of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
August 23, 2006
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Message from John Stephens, CES Director
I 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
We 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 http://www.unc.edu/areastudies.
CES Fall Speakers Series
August 25, 2006
Languages Across the Curriculum
Join 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:
The Challenge for Europe: Governance, Economics, and Multiculturalism
October 21, 2006 | University of Pittsburgh
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.
Deadline for Abstract Submission: September 1, 2006
Position Vacancy: Professor of European Studies
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
School for Advanced International Studies | April 2007
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
The 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
International Campus Kick-Off: Student Information Fair
September 7 | 10am - 1pm | Polk Place, UNC Campus
Call for International Photography Submissions
Annual International Education Week Photography Competition
Deadline for submission: September 15, 2006
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