of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
November 5, 2008
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CES Award Competition
The Center for European Studies and the European Union Center of Excellence are pleased to announce several competitions for funding for UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and graduate students.
CES Fall Speakers Series
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.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Pablo Beramendi (Duke University Department of Political Science) will present a lecture entitled Distributive Conflict and Institutional Stability in Europe. 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.
Spring 2009 LAC Courses
The Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) program is delighted to offer the following LAC sections during the Spring 2009 semester.
Warsaw Philharmonic, the National Orchestra of Poland
Tuesday, November 11 | 7:30pm | Wait Chapel, Wake Forest Campus, Winston-Salem
Tickets for the performance can be purchased by calling the Wake Forest University box office and are available for $20 general admission (seniors and non-WFU students $17; children under 12 are $5; group discounts available). University Theatre Box Office 336.758.5295
UNC Get-A-Passport Drive
Tuesday, November 18 | 10am - 3pm | Room 4003, FedEx Global Education Center
As part of International Education Week, one-stop passport shopping for students, faculty and staff!
Officials from the U.S. Department of State will be on campus for two
days to accept applications and payment and to answer questions.
Research Triangle Seminar in the History of the Military, War, and Society
Friday, November 21, 2008 | 4-6pm | Duke University, East Campus, 229 Carr Building
Large numbers of women accompanied early modern European armies on campaign, particularly before 1650. Their presence helped to set the logistical parameters of armies, they partnered with men in pillage, and they performed useful gendered functions in camp. However, if we are to explain why so many women ventured on campaign, the thin character of the evidence requires that we go beyond what can be conclusively documented. How great are these interpretive leaps, and how justified are they?
The seminar starts at 4:15 pm. Refreshments will be served before the seminar. Co-sponsored by the Triangle Institute for Security Studies. A pre-circulated paper is available a week in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org (Friederike Bruehoefener). For more information see the website: www.unc.edu/mhss/
World View Community College Symposium: Globalization and Global Health Issues
November 12-13, 2008 | Friday Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
Visualizing Human Rights
In an unconventional forum, “Visualizing Human Rights” brings together painters, photographers, writers, poets, film makers, and printmakers to put a human face on human rights in an effort to reach beyond traditional academic approaches. Dick Gordon from WUNC's "The Story" will lead the opening segment.
Registration is free and required as space is limited. Please go to: http://cgi.unc.edu/vhr/ to register. Deadline: November 10, 2008
EU-US Workshop on Internationalization of Research and Graduate Studies: Travel Funding Available
November 17-18, 2008 | Atlanta, GA
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 December 15, 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.
North Carolina In the News
Post Doctoral Research Fellow: ESRC 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 doctoral research training 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 in the further particulars and on the CCP website at http://www.ccp.uea.ac.uk.
Closing Date: 12 noon on November 14, 2008.
Postdoctoral Research Associate at Jacobs University Bremen
Applications are invited for the post of a Postdoctoral Research Associate in a project on international tax policy in the OECD and the EU. The project is part of a large-scale collaborative research project on the transformation of the state in advanced Western societies, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The starting date is 1st December 2008. The contract ends 31st December 2010. Should funding by the DFG be provided, the contract may be prolonged until 2014.
The ideal candidate holds a PhD in political science or economics, has a background in the political economy of European integration, and has an interest in tax issues. Expertise in quantitative techniques is an asset. He or she will contribute to data collection and analysis of tax policy in the EU and the OECD, and publish research results in national and international journals.
Further information about the project and the Collaborative Research Centre can be found at: www.sfb597.uni-bremen.de/pages/forProjektBeschreibung.php?SPRACHE=en&ID=22
Informal enquiries may be addressed to: Professor Philipp Genschel (email@example.com).
Applications should be submitted to the following address: Jacobs University Bremen, Irina Wiegand, Campus Ring 1, 28759 Bremen, Germany
Deadline: November 15, 2008
South Asian Film Festival
Wednesday, November 5 | 7pm | Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
Part of the South Asian Film Festival.
Latin American Film Festival
Bajo el Tacaná. La Otra Frontera.
Brother Towns / Pueblos Hermanos
Part of the Latin American Film Festival. Organized by the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University.
First Carolina Seminar: Russia and Its Empires, East and West
Wednesday, November 12 | 5:30 p.m. | UNC FedEx Global Education Center, room 4003 Please join us at our first Carolina Seminar on "Russia and Its Empires, East and West." Our presenter will be David Siroky, who is completing his doctoral dissertation in political science at Duke University. His research examines the problem of violent secessionist conflict and aims to address an important debate about the conditions under which secession is a peaceful solution to ethnic conflict. The chapter that he will present for seminar participants to discuss will focus on the case of Kosovo in comparative Balkan perspective.
Please contact Sandi Payne Greene at firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the paper.
Eng & Chang Exhibit: Thailand and North Carolina Connections
November 8-13, 2008 | Peacock Atrium, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
For all competitions below please send the required documents from a UNC email account to email@example.com. All CES grantees are asked to submit a brief (one page) report on the funded project at the end of the grant period. Proposals are evaluated by the Steering Committee of the Center in early March and decisions announced by mid-March.
Deadline for all awards listed below: January 30, 2009
Faculty Curriculum Development Awards
Courses developed under this program should be offered during the academic year following the summer of the award. After this first offering, the courses should be regularly scheduled in departmental course offerings. Students who will benefit particularly from the new courses are majors in the Center for European Studies' newly approved major in Contemporary European Studies.
To submit a curriculum development proposal please send:
Faculty Research Travel Awards
We will make approximately four awards for faculty research travel in the US or Europe related to a project on contemporary European or EU Studies. Proposals will be evaluated by a CES committee. Please send a cover letter including a short (one page) summary of the paper/project, an estimated budget including other sources of funding, and a curriculum vita. Priority will be given to faculty applicants without endowed research accounts.
***Please note: all transatlantic travel awards are contingent upon the faculty member submitting the necessary information (dates and purpose of travel, flight numbers on American carrier) to CES a minimum of 45 days in advance of travel. CES must in turn file a Travel Approval Request (TARS) with the U.S. Department of Education and approval for use of travel funds must be received at least 30 days prior to departure. All boarding passes and receipts must be submitted at the end of the travel period.
Graduate Student Funding Opportunities
CES has several sources of funding for graduate students in contemporary European Studies:
New: European Union Center of Excellence Competition for Undergraduate Travel
Two awards will be made to UNC undergraduate students in the amount of Euro 2000 for participation summer 2009 in a new program organized by the European Commission. Students from 11 EU Centers of Excellence will join a 3-4 day study tour of EU institutions in Brussels. Each award would include funds for travel, accommodation and per diems. Priority will be given to students having declared a major in Contemporary European Studies (EURO).
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