Willson Center, Franklin College partner with Notre Dame for second annual Seminar in Transnational European Studies in Berlin

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the Willson Center at UGA have partnered with the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame to present the second annual Seminar in Transnational European Studies June 2-9 in Berlin.

The seminar, made possible through generous support by the Max Kade Foundation, aims to expand knowledge and understanding of transnational Europe among U.S.-based scholars, advancing the discourse on campus on issues related to Europe, the EU, and Germany’s role in the European Union. Within this larger context, the seminar hopes to initiate new research projects and curricular innovation, including collaboration between faculty from the two participating institutions.

Included among the seminar’s week of events are two that will be open to the public: a panel on “European Journalism: Challenges, Threats, and Global Context” with Tom Nuttall (Berlin bureau chief, The Economist, Germany), Adam Nossiter (Paris bureau chief, The New York Times, France), and Katya Gorchinskaya (journalist and former CEO of Hromadske Television, Ukraine); and “Heroic Failure: Brexit and the Politics of Pain,” a talk by Fintan O’Toole (author and commentator, Ireland).

The seminar is directed by Martin Kagel, A.G. Steer Professor of German and associate dean in the Franklin College, William C. Donahue, the Rev. John C. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., Professor of the Humanities and director of the Nanovic Institute, and Nicholas Allen, Abraham Baldwin Professor in Humanities and director of the Willson Center.

A full schedule and more information are available at the conference website.