Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
September 9, 2009


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This week we have:
1. CES News
2. Lectures and Events
3. Grants and Fellowships
4. Seminars and Workshops
5. K-12 Schools & Community Colleges
6. Position Announcement
7. Internships
8. Other International Studies News

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CES News

The Euro and the globeInformation Session: Title VI Grant Funding Proposals

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 | 12:00pm | FedEx Global Education Center, 4th Floor Seminar Room
CES invites all interested members of the UNC community to an informational meeting regarding funding proposals for the Center's upcoming Title VI grant. Please see the news item below for details about submitting a proposal for funding.

New Funding Proposals for Title VI Grant

Euro coins and bills 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 eedwards@email.unc.edu. 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)

New Business Briefs

We are pleased to announce that we have 10 new business briefs on our Center's website. Business briefings provide concise information about the European Union for businesses in North Carolina and beyond. The new business briefs examine transatlantic relations and international issues. Topics include the new transatlantic relationship, European responses to the global economic crisis, climate change, and EU perspectives and responses to the rise of China.

CES Welcomes Back Visiting Scholar Christiane Lemke

Christiane LemkeChristiane Lemke is a Professor of Political Science at the Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany, and Jean Monnet Chair in European Political Science. She received her PhD from the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences at the Free University in Berlin and went on to earn her Habilitation Venia legendi in Political Science from the same institution. Professor Lemke has been a visiting scholar at a number of US institutions over the years as she has maintained her permanent faculty positions in Germany. She has taught courses at UNC-CH, Stanford University, Harvard University, and Suffolk University. In addition while on a leave from the University of Hannover from 2006 to 2007, Professor Lemke served as the Director of State Parliament, Lower Saxony. Her academic areas of expertise include: European Politics: Governance in the European Union; Democracy and Citizenship; Gender Mainstreaming; EU-Enlargement; Politics in East Central Europe; Transatlantic Relations: Europe and the US; Political Culture; US-elections; and Comparative Politics and Political Theory: Welfare States and Social Policy; Civil Society and Minority Rights; Gender and Politics. She is currently at work on a book focused on Barack Obama and is teaching one of the required TransAtlantic Masters courses – POLI 733: European Integration - Theories, Institutions and Decision-Making Processes. This seminar introduces students to key concepts and developments of European integration politics. She has offered this course to TAM students at UNC in the past, and we are delighted and very honored to have her back again this fall.

CES Welcomes Back Visiting DAAD Scholar Holger Moroff

Holger MoroffThe Center for European Studies is pleased to welcome Professor Holger Moroff as our returning DAAD professor at Carolina. He now begins the second year of his three year appointment, and he is affiliated with both the Center for European Studies and the Political Science Department. Prof. Moroff taught international and comparative politics at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena from 2002 to 2008. Before that he was a research fellow at the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP) in Berlin for one year. Professor Moroff earned his BA in Economics, History and American Studies in 1995 from the University of Bochum. In 1997 he received an MA in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis. Professor Moroff earned a Master's of European Studies (M.E.S.) in 2000 from the Center of European Integration Studies (ZEI) at Bonn University. In 2008, he was awarded his PhD in Political Science from Friedrich Schiller University Jena. His dissertation focused on conceptions of security in EU external relations. Professor Moroff is fluent in German, English, and Spanish. He also speaks French and Russian. During the fall 2009 semester, Professor Moroff is teaching POLI 891: The EU as a Global Actor and POLI433: European Union.

CES Fall Speakers Series

Friday, September 11, 2009
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
FedEx Global Education Center: 4th Floor Seminar Room

Professor Gary Marks (UNC Chapel Hill, Political Science) will discuss Multilevel Governance. Open to the public, light refreshments provided.

Milada VachudovaFriday, September 18, 2009
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
FedEx Global Education Center: 4th Floor Seminar Room

Professor Milada Vachudova (UNC Chapel Hill, Political Science) will discuss Corruption and Compliance in the European Union. Open to the public, light refreshments provided.

David CoatesFriday, September 25, 2009
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
FedEx Global Education Center: 4th Floor Seminar Room

Professor David Coates (Wake Forest University, Political Science) will present a lecture. Open to the public, light refreshments provided.

The 70th Anniversary of the Outbreak of World War II

Gerhard WeinbergSaturday, September 12, 2009 | UNC-Chapel Hill
Seventy years ago, a German warship opened fire on the Polish garrison in the Free City of Gdansk and German troops and airplanes attacked Poland, initiating a conflict that was quickly called “The Second World War.” We’ve taken the occasion of the 70th anniversary of this conflict to invite the leading historian of World War II and author of A World At Arms, Professor Gerhard L. Weinberg, to offer a seminar on this topic. In four lectures he will consider the causes of the conflict, the intentions of the belligerents, and the road to war.

Gerhard L. Weinberg is the author of ten books, including A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II (which received three major awards for scholarship, was a Book of the Month Club Main Selection, and is widely considered to be the best single-volume history of World War Two), Visions of Victory: The Hopes of Eight World War Two Leaders, and Hitler’s Foreign Policy: 1933-1939 The Road to World War II.

Co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies. For more information, please visit http://adventuresinideas.unc.edu/level_3/2009_zFall/1-Outbreak%20of%20WWII.htm

North Carolina German Studies Seminar: The Muslim Kopftuch

Map of Germany in Flag FormSunday, September 13, 2009 | 6:00 - 8:00pm | Institute for the Arts & Humanities, Hyde Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
As part of the North Carolina German Studies Seminar & Workshop Series, Claudia Koonz (Duke University, Department of History) will present a seminar on The Muslim Kopftuch: An Object, a Symbol, and an Image in Visual Culture.

How did the Muslim Kopftuch [Hijab] simultaneously stabilize and disrupt German (but not Austrian) identity in the context of popular culture--mainly television documentaries, talk shows, and made-for-TV dramas? As a symbolically freighted image, the Kopftuch has provoked debates that reveal deep divisions in public culture that fracture conventional party alignments and provide a displaced discourse for widespread anxiety about German identity. Rather than using images to illustrate trends, the lecture will present a close reading of selected representations of the Hijab and suggest some ways historians can use cultural studies to identify their agency. Because this informal talk represents a work in progress, feedback from colleagues in literature, popular culture, and film studies is especially welcome.

Introduction and moderation by Richard Langston (UNC-Chapel Hill, Department of Germanic Languages and Literature).

Please register with Philipp Stelzel (stelzel@email.unc.edu) 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.

Languages Across the Curriculum Information Session

World mapWednesday, September 30, 2009 | 4:00 - 5:00pm | FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
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 planning to apply for upcoming LAC TA positions.

To register for this workshop, email the following information to lac@unc.edu: 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 lac@unc.edu or visit www.unc.edu/lac. 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 of Education.


Lectures and Events

History Department Events in Collaboration with King's College

UNC-King's College, London: Strategic Alliance

Wednesday, September 9 | 4:00pm | University Room of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities
The chair of the KCL History Department, Paul Readman, will present "The Cliffs are not Cliffs": The White Cliffs of Dover and the Nation, c.1700-2000. Bernard Hermann of American Studies will provide comments. Light refreshments will be served.

Friday, September 11 | 2:30 pm | 569 Hamilton Hall
One of King's College London’s advanced graduate students, Ian Barrett, will join two UNC graduate students, Sarah Bond and Chris Cameron, for the History Department’s first Departmental Research Colloquium of the fall semester. The title of Barrett’s paper is Representing Slavery: Information, Media, and Communications in the Political Campaign to Prevent the Abolition of the Slave Trade in Britain c.1788-1807. The title of Cameron’s talk is Slave Resistance and Organized Abolitionism among Massachusetts Blacks, 1720-1788, and Bond’s paper is entitled From the Crypt to the Clergy: Associations of Roman Funeral Workers. Professor Harry Watson will provide comments.

Please contact Chad Bryant (bryantc@email.unc.edu) with any questions. More information about the UNC-KCL partnership and other events related to the partnership can be found at http://studyabroad.unc.edu/kings/index.cfm.

Lecture on International Business Etiquette & Internship Fair

International BusinessTuesday, September 15, 2009 | 7:00pm | Koury Auditorium, Kenan-Flagler Business School
Do you hope to work or live abroad? Are you planning to study or travel abroad and don’t know what to expect?

Join AIESEC for Go Global! and learn the dynamics of international business communications and how to succeed in the international sphere. Roger Axtell, an international business etiquette expert, will give a lecture on the vital skills and cultural knowledge needed to interact and thrive in any situation around the globe. His more than 30 years working at the international level and his vast understanding of the subject, including three best-selling books, makes this a lecture worth attending. For details please visit http://www.unc.edu/aiesecch/axtell.html.

Following the lecture, AIESEC will hold an International Internship Fair. AIESEC offers semester and summer internships in a variety of fields all over the world. Everything from internships with Deloitte& Touche and PricewaterhouseCoopers to working in developing countries teaching English or HIV-AIDS Awareness. For more information, please visit http://www.unc.edu/aiesecch/index.html.

Business casual attire preferred. Special thanks to our sponsors: Kenan-Flagler Business School and CIBER (Center for International Business Education Research)

The Holocaust and the Spirit of Colonialism: Race, Rhetoric, and Policy in the Nazi Occupied East

Swastika painted on a wallSeptember 22, 2009 | 4:00pm to 5:00pm | George Watts Hill Alumni Center
When Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union in June, 1941, Nazi policy makers had no intention of turning Ukrainians and Russians into Germans, but rather of replacing them with ethnic German colonists. Motivated by early victories and fantasies of empire building, the Nazis began to implement the most radical colonization scheme ever attempted on European soil. In spite of the enthusiastic participation of local Ukrainians in the German-sponsored mass murder of Ukraine and western Russia's three million Jews, Germans envisioned Ukrainians as a servile population useful only as a source of slave labor. Germany's prior colonial history in southwest Africa supplied an "archive" of dominative language and genocidal policies, whose application in Ukraine highlights connections between colonialism and the Nazi obsession with ideas of race and space.

Contact Reid Johnson at (919) 962-5665 for more information.


Grants and Fellowships

Research Fellowships: Center of Excellence Dialogue Europe

Center of Excellence Dialogue EuropeThe Center of Excellence Dialogue Europe (Institute for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Studies) at Sofia University announces a call for applications for 6 fellowships for young foreign researchers for up to 16 weeks in Bulgaria in the field of the Humanities. In order to be eligible, the applicant should be younger than 35 years of age, possess at least an M.A. degree and be either working at a foreign university/research center or be studying for a Ph.D. degree.

The research proposal should be interdisciplinary in its thematic approach focusing on the broad framework of European studies: the dialogue about and between the institutions of the EU, the harmonization of the social environment, the European dimensions of the global economic environment, the balance between national and supranational institutions, EU Law, the formulation of common European policies, cultural trends and European identities, the European educational space, intercultural communication media, transatlantic relations in the geopolitics of the 21st century etc.

The grant will amount to no more than 9 thousand BGN (approx. 4400 Euros) i.e. 560 BGN per week. At the end of the fellowship all grantees are expected to submit a research paper with the results of their work and any type of articles or papers that can be published in the Institute’s publications.

Applications should include the following documents, sent via email to office@dialogueeurope.org:

  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a list of publications (if available);
  • a brief description of the proposed research topic with a detailed working plan and schedule for the intended stay at the Institute (5–6 pages, up to 1.500 words); the name and contact details of an external academic expert; contact person / institution in Sofia;

The successful applicants must start their fellowship in the period: November 1-30th 2009.

Deadline: September 20, 2009

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

FulbrightAre you a senior looking for an international opportunity after graduation? A graduate student looking to enhance your degree?

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fully-funded 9-12 month Research/Study grants or English Teaching Assistantships (ETA) to graduating seniors and graduate students, as well as professionals and artists. Grants to over 140 countries are available in many disciplines. This distinguished award is recognized around the globe and draws the best and brightest U.S. Students from across the country.

Students enrolled at UNC must apply through the Center for Global Initiatives and meet the campus deadline. For more information, please visit http://cgi.unc.edu/funding/fulbright/

Campus Deadline: 5:00pm, September 23, 2009


Seminars and Workshops

Networked Regionalism vs. Institutional Regionalism – Managing Complexities in Regional Cooperation and Global Governance

National University of SingaporeDecember 7-8, 2009 | Singapore
The EU Centre in Singapore will be organizing an international conference to explore and debate the different conceptions and applications of regionalism. The central theme of the conference is to see how the diversity of regional experiences and how different regional cooperation frameworks can contribute to global governance.

If you would like to present a paper at this conference, please send a 500-word abstract plus your bio to Dr. Yeo Lay Hwee (eucylh@nus.edu.sg).

For details, please visit http://www.eucentre.sg/.

Deadline: September 18, 2009


K-12 Schools & Community Colleges

Smith Middle School Students Travel to Europe to Learn about World War II
Smith Middle School students in Normandy, France
Smith Middle School students in Normandy, France

Last spring, 29 students and 7 teachers from Smith Middle School in Chapel Hill accompanied by one UNC TV journalist returned happy and enriched from a Belgian exchange trip. The travelers spent three days in Paris, one night in Bayeux to visit Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery, and six days with host families in Liege, Belgium. Belgian and American students traveled together to Bastogne, attended classes at a Belgian school, and learned about European and American cultures first-hand. They also toured Brussels, learned about the European Union, and held a teleconference with Smith Middle School students back in Chapel Hill.

UNC-TV journalist Rob Holliday documented the entire experience for an episode of Carolina NOW. The segment highlighted this incredible opportunity for US and Belgian students and educators. This trip was largely funded by a grant from the European Union: www.europa.eu.

Additional photographs from the trip can be found on these websites: http://picasaweb.google.com/kyh321
http://www.devondigital.co.uk/smithmiddle/index.html

Blog from Rob Holliday: http://unctvreports.blogspot.com/
Article on teleconference: http://chapelhill.mync.com

Galaxy Theater Tickets

Galaxy CinemaThe Center for European Studies has teamed up with the Galaxy Cinema in Cary, which specializes in independent films, international films, and documentaries. K-12 Educators and Community College faculty interested in expanding their knowledge of Europe through films can request free tickets to Galaxy Cinema films from the Center. Tickets are available only for films related to Europe that are not part of a film festival or event. To request a ticket, please contact the Center for European Studies' Outreach Coordinator with the following information: name, school, school mailing address, title of film, and date you need the ticket.

If you are requesting multiple tickets for a group of teachers at your school, please include in your request the names of all the teachers who will be attending.

For movies and show times, please visit the Galaxy Cinema website: http://www.mygalaxycinema.com/NowPlaying_old.asp

 

Position Announcement

Professor in Global/International Migration Studies

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies | Geneva, SwitzerlandGraduate Institute of International and Development Studies | Geneva, Switzerland
Inviting applications for a full-time position at the level of Associate Professor/ Assistant Professor in GLOBAL/ INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION STUDIES with substantial expertise in Migration Dynamics in Developing Countries starting on September 1, 2010 or a mutually agreed-upon date.

Candidates must hold - or for candidates at the rank of assistant professor, be expected to hold in the months ahead - a Ph.D. in one of the social sciences. They must have an established expertise in international migration, with a particular focus on developing countries. They should have a strong analytical background in the field of migration studies, a proven ability to work with colleagues from other disciplines and, for more experienced scholars, a strong research track-record.

The successful candidate is expected to teach general and specialized graduate-level courses on international migrations and, depending on the rank of the appointment, to supervise master and doctoral theses.

For more information, please visit http://graduateinstitute.ch/open_positions

Deadline: October 1, 2009


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 Spring Semester: September 15, 2009


Other International Studies News

GlobeStudy Abroad Fair

Monday, September 14, 2009 | 11:00am - 4:00pm | Frank Porter Graham Student Union, Great Hall
Come meet representatives from programs all over the world and see what study abroad has to offer you. There will be program representatives, advisors, and past study abroad students there to share information. Learn all about your opportunities to study abroad as a UNC student!

Hosted by the Study Abroad Office: http://studyabroad.unc.edu/studyabroad.cfm

Artist Performance and Reception

Kip Fulbeck: part asian, 100% hapaThursday, September 17, 2009 | 7:00pm | FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
Experience a public performance by artist Kip Fulbeck whose work is on display at the FedEx Global Education Center July 1 through October 31. Followed by a book signing and reception.

kip fulbeck: part asian, 100% hapa is an exhibition of portraits by artist Kip Fulbeck, who traveled the country photographing Hapa of all ages and walks of life. Once a derogatory label derived from the Hawaiian word for half, the word Hapa has been embraced as a term of pride by many whose mixed-race heritage includes Asian or Pacific Rim ancestry. Fulbeck’s work seeks to address in words and images the one question that Hapa are frequently asked: “What are you?”

For details, please visit the UNC Global website.

Center for Global Initiatives Photography Competition

The Center for Global Initiatives is pleased to announce our call for entries to the 10th Annual International Photography Competition. This is an amateur photography competition that is open to all students, faculty, alumni and staff of UNC-Chapel Hill. Entries will be judged on ability to represent a cross-cultural/international experience and on artistic merit. Winning entries will be featured in an exhibition this November and may be included in the 2010 Center for Global Initiatives Calendar!

For details, please visit http://cgi.unc.edu/programs/photo-contest/photo-contest.html

Deadline: September 18, 2009

Lecture: Finding Funding for International Internships - School of Public Health Students

Monday, September 21, 2009 | 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM | Michael Hooker Research Center, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation Auditorium

Learn about online funding resources for interning abroad. Presented by Susan Gramling from the GrantSource Library. This event is co-sponsored with the Student Global Health Committee.

Register for this event by visiting http://cfx.research.unc.edu/res_classreg/browse_single.cfm?New=1&event_id=22123

Lecture: Obama and the World

The Great ExperimentThursday, September 24 | 5:30 PM | FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
Hear from Strobe Talbott, President of Brookings Institution; former Deputy Secretary of State. Talbott assumed the presidency of the Brookings Institution in July 2002 after a career in journalism, government and academe. His immediate previous post was founding director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization. Before that, he served in the State Department from 1993 to 2001, first as Ambassador-at-large and special adviser to the Secretary of State for the new independent states of the former Soviet Union, then as Deputy Secretary of State for seven years.

Mr. Talbott entered government service after 21 years with Time magazine. As a reporter, he covered Eastern Europe, the State Department and the White House, then was Washington bureau chief, editor-at-large and foreign affairs columnist. He was twice awarded the Edward Weintal Prize for distinguished diplomatic reporting.

His newest book, The Great Experiment: The Story of Ancient Empires, Modern States, and the Quest for a Global Nation, published in January 2008, combines historical and political analysis with personal reflection on efforts to forge a peaceful community of nations.

Hosted by the Curriculum in International and Area Studies, Center for Global Initiatives and Department of Political Science.

 

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