Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union (undergraduates)

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The primary purpose of this conference is to enhance undergraduate training in and knowledge of the European Union and US-European relations. In addition, the aim of the conference is to allow students with expertise in different areas to interact with each other as well as with faculty, foster intercampus cooperation, and recognize the excellent work achieved by students. Envisioned as an intercampus undergraduate seminar, the participating campuses simultaneously offer courses on the issues relevant in Europe today, integrating the conference with the student’s curriculum to encourage student initiated research and presentations. Having completed individual projects, students from each participating institution, including UC Berkeley/IES, and faculty panel discussants will gather for an interactive conference focusing on European issues and student research. Students will present and discuss their research in a panel format, each panel being composed of three to five students. Each presentation will be followed by questions and a discussion moderated by a faculty discussant. The conference will include a keynote address. At the conclusion of the conference, faculty participants will nominate and select the “best papers” of the conference. Selected papers will be published in a special volume of conference proceedings. In addition, the EU Center of California and its partner institutions will be offering awards for top papers with study tours to Europe over the summer. Students may pursue a wide range of topics that reflect their interest, expertise, and past research. Topics may deal with any aspect of European integration or transatlantic relations. Students can obtain compensation for travel and accommodation costs. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Scripps College European Union Center website.

Institute of European Studies
207 Moses Hall, #2316
University of California
Berkeley, CA  94720-2316

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