of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
March 25, 2009
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Memorial for Ruth Mitchell-Pitts
29, 2009 | 2:00pm | Raleigh Municipal Rose Garden
The memorial will be held at The Raleigh Municipal Rose Garden, 301 Pogue Street, Raleigh, NC 27607.
The Rose Garden is located in the horseshoe-shaped area that can be seen on this map. There is parking on the street around the horseshoe, on close-by residential streets, and in the adjacent Raleigh Little Theatre parking lot south of the RLT building, off Pogue Street. In case of rain, Ruth's memorial will be held in Carswell Concert Hall, Wainwright Music Building, Meredith College.
check www.unc.edu/depts/europe/rmp/rmp_memorial.php in
mid-April for updates and more details. To send the memorial service information
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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:
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 be given to applicants who have attended a LAC pedagogy workshop and/or intend to pursue the Graduate Certificate in LAC Instruction (visit www.unc.edu/lac for more information).
For information on the responsibilities of LAC TAs, the eligibility requirements, and the application procedure, visit www.unc.edu/lac.
Application Deadline: Friday, March 27, 2009
Across the Curriculum Workshop:
April 16, 2009 | 11:00am - 12:30pm | FedEx Global Education Center, 4th
This discussion panel provides general advice for graduate students seeking to highlight their interdisciplinary and/or international teaching experience, as well as tips specifically intended for UNC LAC TAs preparing for the academic job search. Information will also be provided on UNC's Graduate Certificate in LAC Instruction, an opportunity to formally demonstrate expertise in interdisciplinary multilingual teaching.
An open Q&A session will follow short presentations by:
To register for this workshop, email the following information to email@example.com: Name, Home department, Stage of graduate/professional career, Foreign language(s) in which you are fluent, Field(s) of research or professional interest.
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Conversations on the Future of the Adversary System
April 8, 2009
| FedEx Global Education Center
Academics, judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys from the region will be invited, and will be offered professional credit. Several events for students will be scheduled in the law school, the day before and the day after the conference. For more information, please visit http://adversarialsystems.org/home
The program is supported by the UNC European Union Center of Excellence and the UNC School of Law. If you have any questions regarding this conference, or would like to attend, please contact Professor Michael L. Corrado at the University of North Carolina, School of Law: 919-962-4121, email@example.com
Exhibit Explores North Carolina Immigrant Communities
March 5 - May
31, 2009 | North Carolina Collection Library, Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel
Through approximately 85 books, pamphlets, maps, and photographs, the exhibit documents various efforts to attract immigrants to North Carolina from northern states and Europe. During and after Reconstruction, the South made a concerted effort to repopulate, says Stephen Fletcher, the North Carolina Collection photographic archivist in Wilson Library. But the prevailing pattern of immigration in the U.S. flowed north and west.
In order to restore agriculture as part of the economy, governments and businesses sought to attract people to the state. On view will be brochures from about 1915 that refer to North Carolina as "the Nation's Garden Spot" and "the Great Winter Garden," from which the exhibit title is taken.
For more information, please visit www.lib.unc.edu/spotlight/2009/winter_garden.html.
1990's Wars in the Former Yugoslavia and the Role of Justice
6, 2009 | 4:00pm | FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
Research Triangle Seminar in the History of the Military, War, and Society
April 10, 2009 | UNC Institute for the Arts & Humanities,
Isabel V. Hull is the John Stambaugh Professor of History at Cornell University. She specializes in German history from 1700 to 1945, with a focus on socio-politics, political theory, and gender/sexuality.
For more information, please visit http://www.unc.edu/mhss/
US Embassy Policy Specialist Program
International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) is pleased to announce the
2009-2010 competition for the US Embassy Policy Specialist (EPS) Program.
The EPS Program provides fellowships to US scholars and professionals for up
to eight weeks to serve US Embassies as policy specialists on a chosen topic
and pursue their own research project independently.
EPS Grant covers the cost of travel and housing and provides a living stipend.
and Professionals with advanced degrees (MA, MS, MFA, MBA, MPA, MLIS, MPH,
JD, MD) are eligible
to apply for
the EPS Program.
The EPS application and
supporting materials are available on the IREX website:
Deadline: April 6, 2009
PhD Grant for Research on Transnational Health Practices in an Enlarged Europe
City University | Dublin, Ireland
We are looking for a PhD student willing to conduct doctoral research under the umbrella of our research programme. We are currently developing research on Romanian migrants in Ireland and are seeking a researcher able to engage in the study of one of the other Easter European migrant groups relevant to Ireland (Polish, Estonian, Lithuanian, Latvian, etc.).
details, please view the call
for applications (PDF).
Call for Papers: The External Relations of the EU: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
September 24-25, 2009 | Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
For details, please view the call for papers on the conference website.
Deadline for abstracts: March 31, 2009
Call for Applications: European PhD in Socio-Economic and Statistical Studies
The European PhD in Socio-Economic and Statistical Studies invites applications to the Doctoral Programme 2009 commencing on October 1st. The European PhD in Socio-Economic and Statistical Studies, co-ordinated by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, is an international, interdisciplinary graduate programme cooperating with eight partner universities. After the completion of the programme the doctoral degree Doctor Europaeus is awarded.
Please view this flyer (PDF) for a program overview. For detailed information visit www.europhd.org. For admission details visit www.europhd.org/admission where you can submit your application electronically.
Deadline for Winter Semester: April 15, 2009
Digital Dates: The Figure 9
July 5-11, 2009
| European Academy Berlin
Deadline: March 31, 2009
North Carolina German Studies Workshop: Ways of War: Violence and the Culture of Conflict in Modern Germany
17-18, 2009 | Cone Center, UNC Charlotte
The theme of the 2nd annual NCGS conference, Ways of War: Violence and the Culture of Conflict in Modern Germany examines these ideas in an international and interdisciplinary forum. We invite scholarly presentations which consider the general phenomenon of competition and conflict in Germany—especially its theoretical development, practical exercise, and long-term impact on both Germany and the wider world.
The workshop is open to all students, teachers, scholars as well as anyone in the general public interested in learning more about this controversial subject in German history, however, registration is required. Please visit www.unc.edu/ncgs/workshops.html for details and registration information.
Deadline: April 1, 2009
The EU and NATO in the 21st Century: Security Collaborators or Competitors?
April 7, 2009
| University of Pittsburgh
For more information, please click here: www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce/events/conferences/PDFs/EU-NATO-2009.pdf
Reducing Health Inequalities Conference
May 8-9, 2009
| Hertie School of Governance | Berlin, Germany
The conference, jointly organised by the School of Public Health at the University of Bielefeld and the Hertie School of Governance, will focus on the comparative analysis of public health strategies in different states. The leading questions are: What do we know about the interaction of welfare regimes and health outcomes? Do regime types influence the results of health equity strategies? Do they have consequences for the overall burden of disease? Which strategy is appropriate in order to reduce health inequalities? How can the particularly heavy burden of disease faced by families, children, adolescents, the elderly, the migrant population, and other vulnerable parts of the population in low economic and educational status be reduced? What do we really know about successful strategies?
The conference will be held in English. For more information, please see the preliminary program (PDF).
International Travel Grant: Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program
The Teaching Excellence
and Achievement Program (TEA) is a program of the Bureau of Educational
and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, and implemented
by IREX, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization. TEA will provide
156 secondary school teachers with unique opportunities
to develop expertise in
their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their
knowledge about the United
States. The international participants will travel to the United States
in two cohorts of 75-78
teachers each in spring or fall 2010. Their program will include coursework
and intensive training
in teaching methodologies, lesson planning, and teaching strategies for
the participants’ home
environment, as well as the use of computers for Internet, word processing,
and as teaching tools.
The 6-week program will also include a 2-week internship at a secondary
school to actively
engage participants with American teachers and students. Trips to U.S.
cultural sites and
academic support will be provided for participants throughout the program.
For details, please visit http://www.irex.org/programs/tea/tea_info.asp
Deadline for US teachers: April 27, 2009
Global Updates from World View
issue of Global Updates highlights a sample of international summer
opportunities for educators and students, including summer institutes
or courses, international service learning and exchange opportunities,
and international study tours for educators.
Executive Director of European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
The 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 www.unc.edu/depts/europe/ces_home.html. 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 http://hr.unc.edu/jobseekers/search.htm (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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
Association for the Study of Nationalities 14th Annual World Convention: Imagined Communities, Real Conflicts, and National Identities
23-25, 2009 | Columbia University, NY
For full details, please visit http://www.nationalities.org/
Lectureship in Political Science
The Department of Politics and International Relations at Royal Holloway, University of London, invites applications for a career- track Lectureship in Political Science. For this Lectureship we have interests in one or more of the following areas: British politics, European politics, United States politics. Expertise in advanced quantitative methodology will be considered desirable, but not essential.
Further details and an application form are available at www.rhul.ac.uk/politics-and-IR/vacancies/.
Deadline: April 6, 2009
Call for Applicants: MA in European Studies
MAPES, the MA Program in European Studies (MAPES) at Bogazici University, Istanbul is calling for applicants for the academic year 2009-2010. MAPES is a one year (October 2009 – August 2010), non-thesis, fee based MA Program in Global Affairs and European Studies. The language of instruction is English. The profile of MAPES students is highly international, and includes students from various EU countries as well as Australia, Canada and the United States. MAPES is an interdisciplinary program that combines the strengths of faculty in political science, international relations, economics, modern Turkish studies, history and sociology. Our graduates receive a first-rate training in the area of political and economic, as well as historical and cultural dimensions of Globalization, International Relations and European Union-Turkey Relations.
The program is designed to provide its graduates with academic and analytical skills they need to develop International Relations and European-related careers in institutions of European Union, other international and European organizations, business, government, NGO sector, and academia.
For more information and application forms please visit our website at www.mapes.boun.edu.tr
Deadline: April 10, 2009
Call for Papers: Sport and the European Union: Looking Back, Thinking Ahead
2009 | University of Stirling
Contributions from academics, legal practitioners, coaches, sports managers and anyone else with an interest in the field will all be equally welcome. Early-career researchers and postgraduate students (who may take advantage of the reduced-rate accommodation) are particularly invited to attend. The aim of the workshop is simply to provide a supportive, stimulating environment for considered discourse among those interested in the EU’s relationship with sport.
We would encourage prospective participants to visit both the sport and EU website (www.sportandeu.com) and that of Stirling Law School (www.law.stir.ac.uk), if only to see the beautiful and historic Airthrey Castle where the law school is now based and where the workshop will be held. Thus enthused, prospective participants are invited to register by completing and returning the regsitration form (PDF). Those wishing to present a paper should also submit an abstract of about 150 words (plus four or five key words), and we would encourage everyone to do this.
Extended deadline: April 16, 2009
Call for Monographs: Edwin Mellen Press
The Edwin Mellen Press will be attending the eleventh biennial meeting of European Union specialists in Los Angeles, California on April 23-25, 2009. We will be looking for new authors to expand our existing collection of monographs pertaining to European Union Studies.
In support of the EUSA’s scholarly efforts and constitutional foundations, we welcome monograph proposals on any theme related to the European Union from a variety of disciplines. Monographs that foster a critical understanding of the Member-States, historical development, institutions, processes, policies, programs, and culture of the European Union are encouraged. There is no page limit and monographs in all languages will be considered.
If you would like to speak with an editor during the conference about your book idea please stop by the book display for an informal conversation with our editor, Katharine Clark. You may also contact her to set up a formal appointment to discuss your abstract or manuscript by e-mailing email@example.com.
To view our current list of over 6000 titles, including hundreds in World Literature, Political Science, History, and European Cultures, please visit our website at www.mellenpress.com.
Public Lecture: Negotiating Peace
Thursday, March 26, 2009 | 7pm
| FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
Hosted by Advocates of Human Rights, Campus Y, the Office of International Affairs Global Education Distinguished Speakers Series, Carolina Women’s Center, African Studies Center, James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence, Center for Global Initiatives, Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center, Curriculum in International and Area Studies, and NC Hillel as part of Human Rights Week and Women’s Week.
An Encounter with Nabokov's Blue Butterfly: Natural History and Literature
April 2, 2009 | 5:00pm | 402 Dey Hall
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