Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
December 13, 2006


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

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CES News

Happy Holidays from CES!

Wishing you all the best this holiday season.


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
 

Grants and Fellowships

American Councils Title VIII Programs for Research & Language Training

American Councils for International EducationAmerican Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS announces the following Fall 2007 and Academic Year 2007-2008 fellowship programs:

Full and partial fellowships are available for research and/or language study through American Councils from U.S. Department of State (Title VIII) grant support. For more information and applications, visit the American Councils Research Fellowships webpage. Email: outbound@americancouncils.org.

Deadline: January 15, 2007

Call for Proposals

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 of 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

Educator Study Program to Denmark: Deadline Extended

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, open the updated announcement, 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: January 5, 2007

The European Union in the 21st Century: A Summer Graduate Seminar/Study-Trip

May 9 - June 1, 2007 | Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Warsaw
The European Union Center of Excellence at Indiana University will conduct its annual three-week program in Europe that will focus on the evolving European Union and its public policy impact. The course prepares approximately 20 graduate students for professional work in an international policy environment. Students will benefit from hands-on experience with real policy issues in seminars with high-profile public and private executives and policy makers.

This program is open to any graduate student with an interest in EU studies currently enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program at a US university. For detailed application information, please open the study trip brochure and visit the program website.

Deadline: February 12, 2007

EU Studies Summer Program

Students on the 2006 EU Studies Summer ProgramJuly 16 - August 10, 2007 | Brussels, Belgium
The EU Studies Summer Program in Brussels offers US students the opportunity to study the emergence of a united Europe in its dynamic heart. Running from July 16 to August 10, the program will consist of two courses plus an EU simulation for a total of 12 quarter credits (or 8 semester credits). The Program is co-administered by the European Commission-sponsored EU Center of Excellence at the University of Washington (Seattle), the European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Wisconsin (Madison), and is hosted by the Universiti Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). The four-week program features lectures and seminars by leading experts on the EU from both sides of the Atlantic, as well as site visits to major EU institutions and organizations involved in European integration. In addition, the program is supplemented by cultural and social events in and around the city, as well as a field trip to Luxembourg.

Brussels' central location allows students to easily explore the area's rich history and culture at their own pace. The city is famous for its excellent dining, and the program will start and end with group dinners. Field trip costs and both welcome and farewell dinners are included in the program fee. Discover the new Europe through the EU Studies Program in Brussels!

For more information, please visit http://jsis.washington.edu/euc/brussels.shtml

Deadline: March 30, 2007

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
 

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 Openings: University of Bristol, UK - Department of Politics

University of BristolChair in Comparative European Politics
The University wishes to appoint a leading scholar to develop the work of the European Governance Research Group. We welcome applications from candidates with an international research profile in the field of Comparative European Politics. The successful candidate will be expected to take up the post on or before 1 September 2007.

Chair and Director of the Governance Research Centre
The University wishes to appoint a leading research entrepreneur to drive forward the research activities of the Department of Politics. We welcome applications from candidates with a proven track record in research leadership and success in obtaining funding for research projects from a wide variety of scholarly and/or practitioner communities. The successful candidate will be expected to take up the post as soon as possible.

For further particulars see http://www.bris.ac.uk/jobs/ and http://www.bris.ac.uk/politics/.
For informal enquiries contact Professor Squires on judith.squires@bris.ac.uk, tel: +44(0)117 928 8239

Deadline: December 15, 2006

Position Openings: Assistant Professors of European Law and European Economic Governance

University of TwenteUniversity of Twente, Netherlands
The capacity group LEGS (Legal and Economic Governance Studies) at the University of Twente is seeking to fill two Assistant Professor positions. One is an Assistant Professor of European Law, and the second is an Assistant Professor of European Economic Governance. For full details, please see the the call for applications.

Deadline: December 15, 2006

Call for Papers: Agricultural Policy Changes - Canada, the EU, and the World Trade Organization

University of Victoria, British Columbia, CanadaSeptember 13-15, 2007 | University of Victoria, Victoria B.C. Canada
The University of Victoria will host a global conference on 'Agricultural Policy Changes: Canada, EU and the World Trade Organisation' from 13-15 September 2007. For many years, Canada, the European Union (EU) and other countries have subsidised agricultural production. These practices have come under increasingly critical scrutiny because of their distorting effects. The EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has promoted overproduction and environmental degradation, with farm payments constituting a significant drain on the relatively small EU budget. Farm policies in other countries have done the same. A major objective of the World Trade Organisation's Doha Round of trade negotiations was to change agricultural support programs so that farm payments would be lowered and/or decoupled from production. Because no consensus could be reached on agriculture, the entire trade negotiation collapsed.

The University of Victoria has recently been awarded a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (JMCE) grant from the European Commission to sponsor EU related activities. This conference will be the biggest event to be sponsored by the JMCE during 2007. We hope to have a full programme with leading scholars from both sides of the Atlantic representing in particular the disciplines of Economics and Political Science.

For more information and to view the full call for papers, visit the conference website.

Deadline: January 31, 2007

States, Non-States, and Supra-States: Who's Sovereign Now?

SAIS Bologna Center Journal of International AffairsSAIS Bologna Center Journal for International Affairs
The 2007 Bologna Center Journal of International Affairs welcomes all innovative arguments for how sovereignty is defined in the twenty-first century, as well as forecasts for sovereignty's role in such global governance issues as the environment, civic participation, public health, and poverty alleviation. In an era of challenges to nation-state primacy, who is sovereign now?

Please send submissions and questions to the Managing Editor at bcj07@jhubc.it. For more information, visit our website and view the call for submissions.

Deadline: February 16, 2007

 

Other International Studies news


French Cinema Classics: 2006 Fall Film Series

North Carolina Museum of ArtFridays throughout the fall, 8pm | North Carolina Museum of Art
French cinema was never dominated by an American style studio system, and has a tradition of great directors as great individualists. Many New Wave directors like Francois Truffaut, Louis Malle and Eric Rohmer began as movie-obsessed film critics, who looked back to towering figures like Jean Renoir and Jean Vigo with admiration and respect. Individualists like Jacques Tati and Robert Bresson, and younger masters like Jean-Pierre Jeunet don't fit any mold, their films unmistakably their own. Vincente Minelli adored Paris (he'd been an artist there) and created a fantasy world of his own in An American in Paris.

December 15: American in Paris (1951)

All films will be shown in 35mm prints. Introductions are by Film Curator Laura Boyes. Tickets: $5/$3.50 NCMA members. For a full listing of the films, visit the film series website. For more information about the North Carolina Museum of Art, visit the NCMA website.

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