Featured European Studies Courses for Spring Quarter

  • Days/Time/Location: MW 11:30 - 12:50 | KNE 210
  • Instructor: Professor Sabine Lang
  • Course description: Brexit, right wing populism, French President macron's push for stronger integration, Turkey's authoritarian turn, the fallout from the Euro debt crisis, tensions between some Eastern and Western EU member states, strained transatlantic relations...How do Europeans address these issues? What remains of the 'European Model'?
  • Days/Time/Location: T/TH 8:30 - 10:20 am | MGH 278
  • Instructors: Dr. Max Lemke, Professor Jane K. Winn
  • Course description: This course explores the geopolitics of innovation in the US, Europe and China by comparing how industrial innovation ecosystems in each are responding to digital transformation. The focal point of the course will be the EU as an economic region with strong manufacturing and automotive sectors that is being squeezed between the ambitions of the US and China as global digital superpowers. 
  • Days/Time/Location: T/TH 3:30 - 5:20 pm | MEB 245
  • Instructor: Professor Nektaria Klapaki
  • Course description: This course examines multiculturalism and migration in the Mediterranean. It focuses on immigrant communities of Greek diaspora in multicultural cities of Smyrna in 19th century Ottoman Empire, and of Alexandria in 20th century Egypt. This course considers how immigration to contemporary Greece transformed an ethnically homogeneous, mono-cultural Greek society into an increasingly multicultural one. 
  • Days/Time/Location: MWF 10:30 - 11:20 am | BAG 154
  • Instructor: Professor Christine Ingebritsen
  • Course description: This course challenges students to think critically about the global environment. When and how has this issue become politically salient? Who leads? Which societies have made a paradigm shift in how they engage and respond to environmental issues? What are the economic opportunities and costs of global warming? Are there emerging regimes capable of global governance?
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