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


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This week we have:
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

CES is Moving to the Global Education Center!
CES and ten other internationally focused units will be moving to the new Global Education Center building next week (March 12-15). Give us a few days to get situated, and then please come by and visit our new offices! Global Education Center

Final Deadline 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


Grants and Fellowships

Indiana University EU Center Summer Language Fellowships

Indiana UniversityThe European Union Center of Excellence at Indiana University is pleased to announce SUMMER LANGUAGE FELLOWSHIPS for study of less-commonly-taught EU or EU-candidate languages at Indiana University. Eligible languages include Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Hungarian, Macedonian, Polish, and Romanian.

These fellowships are part of our EU Center's program activities and are aimed primarily at graduate students with an interest in issues of applied EU and transatlantic public policy and those desiring language training before embarking on field research or a professional internship in the EU. These fellowships are open to any student currently enrolled in a graduate program at a U.S. college or university and, unlike Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) and Social Science Research Council (SSRC) fellowships, they are available to any graduate student regardless of citizenship or resident status.

ALL participants pay IN-STATE TUITION. Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Awards funding is also available for qualified applicants. The following languages are funded by the American Council of Learned Societies and are TUITION-FREE for graduate students specializing in any field related to these languages: Croatian, Macedonian, and Romanian.

Students interested in studying Dutch should open the informational flyer (PDF) and consult the website of the 2007 Summer Dutch Institute: http://www.indiana.edu/~sdi/.

Students interested in studying Croatian, Czech, Hungarian, Macedonian, Polish, or Romanian should consult the website of the 2007 Summer Workshop in Slavic and East European Languages (SWSEEL): http://www.indiana.edu/~iuslavic/swseel/.

For more information, please see the EU Center's language fellowship website or feel free to contact EU Center assistant director Jeff Pennington.

Deadline: March 23, 2007

Policy-Connect Collaborative Research Grants

International Research and Exchanges BoardUS Dept. of State's Title VIII Program
The International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) is pleased to announce the 2007 Policy-Connect Collaborative Research Grants competition. IREX's Policy-Connect program seeks to attract, select, and support advanced research by US experts in policy-relevant subject areas related to Southeast Europe and Eurasia, facilitate collaboration among and between US and international scholars, and disseminate knowledge about Europe and Eurasia to a wide network of constituents in the United States and abroad.

This year applications will be accepted for research on the following topics and regions:

  • Eurasia & Southeast Europe: ethnic and religious conflict, transition economics, access to information, youth and women's issues, and citizen participation in politics and civil society.
  • Cross-regional: Post-Soviet relations between Eurasia and the Middle East/North Africa and/or South Asia.

Eligible Countries of Research Focus:

  • Eurasia: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
  • Southeast Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro.
  • Cross-regional: Countries of Eurasia (see above) and Algeria, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, West Bank/Gaza, and Yemen.

Applications and supporting materials for Policy-Connect Collaborative Research Grants are available on the IREX website.

Deadline: April 1, 2007

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.

  • 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

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.

Deadline: March 21, 2007

Pittfilm Travel to Collections Grant

University of PittsburghThe University of Pittsburgh's Slavic and East European video and DVD collection is the leading collection outside of the Russian Federation, with a holding of more than 6,000 items, including extensive holdings in Russian, Slovak, and Central Asian cinema. Online information about the Pitt collection, which is non-circulating, is available here.

Supported by Pitt's Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, the Russian and East European Studies Center (REES), the Slavic Department, and the Film Studies Program, the 2007-2008 Pittfilm Travel to Collections Grant solicits applications from scholars with developed research projects that would benefit from on-site access to this collection. The selection committee would look favorably on those applications that include a research presentation as a public lecture.

Travel awards are $1,200 each, intended to defray costs of domestic airfare, two nights' lodging, and a modest per diem for three days. Two scholars will be chosen in the 2007-2008 competition, one for each semester of next academic year.

Interested scholars should send an electronic copy of a one-page, single-spaced project description (including preferred dates and a list of anticipated research materials in the Pitt collection) to Prof. Vladimir Padunov with the Subject Heading "Pittfilm Travel-to-Collections Grant."

Deadline: April 1, 2007

Call for Proposals

2007 Student Essay Contest - Call for Submissions

The 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.

Interested students should submit a 1,000-1,500 word essay, as well as a cover sheet containing their name, full contact information (including email), and university. Students should identify one or several key issues and discuss how the U.S. foreign policy agenda can be pursued in the complex transatlantic environment.

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; bheaton@acus.org, or consult the ACUS website:   http://www.acus.org/programs-education.asp

Deadline: April 16, 2007, 17:00 EST

Seminars and Workshops

Jean Monnet International Summer Seminars in Italy: Integrating Europe in a Changing World

Jean Monnet Chair: Integrating Europe in a Changing World In order to mark the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Rome Treaty, the Rome Jean Monnet International Summer Seminar, which has by now reached its 4th edition, join forces and doubles!

The University of Rome Tor Vergata and the Free University of Bolzano-Bozen propose three stimulating Seminars, spreading over one month, dedicated to the exploration of the changing nature of the European Community/Union, in an ever-changing world. The seminars will take place in Florence, Bolzano-Bozen and Rome, thus students will be able to enjoy Italy's cultural and geographical diversity while, at the same time, profiting from the intellectual stimulation of over 40 world class speakers.

  • Seminar 1: Decision-Making, Negotiations, and Lobbying in the European Union
    • Florence | June 18 - 22, 2007
  • Seminar 2: The Economic and Monetary Constitution of the European Union
    • Bolzano-Bozen | June 25 - 30, 2007
  • Seminar 3: Integrating Europe in a Changing World: assessing domestic integration and the EU's role in the world
    • Rome | July 2 - 13, 2007

For full details, please visit the Summer Seminar website.

Deadline: March 31, 2007

Call for Participants - Educating for a Globalized World: Joint Degrees and Transatlantic Alliances in Business Education and Economics

April 20-22, 2007 | Tampa, FL
The John F. Kennedy Institute of the Freie University Berlin and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) jointly invite Canadian, US and German institutions of higher education to participate in the 2nd International "Transatlantic Degree Programs" (TDP) Workshop.

The 2nd TDP Workshop is part of the Transatlantic Degree Programs Project which examines the current status and future prospects of joint and double degree programs between German and North American universities. The workshops feature best practice examples in transatlantic higher education cooperation and produce guidelines for universities on both sides of the Atlantic for designing and implementing joint and double degree programs.

The workshop will serve to explore issues relating specifically to transatlantic degree programs in business education and economics, including curriculum integration, language issues, legal and administrative matters, marketing and recruitment, and accreditation.

For further details please visit www.tdp-project.de, open the call for participation (PDF), or consult the preliminary program available here.

Position Openings

EUCE Director at Texas A&M University

Network of European Union Centers of ExcellenceThe European Union Center of Excellence (EUCE) at TAMU is announcing the search for the position of Director, EUCE. The EUCE is one of ten centers in the Network of EU Centers of Excellence in the US partially funded by the European Commission, and the only one in the Southwest US. The role of the EUCE is to generate a greater understanding and knowledge of the EU and transatlantic relations, through educational, scholarship, and outreach activities that support the internationalizations efforts of the university and benefit the broader community.

For more details, please open the position announcement (PDF).


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: Joint Conference of the Czech Association of European Studies and the Israeli Association for the Study of European Integration

Prague, Czech RepublicSeptember 2-3, 2007 | Charles University, Prague
Integrating with the European Union: Accession, Association and Neighborhood Policy
The aim of the conference is to point to the interconnectedness of the enlargement process and the process of accommodation of the neighboring countries of the EU in new forms of co-operation and policies. Economic, social and, to a certain extent, political integration is something that is taking place at various degrees both within the European Union among old and new members and between the EU and third countries, in particular with associated and neighbouring countries. The experience of the Czech Republic going from the status of a non-market economy, to a transition economy and associated neighbouring country and then to a full-member of the Union, and the accompanying legislative and economic integration processes involved, is of great interest to other countries currently at less-progressive stages of integration with the EU, such as Israel.

By bringing together scholars of EU integration and EU policies from Israel and the Czech Republic, the conference organizers hope to promote exchange of ideas and experiences and mutual intellectual stimulation on the conference topics. To that effect, the programme will seek to stimulate bilateral discussions on the various presentations and possible joint Czech-Israeli research projects among interested participants. For more information, please view the call for proposals.

Deadline: April 1, 2007

Call for Papers and Proposals: ACES Cases on European Economic Issues

The American Consortium on EU Studies (ACES), which is a European Union Center of Excellence, is issuing a request for proposals for manuscripts to be considered for inclusion in its working paper series, "ACES Cases on European Economic Issues." Three papers will be published on the ACES website in September 2007. An honorarium of $1000 will be awarded for each paper.

  • A proposal must address an issue related to economic aspects of European Integration, or to the performance of the European economy.
  • A proposal must take the format of a case study.
  • Interested parties may submit either a manuscript or a proposal.
    • In either instance, an abstract not to exceed 200 words should be submitted.
    • Parties submitting a proposal rather than a finished manuscript should also submit an outline.
    • A preference will be given to submissions in the form of finished manuscripts
  • Any manuscript submitted must be previously unpublished.
  • Any manuscript must be no longer than 10,000 words in total.
  • Interested parties should also submit a CV.

Please send proposals and all support material to: ssilvia@american.edu. If you have any inquires, please contact Stephen Silvia via email, or at 202.885.2462.

Submissions on paper are also accepted. Please send them to:
Prof. Stephen J. Silvia, Associate Professor, School of International Service, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016-8071

Deadline: April 16, 2007

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

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

State Department Critical Language Scholarships

US Department of StateThe United States Department of State and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) are providing scholarships for intensive overseas study in the critical need foreign languages of Arabic, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu for Summer 2007.

As part of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI), a U.S. government interagency effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages, the Department of State Critical Language Scholarships will provide funding for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. students to participate in beginning, intermediate and/or advanced level summer language programs at American Overseas Research Centers and affiliated partners.

For further information see http://www.caorc.org/language/

Deadline: March 15, 2007

Gilman International Scholarship

Benjamin A. Gilman International ScholarshipThe Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad for up to one academic year. The program aims to diversify the kinds of student who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go. The program serves students who have been under-represented in study abroad which includes but is not limited to: students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds, students attending minority-serving institutions, and students with disabilities. The Gilman Program seeks to assist students from a diverse range and type of two-year and four-year public and private institutions from all 50 states.

A limited number of $3000 Critical Need Language Supplements are available for students studying a critical need language for a total possible award of $8000. A list of eligible languages and additional details can be found on the Gilman website at http://www.iie.org/gilman.

Deadline: April 3, 2007

Reflections on the Intercultural Perspective

Michael PaigeThursday, April 12 | 7-8:30pm | Global Education Center, room 1005
Professor Michael Paige (University of Minnesota) will present a lecture entitled Reflections on the Intercultural Perspective: What it Means to be an "Interculturalist". Paige is the author of Education for the International Experience, award-winning professor of International and Intercultural Education at the University of Minnesota, Fulbright Scholar, and former Peace Corps Volunteer and Trainer. Admission is free, but seating is limited. To attend the lecture, please RSVP to info@sitearnc.org.

Sponsored by the Society for Intercultural Training, Education, and Research (SIETAR-NC) www.sietarnc.org and UNC's Study Abroad Office. Made possible by the Robertson Scholars Collaboration Fund and UNC's Center for Global Initiatives.

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 globalsouth.unc.edu. View the conference flier here (PDF).

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