Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
March 5, 2008

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This week we have:
1. CES News
2. Lectures and Events
3. Grants and Fellowships
4. Call for Proposals
5. K-12 Schools
6. EUSA Corner
7. Other International Studies News

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CES News

Message from CES Faculty Director John D. Stephens

The Center for Global Initiatives, the Center for European Studies, and the other area studies centers are considering initiating a cross-regional research project in the broad area of migration, immigrant integration into host societies, and national/ethnic identity.

The group has asked the Center directors to gauge the interest of UNC faculty and graduate students in this broad topic in their region. When framed this broadly, immigration and its intersection with questions of citizenship and national identity is clearly a central topic in contemporary European Studies. It overlaps with almost every other research field in some way; for example, in political behavior with the rise of the radical right; in welfare state studies with the question of migration incentives posed by generous social policy, and in EU studies with the question of regulation of movement across borders. If you have an interest in this area of study, please send me an email very briefly describing your interests ( We meet again to discuss this initiative on March 19, so please get your response to me before that date. Thanks.

New Funding Proposals for EU Grant

The European Union Center of Excellence at Chapel Hill will be re-applying for funding as a continuing center for 2008-2011. We invite all UNC faculty and graduate students with a primary focus on the EU to submit a proposal for research working groups, research projects, or other research or teaching projects directly related to the EU or transatlantic studies. All proposals must be submitted electronically (preferably from a UNC email account to avoid the spam filter) to by April 30th, 2008. A CES committee will consider which projects best fit the grant proposal and the appropriate level of funding.

Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum:
Call for Papers

October 15-17, 2008 | FedEx Global Education Center
The Fall 2008 conference on Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) is entitled Frankly Speaking: Challenges in Integrating Languages and Cultures into a Post-Secondary Curriculum. This conference provides an opportunity for faculty, graduate instructors, and administrators to share expertise in building and managing post-secondary CLAC programs.  A special focus this year will be on the implications of the May 2007 MLA Foreign Language Report ( on CLAC initiatives nationwide.

Please visit the CLAC conference website for more information. Proposals for 30-minute papers or 90-minute panels on any issue relating to CLAC are welcome, although certain topics are of particular interest. Please view the call for papers for details.

Deadline: May 15, 2008

Social Policy Against Poverty and Social Exclusion: Dealing with Informality

March 28-29, 2008 | Workshop at the European Union Center of Excellence, UNC Chapel Hill
This workshop will bring together scholars who study social policy regimes in Southern Europe and Latin America. We will examine the determinants, nature, and effects of different social policy regimes. The central effects of interest are those on poverty and social exclusion, two problems faced by European and Latin American governments alike.

The workshop will consist of sessions led by experts on social policy in the various countries. We will discuss the work of these experts as well as other studies suggested by them. We will make all the papers available ahead of time, posted on our website, to facilitate informed comparative discussions.

Organized by Evelyn Huber and John Stephens. For more information, please visit

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Lectures and Events

Zbigniew BrzezinskiGlobal Security Challenges

Wednesday, March 5, 2008 | 7:45 pm | FedEx Global Education Center | Nelson Mandela Auditorium

Zbigniew Brzezinski will present a lecture on "Global Security Challenges”. Free and open to the public. Registration is not required, but it will help in planning: online registration at

Sponsored by the Triangle Institute for Security Studies


Grants and Fellowships

Stone Center Undergraduate International Fellowship

Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and HistoryThe Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History is currently accepting applications for its spring 2008 Undergraduate International Studies Fellowship (UISF). Fellowship recipients are awarded up to $2500 toward academic research or study in an international setting. Through the fellowships, the UISF program hopes to increase the low numbers of underrepresented UNC-Chapel Hill students who travel and study abroad.

Students in good standing and enrolled full-time are eligible to apply. Applicants may download an application from the Stone Center website or apply online at

Contact Gaynelle Williamson at 962-9001 or email with questions about the UISF.

Deadline: March 31, 2008 at 5 p.m.


Call for Proposals

Symposium on Citizenship at Wake Forest University

Wake Forest UniversityThursday, April 24, 2008 | Wake Forest University
Citizenship is learned and mastered in multiple contexts, especially as communities evolve and its meaning is challenged. Wake Forest University students invite students, scholars, community members, interest groups, and businesses to a Symposium to discuss the importance and evolving practices of a participatory, deliberative, and imaginative mode of citizenship at the local, national, and international levels.

We welcome all contributions addressing themes related to citizenship (papers, proposals for panels, and other creative ideas). Issues may include, but are not limited to:

  • immigration, immigration reform, refugees, border control, global citizenship, dual citizenship, international views of citizenship;
  • theories of citizenship from political science, sociology, philosophy, religion, anthropology, history and other related fields;
  • political elections, primaries, presidential elections, campaigns;
  • online citizenship, blogging, online debates, forums, chat rooms;
  • citizenship rights and socio-economic issues, education, poverty, inmate population;
  • citizen participation and contemporary levels of information, voting, volunteering, public service and other practices of citizenship;
  • citizenship and foreign policy, citizenship in a time of war, terrorism;

For proposal details and contact information, please view the call for proposals (DOC).

Deadline: March 15, 2008

K-12 Schools

Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Initiative: Summer Institute for Youth

Ben Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Initiative: Summer Institute for Youth

Institute – June 28-July23 - Ages 15-17
Diplomats Institute – July 5-July 30 – Ages 17-19

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 2008 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, meals and lodging in a WFU dorm, and partial travel funds)
  • Participation in all Institute events, including classes covering topics such as: Constitutions, Media Literacy, Citizenship Issues, Internet Communication, Economic Globalization, World Media, Community Advocacy, taught by Wake Forest and visiting faculty.
  • Six day educational trip to Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, PA, including a visit to the State Department and the Constitution Center.
  • Activities including an International Dinner, cultural event, community service projects, site visits, and computer-training classes on Blogging.

Join 40 Fellows on the Wake Forest campus for a three and one-half week Institute with classmates are from over 30 countries-- Armenia to Tajikistan, Denmark to Kosovo and Malta to Lithuania. First year students at colleges and universities may apply for the Diplomat program.

Application form can be found at You can explore the 2007 program at to check out this opportunity.

Deadline: March 15, 2008

Fairy tale houseStorybook Time: Fairytales from Across the Globe

March 20 | 6:30 pm | Room 4003, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC Chapel Hill
Children will enjoy a juice and cookie reception and will then hear cherished fairytales from countries around the world.  Come dressed in your pajamas and snuggle in for some wild adventures.  For ages 4 to 7.

World View's March Seminars

  • World ViewLatin America and North Carolina Seminar
    March 25-26, 2008 (1.5 days) | Friday Center, UNC Chapel Hill

    Co-sponsored by The Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University, this seminar offers insights into Latin America and support for K-12 and community college educators facing the challenges and opportunities of our growing Latino student population. Help your Hispanic and Latino students succeed in school by learning more about Latin America, critical issues facing Latino students, and new teaching strategies to support students and their families.

    This program is appropriate for all educators: K-12 and community college, ESL and regular classroom instructors, school counselors, and administrators. 1.5 CEUs will be offered. Please call 919/962-9264 for more information, or register online at Registration fee is $150 per person, or $500 for a team of four.
  • Understanding Contemporary Africa Seminar
    March 26-27, 2008 (1.5 days) | Friday Center, UNC Chapel Hill

    Co-sponsored by the African Studies Center at UNC-Chapel Hill, this seminar will offer lectures, small group sessions, and classroom application sessions on the history, culture, and contemporary challenges of African nations. This program is appropriate for all educators: K-12 teachers, community college faculty, and administrators. 1.5 CEUs will be offered.

    General presentation and breakout session topics include political, social, and health issues in Africa, as well as contemporary trends in education, music, and art. Application sessions will provide resources and support for teaching Africa in the classroom. Please call 919/962-9264 for more information, or register online at Registration fee is $150 per person, or $500 for a team of four.

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.

Position Openings: Trinity College Dublin at the Irish School of Ecumenics

  • Trinity College DublinLectureship in Ecumenical Studies: The School wishes to appoint a Lecturer to teach at postgraduate level and supervise research to Ph.D. level. Candidates should have a recognised expertise in the area of inter-religious studies, and be in a position to contribute to the continuing development of the field of Ecumenics in one or more of the following areas: World Christianity and Inter-religious Dialogue; Buddhism and Buddhist-Christian Dialogue; Islam and Muslim-Christian Relations and the Religions in Global Civil Society. For more information visit
  • Lectureship in Reconciliation Studies: The School wishes to appoint a Lecturer to teach at postgraduate level, supervise research to Ph.D. level, and to help develop the field of study. Candidates will have an appropriate academic background and experience in the social/political sciences or religious studies/theology or other relevant disciplines, with an interest in the role of religion in conflict and reconciliation. Applicants who can offer teaching in ‘Conflict and Collective Identity', ‘Social Research Methods' and/or ‘Northern Ireland – Conflict and Reconciliation' are especially encouraged to apply. The appointee will be expected to participate across the range of the School's activities and attend the Dublin campus of the Irish School of Ecumenics and Trinity College Dublin as necessary. For more information visit
  • Lectureship in International Peace Studies: The School wishes to appoint a Lecturer to teach at postgraduate level and supervise research to Ph.D level. Candidates should have a recognised expertise in one or more of the following areas: The Politics of Human Rights; International Organisations including United Nations and Peacekeeping. An additional expertise in aspects of Conflict Resolution and Mediation may be an advantage.
    For more information visit

Deadline: March 7, 2008

London School of Economics and Political Science: Position Opening on Greece and European Security

London School of Economics and Political ScienceThe London School of Economics (LSE) announces a new position: IAA Senior Research Fellow /Research Fellow on Greece and European Security. This post is part of a programme of research collaboration between the Hellenic Observatory and the Defence Analysis Institute (IAA) in Athens and the post is intended to foster a substantial piece of research at the LSE. Candidates should have a PhD, publications, fluency in English, knowledge of Greek. Preference will be given to research covering: Greek Foreign and Security Policy in South Eastern Europe; Dialogue and confidence-building in the Aegean; Defence Economics and Procurement; Greece and the ESDP; Greece in International peacekeeping and peace-building operations.

A full application pack can be obtained at  If you cannot download the pack, email or call 020 7955 6183 quoting reference RES/07/17.  Applications may ONLY be submitted to Human Resources at the LSE.

Deadline: March 10, 2008

Call for Papers: Rocky Mountain European Scholars Consortium

The University of Arizona European Study GroupOctober 10-11, 2008 | University of Arizona | Tucscon, Arizona
The European Study Group at the University of Arizona is pleased to host the fifth annual, multi-disciplinary conference of the Rocky Mountain European Scholars Consortium. The conference aims to provide a challenging forum for the examination and evaluation of the shifting shape and meaning of Europe. Scholars from various disciplines are invited to share their work and to interact with colleagues from throughout the Intermountain West and other areas of the world.

This year's conference theme is "Intercultural Dialogue" in its broadest dimension. 500 word abstracts of individual papers (including each paper prepared for panels) and 500 word descriptions of panels, forums, and workshops must be submitted electronically at by midnight, May 1, 2008.

For details, please view the call for papers (DOC).

Deadline: May 1, 2008

Other International Studies News

Conservation Problems and Environmental NGOs in Siberia

Central Siberian Botanical Garden in Novosibirsk, RussiaMonday, March 17 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm | FedEx Global Education Center, room 3009
Russian ecologist Nikolay Lashchinsky will present a lecture entitled Conservation Problems and Environmental NGOs in Siberia. Dr. Lashchinsky has published widely in the fields of botany and ecology, with special interest in the dynamics, structure, and conservation of vegetation. In addition to being a Principal Researcher at the Botanical Garden, he has taught courses on forest and bog ecosystems at Novosibirsk State University. He has led numerous summer field studies and will be field director of the 2009 Institute for the Environment Field Program in Siberia. Dr. Lashchinsky also has been involved with several environmental NGOs in Siberia.

Dr. Lashchinsky's visit is co-sponsored by the UNC Institute for the Environment, the Study Abroad Office, and the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies.

Painting by Judith ErnstArt Exhibition at FedEx Global Education Center: Form in Translation, the Art of Judith Ernst

On display through May 30, 2008 | FedEx Global Education Center
Influenced by Middle Eastern and Asian cultures, artist Judith Ernst expresses life, love and faith through paintings and pottery.  Her Metaphysical Pots reveal ancient symbology connecting clay and the potter to creation and transcendence.  Ernst's detailed and colorful paintings were used as illustrations in the books “Song of Songs: Erotic Love Poetry” and “The Golden Goose King: A Tale Told By The Buddha.”  Hosted by the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations with support from the Carolina Asia Center, Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, NC Center for South Asia Studies and Center for Global Initiatives.  See flyer here (PDF).



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Center for European Studies/EU Center of Excellence
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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