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Symposium Video - The Elysée Treaty: 50 Years of French-German Partnership

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, organized the international symposium: The Elysée Treaty: 50 Years of French-German Partnership. What Does it Mean to Europe?



Strong Democracies, Smart Cities? Swiss & Canadian Experiences

Tuesday, 30 April, 2013 - 14:00 - 20:00

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

International Workshop: Capitalism, Inequality and Democracy

Friday, 12 April, 2013 - 18:00 - Saturday, 13 April, 2013 - 17:00

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.

Model West Coast European Union 2013

Friday, 22 February, 2013 (All day)

On February 22nd and 23rd the University of Washington in Seattle hosted the West Coast Model EU 2013. Under the Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union overall 27 teams of undergraduate students from the US and Canada simulated Council negotiations on such topics as the proposal of a EU-wide Banking Union and a reform of the Structural and Regional Fund program of the EU.

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