welcome the Belgian Minister of State, François-Xavier de Donnea. Minister de Donnea will be holding a talk titled: “Small Countries – Leveraged Influence. Policy – Making in the EU”.

  • PDI Workshop

    13th Feb 2008 12:00:pm


    Location:  Room 110, Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Studies (PIMS), 1933 West Mall The Professional Development Initiative of the UBC Faculty of Graduate Studies is pleased to offer open spaces for registration in Dr. Iain Taylor’s “So! It’s Time to Publish a Paper!” workshop series to begin on February 13th, 2008. Dr. Iain Taylor is...

  • Visit of Diefenbaker Scholar Prof. Arthur Benz

    24th Jan 2008 12:00:pm


    Title of the talk: EU Multilevel Governance Arthur Benz’s career is focused on political science, administrative science and social sciences. Before accepting the chair of political science at the University of Hagen, he taught at the Universities of Konstanz and Halle-Wittenberg. Between 1990-1991, he worked as a Visiting Researcher at the renowned Max-Planck Institute for...

  • Russia Since the Cold War

    16th Nov 2007 12:00:pm


    Community Partners for Internationalization – Office of the Associate Vice-President International and program partners, the Institute for European Studies and the International Relations Students Association present: A lunchtime seminar by Gerald Skinner: Russia since the cold war Ambassador Skinner is a retired Canadian diplomat with a wealth of experience – both as a diplomat in...

  • Visit by the Cypriot High Comissioner to Canada

    14th Nov 2007 12:00:pm


    The Cypriot Ambassador to United States, who also serves as the High Commissioner to Canada, Andreas S. Kakouris, will be visiting the Institute on November 14, 2007. Ambassador Kakouris will be discussing the Cypriot experience as a new member of the European Union. The talk will take place from 12:00 – 13:15, in Room 120...

  • Talk by François Heinderyckx

    9th Nov 2007 12:00:pm


    Title of the talk: European Media Audience Fragmentation: Implications for the European Public Sphere François Heinderyckx is Professor at Université Libre de Bruxelles, Department of information and communication sciences, where he is chair of the Master in information and communication. He is president of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) and one of...

  • Information Session for Humboldt Fellowships and Awards

    5th Nov 2007 4:00:pm


    Light refreshments to follow the session. To reserve a seat, RSVP by Nov. 1 to: tangerinetwisubcilo@interchange.ubc.ca *Presented by the Office of the Associate Vice-President International.

  • Danish Ambassador to Canada on Denmark and Climate Change

    31st Oct 2007 2:00:pm


    The Danish Ambassador to Canada, H.E. Poul E.D. Kristensen, will speak on Denmark and Climate Change on Wednesday, October 31st from 14:00 to 15:15. The talk will be held in Room 154, MacMillan Building, 2357 Main Mall. This event is presented by: Faculty of Land and Food Systems, the Institute for European Studies and the...

  • Visit by the Italian Ambassador to Canada

    30th Oct 2007 11:00:am


    H.E. Ambassador Gabriele Sardo will be visiting the Institute on October 30. He will be speaking on “Canadian Multiculturalism and European Nationalisms: A Comparison” from 11:00 to 12:00, in Choi room 120.

  • Visit by the Canadian Ambassador to the EU

    24th Oct 2007 1:00:pm


    Ambassador Ross Hornby, the Canadian Ambassodor to the EU, will be visiting the Institute on Wednesday, October 24, 2007. He will be presenting a talk from 13:00 to 14:30, titled “Perspectives on the Canada – EU Economic Relationship”. Mr. Hornby was appointed Ambassador of Canada to the European Union in August 2006. Prior to this...

  • Visit to the IES by the Ambassador of France to Canada

    11th Oct 2007 4:00:pm


    Daniel Jouanneau, the Ambassador of France to Canada, will be visiting the Institute on October 11th. Mr. Jouanneau will be presenting a talk at the IES at 16:00. Ambassador Jouanneau has been in his post since 2004. Further biographical details can be found at: http://www.ambafrance-ca.org/article.php3?id_article=499. The event is supported by the Office of the Associate...

  • Visit by the Head of EU Delegation to Canada

    4th Oct 2007 11:45:am


    The Head of the EU Delegation to Canada, Ambassador Dorian Ford Prince, will be visiting the Institute on October 4th. IES is delighted to organize a light luncheon (11:45 – 1:15), during which the students will have an opportunity to meet and talk with the Ambassador.

  • German and Canadian Perspectives on Research and Innovation

    3rd Oct 2007 3:30:pm


    The IES is organizing a Round Table discussion on German and Canadian Perspectives on Research and Innovation. Participants: Prof Dr Frieder Meyer-Krahmer, Secretary of State, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research Prof Dr Bernd Scholz-Reiter, Vice-President German Research Foundation Dr Georg Schuette, Secretary General Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Prof John Robinson, Institute for Resources,...

  • Funding Opportunities in Germany

    27th Sep 2007 1:00:pm


    International Graduate Network Come and hear presentations on funding opportunities in Germany by: Katherine Beaumont – Director of UBC GoGlobal: International Learning Programs Dr. Kurt Hübner – Director of the IES Kai Sheffield – DAAD Young Ambassador at UBC Dr. Stefan Gänzle – DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor, IES The newly established International Graduate Network brings...