Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
September 25, 2008

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1. CES News
2. Lectures and Events
3. Call for Proposals
4. Seminars and Workshops
5. K-12 Schools
6. Position Announcements
7. EUSA Corner
8. Other International Studies News

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CES News

CES Fall Speakers Series

Henk OverbeekFriday, September 26, 2008
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
FedEx Global Education Center: 4th Floor Seminar Room

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
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
FedEx Global Education Center: 4th Floor Seminar Room

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.

Graeme RobertsonFriday, October 10, 2008
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
FedEx Global Education Center: 4th Floor Seminar Room

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.


Lectures and Events

Film by Polish Filmmaker Lech Majewski

Tuesday, October 7 | Griffith Theatre, Duke University | 8pm

In this intense tale of passion and mortality, a beautiful but dying London art historian named Claudine, obsessed with Hieronymus Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights, spends her last months in Venice with her lover, Chris.

For full details, please visit

Call for Proposals

The Enlarged Europe: European Citizenship & Sustainable Development

Fondation de FranceThe 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).

Website: (trouver un financement - finding financing)

Deadline: September 26, 2008

EUSA Panel and Paper Proposals

European Union Studies AssociationThe 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.

All proposals must be submitted via our online proposal submission forms, located at We do not accept proposals by e-mail, regular mail or via facsimile. Address all questions about the proposal process to or by telephone to 412.648.7635.

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 1920s and 30s were a moment of deep reflection on the identity of Europe. Almost all intellectuals and many artists and other writers of the time expressed their own understanding of Europe: Thomas Mann, Benedetto Croce, Lionel Robbins, Jaques Maritan, Carl Schmitt, Hugo von Hofmannstahl, Ortega Y Gasset, Miguel de Unamuno, Martin Heidegger, the members of the Frankfurt School – to mention just a few. Most of these authors survived the war and were able to see the birth of a new Europe thanks to the Schumann plan and the creation of the EEC.

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.

If you are interested in offering a 20 minute paper please send a title, an abstract of no more than 300 words and, if you wish, a short CV to Dr. Mark Hewitson or to Matthew D’Auria.

For more information, please visit

Deadline: October 1, 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).

The conference has two tracks:

  • Panels: This track holds panels on selected themes. Three papers will be presented in each panel, and participants will not be required to submit a paper in advance. A 90 minute slot will be assigned for each panel. Panel chairs and respondents will be senior faculty members. Consideration for inclusion in this competitive track requires the submission of an extended abstract (approximately 600 words).  
  • Research workshop: This track holds thematic one-day or two-day research workshops. Participation in most workshops will be restricted to paper presenters (preferably doctoral students) and discussants (senior faculty members). A 60-90 minute slot will be assigned for presentation/discussion of each paper. Consideration for inclusion in this highly competitive track requires the submission of an extended abstract (approximately 800 words). Depending on the number of successful applicants, workshops may be extended to two days.  

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)

Proposals for both tracks should be sent to For full details, please visit

Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2008

Seminars and Workshops

Model NATO at Pittsburgh

North Atlantic Treaty OrganizationNovember 13-14, 2008 | University of Pittsburgh, Oakland Campus
The European Union Center of Excellence/European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh would like to invite faculty and undergraduate students to participate in the third annual Model NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization). There are limited travel grants available.

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. 

For more information, please view the conference invitation (PDF) and the Model NATO website.

Registration deadline: Monday, October 13, 2008

K-12 Schools

New Website for Students Preparing for College U.S. Department of Education recently unveiled, 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, 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. delivers the following unique features:

  • Inspiring videos of college students sharing their stories and experiences about how they overcame obstacles to achieve their college dreams;
  • Fresh design picked by students that boasts a non-government look-and-feel;
  • An interactive tool for students to create an “I’m going” personalized roadmap that details the steps to take to get to college;
  • Content organized and presented in a way for students to easily find the answers to their higher education questions: Why Go? What to Do? and How to Pay?

To learn more about this new site, visit Please spread the word to your students.

World View K-12 Online Globalization Courses

October 1 - November 11, 2008
Both online courses immerse educators in an intensive exploration of rapid global changes. The courses discuss global issues in government, economics, cultures, technology, environment and health, culture, and technology impacting our schools and communities, our country, and the planet. By the end of the "Principals and other School Leaders" course, educators should be able to provide leadership in planning and implementing school and system programs to help faculty and students become more globally aware. The goal of the "Teachers" course is to help teachers become aware of the effects of globalization on our world, our country and especially our schools. By the end of the course, teachers should be able to significantly contribute to curriculum planning to help faculty and students become more globally aware.

For more information and to register, visit

Global Updates from World View

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.

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


Position Announcements

European Politics Position at the University of Mississippi

University of Mississippi Department of Political ScienceThe Department of Political Science and the Croft Institute for International Studies ( 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 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

Vanderbilt UniversityThe 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.

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.

Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Université de Montréal-McGill University Institute for European StudiesThe 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:

  1. institutional and legal consolidations in the EU;
  2. the European integration and its impact(s) on the member states' policies and structures;
  3. transatlantic relations and/or the UE as an international actor.

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

European University Institute, FlorenceMax Weber Fellowships | European University Institute | Florence, Italy
The Max Weber Programme is the largest postdoctoral programme 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 Max Weber 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 - 45 postdoctoral fellows are part of the programme.

For more information please see

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 ( 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

Deadline for both fellowships: October 25, 2008

Summer 2008 EUSA Review Now Available

The EUSA Review publishes sets of commissioned essays, or single essays, on timely topics in EU affairs and EU studies every Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. The sets of essays (each called a EUSA Review Forum) are organized by members of the EUSA Executive Committee and written by EUSA members. These essays make excellent teaching tools on important European Union debates, and may be reproduced for classroom use from the EUSA website with recognition of their first publication in the EUSA Review.

Inside the Summer 2008 EUSA Review:

  1. EUSA Review Forum: Europe's Evolving Framework for External Action
  2. EUSA EU Public Opinion and Participation Interest Section Essay
    • Who Are "The Europeans"? - David Michael Green
  3. EUSA EU as a Global Actor Interest Section Essay
    • Interest Section Sponsors Symposium on Transatlantic Relations with EU Ambassador John Bruton - Stephanie Anderson
  4. EUSA EU Public Policy Interest Section Essay
    • Food Security and the Future of CAP Reform - Wyn Grant
  5. Book Reviews
  6. EUSA Call for Papers and Panels
  7. EUSA Call for Teaching Workshops
  8. How to Support the EUSA

Call for Papers: Graduate Student Conference on The Future of the EU: External Challenges and Internal Debates

EUCE at the University of PittsburghSaturday, March 21, 2009 | University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, PA
The European Union is currently facing many challenges that affect its citizens, institutions and policy-making capability. This conference wishes to highlight graduate student research that addresses some of these broad challenges. The Organizing Committee of the 4th Annual Graduate Student Conference on the European Union welcomes papers addressing the theme of the conference. We seek submissions from all disciplines on topics including, but not limited to, European Union politics, economics, governance, security and institutions; and policies including enlargement, immigration, development, trade, transatlantic relations and foreign policy more generally.

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: For more information visit our website:

Deadline for Abstract Submission: December 1, 2008

Other International Studies News

First Gulag Follies Event

Dept. of Slavic & Eurasian Studies at Duke UniversitySeptember 27, 2008 | 8:00pm | Nelson Music Room, East Duke Building, Duke University
This first Gulag Follies event is a concert with world class musicians, entitled Discord: Soviet Music and Memories. Musicians include Jane Hawkins, Fred Raimi, Dmitri Sipovetsky, and Terri Rhodes. The event includes a performed monologue created by Jody McAuliffe from and interview with a Gulag survivor conducted by Jehanne Gheith. For more information:

Sustainability Social

Monday, September 29, 2008 | 5-7pm | Campus Y's Faculty Lounge, UNC
The Sustainability Social is the opportunity to meet other members of the campus community interested in social equity, economic prosperity, and environmental integrity!  The social will include brief introductions from a number of campus groups and refreshments.  All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend.

View the publicity flyer here (PDF).

Global Music Show: Contemporary Japanese Music

*Please note the date change:
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 | 4-5pm | WXYC 89.3 FM 

WXYC will welcome Mark Driscol, Professor of Asian Studies for the next Global Music show. They will discuss Contemporary Japanese Music. View the publicity flyer here.

All archived shows available in streaming audio here.

Japanese Drum, photo by Erik Araujo




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