of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
September 12, 2007
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To UNC Faculty: Message from John Stephens, CES Director
Dear CES faculty affiliates at UNC-CH: The Center for Global Initiatives (formerly UCIS) maintains a database of our campus international expertise. The database can help you connect with colleagues across campus and around the world and it is important to us at CES as we draw from this database for our grant proposals and research projects.
If you include an international perspective in your teaching or research or if you have international experiences, you should be profiled in the database. However, we need to ensure that your profile is current, especially in terms of your research and publications. I ask that you take a minute to update it. At the site (www.unc.edu/fie), click the 'login' button near the top right corner of the screen and on the next page enter your UNC onyen and password. In most cases, such an update will only require posting your recent publications.
To encourage you, we are giving away $25 gift certificates to the Global Cup Café in the new Global Education Center. For the next five Fridays, we will randomly draw 5 faculty who updated their bios in the past week.
I encourage you to explore this database to appreciate the depth of international expertise at UNC and hope that it is a useful resource for your own work. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.
Special Video Conference with Olli Rehn, European Union Commissioner in Charge of Enlargement
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 | 12pm - 1pm | 008 Peabody, UNC Campus
Dr. Rehn's bio can be viewed at: http://ec.europa.eu/commission_barroso/rehn/profile/cv_en.htm
CES Fall Speakers Series
Friday, September 14, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
North Carolina German Studies Seminar
Sunday, September 16 | 6-8:30 pm | Hillel Building, UNC Campus
Dr. Jonathan Hess (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) will present an overview of his book-length manuscript on German-Jewish popular literature in the nineteenth century, "Middlebrow Literature and the Making of German-Jewish Identity".
Eastern European Concert
Sunday, September 23 | 3pm | 1st Presbyterian Church, Durham
General admission tickets will be sold at the door for $17; tickets are $5 for students.
Fulbright US Student Program Information Session
Thursday, September 13th | 3 pm | Room 4003 of the Global Education Center
The Fulbright US Student Program is designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates, master's and doctoral candidates, and young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience. Grants (in duration of 9-12 months) are available in 140 countries worldwide. Please determine your eligibility before applying.
Postdoctoral Fellowships: Institute for European Studies
The Université de Montréal-McGill University Institute for European Studies (IES) will award a number of postdoctoral fellowships to recent PhD graduates who wish to conduct research on Europe and the European Union at the Institute during the year 2007-2008. It may also award postdoctoral fellowships to Ph.D. candidates who have submitted their dissertation for defence and will be defending it not later than December 2007. These fellowships aim at assisting young scholars in establishing a research base at an important time in their research careers.
For details and application information, please visit the Institute for European Studies website.
Deadline: October 1, 2007
Whither the Franco-German Engine?
February 28, 2008 | College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium
France and Germany historically have served as the engines of European integration. Since the Mitterrand-Kohl years, however, this tandem has been considerably less active due to different political priorities of their respective governments and the integration fatigue that has recently plagued Europe. This conference seeks to deepen our understanding of the Franco-German relationship in different policy fields within the EU as well as improve our theoretical understanding of political leadership inside an enlarged EU. Thus topics will include specific policy areas (e.g. cooperation in security and economics) as well as larger institutional questions, such as the ability of France and Germany to be influential in an EU comprised of 27+ nations and the types of alliances likely to form.
We invite proposals from academics and practitioners who study this view from both institutional perspectives as well as more policy-oriented views. Papers can be in either English or French. Please send an abstract (max. 1 page) to Professor Michele Chang. The organizers will reserve and cover accommodation for academic presenters as well as cover their travel costs after prior approval up to a certain level. The event is open to the public. Please direct inquiries to email@example.com.
Deadline: September 21, 2007
NATO and Global Partners: A comprehensive approach to rebuilding Afghanistan and other challenges
October 31 - November 2, 2007 | Ottawa, Canada
To Apply: Students must submit a cover letter, resume, and a brief (500-600 words) essay on the topic “What is the greatest security challenge to the transatlantic community and how can we overcome it?“ Faculty should submit a CV.
Deadline: Applications must be received by September 21, 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 Spring Semester: September 15, 2007
Postdoctoral Position: Democratic Representation in the EU
VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Deadline: September 17, 2007
Events with Russian Writers
From September 14 to 24, UNC's Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is hosting four award-winning Russian writers as part of a unique cultural exchange program jointly organized by the Department and CEC ArtsLink and managed by the independent Open World Leadership Center at the Library of Congress. For more information about their visit, see the press release.
Tuesday, September 18 | 5pm | FedEx Global Education Center, 4th floor atrium
Thursday, September 20 | 7pm | Borders Books, 1807 Chapel Hill Blvd, Chapel Hill
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