October 20, 2010

The Center for European Studies will once again host Teach Europe, a day of talks and workshops providing continuing education credits for middle and high school teachers interested in Europe.

Please click on the Teach Europe link above for details and registration information.


As part of Teach Europe,

the Consul-General of the German Consulate of New York

Dr. Horst Freitag

Consul-General's picture

will speak on the relationship of Germany and the United States

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
1:00 pm

The Center for European Studies - Rutgers University annual Teach Europe Workshop moved back to fall semester in October 2010 and was held at the Center itself.  Below is the list of workshops.



9:00 - Breakfast & Registration
9:15 - Welcome
10:45 - Workshops
12:15 - "Wirbelgruppe"
12:30 - Lunch
1:00 - Keynote
2:30 - Evaluations


Welcome and Orientation

Europe:  The State of the Union

R. Daniel Kelemen

Director, Center for European Studies


Kelemen Workshop #1: Teaching the European Union
Dr. R. Daniel Kelemen, Associate Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University and Director of the Center for European Studies.
Dr. Kelemen is a specialist in EU politics, law and regulation. He serves on the Executive Committee of the European Union Studies Association and the editorial board of the Journal of European Public Policy.

With its 27 member states, its maze of institutions and its bewildering acronyms, the EU is hard for many citizens to understand.  Teaching the European Union to American students - making the subject accessible and fascinating for students - can be challenging.  This workshop will explore central themes concerning the EU (what it is, how it developed, how it affects us) and review teaching materials and lesson plans on the EU available online.


Workshop #3: Immigration and Integration in Europe
Dr. Derek Schilling, Associate Professor of French, Rutgers University
B.A., Williams College, M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Doctorat de 3e cycle, Université de Paris VIII - Vincennes/Saint-Denis. Prof. Schilling teaches and writes on 20th-century French literature, cinema, and society. His current research deals with history of literary representations of the Paris suburbs since the First World War.

Why have Islamic headscarves been banned from French public schools? What fueled the violent uprisings of 2005 in the  French suburbs?  What challenges do the increasingly multicultural societies of Europe pose to abstract political models of democracy, and how have hard economic times in some European states led to a popular backlash against immigrant populations?

In this seminar we will consider the legacies of post-colonial immigration to France and other European nations in order to address the broad relationship among migration, cultural integration, and political inclusion. We will focus both on recent debates on the status of religion in the public sphere (notably the headscarf and burka affairs in France) and on governmental responses to endemic unemployment amongst minority youth.