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Handpicked weekly by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, the following content is among the most interesting pieces of media on contemporary Europe found across the web.
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Week of July 15, 2019
New York Times
Week of June 10, 2019
Why We Can't Get Enough of Ukraine by Francis Fukuyama
- Stanford Political Scientist Francis Fukuyama stresses the distinct role of education in making Ukraine succeed in the transition to the efficient nation-state and rule of law political system.
Cambridge University Press | Nationalities Papers
Designing Empire for the Civilized East: Colonialism, Polish Nationhood, and German War Aims in the First World War by Mark T. Kettler
- This article by Mark T. Kettler, a Nanovic Institute Postdoctoral Research Associate, critically reexamines how Germans understood Polish national identity during World War I, and how their perceptions affected German proposals for ruling Polish territory.
Week of June 3, 2019
Eastern Catholics and the Universal Church by George Weigel
- The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia celebrated on June 4, 2019 the enthronement of its new Metropolitan-Archbishop, Borys Gudziak, 2016 Keeley Vatican Lecturer and recipient of the 2019 Notre Dame Award. The ceremony in the archeparchy’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception was preceded by two days of programs for pilgrims who had come to Philadelphia from all over North America. George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow of Washington, D.C.’s Ethics and Public Policy Center, presented this lecture during the Sunday program of the celebration.
Week of May 28, 2019
Democrats Need to Place China at the Center of Their Foreign Policy, by Thomas Wright
- Thomas Wright, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, writes about why Democrats ought to make China central to their foreign policy message.
Week of May 20, 2019
The New York Times
The New German Anti-Semitism, by James Angelos
- "For the nation’s estimated 200,000 Jews, new forms of old hatreds are stoking fear."