EU Day

Learn about EU Day and the keynote delivered by David O'Sullivan, Ambassador of the EU to the U.S. on the 15th Annual EU Day on March 15.

Master of Arts in European Union Studies

The European Union Center at the University of Illinois offers the only Master of Arts in European Union Studies (MAEUS) program in the Western Hemisphere. Learn more here.

Language Shapes Opinion Towards Gender Equality

Dr. Margit Tavits discussed langauge and gender as a part of the EUC Faculty Lecture Series.

Conversations on Europe

Watch the collection of online roundtable discussions on different EU issues sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh.

Transatlantic Relationships after US Elections

Watch the EUC Sponsored Roundtable on Transatlantic Relations after the 2016 US Election with Moderator Niala Boodhoo

Videos of Previous Lectures

Missed an EUC-hosted lecture? Our blog's video tag has archived previous EUC-sponsored lectures.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Fourth Annual Transatlantic Security Symposium: "The End of National European Armies?"

Video is now available of a March 2011 symposium at the University of Illinois that examined the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), the implications of security force integration for EU and US foreign policies, and how close we are to a "European Army."


Symposium panelists: Jean-Yves Haine (University of Toronto); Jolyon Howorth (Yale University); Alistair Shepherd (Aberystwyth University)

Organizers: the European Union Center and the Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security (ACDIS) at the University of Illinois, with funding support from US Department of Education Title VI and European Commission grants

Co-sponsored by the Center for Global Studies and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois

Video length: 93 mins. 49 secs.

Topics include: National European armies; the likelihood of an organized, deployable European Union defense force; historical events leading to the Lisbon Treaty; current European Union (EU) policy; military action by the EU; the US and EU defence relationship; NATO; European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP); the European Union's Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP); Catherine Ashton, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union; UK-France Defence Cooperation Treaty; Helsinki Headline Goal; Maastricht Treaty; St. Malo.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

State of the EU Address: His Excellency György Szapáry

Hungary currently holds the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union, and following our tradition at the EU Center, we invited Hungary’s Ambassador to the United States, György Szapáry, to give the "State of the European Union" address at our Tenth Annual EU Day event on March 9, 2011. You can view video of the Ambassador's speech here.


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