European Union Center
10th Annual European Union Day
Wednesday, March 9

Join us in celebrating the Tenth Annual European Union Day!

Hungary currently holds the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union, and following our tradition at the EU Center, Hungary’s Ambassador to the United States will give the “State of the European Union” address at our Tenth Annual EU Day event on March 9. We are also excited about the 4th Annual EUC-ACDIS Transatlantic Security Symposium, “The End of National European Armies?” and the workshop we are organizing for students on “Careers and Professionalism in East Europe.”

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Schedule of Events:

10:00 – 11:30 am
State of the European Union Address
György Szapáry, Ambassador of the Republic of Hungary to the United States
Location: Alice Campbell Alumni Center Ballroom, 601 S.Lincoln

Reception following.
The reception will feature a live performance by LATAWCE Polish Highlander Band, accompanied by Andrea Solya, a Hungarian conductor of the U of I choir.
The winning photos of the Spring 2011 EU Center Photo Contest will also be displayed at the reception.

2:00 – 3:00 pm
Student Workshop: Careeers & Professionalism in East Europe
Guest speaker: Miklós Martin-Kovács, Hungarian Investment & Trade Commissioner
Location: Levis Faculty Center, 3rd floor, 919 W. Illinois
Workshop co-sponsor: Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC)

3:30 – 5:00 pm
Transatlantic Security Symposium: The End of National European Armies?
Location: Levis Faculty Center, 3rd floor, 919 W. Illinois
Jean-Yves Haine, University of Toronto
Jolyon Howorth, Yale University
Alistair Shepherd, Aberystwyth University
Moderator: Colin Flint, University of Illinois
Reception following
Symposium co-sponsors:
Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security (ACDIS)
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC)
Center for Global Studies (CGS)

Funded in part by the US Department of Education Title VI grant and the European Commission’s “Getting to Know Europe” grant.