Dunlevie Honors Colloquium
Honors Carolina students meet on weekday evenings each semester to discuss a broad interdisciplinary topic of their own choosing.
The sessions begin with a social gathering, followed by a presentation from a distinguished faculty scholar who shares ideas, discoveries, and challenges related to the topic at hand. The presentation is followed by small student-led discussion groups.
Fall 2013: Whither Europe?
This term we will be examining the changes and challenges facing Europe politically, economically, socially, and strategically over the coming decade. Europe has had a rather rocky few years since the onset of the financial crisis of 2009 began exposing tensions and rifts within the larger European community. Our roster of speakers will include one of our partners in London speaking to us via Skype. We will have talks on the changing demographics of Europe: the aging of the populations, the role of immigration, the significant growth of Muslim communities, and the challenges of an increasingly multi-cultural society. We will look at the fate of Europe’s shared monetary system, the future of NATO and European military interventions in Africa and elsewhere, and the problems faced by the southern European members of the EU.
Sarah Shields, History
“Whence, Whither Europe? The Role of the Middle East.”
John Pickles, Geography
“Post-Socialist Economies and the European Union.”
Milada Vachudova, Political Science
“The European Union’s Strategy of Expansion.”
Phillip Bennett, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
“Europe’s Economic Outreach to the East.”
Erica Edwards, Center for European Studies
“The Rise of Radical Right-Wing Populism in Europe.”
Evelyne Huber, Political Science
“The Future of the Welfare State in Europe.”