Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
October 10, 2007


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This week we have:
1. CES News
2. Lectures and Events
3. Grants and Fellowships
4. Call for Papers
5. EUSA Corner
6. 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 (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 Cafe in the new Global Education Center. This Friday, we will randomly draw 5 faculty who updated their bios in the past week.

I encourage you to explore this database (www.unc.edu/fie) 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.

New Business Briefs

We are pleased to announce the addition of two 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 Europe's Rising Financial Power, and The EU and the Global Convergence in Accounting Standards. To see all of the briefs, please visit the CES website.

CES Fall Speakers Series

Friday, October 12, 2007
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
FedEx Global Education Center: Room 3009

Claude Mossieri will discuss The European Court of Justice. Open to the public.

Stephen HansonFriday, October 26, 2007
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
FedEx Global Education Center: 4th Floor Seminar Room

Speakers Stephen Hanson (University of Washington), Hilary Appel (Claremont-McKenna College) and Graeme Robertson (UNC Chapel Hill) with moderator Milada Anna Vachudova (UNC-Chapel Hill) will participate in a roundtable about Russia and the Future of Democratization in Eurasia.

North Carolina German Studies Seminar

Sunday, October 21 | 6-8:30 pm | Hillel Building, UNC Campus
The North Carolina German Studies Seminar and Workshop Series seeks to foster intellectual exchange among students, scholars and the wider community at both public and private institutions of higher learning. The Series intends to open academic dialogues to the general public of North Carolina in order to raise awareness of the importance of Germany and German-speaking lands for the cultural literacy of all North Carolinians.

Professor Matthias Middell (DAAD Professor of History, Duke University/Universitiät Leipzig) will present The Discussion about Transnational History in Germany.

Those interested in attending will be asked to register in advance. No admission charge. Cosponsored by the Center for European Studies.

Join a LAC Course Next Semester!
Languages Across the Curriculum

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: Global Issues in the 20th Century

FRENCH research option for:
ECON 461: European Economic Integration

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

SPANISH discussion sections for:
HIST 143: Latin America Since Independence
INTS 210: Global Issues in the 20th Century

ARABIC combined discussion section for:
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 www.unc.edu/lac. View the publicity flyer (PDF).

Call for LAC Teaching Assistants

UNC's Languages Across the Curriculum program is currently seeking experienced bilingual TAs to lead discussion sections in Spring 2008.

For detailed information, please visit the LAC website.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2007

 

Lectures and Events

Humphrey Fellows Country Presentations

October 23 & 24, 2007 | 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm | FedEx Global Education Center, room 1005
The Humphrey Fellows will give brief overviews about their countries, culture, daily life and work. The Fellows are twelve visiting mid-career government and academic professionals from around the world who come to UNC-CH for one year of study. The 2007-8 group of fellows include Arben Hajrullahu for Kosovo and Michal Majkut from Slovakia. Click here to learn more about the Humphrey Fellowship Program. View the schedule of presentations here (PDF).

Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP to Elizabeth Gorsuch at egorsuch@email.unc.edu by October 18.

La Battaglia di Algeri

Italian Cineforum

October 31, 2007 | 5pm | Dey 113 | La battaglia di Algeri - Gillo Pontecorvo (1965)
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.

The Way I Spent the End of the WorldRomanian Film Series

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.

 

 

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

Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program

Sponsored 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: www.fulbrightexchanges.org 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: www.uaces.org

Deadline: October 15, 2007

Postdoctoral Max Weber Fellowships

European 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

Grant Competition for EU-US Policy Research and Debate

European Union Delegation of the European Commission to the USAThe Delegation of the European Commission in Washington, DC invites proposals from think tanks and other public policy research centres based in the United States or in the European Union for activities that encourage policy research and debate about EU-US relations. Proposed activities should engage EU and US policymakers, research analysts, and media in reflection and discussion on the EU-US relationship and key areas of current, common interest, such as energy security and climate change; the preservation of civil liberties and international humanitarian law in the fight against terrorism; different approaches towards the creation of a transatlantic market; and EU-US cooperation in promoting democracy. Events should focus in particular on future challenges and directions for transatlantic relations.

Institutions selected will receive funding in the form of a subsidy towards approved costs between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2009.  Up to €2,000,000 will be allocated to this program, with an estimated 12 grants of up to €200,000 each to be awarded. Applicants must provide a minimum cost share of at least 50% of eligible project costs. 

The Call for Proposals and related documents can be accessed via the Delegation's web site.

Deadline: October 30, 2007

German Chancellor Fellowship: International Opportunities for Young Professionals

Germany's Alexander von Humboldt Foundation awards ten German Chancellor Fellowships annually to young professionals in the private, public, not-for-profit, cultural and academic sectors. The program sponsors individuals who demonstrate the potential to strengthen ties between Germany and their own country through their profession or studies.  Prior knowledge of German is not a prerequisite.

The German Chancellor Fellowship provides for a stay of one year in Germany for professional development, study, or research.  Applicants design individual projects and decide at which institutions or organizations to pursue them.

Applications and additional information can be found here.

Deadline: October 31, 2007

Global Health: Faculty Research Partnership Travel Grants

UNC School of Public HealthThe Office of Global Health in the UNC School of Public Health is pleased to announce the third round of funding for the Fogarty-funded Faculty Research Partnership Travel Grants program to support global health initiatives for UNC-Chapel Hill faculty. Email proposals to ogh@unc.edu.

For more information and the full RFP: http://www.sph.unc.edu/ogh/global_health_faculty_research_partnerships_grants.html

Proposals are due November 1, 2007 by 5pm.

Corrie ten Boom Research Awards

Shoah Visual History FoundationThe University of Southern California Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education announces the availability of the Corrie ten Boom Research Award.  Named for the Dutch rescuer of Jews during the Holocaust and funded by the Ahmanson Community Trust, these research awards are designed to facilitate research in the video archive of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute. 

Applicants for the Corrie ten Boom Research Award should either be post-doctoral scholars or dissertation writers whose research focuses on rescue and survival, broadly defined.  The term of this Award will vary from one month to six months, depending on the research program of the applicant.

For detailed information, please visit the USC Shoah Foundation Institute website.

Deadline: November 2, 2007

Call for Papers

Germany's 1968: A Cultural Revolution?

Flag of GermanyThe North Carolina German Studies Seminar and Workshop Series invites graduate students in the triangle area to submit proposals for individual papers for an interdisciplinary workshop on 1968 in the two Germanys.

For details, please open the call for proposals (DOC).

Deadline: November 1, 2007

Europe on the World Stage

February 8-9, 2008 | Georgetown University, Washington, DC
From Javier Solana negotiating over Iran's nuclear ambitions, to the European Union's entry in the WTO, to the development of the GALILEO satellite program, Europe is playing a leading role on the world stage. What is Europe's role, and how is it changing? What opportunities and challenges lie ahead? Is this the dawn of a new European era?

In order to reflect the numerous facets of Europe's changing role within the international community, this conference is multidisciplinary in nature. Paper topics are open to all relevant disciplines and approaches. Abstracts might consider, but are not limited to, historical, political, legal, economic, cultural, and social perspectives.

For more information, please open the call for papers (PDF) and visit the conference website.

Deadline: November 1, 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.

Postdoctoral Jean Monnet Fellowship

Jean MonnetThrough its Jean Monnet Fellowship Programme the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies offers yearly between 15 and 20 fellowships to post-docs in an early stage of their academic career. During their stay at the RSCAS, fellows work on a selected topic that fits well in the overall research profile of the RSCAS (http://www.eui.eu/RSCAS/Research/) and participate in the academic life of the Centre and of the EUI. Each fellow is assigned a professorial mentor.

Jean Monnet Fellowships are for 1 year and are open to candidates who have received a doctorate within the last 7 years. The main criteria during the selection procedure are the CV, the overall scientific quality of the proposal, and the fit of the proposal with the research programme of the Centre.

For more information please visit the fellowship webpage.

Deadline: October 25, 2007

The Implications of European Integration: Call for Papers and Participants

Federal Reserve Bank of St. LouisMay 15 - 16, 2008 | St. Louis, Missouri
The organizers invite the submission of abstracts or completed papers on any area of the economics of European integration. Papers on financial and
monetary integration will be particularly welcome. Hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

All members of EUSA are warmly invited to participate. All attendees are expected to be willing to either chair or discuss a session. If you have a preference over these two alternatives, please indicate this in your submission.

Anyone wishing to submit a paper to the special issue which does not have a European element to it is welcome to do so by the same deadline. Similarly anyone who wishes to submit a paper for the special issues but cannot come to the conference is also welcome to do so. All papers will be refereed.

Proposals should be sent to d.mayes@auckland.ac.nz by 29 October 2007 with a copy to Patrick.Crowley@tamucc.edu.

Position Opening: Assistant Professor on Politics of the EU

University of AlbertaThe Department of Political Science in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta invites applications for a tenure-track entry-level Assistant Professor opening in Politics of the European Union. Particular interest in Central and East-Central Europe will be an asset. Research opportunities will be enhanced through participation in the activities of the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies. Qualified candidates should hold, or be close to completing, a doctoral degree and demonstrate outstanding potential for a research and teaching career. Responsibilities will include maintaining an active research program resulting in publications, teaching in both graduate and undergraduate student programs and participation in departmental governance. As well, the successful candidate will serve on the Wirth Institute Academic Advisory Board. The normal teaching load in Political Science is two courses per term. Salary is competitive and the position includes a full range of benefits.

Applicants should send curriculum vitae, a letter describing their current and planned research, academic transcripts, samples of publications, and, if available, a teaching dossier and evaluations of teaching performance. Applicants must also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the Chair. Send applications to Dr. Linda Trimble, Chair, referencing Competition No. A10012425.

Closing Date: November 2, 2007

Other International Studies News

Mamadou Diabate playing the koraKora Musical Performance and Reception

Thursday, October 11 | 7:00pm | FedEx Global Education Center
Experience the invigorating sounds of the kora, the ancient 21-string West African harp, in an exciting performance by Mamadou Diabate, named the “World Music Artist of the Year” (American Folk Alliance).  Interested in bringing the kora to new audiences, Mamadou has played with jazz and other contemporary artists, however he remains rooted in the traditions of the Manding kora and his griot heritage. He is one of a handful of remaining kora players that are keeping alive the kora tradition and serving as historians and storytellers.  Part of the Global Education Distinguished Speaker Series and co-sponsored by the African Studies Center. View the publicity flyer (PDF).

Beyond the Sunbelt: Southern Economic Development in Global Context

Global American SouthThe University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is pleased to announce its annual interdisciplinary conference on the globalization of the southern United States. The goal is to examine how global forces are shaping regional economic development strategies and to consider the best paths forward. It is a collaboration of the Center for Global Initiatives, the Center for the Study of the American South, and the Office of Economic and Business Development.

We invite brief proposals for presentations by scholars, policymakers, and professionals dealing with regional economic development issues that connect the American South and the world. Specifically, the conference will explore the globalization of business and of labor and how they are affecting economic development at the regional, state, and local level. There will also be a special focus on private and public partnerships with institutions of higher education to capitalize on opportunities and solve problems created by this profound change in the economic landscape.

For details, please view the call for proposals.

Deadline: November 1, 2007

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