Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
May 13, 2009


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This week we have:
1. CES News
2. Grants and Fellowships
3. Call for Proposals
4. Seminars and Workshops
5. K-12 Schools
6. Internships
7. EUSA Corner

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CES News

Newsletter Update

As our spring semester has come to a close, our newsletter is entering a monthly publication phase for the summer. Look forward to our biweekly schedule resuming in late August with the start of the fall semester.

Best wishes for a wonderful summer!

Child playing with starfish in EU flag formation

New Funding Proposals for Title VI Grant

The Center for European Studies at Chapel Hill will be re-applying for funding as a National Resource Center for 2010-2014. We invite all UNC faculty and graduate students with a primary focus on European studies to submit a proposal for research working groups, research projects, or other research or teaching projects directly related to contemporary Europe, the EU, or transatlantic studies. All proposals must be submitted electronically (preferably from a UNC email account to avoid the spam filter) to jdsteph@unc.edu . We will hold an informational meeting early in the fall. A CES committee will consider which projects best fit the grant proposal and the appropriate level of funding.

In your funding proposal, please include:

  • Title and explanation of the project
  • Why the project is relevant to contemporary Europe, the EU, or transatlantic studies
  • If your proposal is for an on-going project funded in the current grant, please explain “added value”, i.e. what will be new about the next wave?
  • Names and depts. of faculty involved (key faculty), including European faculty names and institutions if there are any
  • How will the project involve students?
  • A 4 year requested budget broken down by year with detail (e.g. 3 speakers, workshop with 20 participants, research assistant for xx hours per week)

Request for Foreign Currency

Euro coinsWorld View, a public service program at UNC helps provide K-12 educators and students with a global experience. However, many teachers and students don’t have the opportunity to travel beyond the borders of North Carolina.

World View is asking students, staff, and faculty who travel abroad this summer (or anytime) to bring back a few coins or low-denomination bank notes to share with North Carolina students. World View will be developing “foreign currency kits” that we can loan to classrooms all over the state. In each kit we intend to provide samples of currency from all over the world, information on foreign currency including rates and exchanges, global economies, and classroom activity and lesson plan ideas. K-12 students will be able to touch and see a bit of the world right in their classroom.

If you manage to make it back to campus with a few foreign coins or bills in your pocket, please send them through campus mail to World View, CB 8011.

Feel free to email if you have any questions (kinnaird@unc.edu). Thank you for your help and enjoy your travels!


Grants and Fellowships

Partnerships in Collaborative Research Travel Grant

International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) is pleased to announce an open competition for the 2009-2010 Partnerships in Collaborative Research (PCR) travel grant. PCR gives American scholars the opportunity to obtain funding assistance for the travel of a collaborator from Eastern Europe or Eurasia for an approved academic purpose. The grant will cover the cost of international airfare, administrative costs for acquiring a visa and fees for conferences in which the scholars are presenting collaboratively.

For detailed information about grant administration and eligibility, please consult the PCR Applications and Instructions, which can be found at: www.irex.org/programs/us_scholars/programs/uss_pcr.asp

Deadline: June 1, 2009


Call for Proposals

Central European Journal of International and Security Studies

International SecurityThe Central European Journal of International and Security Studies (CEJISS), the Czech Republic's - Prague based - premier international relations and security journal published in English, is designed to contribute to international relations and security debates by providing a forum for academic dialogue from around the world. To learn more about our activities we invite you to visit our website at http://www.CEJISS.org

All contributions to CEJISS should focus generally on current issues and theories of international and security studies, divided into 5 main themes:

  • International, European and Regional Security
  • International Relations Theory
  • International and European Political Economy
  • Area Studies Related to International, European and Regional Security
  • International, European and Regional Organisations [UN, NATO, EU] as they Relate to Security

This is a biannual publication journal (expected in May and November), whose peer-reviewed articles are selected to assist scholars and decision makers in understanding central issues in international and security studies, identify new and important areas of research, and encourage the debates which will help direct the future of the discipline. CEJISS maintains the highest standards in article selection.

For more information on how to submit your contribution for publication, we highly encourage you to read our Author’s Guide section at www.cejiss.org/contribute/.

Deadline for November publication: September 1, 2009

 

Seminars and Workshops

European Summer Institute on the Future of Europe: Lobbying in Brussels

July 4-11, 2009 | Prague, Czech Republic
The Prague's Centre for Public Policy (Centrum pro verejnou politiku - CPVP) is pleased to announce the forthcoming European Summer Institute 2009 (ESI2009) on the Future of Europe: Lobbying in Brussels. ESI2009 is a seven-day academic program designed to bring together 30 undergraduate and graduate students of various nationalities and academic backgrounds to enjoy their summer holidays in the unique academic and cultural environment.

The program provides students with an exciting opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the current EU politics through exchange of ideas with academics, policy practitioners and fellow students from different cultural environments. The ESI2009 combines intensive academic courses with cultural, social and recreational opportunities.

We invite you to visit our new website http://esi.cpvp.cz/esi/ to discover all the details about the ESI2009. The website contains updated information about the academic content, practicalities and application process.

Final Deadline: May 15, 2009

Savaria Summer University

Flag of HungaryJune 19 - July 1, 2009 | Koszeg, Hungary
The 14th Savaria Summer University is international and multidisciplinary, focusing on Central and Eastern Europe broadly defined, including the Balkans and post-Soviet republics. The first three days of the Summer University will focus on the 20th anniversary of 1989. Lectures and workshops will investigate what happened to the ideals of democracy over the past 20 years.

From the 22nd on, lectures, panel discussions, workshops and student presentations will be held on the topic of diversity management. Scholars, authors and public intellectuals will share their thoughts in an inspiring environment for high level conversations about our common past and future.

On the 29th and 30th an overall workshop will be held on Cultural Heritage Management, which might be the next MA Programme offered by ISES starting September 2009.

For details, please visit http://european-studies.hu/?page_id=81

Deadline: May 15, 2009

European Summer School: European Union Law and Policy on Immigration and Asylum

June 29 - July 10, 2009 | Université Libre de Bruxelles
The aim of the Summer School is to provide its participants with a comprehensive understanding of the immigration and asylum policy of the European Union from a legal point of view. The programme is organised by the "Academic Network for Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum in Europe", founded with the financial support of the Odysseus Programme of the European Commission and co-ordinated by the Institute for European Studies of the Université Libre de Bruxelles. The course provides both the opportunity to live in a unique European environment, as Brussels hosts numerous European and international organisations and their research facilities, and to take part in an intellectually stimulating experience in a group of several tens of participants specialised in the area of asylum and immigration from all over Europe. The classes are conducted by academics from the universities co-operating in the Network which is represented in twenty-one Member States of the European Union, and by high ranking officials from international organisations, particularly the European Commission. Each class is given both in French and in English. Participation in the Summer School is rewarded with a certificate of attendance.

For details, please visit www.ulb.ac.be/assoc/odysseus/Summer09UK.html

Deadline: June 1, 2009

Summer School: Political and Economic Transformation of Central Europe - Successes and Pitfalls

Bratislava beachUniversity of Economics in Bratislava | Bratislava, Vienna, and Prague
The University of Economics in Bratislava is proud to launch the first year of a unique Summer School of Central European Studies. It is the result and culmination of its tradition of providing summer schools for Slovak as well as foreign students who are interested in advanced and more interactive study during the months of July and August. The Summer School is taking place in Bratislava, Vienna and Prague and is designed mainly for students from North-America who would like to learn more about the region of Central Europe and its transition process after 1989 from totalitarian regime with planned economy to democracy with a free market.

The primary aim of the Summer School is to provide the participants with knowledge of the most interesting and applicable lessons learned by Slovakia and other Central European countries during the transition process form totalitarianism to democracy after 1989. Information that cannot be found in textbooks, knowledge and stories, which can only be handed over by experts who remember... Central Europe possesses the unique potential for transferring the authentic experience of the transition process from totalitarian regimes with planned economies towards to democracy with a free market. This recent experience assures the very practical know-how of dealing with very rapid political and economic development along with its pitfalls. The organizer perceives the entire Central European region as a natural laboratory which is eager to share its experience with interested parties from abroad. We believe that the impression and basic information about the region, gained during the Summer School, can provide the participants with a very practical asset for further study and scientific research.

For details, please visit www.euba.sk/summer-school.

Deadline: June 10, 2009

Summer School Regions in Europe: New Challenges for Regionalism and Federalism in the 21st Century

European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)August 28 - 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
(J.Mathias@aston.ac.uk). 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 application deadline.

For details and the application form, please see the program (DOC), which is subject to minor changes.

Deadline: June 19, 2009

 

K-12 Schools

Global Updates from World View

World View This issue of Global Updates highlights resources for teaching and learning about Latin America. Teaching about Latin America is not only important for North Carolina’s sixth grade teachers, but for all educators. As we experience a growing number of immigrant students in our classrooms it is becoming increasingly more important for educators and students to learn about the countries in Latin America from which these students come.

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

Internships

Internships with the Delegation of the European Commission

The 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.)

Internships 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.

For details, please visit the Delegation website.

Deadline for the Fall Semester: May 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.

PhD Position Announcement: Austrian and Comparative European Politics

University of SalzburgSalzburg, Austria
The University of Salzburg, Austria, Political Science, Chair of Austrian Politics in International Perspective, is seeking a PhD Position/Junior Researcher in Austrian and Comparative European Politics. The position will last for four years, starting October 1, 2009.

For further information, please see: http://www.uni-salzburg.at/portal/page?_pageid=786,254418&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

Inquiries should be sent to Reinhard Heinisch, heinisch@pitt.edu. Applications should be mailed to Universität Salzburg/Serviceeinrichtung Personal, Kapitelgasse 4, A-5020 Salzburg, Austria.

Deadline: May 27, 2009 (postmark)

Collegio Carlo Alberto Research Fellowship

Research Unit on European Governance (URGE)The Research Unit on European Governance (URGE) of the Collegio Carlo Alberto of Moncalieri (Turin), Italy (www.carloalberto.org) offers a Research Fellowship for the academic year 2009-2010. The candidate will carry out her/his research in the area of Political Studies (with a preference given to candidates whose research focuses on European Affairs) and will be affiliated with URGE, the research unit of the Collegio conducting research in this area (www.urge.it).

Eligible candidates must have a doctorate in political or social sciences awarded not earlier than 2006, or must have defended their dissertations by the time of the start of the fellowship (September 1, 2009).

The research fellowship is awarded for one year, on a full-time basis. The gross salary is 36.000 euro per year. The fellowship may be renewed for one additional year by mutual agreement. If s/he so wishes, the fellow has the opportunity of spending the additional year (2010/11) at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) in Germany, run by the University of Bremen and the Jacobs University (www.bigsss-bremen.de) (final acceptance to the BIGSSS Post-doc program subject to approval).

Applications must be sent through the Collegio's web site at www.carloalberto.org/rf_callforurge and must include a CV with a list of publications, as well as a research proposal (4-8 pages).

The complete call for applications is available at http://www.carloalberto.org/rf_urge

Deadline: May 31, 2009

Singapore Economic Review Conference

Singapore Economic Review ConferenceAugust 6-8, 2009 | Singapore
Following the success of the Singapore Economic Review Conferences in 2005 and 2007 (close to 350 economists from 40 countries attended), we are pleased to organize the third conference from August 6-8, 2009 in Singapore.

The Singapore Economic Review (SER) has been a leading journal in economics in Asia since it was founded in 1956. The SER is a general economics journal devoted to publishing papers of high academic standard. It covers a wide range of economic issues, especially those impinging on Southeast Asia and the broader Asia-Pacific region. The organisers hope to attract more economists looking at European economies to economic integration issues to attend the conference.

For details, please visit www.serc2009.org/

Early-Bird Registration Deadline: May 31, 2009

Position Announcement: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Vienna, AustriaInstitute for Advanced Studies | Vienna, Austria
The Department of Political Science at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) in Vienna is now inviting applications for a postdoctoral research associate (fixed-term contract for 6 months, starting in September 2009).

The successful candidate is expected to pursue a postdoctoral research project leading up to at least one article manuscript to be submitted to an international peer-reviewed journal. Candidates may conduct research on a topic of their choice. However, the research project should be related to the Department's profile.

For more details, please consult the IHS homepage at: www.ihs.ac.at/publications/pol/postdoctoral_research_associate.pdf

Deadline: June 1, 2009

Call for Papers: Journal of European Integration

Journal of European IntegrationThe Journal of European Integration invites the submission of proposals for special issues, focusing in particular on topical issues, new developments in the study of the European Union, the application of a particular approach to empirical research or the analysis of important but under-researched aspects of European integration.

All articles published in the Journal of European Integration, including those submitted as part of a special issue, follow a rigorous double-blind peer review, involving external reviewers. For detailed information about the review and production process of special issues for the Journal of European Integration please consult the more detailed “Special Issue Guidance Notes” at our website at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/authors/geui_guidance_notes.pdf.

Deadline: June 1, 2009

Call for Doctoral Researchers: Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Institute for European StudiesThe Institute for European Studies (IES) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) calls for applications for six full-time doctoral researchers. The IES is a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence whose research strategy focuses on the EU in an international setting. The six PhD positions relate to:

  • Migration, Asylum & Diversity, as well as Information Society (one researcher each);
  • A new joint research project of the IES and the Department of Political Science at the VUB on “Politics beyond the State: Representation, Coordination and Accountability in Multi-Layered Settings” (three researchers, one of which is to work at the Department of Political Science);
  • A research project on European and international governance through regulatory complexes in the area of genetic resources (access and benefit sharing; funded by the Flemish Research Council FWO) (one researcher).

* The successful candidates will have an MA degree with good study results. They will be fluent in English and have a thorough knowledge of European policy and/or law. They will be selected on the basis of the quality of the project proposal and on the basis of their expertise and qualifications.

* Candidates will need to fill in and send the forms that are available from the website of the IES (www.ies.be) (either in MSWord format, or in PDF format) and send a full CV, a list of publications, an outline of their proposed research (max. 10 pages!), at least one letter of reference and a copy of their most recent diploma.

* The successful candidates will receive a research grant for one year (extendable to a maximum of 4 years). Prolongation of the contract is subject to the agreement of the doctoral committee. Remuneration is at the level of a full time research assistant at a Flemish university (i.e. approx. € 1.600 net per month) and includes contributions for social security / insurance. Employment is on a full-time basis only, and secondary employment is not allowed.

For more information regarding this call for applications and the related research projects see www.ies.be/iesvacancies

Deadline: June 7, 2009

 

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