Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
April 4, 2007

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This week we have:
1. CES News
2. Lectures and Events

3. Grants and Fellowships
4. Call for Proposals
5. Seminars and Workshops
6. EUSA Corner
7. Other International Studies news

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CES News

Register for a LAC Course This Fall!
Register for LAC, Fall 2007

HIST 159 [17]: 20th Century Europe
-French discussion section
-German discussion section

GERM 246 [55]: Reality and its Discontents: Kant to Kafka
-German discussion section

POLI 238 [56]: Contemporary Latin American Politics
-Spanish discussion section

POLI 239H [52H]: Introduction to European Government
-Dutch research option
-French research option
-German research option
-Italian research option

For more details and information on how to enroll, please open the publicity flyer (PDF) and visit the LAC website.

Belonging: A Documentary Film Screening

Monday, April 16, 2007 | 6:30pm | Fox Auditorium, School of Nursing (Carrington Building)
Please join us for the North American premier of the documentary film by Palestinian-American filmmaker Tariq Nasir, followed by a discussion and reception with filmmaker. Challenging common stereotypes of a displaced people, Belonging tells the story of deep-rooted attachment to one’s land, the loss of an ancestral home to war, and the experience of being made a refugee. As told by two generations of surviving family members, this is not a story of blame and bitterness. It is in fact a human story, one of displacement and loss; a story of longing and belonging.

Event co-sponsored by the Dept. of Asian Studies, the Dept. of Romance Languages, the Center for European Studies, the Center for Middle East & Islamic Civilizations, the Center for Global Initiatives, the Curriculum in International Studies, & the Program in Cultural Studies.

View the publicity flyer (PDF), and find out more information about the film. Free parking at the Bell Tower Lot. For directions:

LAC Professional Development Workshop

Languages Across the CurriculumFriday, April 20, 2007 | 3pm - 5pm | Global Education Center, Room 3024
This professional development workshop is specifically designed to assist UNC LAC TAs in marketing their teaching experience for the academic job search, and will also provide general advice for graduate students seeking to highlight their interdisciplinary and/or international teaching experience when entering the job market.

In addition, information will be provided on UNC's new Graduate Certificate in Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) Instruction, which enables graduate students to formally demonstrate their expertise in LAC pedagogy, thereby better preparing themselves for the academic job market. This groundbreaking certificate is currently the only professional training program in LAC offered nationwide.

Participation in this workshop is 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.

Registration is required; for more info visit and open the PDF flyer. Attendance is free and includes complimentary refreshments!

Lectures and Events

French-American Relations on the Eve of the French Presidential Election

Friday, April 13, 2007 | 4:00 pm | Wilson Library, Assembly Room
Roland Flamini, former correspondent, editor, and bureau chief for TIME magazine in Paris and current columnist on current affairs for the CQ Weekly, will speak about French-American Relations on the Eve of the French Presidential Election. Speaker followed by response and public conversation and a French-American wine and cheese reception. Refer to the event flyer (PDF) for more information.

Event sponsored by the Institut Francais de Washington with generous support from the Office of the Provost, College of Arts and Sciences, Kenan Fund of the Department of History, and the Romance Languages Department.

German FlagThe Man Outside: A German Play

Monday, April 16 and Thursday, April 19, 2007 | 8pm | Elizabeth Price Kenan Theater
UNC students from an undergraduate class in German will be performing a play by Wolfgang Borchert called "Draussen Vor Der Tuer" aka "The Man Outside". The play will be performed entirely in German, and the playbill will be in both English and German.

Grants and Fellowships

Fellowships for K-12 Teachers: Study Tour to Turkey

International Affairs CouncilThe International Affairs Council is pleased to announce four fellowships to educators for the 2007 Summer Study Tour to Turkey. Made possible through a generous grant from the Turkish Cultural Foundation, these fellowships will enable four teachers or curriculum directors at the pre-collegiate level to participate in a two-week study tour of Turkey during July or August 2007. Specific dates are July 4 - 20 and July 25 - August 10. The study tour will include visits to historical sites, seminars, and meetings with Turkish educators including a special reception with the Minister of Education.

Teachers are expected to pay only $500 to the Turkish Cultural Foundation. All other expenses including airfare, hotels, local travel, and two meals per day will be covered by the Turkish Cultural Foundation. These fellowships are available to any K-12 teacher in the Greater Triangle region, including outlying counties. Applications are available by contacting the International Affairs Council at 919.838.9191 or Please read the application form carefully and be sure to provide all the information that is requested.

Preference will be given to those teachers who can demonstrate their commitment to education about Turkey and how they will use the fellowship experience to enrich their curriculum.

Please visit for details.

Deadline: April 6, 2007

Istanbul Cultural Ambassadors Project

Young Guru AcademyJune 25 - July 5, 2007
In celebration of Istanbul being chosen as the Culture Capital for 2010 by UNESCO, under the Istanbul Cultural Ambassadors Project (ICAP), each summer till 2010 Young Guru Academy (YGA) is going to take 5 American university students from different cities and different universities to Istanbul. This summer Young Guru Academy will take 5 university students from UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke and NC-State to Istanbul for a 10 day cultural program to introduce them to Istanbul and the Turkish Culture. The students will stay with Young Guru Academy fellows. Expenses for this trip will be covered by YGA.

Please contact Ms. Ayse Pamucak for details.

Call for Proposals

2007 Student Essay Contest - Call for Submissions

The 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;, or consult the ACUS website:

Deadline: April 16, 2007, 17:00 EST

Seminars and Workshops

Teacher Workshop on Turkey: A Bridge Between Two Worlds

Saturday, April 14 | 9am-5pm
Join Exploris, International Affairs Council (IAC), and Turkish Cultural Foundation for a workshop for 6th, 7th and 9th grade teachers interested in exploring Turkey's role as a bridge between Europe and the Middle East.  This workshop will include discussions on the cultures, religions and current events surrounding this country that lies between the East and West.

Master teachers will provide examples and resources for translating this knowledge into classroom lessons and discussion periods will be integrated into each session. Participants will receive certificates for 8 contact hours that can be submitted to their local school systems for CEU credit. This workshop fits into the curricula for 6th grade (Europe), 7th grade (Asia) and 9th grade (World History).

For more information and to register, go to

Register by: April 9, 2007

e-Learning Course on the New EU Programmes of 2007-2013

The total volume of finances for the EU's 2007-2013 budget is over 800 billion EUR. Although this is significantly higher than previous periods, understanding the funding mechanisms is also getting increasingly complex and now there is stronger competition between members of the enlarged EU.

The objective of this e-learning course is to provide a clear picture on the new EU funding system to students. Upon completion of the course, participants will be enlightened on the new financial structures and will be informed about the most important EU programmes and the relevant rules and regulations.

For more information, applications and a free test trial, please open the informational brochure (PDF) and visit

Early Bird Application Deadline: April 16, 2007

Studienforum Berlin Faculty Seminar: Sources of and Limits to German Power in a Wider Europe

Studienforum BerlinJune 29 - July 10, 2007 | Berlin, Germany and Riga, Latvia
In 2007, Germany will set the agenda for European and for global affairs: It will simultaneously assume the presidency of the European Union for the first half of the year and also will preside over the G8 group for the entire year. This rare coincidence prompted us to set up a seminar on "Sources of and Limits to German Power in a Wider Europe" to provide authentic, up-to-date, and in-depth information on political, economic, social and cultural issues.

The seminar participants will spend three days in Riga, Latvia, to investigate views from a small new EU member country, that has long been under German influence and suffered from German occupation in WWII, to observe closely the political and economic rebirth of a former Soviet
republic within the European Union, and to explore threat perceptions regarding Germany and Russia. Our cooperation partner is the Centre for European and Transition Studies at the University of Latvia.

In addition to lectures there will be opportunities to meet with representatives of political parties, business associations and trade unions both in Germany's and in Latvia's capitals. The program includes a trip to Potsdam as well as guided tours through Berlin and Riga.

The seminar is intended for college and university faculty in the social sciences, European studies, German studies and related areas. It will be conducted in English by German and Latvian academics and representatives from the various institutions.

For full details, please visit the Studienforum Berlin website.

Deadline: April 16, 2007

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

Transatlantic Degree ProgramsApril 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, open the call for participation (PDF), or consult the preliminary program available here.

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 at the University of Glasgow

The Department of Politics is looking to make two permanent appointments. We are particularly keen to make appointments in the following areas: International Politics/Relations (widely defined); and European Politics (widely defined and including the EU). However, we strongly welcome applications from all candidates who can offer a good research record in any of the sub-disciplines of Politics. Under the direction of the Head of Department, the appointed persons will be expected to make contributions to the Department's teaching programmes, especially at Honours and postgraduate taught course levels. In addition, they will be expected to make a full RAE return and to make an active research contribution both individually and in collaboration with others to maintain the Department's excellent research profile and high research rating over time. There will also be a requirement to make a contribution to the administrative duties carried out by all members of the Department.

Details of the posts can be found at: (please note that there are two posts either of which can be appointed at Lecturer level 7 or level 8 - the equivalent of Assistant Professor).

Deadline: April 13, 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: 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

Training Opportunities on European Immigration and Asylum Law

  • Summer School on Immigration and Asylum Policy of the European Union
    July 2-13, 2007 | Université Libre de Bruxelles | Brussels, Belgium
    The aim of the Summer School is to provide its participants with an comprehensive understanding of the immigration and asylum policy of the European Union from a legal point of view. The course provides both the opportunity to live in a unique European environment, as Brussels hosts numerous European and international organisations and their research facilities, and to take part in an intellectually stimulating experience in a group of several tens of participants specialised in the area of asylum and immigration from all over Europe. Each class is given both in French and in English. Participation in the Summer School is rewarded with a certificate of attendance.
  • Certificate Course
    Sept. 7, 2007 - June 30, 2008 | Université Libre de Bruxelles | Brussels, Belgium
    After five years of successful experience with a summer school, the Odysseus Network has decided to create a one year certificate in European Law on Immigration and Asylum. The aim of this new programme is to provide its participants with an in-depth understanding of the legal rules on immigration and asylum adopted by the European Union. The courses will also have a comparative dimension and cover the internal laws of the Member States, in particular the way they transpose EU directives. This programme will be of interest to all persons who wish to acquire a special knowledge in immigration and asylum law, for instance civil servants, advocates or persons working for NGOs, and in particular researchers, PhD students and other students, who frequently confront the complex legal dimension of immigration and asylum in their work or studies.

For full details, please open this PDF and visit the Odysseus Network website.

Other International Studies news

Conference on "Human Rights, an Endangered Concept: The United Nations & the Advancement of Human Rights"

United NationsSaturday, April 14, 2007 | NC State University, McKimmon Center
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was approved by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. Eleanor Roosevelt, who headed the international committee that drafted it, called it a magna carta for all mankind. The rights defined by the Declaration have become a standard for human behavior. But they have also been much abused ever since they were drafted. We therefore believe it is time to review those rights, the contributions of the United Nations to advancing them, and their relevance for the 21st century. For this reason our Chapters are sponsoring this Conference on Advancing Human Rights.

The opening keynote speaker will be David Forsythe, Charles J. Mach Distinguished Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Nebraska.  There will be eight breakout sessions, four in the morning and four in the afternoon, on such topics as women's rights, workers' economic rights, migrants' and refugees' rights, religious freedom, children's rights, political rights (voting, trial by jury, free speech, humane treatment of prisoners, etc), and rights of racial and ethnic minorities and how other nations have coped with wars on terror. Luncheon will be on site. The closing plenary session speaker will be Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt, International Affairs Fellow in Residence with the Council on Foreign Relations.

For a full program and registration information, please click here.

Registration Deadline: April 5, 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

Sponsored by the Society for Intercultural Training, Education, and Research (SIETAR-NC) 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.

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 View the conference flier here (PDF).


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