November 2010

Date Monday, November 1, 2010

Murrow Participants
Murrow Participants

Time 10:30am-12:45pm
Location FedEx Global Education Center
Room 4003
UNC Chapel Hill
Type of Event Panel and Reception
Title European Voices: Journalists on Contemporary Media in Transition, Continuing the Conversation
Contact Info europe@unc.edu
Notes Sponsored by the Center for European Studies and the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies in conjunction with the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists Description: Journalists from 11 countries participating in the Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists discuss the challenges they face in independent media outlets with UNC faculty, students, and staff. Audience members will have an opportunity to engage Murrow Program participants in a moderated forum.

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Date Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Lebanon, 1983 - 1984 and 2006 , For Rania Masri, by elin o'Hara slavick
Lebanon, 1983 - 1984 and 2006 , For Rania Masri
elin o'Hara slavick

Time 6:00pm
Location FedEx Global Education Center
Room 1005
UNC Chapel Hill
Type of Event Public Lecture
Title AFTERMATH Exhibition Artist's Lecture
Contact Info europe@unc.edu
Notes AFTERMATH is an exhibition by artist and Professor elin o'Hara slavick that explores the aftermath of war. The display on three floors of the FedEx Global Education Center includes a selection of works from "Hiroshima: After Aftermath" and "Protesting Cartography: Places the U.S. Has Bombed." Both projects examine aerial bombardment through the use of maps, rubbings, photographs (black and white, color and cyanotypes), drawings and paintings.

Slavick has exhibited her work across the U.S. and Europe and in Cuba, Hong Kong, Scotland, England and Canada. She has been a Professor of studio art, theory and practice at UNC-Chapel Hill since 1994.

This exhibition is sponsored by the Carolina Asia Center with support from the Center for European Studies, Center for Slavic, Eurasian and Eastern European Studies, Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, Institute for the Study of the Americas, African Studies Center, Center for Global Initiatives and Parr Center for Ethics.

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Date Friday, November 12, 2010

Dr. David T. Armitage, Jr.
Dr. David T. Armitage, Jr.

Time 12:00-1:30pm
Location FedEx Global Education Center
Room 2008/10
UNC Chapel Hill
Type of Event Public Lecture
Title Who Moved My Cheese? Central Europe and the EU
Contact Info europe@unc.edu
Notes

Dr. David T. Armitage, Jr. is chief of the Regional Analysis Unit in the Office of Analysis for Europe at the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR). From September 2007-November 2008, he served as the State/INR representative on the President's Daily Briefing Staff. Before that, from 2001-2007, he was the principal European Union analyst in INR.

Since fall 2008, he has been an adjunct professor at American University's School of International Service, where he teaches a course on European foreign and security policy. He also is an adjunct fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis, a nonprofit, non-partisan public policy research institute dedicated to the study of Central Europe. From 2005-2007, he concurrently served as an adjunct research fellow at the National Defense University's Institute for National Strategic Studies, where he focused on the role of the European Union in crisis management and counterterrorism.

He is the author of A Comparative Analysis of US Policy Toward European Defense Autonomy: Enduring Dilemmas in Transatlantic Relations (Mellen Press, 2008), and his articles have been published in France, Germany, Italy, and the United States.

Dr. Armitage holds a Ph.D. in government and politics from the University of Maryland.

Part of the fall 2010 CES Friday Speaker Series. Light refreshments provided.

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Date Monday-Tuesday, November 15-6, 2010

FLAS info sessions
2011-12 FLAS Awards

Time 10:00 am Monday
3:00 pm Tuesday
Location FedEx Global Education Center, rm 1009
Type of Event Info Session
Title 2011-12 Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Awards Open Information Session
Contact Info europe@unc.edu
Notes The application deadline for 2011-2012 is January 28, 2011 for both academic-year and summer awards. Fall 2010 open information sessions will be held in the FedEx Global Education Center, Room 3009.

Each year, the US Department of Education awards Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) funding to Area Studies Centers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. FLAS funds are awarded in a competitive process open to graduate and, beginning in 2010, to undergraduate students to pursue foreign language and area studies for professional purposes. FLAS funds are intended to support high-level second language acquisition among US professionals. For details, please visit the FLAS information webpage.

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Date Thursday, November 18, 2010

Berlin Wall
Berlin Wall

Time 4:00-7:30pm
Location UNC Institute for Arts & Humanities
Hyde Hall, University Room
Type of Event Workshop
Title German Reunification 20 Years Later
Contact Info ses278@email.unc.edu
Notes

As a product of the peaceful revolution, which overthrew communism in 1989, the accession of the German Democratic Republic to the Federal Republic of Germany in October 1990 restored a German national state within an integrating European Union. Since this surprising development was accompanied with many historical anxieties as well as current concerns about the potential dominance of Germany over Europe, it is important to ask what consequences the reunification of the two German states has had during the last two decades: How has the unification process actually worked out for the participating East Germans and how has the emerging Berlin Republic used its economic, political and military influence? At the same time, the overcoming of German and European division has also rendered the framework of Cold War interpretations obsolete, posing the question of how to narrate the course of German history in the twentieth century from the perspective of this new caesura.

More information can be found at the NC German Studies Seminar and Workshop Series webpage.

Keynote by Paul Nolte of the Free University, Berlin. Roundtable discussion with Robert M. Jenkins (UNC), Richard Langston (UNC), Christiane Lemke (Leibniz Universit├Ąt, NYU), Holger Moroff (UNC), and Paul Nolte (Free University, Berlin).

Registration is required: please email Sarah Summers.

In conjunction with the Center for European Studies and the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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