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for Ruth Mitchell-Pitts
29, 2009 | 2:00pm | Raleigh Municipal Rose Garden
memorial will be held on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at
2:00 PM followed by a reception.
The memorial will be held
at The Raleigh Municipal Rose Garden,
301 Pogue Street,
Raleigh, NC 27607.
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
to a friend, please use the following URL:
Across the Curriculum Workshop:
LAC and the Job Market
April 16, 2009 | 11:00am - 12:30pm | FedEx Global Education Center, 4th
Languages Across the Curriculum Program cordially invites graduate students
and faculty from any department to attend the LAC and the Job Market
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
An open Q&A session will follow
short presentations by:
- D. Seth Murray
Teaching Assistant Professor, Program in International Studies & Department
of Sociology and Anthropology, NC State Univ
Ph.D. in Anthropology (UNC-Chapel Hill 2008)
UNC French LAC TA (2005-2008)
- Ellen Welch
Assistant Professor of French, Department of Romance Languages, UNC-Chapel
Ph.D in French Studies (University of Pennsylvania, 2008)
- Stefanie Murray
Masters Degree Candidate, Department of Maternal and Child Health, Gillings
School of Global Public Health, UNC-Chapel Hill
UNC Swahili LAC TA (2009)
To register for this workshop,
email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org: Name,
Stage of graduate/professional career,
Foreign language(s) in which you are fluent, Field(s) of research or professional
To learn more about LAC at UNC, email email@example.com or
This workshop is 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
Identities in Contemporary European Cinema
May 12 - 29, 2009 |
9:00am - 12:15pm, MTWRF | FREN 398 | 3 credit hours
This course examines the construction of European identities
in a range of European films from the 1960s to today. It will analyze and
compare modes of narrating national, class, racial, sexual and social differences
in England, France, Germany, Spain and other European nations.
Focusing on key moments
in Europe’s cultural, social and political
we will consider how discourses on otherness have evolved. We will also
investigate the ways in which film culture has reflected, reinforced, reshaped
and, in some instances, vigorously contested Europe’s dominant
ideologies. Course is taught in English with written assignments in either
French or English.
For more information,
please view the publicity flyer (PDF). To find out more about the new
Maymester, please visit
Lectures and Events
Seminar in the History of the Military, War, and Society
April 10, 2009 | UNC Institute for the Arts & Humanities,
years after the end of World War I we have largely forgotten how central international
law was to the contemporaries, both regarding how the war was actually fought
and what peoples and nations thought they were fighting for. This talk is based
on a research project comparing Germany, Britain, and France and their decisions
on how to fight the war. After a brief summary of the peculiarities of international
law, it examines why law was so important during the Great War and then focuses
on Imperial Germany, which the Allies successfully branded as an outlaw. Was
Germany really so distant from the rest of the European world in its understanding
of the laws of war?
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.
- 2:00 - 3:30pm | Reading Seminar (Registration required)
In the reading seminar students and faculty will discuss with Isabel Hull
Absolute Destruction: Military Culture and the Practices of War in
Imperial Germany (Ithaca, 2005). We recommend that everybody has read
Friederike Bruehoefener (firstname.lastname@example.org)
to register by Friday, March 31, 2009.
- 4:00 - 6:00pm | Public Lecture
Isabel Hull will present a lecture entitled Imperial Germany and
International Law in the Great War, 1914 - 1918.
For more information,
please visit http://www.unc.edu/mhss/
of Postwar Hungarian Films
April 8, 2009 | 6:00pm | Room 302, Dey Hall, UNC
Please join us for a free screening of Kontroll/
Control (Antal Nimród, 2003) – An example of a
professional, popular film: are Hungarians just like us now?
April 14, 2009 | 6:00pm | Room 402, Dey Hall, UNC
Please join us for a free screening of Hukkle
(György Pálfi, 2002) – An almost wordless, visually
endlessly inventive and subtly amusing postmodern film you’ll
want to see more than once.
All films will be
shown with English subtitles.
Sexuality, and Power in Post-Yugoslav Culture
April 15, 2009 | 2-5pm | FedEx Global Education Center, Room 3009
Lectures during the workshop to include Patriarchy and
Power in Some Recent Works by Post-Yugoslav Women Writers, Queering
National Identities in Post-Yugoslav Film, and Le
Zbor and Qlapa: Challenging Patriarchal Femininity and Masculinity in Traditional
Croatian Music. For workshop details, please visit www.unc.edu/depts/slavic/events/Balkan_Women%27s.html.
If you plan on attending
the workshop, registration is required. Please RSVP to Karla Nagy (email@example.com)
by April 13, 2009. Sponsored by CSEEES, Carolina Women’s
Center, and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Europe Day Celebration
7, 2009 | Smith Middle School, Chapel Hill, NC
- European Foods and treats will be available for
dinner (pizza included- bring $$)
Walk for Unity from Ironwoods to Smith - bring a
banner displaying “United in Diversity” in many languages.
- Enjoy complimentary EU
birthday cake and hear what
Smith students have to say about
- 7:00-7:45 -
Fernande Davis will share
stories of life as a 16 year-old
- Videos of student Exchange programs to
Belgium and China
May 4-11th: Connect with
European heritage by eating at
European-style restaurants. All
participating restaurants will be
offering incentives or discounts during
this historic week. Look for a list of
participating restaurants in the Chapel
Hill News or Southern Neighbor. All
events are sponsored by a “Getting to
Know Europe” grant.
For details, please view
this flyer (PDF). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for
Atlantic Youth Seminar: Security Policies and Conflict Management
6-12, 2009 | Aalborg air base, Denmark
Each year, the Danish
Atlantic Treaty Association welcomes young leaders from throughout the Euro-Atlantic
for a week
and a simulation of current security issues. This year, the 24th annual DAYS
Seminar will bring together international students representing over twenty
different nationalities as well as renowned scholars to focus on the future
of NATO and its relations with Russia and the European Union.
In 2009 the NATO celebrates its 60th anniversary. This milestone gives one
cause to reflect upon the past achievements and future challenges of the alliance.
How is the aging giant to deal with a modern world in which economic turmoil
and energy uncertainties threaten the stability of the international system?
A critical issue is the tense relationship between Russia, Ukraine and the
Caucasian nations. The Russo-Georgian military conflict and the Russian energy
shutdowns in Eastern Europe have somewhat reduced the confidence in a peaceful
development in the region. This could, in turn, have an adverse effect on the
economic climate in Western European countries that depend on stable energy
deliverances. Thus the European Union too has a great interest in the regional
development. DAYS 2009 will deal with each of the abovementioned topics.
The Atlantic Council of
the United States is seeking to nominate a group of talented Americans for
session. All applicants should be nominated to attend by submitting the application
form (see below), a short letter
of motivation (as described in the application form), and a résumé to
Brooke R. Heaton, Associate Director of Young Atlanticist Programs at the Atlantic
Council, at email@example.com.
For details, please view the preliminary
program (PDF), the program announcement
(PDF), and the application form (DOC).
for U.S. participants:
April 15, 2009
Institute for Social Policy Summer School: Transatlantic Relations
from the Perspective of Central Europe
2009 | Prague, Czech Republic
The European Summer School 2009 (ESS 2009) "TransAtlantic
Relations from the Perspective of Central Europe" focuses on
similarities and differences in policies and approaches of the European
and its member states and the United States of America. The courses
will emphasize the particular situations of Central European countries
(Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia) and try to answer
the question to which extent the division of Old Europe and New Europe
remained. Participants of the ESS 2009 will learn and discuss the
different issues of individual policies.
Please visit www.europeum.org/ess2009/ and
leaflet (PDF) for more information.
ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques
- August 15, 2009 | University of Ljubljana
The European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Summer
School in Methods and Techniques provides high quality up-to-date
in a broad
across the whole spectrum of approaches employed in the social sciences.
Its courses emphasise those methods which are particularly salient
for research questions in political science and neighbouring disciplines,
as well as dealing with all stages of a project and catering to the
needs of research set at the macro and micro level. It covers both
'quantitative' and 'qualitative' designs as well as more 'positivist'
and 'interpretative' perspectives.
to organise a lively plenary and social programme that will include
debates, lectures and receptions.
For further information please visit www.ecprnet.eu/summerschools/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Regions in Europe: New Challenges for Regionalism
and Federalism in the 21st Century
- September 4, 2009 | University of Münster, Germany
The European Consortium
for Political Research (ECPR) is happy to announce the first of
three Summer Schools on Federalism and Regionalism, hosted by the University
of Münster, Germany. The Summer
School is open to PhD-students (preferably social scientists) from
across Europe (and beyond).
PhD-students wishing to apply should complete the application
form and return it to Klaus Detterbeck
(Klaus.Detterbeck@GSE-W.Uni-Magdeburg.de) or Jörg Mathias
They should also submit a 500 word abstract of a paper/research proposal
which they are
expected to present during the summer school. The participation fee is
400 GBP; this covers accommodation, tuition fee and meals. Applicants
will be informed of the outcome of their application shortly after the
For details and
the application form, please see the program
(DOC), which is subject to
Deadline: June 19,
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
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.
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.
We have just a few
so please register today by filling out the
form (PDF). For additional information,
contact World View at 919/962-9264 or email email@example.com.
Director of European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
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.
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).
be reviewed until the position is filled.
Professor: International Relations and European Studies
University | Budapest, Hungary
The Department of International Relations
and European Studies (IRES) at Central European University (CEU), Budapest,
for a full-time position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful
candidate should have a general background in European Studies, with
research expertise and teaching experience in EU institutions and policymaking,
and theories of integration. Additionally, a strong methodological background
(preferably in quantitative methods) and/or an interest in International
Political Economy is advantageous.
candidate should have a PhD in a relevant discipline by August
2009, and a demonstrated potential for high-level research
and publication. Teaching responsibilities are three courses per
year, plus supervision of MA and PhD theses. The initial contract
is for four years, with the possibility of long-term renewal.
CEU is a graduate, research-intensive university accredited in
both the U.S. and Hungary. The language of instruction is English.
For more information about the university and the department, please
visit the CEU website (www.ceu.hu),
or contact the head of the IRES Department, Paul Roe (email@example.com).
Direct applications to the Rector of CEU, c/o Human Resources Office,
Central European University, H-1051 Budapest, Nádor u. 9.,
+ 36 1 235-6135, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include a CV, a relevant example of research undertaken,
and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the
same, above address.
with the Delegation of the European Commission
Delegation of the European Commission offers a variety of internship
positions at its office in Washington, DC. The New
York Delegation, too, offers internship positions. Please contact
that Delegation directly for more information on opportunities
there. (For information on EU internships in Europe, click here.)
are intended to provide college and university students and recent
graduates with the opportunity to acquire considerable knowledge of
the European Union, its institutions, activities, laws, statistics
and relations with the US. Internship applicants may be of any nationality.
details, please visit the Delegation
for the Fall Semester: May 15, 2009
Following are meetings
and announcements from the European Union Studies Association, of which
the UNC-CH Center for European Studies is a sustaining member.
for Proposals: Eurosklerosis or Europeanisation?
Integration in the Times of Helmut Schmidt and Valéry
1970s are commonly known as a decade which witnessed only few advances,
if not setbacks, in
the process of European integration.
However, two protagonists of this time, German chancellor Helmut Schmidt
and French president Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, consider themselves
as the architects of important projects, pushing forward the unification
of Europe and giving the community a more coherent voice in international
affairs. In addition, recent comparative research suggests that Western
European countries embarked in the 1970s on a process ongoing until
today and making their societies more similar. Thus, the question arises
whether the commonly held view of a period of "eurosklerosis" needs
to be reconsidered. To which degree are the 1970s a productive era
of European integration, the prelude to the major steps made in the
1980s? Which role plays the recession of the 1970s for the evolution
of European integration? What are the indicators for a Europeanisation
of our societies in the 1970s?
"L'Europe en Formation" welcomes
proposals for articles to appear in the Fall 2009 issue of the journal
and in its online version.
Articles can cover a variety of topics:
- Societal changes
in Western European countries
perspectives on the social history of Western Europe in the 1970s
and repercussions of European policies
be longer than 500 words and can be written either in English or
French. They should be accompanied by a CV of the author.
Please send propositions by email to email@example.com (Dr
Matthias Waechter, Director, Institut
Européen des Hautes
Positions: Odysseus Research Project
of Antwerp | Antwerp, Belgium
Interest groups are important political actors, which face
a changing political
as a result of globalisation and internationalisation.
Obtaining a thorough understanding of how interest groups cope with
such challenges is important in explaining their role in democratic
policy making. Why, for instance, are some interest groups better capable
of exerting influence in a multi-level political system than others?
Or, why do some groups seek access to only national governments and
others to European institutions as well? Answering these and related
questions is the overarching aim of the Odysseus-project. The available
PhD-positions concern two sub-fields within the larger project:
politics of EU territorial lobbying.
- This project studies the European strategies of interest groups that
are territorially defined (such as the port of Antwerp, Schiphol airport
or Scottish interests).
venue shopping of interest groups
- This project entails a comparative research on how interest groups
make use of multiple access opportunities situated at different levels
of government (national, regional, European, international).
For position details
and to apply, please visit www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=*VACATURES&n=47968&ct=48011&e=192779
Deadline: April 15, 2009
Summer Institute: The Empirical Implications of Theoretical
- July 10, 2009 | Mannheim University
The Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models (EITM)
Europe Summer Institute will focus on the problems of testing theoretical
models from a polit-economic perspective. The institute is designed for
graduate students and junior faculty whose research and teaching would
benefit from training seminars on the link between methods of empirical
analysis and theoretical models.
The EITM Europe
Summer Institute concerns the relationship between formal models
of politics and empirical research methods in a substantive
field of political economy. The theoretical models addressed span game
theory, spatial theory, social and public choice theories, agent-based
and behavioral economics models, domestic and international political
economy, and general equilibrium models. Empirical methods include
basic and advanced statistical techniques and spatial models, experimental
and field methods, and computational methods. The program aims to advance
scholarship exhibiting more-seamless integration of theoretical model
development and empirical evaluation through a highly interactive training
program, primarily for advanced graduate students (and possibly
a few junior faculty), led by distinguished scholars from across the
discipline working at the forefront of such empirical-theoretical integration.
For details, please
for Research Project Proposals
School of Economics | Hellenic Observatory
The LSE’s Hellenic
Observatory invites researchers with a recognised interest in contemporary
submit an application
in order to carry out a project on one of the themes highlighted below.
This call has been made possible by funding generously provided by
the National Bank of Greece, to which we wish to record our gratitude.
of up to GPB £10,000 will be awarded for research
on one of the themes, to be undertaken normally within a period of
12 months. It is expected that a total of two projects will be selected
from this Call.
and Price Rigidities in Greece: causes and characteristics
the impact of Privatisation in Greece on the subsequent management
of the enterprise(s)
- The effect on GDP of
the opening-up of Closed Professions within Greece
For more information and application details, please see the call
for proposals (PDF).
Deadline: April 30, 2009
International Studies News
Women's Health Luncheon Series
Join us for interdisciplinary
dialogue relating to women's health issues on Tuesdays in April. All
talks in the series will
be held at 12:15 pm in the UNC FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003.
Sponsored by the
Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies and Carolina
Women's Center. *Lunch provided.*
April 14, 2009 | Growing Old in North Carolina: Listening to Latina,
and Russian-Speaking Women
Sarah G. Lowman, MPH
Special Projects Coordinator
Center for Aging and Health, UNC School of Medicine
April 21, 2009 | Roundtable: The North Carolina-Moldova State Partnership
Moderator: Brenda McAdams Motsinger
Director of Special Projects
Office of the Dean, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
April 28, 2009 | Lecture on Maternal Health in the Post-Socialist
Politics and Interactions
Ema Hresanova, University of West Bohemia (Czech Republic) Fulbright
Student Researcher UNC Department of Anthropology Lecturer, University
of West Bohemia in Pilsen
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