Austrian & Central European Program
The Austrian & Central European Program hosts a visiting professor at Stanford to teach a course in his/her specialty for a one-year term while also working closely with The Europe Center to promote specific research topics pertaining to Austria and Central Europe.
The Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (BIAAS) offers grants and a fellowship to promote an understanding of the historic relationship between Austria and the United States. The 2012 application guidelines are now available. Read more »
FSI Stanford, The Europe Center News
On September 13th, The Europe Center Associate Director Roland Hsu met with University of Innsbruck Rector Tillman Mark and members of his rectory to discuss areas of cooperative research and scholar exchange. Read more »
FCE to welcome Professor Astrid Fellner, Distinguished Visiting Austrian Chair 2008-2009The Europe Center News
The endowment for the Distinguished Austrian Chair Professorship was established in 1977. This year the Forum is pleased to welcome Astrid Fellner (English and American Studies, University of Vienna) as the 2008-2009 Distinguished Austrian Chair. Professor Fellner will teach in the Department of Comparative Literature during the Winter and Spring quarters of 2009. She is preceeded by former Distinguished Austrian Chairs Andreas Wiebe (Law, 2007-2008), and Andrea Lindmayr-Brandl(Music, 2006-2007).
The Europe Center News
This conference on Austria and Central Europe Since 1989: Legacies and Future Prospects is the third in the series of biannual international conferences to study the political and cultural landscape of Austria and Central Europe since 1945. Audio transcript available conference agenda available
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The Failures of Identification and Response to Trafficking of Women in Eastern EuropeFSI Stanford, The Europe Center News
Madeleine Rees, Head of the Women's Rights and Gender Unit, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, will address "The Failures of Identification and Response to Trafficking of Women in Eastern Europe."
Save the Date: Trafficking of Women in Post-Communist Europe conference, April 18, 2008The Europe Center News
This international conference will examine the trafficking of women for sexual exploitation, a trade that has rapidly expanded since the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and the USSR. The conference will bring together scholars, policy experts, government officials and NGO analysts to discuss the issue from the economic, legal and human rights perspectives. Special attention will be devoted to strategies to combat the problem and address the needs of the victimized females.
Questions of integration: social, political, and economic incorporation of New Europe in a globalized worldFSI Stanford, The Europe Center News
During 2007-2008 the forum on contemporary Europe launched the second phase of its comprehensive, multi-year analysis of Europe and the EU's global relations in the context of an expanding European Union. What began last year with analysis of political membership this year added a focus on implications of expanded membership in key areas, including social integration of immigrant communities. Forum researchers and invited scholars addressed questions central to understanding the process of European integration and areas of concern it raises. Read more »