Center for European Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
August 23, 2006

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2. Call for Papers 
3. EUSA Corner
4. Other International Studies news

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CES News

Message from John Stephens, CES Director

John Stephens, CES DirectorI would like to welcome everyone back for the new academic year. On July 1, I began a five year term as the new Director of the Center for European Studies and European Union Center of Excellence. I am looking forward to carrying on the excellent work done by past Director Gary Marks, Associate Director Ruth-Mitchell Pitts, and the rest of the staff. The Center was founded shortly after I arrived in Chapel Hill in 1992 and, in this short period of time, has become one of the top five European studies centers in the country. 

The past year was a very successful year for the CES. The Department of Education renewed our Title VI grant as a Comprehensive National Resource Center. We will receive $1.7 million over the next four years from the grant. We are particularly gratified at the large increase in funding for our Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship program which funds language training for graduate and professional students. We are now in the eighth year of funding from the European Union as a European Union Center of Excellence and this year we have been designated as national coordinator for all of the EU Centers of Excellence in the country. 

Our instructional program in European Studies continues to gain strength. Our TransAtlantic Masters Program enters its ninth year this year. It has been so successful that we find that it is being imitated by other institutions. This will be our first full year for the new undergraduate major in Contemporary European Studies and we are confident that it will attract the best UNC undergraduates and promote undergraduate interest in European Studies. Our Languages Across the Curriculum program is expanding its course offerings and developing training for graduate students. It is increasingly recognized as the model for language across the curriculum at research universities.

Launch of New Area Studies Website

Area Studies CentersWe are excited to announce the launch of a collaborative website housing all area studies centers at UNC.  The new Area Studies site serves as a portal for rich resources for students, teachers, and community members alike. We welcome you to explore the site at

CES Fall Speakers Series

Milada VachudovaFriday, August 25, 2006
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Coates Building, 223 East Franklin Street: UCIS Seminar Room
In the first of a two part series, Milada Vachudova (UNC-Chapel Hill, Political Science) will discuss Democracy Promotion and the EU's Foreign Policy.

Friday, September 8, 2006
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Coates Building, 223 East Franklin Street: UCIS Seminar Room
In the second of a two part series, Milada Vachudova (UNC-Chapel Hill, Political Science) will discuss The EU's Eastward Enlargement.

Languages Across the Curriculum

Languages Across the CurriculumJoin a LAC course this semester! These discussion sections give you the opportunity to use your foreign language skills while taking courses within your major. Offerings this fall include:

  • Fren398 [Fren96]: European Cinema - section in French
  • Ints210 [Ints77]: Global Issues - sections in French & Spanish 
  • Poli238 [Poli56]: Contemporary Latin American Politics - section in Spanish
Call for Papers 

The Challenge for Europe: Governance, Economics, and Multiculturalism

European Union Center of Excellence at the University of PittsburghSaturday, October 21, 2006 | University of Pittsburgh
The European Union Center of Excellence and the University Center for International Studies of the University of Pittsburgh announce a call for papers for the 2nd Annual Graduate Student Conference on the European Union. The European Union is currently facing many challenges that affect its citizens, institutions and policy-making capability. This conference wishes to highlight graduate student research that addresses some of these broad challenges. We seek submissions from all disciplines on topics including, but not limited to, European Union politics, economics and institutions; and policies including enlargement, immigration, development, trade, transatlantic relations and foreign policy more generally.

Abstracts should be 250-300 words in length and will be accepted only via email as a Word document or PDF attachment; please include a current CV with your submission. Only authors enrolled in a degree granting graduate or professional program are eligible to participate.

Please submit abstracts and any inquiries to:
For more information visit our website.

Deadline for Abstract Submission: September 1, 2006

EUSA Corner
Following are meetings and announcements from the European Union Studies Association, of which the UNC-CH Center for European Studies is a sustaining member.

Position Vacancy: Professor of European Studies

School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins UniversityJohns Hopkins University
The Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, is pleased to announce the creation of a new position in its European Studies program, the S. Richard Hirsch Professor of European Studies. The School is now inviting applications and recommendations. We expect to appoint the new professor during the 2006/7 academic year, to start in the fall of 2007.

The appointment will be for a term of five years and at the level of Associate or Assistant Professor. The appointment is non-tenure track but may be renewed to extend up to nine years. The teaching load is two graduate-level courses per semester.

The position is for a specialist in European political economy, with a research agenda in the new member states in eastern and central Europe and general expertise in the political and economic institutions and policies of the European Union. The Hirsch Professor will also be expected to help organize the program's lectures, conferences and discussion groups dealing with Europe's diverse national systems, and the problems of EU and pan-European integration generally.

The interdisciplinary character of European Studies and SAIS generally suggests that candidates should have a broad historical as well as comparative background. And since SAIS emphasizes economics along with area studies, candidates should be disposed to take advantage of this economic expertise among our students.

We invite applicants to send a c.v. along with a recent essay or chapter, and at least three letters of recommendation to Professor David Calleo, Director of European Studies, Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036. 

Deadline: September 1, 2006

Call for Papers: Becoming Good Europeans? The New Member States' Experience in the EU

Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies | April 2007
The Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies is soliciting paper submissions for a conference and a possible edited volume analyzing individually the ten new member states' experience in the EU and the domestic consequences of EU accession. The purpose of the volume is to assess the impact of the new member states on the workings of the European Union as well as the effect that membership has had on each of the new member states' domestic politics and economics. The conference will debate whether a process of Europeanization has occurred in the new member states, and how these member states have worked within the EU institutions. The individual country papers will frame and address these questions within different theoretical frameworks, but all of the papers should be policy-relevant. Papers should evince a deep knowledge of the domestic politics and economics of the new member states pre- and post-accession in order to analyze the extent of Europeanization. Papers by academics and practitioners are welcome.

A two-day conference to present these papers will be held in Washington, DC in April, 2007. Paper givers will receive a travel stipend and three nights' accommodations in Washington. The conference has been funded by a generous grant from the Laurence E. Hirsch Foundation.

To submit a paper proposal, please email a 500-word abstract, a tentative paper outline and a c.v. to by September 1, 2006. Accepted paper givers will be notified by October 1, and the papers are due by February 1, 2007.

European Online Academy

European Online AcademyThe Centre International de Formation Europienne (Nice/Berlin), the Jean-Monnet Chair of Political Sciences and European Affairs (University of Cologne) and other partners offer from 15th October 2006 onwards again the European Online Academy.

We now see a profound debate on the future of Europe. In every crisis there is an opportunity! We take it and commit ourselves to the ambitious Lisbon strategy to make the European Union the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world. The European Online Academy offers profound information on recent developments of the European integration as an increasingly relevant and complex issue. For those postgraduates who want to combine the advantages of having a virtual workplace and some face-to-face-learning we offer this kind of e-learning.

Please visit our website to find more detailed information about the European Online Academy.

Deadline: September 15, 2006 

Other International Studies news

International Campus Kick-Off: Student Information Fair

Thursday, September 7 | 10am - 1pm | Polk Place, UNC Campus
Learn more about area studies, international research funding opportunitites, service learning opportunies, study abroad and much more at this information fair focused on internationally focused programs at Carolina. 

Call for International Photography Submissions

University Center for International Studies6th Annual International Education Week Photography Competition
This is an amateur photography competition open to all students, faculty, alumni and staff of UNC-Chapel Hill.  The main requirement is that the photograph(s) represents an international or cross-cultural experience. Winning photos will be printed and displayed during IEW (November 13-17, 2006) in an exhibit installation on campus and will also be featured in the UCIS 2007 Calendar and in various print and web publications. 

Visit the UCIS website for complete details. Sponsored by the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) and the Associate Provost for International Affairs 

Deadline for submission:  September 15, 2006


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