BREXIT? Migration Crisis? Eurozone? Data privacy? Transatlantic relations? What do these terms have in common? They are all issues facing the European Union, a regional association comprised of 28 European countries that has been the major force for European integration since 1957. Would you like to learn more about the European Union? To meet and work with students and faculty from European universities and other universities throughout the US?
If you answered yes to these questions, please stop by Professor Buonanno's office, Classroom Building B214 or email email@example.com.
PHOTO: Buffalo State undergraduate students at SUNYMEU (Yolanda and Tim) in center with students from other universities. Yolanda is now an attorney working in NYC and Tim is a policy analyst with the US Department of Energy (in Washington, DC). We were honored that year for the SUNYMEU director to select Yolanda to play the president of the European Council and Tim the European Commission's president.
Three-credit hour experience (an undergraduate and graduate course is available)
Students register for a three-credit hour course in J-Term, but begin preparations during the fall 2019 semester. Students attend SUNYMEU 2020 in Brussels, Belgium as part of this experience. MPA students - this course counts as an elective in all three MPA tracks. PAD minors - take PSC 348 Government, Politics & Policies of the European Union.
Photo: Buffalo State's SUNYMEU 2013 delegation at SUNY's Global Center.
Photo: Buffalo State's SUNYMEU 2012 delegation at the University of Exeter at the opening banquet. Yes, SUNYMEU takes place during winter break each January of even years!
PHOTO: Part of the SUNY Buffalo State SUNYMEU delegation in London on New Year's Day before heading to University of Exeter for SUNYMEU.
PHOTO: Here is a Buffalo State SUNYMEU study mission which took place after SUNYMEU in Ireland (University of Limerick) on a study mission to EU institutions. Dr. Buonanno and her students wrote a grant to cover the study mission which took us to Dublin, Brussels, Luxembourg, and Paris. We interviewed government officials at each stop. Here is the group meeting with at the Court of Justice of the European Union (roughly equivalent to the US Supreme Court) in Luxembourg (with the Justice from Cyprus -each EU member state has one justice - and his cabinet). Business tends to be conducted in French at the CJEU, but they kindly spoke English with us. The main purpose of the mission was to interview Court personnel as to the potential impact of the EU's Charter of Fundamental Rights, which at the time had just been given a treaty basis.
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