of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
April 2, 2008
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Fall 2008 LAC Courses
The Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) program is delighted to offer the following LAC sections during the Fall 2008 semester.
New EURO Major Website
Visit the newly designed website for our undergraduate major in Contemporary European Studies at www.unc.edu/euro. Prospective majors will find information about the degree requirements, upcoming courses, and advising. In addition, the site features links to funding sources, international opportunities, career searches, and informational resources that may be of interest to all undergraduates interested in modern Europe.
From Negativity to the Event: Heidegger After Adorno
Thursday, April 10 | 3:30 pm | FedEx Global Education Center, room 2008
Vercellone's main publications: http://www.libreriauniversitaria.it/goto/author_Vercellone+Federico/shelf_BIT/Vercellone_Federico.html
The website of the Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerche sulla Morfologia: http://www.uniud.it/ricerca/strutture/centri_interdipartimentali/cirm
Franco/Arabic Cultures Today: Developments, Dialogues, and Challenges
April 17-19, 2008 | FedEx Global Education Center
For more information, please view the conference website.
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 email@example.com by April 30th, 2008. A CES committee will consider which projects best fit the grant proposal and the appropriate level of funding.
When Ethnologists Chose to Resist: the Case of France 1940-1945
Monday, April 14 | 3:30pm | Hamilton 569
This talk is co-sponsored by the history departments of UNC-CH and Duke University.
Grant Opportunity for US Scholars: US Embassy Policy Specialist Program
The International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) IREX is pleased to announce the 2008-2009 competition of the US Embassy Policy Specialist (EPS) Program.
The US Embassy Policy Specialist Program will allow fellows to travel to Eurasia and serve the embassy as policy specialists on a chosen topic and also pursue their own research project independently for up to eight weeks.
Eligible embassies are Azerbaijan (Baku), Georgia (Tbilisi), Kazakhstan (Astana), Moldova (Chisinau), Russia (Vladivostok), Tajikistan (Dushanbe), Turkmenistan (Ashgabat), and Ukraine (Kyiv).
Additional program information and application materials are now available on the IREX website at http://www.irex.org/programs/eps/index.asp. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 628-8188 with any questions. You may find a list of all IREX International Fellowship opportunities on the website: http://www.irex.org/programs/grants.asp
Deadline: April 4, 2008
Call for Sections: ECPR General Conference, Potsdam
September 10-12, 2009 | Potsdam Universität
Anyone wishing to organize a section is requested to submit a proposal using the online form, which can be found on the ECPR website at: http://www.ecpr.org.uk/conference/POTSDAM/add_section.asp
Guidelines and deadlines for Section Chairs can be found on our website at: http://www.ecpr.org.uk/conference/POTSDAM/guidelines.html
Deadline: April 15, 2008
Global Borders: New Institute for Historical Studies at UT-Austin
The Department of History at the University of Texas at Austin announces the establishment of a new Institute for Historical Studies at UT-Austin: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/historicalstudies/
The first two year theme is Global Borders, defined very broadly, conceptually as well as geographically. We invite proposals for papers related to the theme to be given at Institute workshops. Paper givers will present pre-circulated 15-page papers. The Institute will pay for the expenses of paper givers.
Deadline: April 15, 2008
Summer School on Cultural Dimensions of Politics in Europe
July 2-9, 2008 | Prague, Czech Republic
The Summer School "Cultural Dimensions of Politics in Europe" is a week long academic program designed to bring together 30 undergraduate and graduate students of various nationalities and academic backgrounds (political science, sociology, media studies, anthropology and cultural studies, behavioural sciences, gender studies) from all parts of the world to enjoy their summer holidays in the unique academic and cultural environment.
We invite you to visit our website http://www.cdpe.cpvp.cz to discover all the details about the CDPE 2008. The website contains updated information about the Summer School, application process and on-line application.
Early Bird Application Deadline: April 30, 2008
European Summer Institute: Lobbying in Brussels
July 2-9, 2008 | Prague, Czech Republic
We invite you to visit our new website to discover all the details about the ESI2008. The website contains updated information about the academic content, practicalities and application process.
Remembering the Gulag: 1-Day Workshop
Saturday, April 5, 2008 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Room 320 Languages Building, Duke West Campus, Durham, NC
The GULAG—the prison camp system that arose in the Soviet Union after 1929—served primarily as a way to gain control over the entire population, rather than punish criminal acts. The incarceration of millions of innocent people in the GULAG system is correctly seen as one of the worst and most shocking episodes of the twentieth century.
Millions of innocent people were incarcerated in the GULAG, serving sentences of five to twenty years of hard labor. Prisoners in camps worked outdoors and in mines, in arid regions and the Arctic Circle, without adequate clothing, tools, shelter, food, or even clean water. We will never know how many prisoners suffered from starvation, illness, violence, and cold; an immense number of people died. More people passed through the GULAG, for a much longer period of time, than through Nazi concentration camps; yet, the GULAG is still not nearly as well known.
REMEMBERING THE GULAG is intended to introduce participants to this notorious Soviet prison system and its long-lasting effects on Russian society. We will provide middle and high school teachers who participate with the background understanding and curricular materials to introduce their students to it as well.
COST: No registration fee. CSEEES is able to provide limited financial assistance for participants who travel substantial distances to attend.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT: CSEEES will provide participating teachers with documentation for CE credit.
Please see a detailed program here (PDF).
North Carolina In the News
Professor of European Politics: University of Mississippi
The Department of Political Science and the Croft Institute for International Studies invite applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science in European Politics. This is a one-year position beginning August 2008. The successful candidate will have a research and teaching focus on the European Union and be able to teach introductory comparative politics, as well as some other European studies topic. Teaching and service responsibilities will be divided between the Croft Institute for International Studies and the Department of Political Science. The Croft Institute administers the major in International Studies within the College of Liberal Arts. Ph.D. or advanced ABD, appropriate language proficiency, and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching are required (advanced ABDs may be appointed as an instructor).
Candidates should apply online at https://jobs.olemiss.edu. Please also send a letter of application that outlines current and projected research interests, a vita, three letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations, and a writing sample to: Chair, European Politics Search Committee, Department of Political Science, 130 Deupree Hall, University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677-1848. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Mississippi is an AA/ADA/EOE institution.
University of Vienna: Assistant Position Announcement (Post-Doc)
The Department of Methods in the Social Sciences of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Vienna announces the opening for an Assistant position (Post-Doc) from September 1, 2008 (or earlier if necessary).
The Department's research focuses in particular on ‘electoral behaviour’, ‘public opinion’, ‘democratic representation’ and ‘Europeanisation of party politics’. Candidates are expected to do research related to these areas. In addition, candidates are required to have a strong expertise in quantitative research methods and statistics. Candidates are expected to be able to teach courses in some of the subfields mentioned as well as on quantitative methods in the social sciences. The teaching load is at most four units (2 lectures) per academic semester (October-January, March-June).
In addition to proficiency in English, fluency in German is considered an important asset, but not a condition, although candidates who are not functionally fluent in German will be expected to become so within two years. Applicants must hold a PhD in political science, sociology, or another field in the social sciences relevant to the indicated fields of expertise, have a promising publication record that includes publications in international refereed journals, have a proven record of lectures and conference presentations, and have good teaching evaluations.
The candidate will be appointed for a period of four years. Based on full time employment (40 hours/week), the gross income will be € 41,246 per year, increasing by gross € 1,024 for each teaching unit.
Applications can be sent electronically to our Personnel Department at email@example.com or by mail. Please view this page for application information. Please note the vacancy number 531/w on the submission letter. Specific enquires regarding the application process can be send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: April 15, 2008
Position Opening: Associate Professor in Political Science, University of Agder, Norway
University of Agder in Norway is pleased to announce that we have an open associate professor position in political science at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Department of Political Science and Management, at present located in Kristiansand, Norway.
The position calls for scientific qualifications in political science, preferably with emphasis on the fields of EU institutions, European integration/governance, europeanization and/or international organizations.
Four sets of the application, including CV, verified copies of testimonials, and three sets of copies of up to 10 selected scientific publications, including a list of the publications submitted, should be forwarded to University of Agder, HRM department, Servicebox 422, 4604 Kristiansand, NORWAY, marked ref. nr 35/08.
A more detailed description of the post and further information are available on request to Head of Department, Hans Kjetil Lysgård, phone no. +47 38 14 14 96, email: email@example.com, and Professor Jarle Trondal, phone no. +47 38 14 15 61, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, as well as on the Internet: www.uia.no/stilling
View the position announcement here (DOC).
Deadline: June 1, 2008
USA vs. al-Arian Film Screening
Thursday, April 3, 2008 | 7 pm | Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-CH Campus
A family facing charges of terrorism:
This event at the UNC-CH campus will kick off a five-day tour across the North Carolina/Triangle region. Free Dr. Al-Arian now! Sponsored by Solidarity with Palestine through Education and Action at Carolina (SPEAC). Contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Mass Death and Mass Release: Reflecting on the Gulag's Role in Stalin's Soviet Union
Friday, April 4 | 2:00pm | Room 4003 (4th floor Atrium) of the FedEx Global Education Center
Global Women's Health: Focus on Russia, Georgia, and Ukraine Luncheon Series
12:00-1:30 p.m. |
Room 4003, UNC FedEx Global Education Center
April 9, 2008, Nino Kiladze, Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Tbilisi State Medical University in Tbilisi, Georgia "Women Health Issues in Georgia"
April 16, 2008, Elizabeth King, Doctoral Candidate in the UNC School of Public Health "Confronting Domestic Violence in Russia: Exploring the Role of Health Care Providers"
April 23, 2008, Oleh Wolowyna, Independent Researcher and Natalia Levchuk, Sr. Demographer, Institute for Demography and Social Research, Ukraine "Health and Mortality Patterns of Women in Ukraine"
Lunch generously provided by the UNC Women's Center. Contact CSEEES Associate Director, Jacqueline M. Olich, with any questions at email@example.com.
Beyond the Sunbelt: Southern Economic Development in a Global Context
April 13-14, 2008 | Global Education Center and Friday Center, UNC Campus
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