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Welcomes Visiting DAAD Scholar Dariuš Zifonun
Zifonun is our new German Academic Exchange (DAAD) professor for 2006-9.
He comes to us from the University of Konstanz where he received his Doctorate
from the Department of History and Sociology, and his MA in Public Administration
and Policy Studies. He has also served as Visiting Professor at the Institute
for the Study of Global Issues, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo.
While at UNC
Prof. Zifonun will teach a course in the Transatlantic Masters Program—European
Integration and Europeanization in Comparative Perspective—and courses
in European politics and society in the Political Science department at
the undergraduate and graduate level. UNC-Chapel Hill has a history of
drawing excellent DAAD professors; Prof. Zifonun continues that tradition.
View his CV
Masters Class 2006-2007
for European Studies is pleased to welcome the 2006-2007 TransAtlantic
Masters Class to UNC-CH. This year's incoming TAM class includes
two Canadian citizens and twenty US nationals – from such states as Colorado,
New Mexico, Alabama, Wyoming, California, Illinois, Utah, Nebraska, Florida,
New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Minneapolis. As a group,
the class of ‘07 has received undergraduate degrees from the University
of Richmond, McGill University, Scripps College, UNC-CH, NYU and UC-San
Diego among others. They have studied abroad or worked in China, Bulgaria,
Austria, France, Italy, Spain and other locations. Many of the incoming
students already have substantial work experience in international fields,
including overseas teaching and commerce. This semester, TAM students will
again have the chance to participate in social and academic events with
the Rotary World Peace Scholars and the Humphrey Fellows – two groups of
international professionals also engaged in campus programs. The annual
trip to DC will take place in October.
Campus Kick-Off: Student Information Fair
September 7 | 10am - 2pm | Polk Place, UNC Campus
the Center for European Studies at the Student Information Fair! Learn
more about area studies, international research funding opportunities,
service learning opportunities, study abroad and much more at this information
fair focused on internationally focused programs at Carolina.
Fall Speakers Series
September 8, 2006
to 1:30 p.m.
223 East Franklin Street: Seminar Room
In the second
of a two part series, Milada Vachudova (UNC-Chapel Hill, Political
Science) will discuss The EU's Eastward Enlargement.
September 15, 2006
to 1:30 p.m.
(UW-Seattle) will discuss The Airbus-Boeing Competition and Trans-Atlantic
Relations in a video-conference lecture.
September 22, 2006
to 1:30 p.m.
(North American Director, DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service)
will discuss Trans-Atlantic Exchange in Higher Education, with
a special focus on North America and Germany.
with Prof. Martine Antle’s course on Identities in Contemporary European
Cinema and the Languages Across the Curriculum program, CES is sponsoring
a series of film screenings on Tuesday evenings during the fall semester.
The series is free and open to the campus community, and a short discussion
of the films will follow the screenings. All films will be shown in their
original language with English subtitles; the LAC discussions will be in
French. Individuals wishing
to attend only the film screenings are free to leave before the discussion.
A full listing of the films is available here.
September 12, 2006
Library, room 207
of Green Papaya (France/Vietnam)
September 19, 2006
Library, room 205
the broadcasts of the Global Music show thus far have now been posted online
as streaming audio! Catch any shows you missed at www.unc.edu/areastudies/publicprograms/global-music-audio.html.
29, 2006 | 5-6pm | WXYC 89.3 FM
The next show
Global Music show is sponsored by the Center
for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies. WXYC's Emily Rutter
will host Chad
Bryant of the UNC History Department to talk about the music and culture
of the Czech Republic.
and Research in Germany
September 21, 2006 | 4pm | 413 Dey Hall
(North American Director, DAAD-German Academic Exchange Service) will meet
with students about Study and Research in Germany: Information on
Opportunities and Funding with the German
Academic Exchange Service. This meeting is open to all students
interested in study, research, and internships in Germany. View the flyer
for more details.
are please to announce the 2006 American Association of Teachers of French/French
Embassy/Washington Post French Language Fellowship. Complete information
and the application form are available on the AATF
website. Please send questions to email@example.com.
Dates: Oct. 16-25, 2006
Paris and Amiens, France (participants will visit the French Ministries
of Education and Foreign Affairs, visit schools at all levels elementary
through university including a full day at a school comparable to their
own, and enjoy cultural activities and excursions)
K-12 school and district administrators in public and private schools.
6 participants will be chosen by the Washington Post & French Embassy
from the MD/DC/VA area and 4 participants will be chosen by the AATF.
Applicants from outside the Washington Post readership area must be nominated
by a current AATF member. Special note: Applicants in the MD, DC,
northern VA readership areas of the Washington Post should apply directly
to the Post (visit www.washpost.com/education
for the specific counties covered). The fellowship covers the cost
of round-trip travel from the airport nearest their home to Paris, all
transportation and lodging expenses while in France and most meals.
Council of the US: Achilles Seminar on Transformation and the Transatlantic
16-19, 2006 | Washington, D.C.
Council of the United States is pleased to invite you to nominate students
for the Achilles Seminar on Transformation and the Transatlantic
Relationship. Named for former Vice Deputy of the North Atlantic
Council and Atlantic Council Chairman Theodore Achilles, the seminar offers
young leaders the opportunity to examine military transformation in a national,
transatlantic, and global context. The conference will offer briefings
on defense policy with government officials, think tanks analysts, and
other experts in Washington DC; then, students will travel to Norfolk,
Virginia to visit Allied Command - Transformation (ACT) and learn about
new directions in military capabilities and doctrine and how these will
affect NATO and its operations. The Atlantic Council of the U.S.
is working with Allied Command Transformation's Department of Strategic
Vision and the Streit Council for a Union of Democracies to coordinate
be submitted to ACT Seminar Committee, Atlantic Council of the United States,
1101 15th Street, NW, 11th Floor, Washington DC 20005 or by fax at 202-463-7241
on or before 5pm EST on September 15, 2006. Please contact Carmen
K. Iezzi, Office of Education, Atlantic Council of the United States, at
firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and/or
to indicate your intention to nominate a student.
be between the ages of 18 and 35.
submit a resume, one letter of recommendation, and a brief (600-1,000 words)
essay: “Transformation for the 21st Century: Do the capabilities meet the
missions?” Students will be evaluated on their ability to discuss the political
and military obstacles to meeting 21st century needs and to analyze the
effectiveness of the changes underway within the Alliance.
in the United States, but not U.S. citizens should contact their national
associations affiliated with the ATA. For contact information, please see
contact Carmen Iezzi at email@example.com.
A conference fee
of $240 will be assessed for each selected participant to cover accommodations,
meals, and local travel. This fee must paid by October 1, 2006. Some travel
support may be available for U.S. participants.
Following are meetings
and announcements from the European Union Studies Association, of which
the UNC-CH Center for European Studies is a sustaining member.
Vacancy: Chair in Contemporary Turkish Studies
School of Economics and Political Science
are invited for the newly endowed post of Chair in Contemporary Turkish
Studies in the European Institute. The appointment will be from 1 April
2007 or later by agreement. The Chair has been established on a permanent
basis as a result of the generosity of various donors.
We seek an outstanding
candidate to provide academic leadership in research, teaching and related
public activities. Preference may be given to candidates in political economy,
economics, or public policy - but candidates in other social science disciplines
are encouraged to apply. The appointee will be expected to have a good
knowledge of the Turkish language and society. For further information
on the Institute, visit the website.
are encouraged to obtain the further particulars and details of how to
apply from the Human Resources Division, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A
2AE, UK (telephone: +44 20 7955 6068 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applications must be submitted via the Human Resources Division.
can be made to Professor Kevin Featherstone, Director of the European Institute,
Please quote job reference number: SA/05/04.
International Studies news
for International Photography Submissions
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
submission: September 15, 2006
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