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    • Intro
      Travel highlights Barcelona
    • Travel planning
      Question –
      Who purchased a travel guide book before coming to Europe?
      Who read them ahead of time?
    • Travel planning
      Question –
      What are some of the main sights / you want to see & explore ….
      ……while in Barcelona??
    • Travel planning
      Today you have a free afternoon… to explore (TAKE ADVANTAGE!!)
      Here are some of my recommendations…
    • La Pedrera – Gaudi  
      go at night …
      look for pizza place on corner
      Just 5 minutes walk
      …from our hotel!!
    • La Pedrera – Gaudi  
      Just 5 minutes walk
      …from our hotel!!
    • La Pedrera – Gaudi  
      Just 5 minutes walk
      …from our hotel!!
    • La Pedrera – Gaudi  
      View from the roof…
      Does anyone know
      what that is??
    • Travel highlights Barcelona
      La SagradaFamilia- 
      The Church of the Holy Family
      Unfinished Roman Catholic Church designed in  by Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudi, famous for his unique style that stood out during the Modernisme (Art Nouveau) Catalan cultural movement period.  The church is scheduled to be completed in 2026, the centennial mark of Gaudi's death.  The church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was declared a minor basilica by Pope Benedict XVI as of November 2010.  One of Barcelona's most popular tourist destination sites. 
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    • La SagradaFamilia- 
      go at night …
      look for pizza place on corner
    • Casa Batllo – Gaudi (near our hotel)
      The National Art Museum of Catalonia
      Built for the 1929 World Fair, this attraction is housed in the Palau Nacional on Montjuic Hill, and hosts some of the most beautiful pieces representative of Catalonia. A MUST-SEE on your tourist stop.
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    • Casa Batllo – Gaudi (near our hotel)
      The National Art Museum of Catalonia
      Built for the 1929 World Fair, this attraction is housed in the Palau Nacional on Montjuic Hill, and hosts some of the most beautiful pieces representative of Catalonia. A MUST-SEE on your tourist stop.
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    • Plaza Catalunya (start of Las Ramblas)
      Have a coffee at the “Zurich” café, shop at El Corte Ingles
    • Gothic Neighborhood
      A great place to wander
    • Cathedral of Barcelona
      Climb up to the roof and
      Look around….
    • Santa Maria del Mar
      Around the corner… LOTS of
      restaurants and small bars -
      very nice neighborhood to wander…
    • Travel highlights Barcelona
      PlaciaReial (Plaza Real)
      Designed by Gaudi, this place is an essential stop during your tourist rounds. With beautiful palm trees lining the area, restaurants, cafes, nightclubs, and many people to socialize with, The PlaciaReial is nice place to go to enjoy the city.
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    • Travel highlights Barcelona
      Picasso Musem
      Housing a plethora of Picasso's paintings from the beginning of his careeer to the very end, this stop is an essential stop for any art lover or anyone interested in beautiful things.
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    • Travel highlights Barcelona
      Las Ramblas
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    • Travel highlights Barcelona
      Las Ramblas
      One of, if not THE, most popular street in Barcelona!  Many people feel you cannot say you have been to Barcelona unless you have been to this place and famous Spanish poet Federico Lorca has been quoted saying it is 'the only street in the world which I wish would never end'.  Las Ramblas is a tourist-heavy 1.2km promanade in the heart of the city filled with shops, entertainment, restaurants, and the amazing culture of the city.  At night, the stretch is filled with tourists experiencing the best in Barcelona nightlife with a variety of Clubs, Bars, and Pubs playing everything from Techno to Salsa! DEFINITELY a place to include in your stay!
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    • Travel highlights Barcelona
      Maremagnum- Waterside Mall
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    • Travel highlights Barcelona
      Maremagnum- Waterside Mall
      The popular seaside tourist commercial shopping destination.  With tons of elite shops, bars, and restaurants, Maremagnum also offers a multiplex cinema, IMAX Theater, and Europe's largest aquarium!  At night, this place, located where Las Ramblas meets the sea, is bustling with tourists and locals enjoying the most exciting dance music by the sea.  
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    • Barcelona Montjuic
      Great view of city and waterfront
      from the top of Montjuic
      (take the cable car to the top)
    • View from Montjuic
      Great view of city and waterfront
      from the top of Montjuic
      (take the cable car to the top)
    • Travel highlights Barcelona
      The National Art Museum of Catalonia
      Built for the 1929 World Fair, this attraction is housed in the Palau Nacional on Montjuic Hill, and hosts some of the most beautiful pieces representative of Catalonia. A MUST-SEE on your tourist stop.
      Forum-Nexus Interns Winter 2010-11
    • Travel highlights Barcelona
      The Magic Fountain of Montjuic
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    • Travel highlights Barcelona
      The Magic Fountain of Montjuic
      One of the most beautiful displays of water, light, music, and ingenuity in the world!  The Magic Fountain was first created in 1929 by CarlesBuigas as a means to add a special touch to the 1929 Barcelona Universal Exhibition and to use light in it's newly discovered creative art form at the time.  The Magic Fountain is a cost-effective (FREE) magnet for tourist attention attracting over 2.5 million visitors per year! Do not miss out on this beautiful display of design! 
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    • Gallery- Joan Miro
      On the way up Montjuic
      ** excellent Catalan artist!!
    • FC Barcelona stadium tour
      The #1 most visited site
      in Barcelona
    • Mt. Tibidabo
      View of our street…
    • Mt. Tibidabo
      View of the top…
    • Travel highlights Barcelona
      Park Guell
      Situated on the Hill of el Camel in the Garcia district, this attraction is a Guadi -designed garden complex builte between 1900-1914.  Honored by the UNESCO World Heritage Site as "Works of Antoni Gaudi."
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    • Barcelona – eat TAPAS
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    • Barcelona – eat & drink…
      Sea food (of course!!)
      - paella
    • Introduction to the European UnionProf. Brian Butler
      Class #1 Welcome to Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
      Welcome to the …EU!!
    • Lecture Schedule*
      Sun 26th- Barcelona (Int’l IQ – Hugo & Dr. Carlos)
      Mon 27th - Barcelona (guest lecture + Int’l IQ)
      Tues 28th- Barcelona (BB lecture )
      Wed 29th- Barcelona (BB lecture)
      Train to Paris
      Thur 30th- Int’l IQ + Paris tour
      Fri 31st - Paris (BB lecture)
      New Year’s Eve
      Free Weekend
      Mon 3rd - Paris (BB lecture + IQ)
      Bus to Geneva
      Wed 5th - Interlaken (BB lecture)
      Bus to Venice
      .
      Fri 7th - Venice EXAM midterm
      Sat 8th – On Boat (BB lecture + IQ)
      Sun 9th- On Boat (BB lecture)
      Mon 10th- Athens (BB lecture)
      Tue 11th - Athens (BB lecture + IQ)
      Bus/ Train to Istanbul
      Thu 13th - Istanbul (BB lecture)
      Fri 14th - Istanbul (BB lecture + IQ)
      .
      Sat 15th - Final EXAM
      * Does not include professional visits, *Subject to change, modification without warning
    • Lecture Schedule*
      • Students responsible for content from:
      Prof. Brian’s lectures
      Guest lectures
      Group discussions during class
      Student presentations during class
      International IQ sessions (including map)
      Professional Visits
      Assigned readings – book + supplemental readings
      • Notes:
      • Exam questions may come from any of these sources
      • Recommended exam review – pay attention to my lectures. If there is something I think is important from professional visits, or international IQ sessions, or from the book…we will try to review it again in class.
    • Required Textbook:
      The European Union Series, “Understanding The European Union, A Concise Introduction”, John McCormick, 4th Edition, 2008, Palgrave MacMillan
      Notice the date: 2008
      When reading a textbook on the EU, you must always be aware of the date. Much more so than with courses on “marketing”, or “Cross Cultural Communications”…
      Class Question – why is the date important?
      Required books
    • …because the EU is constantly changing.
      New Treaties, new members, new rules, new crisis, new solution, new attitudes, new laws, new, new, new…
      Answer…
    • Textbooks from 2003 would talk about 15 members…and of the upcoming “constitution”
      (there are now 27, and the constitution was rejected)
      Constantly changing EU
    • Textbooks from 2005 would talk about 25 members and the possibility of a Lisbon Treaty
      there are now 27
      …and Lisbon passed… changing the roles of institutions… more powers to the Parliament, the creation of a new “president” position for the European Council, and a new “high representative” position for foreign relations…
      Constantly changing EU…
    • The European Union Series, “Understanding The European Union, A Concise Introduction”, John McCormick, 4th Edition, Palgrave MacMillan
      From the book
      Most EU studies courses… do a “disservice by shrouding the EU in a fog of theoretical debates, treaty articles, arcane jargon, and convoluted philosophical theses that have helped make one of the most fascinating developments in European history sound dull and bureaucratic…
    • The European Union Series, “Understanding The European Union, A Concise Introduction”, John McCormick, 4th Edition, Palgrave MacMillan
      From the book
      “Politics at the European level is… full of drama, of success and failure, of bold initiatives and weaknesses, and of visionary leadership and mercenary intrigue…”
    • The European Union Series, “Understanding The European Union, A Concise Introduction”, John McCormick, 4th Edition, Palgrave MacMillan
      About the author:
      “I first approached the EU from the vantage point of a British citizen living in the United States. I last lived in Western Europe in the 1980’s… my annual trips back to Europe have since allowed me over the years to compare…both sides of the Atlantic, and to gain the kind of perspective that distance often allows… made it easier to see the changes that Europe has wrought”…
    • Prof. Brian David Butler
      About: Brian Butler is a professor of International Finance and European Studies with Forum-Nexus Study Abroad, an academic program which is co-sponsored by the IQS Business School of the Ramon Llull University in Barcelona, and the Catholic University of Milan.  Brian was previously a teacher at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, MBA program in Miami, and was a researcher at the Columbia Business School in New York.  He previously worked for Honda of America Manufacturing in Ohio, and was involved in international trade.
       
      A global citizen, Brian was born in Canada, raised in Switzerland (where he attended international British school), educated in the U.S., started his career with a Japanese company, moved to New, married a Brazilian, and has traveled extensively in Latin America, Asia, Europe and North America. Brian currently lives in Recife, Brazil where he is teaching classes at the university FBV.
      briandbutler@gmail.com
      LinkedIn.com/in/briandbutler
      www.globotrends.com
    • www.GloboTrends.com
      www.globotrends.com
    • Brian Butler is the founder of “GloboTrends“ (www.globotrends.com)
      www.globotrends.com
    • Student introductions:
      Have you traveled in Europe before?
      When?
      Where?
      What did you learn?
      What is Europe like?
      What are “Europeans” like?
      Is there such a thing as “Europeans”?
      Or, should we talk about French, Germans, Italians, etc?
      what do you hope to learn from this class?
      Enough about me… lets learn about you…
    • Student introductions:
      How many Europeans?
      How many with European heritage?
      ** discuss diversity, Europe,
      ** patchwork (quilt) vs. melting-pot (EU vs. US)
      Enough about me… lets learn about you…
    • European Attitudes…
      What do French (or Italians) think about Germans?
      What do Germans think about French/ Italians / Greeks?
      What do the British think about the French? About “continental Europe”?
      Questions:
    • Upon the completion of this course students will be able to:
      Understand the lessons of European history that led to the creation of the European Union
      Be familiar with the political and economic factors that led to the various stages of EU enlargement
      Identify the main characteristics of each of the unofficial “blocs” within the EU: Northern countries, Southern countries, Eastern countries
      Understand the role of the main institutions of the EU
      Reflect on the current challenges facing the EU: further enlargements, immigration, foreign policy, economic stagnation
      Course Objectives
    • Upon the completion of this course students will be able to:
      Develop an understanding of the importance of the Euro and the role of the European Central Bank
      Be familiar with the impact of the historical rivalries and alliances among France, Germany and Britain in determining the direction and pace of the European integration process
      Understand the spectrum of prevailing attitudes towards the EU in Spain, France, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, and Turkey
      Course Objectives
    • Goals of course:
      have a firm grasp of the history and development of the EU
      have a basic understanding of the institutions, politics, policy areas, and policy processes of the EU
      have a basic understanding of the theories and theoretical debates explaining European integration
      Objective: To engage students in thinking about what the EU may become, and what role an enlarged EU may play in the world.
    • Topics we will cover in this class
      Topics we will cover in this class….
    • Topics: key Political questions
      Why do states transfer sovereignty to the European level?
      Which political and economic forces moved the integration forward and contributed to the evolution of institutional changes?
      How did the conceptions of a common Europe change over time and what is the impact of enlargement on integration?
      How do citizens view integration?
      What is multi-level governance?
      What is the role of EU-institutions?
      Is there a democratic deficit?
      Does Europe need a constitution?
      Why was the Lisbon Treaty rejected?
    • Social Issues to cover…
      • Attitudes toward USA,
      • Localism, distance
      • Local / regions
      • human rights issues
      • Holocaust memorials, exhibitions and museums
      • Language
      • Tolerance, minority rights
      • Immigration
      • Soccer, sports, Euro cup
      • Tourism, fun stuff, facts, food, languages, diversity
      • Attitudes toward global warming, social security,
      • Individualism vs. collectivism
      • History of socialism, communism…
      • East vs. West, North vs South
      • Germany v France – language ties with English
      • citizenship in the European Union
      Attitudes toward EU – euro skepticism, euro optimism
      Hatred, fear, Unemployment
      Scarcity, crisis
      Protectionism… single market,
      Federalists (supra nationalists) vs. Nationalists (inter gov’tists)
      History of Wars, Redrawing Europes maps
    • Three key ECON questions
      Martin Wolf, Dec 2010 http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/0c382c9c-0237-11e0-aa40-00144feabdc0.html#ixzz18mP9DGkI
      how likely is a wave of sovereign defaults?
      will the eurozone make the changes needed to prevent these?
      could the eurozone survive them?
      My answers, in turn, are:
      quite likely;
      probably not; and
      perhaps – but not with certainty.
    • Introduction to the European Union
      This course is about:
      Current issues facing the EU (crisis, future)
      NOT a wikipedia-style memorization of content
      NOT a history class
    • Attend classes – exams will be from lectures
      Turn in assignments before class
      Be prepared for class discussions – lots of small group assignments during class
      Contribute to group assignment (team grading / peer review)
      Course RULES + Expectations:
    • Closed book, open mind… request
      Please turn off everything except your minds…
      I want your full attention – this is a “participatory” class – traveling, 3 weeks…soooo…
      No sleeping (if you feel tired, please stand up, go get some water, come back)
      no laptops (sorry) 
      No blackberries, no iPhones, no iPads, etc, etc…
      Expectations:
    • assignments
      assignments
    • Personal DAILY homework…
      • Read the book! (you should be able to read 200 pages in 3 weeks!) (occasionally I will highlight some parts, but students are expected to read the entire book for this course)
      Also, look at the end of each lectures slides… for specific homework for next class…
      (example can be found at the end of today’s slides  )
    • Personal project…
      By End of trip: Interview at least 3 people during trip (locals, professionals, taxi drivers, doorman, professors, etc…)
      • Turn in 1- page paper with summary of your findings.
      You may ask…
      What is opinion of EU? Of Germany? Of Euro? Of crisis in Ireland / Greece? Do you think the country should leave the EU? Leave the Euro?
      More….
    • Personal project…
      Extra potential questions:
      “What is your / country’s position on the further enlargement of the European Union? Should new members be invited to join, and if so, which countries? If no new members should be invited to join, why not?
      What is your / your country’s position on a European Security and Defense Policy and a Common Foreign and Security Policy? Should Europe have one united defense and foreign policy?
      What is your / country’s position on cooperation with the United States and/or NATO?
    • Assignment
      During the 3rd week:
      Assign students to answer question:
      Q. “Should Turkey join the EU?”
      Goal = help with team project
      Be ready to argue both “for” and “against” (from EU and Turkish perspectives)
      But, HOOK – no 2 presentations in row with same position (YES, NO)… so you should be prepared to argue case from both perspectives…
      Sources: online, book, lectures, and “Turkey” article from Economist.com (to be distributed by email PDF)
    • Lecture Schedule*
      Sun 26th- Barcelona (Int’l IQ)
      Mon 27th - Barcelona (BB lecture)
      Tues 28th- Barcelona (BB lecture + IQ)
      Wed 29th- Barcelona (BB lecture)
      Train to Paris
      Thur 30th- Int’l IQ + Paris tour
      Fri 31st - Paris (BB lecture)
      New Year’s Eve
      Free Weekend
      Mon 3rd - Paris (BB lecture + IQ)
      Bus to Geneva
      Wed 5th - Interlaken (BB lecture)
      Bus to Venice
      .
      Fri 7th - Venice EXAM midterm
      Sat 8th – On Boat (BB lecture + IQ)
      Sun 9th- On Boat (BB lecture)
      Mon 10th- Athens (BB lecture)
      Tue 11th - Athens (BB lecture + IQ)
      Bus/ Train to Istanbul
      Thu 13th - Istanbul (BB lecture)
      Fri 14th - Istanbul (BB lecture + IQ)
      .
      Sat 15th - Final EXAM
      * Does not include professional visits, *Subject to change, modification without warning
    • Team Project
      Teams will consist of 3-4 students and will be formed on the first day of class.
      The project report should be between 6 and 8 pages long (Font: Arial, 12; Line Spacing: 1.5).
      Student grades for the team project will be a combination of team grade (50%) plus individual contribution (50%)
    • Team Project
      Details:
      We will review the team project NEXT class
    • Intro
      Spain intro
    • Spain
      Bienvenido a España!
      “United in diversity” http://bookshop.europa.eu
    • Question
      Where are we?
      Are we in “Spain?”
      • What have you noticed about the language?
      • What do people from here say?
      Who can summarize the introduction – speech from dr. Carlos (from the opening ceremony) regarding Spain and Catalonia?
    • Where are the major regions of Spain?
      - Industrial? Government? Tourism?
      Economist Intelligence Unit, Country Report, Spain, June 2010
    • Next questions:
      1. Which regions richest? Poorest?
      2. Where is unemployment highest?
      Economist Intelligence Unit, Country Report, Spain, June 2010
    • Regional differences is wealth
      http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu
    • Homework….For next lecture
      Read / skim the book (in Ch 1-2)!
      Answer:
      “What is the EU?” (is it a “superstate”? Or a big “intergovernmental organization”?)
      “Why does it exist?”
      Students will be called on to answer at the beginning of next class. Best answer gets 1 point extra credit!!