Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
July 23, 2008


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This week we have:
1. Grants and Fellowships
2. Call for Proposals
3. K-12 Schools
4. Internships
5. EUSA Corner

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Grants and Fellowships

Fulbright Awards in the Netherlands

Fulbright Scholar ProgramThe Fulbright Scholar Program is offering several lecturing and lecturing/research grants to the Netherlands for the 2009-10 competition that is currently underway. Several general “all disciplines” awards (#9316) afford both recent Ph.D.s and more established scholars the opportunity to lecture, conduct research, or do a combination of both in their area of expertise. In addition, several Senior Professorships in American Culture (#9317) allow full professors with at least 5 years of teaching experience the opportunity to teach and conduct research in a variety of disciplines related to American culture. For this award, topics of interest include but are not limited to American history, law, economics, political science, sociology, literature, communications, music, art history, and theatre.

While lecturing is in English for each of these awards, Dutch language abilities are required for the research component. U.S. citizenship and a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree are required. For general award information and the online application, visit www.cies.org or contact Program Officer Alisha Scott (ascot@cies.iie.org; 202.686.6244). To view the award listing, visit http://www.cies.org/award_book/award2009/country/EuroNetNL.htm

Deadline: August 1, 2008

DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship Program

American Institute for Contemporary German StudiesThe DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship Program, funded by a generous grant from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), is designed to bring scholars and specialists working on Germany, Europe, and/or transatlantic relations to the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) for research stays of two months each. Fellowships include a monthly stipend of up to $4,725, depending on the seniority of the applicant, transportation to and from Washington, and office space at the Institute.

Please note that the DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship supports fellows conducting research at AICGS in Washington, D.C. We are unable to support research in Germany/Europe. DAAD/AICGS Research Fellows will be expected to produce a short analytical essay that will be published on the AICGS website and distributed via the Institute's bimonthly email newsletter, The AICGS Advisor.

Project proposals should address a topic closely related to one or more of the Institute's three research and programming areas:

  1. Business and Economics
  2. Foreign and Domestic Policy
  3. Society, Culture, and Politics

For further details, please visit http://www.aicgs.org/fellows/opps/daad.aspx.

Deadline for Spring 2009 (January 2009 - June 2009): August 31, 2008


Call for Proposals

Coming Home? Conflict and Return Migration in 20th Century Europe

Coming Home? Conflict and Return Migration in 20th Century Europe
April 1-3, 2009 | University of Southampton
The question of return has long been thought to be central to an exilic discourse and yet relatively little is known about how return migration is actually experienced and subsequently remembered by exiles and also by migrants more widely. In order to mark the 70th anniversary of the 'official' end of the Spanish Civil War and the start of the Second World War, events which led to the mass displacement of refugees, this conference seeks contributions for papers on the broad theme of conflict and return migration in twentieth-century Europe. We welcome individual papers or panels in English that focus on any exile, refuge or migrant return episode that has Europe as its point of arrival or departure. We are particularly interested in addressing the experiences, memories and conceptual issues of return.

A selection of papers will be considered for publication after the conference. Please send abstracts (250 words) to: Dr Alicia Pozo Gutiérrez, Dr Scott Soo

For more information: http://www.soton.ac.uk/ml/research/cominghome.html

Deadline: September 1, 2008

First International Graduate Students' Conference on Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Clark UniversityApril 23-26, 2009 | Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts
The Strassler Family Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University will host the First International Graduate Students’ Conference on Holocaust and Genocide Studies. The conference will provide a forum for graduate students to present original research papers to peers and established scholars. Participants will be able to forge scholarly ties from which further cooperation and research may evolve. This interdisciplinary conference will reflect the full range of issues, concepts, and methods in current Holocaust and Genocide Studies; accordingly, we invite pertinent applications from all fields and from countries around the world.

For full details, please view the call for proposals (PDF).

If you have questions, please contact Raz Segal, Doctoral Student, rsegal@clarku.edu, or Thomas Kuehne, Strassler Professor in Holocaust History, tkuehne@clarku.edu.

Deadline (extended): September 15, 2008

4th Annual Graduate Conference in Political Science, International Relations and Public Policy

The Hebrew University of JerusalemDecember 18, 2008 | Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
The 4th Annual Conference of Graduate Students in the fields of political science, international relations and public policy will convene in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Students of political phenomena who work in related fields are also welcomed to present their work in the conference (e.g. Political and Law, Political History, Political Economy, Political geography, political philosophy, political psychology, and political communication).

This year we offer four workshops:

  • WORKSHOP 1: Theories of Policy Change in Comparative Perspective; Chairs: Prof. Frank Baumgartner (Penn State, USA) & Dr. Raanan Sulitzeanu-Kenan (Hebrew University)
  • WORKSHOP 2: Global & Regional Governance; Chairs: Prof. Tanja A. Börzel (Free University of Berlin) and Prof. Thomas Risse (Free University of Berlin)
  • WORKSHOP 3: Democracy, Constitutionalism and Citizenship; Chairs: Prof. Richard Bellamy (University College, London) & Dr. Dan Avnon (Hebrew University)
  • WORKSHOP 4: Jewish Political Thought; Chairs: Dr. Jeffrey Macy (Hebrew University) & Dr. Moshe Helinger (Bar Ilan University)

For full details, please visit http://gradcon.huji.ac.il/.

Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2008

ECPR Joint Sessions: 2009 and 2010

European Consortium for Political ResearchApril 14-19, 2009 | Lisbon, Portugal
The 2009 Joint Sessions is being hosted by four institutions: the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES-ISCTE); University Institute for Social Sciences Business Studies and Technologies (ISCTE); Institute for Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon (ICS) and Portuguese Political Science Association (APCP).

The ECPR currently welcomes proposals to participate in workshops at the 2009 Joint Sessions. For further information on how to apply to participate please see our website at www.ecpr.org.uk/lisbon/.

Deadline for submission of paper proposals: December 1, 2008

March 22-27, 2010 | Universität Westfälische Wilhelms Münster, Germany
The ECPR currently welcomes proposals to direct workshops at the 2010 Joint Sessions. Further information on how to submit a proposal, together with proposal form can be found on the ECPR website.

Deadline for workshop proposals: February 1, 2009

 

K-12 Schools

Global Updates from World View

World View We hope you are enjoying your summer and taking the time to read a few good “internationally-themed” books. Read on to see what books the folks at World View recommend in this month's Global Update.

To see previous Global Updates from World View, please visit the archive.


Internships

Internship at Analytica

Analytica: thinking laboratory...Analytica is a non-profit independent institution dedicated to helping individuals and institutions with the aim to foster lasting improvement in the democracy and governance in Macedonia and elsewhere in the region of South Eastern Europe.

Internship applicants are expected to be university students, undergraduates or graduates preferably interested in EU studies. They should also have interest in policy research and at least basic research skills. An interest in one or more of Analytica's programmes of research would be an advantage. Proficiency in English is essential. There are no citizenship requirements.

The autumn cycle of the internship runs from October 5 - December 25. Interested applicants should send their CVs (resumes) along with an application letter explaining the reasons behind their application to: info@analyticamk.org, within the specified deadline. Same application procedure applies both for residential and non-residential internship.

For more info about Analytica and its work, please visit: http://www.analyticamk.org/index.html

Deadline: September 10, 2008

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, 2008


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.

Job Announcement: Liaison and Networking Manager - Centre for European Studies, Carleton University

Carleton UniversityThe Centre for European Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa invites applications for the position of Liaison and Networking Manager. This position offers a unique opportunity to develop a Canada-Europe network of research excellence based on a consortium of expertise from across Canada. The person filling the position will be responsible for working with the Director of the Centre and with other professors from across Canada in developing vehicles for linking research outputs in the field of European and EU Studies with relevant constituencies in Canada and Europe, including government agencies, non-governmental organizations, civil society structures, academic institutions, and the business community. Ideally, the position will be filled at the half-time or three-quarter time level (18-28 hours per week), but for the appropriate candidate full-time appointment may also be considered. 

Consideration of applications will commence on July 8, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, you may contact. Prof. Joan DeBardeleben at joan_debardeleben@carleton.ca

For full details and application information, please view the position announcement (PDF).

 

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