Past Events

Fall 2015 Events:



State of the European Union Address
A Panel Discussion with David Andrews,
Hilary Appel, Jennifer Taw & Juli Minoves-Triquell

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
12:15 P.M.
Malott Commons, Hampton Room, Scripps College


The EU Center of California holds a long-lasting tradition of presenting a biannual “State of the European Union Address.” This Fall, we are honored to host a panel discussion on current events in the European Union– including the refugee crisis, Russia and Ukraine, the economic recovery, EU foreign and defense policy, and the Paris attacks — led by the Director of the European Union Center, Dr. David Andrews (Scripps College). He will be joined by Drs. Hilary Appel and Jennifer Taw (Claremont McKenna College) as well as Dr. Juli Minoves-Triquell (University of La Verne).

The event is free and open to the public. Seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please feel free to bring your own lunch. If you wish to purchase a lunch, the Malott Commons Dining Hall opens at 11:15 a.m. Doors open to the Hampton Room at noon.

For more information: 909/607-8103 or [email protected]




Steven Lee Myers
Author of “The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin”

Discussion & Book Signing

Thursday, November 5, 2015
4:15 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.
Malott Commons, Hampton Room, Scripps College


Steven Lee Myers, New York Times Journalist and author of The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin, will discuss details of Putin’s climb to power as Russia’s president from his childhood of abject poverty in Leningrad, to his rise through the KGB. Myers will shed light on what informs Putin’s worldview, what drives him, and what is behind his recent moves in Ukraine and beyond.

Steven Lee Myers has worked at The New York Times for twenty-six years, seven of them in Russia during the period when Putin consolidated his power. He spent two years as bureau chief in Baghdad, covering the winding down of the Iraq War, and now covers national security issues. He lives in Washington, D.C.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information: 909/607-8103 or [email protected].


European Reflections
Study Abroad Panel Discussion with special Keynote Address by Derek Shearer

SEPTEMBER 24th, 2015
5:00 – 7:00 P.M.
Malott Commons, Hampton Room, Scripps College

5:00 PM
Buffet Dinner

5:15-5:30 PM
Welcome and Introductions
Dr. David Andrews
Director, European Union Center of California, Scripps College

5:30-6:10 PM
Keynote Presentation
Post-Cold War Europe from Helsinki to Athens: Reflections of the Ambassadude
Dr. Derek Shearer
Stuart Chevalier Professor, Diplomacy and World Affairs, Occidental College
Director of the McKinnon Center for Global Affairs, Occidental College
Former Ambassador to Finland (1994-97)

6:10-7:00 PM
Student Panel and Q&A
Haley Wilhelm (Freiburg, Germany)
Madison Welsh (Dublin, Ireland)
Lazaros Chalkias (At Pomona College from Greece, Studied at University College London)
Moderator: Dr. David Andrews

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to [email protected].