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The Europe Center October 2016 Newsletter

October 2016

 Report Published by Students Participating in The Europe Center's Undergraduate Internship Program Each summer, The Europe Center sponsors Stanford undergraduate students to complete internships...

Medieval songs reflect humor in amorous courtships, Stanford scholar finds

August 2016

Medieval courtship brings to mind images of chivalrous knights worshipping fair damsels, expressing their love for their ladies in refined and poetic language.But courtship did not play out this...

The Europe Center May 2016 Newsletter

May 2016

 Event Recap: Networks of European EnlightenmentConventional wisdom suggests that there were multiple enlightenments, each of which was distinctive and national in nature.

The Europe Center April 2016 Newsletter

April 2016

 Event Recap: German Minister of Defense Ursula von der Leyen Visits StanfordUrsula von der Leyen, Minister of Defense, Federal Republic of GermanyIn her March visit to Stanford University, Ursula...

Stanford scholar reveals the surprising cultural history of four-hand piano playing

December 2014

In 19th-century Europe – long before LPs, CDs or mp3s – there were only two ways to listen to, say, the latest Beethoven symphony: either you were lucky enough to hear it performed at the local...

A tight race for the Scottish independence vote

September 2014

Scottish voters go to the polls this Thursday to determine whether to remain part of the United Kingdom, or to become an independent Scotland.  The latest polls show a neck and neck race, a...

Anti-Semitism surge in Europe reflects loss of values, historical awareness, says Stanford scholar

September 2014

European leaders need to speak out more strongly against the escalation of anti-Semitism, a Stanford professor says."They should be willing to enforce the law," said Russell Berman, a Stanford...

European immigrants to America in early 20th century assimilated successfully, Stanford economist says

August 2014

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, an "open borders" United States absorbed millions of European immigrants in one of the largest mass migrations ever.

The Europe Center June 2014 Newsletter

June 2014

The Europe Center June 2014 Newsletter

European Union can overcome extremism vote, Stanford faculty say

May 2014

Stanford scholars say the European Union faces one of its most critical challenges after anti-EU parties made widespread electoral gains based on issues like immigration, austerity and elitism....

The Europe Center May 2014 Newsletter

May 2014

The Europe Center May 2014 Newsletter

Book: "Tristan's Shadow: Sexuality and the Total Work of Art after Wagner," written by Adrian Daub

November 2013

Stanford associate professor of German Studies, Adrian Daub, presents a new study on German opera in his book "Tristan's Shadow: Sexuality and the Total Work of Art after Wagner."

Stanford conference promotes new thinking on migration and integration

September 2013

Academics from American, European and Asian universities came together at Stanford University on September 19th and 20th to present their research on the large-scale movements of people, and engage...

Book: "Weill's Musical Theater: Stages of Reform", written by Stephen W. Hinton

August 2013

Music professor Stephen Hinton's study of the works by Kurt Weills, German music composer.

Book: "Uncivil Unions: The Metaphysics of Marriage in German Idealism & Romanticism", written by Adrian Daub

August 2013

German Studies assistant professor Adrian Daub takes an interdisciplinary approach in this study of the development of the metaphysical concept of marriage.

Innovative leaders bridging diversity in Sweden and the West

May 2013

The Europe Center, through its Program on Sweden, Scandinavia, and the Baltic Region, has forged partnerships with those who bring visionary solutions to the challenge of diversity and...

A Soon-To-Be Global Nuclear Leader? The European Union in Global Nuclear Politics

February 2013

Since its inception, the European Union has come under criticism that it has consistently shied away from taking full-fledged global political and security responsibilities despite its role as an...

Spain's woes and Europe's

July 2012

Joan Ramon Resina, Professor of Iberian and Latin American Cultures and Director of the Europe Center's Iberian Studies Program, discusses the political and cultural roots of the Spanish financial...

Roland Hsu (TEC) on Human Rights, Gender Equality, Roma Schools, and Reconciling Post-atrocity Communities with the Arts

October 2011

Roland Hsu, Associate Director of The Europe Center at the Stanford Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies was interviewed by the Media Project on the subjects of The Europe Center's...

FCE Announces Book Release: "Ethnic Europe: Mobility, Identity, and Conflict in a Globalized World"

March 2010

The Forum on Contemporary Europe is pleased to announce the release of "Ethnic Europe: Mobility, Identity, and Conflict in a Globalized World" (Stanford University Press, 2010) edited by FCE...

Ethnicity in today's Europe

September 2008

The Forum on Contemporary Europe (FCE) is sponsoring long-term research on questions of European integration.

Fellowship on European identity and cultural studies at University of Bonn Center for European Integration Studies

May 2008

The Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI) at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn invites applications for the ZEI Fellowship from researchers with expertise in European...

Problems of membership: Seeking solutions to expansion, integration, and intervention in globalized Europe

August 2007

The Forum on Contemporary Europe (FCE) achieved two major goals in 2006-2007, by developing FCE into a trans-Atlantic hub for policy and academic leaders and guiding research affiliates to answer...

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Russell A. Berman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Comparative Literature, Professor, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Richard Saller Professor, Classics and History
Roland Hsu Affiliate