of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
January 28, 2009
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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.
Languages Across the Curriculum Information Session
Thursday, February 5, 2009 | 11:00am-12:30pm | FedEx Global Education Center, Rm 3009
UNC’s Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) Program cordially invites graduate students and faculty from any department to attend its annual information session.
This session provides an overview of UNC's LAC Program, which integrates the use of languages into interdisciplinary courses within the College of Arts and Sciences. Topics covered will include:
Participation in this workshop is strongly recommended for graduate students who wish to apply for upcoming LAC TA positions.
To register for this workshop,
email the following information to email@example.com: Name,
Stage of graduate/professional career,
Foreign language(s) in which you are fluent, Field(s) of research or professional
LAC Professional Development Workshop
History of the Military, War, and Society: A Research Triangle Seminar Series
January 30, 2009 | 2:00-3:30 pm Reading Seminar | 4:00-6:00pm Public Lecture and Reception | 4003 FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
North Carolina German Studies Seminar
February 22, 2009 | 6:00 - 8:00pm | Hillel Center, UNC
During the 1960s, many if not most West Germans seemed to prefer narrow conceptions of democratic citizenship in which citizens simply chose their leaders or vaguely influenced policy. The “68ers,” though, propounded more participatory conceptions. Student protesters complained that media and politicians simply ignored rational petitions and demonstrations. Hence, only deliberate provocation and Regelverletzungen could gain a hearing for challenges to the existing order. The 68ers argues that discussion alone, rational, emotional, or provocative, was insufficient. Only pressure or force would move government to act. Hughes argues that understanding democratization in the FRG requires understanding both the 68ers’ participatory ideas of democracy and the narrower visions, rooted in more authoritarian traditions but also in fears of the crowd and of fascism’s return, that most West Germans propounded.
Please register with Philipp Stelzel (firstname.lastname@example.org) in a timely fashion. Refreshments will be served at 6pm; the seminar will begin at 6:30pm.
For more information, please visit www.unc.edu/ncgs/seminars.html. Cosponsored by the Center for European Studies.
Lectures by Renowned International Economist
2, 2009 | 3:30pm | University Room (first floor), Hyde Hall, UNC-Chapel
5, 2009 | 2:00pm | Gardner Hall Room 211, UNC-Chapel Hill
Bruno Dallago is a professor of economics at the University of Trento in Italy. Dallago is a prolific lecturer and author in economic policy and comparative economics with extensive international experience. In addition to producing work on a variety of international economic topics, Dallago has held numerous appointments as a visiting scholar or professor in countries including the U.S., Japan, China and Hungary. Dallago is the academic director of the Joint European Master in Comparative Local Development, a master's program that aims to provide participants with knowledge and skills for introducing, supporting and coordinating processes of economic change and transformation at the local level.
A Season of Postwar Hungarian Films
Tuesdays at 6:00pm
| Room 402, Dey Hall, UNC
February 3, 2009
| Körhinta/Merry-Go-Round (Zoltán Fábri, 1955)
February 10, 2009
| Így jöttem/My Way Home (Miklós Jancsó, 1964)
Jean Blondel PhD Prize
Each year the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) gives its PhD prize for the best thesis in Politics (broadly conceived to include International Relations, Political Theory and Public Administration) awarded at a full ECPR member institution. This is known as the Jean Blondel PhD Prize. The successful candidate will be awarded a prize of 1000 euro. Candidates will give a presentation of their thesis and receive their prize at the 2010 Joint Sessions of Workshops, and will be given the opportunity to publish a revised version of the thesis in the ECPR Monographs book series.
For more information, please view this PDF.
Deadline: January 31, 2009
Congressional Research Awards
The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. A total of up to $30,000 will be available in 2009. Awards range from a few hundred dollars to $3,500.
The competition is open to individuals with a serious interest in studying Congress. Political scientists, historians, biographers, scholars of public administration or American studies, and journalists are among those eligible. The Center encourages graduate students who have successfully defended their dissertation prospectus to apply and awards a significant portion of the funds for dissertation research.
Complete information about
eligibility and application procedures may be found at
Deadline: February 1, 2009
5th ECPR General Conference
2009 | Potsdam Universität, Potsdam, Germany
Deadline: February 1, 2009
Graduate Student Conference on The Future of the EU: External Challenges and Internal Debates
21, 2009 | University of Pittsburgh
For details, please visit
Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union
April 16-17, 2009
| Scripps College, Claremont, California
Students may pursue a wide range of topics that reflect their interest, expertise, and past research. Topics may deal with any aspect of European integration or transatlantic relations. Papers are required to speak to an element of the European Union, but there are no specific restrictions on subject. Papers should be approximately 3000 words (10-12 pages). Group papers and suggestions for panel discussions are also welcome. Final decisions will be made by Thursday, February 26, 2009. Papers will be due by Friday, March 27, 2009.
For details, please visit http://eucenter.scrippscollege.edu/conference.html.
Deadline for submission of application, including abstracts: February 12, 2009
Summer Study Abroad Program in Turkey
The Departments of Middle East & Religious Studies and the Study Abroad Office are delighted to offer you a summer program in Istanbul, Turkey, commencing in 2009. The program is open to all students from the local universities, and we see this as an opportunity to bring students interested in the study of Islam and the Middle East from UNC, Duke, NC State, Meredith and other Triangle colleges together.
This is a five-week long academic summer program in Turkey. The reading focuses on medieval and contemporary understandings of religion in Turkey, paying particularly close attention to the manifestations of Islam. The academic program will focus on the city of Istanbul (ancient Constantinople), considered among the most impressive and beautiful of ancient cities, and a meeting place of East and West.
Program dates are generally as follows: Summer - mid May to third week in June. For more information, visit http://studyabroad.unc.edu/programs.cfm?pk=1998&test. Email Prof. Omid Safi with any questions at email@example.com. To see pictures of the program in previous years, please view:
Find out more about the Turkey Study Abroad Program by attending the information session:
Application Deadline: February 12, 2009
Germany as a Model? The Environmental and Energy Strategy
June 26 - July
6, 2009 | Berlin, Germany
For details, please visit http://www.studienforum-berlin.de/facultyseminar_2009.html
Early Bird Application Deadline: February 15, 2009
World View Spring Seminars
America and North Carolina Seminar
East and the West Seminar
Both seminars are appropriate for all educators: K-12 and community college, ESL and regular classroom instructors, school counselors, and administrators. 1.5 CEUs will be offered for each seminar.
Online Globalization Course for K-12 Educators
The course will also introduce educators to university and other resources to help them to continue learning about global issues. As a final project, each participant will present a Global Connections Planner for their classroom to support the development of globally competitive graduates.
For details, please visit www.unc.edu/world/OnlineCourses/K-12_teacher_course.shtml
K-12 Media and Technology Specialists' Workshop: Creating a Global Media Center
2009 | Carolina Center for Educational Excellence, UNC-Chapel Hill
For more information, please visit www.unc.edu/world/2009%20Media%20Workshop/2009MediaWorkshop.htm
Global Updates from World View
North Carolina In the News
Call for Papers: The Role of the Administrative Level in ESDP
June 18-19, 2009
| Maastricht University
This exploratory and interdisciplinary two-day workshop analyses recent institutional developments in the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) with a special focus on the role of non-elected actors and units in the decision making process. Its aim is twofold: advancing the theoretical debate about the role of the administrative level in European Foreign Policy and contributing to an empirically informed study of administrative governance in ESDP. Besides contributions from an IR perspective, the organizers of the workshop particularly encourage an input from scholars looking at ESDP through the lenses of comparative politics, public administration, law and organization theory. The workshop is open to both established and young academics as well as to practitioners.
For details, please visit http://www.fdcw.unimaas.nl/staff/default.asp?id=274&page=5.
Deadline for application: February 2, 2009
Post-Doctoral Fellowships on Greece at the London School of Economics and Political Science
Postdoctoral Fellowship on Greece
Following the generous donation of A.C. Laskaridis, we are pleased to announce a Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2009-10. You must already have completed your PhD. We seek a candidate who can undertake research on Greece. For details please visit www.lse.ac.uk/collections/recruitment/jobsAtLSE/currentVacancies.htm#13/08/RES.
Bank of Greece Senior Research Fellow/ Research Fellow in Contemporary
Following the generous support of the National Bank of Greece this fellowship is to facilitate high-quality research and publication(s) relevant to the work of the Hellenic Observatory. You should have a PhD, a strong publication record and knowledge of contemporary Greece. You are invited to submit a full research proposal of your own.
Both posts are fixed-term owing to the external funding provided. For both fellowships: appointments may be made for one year or two for 6 months consecutively. A full application pack can be obtained at www.lse.ac.uk/jobsatLSE. If you cannot download the pack, email HR.Recruit.Res@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 6183 quoting appropriate reference number.
Deadline: February 3, 2009
Late Monica Cockfield Memorial Scholarship for a PhD in European Studies
Every year the University of Salford offers a number of Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs) for suitably qualified candidates wishing to study for a PhD. The European Studies Research Institute is very happy to announce that it is in a position to also advertise for a Lady Monica Cockfield Memorial Trust PhD scholarship in European studies with the aim to provide a student from a low-income background, ideally with links to the North-West of England, the chance to study for a PhD on European integration. Applications are now invited for PhD study based in the European Studies Research Institute (ESRI). The PhD scholarship is worth £12,000 per annum over three years and is open to UK/EU students.
For details on how to apply for a PhD please visit: www.esri.salford.ac.uk
Deadline: February 6, 2009
MA in European Politics at University College Dublin
The fates of Europe’s states, as well as the lives of their citizens, are increasingly intertwined across national borders. Against this background, this programme is design to deepen students’ knowledge of European politics at the comparative- national level and the level of the European Union. All students take a combination of core and elective modules and then write a research thesis under the supervision of one of the European politics specialists in the School of Politics and International Relations. The European Politics stream of the MA programme in Politics is ideally suited to students seeking a deeper knowledge of the theory and practice of European governance. In addition, its research-oriented components provide very good foundations for further studies related to European politics.
For details, please visit www.ucd.ie/spire/graduatestudies/taughtprogrammes/mapoliticseuropean/
Deadline: February 7, 2009
Funded PhD Positions on Global Governance at Stockholm University
The Department of Political Science, Stockholm University, invites applications for three Ph.D. student positions, oriented toward research on global governance. Successful applicants will follow the general doctoral program at the department, and write their dissertations within the research project ”The Design of International Institutions: Legitimacy, Effectiveness, and Distribution in Global Governance,” financed by the European Research Council and directed by Associate Professor Jonas Tallberg. The project will last for the period 2009 to 2013 and be conducted within an internationally composed group of both junior and senior researchers.
The positions are fully funded for a period of four years. Ph.D. students receive a gross monthly salary of approximately SEK 20 000 ($ 2500, € 2000), including full social benefits, and are not required to pay any tuition.
More information about the project can be found at www.statsvet.su.se/research/dii.htm. More information about the doctoral program in political science and the application procedure can be found at www.statsvet.su.se/English/ProspectiveStudent/how_to_apply.htm. Further inquiries can be directed to Associate Professor Jonas Tallberg, ph. +46-8-163068, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: February 14, 2009
Creating a World Without Poverty
5, 2009 | 11:00am | Koury Auditorium, Kenan-Flagler Business School,
Muhammad Yunus is considered to be the pioneer of micro-credit, a strategy to reduce poverty by providing small loans to some of the world’s poorest. These loans allow borrowers, mostly women, to establish or expand businesses that support the family and benefit the local community. Believing that credit is a fundamental human right, Yunus established the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh in 1983 and currently serves as managing director. Over $7.43 billion has been loaned through Grameen Bank with the average loan recovery rate 98.24 percent. Today, lending institutions in more than 100 countries operate based on the Grameen Bank model that Yunus created.
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For more information
call (919) 962.2435, or visit http://global.unc.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=792&Itemid=94.
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 (except FLAS) 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). Application details forthcoming; deadline will be in mid-March.
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