Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
September 26, 2007

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1. CES News
2. Lectures and Events
3. Grants and Fellowships
4. Seminars and Workshops
5. Other International Studies News

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CES News

To UNC Faculty: Message from John Stephens, CES Director

John StephensDear 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 (, 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 Cafe in the new Global Education Center. For the next three 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.

CES Fall Speakers Series

David CoatesFriday, September 28, 2007
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
FedEx Global Education Center: 4th Floor Seminar Room

David Coates (Worrell Professor of Anglo-American Studies, Wake Forest University Department of Political Science) will speak about The Browning of British Politics. Open to the public.

Christiane LemkeFriday, October 5, 2007
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
FedEx Global Education Center: 4th Floor Seminar Room

Christiane Lemke (University of Hannover) will discuss Democracy in Divided Societies. Open to the public.

Global Music Show: Irish Stew

Friday, September 28, 2007 | 5-6pm | WXYC 89.3 FM 
WXYC's Stephen Rybnicek will welcome Nicholas Allen, Associate Professor of English and Irish Studies at UNC, for the next Global Music show. They will discuss Irish Stew; view the publicity flyer (PDF).

Global Music

Join a LAC Course Next Semester!
Got LAC?

We're excited to offer a number of LAC options for the upcoming semester, including:

FRENCH discussion sections for:
FREN 332H: European Cinema
INTS 210 (ANTH 210, GEOG 210, HIST 210, POLI 210): Global Issues in the 20th Century

FRENCH research option for:
ECON 461: European Economic Integration

GERMAN discussion sections for:
GERM 270 (CMPL 270, JWST 239, RELI 239): German Culture and the Jewish Question
HIST 257 (GERM 257, POLI 257, SOCI 257): Society and Culture of Postwar Germany

SPANISH discussion sections for:
HIST 143: Latin America Since Independence
INTS 210 (ANTH 210, GEOG 210, HIST 210, POLI 210): Global Issues in the 20th Century

ARABIC combined discussion section for the following courses:
INTS 451 (ASIA 451): Orientalist Fantasies and Discourses on the Other
ARAB 151: Survey of Arabic Literature
HIST 276 (ASIA 276): The Modern Middle East
POLI 195: Europe and the Middle East, TR 2:00-3:15

FRENCH combined discussion section for the following courses:
INTS 451 (ASIA 451): Orientalist Fantasies and Discourses on the Other
HIST 276 (ASIA 276): The Modern Middle East
POLI 195: Europe and the Middle East, TR 2:00-3:15

For an updated list of Spring 2008 LAC options, as well as detailed instructions on how to enroll, see our webpage at

Lectures and Events

2nd Annual Bulgarian/Balkan Party

Flag of BulgariaSaturday, September 29 | Pleasant Green Community Center, Durham

4 - 5 p.m. Dance Class with Irina Topalova
5:15 p.m. Potluck Supper (bring food and drink to share)
7-11 p.m. Music/Dance party

Featuring: The Balkanics – Balkan Wedding Band (from Washington DC) (Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian, Turkish, Greek, Roma dance music)

Organized by Judy Stafford. A donation is requested to help cover costs. Suggested amount: $15, or whatever you're willing/able to give. No alcohol on the premises; no smoking in the building. Directions to Pleasant Green Community Center: Take NC 86 north, go to Mt. Sinai Road and turn right, follow to University Station Road, turn left, follow to US 70, turn right, turn left at first traffic light, Pleasant Green Road, follow about 2.4 miles to Pleasant Green Community Center Road, turn right, the Center is 1/4 mile on the left.

L'eclisseItalian Cineforum

October 3, 2007 | 5pm | Dey 113 | L'eclisse - Michelangelo Antonioni (1962)
The Cineforum provides an opportunity for graduate students to screen and discuss major Italian directors and their films. We will screen six films each semester, working in chronological order from the 1950s on. Others outside of the department are welcome to attend. The discussions following the screenings will be conducted in Italian. For more information, please visit the Italian Studies section of the UNC Department of Romance Languages website, and open this schedule.

Romanian Film Series

12:08 East of BucharestOctober 4, 2007 | 7pm | Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University
Liviu's Dream (2006, Corneliu Porumboiu) and 12:08 East of Bucharest (2006, Corneliu Porumboiu).

October 11, 2007 | 7pm | Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University
The Way I Spent the End of the World (2006, Catalin Mitulescu).

All films will be showing as part of a film series to complement States of Mind: Dan and Lia Perjovschi. Co-sponsored by Duke University Libraries and Duke's Film/Video/Digital Program.  Museum Auditorium. Free and open to all.

Flora Macdonald Highland Games

Highland GamesOctober 4-5, 2007 | Red Springs (Flora Macdonald Auditorium)
The Flora Macdonald Highland Games were started in 1977 to commemorate Scottish heritage resulting from the influence of the Scottish Immigrants to the Cape Fear region. One will see a likeness of the early gatherings of the clans where the people of the community came together to judge the most athletic along with determining the best in other activities such as dancing. For more information visit:

Lecture: Headscarves and Hotpants

Kristen GhodseeMonday, October 15 | 4:15 pm | 111 Social Science Building, Duke University West Campus
Kristen Ghodsee will present a lecture entitled Headscarves and Hotpants: Islam, Secularism and Women's Fashion in Southeastern Europe. Ghodsee is Assistant Professor of Gender and Women's Studies at Bowdoin College and author of The Red Riviera: Gender, Tourism and Postsocialism on the Black Sea (Duke UP, 2005). Her research focuses on women's labor in transition economies, tourism and economic development, and resurgent Muslim identities in the postsocialist Balkans.

This series is sponsored by Duke University's Arts and Sciences Council and the Focus Program.

Grants and Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowships: Institute for European Studies

Institute for European Studies, University of Montreal, McGill UniversityThe 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 defense 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

Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program

FulbrightSponsored by the United States Department of State, the Fulbright Teacher Exchange directs one-to-one classroom exchanges to twenty-five countries for teachers of all curricular levels, kindergarten-post secondary.

Most exchanges occur for an academic year. Argentina, Chili, India, and the United Kingdom offer fall-semester exchanges. Morocco and the United Kingdom offer six-week exchanges. Italy and Greece offer eight-week classical seminars for teachers of Latin, Greek or the Classics.

In addition to the teacher exchanges, there are administrative job-shadowing opportunities in eleven countries. Jordan, Thailand, and Uruguay currently offer opportunities to host incoming administrators during site visits to the United States.

For more information and/or an application please visit: or call (800)726-0479.

Deadline: October 15, 2007

Postgraduate Travel Scholarships

The University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) is offering travel scholarships to postgraduate students needing to do field-work in the UK  for their PhD. Up to £3,000 is available (circa $6,000) to be spent on travel, accommodation & subsistence.

Full details can be found on the UACES website:

Deadline: October 15, 2007

Postdoctoral Max Weber Fellowships

Max Weber ProgramEuropean University Institute | Florence, Italy
The Max Weber Program at the European University Institute is the largest postdoctoral program for young researchers in the social sciences, funded by the European Commission (DG Education). Max Weber Fellowships are for 1 or 2 years and are open to candidates who have received a doctorate in the social sciences (economics, law, political science, sociology, history and related fields) within the last five years.

The Postdoctoral fellowships are designed for junior post-docs who would like to pursue an academic career, concentrate on their own research and enhance their academic practice in a multidisciplinary environment. Fellows are selected on the basis of their research accomplishments and potential, their academic career interests, and the availability of the EUI faculty to provide mentorship. Each year 40 Postdoctoral Fellows are part of the program.

For more information on how to apply please see the Max Weber Fellowship website.

Deadline: October 25, 2007

Seminars and Workshops

Training on Making Governance Gender Responsive

November 12-19, 2007 | Manila, Philippines
This 8th training course on Making Governance Gender Responsive (MGGR) is designed for parliamentarians, middle and senior level government executives and officials, women and men in local governments, political parties, research and training institutes and civil society organizations and non-government organizations who are leading or participating in governance reform initiatives in their respective countries.

The course is composed of modules developed to enhance the participants' understanding of the link between gender and governance as well as increase their awareness of gender biases in governance.

For more information on the course and how to register, please open this PDF.

Other International Studies News

Women Empowered Exhibition: Opening Reception

Photograph by Phil BorgesThursday, September 27 | 7pm | FedEx Global Education Center
Explore the lives of dynamic women from Africa, Asia and South America through this photographic art exhibition.  Artist Phil Borges (named “Hero of Photography” by, in collaboration with the nonprofit CARE has gathered the stories of extraordinary women in remote parts of the world who have empowered themselves and their communities.  View the portraits and learn the stories of these women, remote and mostly unknown, on the vanguard of a global shift toward gender equality.  An Opening Reception with a book signing and talk by Phil Borges will take place September 27th at 7pm.  The exhibition will run from September 27th until January 3rd and will be open from 8 am to 9 pm weekdays and 8 am to 5 pm Saturdays.

Russian Folk & Art Songs

Thursday, September 27 | 6-8 pm | Nelson Music Room, East Duke Building, Duke East Campus
Professors Edna Andrews and Irina Guliakova will perform a selection of Russian folk and art songs. This performance will be a reprise of a performance they gave in St. Petersburg, a tape of which was beamed up to Russian cosmonauts on the international space station.

For directions, see


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