of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
December 3, 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.
The Berlin Airlift Sixty Years On
Saturday, December 13, 2008 | 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for enrollment and special price. Organized by the UNC Program in the Humanities and Human Values. With support from the Center for European Studies.
New Graduate Course: Teaching Languages Across the Curriculum
INTS 789 | Spring 2009 | TTh 9:30 - 10:45
For more details, please view the course flyer (PDF).
Conditions for Overcoming Nationalistic Populism in Central Europe: The Case of Slovakia
Wednesday, December 3 | 5:30 - 6:30 pm | 4003 FedEx Global Education Center
Sponsored by the UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies.
Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures: (Re)Writing History: Text as Monument to Memory
March 26-28, 2009 | UNC-Chapel Hill
Abstracts are limited to 250 words and may be submitted online only. For abstract submissions, last year's program, and further information, visit our website at: http://ccrl.colloquia.com and see the "Submit a Proposal" link in the top left corner of this page for further instructions.
Deadline: December 20, 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.
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.
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).
Introduction to African Studies for Educators: Online Course
Explore the geography, economics, politics, history, and cultures of Africa with other teachers! Delve deeper into “cutting-edge” knowledge
of historical and contemporary Africa!
Program Manager in West European Studies at Indiana University
Job Description: Performs work requiring advanced knowledge of Western Europe and the European Union's foundation, structure, and the histories and peoples of its member and candidate countries. Manages and collaborates in directing the unit's outreach programs which provide teacher training and other educational outreach to a nationwide clientele of K-12 teachers, government officials, and the general public about the European Union and Western Europe. Manages the business operations of the unit and supervises secretarial staff and part-time student employees. Establishes, interprets, and modifies management policies and procedures within the unit.
Qualifications: Master's degree in International Studies or related field required. Advanced knowledge of the European Union or West European and its languages essential. Ability to use computer/internet tools and search engines to gather information and advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite necessary. Web editing skills and experience with Frontpage, Contribute, or similar software strongly preferred. Experience with Indiana University financial reporting systems (FIS/EPIC) preferred.
Department info: With funding from the US Department of Education, the West European Studies National Resource Center supports activities for the purpose of promoting greater understanding of and interest in Western Europe. For more information, please visit www.iub.edu/~west.
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
Carleton University: Assistant Professor at the Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
The Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies in the Faculty of Public Affairs at Carleton University invites applications for a five-year term appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing July 1, 2009. The position requires a completed Ph.D. (or expected in 2009), evidence of high-quality research, and good teaching potential. Applicants’ fields of expertise may include economics, political economy, economic sociology, or a related field (which may be as an economically-oriented subfield within disciplines other than economics). In addition, a regional specialization in Central and Eastern Europe, particularly in the area of the expanded EU, is preferred.
Deadline: January 9, 2009
Internship at Analytica
Analytica is a non-profit independent institution dedicated to helping individuals and institutions with the aim to foster lasting improvement in the democracy and governance in Macedonia and elsewhere in the region of South Eastern Europe.
Internship applicants are expected to be university students, undergraduates or graduates preferably interested in EU studies. They should also have interest in policy research and at least basic research skills. An interest in one or more of Analytica's programs of research would be an advantage. Proficiency in English is essential. There are no citizenship requirements.
The winter cycle of the internship runs from January 10 - March 30. Interested applicants should send their CVs (resumes) along with an application letter explaining the reasons behind their application to: email@example.com, within the specified deadline. Same application procedure applies both for residential and non-residential internship.
Deadline: December 15, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
We seek candidates with a Ph.D. in political science, or corresponding, and competence within the areas of transnational actors, international institutions, and democracy in global governance. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience of comparative research on the global governance of environmental issues, trade, finance, development, human rights, health, security or migration.
Anglo-German "State of the State" Postdoctoral Fellowships
Universities of Bremen and Göttingen (Department of Politics & Faculty of Law) and University of Oxford (Department of Politics and International Relations & Institute of European and Comparative Law, Faculty of Law)
The program aims to enable outstanding scholars at the start of their careers to spend time in an intellectually stimulating environment and to turn their finished doctoral theses into an English-language manuscript suitable for publication with a good university press. The program also intends to establish an international network of leading scholars specializing in the study of the state.
Further information about this Fellowship Programme and how to apply can be found at the following website: www.politics.ox.ac.uk/about/vacancies/.
Deadline: Noon CET on Monday, 12 January 2009
EUSA Haas Fellowship Competition
The 2007-2009 EUSA Executive Committee is pleased to announce the 2009 EUSA Haas Fellowship Competition, an annual summer fellowship for graduate student EU-related dissertation research. We will offer two unrestricted fellowships of $1,500 each.
Applicants for this Fellowship should submit: (1) A two-page (max 1,200 words) précis of the dissertation research (2) A one-page description that describes the summer project and specifies how the fellowship may be used (3) A CV (4) Ask for a letter of support, which must be from the Chair of the student's dissertation committee; the letter should be sent directly to EUSA (email@example.com) under the heading "2009 Haas Fellowship: letter for [applicant name]" Please send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org, and use the heading “2009 Haas Fellowship: [applicant name].”
Deadline: January 31, 2009
Lecture | Not Just Words: The Remarkable Resilience of Human Rights
Wednesday, December 3 | 5:00 pm | FedEx Global Education Center Auditorium
Dr. Byers' work focuses on the interaction of international law and politics, particularly with respect to human rights, international organizations, the use of military force, the Arctic, and Canada-United States relations. He is a regular contributor to the London Review of Books, The Globe and Mail, and the Toronto Star. Co-sponsored by Office of International Affairs, Center for Global Initiatives, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, African Studies Center, Campus Y, Curriculum in International Studies, Department of African and Afro-American Studies, and the Office of Undergraduate Research.
Human Rights, Global Institutions, and Social Movements in Contemporary Africa
Thursday, December 4 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Room 1005, FedEx Global Education Center
Free and Open to the Public. Please Contact: Eunice Sahle email@example.com for more information.
For all competitions below please send the required documents from a UNC email account to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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