of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
October 22, 2008
This week we have:
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CES Fall Speakers Series
Friday, October 24, 2008
Milada Vachudova (UNC Political Science department) will present a public lecture entitled Democratization and EU Leverage in the Post-Communist World. Part of the fall 2008 CES Friday Speaker Series, open to the public. Light refreshments provided.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Michael Bauer (University of Konstanz) will present a public lecture entitled The Politics of EU Annulment Proceedings. Part of the fall 2008 CES Friday Speaker Series, open to the public. Light refreshments provided.
Ghost Stories: Traces of the Holocaust in Paris
Public Lecture | Friday, November 14 | 3:30pm - 5pm | Toy Lounge, Dey Hall, UNC
Graduate Seminar | Thursday, November 13 | 3:30pm - 4:45pm | 201 Dey Hall, UNC
Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Awards Open Information Sessions
FLAS funds are awarded in a competitive process open to graduate students to pursue foreign language and area studies for professional purposes. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an open meeting, held every Fall, where representatives of all the Area Studies Centers with FLAS funding will be present.
For more information about FLAS awards, click here.
American-French-European Union Relations After George W. Bush: Legacies and Opportunities
Thursday, October 23, 2008 | 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | George Watts Hill Alumni Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
The panel discussion and public conversation, followed by a wine and cheese reception, are free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Institut Francais de Washington. Please visit www.unc.edu/depts/institut/Institut/Welcome.html for more information.
Mapping Impulse of Classical Cinema
Thursday, October 23, 2008 | 3:30 pm | Toy Lounge, Dey Hall, UNC Campus
Carolina Critical Thought Reading Group: Roberto Esposito on Biopolitics
Friday, October 24 | 4pm - 6pm | Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Seminar Room, 2nd floor
The focal point of this year's reading group will be Italian political philosopher Roberto Esposito's newly translated book Bios: Biopolitics and Philosophy. In Bíos Esposito argues that the modern individual, with all of its civil and political rights as well as its moral powers, strives to attain immunity from the contagion of the extraindividual, namely, the community.
North Carolina German Studies Seminar
Sunday, October 26, 2008 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | Hillel Center, UNC Campus
Two Works of Irish Theater: Druid Theater Company
October 29, 7:30pm & October 30, 7:30pm | Memorial Hall, UNC
Of special interest—the members of Druid will be presenting 2 master classes with the UNC Dept. of Dramatic Art on Tues. October 28. Visit the Carolina Performing Arts website for more details.
EUSA Conference Teaching Workshops: Extended Deadline
The European Union Studies Association invites proposals for teaching workshops on Europe and the European Union in connection with its 2009 Eleventh Biennial International Conference in Los Angeles.
The teaching workshops are scheduled for Thursday, 23 April 2009 from 8:30 to 12:30am and Saturday, 25 April 2009 from 2 to 6 pm. Workshops may be planned for two hours or four hours and may be offered on one or both days.
The purpose of these workshops is to provide participants with tools, methods, materials, sources and approaches to teaching the European Union. We encourage teaching workshops designed to attract broad and/or diverse audiences including high school, community college, and university teachers (undergraduate and graduate levels).
Deadline: October 31, 2008
American Association of University Professors: Globalization, Shared Governance, and Academic Freedom
June 12-13, 2009 | Washington, D.C.
Among the questions the conference intends to explore are:
Conference strands are not limited to the above topics. Presenters are invited to propose a wide range of issues related to academic freedom, governance, faculty work life, rights and responsibilities. The goal of the conference is to provide a faculty perspective on critical issues in higher education presented in a format accessible to the general public.
Deadline for submission of proposals: October 31, 2008
World View Community College Symposium: Globalization and Global Health Issues
November 12-13, 2008 | Friday Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
EU-US Workshop on Internationalization of Research and Graduate Studies
November 17-18, 2008 | Atlanta, GA
The workshop is organized by the French Presidency of the European Union in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Delegation of the European Commission, the French, Czech, Slovenian and Swedish Embassies and the other 23 EU Embassies in Washington, D.C.
The workshop aims at addressing issues relating to the internationalization of research and higher education. The objectives are: to achieve a common understanding of the current situation and the main trends; to identify key obstacles to increasing transatlantic mobility of students are researchers; to identify ways and means for strengthening the exchange of scientists and engineers between the EU and the U.S. in quantitative as well as qualitative terms.
Please visit www.dlpe.gatech.edu/EUUS-Workshop/ for more information.
Euro Challenge Competition
The Euro Challenge is an exciting educational opportunity for high school students (grades 9 and 10) to learn about the European Union (EU) and the euro. Student teams make presentations answering specific questions about the European economy as a whole and the single currency, the euro. They also pick one member country of the euro area, examine an economic problem at the country level, and identify policies for responding to that problem.
Euro Challenge Expands with New Website and Facebook Page
The Euro Challenge competition is poised to expand greatly in 2009, with up to 100 teams expected to compete in regional rounds and the final round in New York City for cash awards and an exciting trip to Washington D.C., made possible by The Moody's Foundation.
We are pleased to announce that this significant increase in participation will be met with extended support through our new website at www.euro-challenge.org and a Euro Challenge Facebook page, which are now up and running.
Euro Challenge Goals
Euro Challenge in North Carolina: Orientation Session and Free Trip to Brussels!
UNC will host an orientation session for teachers from North Carolina schools participating in the Euro Challenge on November 10, 2008. Teachers enlisting a team in the Euro Challenge will be eligible for one of three spots to travel to Brussels in summer 2009, travel and accommodations paid, on a program organized by the European Commission.
For more information and to register, visit www.euro-challenge.org. For details for NC schools, visit www.unc.edu/depts/europe/academicprograms/eurochallenge.html. Open the registration form here (DOC).
World View Symposium: Globalization and Global Health Issues
Now open to K-12 educators! Please read the above section for more information.
Global Updates from World View
Learn about International Education Week 2008 (November 17-21) in this issue of Global Updates. IEW promotes international understanding and builds support for international educational exchange, better preparing Americans to live, work, collaborate and compete in a global environment. The theme for this year's IEW is International Education: Fostering Global Responsibility and Leadership. IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.
Institute of European Integration Research: Post-Doctoral Research Position
The Institute for European Integration Research
at the Austrian Academy of Sciences
as full-time researcher on post-doctoral level:
initial appointment for 1 or 2 years
starting January 2009,
salary depends on seniority.
Deadline: October 24, 2008
Emigré Memorial German Internship Program
Bundestag offers internship opportunities for U.S. and Canadian students in the German parliament, the Bundestag. The internships are 2 months long in positions matching the student’s interest and experience. Interns will be placed within the Verwaltung, preferably with a Sekretariat working for their preferred Ausschuss. Asides from contributing to the respective offices, interns have the opportunity to study legislative and administrative procedures in the German parliament.
DAAD programs are helping to create good will and professional relationships that will help build a solid basis for relations between Germany and North America. EMGIP Internships were founded in 1965 by Professors Louise Holborn and George Romoser with the assistance of many scholars of German affairs, especially in the social sciences and contemporary history, and with the financial and planning aid of various German offices also interested in encouraging the development of future generations of German experts. In view of the contributions of German émigrés, the experiential program was named Émigré Memorial German Internship Program.
For application details, please view www.daad.org/page/53287/.
Application Deadline: November 1, 2008
U.S. Department of State Summer Student Internships
The U.S. Department of State is now accepting applications for the Summer 2009 Student Internship Program. The U. S. Department of State is the official international relations arm of the President of the United States. The Department is responsible for formulating, implementing and supporting U.S. foreign policy, assisting U.S. citizens abroad and managing the human and material resources that provide the platform for U.S. foreign policy.
The objectives of the internship program are to encourage students to consider careers in foreign affairs, to provide students with valuable work experience in a foreign affairs agency, and to aid the Department in achieving its mission. About half of the internships are in Washington, D.C., with the remaining internships at embassies and consulates abroad.
Please visit www.careers.state.gov/students/selection.html#SIP for more information.
Deadline: November 3, 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
Position Announcement: Professors in Public Policy
Central European University | Budapest, Hungary
Faculty appointed to these positions will teach a number of core courses in the field of public policy. The Higher Education Policy position also involves responsibility for developing and teaching courses in the higher education policy stream (a specialization of the MA in Public Policy). In addition, appointees for both positions will be responsible for supervision of research projects and dissertations at MA and PhD level.
View the position announcement for application details here: www.ceu.hu/jobbank.
Applications must reach the Central European University by Friday October 31, 2008.
Post Doctoral Research Fellow: Centre for Competition Policy
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Centre for Competition Policy seeks a Post Doctoral Fellow with demonstrated research potential, who wishes to develop an academic career in this 3 year post.
The Centre is a focus of research into Competition and Regulation across a range of disciplines, and welcomes applications in the area of competition or regulation policy from within the Economics, Competition Law, Political Science and/or Business disciplines. Applications for this post are particularly welcome from candidates with a background in Political Science. Post doctoral fellows are expected to both contribute to the Centre's research individually, and develop joint research with other Centre members. Details of the current research programme and the Centre members and their interests are given on the CCP website at http://www.ccp.uea.ac.uk.
Closing Date: 12 noon on November 14, 2008.
Lecture: The Return of Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky
Monday, October 27 | 5:00pm | Toy Lounge (4th floor), Dey Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
Tuesday, October 28 | 7pm | Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
Lecture: PhotoNight with National Geographic Fellow
Tuesday, October 28 | 7:30pm - 9pm | Carroll Hall, room 111, UNC-Chapel Hill
Rainier co-directs the National Geographic Society Cultural Ethnosphere Program and the All Roads Photography Program. He is a contributing editor for National Geographic Traveler magazine; a contributing photographer for National Geographic Adventure magazine; and a correspondent on photography for National Public Radio Day to Day program. Rainier also heads the National Geographic Enduring Voices Project that documents endangered languages. He has traveled to all seven continents and gone on expeditions in Africa, Antarctica and New Guinea.
This lecture is hosted by the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication and UNC National Press Photographers Association. For more information, contact Patrick Davison: email@example.com or visit www.carolinaphotojournalism.org.
Lecture by Walter Feldman - The Musical Ritual of the Mevlevi Dervishes: Past and Present
Wednesday, October 29 | 5:30 pm | Room 4003, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
Hosted by the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations and co-sponsored by the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies through a grant from the Charles H. Revson Foundation in honor of Eli N. Evans, '58. For more details, please click here.
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