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January 24, 2007
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CES Award Competition Reminder: Deadline Next Week!
Please remember the deadline for applications for all graduate student and faculty travel, curriculum development, and language study awards is next Wednesday, January 31, 2007. For details, visit CES Funding Opportunities.
Languages Across the Curriculum Information Session for Graduate Students and Faculty
Friday, January 26, 2007
Attendance is free and includes complimentary refreshments! Registration is required; download the PDF flyer for more information and instructions on how to register.
Call for Languages Across the Curriculum TAs
From 6 to 27: How Has the Treaty of Rome Shaped the Last 50 Years?
An Undergraduate Essay Competition
CES Welcomes Visiting Scholar Oliver Buntrock
Oliver Buntrock is a Ph.D. Fellow at the Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS) at the University of Bremen, holds a scholarship by the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation, and is specializing in the field of international relations and the European Union. He studied Political Science, Contemporary History, and Constitutional and Public International Law at the University of Augsburg and the Technical University of Munich in Germany. His research interests are institution-induced problem-solving, multi-level governance, applications of game theory, international relations theory, and international law.
At Chapel Hill, he concentrates primarily on the development of the central argument of his dissertation thesis which he denotes as “problem-oriented micro-institutionalization,” especially regarding the regulation of the European steel crises. View his CV here.
U.S. State Department Call for Grant Proposals: Turkish Student Teacher Internship Project
The Office of Global Educational Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for the Turkish Student Teacher Internship Project. U.S. public and private universities may submit proposals to administer an eight-week professional development program for graduate students of education from Turkey beginning in January 2008. The focus of the program is to familiarize participants with U.S. student-centered teaching methods and the use of technology in the classroom. The exchange experience should also give Turkish participants an in-depth experience of American life and culture and contribute to mutual understanding between Turkey and the United States. For more details, please see the State Dept. webpage and view this document (PDF).
Deadline: March 21, 2007
2007 ECPR Summer School in Methods & Techniques
July 19 - August 4, 2007 | University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
The Center for European Studies has hard copy informational brochures available. Please email Ruth Mitchell-Pitts at email@example.com to obtain one.
Internships with the Delegation of the European Commission
The Delegation of the European Commission offers a variety of internship positions at its office in Washington, DC. The New York Delegation, too, offers internship positions. Please contact that Delegation directly for more information on opportunities there. (For information on EU internships in Europe, click here.)
Internships are intended to provide college and university students and recent graduates with the opportunity to acquire considerable knowledge of the European Union, its institutions, activities, laws, statistics and relations with the US. Internship applicants may be of any nationality.
For details, please visit the Delegation website.
Deadline for the Summer Session: February 15, 2007
Call for Papers: Agricultural Policy Changes - Canada, the EU, and the World Trade Organization
September 13-15, 2007 | University of Victoria, Victoria B.C. Canada
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
Call for Applications: MPIfG Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies offers five postdoctoral fellowships in economic sociology and political economy. One of the fellowships is specifically designated to a scholar from Eastern Europe.
Fellowships will start in October 2007 and will be awarded for one year. The program is open to researchers from a variety of social science disciplines, in particular but not exclusively sociology and political science.
For further information potential applicants should view the webpage of the Max Planck Institute. www.mpifg.de/ak/ausschreib_en.html
Deadline: January 31, 2007
The new EU Centre of Excellence (EUCE) at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, is planning its first Annual Research Conference on "The EU's Constitutional Treaty" to take place on 21-22 May 2007 (just after the EUSA meeting in Montreal). We will start with dinner on the 21st in the hotel and the conference will take place at the university on the 22nd. The EUCE invites papers on different aspects of the negotiation of the treaty and its subsequent difficulties of ratification as well as implications of the current situation. Please view the call for papers for more information.
Deadline: February 1, 2007
Center for Global Initiatives
The start of 2007 and the spring semester brings about an exciting change. With the many global developments on campus, the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) has changed its name to the Center for Global Initiatives. We believe this new name better reflects what we do and better differentiates us from other units on campus. Our mission, however, remains the same: to be a catalyst for the innovative work of faculty and students.
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