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The following is a collection of commentary about members (current or former) of The Europe Center found on various external, unaffiliated websites via an automated process:

February 7, 2012

Stanford's Revs Program sponsors film series celebrating cars and car culture

Mention of Pavle Levi via Stanford University News

The film series explores the dynamic relationship between the cinema and the profound social impact of the automobile during the 20th century. Read more »


January 16, 2012

U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul's YouTube Presentation

Mention of Michael McFaul via Youtube

U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul's introduction video. Read more »


January 5, 2012

My View: Why language study should be part of your college experience

Mention of Russell Berman via CNN (blog)

Russell Berman: "One of the best choices you can make when planning your college years is the decision to learn a foreign language, whatever your major. Learning another language will open the door to another culture and enhance your career opportunities in the increasingly global economy ... " Read more »


December 9, 2011

This is not a 'fight on the beaches' moment

Mention of Josef Joffe via Financial Times

Josef Joffe: "It feels like Napoleon is back with his ‘continental system’ that banned all trade with ‘perfidious Albion’. Except he is now called ‘Merkozy’. Actually, make that ‘Merkely’ because the German chancellor is clearly running the European show, with the French president in a flashy, but supporting role." Read more »


November 14, 2011

Project shows early social networks

Mention of Dan Edelstein via The Stanford Daily

A project led by Stanford researchers made gains in documenting the extensive social networks, similar to today’s online platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, that existed as long ago as 1500. "This was a project that did not evolve out of an interest in using technology or doing things with the digital humanities in the first place," said Dan Edelstein, associate professor of French and Italian and the project's principal researcher. Read more »


November 4, 2011

Panel analyzes Muslims in entertainment

Mention of Vincent Barletta via The Stanford Daily

Vincent Barletta, the event’s moderator and a professor of Iberian and Latin American cultures, said the series was especially important given that 2012 will be an election year. He said he hoped the series would give the audience information and a chance for reflection before they voted next November. Read more »


November 3, 2011

Behind Germany's Dithering

Mention of Josef Joffe via Wall Street Journal

Josef Joffe: "In the European currency war, Germany has the biggest arsenal and the strongest interest in forestalling the collapse of the euro. So why is it playing Hamlet: 'To lead or not to lead?' To ponder and waver is not the old German way ... " Read more »


November 2, 2011

New social media? Same old, same old, say Stanford experts

Mention of Dan Edelstein via Stanford University News

Social networks have been key to almost all revolutions – from 1789 to the Arab Spring. Dan Edelstein, an associate professor of French and the principal investigator for the project, will be teaching a course in the spring called Social Animals, Social Revolutions and Social Networks. Read more »


October 24, 2011

The Wounds of Katrina

Mention of Condoleezza Rice via Newsweek

Condoleezza Rice: "My trip home to heal a racially charged disaster. I'd been to forty-six countries and traveled 171,628 miles in nine months..." Read more »


Best. Deal. Ever.

Mention of Condoleezza Rice via Newsweek

Condoleezza Rice: "Prospects for a framework agreement between the Palestinians and the Israelis were brightening as the spring approached. During the President’s trip in January, we’d both been impressed ..." Read more »




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