Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
May 2, 2007


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This week we have:
1. CES News
2. Lectures and Events
3. Call for Proposals
4. Seminars and Workshops
5. Internships
6. EUSA Corner

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CES News

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.

Business Briefs

We are pleased to announce the addition of eight new briefs to our Business Briefs section. Business briefings provide concise information about the European Union for businesses in North Carolina and beyond. The new briefs address multilateral trade, the dispute over Genetically Modified Organisms, the Kyoto protocol, various EU security issues, and more. To read the briefs, please visit the CES website.

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.

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).

Global Music

Global Music Show: Underground Bulgarian Music

Friday, May 25, 2007 | 5-6pm | WXYC 89.3 FM 
WXYC's Charlie St. Clair will welcome Aneta B. Spendzharova, Ph.D. candidate, UNC Political Science, for the next Global Music show. They will discuss Kvartalnata Krachma and the Club: Touring the Underground Bulgarian Music Scene Post 1989. Sponsored by the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies.

European Union/Transatlantic Relations PhD Database

Network of European Union Centers of ExcellenceThe 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.

Lectures and Events

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.

For more information, open the promotional flyer (DOC). Register online at www.southerncenter.org/upcoming_programs, or via e-mail: register@scis.org or call 404-261-5763.

Call for Proposals

EU-US Atlantis Program

United States Department of EducationThe 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

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

Europe as a Global Player: A Study Tour for North Americans

June 25 - July 7, 2007 | Mainz, Strasbourg, Frankfurt, and Berlin, Germany
Europe as a Global Player
is a joint program directed at university or college employees, political officials and company representatives who are looking for hands-on experience with Germany and Europe. The aim of Europe as a Global Player is to build strong working relationships between academics and other professionals from North America and Germany through international and intercultural exchange.

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 Wake Forest UniversityInstitute for Youth

Founder's Institute (Ages 15-17) | June 30-July 24,
Diplomat's Institute (Ages 17-19) | July 7- 31

The Department of Communication at Wake Forest University, in cooperation with the US Department of State has available 20 Scholarships for American students to attend the 2007 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Institution (10 for each Institute). These Scholarships include the following:

  • $2,500 scholarship; Designation as Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellow (covers tuition, activities, study trip, meals and lodging in a WFU dorm, and partial travel funds)
  • Participation in all Institute events, including classes in Constitutions, Media Literacy, Citizenship Issues, Internet Communication, World Media, Community Advocacy, taught by Wake Forest and visiting faculty.
  • Six day educational trip to Washington, D.C. Philadelphia, PA and Williamsburg, VA

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.

Application forms and announcements can be found at http://bftf.org. You can explore the program last summer at http://bftf.org/2006.htm.

Deadline: May 15, 2007

European Summer Institute in Prague

June 28 - July 4, 2007 | Prague, Czech Republic
Prague's Centre for Public Policy (Centrum pro verejnou politiku - CPVP) and INstrategy - Institute for European and National Strategies have teamed up to organize the seventh institute On the Future of Europe: Lobbying in Brussels (ESI2007).

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
Final Deadline: May 20, 2007

Internships

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


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.

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