Spring 2009 Convocation

Europe in the World: Identities, Networks, Challenges

European Studies Program & Crossing Borders Program

Thursday, February 26
Iowa City Foreign Relations Coucil luncheon

"France and Europe: Perceptions and Relations with Obama's Administration of Change"

Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Congregational Church, 30 North Clinton St., Iowa City
Presenter: Jean-Baptiste Main De Boissiere, Consul General of France to Chicago

Welcome to the convocation by Professor Michel Laronde, Chair of European Studies, and Professor Rex Honey, Director of Crossing Borders
Time: 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Europe in the 21st Century: Challenges to Identities in a Changing World

Time: 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Keynote Address by: Professor William Berentsen, University of Connecticut

Panel Discussion responding to Professor Berentsen
Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Panel: Elke Stockreiter, University of Iowa Department of History; Christian Jensen, University of Iowa Department of Political Science; Jennifer Sessions, University of Iowa Department of History

Reception with music
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Dinner
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

"Europe on the Move, Strengths, Challenges and its Influence in the World"

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Presenter: Jean-Baptiste Main De Boissiere, Consul General of France to Chicago

Friday, February 27

Continental breakfast and discussions
Time: 8:30pm - 9:00 pm

Identities in Europe: Crossing Borders with Africa

Four 30 minute papers, each followed by 10 minutes of discussion
Time: 9:00 am - 11:40 am

Rebecca Leal, Department of French and Italian, "'Mon Père, l’Etranger': Representations of Algerian Immigrants in Contemporary France through the Eyes of their French Children"

Elizabeth Carroll, Department of French and Italian,“Pied-Noir Literature as Nationalistic Writing: French, Algerian or a Combination?

Jason Verber, Department of History, “Ideal Colonizers? West German Myths about the Colonial Past

Identities in Europe: Crossing Borders with Asia

Four 30 minute papers, each followed by 10 minutes of discussion
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:40 pm

Chitra Akhoor, Crosing Borders Fellow, Department of Communication Studies, "Families in Diaspora: Afghan Hindus in Germany"

Brian Miller, Crossing Borders Fellow, Department of History, "Gastarbeiter and Amancilar: Turkish Female Economic (Im)migrants in West Germany, 1961-64"

Niyaz Yagablu, Junior Faculty Department Program Fellow, "Azerbaijan's Response to Global Challenges"

Sujatha Sosale, Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, "A New Medium in Public Discourse: A Preliminary View of the Telegraph in British India"

Coffee
Time: 3:40 pm - 4:00 pm

"Russian Identities as a Response to Global Forces"

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Presenter: Professor Larisa Honey of Queens College, the City University of New York

Dinner
Time: 5:40 pm - 6:30 pm

"Europe in the Pacific Century"

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Presenter: Professor George White, Frostburg State University

Panel discussion by UI faculty and graduate students
Time: 7:15pm - 8:30 pm

Saturday, February 28

Continental breakfast
Time: 8:30am - 9:00 am

Identities in Europe: Crossing Borders within Europe

Three 30 minute papers, each followed by 10 minutes of discussion
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Russell Valentino, Professor of Cinema and Comparative Literature, University of Iowa

Rozita Petrinska, Junior Faculty Development Fellow, "The Relationship of Macedonia to European Process and Identities."

Marijana Savric, Junior Faculty Development Fellow, "The Relationship of Bosnia-Herzegovina to European Process and Identities."

Crossing Borders between Europe and Africa

Time: 1:oo pm - 4:00 pm
Presentations by: Crossing Borders Fellows

Saturday evening: Post convocation celebration