Conversations on Europe: World's Fairs & International Expositions

Event information
Venue:FIU - MMC - Green Library Resources Center - GL 156


"Conversations On Europe" connects top experts from around the United States and Europe to discuss contemporary issues facing Europe and the Transatlantic relationship. Using both personal and institutional video conference technology, panelists take questions and interact with audiences at the University of Pittsburgh and at remote sites in the US and Europe.

The 3rd Conversations on Europe this Spring 2019 will be on "World's Fairs and International Expositions"; it will take place on Tuesday, February, 26th.

As a part of the ESC’s Year of Global Europe, the ESC will devote this session of its virtual roundtable series to discussing the history of world’s fairs and international expositions. Beginning in Europe in the nineteenth century, early world’s fairs were used by European leaders to showcase technology and their imperial power. In the last century, non-European nations became active participants and hosts. Our panel of experts will explore this change over time and discuss the role of world’s fairs and international expositions yesterday and today.


  • Alexander C.T. Geppert, New York University
  • Robert Rydell, Montana State University
  • Anastasia Remes, European University Institute

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At FIU, the video conference will be held in the Green Library Resource Center - GL 156


Hosted by the European Studies Center, a Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh

Co-sponsors · UCIS · European Union Center at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign · Center for European Studies at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill · Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at Florida International University

Funded in part by the European Union