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September 25, 2008
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CES Fall Speakers Series
Friday, September 26, 2008
Public lecture by Henk Overbeek (Professor of International Relations, Dept. of Political Science, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam). Part of the fall 2008 CES Friday Speaker Series, open to the public. Light refreshments provided.
Friday, October 3, 2008
Public lecture by Claude Mossieri on the European Court of Justice. Part of the fall 2008 CES Friday Speaker Series, open to the public. Light refreshments provided.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Public lecture by Graeme Robertson of the UNC Political Science department. Part of the fall 2008 CES Friday Speaker Series, open to the public. Light refreshments provided.
Film by Polish Filmmaker Lech Majewski
GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS
For full details, please visit http://fvd.aas.duke.edu/screensociety/schedule.php
The Enlarged Europe: European Citizenship & Sustainable Development
The Fondation de France will consider projects submitted by French partners. Non-profit organizations (including associations) which have already undertaken -or who wish to undertake- a joint action in the field of sustainable development with a recognized counterpart in at least one of the following ten selected countries: Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. Special attention will be given to proposals involving partners in a number of European countries or the south coast of the Mediterranean.
Projects must contribute to one of the aims of sustainable development i.e. conservation of resources, biodiversity and the environment; social cohesion and solidarity across territories and between generations; the fight against climate change; stimulation to growth in line with responsible methods of production and consumption, etc. Important factors for their management are questions of participation, management organization, horizontal approach and joint evaluation. Special attention will be given to those projects encouraging or reinforcing European networks (including France) in the field of sustainable development.
In order to encourage applicants to develop a variety of partnerships, in particular on a local basis, the Fondation de France never finances a project in its entirety. Financing plans must detail other financial partners approached or acquired, the forecast proportion of internal financing and an estimation of voluntary work. As an indication, the amount granted annually to each project will be in a range between 10,000 and 50,000 euros. Multi-year projects will be considered.
When you have completed the grant request, in English, attach the required administrative documents and where applicable, annexes to facilitate evaluation of the project and send your dossier to the Fondation de France (Word format, maximum 4 megabytes).
Deadline: September 26, 2008
EUSA Panel and Paper Proposals
The European Union Studies Association invites scholars and practitioners engaged in the study of Europe and the European Union to submit panel and paper proposals for its 2009 Eleventh Biennial International Conference, April 23-25 in Los Angeles, California. This conference also marks the 20th anniversary of EUSA.
The firm deadline for receipt of paper and panel proposals is September 30, 2008. You will be notified of the Program Committee’s decision regarding your proposal by December 15, 2008.
For more information, please view the call for proposals (PDF).
Europe Before the European Community, 1918-1957: Images and Ideas
December 11-12, 2008 | University College London, London, United Kingdom
The purpose of this conference is to shed light on the understanding of Europe and on representations and discourses concerning its identity between 1918 and 1957 by studying the ideas of some of Europe’s most prominent intellectuals, writers and artists. Above all, the conference aims to analyse how their perception of Europe changed between the crisis produced in the aftermath of the Great War and its rebirth with the creation of the EEC.
For more information, please visit www.ucl.ac.uk/ces/events/index.htm
Deadline: October 1, 2008
4th Annual Graduate Conference in Political Science, International Relations and Public Policy
December 18, 2008 | Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
The conference has two tracks:
This year we offer four workshops:
Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2008
Model NATO at Pittsburgh
November 13-14, 2008 | University of Pittsburgh, Oakland Campus
The Model NATO is a simulation of a North Atlantic Council (NAC) meeting. Undergraduate students will play the role of national ambassadors to NATO from one or more of the 26 member states and resolve issues facing the Alliance. The actual agenda will be determined by the delegates themselves during the first session of the simulation. Participants should have some prior knowledge of NATO, acquired through courses, independent research, or previous Model NATO experience.
We believe that the Model NATO enhances students' understanding of classroom learning and gives them a real sense of the challenges involved in the decision-making process of the Alliance. The University of Pittsburgh's Model NATO conference is only the second such simulation in the United States—and the only one outside of Washington, DC. We hope that you will participate in this unique opportunity for undergraduate students.
Registration deadline: Monday, October 13, 2008
New Website for Students Preparing for College
The U.S. Department of Education recently unveiled College.gov, a new website that aims to motivate students with inspirational stories and information about planning, preparing and paying for college. Designed with students’ input and participation, College.gov was created by the U.S. Department of Education to be a go-to online resource for credible information about college that also provides real life experiences of peers who are already attending college. Young people who may have not considered higher education a viable option will be engaged, informed, and inspired to create their own "roadmap" to college.
College.gov delivers the following unique features:
To learn more about this new site, visit www.college.gov. Please spread the word to your students.
World View K-12 Online Globalization Courses
October 1 - November 11, 2008
For more information and to register, visit http://www.unc.edu/world/regform.shtml.
Global Updates from World View
Welcome back for the new school year! We at World View wish you great success this year and encourage you to discover new ways for teaching with a global perspective. North Carolina is a leader in global education and there are valuable resources within our state to help you internationalize the way you and your students think and learn. Global connections can be made in every lesson each day, and this issue of Global Updates will help you get started or augment what you are already doing. Check out the list of ideas and resources available in North Carolina, on the internet, and beyond, as well as a few articles on global education.
European Politics Position at the University of Mississippi
The Department of Political Science and the Croft Institute for International Studies (www.croft.olemiss.edu) invite applications for an Assistant Professor of Political Science in European Politics. This is a tenure-track position beginning August 2009. The successful candidate will have his/her research and teaching focus on the European Union and be able to teach 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 foreign language proficiency, strong quantitative methods skills, and demonstrated excellence in teaching are required. Candidates must 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.
Position in European Union and European Politics
The Department of Political Science at Vanderbilt University invites applications and nominations from outstanding political scientists for a tenured or tenure track appointment as Assistant Professor with a specialization in European Union and European Politics. The department encourages applications from the best possible candidates to enhance its growing scholarly reputation and teaching effectiveness, and especially to help it pursue its focus on research on substantively important issues of politics using advanced methods. The appointment will begin in Fall 2009. Salary and benefits are highly competitive.
To assure full consideration, applications should be received by October 1, 2008, but applications are welcomed now and interviews or campus lectures may be scheduled at any time. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. All applicants should send a letter of application, a complete curriculum vitae, and a list of professional references. In addition to these items, applicants who would qualify for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor should also send a single writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and information on teaching experience and performance. The Ph.D. is required for appointment to a tenured or tenure track position. Vanderbilt is an AA/EO employer. Its Department of Political Science particularly encourages applications from minorities and women.
Send all application materials to: John G. Geer, Acting Chair, Department of Political Science, Vanderbilt University, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, VU Station B Box 351817 Station B, Nashville, Tennessee 37235-1817.
The 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 2008-2009. It may also award postdoctoral fellowships to Ph.D. candidates who have submitted their dissertation for defence and will be defending it not later than December 2008. These fellowships aim at assisting young scholars in establishing a research base at an important time in their research careers.
The IES' research program focuses on three broad themes:
Candidates who are awarded a postdoctoral fellowship will have to present their work in progress in a seminar organised by the IES. At the end of the award, they will have to submit an article for evaluation to a recognized scientific journal. Candidates who are awarded a postdoctoral fellowship are expected to participate actively in the IES' seminars, colloquium, round tables, conferences etc. They may also have to participate in the planning of activities organised at the IES.
For full details, please view the call for applications (PDF).
Deadline: October 1, 2008
Postdoctoral Fellowships at the European University Institute
Max Weber Fellowships | European University Institute | Florence, Italy
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 - 45 postdoctoral fellows are part of the programme.
For more information please see www.eui.eu/Servac/Postdoctoral/MaxWeberFellowships/Jean Monnet Fellowships | European University Institute | Florence, Italy
Through its Jean Monnet Fellowship Programme the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies offers yearly approximately 20 fellowships to post-docs in an early stage of their academic career. During their stay at the RSCAS, fellows work on a research topic that fits well in the overall research profile of the RSCAS (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 see www.eui.eu/Servac/Postdoctoral/JeanMonnetFellowships/
Deadline for both fellowships: October 25, 2008
Summer 2008 EUSA Review Now Available
Inside the Summer 2008 EUSA Review:
Call for Papers: Graduate Student Conference on The Future of the EU: External Challenges and Internal Debates
Saturday, March 21, 2009 | University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, PA
Abstracts should be 250-300 words in length and will be accepted only via email as a Word document or PDF attachment; please include a current CV with your submission. Only authors enrolled in a degree granting graduate or professional program are eligible to participate.Please submit abstracts and any inquiries to: EUconf@pitt.edu. For more information visit our website: www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce/events/gradconf/
Deadline for Abstract Submission: December 1, 2008
First Gulag Follies Event
September 27, 2008 | 8:00pm | Nelson Music Room, East Duke Building, Duke University
Monday, September 29, 2008 | 5-7pm | Campus Y's Faculty Lounge, UNC
View the publicity flyer here (PDF).
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