Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
January 24, 2007

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1. CES News
2. Grants and Fellowships
3. Seminars and Workshops
4. Internships
5. EUSA Corner
6. Other International Studies news

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CES News

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 CurriculumLanguages Across the Curriculum Information Session for Graduate Students and Faculty

Friday, January 26, 2007
2:00 - 3:00pm
103 Coates Building, 223 E. Franklin St.

This session provides a pedagogical introduction to UNC-CH's LAC Program, which integrates the use of foreign languages into interdisciplinary courses within the College of Arts and Sciences.
Participation in this workshop is strongly recommended for graduate students who wish to apply for upcoming LAC TA positions. Faculty and graduate students from languages/literatures, social sciences, and humanities departments are especially encouraged to attend.

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

Got LAC? Apply Now!

UNC's Languages Across the Curriculum Program is currently seeking experienced bilingual TAs to lead the following Fall 2007 LAC discussion sections:

  • LAC discussion section in French for HIST 159 [17]: 20th-Century Europe
  • LAC discussion section in German for HIST 159 [17]: 20th-Century Europe
  • LAC discussion section in Spanish for POLI 238 [56]: Contemporary Latin American Politics

Preference will given to TAs who have attended a LAC workshop (see above). For more information, please visit the LAC website.

Deadline: March 9, 2007

From 6 to 27: How Has the Treaty of Rome Shaped the Last 50 Years?

European Union Scrabble BoardAn Undergraduate Essay Competition
March 25, 2007 will be the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome establishing the European Economic Community.  In an essay of no more than 2000 words discuss the Treaty's impact on Europe and the transatlantic relationship. Essays must be double spaced in 12 point font, and submitted electronically from the author's UNC email account to the European Union Center of Excellence at UNC Chapel Hill ( 
The winning essay from UNC will be sent to the Network of European Union Centers of Excellence (EUCE) to compete with essays from all 10 centers in the United States.  The winner will be announced February 28th, and will receive $250 and a trip to Washington D.C. (air ticket and one hotel night) where the award will be made by Ambassador John Bruton of the Delegation from the European Commission to the United States. The winning essay will be published on the EUCE Network website at

Deadline for submission at UNC: Friday, February 16th, 5pm

CES Welcomes Visiting Scholar Oliver Buntrock

Oliver BuntrockOliver 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.  

Grants and Fellowships

U.S. State Department Call for Grant Proposals: Turkish Student Teacher Internship Project

Turkish FlagThe 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

Seminars and Workshops

2007 ECPR Summer School in Methods & Techniques

Ljubljana DragonJuly 19 - August 4, 2007 | University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
In 2007, the European Consortium for Political Research will organise its second Summer School in Methods and Techniques in cooperation with the University of Ljubljana. It is targeted at post graduate students, teachers and researchers in political science and related disciplines.
For details, please visit the Summer School website.

The Center for European Studies has hard copy informational brochures available. Please email Ruth Mitchell-Pitts at 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

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 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

Call for Applications: MPIfG Postdoctoral Fellowships

Max Planck Institute for the Study of SocietiesThe 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.

Deadline: January 31, 2007

Call for Papers: EU Constitutional Treaty

Dalhousie UniversityThe 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

Other International Studies news

Center for Global Initiatives

Center for Global InitiativesThe 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.

Please explore our new website,, to learn about all of the funding, research, and program opportunities available to support your global work.


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Gali Beeri
International Education Program Coordinator
Center for European Studies/EU Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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