Dr. Kurt Huebner, Jean Monnet Chair for European Integration and Global Political Economy, represents the IES at the CETA Civil Society Conference on August 3 where Canada's Chief Trade Negotiator Steve Verheul will give a statement about the current state of the ongoing negotiations. Dr. Huebner participates in those DFAIT discussion rounds since the launch of the CETA project between EU and Canada. Learn more about CETA in: Kurt Huebner (ed.): Europe, Canada and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, Routledge 2011.
EMGIP - Bundestag offers internship opportunities for U.S. and Canadian students in the German parliament, the Bundestag. The internships are 2 months long in positions matching the student’s interest and experience. Interns will be placed within the Verwaltung, preferably with a Sekretariat working for their preferred Ausschuss. Asides from contributing to the respective offices, interns have the opportunity to study legislative and administrative procedures in the German parliament.
The IES welcomes Dr. Suzanna Crage as incoming visiting researcher for the period September 2012 to December 2012.
This is an educational program that will provide students enrolled in a university outside of Kosovo and the region with the unique opportunity to spend about three weeks in Kosovo studying and learning about development in practice in a post-conflict area right in the middle of Europe. Participants of the program will also visit three other Balkans countries, Albania, Macedonia, and Montenegro.
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 www.cfis.ubc.ca/about/cfis-transitions.