Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
September 6, 2006

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This week we have:
1. CES News
2. Grants and Fellowships
3. Seminars and Workshops
4. EUSA Corner
5. Other International Studies news

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CES News

CES Welcomes Visiting DAAD Scholar Dariuš Zifonun

Darius ZifonunDariuš 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 here

Transatlantic Masters Class 2006-2007

TransAtlantic Masters class, 2006-2007
The Center 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. 

International Campus Kick-Off: Student Information Fair 

Thursday, September 7 | 10am - 2pm | Polk Place, UNC Campus
Come visit 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. 

CES Fall Speakers Series
Milada Vachudova Friday, September 8, 2006
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Coates Building, 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.
John Keeler Friday, September 15, 2006
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Peabody Hall, Room 008
John Keeler (UW-Seattle) will discuss The Airbus-Boeing Competition and Trans-Atlantic Relations in a video-conference lecture. 
Ulrich Grothus Friday, September 22, 2006
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Vance 120 
Ulrich Grothus (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. 

European Film Screenings

In collaboration 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 The Scent of Green Papayawishing to attend only the film screenings are free to leave before the discussion. A full listing of the films is available here

Good Bye Lenin!Tuesday, September 12, 2006
5:00 pm
Undergraduate Library, room 207
The Scent of Green Papaya (France/Vietnam)

Tuesday, September 19, 2006
5:00 pm
Undergraduate Library, room 205
Good Bye Lenin! (Germany)

Global Music

Global MusicAll the broadcasts of the Global Music show thus far have now been posted online as streaming audio! Catch any shows you missed at

Friday, September 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.

Grants and Fellowships

Study and Research in GermanyStudy and Research in Germany

Thursday, September 21, 2006 | 4pm | 413 Dey Hall
Ulrich Grothus (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. 

French Language Fellowship

American Association of Teachers of FrenchWe 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

Fellowship Dates: Oct. 16-25, 2006 
Where: 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) 
Who: 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. 
How:  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 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. 

Deadline: September 15, 2006 

Seminars and Workshops

Atlantic Council of the US: Achilles Seminar on Transformation and the Transatlantic Relationship

Atlantic Council of the United StatesOctober 16-19, 2006 | Washington, D.C.
The Atlantic 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 this event. 

  • Applicants should be between the ages of 18 and 35.
  • Applicants must 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.
  • Students residing in the United States, but not U.S. citizens should contact their national associations affiliated with the ATA. For contact information, please see or contact Carmen Iezzi at
  • 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. 
Materials should 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 with questions and/or to indicate your intention to nominate a student.

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: Chair in Contemporary Turkish Studies 

London School of Economics and Political ScienceLondon School of Economics and Political Science 
Applications 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.

Those interested 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 Applications must be submitted via the Human Resources Division.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Kevin Featherstone, Director of the European Institute, at: Please quote job reference number: SA/05/04.

Deadline: October 6, 2006 

Other International Studies news

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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