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12th Illinois EU Studies Conference ("Sustainable Europe")

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European Union Center
This conference will be held in a hybrid format. In-person sessions will take place in Coble Hall, Room 306.
Apr 20, 2022 - Apr 22, 2022   All Day
Register here to attend via Zoom.

The European Union Center's 12th Illinois EU Studies Conference ("Sustainable Europe") will take place during the afternoons of Wednesday, April 20 through Friday, April 22. This signature annual conference serves as a great opportunity for scholars and college instructors with interests in EU studies to share current research, connect with one another and explore solutions to shared challenges, and learn about other opportunities that the EU Center at the University of Illinois sponsors. This year's conference features a mix of sessions, including research presentation panels, invited speakers, and a game design workshop for those interested in pedagogy. The conference will conclude with a symposium on nuclear fusion technology and its implications for the environment, security, and policy.


Wednesday, April 20
2-3:30 P.M. CDT: "Designing a Sustainable Europe: The Adventure Game"

Thursday, April 21
9-11 A.M. CDT: "The Sustainability of Democracies: Transcontinental and Transcultural Perspectives" 
1-2 P.M. CDT: Social Sustainability (Research Presentations)*
2:15-3:45 P.M. CDT: Environment (Research Presentations)*
4-5 P.M. CDT: Language and Rhetoric (Research Presentations)*

Friday, April 22
9-10 A.M. CDT: EU and Post-Soviet Eastern Europe (Research Presentations)
10:15-11:15 A.M. CDT: Politics and Ukraine (Research Presentations)
1-2 P.M. CDT: "Nuclear Energy, Ecology, and Democracy: The European Debates" (Jean Monnet Center of Excellence SMAART Symposium)
2-3 P.M. CDT: “The American Perspective on the Future of Nuclear Energy: Science-Based Policies” (Jean Monnet Center of Excellence SMAART Symposium)
3-5 P.M. CDT: “A Scientifically Informed Debate on Nuclear Energy for the General Public” (Jean Monnet Center of Excellence SMAART Symposium)

*Sessions with asterisks will also be held in person in Coble Hall, Room 306. Please register here if you would like to attend the sessions virtually. Registration is not required to attend the sessions in person in Coble Hall. Questions about the conference may be directed to

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