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May 2, 2007
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This week marks our final newsletter of the Spring semester. Enjoy the summer, and we shall resume publishing in conjunction with the beginning of the Fall 2007 semester in August.
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Transatlantic (Post)Graduate Workshop: Gender, Experience, and Memory, 18th-20th Centuries
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 | Hyde Hall, Institute for Arts and Humanities, UNC Campus
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.
European Union/Transatlantic Relations PhD Database
The Network of European Union Centers of Excellence in the United States (EUCE) would like to invite graduate students pursuing a doctoral degree in topics related to the European Union or Transatlantic relations to submit their names and dissertation information to a database of PhD dissertations. The goal of the database is to help doctoral students identify fellow candidates working in similar areas in the United States and anywhere else in the world. Please go to the EUCE Network website and download a short form which can be filled out and returned on-line. Thank you to everyone who has submitted so far! The Center for European Studies serves as the network coordinator for EU Centers of Excellence in the United States.
Wednesday, May 9, 2007 | 5pm | Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA
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.
EU-US Atlantis Program
The European Commission is pleased to announce a new call for proposals under the ATLANTIS programme (Actions for Transatlantic Links and Academic Networks for Training and Integrated Studies). This call is launched jointly with the US Department of Education, Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary education (FIPSE) in the framework of the 2006-2013 EU-US agreement in higher education and vocational training.
The call for proposals covers Transatlantic Degree Consortia Projects, Excellent Mobility Projects, and Policy Oriented Measures. For more details and submission information, please visit http://ec.europa.eu/education/programmes/eu-usa/call_en.html.
Deadline: May 31, 2007
Junior NATO Manfred Wörner Essay Award
To 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
Europe as a Global Player: A Study Tour for North Americans
June 25 - July 7, 2007 | Mainz, Strasbourg, Frankfurt, and Berlin, Germany
The study tour addresses aspects of culture, economy, politics, and higher education, which will be explored in a harmonious mix of past and present. Participants will attend lectures given by specialists from various universities and experts in the fields of education, politics and economy. The program takes US and Canadian participants through four different cities, each one of which will provide them with a better understanding of a particular aspect of German and European culture, politics, and life. The challenges facing Europe today will become apparent as we visit the European Central Bank in Frankfurt and the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Berlin will enable participants to take a closer look at the German perspective and to observe German society's struggle for necessary change.
The Europe as a Global Player Program is coordinated jointly by the Ministry of Education, Women, Youth and Culture Rhineland-Palatinate, and the institute for cultural diplomacy (icd) in Berlin and New York. For more information, please visit the Study Tour website.
Deadline: May 10, 2007
Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Initiative: Summer Institute for Youth
Founder's Institute (Ages 15-17) | June 30-July 24,
You would join 45 Fellows on the Wake Forest campus for a three and one-half week Institute. Your classmates are from over 30 countries ranging from Armenia to Tajikistan, Denmark to Kosovo and Malta to Lithuania. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens and IB Diploma students. First year students at colleges and universities may apply for the Diplomat program.
Deadline: May 15, 2007
European Summer Institute in Prague
June 28 - July 4, 2007 | Prague, Czech Republic
The European Summer Institute 2007 is a seven-day academic program designed to bring together 30 undergraduate and graduate students of various nationalities and academic backgrounds to enjoy their spring holidays in the unique academic and cultural environment. The program provides students with an exciting opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the current EU politics through exchange of ideas with academics, policy practitioners and fellow students from different cultural environments. The ESI2007 combines intensive academic courses with cultural, social and recreational opportunities.
Please visit http://esi.cpvp.cz to discover all the details about the ESI2007. The website contains updated information about the academic content, practicalities and application process.
Early Bird Application Deadline: May 10, 2007
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 Fall Semester: May 15, 2007
Training Opportunities on European Immigration and Asylum Law
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