Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
February 25, 2009

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1. CES News
2. Lectures and Events
3. Grants and Fellowships
4. Call for Proposals
5. Seminars and Workshops
6. K-12 Schools
7. Position Announcement
8. Internships
9. EUSA Corner

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CES News

European Union Center of Excellence Competition for Undergraduate Travel to Brussels

European Parliament, Brussels,  BelgiumJune 2009 | Brussels, Belgium
Three awards will be made to UNC undergraduate students for participation summer 2009 in a new program organized by the European Commission. Students from EU Centers of Excellence across the U.S. will join a 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).

To download the application and view the itinerary, please visit

Deadline: 5:00pm on March 17, 2009

Call for LAC TAs

UNC's Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) Program is currently seeking experienced bilingual TAs to lead LAC discussion sections for the following Fall 2009 courses:

  • FRENCH LAC section for HIST 159: 20th-Century Europe
  • FRENCH LAC section for INTS 210: Global Issues in the 20th Century
  • GERMAN LAC section for GERM 270: German Culture and the Jewish Question
  • GERMAN LAC section for HIST 159: 20th-Century Europe
  • SPANISH LAC section for INTS 210: Global Issues in the 20th Century
  • SPANISH LAC section for POLI 238: Contemporary Latin American Politics

Applicants should be native speakers or possess advanced proficiency in the target language, and demonstrate relevant teaching experience at the postsecondary level. Advanced graduate students with interdisciplinary interests are especially encouraged to apply. Preference will given to applicants who have attended a LAC pedagogy workshop and/or intend to pursue the Graduate Certificate in LAC Instruction (visit for more information).

For information on the responsibilities of LAC TAs, the eligibility requirements, and the application procedure, visit

Application Deadline: Friday, March 27, 2009

Languages Across the Curriculum Instructional Workshop

Thursday, March 5, 2009 | 11:00am - 12:30pm | FedEx Global Education Center, 4th Floor
UNC's Languages Across the Curriculum Program cordially invites graduate students and faculty from any department to attend the LAC Instructional Workshop.

This best practices teaching workshop provides a forum for experienced and prospective LAC TAs to share ideas and instructional resources. The following presentations will be featured:

  • A LAC Variety Pack: Varying Approaches to Teaching LAC Recitations
    Jonathan Risner (CMPL), Spanish LAC TA
  • Teaching and Learning in the Multi-Proficiency LAC Classroom: Challenges and Solutions
    Helene Ducros (GEOG), French LAC TA
  • Selecting Materials for LAC Sections
    Sherine El-Toukhy (JOMC), Arabic LAC TA

Participation in this workshop is strongly recommended for graduate students who wish to apply for upcoming LAC TA positions. For information on available Fall 2009 positions, visit

To register for this workshop, email the following information to Name, Home department, Stage of graduate/professional career, Foreign language(s) in which you are fluent, Field(s) of research or professional interest.

To learn more about LAC at UNC, email or visit

These workshops are sponsored by UNC's Center for European Studies, Center for Global Initiatives, Institute for the Study of the Americas, and African Studies Center and is made possible by Title VI grants from the US Department of Education.

North Carolina German Studies Seminar

Map of Germany in Flag FormSunday, March 22, 2009 | 6:00 - 8:00pm | Hillel Center, UNC
As part of the North Carolina German Studies Seminar & Workshop Series, Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand (Appalachian State University) will present a seminar on Performing Literature and/as History: The Stadtmuseum of Wolframs Eschenbach.

Town museums usually display town history. How does one begin to understand a town that reads its history in the literary creation of an author that we suppose to have lived around 1200 but of whom we have no “real” evidence other than his poetry? Instead of the usual farm implements and period costumes, the Stadtmuseum of Wolframs-Eschenbach showcases the artistic products of the town’s alleged most famous son, the medieval poet Wolfram von Eschenbach. Wolframs-Eschenbach and its museum are thus one of the most unique examples of modern performativity and medieval literature. In the Stadtmuseum, the connections between medieval literature and the town’s history become concrete (become memory) in a very intentional way. In this talk, Sterling-Hellenbrand will explore the genesis and concept of the museum as a work of “modern medievalism” or the “living middle ages.”

Please register with Philipp Stelzel ( in a timely fashion. Refreshments will be served at 6pm; the seminar will begin at 6:30pm.

For more information, please visit Cosponsored by the Center for European Studies.


Lectures and Events

Research Triangle Seminar in the History of the Military, War, and Society

Friday, March 20, 2009 | 4:00 - 6:00 pm | Duke University East Campus, Carr Building, Room 229, 114 Campus Drive
Heather Perry (UNC Charlotte, Dept. of Modern German and European History) ) will present a seminar entitled Recycling the Disabled: Medical Mobilization in World War I Germany. The breathtaking technology of the First World War paradoxically destroyed and re-created the male body. Soldiers who would have died from less devastating wounds in previous wars, returned from the trenches as mutilated bodies and unrecognizable figures. The unexpectedly high human cost of trench warfare was a constant drain on fit and healthy workers needed elsewhere in the German war economy. The presentation examines the response of German industry and medicine to this crisis and argues that through envisioning the male body as a machine that needed to be repaired and/or reproduced, medical professionals were able to rationalize the artificial re-creation of the wounded body. Ultimately, it demonstrates that modern medical technology allowed for the physical "recycling of the disabled" within the labor economy of WW I Germany.

The seminar starts at 4:15 pm. Refreshments will be served before the seminar. A pre-circulated paper is available a week in advance at (Friederike Bruehoefener)

For more information, please visit

Flag of Hungary

A Season of Postwar Hungarian Films

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 | 6:00pm | Room 402, Dey Hall, UNC |
Please join us for a free screening of Mephisto (István Szabó, 1981). This film is Hungary’s first Oscar-winner, a stunning portrait of the artist under totalitarianism. The film will be shown with English subtitles.

Grants and Fellowships

IIPP Fellowship Program for Undergraduate Sophomores

The Institute for International Public PolicyThe Institute for International Public Policy serves to enhance US national security and global competitiveness by promoting excellence, international service, and awareness among a broader, more representative cross-section of the American citizenry. With 15 years of demonstrated excellence as the leading provider of international affairs and public policy education for underserved minority college students, IIPP has educated and trained almost 300 International Affairs Fellows. Our focus is on providing quality education and practice opportunities to minority students beginning in their sophomore year of college.

If you're Interested in learning more about IIPP and the application process, IIPP will be offering a number of web seminars (webinars) online in the weeks leading up to the application deadline. For details, please visit the IIPP website.

Deadline: March 16, 2009

Call for Proposals

Slovo: An inter-disciplinary journal of Russian, Eurasian and East European affairs

SlovoVolume 21.2 | School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London
Contributions, including research articles, book and film reviews, and review articles are welcome from all research students and academics. Submissions to the Board of Editors may be sent via e-mail attachment ( or on a CD in Microsoft Word format. All research articles must include a 100-200 word abstract and adhere to the MHRA Style guide in advance of submission (available for download for free from the MHRA website).

If you have any queries about becoming a contributor for Slovo please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via and we will be happy to assist. For more information about Slovo visit our website:

Deadline for article submissions: March 14, 2009

EU-US ATLANTIS Program on Cooperation in Higher Education and Vocational Training

The 2009 ATLANTIS Call for proposals covers the following actions:

This Action provides support for consortia of EU and U.S. higher education institutions to implement dual/double or joint degree programmes “Transatlantic Degrees”. Transatlantic degree consortia projects may apply for three types of funding: i) flat rates/fixed amounts to consortia institutions for the administering of the project, ii) transatlantic mobility grants to EU and U.S. students and iii) transatlantic mobility grants to EU and U.S. faculty.

This Action provides funding for international curriculum development projects that involve short term transatlantic mobility that is not directly related to awarding of a joint or dual/double degree. Consortia applying for such a project must be able to demonstrate a proven track record in transatlantic cooperation and exchanges including those funded under preceding EU-U.S. agreements. Support includes mobility stipends for students and faculty and flat rates/fixed amounts for the consortia institutions.

This Action provides support to multilateral EU-US projects and activities designed to enhance collaboration in the higher education and vocational training field. The EU side of the consortia implementing policy oriented measures may apply for a funding of up to 75% of the project cost incurred by the EU side up to a maximum of EUR 70,000. The duration of projects is two years.

The detailed guidelines and application forms can be found at the following website:

Deadline: March 23, 2009

Seminars and Workshops

Call for Nominations: Youth Summit at the Strasbourg NATO Summit - "NATO in 2020: What lies ahead"

This April, young leaders from across the Atlantic Community will meet on the margins of the 60th Anniversary NATO Summit in Strasbourg for a major event, 'NATO in 2020: What lies ahead?' At Strasbourg, the emerging generation of leaders will focus on NATO's future and the global security challenges ahead. High-level experts and policy makers will address the delegates and will challenge them to reflect on a broad range of political and social topics related to global security and the NATO Summit.

As an organizing partner of 'NATO in 2020', the Atlantic Council of the Unites States is able to nominate up to four American young professionals or advanced graduate students to represent the United States at this important event. Non-US applicants should contact their national Youth Atlantic Treaty Association chapter for details on applying (further information at Nominees should be chosen from a broad range of professional fields and expertise, including the social sciences, public policy, economics, law, journalism, political science, business, and related fields. Nominees should by no means be limited to those who have expertise of NATO and security issues, but should be drawn from other fields as well. The recruitment process will be highly competitive and only two U.S. nominees will be selected as finalists.

Finalists will be flown to Strasbourg and provided with accommodations during the event. There is no cost to attend and all travel, room and board costs will be provided by the organizers. Please note that the approximate arrival date is April 1st and departure is April 4th or 5th.

To apply for nomination, qualified American graduate students or young professionals should submit the following documents via email to

  • Application Form
  • Applicant Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • A one page motivational letter outlining the applicant’s background and explaining why they want to attend the event.
  • Copy of applicant passport (.jpg)
  • Small (jpg) photo of applicant

Deadline: February 28, 2009

EU Visitors Program

European Union Visitors ProgramThe European Union, Delegation of the European Commission to the U.S. in Washington, D.C., is accepting applications for the 2010 European Union Visitors Program. This is an expenses paid 5-8 day visit to the European Commission in Brussels to enhance knowledge of the European Union and meet with various EU officials. The Visitors Program brings young leaders from a variety of countries outside the European Union to Brussels to gain a better understanding of the Union's goals, policies and peoples through firsthand experience and to increase mutual understanding between professionals from non-EU countries and their EU counterparts.

Those eligible to participate are government officials (local, state and federal), journalists, trade unionists, educators, officials of nonprofit, non-governmental organizations and other professionals in their mid-twenties to mid-forties with career-related interests in the European Union. The EUVP is not open to students.

For details, please view this brochure (PDF) and visit

Deadline: March 1, 2009

The EU and NATO in the 21st Century: Security Collaborators or Competitors?

April 7, 2007 | University of Pittsburgh
This one-day conference will bring together academics and practitioners to explore how the EU
and NATO are coping with the evolving defense and security environment in Europe and
beyond, and its impact on the crucial transatlantic relationship with the U.S. The conference
will also examine the impact of the following on the EU, NATO and their interrelationship: the
EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), European Security and Defense Policy (ESDP), the European security strategy adopted in 2003, NATO’s “Strategic Concept” adopted at the 1999 summit, the demands of its numerous partnerships with non-NATO states, and its efforts to modernize itself at the 2002 and 2004 summits. Both the EU and NATO face military
challenges today, but more often than not these are in an “out of area” context and/or involve
asymmetrical conflicts including insurgencies and terrorism. One or more presentations may
also address what form, functions and strategies European security institutions, and their
relationship with the U.S., may need to adopt in the face of these and future security

For more information, please click here:

K-12 Schools

European Union Center of Excellence Competition for K-12 Teacher Travel to Brussels

Brussels, BelgiumJune, 2009 | Brussels, Belgium
Two awards will be made to North Carolina K-12 teachers for participation summer 2009 in a new program organized by the European Commission. Teachers from 11 EU Centers of Excellence will join a four day study tour of EU institutions in Brussels. Each award would include funds for travel, accommodation and per diems. Priority will be given to teachers enrolling a team in the 2009 Euro Challenge competition. In future years, priority may also extend to teachers attending UNC EU Center teacher workshops.

To download the application and view the itinerary, please visit

Deadline: 5:00pm on March 17, 2009

The European Union and the Euro: A K-12 Workshop

May 7-8, 2009 | FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
Want to learn more about the European Union? World View and the UNC European Union Center of Excellence have partnered together to offer a 1½ day workshop on the European Union. Designed to help North Carolina K-12 teachers better understand our interconnected world, this workshop will include presentations by EU scholars on the European Union and the Euro currency. Resources that use technology to enhance content and better integrate the EU in the school’s curriculum will also be provided. One CEU will be awarded for completion of the program.

Registration fee is at the low cost of $50 per person and includes hotel accommodations in Chapel Hill on May 7, travel reimbursement, and lunch on May 8.

Space is limited to 30 participants, so please register today by filling out the registration form (PDF). For additional information, contact World View at 919/962-9264 or email

World View Spring Seminars

Middle East and the West Seminar
March 25-26, 2009 (1.5 days) | Friday Center, UNC
Co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies at UNC at Chapel Hill, this seminar will examine contemporary issues facing the Middle East and the West as they encounter one another in an increasingly globalized world. This seminar will also introduce educators to the region’s cultures, politics, religions, and economy. Application sessions will feature methods and resources for including the study of the Middle East in K-12 and community college classrooms.

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.

For details, view To register, please open this flyer (PDF).

Global Updates from World View

World View The Middle East is in the news daily. Are we doing enough to educate our students about this important region of the world? This issue of Global Updates provides many internet resources for teaching and learning about the Middle East.

To see previous Global Updates from World View, please visit the archive.


Position Announcement

Executive Director of European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill

UNC-Chapel Hill Center for European StudiesThe Center for European Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for the position of Center Executive Director, employment beginning as soon as possible but no later than June 1, 2009. The Center is composed of a Title VI National Resource Center, a European Union Center for Excellence, and the Trans-Atlantic Masters program. The Executive Director is the chief administrative officer for these programs and is responsible for writing Center grants and administering Center programs. Teaching in the Trans-Atlantic Masters program is an optional duty. The Center for European Studies is one of five Centers in the United States with both Title VI and EUCE grants and thus ranks in the top tier of European Studies programs in the US. Further information about the Center can be obtained at A master's degree, preferably in modern European Studies, is required. PhD or ABD preferred. Salary range: $60,000-$75,000 depending on qualifications.

Candidates should apply at (search in EPA non-faculty positions) and attach a CV and cover letter. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer and educator. Review of applications will begin immediately. Please submit reference letters to: John D. Stephens, Director, Center for European Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB# 3449, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3449 (

Deadline: March 26, 2009


Internship at Analytica

Analytica Thinking LaboratoryAnalytica 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 spring cycle of the internship runs from April 10 - June 30. Interested applicants should send their CVs (resumes) along with an application letter explaining the reasons behind their application to:, within the specified deadline. Same application procedure applies both for residential and non-residential internship.

For more info about Analytica and its work, please visit:

Deadline: March 15, 2009

EUSA Corner
Following are meetings and announcements from the European Union Studies Association, of which the UNC-CH Center for European Studies is a sustaining member.

Conference in Oxford: Constitutional Pluralism in the EU

University of OxfordMarch 20-21, 2009 | Institute of European and Comparative Law | St. Anne's College, Oxford
Constitutional pluralism has become immensely popular among scholars who deal with the European integration and global governance. Fortunately, important challenges against this approach have been raised as well, questioning its compatibility with the very nature of law and the values which law brings to constitutionalism. The purpose of this conference is to enhance dialogue between these scholars and to test viability of the idea of constitutional pluralism in practice. Inviting the most prominent scholars in the field – indeed, some of them could be called “the founding fathers of constitutional pluralism” – together with a younger generation promises to create a dynamic and mutually engaging environment which will ideally transform into a collaborative community.

In order to promote the dialogic nature of the whole event, most of the papers should be made available in advance on a webpage of the conference, so that participants can familiarize themselves with their content and the presenters can focus on the main points of their papers. An emphasis will be put on discussion within each panel, inviting the participants to the conference to contribute actively to its outcome.

Full programme and registration form available here:

Deadline: February 27, 2009

PhD and Post-Doc Fellowships: Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences

Bremen International Graduate School of Social SciencesThe Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) invites applications to its Ph.D. and Post-doc program. BIGSSS is an inter-university institute of the University of Bremen (UB) and Jacobs University. The program is funded by the German Excellence Initiative. The program provides close supervision of dissertation work within a demand-tailored education and research framework. BIGSSS is part of an international network of highly acknowledged graduate programs. It supports its Ph.D. and Post-doc Fellows in achieving early scientific independence, providing funds for conducting, presenting and publishing their research. The language of instruction is English.

For details, please visit and view the call for applications:

Deadline: March 15, 2009

MPIfG Doctoral Fellowships

The International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) offered jointly by the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies and the University of Cologne invites suitable candidates to apply for up to seven doctoral fellowships in economic sociology and political economy.

Applicants must hold a Diploma or a Masters degree in political science, sociology, organization studies or related fields. Degrees must be received by September 2009. Fellowships will start on October 1, 2009, and will be awarded for one year with the option of two additional years. Working languages at the Research School are English and German.

For more information see the MPIfG website, where the application forms can be downloaded.

Deadline: March 15, 2009

PhD Positions: Administrative Governance

Maastricht UniversityMaastricht University | The Netherlands
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht University invites talented researchers, with a background in European Studies, Political Science or International Relations to apply for newly opened PhD positions. These salaried positions will contribute to the Faculty’s core research project on Administrative Governance in the European Union. For more information about this project, about the type of research proposals we would welcome and about the application procedure, please visit our website:


  • 16 March: deadline for candidates to show their interest (submit CV).
  • 10 May: deadline submission full proposals by candidates (submit research proposal)
  • June: presentation proposal by a selected number of candidates.

For more information contact P. van Eijs ( or one of the project leaders mentioned on the website.

Post-Doctoral Studentships in Luxembourg

University of LuxembourgThe University of Luxembourg currently has an opening for an Assistant/Doctoral Student in Political Science. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to undertake a PhD in the area of European Public Policy, while also participating more generally in the teaching and research activities of the University’s expanding, interdisciplinary European Governance programme. Full details of the position are available on the University website.

Candidates interested in pursuing doctoral studies in the area may also be eligible to apply under the more general research studentship scheme (‘Aides à la Formation-Recherche’) of the national research council (deadline 15 March). To discuss any potential projects in the areas of European Politics and Public Policy, as well as the application procedure, please contact Robert Harmsen, Professeur en Sciences Politiques at or +352 466644 9640.

Deadline: March 27, 2009

New Degree in Multi-level and Regional Politics

University of EdinburghUniversity of Edinburgh | Edinburgh, Scotland
The MSc in Multi-level and Regional Politics is the first degree of its kind in Europe. From nationalist mobilization to multi-level democracy, from devolution to globalization, and from European Union studies to regional analysis, this degree covers all aspects of the politics of the new multi-level world in which we live. This 12-month postgraduate course (which can be undertaken part-time over 24 months) can be taken either as a taught program with an optional placement in a Scottish political institution, or an MSc by research which includes methods training.

For details about the MSc program, please visit:

Competition Policy Studentships

Economic and Social Research Council: Centre for Competition PolicyEconomic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Centre for Competition Policy | University of East Anglia | Norfolk, England
The ESRC Centre for Competition Policy (CCP) invites applications for fully funded (3-year) PhD studentships, including two ESRC quota awards, from October 2009. These studentships can be held in any area of competition or regulation policy appropriate for supervision by the Centre’s faculty members, who come from the Schools of Economics, Law, Business and Political, Social and International Studies. The CCP received research training recognition from the ESRC in the 2007 interim recognition exercise.

The Centre also invites applications from those intending to pursue an academic career for one year masters studentships for the MSc in Industrial Economics and the LLM International Competition Law and Policy, from September 2009.

Application details are available on the CCP website: or from Stu White (

Deadline: March 31, 2009



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