EUROPEAN UNION CENTER OF EXC ELLENC E
EUROPE AN STUDIES CENTER
UNIV ERSITY C ENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURG H
CALL FOR PAPERS
FIFTH ANNUAL GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE ON THE EUROPEAN UNION
The EU Past and Present: Historical and Ongoing Discussions and Debates
Saturday, March 20, 2010
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
The European Union faces challenges that affect its citizens, institutions, and policy-making
capabilities. This conference will highlight student research that addresses some of these broad
challenges. The Organizing Committee of the Fifth Annual Graduate Student Conference on the
European Union welcomes papers addressing the theme of the conference. We seek submissions
from all disciplines on topics that include EU politics, governance, economics, security, and
institutions; as well as EU policies including enlargement, immigration, development, trade, and
transatlantic and external relations.
Deadline for Abstract Submission: December 1, 2009
Abstracts should be 250-300 words in length. Preference will be given to abstracts that clearly
specify the paper’s research design, including theoretical and methodological approaches.
Abstracts must be e-mailed as a Word or PDF attachment. Please also include a current C.V.
with your submission. Only authors enrolled in degree-granting graduate or professional
programs are eligible to participate.
The University of Pittsburgh’s Hillman Library houses the largest and most complete archive of primary
and secondary source documents on the European Union in the Western Hemisphere, dating back to the
beginning of the European Coal and Steel Community. The EU Delegation Collection is a gift from the
European Commission Delegation in Washington, D.C. Conference presenters will be given a special
opportunity to access the archive for their own research purposes.
Please submit abstracts and any inquiries to: EUconf@pitt.edu. For more information, visit our