Ukraine: A Test for the EU's Soft Power.

The situation in Ukraine is highly tense and it remains to be seen whether the agreement forged in Geneva last week can hold in the face of the shoot-out in the eastern town of Slayansk, when at least five people were killed and ended the Easter truce declared by the authorities in Kiev.

Transatlantic Speaker Series: "Villains or Victims? The Transition to Market Based Banking and the Consequences for Europe" with Dr. John Zysman

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Join us for this academic year's final Transatlantic Speaker Series event.
Dr. John Zysman is a Political Science professor and Co-Director of BRIE at the University of California - Berkeley. 
Lunch will be served at 12:00 PM, with the presentation beginning at 12:30 PM.
Register to receive a complimentary catered lunch.

World Trade Day "Risky Business: Risk & Reward Across Borders"

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 (All day) to Wednesday, May 7, 2014 (All day)

Join us to hear GHP Investment Advisors’ Brian Friedman as he speaks at World Trade Day, the largest international business conference in the Rocky Mountain region. May 6&7. Brian will be a featured keynote speaker, discussing macro-economic issues that present risk in international business.  This year’s theme: Risky Business: Risk and Reward Across Borders looks at various risks in international business and how to manage them.
Dinner on May 6 includes an international business simulation, and Gary Noesner, former FBI hostage negotiator, sharing stories from his career.
May 7th is a half day conference covering various types of international business risk and how to manage them.
Join us there:

2014 Graduate Research Workshop Conference on the European Union

Thursday, May 15, 2014 (All day) to Friday, May 16, 2014 (All day)

The European Union Centers of Excellence at Boulder, Seattle and Berkeley present:
The 2014 Graduate Research Workshop on the European Union
May 15-16, 2014 University of Colorado Boulder
The Colorado European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Colorado Boulder, the European Union Center of Excellence of Seattle at the University of Washington and the European Union Center of Excellence at the University of California, Berkeley are pleased to announce and solicit applications for the sixth annual Graduate Research Workshop on the European Union, to be held at the University of Colorado Boulder on May 15-16, 2014. Applications will be accepted through April 2nd, 2014, and acceptances will be notified by April 9, 2014.

University of New Mexico Summer Study in Germany: Goethe, Gardens & Exotic Plants

Monday, June 2, 2014 (All day) to Friday, June 27, 2014 (All day)

This interdisciplinary program will examine the way that the import of exotic plants and the advent of Romanticism in the late eighteenth century impacted European culture and society. The literature course focuses primarily upon the work of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, whose prolific writings carried him into the fields of literature, landscape design, optics, and botany. The biology course explores the way that then exotic plants—coffee, chocolate, tulips, and potatoes—shook European economy, society and horticultural practices. Himself a natural philosopher, landscape designer, and amateur botanist, Goethe is the perfect writer, and Schloss Dyck with its extensive grounds and botanical gardens, is the perfect location for illuminating the intersection between literature and botany.