German Studies hosts "Germany in Europe" Week

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 5:00pm to Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 5:00pm

The School of Government and Public Policy and the German Studies Department are hosting the "Germany in Europe" week, which included campus-wide events that are free and open to the public. See the event flyer to the right.

With generous support of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Information Center, the Department of German Studies and the School of Government and Public Policy, and the EU Center - University of Colorado.

Schedule of Events:

Monday, April 7th (5pm): Keynote Speech & Reception (Kiva Auditorium). Sarah Lambert of the European Comission will speak on Germany's position in the Europe. The week’s activities begin with a keynote speech by Ms. Sarah Lambert, Deputy Head of the Political Section of the Madrid office. Ms. Lambert will presenting on the ongoing efforts to address the impact of the euro crisis.  The keynote speech titled “The European Union's New Normal: Recovering from the Euro Crisis” will take place on Monday, April 7th at 5pm in the Kiva auditorium in the College of Education. A reception will follow and both events are open to the public.

Tuesday, April 8th (4pm): Germany in Europe Panel (Harvill 204). Paulette Kurzer, Wolfgang Seibel, & Joyce Mushaben will discuss Germany in the European Union. Panel of internationally renown scholars who will examine the relationship between Germany and the EU. Professor Joyce Mushaben (University of Missouri) will look at Germany’s influence on the EU renewable energy/climate change policies and thinking, Professor Wolfgang Seibel (University of Konstance/ Stanford University), will be exploring Germany as a hegemon in denial, and Professor Paulette Kurzer (University of Arizona) will discuss the interaction between Germany and the EU’s external policy. 

Wednesday, April 9th (4pm): Study Abroad Fair and Scholarship Award (ILC 141). Opportunity for students to explore the wide range of study abroad opportunities in Germany and Austria. Join us to hear from students about their study abroad experiences and from representatives from the Study Abroad/International Exchange about scholarship opportunities.  The names of scholarship recipients for the Summer Abroad Program in Leipzig will be announced along with the treasure hunt prize-winners. Pizza will be served. 

Thursday, April 10th (5:30pm): Deutscher Stammtisch (Cafe Passe).

Thursday, April 10th (7:30pm): Based Down South Movie Showing (Koffler 216). Join the Deutscher Studenten Club for Stammtisch at Café Passe at 5:00.  At 7:30 in Optical Sciences 408, the Department of German Studies film series will be screening:

Friday, April 11th (5pm): Poetry Reading by Austrian Author Philipp Weiss, Student Presentations & Posters (Poetry Center). On Friday, April 11th at 5:00 in the Poetry Center, “Germany in Europe” celebrates with a performance of German language and culture. The German department Max Kade Writer-in-Residence and distinguished Austrian author Phillip Weiss will read from his works in German followed by a reading in English.  Fisch out of Water presents poetry readings in multiple languages of German poetry. Student posters featuring their interpretations of “Germany in Europe” will be on display and the poster winners announced. A reception will follow. This event is open to the public.  

Saturday, April 12th (10am): EU Simulation Model (Social Sciences 222). On Saturday, April 12th, the final “Germany in Europe” event is a EU simulation. Political Science students in POL452 – “Politics in the European Union” simulate the negotiation of the EU's Head of Government and institutions to solve the Euro crisis. The EU model will be held Saturday at 10am in Social Sciences 222 and prizes will be awarded for the best negotiation performances. The judges will be Will Thoman, Eva-Maria Maggi, Bill Dixon, and Paulette Kurzer. The negotiation is open to the public.



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