of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
November 19, 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 Welcomes Visiting European Union Fellow Paul Timmers
CES is pleased to announce that Dr. Paul Timmers will be our new Visiting European Union Fellow at the European Union Center of Excellence at UNC-CH, Spring 2009. Dr. Timmers is Head of Unit ICT for Inclusion within the Directorate-General for Information Society and Media in the European Commission. During Spring 2009 Dr. Timmers will conduct research in collaboration with UNC-CH faculty and will give guest lectures by request on the UNC campus and with other relevant organizations.
Dr. Timmers holds a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics from the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands, and has extensive experience serving in the European Commission. His recent projects have involved developing the 2006 Riga EU Ministerial Declaration setting targets in broadband, ICT & ageing, digital accessibility, inclusive public services, digital literacy and cultural inclusion. He has also worked with defining e-Inclusion large-scale deployment projects in e-accessibility and ageing / chronic disease management and e-Inclusion good practice promotional initiative, addressing the geographic digital divide and remote regions, marginalized young people, minorities, ageing, and people with disabilities. Dr. Timmers' full CV is available here (PDF).
Dr. Timmers, his wife Victoria and their three sons arrive in Chapel Hill in early January. Please contact Ruth Mitchell-Pitts at the Center if you would like to get in touch with Dr. Timmers.
CES Fall Speakers Series
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.
Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Awards Open Information Session
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.
When Women Think About Security: Some Feminist Lessons from the Iraq War
Tuesday, December 2, 2008 | Room 4003, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
Cynthia Enloe is Research Professor at Clark University (MA) and affiliated with the Department of International Development, Community, and Environment and the Women's Studies Program. Much of her work has focused on the struggle for women in developing countries to gain a political voice. Her research on how militaries, governments and corporations shape women's lives has received international acclaim.
Co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies. Download flier for details (DOC).
The Berlin Airlift Sixty Years On
Saturday, December 13, 2008 | FedEx Global Education Center Auditorium, UNC-Chapel Hill
Click here for more details. The tuition for the general public is $120. The optional lunch is $10. Tuition for teachers is $60, and tuition for students is $20. Email email@example.com for enrollment and special price. Organized by the UNC Program in the Humanities and Human Values. With support from the Center for European Studies.
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/
Berlin Program Fellowship Competition
The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies is pleased to solicit applications for its next fellowship competition. The program offers fellowships to scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on modern and contemporary German and European history for a research period in Berlin between 10-12 months.
Deadline: December 1, 2008
ECPR Joint Sessions 2009
April 14-19, 2009 | Lisbon, Portugal
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
Call for Papers: 5th History of European Integration Research Society Colloquium
March 6-7, 2009 | European University Institute, Florence, Italy
Therefore, our interest for this call for papers lies in outlining concrete cases of the use of cultural history approaches and methodologies concerning any period (hence also including analysis related to European integration projects before the foundation of the European Communities, e.g. the interwar period, etc.) and any research area related to the History of European Integration.
We welcome papers from postgraduate researchers at all stages of their career, including first year PhD researchers. Abstracts of 500 words maximum should be sent to:
email@example.com. For any question related to the conference, contact Cristina Blanco Sío-López at: Cristina.Blanco.Sio-Lopez@eui.eu
Deadline: December 15, 2008
NC Educator Study Program to Denmark
Who: NC educators: teachers of all subjects and levels, principals, administrators
What: Professional Development Study Program to Denmark
When: June 13 – 21, 2009
Where: Denmark – Copenhagen and other sites
Why: to help strengthen teaching about Denmark and the European Union
Cost: $2750 per person, including round trip airfare to Denmark, in-country transportation, double occupancy hotel, orientation, study abroad program in Copenhagen and Odense, and follow-up workshop
Program Highlights: We will explore Denmark's approach to renewable energy; how Denmark's social welfare model plays out in education; its role in and relationship with the European Union; and its history and culture, through lectures, field research, a school visit and home stay.
Contact: Angie Bolin, Denmark Programs Coordinator, (919) 420-1360, ext. 200; 1-888-840-8328; or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information and application.
This educator study program is organized of the Center for International Understanding, a program of the University of North Carolina.
World View Study Visits to Turkey
June 17-29, 2009
Deadline: December 1, 2008
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 for Teachers!
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).
Global Updates from World View
Educators often ask members of World View how they can obtain funds for their global education projects. Find out more about grant and award opportunities for educators in this issue of Global Updates.
North Carolina In the News
Read about educators from North Carolina studying places of the Holocaust in the latest edition of North Carolina in the World News. To see previous editions of the newsletter, please visit the archive.
Center for Global Initiatives Program Officer
UNC's Center for Global Initiatives is looking to hire a program officer. This position coordinates the Fulbright Program and other funding opportunities for students and faculty. The position is part-time (75%) and requires a graduate degree. Applications are accepted only through the UNC HR page: https://s4.its.unc.edu/RAMS4/details.do?reqId=1001299&type=N
Deadline: December 15, 2008
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
Call for Papers for 13th Annual Graduate Student Conference: Lifting the Iron Curtain: Twenty Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall
February 6-7, 2009 | Georgetown University, Washington, DC
For more information, please visit http://cges.georgetown.edu/gradconferenceCFP.html.
Abstracts Submission Deadline Extended: December 1, 2008
Call for Papers: The EU in a Comparative Perspective
April 26-28, 2009 | Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
We will not charge a registration fee. The EUCE will offer meals during the conference, but paper givers will be expected to pay travel and accommodation. There will be some limited financial assistance available, especially for younger scholars who cannot get participation financed through their home institutions. If your participation depends on such assistance please state it, including the amount, at the time of submitting your proposal.
Deadline: Abstracts of paper proposal (max 500 words) and a short CV should be mailed to email@example.com by 15 December 2008.
Post-Doc Positions in Lund and Stockholm
Lund University and Stockholm University invite applications for four post-doc positions in political science, oriented toward research on transnational actors, international institutions, and democracy in global governance.
Two of the positions will be part of the research program ”Democracy Beyond the Nation-State? Transnational Actors in Global Governance”. More information about the research program can be found at www.transdemos.se.
The other two positions will be part of the research project ”The Design of International Institutions: Legitimacy, Effectiveness, and Distribution in Global Governance”. More information about the project can be found at www.statsvet.su.se/research/dii.htm.
Position Search: EU Scholar at University of Texas at Austin
The University of Texas at Austin European Center of Excellence at the Robert S. Strauss Center is a multidisciplinary unit of the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law focused on the study of European Union politics and Transatlantic affairs.
Under the theme of Trans-border Opportunities and Challenges, the Center works to spur dialogue on the common challenges facing the European Union and the United States and to create opportunities for Europeans and Americans to discuss and evaluate contending policy solutions. In doing so, the Center engages the best minds in academia, government, business, and the not-for-profit sectors in its activities.
The Center is looking for a European Scholar who can teach a course on European Union politics, broadly defined. Compensation would be 20,000 USD and the length of the contract would be one semester. The applicants should have a strong research background in EU politics and some teaching experience.
If interested, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Artist Exhibition Opportunity
The FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is currently requesting proposals from artists wishing to display work in our gallery. The Center is a hub of international and educational activity and on average hosts well over 1,000 people each week, including members of the University community (students, faculty and staff), local community and visitors from around the world. Please view the call for proposals (PDF) for more information.
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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