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Post Catalonia referendum

Commentary / October 12, 2016

Joan Ramon Resina, professor of Iberian and Latin American Cultures, and Comparative Literature, and the director of The Europe Center's Iberian Studies Program, shares his perspective on the October 1st Catalonia referendum in a recent opinion piece written for The Hill.  

Resina's article, "American influence will help Catalonia win independence", can be read on The Hill's website.

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Featured Faculty Research: Fiona Griffiths

News / September 20, 2016
Fiona Griffths imageOur featured faculty member this month is Fiona Griffiths, Professor of Medieval European History. 
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Medieval songs reflect humor in amorous courtships, Stanford scholar finds

News / August 31, 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 way for all medieval knights. Neidhart von Reuental (1190-1237), a medieval German poet, composed songs about a fictional knight whose amorous pursuits were often obstructed by local peasants.

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Sergio Rebeles '17

News / July 20, 2016

One of Sergio's earliest impetuses towards a global focus for his education was becoming aware of the Sinjar massacre of Yazidis in northern Iraq in 2014. At Stanford, Sergio's native Spanish-speaking abilities led him to volunteer as a medical Spanish Interpreter at free clinics at Stanford and in San Jose. This solidified his desire to attend medical school in the future.

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Deadly Truck Attack on French Riviera a New Twist on an Old Terror Tactic

News / July 19, 2016
Horrific assault with rental vehicle likely to inspire copycat attacks, strengthen the hand of France’s far-right political parties
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Britain wiser to remain in European Union, Stanford scholar says

Commentary / June 14, 2016

The United Kingdom would lose more than it would gain if it left the European Union, a Stanford scholar said.

So would other European nations, and the real winners would be countries that seek to divide European unity, said Christophe Crombez, a consulting professor in Stanford’s Europe Center in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

Britain is holding a referendum on June 23 to decide whether the country should leave or remain in the European Union.

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Higher taxes for the rich driven by mass mobilizations, changing beliefs, Stanford expert says

News / April 28, 2016

U.S. and European societies tax the rich at higher rates when people believe that the wealthy have unfair privileges due to their economic status, a Stanford professor said.

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Paris Attacks Reflect ISIS Strategy Change, Stanford Experts Say

News / November 18, 2015
Stanford terrorism experts say ISIS’ attacks in Paris signal that the terrorist group seeks to expand operations well beyond the borders of Iraq and Syria so it can bring about a global, apocalyptic war with the West.
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Paris attacks add to debate on Syria and immigration

Q&As / November 16, 2015

Last Friday's multiple terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 129 people and injured over 350 was the topic of KQED Radio’s “forum with Michael Krasny" (Monday, Nov. 16, 2015).   The discussion centered around the potential impact to US and European strategy for fighting ISIS, immigration policy, and to French nationalism, values and public discourse on multiculturalism and open borders.

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NATO commander calls for recalibration in Europe

News / November 9, 2015

 

NATO must bolster its presence in Europe as a way to counter Russian aggression in the region.

That was the message from General PHILIP M. BREEDLOVE, the supreme allied commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), when he visited Stanford on Monday.

“Europe is clearly at a crossroads,” he said.

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Stanford's new European Security Initiative focuses on changing geopolitical landscape

News / October 28, 2015

First, it was the 2014 annexation of Crimea. Then, it was the intervention in eastern Ukraine. Most recently, airstrikes and naval cruise missiles are hitting targets in Syria.

What, many are wondering, is Russian President Vladimir Putin up to?

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McFaul Explains the Myth of Putin's Strategic Genius

Commentary / October 23, 2015

In an opinion piece published on October 23, 2015 in the New York Time, FSI director and senior fellow Michael McFaul shares his latest comentary on Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Read Professor McFaul's Op Ed in the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/23/opinion/the-myth-of-putins-strategic-g....

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New study links immigrant naturalization to long-term political integration

News / September 29, 2015

One of the key policy debates in Europe centers on how best to integrate immigrants. The issue is particularly salient in Switzerland where immigrants make up almost 25% of the population. New research from scholars at Stanford and the University of Zurich demonstrates that naturalization substantially improves the political integration of immigrants.

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The Europe Center September 2015 Newsletter

News / September 23, 2015
The Europe Center September 2015 Newsletter
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Migration crisis divides European policymakers

News / August 28, 2015

The recent discovery of at least 50 dead migrants aboard a boat off the shores of Libya sparked a discussion on KQED Radio’s “forum with Michael Krasny" about the escalating crisis (Thurs., Aug. 27, 2015). Cécile Alduy, Stanford associate professor of French literature and affiliated faculty at The Europe Center was one of those asked to weigh in on Europe’s migration policy struggle.

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The Europe Center May 2015 Newsletter

News / May 14, 2015
The Europe Center May 2015 Newsletter
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