Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
February 7, 2007

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1. CES News
2. Grants and Fellowships
3. Call for Proposals
4. Seminars and Workshops
5. Position Openings
6. EUSA Corner
7. ECPR News

8. Other International Studies news

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CES News

Deadline Next Week! Undergraduate Essay Competition

European Union Scrabble BoardFrom 6 to 27: How Has the Treaty of Rome Shaped the Last 50 Years?
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.

Lecture: Nation and Nation-Identity in European History

Qian ChengdanMonday, February 12, 2007
12:30 pm
Toy Lounge, Dey Hall

Professor Qian Chengdan of Peking University's History Department will give a lecture on Nation and Nation-Identity in European History. Qian Chengdan is co-screenwriter of the China Central Television series: The Rise of the Great Powers.

Sponsored by the Center for European Studies, the Carolina Asia Center, the Associate Provost for International Affairs, the Department of Political Science, and the Department of History. Download the publicity flyer here (PDF).

Lecture: Challenges of Ethnic Diversity in France

Alec HargreavesThursday, March 1, 2007
2:00 pm
Toy Lounge, Dey Hall

Dr. Alec Hargreaves, eminent scholar of Modern Languages & Linguistics at Florida State University and specialist in French immigration issues, will present a lecture entitled From Missed to Equal Opportunities: Challenges of Ethnic Diversity in France. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies.

Languages Across the Curriculum Instructional Workshop

Languages Across the CurriculumWednesday, March 7, 2007
4:00pm - 5:00pm
FedEx Global Education Center, room 3024

This professional development workshop features a brief background on the Languages Across the Curriculum program at UNC-CH and provides a forum for experienced LAC TAs to share ideas and instructional resources. Workshop topics will include:

  • Maximizing Connections between LAC Sections and English-language Recitations
  • Selecting Creative Texts for Use in LAC Discussion Sections
  • Classroom Activities to Facilitate Comprehension and Inspire Discussion

Participation in this workshop is recommended for graduate students who wish to apply for upcoming LAC TA positions. [For information on available positions for Fall 2007, go to] The workshop is designed to assist graduate students in strengthening their teaching portfolios and becoming more competitive candidates in the academic job market. Faculty and graduate students from languages/literatures, social sciences, and humanities departments are especially encouraged to attend.

Registration is required. For more information and registration instructions, email or visit the LAC website.

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. For more information, please visit the LAC website.

Deadline: March 9, 2007

Grants and Fellowships

Funding Opportunities for Undergraduate International Research Projects and Internships

Center for Global InitiativesThe Center for Global Initiatives (formerly UCIS) is pleased to offer the following funding opportunities to undergraduates with internationally focused summer research projects or internships.  Please review each website listing for specific application instructions and materials.

  • Carolina Undergraduate Health Fellowship: Enables promising undergraduates to create a self-designed health related study anywhere in the world.
    Deadline:  February 9, 2007
  • C.V. Starr Scholarship: Offers financial support to students with internationally focused research or work projects.  Students must prove financial need.
    Deadline:  March 23, 2007
  • International Internship Award: Offers financial support to students who have secured an internationally focused internship.
    Deadline: March 30, 2007
  • Honors Thesis Research Award: Supports the research of undergraduate students who are working on an Honors Thesis that has an international dimension.
    Deadline: check web

Global Health Faculty Research Partnership Grants

UNC School of Public HeatlhThe UNC Partnership in Global Health, a Fogarty-funded program of the Office of Global Health in the UNC School of Public Health, is pleased to announce the second round of funding for the (GHP) program Global Health Faculty Research Partnership Grants. All UNC-Chapel Hill faculty are eligible to apply.

Designed to foster the development of multidisciplinary research projects and partnerships in global health, grants will be made to UNC-Chapel Hill faculty for international travel to establish or maintain research relationships with colleagues in other countries. GHP grant funds cannot be used to support data collection, other actual research activity, or attendance at meetings and conferences. Approximately 10-15 grants will be made in amounts up to $5,000.

For more information and to see past awards please click here.

Deadline: March 1, 2007

Call for Proposals

German Marshall Fund: Call for Proposals for Policy Research Conferences

The German Marshall Fund of the United StatesThe German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) announces a call for proposals for a new program of academic policy research conferences. The aim of this program is to support a series of transatlantic research-driven conferences of scholars and policymakers working on policy areas that will be selected and change on a yearly basis. This year, GMF will consider proposals in three areas: the rise of China as a transatlantic issue, energy security, and economic policy.

GMF will award a total of six grantees up to $25,000 for conferences to be held in the 2007-2008 academic year. American and European university-based scholars from any discipline may apply. Conference proposals should include scholars from the United States and Europe, and preference will be given to those proposals with a comparative and interdisciplinary approach. Proposals will be evaluated on their intellectual merits, transatlantic cooperation, engagement with the policy community, and potential policy impact through publications or other means.

For more information, please visit the German Marshall Fund webpage and open the call for proposals (PDF).

Deadline: March 1, 2007

2007 Student Essay Contest - Call for Submissions

Atlantic Council of the United StatesThe Atlantic Council of the United States will hold a national student essay contest in the spring of 2007. Sponsored by the Daimler Chrysler Corporation Fund, contest will offer undergraduate students the opportunity to write on Partnerships and Rivalries in the EU and NATO: The Challenges of Pursuing the US Foreign Policy Agenda.

The first-place winner will receive a $500 prize and will be flown to Washington to attend the annual Christopher Makins Lecture in late May/early June 2007. Named for the former president of the Council, the lecture will feature a major address by a high-ranking expert in the field of international relations.  The second-place winner will receive a $250 prize.

A promotional poster for the Essay Contest may be downloaded here.  If you have any questions, please contact Brooke R. Heaton, Assistant Director of Education, at 202-778-4954;, or consult the ACUS website:

Deadline: April 16, 2007, 17:00 EST

Seminars and Workshops

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 Visitors Program

The European Union Visitors Program (EUVP) invites young, promising leaders from countries outside the European Union to visit Europe to gain a first-hand appreciation of the EU's goals, policies and peoples and to increase mutual understanding between professionals from non-EU countries and their EU counterparts.

The EUVP is jointly sponsored and administered by the European Parliament and the European Commission. An EUVP visit consists of an individual 5- to 8-day program of meetings with EU officials at the EU institutions in Brussels, Strasbourg and/or Luxembourg. All programs are coordinated and arranged by the EUVP Secretariat rather than by individual participants. Travel and per diem costs are covered by the EUVP.

The program seeks candidates who will not only benefit professionally from the EUVP experience, but also have the potential to become long-term EU information multipliers. For more information, please visit the EUVP webpage. If you would like more information on the EUVP please contact the EUVP Coordinator, Sue Tucker.

Deadline: March 1, 2007

Position Openings

Internship: American School of Paris

American School of Paris
2007-2008 School Year | St. Cloud, France

The American School of Paris seeks full-time interns for the 2007-08 school year. Those selected would co-teach at the lower school and should be qualified/knowledgeable in one of the following subjects: science, lower school education, special needs or information technology.

Applicants do not need to be specifically trained as educators, but do need to be proficient in one of these subject areas. Compensation/benefits would include: a stipend, housing, and round-trip airfare. BA/BS preferred, experience working with school-aged children preferred.

To apply, submit resume and letter of interest via e-mail to: Jane Larsson.

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.

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 For more information, visit our website and view the call for submissions.

Deadline: February 16, 2007

Call for Manuscripts: New University of Toronto Book Series European Union Studies

European Union Centers of Excellence, CanadaSome of the most innovative work in the social sciences and legal studies in the past two decades has engaged the complex and unprecedented project of European integration. European Union Studies will provide a venue for high quality work that speaks to the broad community of scholars and students interested in the European project. We are especially interested in single authored volumes and well conceived edited collections that address the evolving character of the broader project of European integration and the role of the European Union as an international actor. We are soliciting manuscripts that engage both the internal workings of the European Union and the EU's relations with the rest of the world. Topics of interest include, but are not be limited to: European citizenship/migration and identity, European enlargement, European Union institutions and governance, monetary integration, the EU's role in transatlantic relations, global trade, and international security, and the EU's role in the developing world.

Please send book proposals and chapter outlines to Jeffrey Kopstein and Amy Verdun
A book proposal form can be found on the University of Toronto Scholarly Publishing website.

This series is made possible by a generous grant from the European Commission.

News from the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)
Following are meetings and announcements from the European Consortium for Political Research. To sign up for their monthly email bulletin, click here.

2008 Joint Sessions

April 11-16, 2008 | Rennes, France
Please see our website on how to submit a proposal to run a workshop at:

Deadline for workshop proposals: February 16, 2007

4th ECPR General Conference

September 6-8, 2007 | Pisa, Italy
Registration now open! Please see the registration page for further information about how to register and fees.

Deadline for section, panel, and paper proposals: March 1, 2007

Position Openings: University of Potsdam

University of PotsdamThe University of Potsdam, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Chair of Government seeks to fill the following vacancies: Postdoctoral Fellowship (full-time), Pay Scale: 13 TV-L (East) and Doctoral Fellowship (half-time), Pay Scale: 13 TV-L (East) for a period of 30 months.

The two posts are funded by the German Research Foundation – DFG – to support research on "The Politics of Time: The Temporality of EU Enlargement and Europeanisation“. The project is led by Professor Klaus H. Goetz. Both positions are to be filled as soon as possible.

Applicants must possess specialist knowledge in comparative European government and EU integration. Applicants must possess a PhD or a first degree in political science or a related discipline respectively. An excellent command of English is required. Knowledge of one of the following languages is desirable, but not mandatory: Turkish, Bulgarian, Slovak, Polish or German.

Applications should include a CV, a list of publications, and the names and contact details of two referees, who may be approached after shortlisting. Applications should be sent to University of Potsdam, Professor Klaus H. Goetz, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, August-Bebel-Straße 89, 14482 Potsdam, Germany.

Deadline: March 15, 2007

Other International Studies news

Poet Adam Zagajewski at Wake Forest

Adam ZagajewskiTuesday, February 13, 2007
7:00 pm
Reynolda House, Wake Forest University

Polish dissident Adam Zagajewski is among the world's most critically-acclaimed poets. Among his celebrated translated collections are Mysticism for Beginners (1997) and Without End: New and Selected Poems (2002). He lives in Paris and Texas, where he is associate professor of English in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston. Poet Joseph Brodsky has noted, "Seldom has the muse spoken to anyone with such clarity and urgency as in Zagajewski's case." This reading is part of Wake Forest University's Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series.

Navigating the Global American South Conference: Global Health and Regional Solutions

Global American South: Global Health and Regional SolutionsApril 19-20, 2007 | Research Triangle Park, NC
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is pleased to announce the 2007 Navigating the Global American South conference with a focus on public health. Over the day and a half conference, we will explore regional approaches to public health and ask what experiences translate between the American South and other world regions.

Early Registration: $80 professional rate, before March 16th
Late Registration: $95 professional rate, available until April 13th
Student Registration: $25, available until April 13th

The conference is sponsored by UNC's Center for Global Initiatives, Center for the Study of the American South, and Office of Global Health, and by Quintiles Transnational Corp.

For more information and to register, please visit


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