December 3, 2010 Friday

Green Energy Alternatives
A conference hosted by the Center for European Studies at Rutgers

Scholarly Communications Center
Alexander Library, Rutgers University
169 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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.  Download a PDF of the conference summary here.

November 29, 2010 Monday

Green Energy Alternatives: The Great Student Debate

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?

November 19, 2010 Friday

Responding to the Great Recession: Labor Market Policies in Europe and the United States
An event co-hosted by the Center for European Studies at Rutgers and the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development

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.

November 11, 2010 Monday

Negotiating Multiculturalism: Islam, Religious Radicalism, and Turkish `Guest Worker' Integration in West German Society during the 1970s and 1980s
Jennifer Miller, Assistant Professor of Historical Studies
Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville

Center for European Studies
102 Nichol Avenue
CES Conference Room A
Douglass Campus

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