Congratulations to Matthew Stenberg for being part of a winning Young Leaders Dialogue with America program (YLDA) group project grant. Matt will also spend academic year 2011-2012 in Budapest, studying for an MA in European Studies at Central European University.
Project Name: "What is Europe?" / "Who's in Europe?" / "Defining Europe"
Project Team: Sebastian Majcher (Poland), J.R. deLara (US), Matthew Stenberg (US)
Project Overview: Continued cooperation and dialogue is among the very goals of this web‐based project. Once established, it is hoped that the map can be used as a discussion tool for students of sociology, politics, and history to encourage critical thinking about European identity. Such a tool can be valuable to students on either side of the Atlantic. What is more, people on the website might exchange information about their own projects to build a network of scholars on the issue. There are very few chances now for students from Europe to interact with students from the United States. Our website might help to change that situation and create a new platform for both contact and interaction.
The Young Leaders Dialogue with America program (YLDA), sponsored by the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), provides strategic opportunities between emerging leaders from Central Europe and the Baltic States and their U.S. counterparts on issues of mutual concern.