Institute News and Events

IES Completes Transition to Dept. of Political Science, Faculty of Arts


The UBC senate recently approved a motion to change the mandate and structure of the College for Interdisciplinary Studies (CFIS). As of April 1st 2012, several research units including the IES will move to the Faculty of Arts.  The Institute for European Studies now resides within the Department of Political Science.  

For more information visit the CFIS website at

EU Study Tour and Internship Program

A consortium of Canadian universities through the Network for European Studies (Canada) offers on a yearly base the EU Study Tour and Internship Program. At UBC the Institute for European Studies at the Department of Political Science organizes those programs. This year we are sending four students to the Study Tour that begins May 6th in Brussels and ends May 25th. Three students successfully applied for internship positions. Our congratulations go to Kate, Jeff, and Chris!

Email Dr. K. Hübner for further information.

Jindal Journal of International Affairs (Call for Papers)

The Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA) and the Centre for European Studies (CES) are now accepting submissions for the Jindal Journal of International Affairs, April 2012 issue. Manuscripts from European Studies, Politics of EU and related fields, European Anthropology, EU Economic Crisis, European Critical Security Studies, European Cosmopolitan Ethics, European Identity, European Enlargement, European Minority Rights and Identity, European Convention on Human Rights [ECHR], are particularly welcome. Authors should ensure that their submissions are original contributions, between 5000 to 8000 words and should not be under consideration for any other publication at the same time. Book reviews or Review Essays of about 1000-1200 words on the above and related topics are welcome.

12 March, 2012 (All day)

Endgame for the Euro? (Lecture)

Tuesday, 24 January, 2012 (All day)

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 the project of the common currency in Europe and discuss possible scenarios.

Admission: Canadian International CouncilMember Price = $35.00

Non-member Price = $45.00

To register and for more information click here.

Crime (Verbrechen) by Ferdinand von Schirach (European Book Club)

Saturday, 25 February, 2012 (All day)

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 club is free, but registration is required:

Details below the break.

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