Thursday and Friday, April 11-12, 2013
Scripps College, Claremont (near Los Angeles), California
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About the Conference
The primary purpose of this conference is to enhance undergraduate training in and knowledge of the European Union and US-European relations. In addition, the aim of the conference is to allow students with expertise in different areas to interact with each other as well as with faculty, foster intercampus cooperation, and recognize the excellent work achieved by students. Envisioned as an intercampus undergraduate seminar, the participating campuses simultaneously offer courses on the issues relevant in Europe today, integrating the conference with the student’s curriculum to encourage student initiated research and presentations.
Having completed individual projects, students from each participating institution and their faculty mentors will gather for an interactive conference focusing on European issues and student research. Students will present and discuss their research in a panel format, each panel being composed of three or four students. Each presentation will be followed by questions and a discussion moderated by a faculty member. The conference will include a keynote address. At the conclusion of the conference, faculty participants will nominate and select the “best papers” of the conference. Selected papers will be published in a special volume of conference proceedings. In addition, the EU Center of California and its partner institutions will be offering awards for top papers with study tours to Europe over the summer.
The following students won best paper awards at this year’s conference, and their papers will be included in our annual conference publication.
Pia Bhathal, University of Southern California
Zoe Bollinger, American University
Julia Markham-Cameron, Scripps College
John Ray, Pitzer College
Eytan Schindelhaim, University of California Berkeley
Shaniqua Singleton, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Timothy Stretton, University of Southern Maine
Jacob Wellman, University of New Mexico
Hannah Young, Bowdoin College
Institute of European Studies at the University of California at Berkeley; European Union Center of Excellence at UC Berkeley; Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies at UC Berkeley; BYU Center for the Study of Europe, the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies at BYU, European Union Center of Excellence of Seattle at the University of Washington, and Colorado European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
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