Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
April 18, 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

UNC Faculty Annual Reports
Faculty Annual reports for the UNC College of Arts and Sciences are due May 4th.  We would like to remind you that you can voluntarily select “Center for European Studies” in the drop down box that allows you to affiliate with other campus units.  We would appreciate you checking CES, as this provides us with a good measure of core faculty support.

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!

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.

Transatlantic (Post)Graduate Workshop: Gender, Experience, and Memory, 18th-20th Centuries

Wednesday, May 16, 2007 | Hyde Hall, Institute for Arts and Humanities, UNC Campus
This workshop is designed to bring together graduate and postdoctoral students from Britain, Germany, and the United States to discuss recent approaches to the history of experience and memory from a gendered perspective. The workshop will discuss case studies from East and West European, Caribbean, Latin American, and North American history (18-20th centuries). Its goals are to help (post)graduate students to integrate the gender dimension more systematically into their research on experiences and memory and to conceptualize more clearly terms such as Erfahrung, experience, expérience, Gedächtnis, memory, and mémoire. More broadly, the workshop will promote comparative and trans-national research that includes gender as one important category of analysis.

The themes of this workshop will complement the subsequent international conference, "Gender, War, and Politics: Wars of Revolution and Liberation - Transatlantic Comparisons, 1775 - 1820," which will take place at the UNC Center for Arts and Humanities from 17-19 May 2007. The workshop will thus provide a crucial link between ongoing research at the senior level and the emerging interests and work of graduate students.

For more information, please view the workshop website and promotional flyer (PDF).

Registration Deadline: April 30, 2007

Lectures and Events

German FlagThe Man Outside: A German Play

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.

Diplomat in Residence Career Info Session

Friday, April 20, 2007 | 1:00pm | Global Education Center, room 1005 (located at the corner of Pittsboro and McCauley Streets)
Renee M. Earle, a career Foreign Service Officer with the United States Department of State and Diplomat in Residence at Duke University, will be presenting a career information session.

Earle's previous assignment was Minister Counselor for Public Affairs at the American Embassy in Paris from 2002-2006. Previous diplomatic assignments included Deputy Director of Public Diplomacy in the European Bureau at the Department of State in Washington, Turkey, USSR/Russia, Kazakhstan, and the Czech Republic, and Chief of the Central Asia Division at the Voice of America. Her languages are French, Russian, Turkish, Czech, and German. She has received the State Department's Superior Honor Award three times. She was born in Munich, Germany, and grew up in the Cincinnati, Ohio area.

Sponsored by the Curriculum in International and Area Studies.

Destination Exploris: Turkish Children's Day Celebration

Saturday, April 21, 2007 | 12-4pm | Global Village Square, Exploris Museum
Join the American-Turkish Association of North Carolina for Turkish music, dance and hands-on activities for the whole family! Enjoy Turkish dance, games, Sivas Kangals (Turkish dogs), beautiful arts and crafts and more from this country that bridges the worlds of the Middle East and Europe. Gelin, hep birlikte kutlayalim (Come, lets celebrate together)!

Free with admission to the museum. For more information, please visit the Exploris website.

Estonian Folk Dancers

Estonian FlagThursday, April 26, 2007 | 8pm | 209 Manning Hall
Mark your calendar and be sure to come and see the Estonian Folkdance Group "Kandali" perform.  The show will last about an hour and then they will teach us a few moves.  They are traveling up the east coast and we are fortunate to have them stop in Chapel Hill.  This is open to the public and free, so bring a friend.

For more information on Kandali and to see their brochure, please visit

Sponsored by: The Chapel Hill International Folk Dance Club and The Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies

Europe Day

Wednesday, May 9, 2007 | 5pm | Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA
The Southern Center for International Studies (SCIS) invites you to A Dialogue on Europe in Celebration of Europe Day and the 50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. The dialogue features His Excellency Dr. Klaus Scharioth, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United States and His Excellency Jean-David Levitte, Ambassador of France to the United States. The program will be moderated by Peter C. White, President of SCIS.

Reservations are required. Prepayment is requested. $25 General Admission, $15 SCIS YPs and Academics, complimentary admission for full-time students and teachers with ID, as well as out-of-state academics. Register online at, or via e-mail: or call 404-261-5763.

For more information, open the promotional flyer (DOC).

Grants and Fellowships

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

Junior NATO Manfred Wörner Essay Award

North Atlantic Treaty OrganisationTo honour the memory of Manfred Wörner, the late North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Secretary General, and in particular the role he played in transforming the Alliance at the end of the Cold War, the NATO Allies agreed to create an annual essay-writing competition. The Junior NATO Manfred Wörner Essay Award is open to academics, researchers and writers from both NATO and Partner countries, aged between 20 and 35. A prize of € 5000 will be awarded to the individual who submits the best essay on a topic of relevance to the Alliance. The essay should not exceed 5000 words and should be suitable for widespread dissemination, including in NATO publications.

For submission details, please visit the NATO website.

Deadline: August 31, 2007

Seminars and Workshops

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, 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.

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

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.

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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Gali Beeri
International Education Program Coordinator
Center for European Studies/EU Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3449
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