Conversations on Europe: 70 Years of Creating Europe: United in Diversity?

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In this first installment of the ESC’s 2020-2021 of virtual roundtables, we will use the 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration as a springboard for discussing diversity within the EU. Our panel of experts will trace the origin and current meaning of the EU’s motto, “United in Diversity”, exploring both its goals and its limitations.


  • Androulla Vassiliou, Former European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism, and Youth
  • Johan Fornäs, Professor Emeritus of Media and Communication Studies, Södertörn University
  • Susannah Eckersley, Senior Lecturer in Media, Culture, and Heritage, Newcastle University
  • Michal Friedman, Jack Buncher Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies, Carnegie Mellon University

Moderator: Jae-Jae Spoon, Director of the European Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh


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

Co-sponsors and participating centers: The Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at Florida International University, the Center for European Studies at the University of Florida, the Center for European and Transatlantic Studies at Georgia Tech, and the European Union Center at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union