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November 2012

CES Fall Speaker Series
Peter Starke discusses social policy in times of crisis

Date: Friday, November 2, 2012 | 12 - 1:30 pm

Location: FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill, Rm 4003

Dr. Peter Starke is currently a Research Associate in the Collaborative Research Center "Transformations of the State" at the University of Bremen. His work deals primarily with comparative social policy, welfare state retrenchment, and varieties of welfare capitalism. He will be delivering a lecture on "Social Policy in Times of Crisis: Current Responses and Past Experiences."

In the video below, TAM student Bridget Parker speaks with Prof. Starke about what Americans may learn from the economic crisis in Europe.

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Introduction to LAC Training Workshop

Date: Friday, November 2, 2012 | 3 - 5 pm

Location: FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill, Rm 4003

Participants in this pedagogy workshop will:

  • Become familiar with the philosophy, objectives, and characteristics of Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum;
  • Learn about UNC-Chapel Hill's LAC program and see examples of syllabi and materials from past courses;
  • Consider effective instructional strategies for the language-based content classroom;
  • Design a brief LAC lesson plan, in collaboration with fellow participants.
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UNC holds panel on "Transatlantic Relations" between the US and Germany

Date: Monday, November 5, 2012 | 4 - 6 pm

Location: UNC-Chapel Hill, Hyde Hall, University Room

As part of German Campus Week, UNC political science and history faculty come together to take stock of "Transatlantic Relations: From the Fall of the Wall to the Euro Crisis and Beyond." Panel participants include Liesbet Hooghe (political science), Klaus Larres (history) and Holger Moroff (political science), with Lloyd Kramer (history) serving as moderator.

NC German Studies Seminar & Workshop Series
Workshop: Transnational German Cinema

Event: Workshop and lecture

Event date: Friday, November 9, 2012 | 1:30 - 7:30 pm

Location: UNC-Chapel Hill, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Hyde Hall

Prof. Randall Halle (University of Pittsburgh) is set to present keynote lecture, "From Empire to Union: The German East in Film.” Halle is Professor of German Film and Cultural Studies. His research is focused on the way film conditions the way the transnational, European community is imagined, and on visual alterity.

The event will also feature panels on 1) race and European identity and 2) border crossings. For more information, visit: Please register with Priscilla Layne (

(In conjunction with the Duke and UNC Centers for European Studies, Duke and UNC Dept. of Germanic Languages & Literature, the German Embassy, UNC Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary Initiatives, UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Center for Jewish Studies, and Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies)

CES Public Lecture
David Armitage speaks on "Global Trends 2030"

Date: Monday, November 12, 2012 | 1:15 pm

Location: UNC-Chapel Hill, FedEx Global Education Center 4003

David Armitage is the Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Europe at the National Intelligence Council (NIC). In addition to government service, he is an adjunct professor at American University’s School of International Service, where he teaches a course on European foreign and security policy. Dr. Armitage will delive a lecture titled "Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds and Implications for Transatlantic Relations."

Ambassadors Forum
Georgian ambassador pays visit to UNC

Date: Monday, November 12, 2012 | 5:30 pm

Location: UNC-Chapel Hill, Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room

His Excellency Temuri Yakobashvili, the ambassador of Georgia to the US, will provide remarks about "Georgia in World Affairs: Partnerships and Foreign Policy Priorities." Following his remarks, the Ambassador will participate in a roundtable discussion with UNC faculty, Klaus Larres and Robert Jenkins.

The ambassador will be the third dignitary to visit UNC in conjunction with the new “Ambassadors Forum,” organized by the Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professorship at UNC, the UNC Center for European Studies, the UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, and the Department of History.

"Conversations on Europe" Speaker Series
Scholars debate Angela Merkel's Germany

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012 | 12 - 1:30 pm

Location: UNC-Chapel Hill, Peabody Hall, Room 008

The "Conversations on Europe" speaker series features some of the country's top experts on the European Union. The series links presenters and participants via videoconferencing across several sites. For this month's installment, experts on Germany will engage in an interactive, multi-site discussion focusing on the German chancellor’s politics and personality in a panel titled "Angela Merkel's Germany? Angela Merkel's Europe?" Audience participation is invited. Speakers include:

Ronald Linden, moderator, is Director of EUCE/ESC and a Professor of Political Science.
Myra Marx Ferree is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin.
Alexander Privitera is the Director of the Business and Economics Program at AICGS.
Gregor Thum is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh.
Konrad H. Jarausch is the Lurcy Professor of European Civilization at the University of North Carolina.

CES Fall Speaker Series
Herman Schwartz explains connection between EU and US crises

Date: Friday, November 16, 2012 | 12 - 1:30 pm

Location: FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill, Rm 4003

Prof. Herman Schwartz (University of Virginia) is a geographically oriented economic historian who studies the constitution of and interaction of state and market power. He has worked on the development of the global economy since 1500; marketization of the welfare state in the 1980s and 1990s; and the global causes and consequences of the American housing bubble. His lecture is titled "From (US) Financial Crisis to Euro Crisis: Why are American Houses Connected to Europe’s Internal Imbalances?"

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CES Public Lecture
Vedran Dzihic analyzes democratic challenges in the Balkans

Date: Monday, November 19, 2012 | 2 - 4:30 pm

Location: FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill, Rm 4003

Dr. Vedran Dzihic is Assistant Professor at the Institute for Political Sciences at the University of Vienna, and Senior Researcher at the Austrian Institute for International Affairs. He is also Co-Director of the Center for Advanced Studies of South East Europe. His research project focuses on Limits of Democratization and Europeanization posed by ethno-national politics in the case of the Western Balkans. He will deliver a lecture on "Authoritarian Challenges to New Democracies in the Western Balkans."

CES Public Lecture
Javier Austudillo informs about candidate selection for regional governments in Spain

Date: Monday, November 26, 2012 | 2:30 pm

Location: FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill, Rm 4003

Javier Astudillo is Associate Professor in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain). He has participated in several national and international research projects about labor unions and political parties in Spain and Latin America, the varieties of internal organization of political parties across parliamentarian democracies, and the partisan consequences of decentralization. He is currently working on the spread of party primaries across parliamentarian democracies and the relationship between party organization and chief executives at national and regional levels in parliamentarian democracies. His lecture is titled "The chances of Mitt Romney running again and the selection of candidates for the head of regional governments in Spain."

CES Fall Speaker Series
Peter A. Hall discusses the "Implications of the Euro Crisis"

Date: Friday, November 30, 2012 | 12 - 1:30 pm

Location: FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill, Room 2008-10
* Note room change.

Prof. Peter A. Hall (Harvard University) has written extensively about political economy, varieties of capitalism, and French politics. He has also produced more than sixty articles on politics and policymaking in Europe. His current research focuses on the distributive impact of efforts by European firms and governments to cope with international integration in the decades since World War II. He is also looking into the relationship between social relations and population health across nations.

In the video below, TAM student Lauren Yeargin speaks with Dr. Hall about what Americans may learn from the economic crisis in Europe.

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