The Observatory on Europe is a new initiative of the Duke University Center for International & Global Studies dedicated to supporting interdisciplinary research, study, and discussion about Europe at Duke. The Observatory acts as a catalyst for scholarship on Europe for faculty and students by organizing and supporting workshops, conferences, panels, publications and exhibitions on contemporary as well as historically grounded research on issues related to single European states, the European Union, and their connections with other regions of the world. Themes of interest include the aftermath of Brexit, rise of populism and the polarization of the political spectrum, refugee crisis, challenges at the border of Europe, and the economic and geopolitical interactions with the US, China, Africa, and the Middle East.
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