of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
September 23, 2009
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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 email@example.com. A CES committee will consider which projects best fit the grant proposal and the appropriate level of funding.
In your funding proposal, please include:
Deadline: Monday, October 19, 2009
To UNC Faculty: Message from John Stephens, CES Director
Dear CES faculty affiliates at UNC-CH: The Center for Global Initiatives maintains a database of our campus international expertise. The database can help you connect with colleagues across campus and around the world, and it is important to CES as we draw from this database for our grant proposals and research projects. The Center staff and I are now hard at work on our Title VI grant application, which requires short CVs of all faculty and staff with European expertise. We can download this information from the Database of Faculty with International Expertise.
If you include an international perspective in your teaching or research or if you have international experiences, you should be profiled in the database. However, we need to ensure that your profile is current, especially in terms of research and publications. I ask that you take a minute to update it. At the site (www.unc.edu/fie), click the 'login' button near the top right corner of the screen and on the next page enter your UNC onyen and password. In most cases, such an update will only require posting your recent publications.
I encourage you to explore this database to appreciate the depth of international expertise at UNC and hope that it is a useful resource for your own work. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.
CES Fall Speakers Series
September 25, 2009
October 2, 2009
Professor Graeme Robertson (UNC-CH Political Science) will discuss Elections, Information and Liberalization in the Post-Cold War Era. Open to the public, light refreshments provided.
Languages Across the Curriculum Information Session
30, 2009 | 4:00 - 5:00pm | FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
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 firstname.lastname@example.org: Name,
Stage of graduate/professional career,
Foreign language(s) in which you are fluent, Field(s) of research or professional
European Voices: A Dialogue with Journalists on Contemporary Media in Transition
5, 2009 | 1:30 - 2:30pm | FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
Dr. Robert Jenkins, Director, Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies will moderate the session. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies and the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies in conjunction with the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists.
Lecture: Next Steps on Missile Defense in Europe
7, 2009 |
9:00am – 5:00pm |
The Atlantic Council,
Ellen Tauscher, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control
and International Security, will open the conference with an address
on the Obama
administration’s perspective on European missile defense.
This conference is generously supported by Raytheon. For details, please visit www.acus.org/event/missile-defense-europe-next-steps.
Portable Graveyards: Polish and Russian Albums in the Romantic Culture of Memory
24, 2009 | 5:00pm | Room 304, Dey Hall, UNC Chapel Hill
UACES Travel Grants for PhD Students
The University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) is offering travel grants (up to £4,000) to PhD students who need to do field-work in 2010. The 2010 UACES Scholarships are funded by UACES and the European Commission. The scholarships are designed to provide mobility to existing postgraduate students so that they can undertake research in another country. Students must be studying an aspect of the European Studies subject area.
For details, please visit http://www.uaces.org/awards/scholarships/.
Deadline: October 5, 2009
Opportunity for Collaborative Transatlantic Research
In the context of the TransCoop Programme, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation supports transatlantic research cooperation between German, American and/or Canadian scholars in the humanities, social sciences, economics, and law. Joint research initiatives can receive up to 55,000 EUR over a three-year period. Prerequisite is that the American and/or Canadian partners raise matching funds equaling at least the amount granted by TransCoop.
Funds can be used to finance short-term research visits lasting up to three months, to organise conferences and workshops, for material and equipment and printing costs, as well as for a limited amount of research assistance. Up to 15 p.c. of the TransCoop funds granted can be earmarked for the German partner institution and used as an administrative lump-sum.
Applications should be submitted jointly by at least one German and one U.S.
and/or Canadian scholar. A Ph.D. is required of both applicants. Applications
are accepted biannually, with deadlines of April 30 and October 31.
Deadline: October 31, 2009
International Fellowship for Prospective Leaders: German Chancellor Fellowship
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation annually awards ten German Chancellor Fellowships to young professionals in the private, public, not-for-profit, cultural and academic sectors who are citizens of the United States.
The program, which also includes fellowships for citizens of the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China, sponsors individuals who demonstrate the potential to strengthen ties between Germany and their own country through their profession or studies. Prior knowledge of German is not a prerequisite.
The German Chancellor Fellowship provides for a stay of one year in Germany for professional development, study, or research. Applicants design individual projects and decide at which institutions or organizations to pursue them.
A bachelor's degree is required and candidates must have received their degree after September 1, 1998. Successful candidates have come from such fields as government, social and policy sciences, law, journalism, communications, management, finance, economics, architecture, public service, the humanities, the arts, and environmental affairs. Candidates from the life sciences and engineering will be considered if their topics have a compelling social or humanistic dimension.
For additional information, please visit http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/4074.html
Application deadline for 2010-2011 awards: October 31, 2009
European Union, United States and Global Governance – Major Trends and Challenges
2009 | Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts | Brussels,
The focus of the Transatlantic Strategy Forum is on the following policy fields: (i) peace and security, (ii) human rights and rule of law, (iii) energy, (iv) climate change, (v) migration, and (vi) trade and political economy.
For details, please visit www.ghum.kuleuven.be/ggs/trans_strategy_forum/index.html. View the call for papers at www.ghum.kuleuven.be/ggs/trans_strategy_forum/call_papers.html.
Deadline: September 30, 2009
MPSA Political Science Conference
April 22-25, 2010
| Chicago, IL
Each year, MPSA provides a limited number of scholarships for conference registration, travel, and childcare assistance on a first-come basis to eligible individuals.
For more details, please visit http://www.mpsanet.org/Conference/tabid/75/Default.aspx
Proposal Submission Deadline: October 9, 2009
Graduate Student Conference: European Dynamics in the Age of Globalization
February 5-6, 2010 | Georgetown
University | Washington, DC
For details, please visit http://cges.georgetown.edu/research/conferences/gradstudentconference/.
Abstract Submission Deadline: October 15, 2009
The Socialist 1960s: Popular Culture and the Socialist City
June 24-26, 2010
| 2010 Fisher Forum | Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center | University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The purpose of this conference will be to use the Second World, the socialist societies of the 1960s, as the center from which to explore global interconnections and uncover new and perhaps surprising patterns of cultural cross-pollination. This forum will be structured around cities as the units of analysis, and it will focus on the arena of popular culture as played out in these city spaces.
The core of the forum will be the socialist societies of eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, but the forum would be enriched by participation from scholars who study other socialist societies. We anticipate that the conference will result in a published volume; submissions should be original work, not previously published.
For details, please visit http://illinois.edu/lb/article/114/29504
Deadline: October 15, 2009
Euro Challenge Competition
Welcome to the Euro Challenge 2010 – an exciting educational opportunity for high school students (grades 9 & 10) to learn about the European Union (EU) – the largest trading partner of the US – and its single currency, the euro. The competition is also an excellent opportunity for NC teachers, as teachers enlisting a team in the Euro Challenge are eligible to win a free trip to Brussels next summer. Now in its fifth year, the Euro Challenge is designed to appeal to students with a background in global studies, economics, world history/geography or European studies.
The competition aims to:
Check out www.euro-challenge.org for training videos, research materials, and web resources.
Euro Challenge in North Carolina: Orientation Session and Free Trip to Brussels!
UNC will host an orientation session for teachers from North Carolina schools participating in the Euro Challenge later in the fall (details forthcoming). Teachers enlisting a team in the Euro Challenge are eligible for one of two spots to travel to Brussels in summer 2010, travel and accommodations paid, on a program organized by the European Commission.
How to Register?
For details for NC schools, visit www.unc.edu/depts/europe/academicprograms/eurochallenge.html. Open the information sheet and registration form here (DOC).
The Euro Challenge is a program of the Delegation of the European Commission to the U.S.
Galaxy Theater Tickets
The 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
Global Updates from World View: Immigrant Populations in North Carolina - The World in Your Classroom
With over 200 million estimated international migrants in the world today, more than fifty countries from Spain and Costa Rica to Ireland, Canada, Jordan, and the United States have immigrant communities comprising 10% or more of their total population. The US Census Bureau estimates that North Carolina is home to over 600,000 foreign born immigrants: 6.8% of the Tar Heel State’s population. As the internet, television, and international business bring the world to North Carolina’s classrooms, so too do immigrant students bring a wealth of second language capabilities, cultural knowledge, and global connections.
month’s Global Updates highlights the top ten countries
of origin for the foreign born immigrants in North Carolina. The
websites, books, and activities will help us learn about and learn
with our newest neighbors. Before using this information in your
classroom, please read the Tips
for Using Cultural Knowledge in the Classroom.
Postdoctoral Fellowships at the European University Institute: Florence, Italy
Deadline: October 25, 2009
Call for Papers: Europe Twenty Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall
October 14-15, 2010 | Graduate Institute
of International and Development Studies
| Geneva, Switzerland
The impact of these changes will be explored within the following themes:
Researchers interested in participating in the colloquium and presenting a paper that fitted within these themes are invited to submit an abstract of the proposed contribution (500 words maximum) to email@example.com.
The organisers encourage contributions by researchers at all stages of their academic career. For younger researchers, they may however request a letter of recommendation from the supervisor or an example of written work. For more information about the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, please visit http://graduateinstitute.ch/
Deadline: October 30, 2009
Carolina Seminars: Russia and Its Empires, East and West
Wednesday, September 23,
2009 | 6:00 - 8:00pm | Room 1009 FedEx Global Education Center,
For a copy of the paper please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Coffee Hour
Thursday, September 24 | 5:00 to 6:00 PM | FedEx Global Education
Center, Peacock Atrium
Global Music: Middle Eastern Sufi Groove
Lecture: Global Health Diplomacy
October 1 | 6:00-8:00 pm | RTI International, Building 8, first
| Research Triangle Park, NC
Dr. Thomas Novotny of San Diego University is the speaker and will be broadcast from New York. Guests will participate in Q&A and follow-up discussion locally. This event is ideal for healthcare professionals, students, and anyone interested in global women's health issues.
Event is open to the public. IAC members receive priority seating.
The event will take place in building 08, first floor conference room (auditorium). Directions may be found here: Directions to RTI International Campus.
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