The European Union | Newberry

The European Union

Friday, October 30, 2015

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Led by Erik Tillman, DePaul University
Full, wait list available
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

From humble beginnings in 1951 as a common market for coal and steel among six countries, the European Union today has 28 member states, an elected parliament, and a common currency used in 19 of those states. It is widely viewed as fostering postwar peace and prosperity in Western Europe and later in guiding the democratization of the post-communist states in Eastern Europe after 1989. Today, though, it faces a number of challenges: the Greek financial crisis, the Mediterranean refugee crisis, and the conflict in Ukraine. In this seminar, we will examine the historical development of the EU to understand how it operates today and how that contributes to Europe’s difficulty in addressing these challenges.

Cost and Registration Information 

Newberry Teachers’ Consortium members may register for this seminar through their designated membership contact as space permits. Non-member educators may register for this seminar by purchasing an individual membership at the time of registration. Registration for all NTC seminars opens Wednesday, September 2, 2015. For more information about NTC membership, please contact Charlotte Ross, Teacher Programs Manager, at

The seminar will be followed by a catered lunch. Registrants should RSVP for lunch to assist Teacher Programs staff in reducing waste.

A link to the assigned pre-readings for this seminar will be distributed to participants via email.

If you believe you are registered for this seminar but have not received an email confirmation or reminder, please contact Teacher Programs staff.

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