Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
September 20, 2006

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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 Fall Speakers Series (*please note room change for the talk on September 22)
Ulrich Grothus
Friday, September 22, 2006
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Coates Building, 223 East Franklin Street: Seminar Room
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. 
Don Searing Friday, October 6, 2006
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Coates Building, 223 East Franklin Street: Seminar Room
Donald Searing (UNC-CH, Political Science) will discuss Political Tolerance: Meaning, Measurement, and Context
Global Music (*please note change of date)

Friday, September 22, 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 Politics of Czech Rock 'N Roll: 1968-2006. See the flyer here

Global Music Show
Undergraduate Major in Contemporary European Studies Majors Expo 2006 

Wednesday, September 27, 2006 | 11am - 3pm | Student Union Great Hall 
Come learn more about the new undergraduate major in Contemporary European Studies! All undergraduates are invited to explore and find out more about a variety of academic departments, which will be on hand to help you choose a major or minor. Professional schools will also be on hand to answer questions. See the Majors Expo website for more information.

European Film Screenings

Run Lola RunIn 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 wishing to attend only the film screenings are free to leave The Promisebefore the discussion. A full listing of the films is available here

Tuesday, September 26, 2006
5:00 pm
Undergraduate Library, room 205
The Promise (Germany)

Tuesday, October 3, 2006
5:00 pm
Undergraduate Library, room 205
Run Lola Run (Germany)

European Union/Transatlantic Relations PhD Database

Network of European Union Centers of ExcellenceThe Network of European Union Centers of Excellence in the United States (EUCE) would like to invite graduate students pursuing a doctoral degree in topics related to the European Union or Transatlantic relations to submit their names and dissertation information to a new database of PhD dissertations currently under construction. The goal of the database is to help doctoral students identify fellow candidates working in similar areas in the United States and anywhere else in the world. Please go to the EUCE Network website and download a short form which can be filled out and returned on-line. Thank you to everyone who has submitted so far! The Center for European Studies serves as the network coordinator for EU Centers of Excellence in the United States. 

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. 

Berlin Program Fellowship: Request for Research Proposals 

Berlin Program for Advanced German and European StudiesThe Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies is pleased to solicit applications for its next fellowship competition. The program offers fellowships to scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on the period since the mid-19th century for a research period in Berlin between 10-12 months. The Berlin Program Fellowships are awarded for doctoral dissertation field research as well as postdoctoral research. Fellowship stipends are EUR 1100 per month for fellows working on a dissertation project and EUR 1400 per month for recent Ph.D.'s. The program accepts applications from U.S. and Canadian nationals or permanent residents. Applicants for a dissertation fellowship must be full-time graduate students who have completed all coursework required for the Ph.D. and must have achieved ABD (all but dissertation) status by the time the proposed research stay in Berlin begins. Also eligible are U.S. and Canadian Ph.D.s who have received their doctorates within the past two calendar years. For details, please open the flyer (PDF format) or download an application form at

Deadline: December 1, 2006

Seminars and Workshops

Coloniality at Large: From the Peripheries of the European Union (Romania, Hungary, and Ireland)

Center for Global Studies and the HumanitiesFriday, September 29 | 12:00 - 5:30p.m. | Conference Room, Multicultural Center at the Bryan Center, Duke University
The Center for Global Studies and the Humanities, at Duke University, and the working group on Globalization, Modernity and Coloniality (The Consortium of Latin American Studies) announce a workshop on Coloniality at Large: From the Peripheries of the European Union (Romania, Hungary, and Ireland). The workshop will be followed by an informal conversation on Saturday, September 30th from 10 am to 1 pm (Conference Room, International Studies, UNC—across the street from the Planetarium). 

Sponsored by: The Center for European Studies, UNC; The Center for European Studies, Duke University; The Department of History, Duke University & The Center for International Studies, Duke University.

For more details, view the workshop program

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: Europe/Comparative Political Economy

European Union Center of Excellence at the University of PittsburghUniversity of Pittsburgh
The Department of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure stream position in Europe/Comparative Political Economy at the Assistant Professor level, pending budgetary approval. We are interested in Europeanists (Europe being defined as the European Union and/or the EU member-states) who have interests in the politics of economic policymaking, especially as related to government spending, fiscal and monetary policy institutions, and/or the welfare state. Candidates should provide indications of their quantitative and/or formal modeling skills. The individual appointed will teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and be affiliated with relevant centers. The university hosts a Title VI Comprehensive National Resource Center for European Studies, a Title VI National Resource Center for Russian and East European Studies, and one of ten European Union Centers of Excellence. The appointment begins with the Fall 2007 academic term. Salary will be commensurate with rank, experience, and qualifications. Strong preference will be given to candidates who have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. degree prior to the start of the appointment. Please send applications (including C.V., a statement of research and teaching interest, and two or three relevant publications [if available]) to:

Chair, Comparative European Politics Search Committee; Department of Political Science; University of Pittsburgh; 4600 Posvar Hall; Pittsburgh, PA 15260. 
Applicants should also arrange to have at least three reference letters sent to the above address. Political Science Department telephone number (412) 648-7290. Email address

Deadline: October 1, 2006

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 

Jean Monnet Research Fellowship

University of MichiganThe University of Michigan Law School is pleased to announce the 2007-2008 Jean Monnet Research Fellowship competition. This Fellowship provides up to $20,000 for a six-month stay at the University of Michigan Law School to complete a publishable work on European integration. It is intended primarily for law professors researching European integration, but is open to academics from other disciplines as well.

For more information, please visit the University of Michigan Law School website

Deadline: December 1, 2006 

Other International Studies news

Guanajuato, Mexico: Photo Exhibition and Discussion 

Thursday, September 21 | 3:00 pm | UCIS Conference Room
Join the University Center for International Studies for a reception and discussion about the cultural differences between the U.S. and Mexico as bordering countries. Pedro Lasch, Interim Director for Latino/a Studies at Duke University, will be joined by Photographer Adam Gori to lead the discussion. Adam's collection of black and white photographs of Guanajuato, Mexico, is currently on display at UCIS through September. 


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Gali Beeri
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Center for European Studies/EU Center
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