Center for European Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
November 15, 2006


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This week we have:
1. CES News
2. Calls for Papers
3. Seminars and Workshops
4. Position Openings
5. EUSA Corner
6. Other International Studies news

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CES News

CES Award Competition Reminder

The Center for European Studies and the European Union Center of Excellence are pleased to announce several competitions for funding for UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and graduate students. For details, visit CES Funding Opportunities.

Deadline for all proposals: January 31, 2007

CES Fall Speakers Series
Christiane Lemke Thursday, November 16, 2006
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Coates Building, 223 East Franklin Street: Seminar Room
Speaker Christiane Lemke (University of Hannover) will discuss Deliberation in Deeply Divided Societies: The Case of Kosovo.
David Coates Friday, November 17, 2006
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Coates Building, 223 East Franklin Street: Seminar Room
David Coates
(Wake Forest University) will discuss New Labour in the United Kingdom.
Martine Antle
Friday, December 1, 2006
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Coates Building, 223 East Franklin Street: Seminar Room
Martine Antle
(UNC-CH, Romance Languages) will discuss The New Faces of Immigration: Slavery in France Today. View the publicity flyer here.

Franco-Arabic Cultural Night

Franco-Arabic Cultural Night Thursday, November 16, 2006
5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Toy Lounge, Dey Hall

The Arabic and French Programs at UNC, in conjunction with students studying Arab-francophone cultures, and the Center for European Studies are hosting an evening of fun Franco-Arabic cultural activities. Dress in attire that reflects the theme of the evening. There will be henna decorating, belly dancing by a professional performer who will also teach us some moves, RAI music, an informal talent show by interested student groups (or reading of French poetry by Francophone poets), and desserts.

One of the main attractions of the evening will be a food competition. Each class (or each group of four students) participating in this evening event will select and feature food that has a Franco-Arabic accent. For more information, please view the flyer and contact Martine Antle.

Global Music

Music from the Axis of Evil:
Exploring Iraq and Iran

Thursday, November 30, 2006 | 5-6pm | WXYC 89.3 FM 
WXYC's Brannon Ingram will welcome Carl Ernst, professor of Religious Studies and director of the Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations for the next Global Music show. They will discuss Music from the Axis of Evil: Exploring Iraq and Iran.

The European Union and Terrorism

Jörg MonarWednesday, November 29, 2006
12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Coates Building, 223 East Franklin Street: Seminar Room

Speaker Jörg Monar (Professor at the Université Robert Schuman de Strasbourg, Chaire d'Excellence Marie Curie, and Directeur of the SECURINT project on EU internal security governance) will present a lecture entitled The European Union's Action in the Fight Against Terrorism: Progress and Limits. Download his CV (DOC). This talk is part of the SECURINT series of lectures sponsored by the European Commission.

European Film Screenings

His Secret LifeIn 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 Ameliebefore the discussion. A full listing of the films is available here

Tuesday, November 21, 2006
5:00 pm
Undergraduate Library, room 205
His Secret Life (Italy/Turkey)

Tuesday, November 28, 2006
5:00 pm
Undergraduate Library, room 205
Amelie (France)
 

Call for Papers

Graduate Conference on Rebels and Critics: Assessing 50 Years of European Integration

Georgetown UniversityFebruary 2-3, 2007 | Georgetown School of Foreign Service
Georgetown University's BMW Center for German and European Studies is seeking submissions for its 11th Annual Graduate Student Conference on Rebels and Critics: Assessing Fifty Years of European Integration.

Organized and hosted by graduate students, this conference offers students around the world the unique opportunity to present their work to a distinguished panel of experts and to a sophisticated Washington, D.C. audience. Contributions from graduate students examining European issues from American institutions will be essential in the discourse at our conference. The conference is open to graduate students currently enrolled in degree-granting programs. Accommodation will be provided by the conference. A limited number of travel grants are also available to participants to offset the costs of traveling to Washington.
Please view the call for papers for this year's conference. For further information or questions, please contact the conference committee.

Deadline: December 1, 2006

Pipelines of Power: Energy, the EU and Eurasia

A question of energyMarch 1-3, 2007 | University of Toronto
The Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies will host its Annual Graduate Student Conference entitled "Pipelines of Power: Energy, the EU and Eurasia," organized by the centre's graduate students. The aim of the conference is to examine political, economic, social, and environmental questions surrounding the issue of energy in Europe and Eurasia, an issue that has become increasingly important in recent years and which touches on a range disciplines. We are looking for qualified candidates to present papers and to engage in subsequent round-table workshops.

The recent blackout in Europe and the energy crisis in Ukraine during the severe winter of 2006 have thrown the energy issue into sharp relief. This renewed emphasis on energy underpins recent Russian economic growth and is a key factor in interactions between the EU, Russia and Eurasia. From Dublin to Vladivostok, Tashkent to Helsinki, the topic of power, both physical and political, has become a central focus. A complex set of factors: political, economic, geographic, environmental, among others, yields one of the most important questions of the 21st century. How has Europe responded to the changing global energy market? How have energy concerns affected relations in Europe, Russia and Eurasia as a whole? What role will alternative energies play in solving Europe's energy question? What are the environmental implications of current trends?

We invite diverse and innovative papers on the political, economical and social aspects of the following themes:

  • Energy policy and institutions
  • Intra-regional relations
  • Energy security and conflict management
  • Geopolitics of pipelines and energy infrastructure Environmental concerns and alternative energy

Graduate students interested in participating in the conference should submit a one-page paper proposal and a C.V. to energy.conference@utoronto.ca. Qualified candidates will be considered for travel expenditures funding. For additional information about the conference, please contact the conference organizers.

Deadline: December 15, 2006

Seminars and Workshops

Triangle Seminar in the History of the Military, War, and Society

Thomas KühneFriday, November 17 | 4-6 pm | National Humanities Center, RTP
Thomas Kühne (Clark University) will present a lecture entitled Male Bonding and Genocidal War: Germany, 1918-1945.
Why did the Holocaust happen? What made Germans stick together amidst a catastrophic total war? Thomas Kühne presents a new answer to these questions by focusing on male bonding among ordinary soldiers. It was neither the Hitler-myth nor an eliminationist Antisemitism, nor even just group pressure but--group pleasure: Since WWI Germans became fascinated with an idea of comradeship and togetherness which eventually would be realized by genocidal warfare from 1939 on. Both suffering from mass death and practicing mass killing as well as mass murder mutually reinforced each other: Physical death provided social life.

Thomas Kühne is the Associate Professor of History and Strassler Family Chair in Holocaust History at Clark University. An expert in modern German history, he has published widely about electoral and party history and the history of masculinities and mass violence in the 20th century. He is the author of Prussian Three-Class Electoral Law and Electoral Culture in Wilhelmine Germany (1994) and Comradeship. Soldiers of the Nazi War and the 20th Century (2006).

Refreshments will be served. A pre-circulated paper is available a week in advance by emailing dirk.bonker@duke.edu. For more information, contact Dirk Bönker, Department of History, Duke University, or Karen Hagemann, Department of History, UNC Chapel Hill.

Educator Study Program to Denmark

Danish FlagJune 2007 | Copenhagen & Odense, Denmark
Participate in a week-long professional development program to Denmark, followed by an optional 2-day seminar on the European Union in Brussels, Belgium. Educators will learn about Danish society by focusing on the Danish welfare state and how it plays out in peoples' lives, Denmark's approach to renewable energy through briefings and field trips, and a one-night home stay. Participants will spend one day in independent field research.

North Carolina K-12 teachers of all subjects are encouraged to apply. Documentation for those seeking CEUs will be provided. The cost for the program in Denmark is approximately $2675. Cost for the extension to Belgium will be announced later.

For more information, view the program website, and contact Angie Bolin, Danish School Programs Coordinator, Center for International Understanding, at 919-733-0224, or 1-877-623-1503, or by email at asb@northcarolina.edu.

Deadline: December 7, 2006

Position Openings

Director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame

Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre DameThe University of Notre Dame seeks a distinguished scholar and visionary leader to fill the position of Director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. The Director provides intellectual and administrative leadership for one of the world's leading interdisciplinary programs of comparative social science research. The University seeks a person with energy, broad scholarly vision, and the managerial and interpersonal skills to lead the Institute to fulfill its promise as the University's flagship center for research on comparative social science.

The Kellogg Institute is a well-endowed center for comparative social science research on major themes in world affairs. Building on a core interest in Latin America, the Institute fosters research on many regions of the world. It has earned an international reputation for cutting-edge contributions in the study of democratization, economic development, social justice and the roles of religion and civil society.

For full details, please view the position description.

Deadline: January 8, 2007

German Internship Program in the Bundestag

Bundestag: The German ParliamentÈmigré Memorial German Internship Program EMGIP – Bundestag
EMGIP - Bundestag offers internship opportunities for U.S. and Canadian students in the German parliament, the Bundestag. The internships are 2 months long in positions matching the student's interest and experience. Interns will be placed with their preferred Fraktion, Ausschuss, with individual members of the Bundestag, and their offices. Asides from contributing to the respective offices, interns have the opportunity to study legislative and administrative procedures in the German parliament.

DAAD programs are helping to create good will and professional relationships that will help build a solid basis for relations between Germany and North America. EMGIP Internships were founded in 1965 by Professors Louise Holborn and George Romoser with the assistance of many scholars of German affairs, especially in the social sciences and contemporary history, and with the financial and planning aid of various German offices also interested in encouraging the development of future generations of German experts. In view of the contributions of German émigrés, the experiential program was named Émigré Memorial German Internship Program.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants for EMGIP – Bundestag should possess outstanding academic records and personal integrity as well as some knowledge of the German legislative process.
  • Participants should be advanced undergraduates or graduate students in fields such as political science, international relations, law, history, economics or German. Students must be able to fully communicate in German.
  • US and Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply. International students who are enrolled in a full time course of study in the US or Canada may also apply. German nationals are not eligible.

Intermediate German skills and above (oral and written) are required as well as the appropriate professional vocabulary. Applicants must submit the DAAD language certificate. The successful applicant will receive compensation of approximately €1,100 per month by the German Bundestag. Travel expenses are the intern's responsibility.  

Application forms and up-to-date information about the application process for the EMGIP – Bundestag internships as well as detailed guidelines are available at http://www.daad.org and here.

Deadline: November 18, 2006         

Associate Director for Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies

UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European StudiesThe UNC-Chapel Hill Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies (CSEEES) is pleased to announce that it is recruiting for the new position of Associate Director. This is an exciting opportunity to become part of the growing Center community, highlighted by a move into the brand new FedEx Global Education Center in December 2006. The Associate Director will be involved in all aspects of Center operations, with particular responsibility for outreach and Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) coordination.

Please see the announcement and visit the Center web page for more information.

Deadline: November 22, 2006

Atlantic Council Internship Program

Atlantic Council of the United StatesThe John A. Baker Internship Program of the Atlantic Council of the United States offers ten to fifteen volunteer (unpaid) positions during the fall, spring, and summer academic terms. These positions require a strong interest in international affairs, business, and/or education. Applicants should possess some administrative or office experience, as well as work in scholarly research. Course credit may be arranged through the student's academic institution. 

For more information on the Atlantic Council, please see our website: www.acus.org. Inquiries may be directed to the Internship Coordinator at 202-778-4954 or internships@acus.org or consult our website: http://www.acus.org/programs-education-projects-Baker.asp.

Deadline: November 24, 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.

Call for Applications: EUSA Best Dissertation Prize

European Union Studies AssocationThe EUSA Prize for Best Dissertation in EU studies will be awarded in 2007 to a dissertation written in English on any aspect of European integration submitted in completion of the Ph.D. at any university between September 1, 2004 and August 31, 2006. NB: The student must have defended and deposited the final dissertation and graduated (been awarded the PhD degree) during this period as well, and the dissertation submitted for the competition must include a fully signed, dated dissertation committee approval page. Only one dissertation per department at an institution may be nominated for this prize. The prize carries a cash award of $250. Department chairs should send one paper copy of the dissertation with a short cover letter (letter of transmittal) from the chair to the EUSA Administrative Office. See the EUSA Prize Page for full information, and email eusa@pitt.edu with any questions.

Deadline: November 20, 2006

Other International Studies news

New Open Access Journal: Living Reviews in European Governance

Living Reviews in european governanceLiving Reviews in European Governance is an entirely web-based, peer-reviewed journal, publishing reviews of research on core themes relating to European Governance. It is is offered as a free service to the scientific community.

The articles in LREG are solicited from specialists in their fields and are directed towards the scientific community at or above the graduate student level. The articles provide up-to-date critical reviews of the state of research in the fields they cover. They also offer annotated insights (and where possible, active links) into the key literature and describe online resources available in these fields. One of the most important features of LREG is that its articles are kept up to date by their authors. This is the significance of the word "Living" in the journal's title. Additionally, all articles appearing in Living Reviews, and all references appearing in those articles, will be collated into an online searchable reference database. Queries to the database will return active links to cited materials available on the web.

Please visit our website at http://europeangovernance.livingreviews.org/ to read our first three Living Reviews. If you want to be informed of all new publications, please consider subscribing to the LREG e-mail subscription list via the CONNEX homepage at http://europeangovernance.livingreviews.org/About/subscribe.html.

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