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European Union Centre of Excellence

Graduate Student Conference – Europe in Troubled Waters/L’Europe en eaux troubles, March 11, 2011

The European Union Centre of Excellence will present its second graduate student conference on March 11, 2010 at York’s Glendon campus. This conference convenes around the title “Europe in Troubled Waters/L’Europe en eaux troubles” and will be conducted in both English and French.

The challenges facing the European Union and its member states at the present are considerable. From economic and security challenges, through to questions around the sustainability of a variety of social program, Europe is faced with problems likely requiring new solutions; the new Europe demands a new way.

Graduate students interested in participating are invited to submit paper abstracts on topics including, but not limited to:
– The future of European security
– Questioning European federalism and confederation
– European economic and political fissures
– The future of Europe’s social welfare state
– Triad relations between Canada, the U.S., and Europe
– Europe’s demise of ‘Machtpolitiks’ and its subscription to a ‘Kantian order’
– Europeans come from Venus, Americans from Mars
– The United States and Europe: In search of a new transatlantic pact
– Towards a European foreign policy concerning energy
– The EU and China: Is it an equal partnership or is it dependence?
– What type of international actor is the EU?
– What is the future for the European Neighbourhood Policy?

For more details on the conference , please contact organizers at