The library is cosponsoring an European Union Week September 12–15 with several other departments on campus.

European Union Week (EU) at ISU, September 12–15, 2011, is a series of events devoted to spreading knowledge of and raising questions about the European Union. The events are sponsored by Illinois State University in collaboration with the European Union Center at the University of Illinois.


  • Monday, September 12, 3 p.m., Prairie Room, Bone Student Center
    Graham Paul, Consul General of France, will speak on “The European Union as an Agent of Peaceful and Democratic Change.”  Professor Emanuel Rota (University of Illinois, Champaign) will respond.  The presentation will be followed by a public reception in the Prairie Room.
  • Tuesday, September 13, 3 p.m., Main Floor (2nd floor), Milner Library
    Anne Mette Vestergaard, Deputy Chief of Mission, Danish Embassy, Washington D.C., will speak on “Green Europe.”
  • Wednesday, September 14,  noon, First Floor West Lounge, Bone Student Center
    Steven Hill, author of Europe’s Promise, will speak on “Why the European Way Is the Best Hope in an Insecure Future.”
  • Wednesday, September 14, 6:30–8 p.m., Stevenson 101.
    A 40-minute documentary Film (What’s an Economy Good for, Anyway?) will be screened with a presentation on “Europe’s Alternative to Wall Street Capitalism” and an open discussion led by Steven Hill.
  • Thursday, September 15, 3–4 p.m., Prairie Room, Bone Center.
    Thomas Geoghegan, author of Were You Born on the Wrong Continent? and the March 2010 Harper’s article “Consider the Germans,” will speak on “Work and Well-Being in Europe.”

Sponsors include Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Milner Library, Department of History, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, College of Business, College of Applied Science and Technology, Pi Sigma Alpha,  and Political Science Honor Society.

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