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Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence - FIU

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

● MEUCE Roundtable: A Celebratory Reception and a Discussion on the Death Penalty……..…....1 ● Hon.Alan D. Solomont, US Ambassador to Spain: US-Spain Relations today…………………......2 ● His Excellency Karel Schwarzenberg: Through the Lens of the Czech Experience……....3 ● Dr. Robert Ackrill: Creating and Sustaining Biofuels Markets…….…..4 ● MEUCE Roundtable: Future of Nuclear Power in a Post-Fukushima World………………..…...5 ● Euro Challenge 2012 : - Teacher Orientation …...6 - Students Orientation …..7 ● Polish Lecture Series: - Perspectives on the EU Polish Presidency……...8 - Hon. Maciej Pisarski…..9 ● French Week ….…..10-11 ● MEUCE -WSGSA……..12 Conference: Power, Politics and Performance ● Lecture: …………..…..12 EU’s Role in the Mediterranean and Eastern Neighborhood ● MEUCE Roundtable: Perspectives on the Euro Crisis…………........…..13 ● Announcements and Contact Info……….....14

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VOLUME

3,

ISSUE

16

DECEMBER

2011

A Celebratory Reception and a Discussion on the Death Penalty The MEUCE kicked off the academic year overview of the death penalty and related with a celebration of the renewed grant and a subjects, including evolving standards of deRoundtable discussion on a highly controvercency, constitutional analysis, interpretations sial topic. The night began with a cocktail and debates, statistics of people on death reception at FIU’s Law School in honor of the row, and varying factors that drive the United renewed grant cycle. The MEUCE gathered States to uphold the punishment including its supporters from within the community to retribution and deterrence. Professor and thank them all for their past support and invitSIPA Fellow Noah Weisbord gave an overed them to continue working with the center view of the history of the death penalty in as we move into the next three years. The Canada and argued against capital punishreception ment. His was attendforceful reaed by the soning inMEUCE cocluded the directors fact that Dr. RebecCanada’s ca Friedmurder rate man of FIU, has deand Dr. creased Joaquín since the Roy of UM end of the along with death penalmembers of ty. the FIU, The EuropeUM, and an Panel wider comprovided the munity. necessary After the historical From left to right: Hon. Gaël de Maisonneuve, Consul General of France; Hon. Cristina Barrios, background reception, Consul General of Spain; Hon. Eva Alexandra Countess Kendeffy, Consul General of the Federal regarding the students and law Republic of Germany; Professor Megan Fairlie, Professor Scott Fingerhut, and Professor Noah abolition of Weisbord, FIU Law School Professors scholars the death poured in penalty in for the Roundtable discussion, “The Death Germany, France, and Spain and advocated Penalty: European and International Perfor a global end to the “cruel punishment.” spectives”. The two panels consisted of FIU The Consuls argued that the death penalty is Law school’s Professor Megan Fairlie, Proa human rights violation, it is backwards and fessor Scott Fingerhut, and Professor Noah undemocratic, it did not deter murder, there Weisbord on one side and European Conare risks for racism in sentencing, and other suls General in Miami: Hon. Cristina Barrios, important points. They also shared stories of Consul General of Spain, Hon. Eva Alexaninnocent people on death row and highlightdra Countess Kendeffy, Consul General of ed their efforts in helping them. Germany, and Hon. Gaël de Maisonneuve, It was certainly a successful and eventful Consul General of France on the other. night for MEUCE and a great start for this FIU law school professors gave an historical new grant cycle. By Michelle Perez

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MEUCE Newsletter December 2011 - 16th Issue  

The Death Penalty, Sept. 2011 - US Ambassador to Spain, the Hon. Alan D. Solomont , Oct. 2011 - His Excellency Karel Schwarzenberg, Oct. 201...

MEUCE Newsletter December 2011 - 16th Issue  

The Death Penalty, Sept. 2011 - US Ambassador to Spain, the Hon. Alan D. Solomont , Oct. 2011 - His Excellency Karel Schwarzenberg, Oct. 201...

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