2010-11

THE IDEOLOGICAL CONSTRUCTION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

Craig Parsons,  Co-Director, Global Oregon Initiative, Director of European Studies, and Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Oregon

Monday, May 2, 2011, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

at The Center for European Studies, Douglass Campus, 102 Nichol Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

The Eurozone Crisis:  Stumbling toward Economic Government

David Cameron, Professor of Political Science, Yale University and Director of the Yale Program in European Union Studies

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 4:00 – 6:00 pm

 



 

L'Atelier Populaire: Authorial Intention and the Problematics of Writing

Louis A. Segura (Comparative Literature)

3:00 PM

CES Conference Room A, Douglass Campus, 102 Nichol Avenue

Green Energy Alternatives is a conference to explore the role of renewable energy in minimizing greenhouse gas emissions. Experts from government and private industry in both countries will compare the German and American experiences in this area and discuss the outlook for further development of renewable energy resources.

Green Energy Alternatives – Perspectives from Germany

Friedo Sielemann, Counselor for Energy and Environment, German Embassy, Washington DC

Green Energy Alternatives – Perspectives from New Jersey

Michele Siekerka, Assistant Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Frank Felder, Director, Center for Energy, Economic & Environmental Policy, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University

Solar Energy

Laurent Paty,  Director of Customer Programs and Market Development, Petra Solar.

Dr. Stefan Parhofer, CEO of Gehrlicher Solar

Biofuels

Joachim Messing, Director of the Waksman Institute for Microbiology, Rutgers University

Green Energy Alternatives:  The Great Student Debate

8:00 - 11:00 pm

Graduate Student Lounge, College Avenue Campus

Watch the Rutgers Debate Union and the Rutgers Association of International Relations go head to head in a formal debate hosted by the Center for European Studies and sponsored by the Federal Republic of Germany's Transatlantic Climate Bridge program.  The first round of the tourney will debate the question of the reduction of CO2 emissions - is it ever useful for a country like Germany to unilaterally cut its own emissions if its actions put it at a competitive economic disadvantage?  The elimination round will focus on government support for renewable energy - is it better for the government to PAY a guaranteed price for energy produced from renewables, or instead to TAX carbon energy production at a higher rate and leave the technology choice to be determined by market forces?


The competition will be videotaped and the winning team's video entered into competition with other Transatlantic Climate Bridge debate groups from around the nation.

 

There will be fun giveaways and refreshments at this student-focused event!  Come and rate the teams (and the arguments)!

Negotiating Multi-Culturalism: Islam, Religious Radicalism, and Turkish 'Guest Worker' Integration in West German Society during the 1970s and 1980s

CES Conference Room A, Douglass Campus, 102 Nichol Avenue

Jennifer Miller,  Assistant Professor of Historical Studies,Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville

Jennifer Miller is a historian of modern Germany and Turkey who graduated from the Rutgers-New Brunswick Department of History in 2008.

Green Energy Alternatives

Friday, December 3, 2010

Scholarly Communications Center

Alexander Library • Rutgers University

169 College Avenue

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

A conference hosted by the Rutgers Center for European Studies

9:00-9:20      Coffee / Breakfast Buffet

9:20-9:30      Welcome

  • R. Daniel Kelemen, Jean Monnet Chair and Director, Center for European Studies, Rutgers University

9:30-10:15      Green Energy Alternatives – Perspectives from Germany

  • Friedo Sielemann, Counselor for Energy and Environment, German Embassy, Washington DC: TBA

10:15-11:00      Green Energy Alternatives – Perspectives from New Jersey

  • Michele Siekerka, Assistant Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection: “Advancing green energy alternatives...how DEP is making this happen”
  • Frank Felder, Director, Center for Energy, Economic & Environmental Policy, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University: “Aligning Renewable Energy Policies with Reductions in Greenhouse Gases”

11:00-11:15      Coffee Break

11:15- 12:00      Solar Energy Panel

  • Laurent Paty,  Director of Customer Programs and Market Development, Petra Solar: “Improving Grid Reliability Through Distributed PV Generation” by Johan Enslin, CTO; Adje Mensah, Marketing Manager; and Laurent Paty, director of Customer Programs (presenter)”
  • Dr. Stefan Parhofer, CEO of Gehrlicher Solar: ”Feed-in-tariffs versus RPS – why we like both: Experiences from a German PV company”

12:00-12:30      Biofuels

  • Joachim Messing, Director of the Waksman Institute for Microbiology, Rutgers University: “Examples of Alternative Biofuels”

12:30-12:45 Concluding Comments and Discussion

 

 

With generous support from the Transatlantic Climate Bridge - a project of the German Information Center USA and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Washington DC

November 19, 2010

Friday, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

the Center for European Studies

and the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development

are co-hosting an event:

 

Responding to the Great Recession:

Labor Market Policies in Europe  and the U.S.

 

The event will bring together academics, policymakers, and journalists to compare and contrast strategies for helping workers and communities survive economic dislocations, with a special emphasis on European models of "flexicurity" — a strategy that strives to combine labor market flexibility with income security and an active labor market policy — and whether there are elements of such systems that can or should be adapted to help U.S. workers.

Registration is required:

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