of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
October 7, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
CES Fall Speakers Series
October 9, 2009
October 16, 2009
Claude Mosséri-Marlio of the European Court of Justice will discuss Contrasting Competition Concepts. The lecture will focus on why the approach by EU and US courts to similar competition cases often results in contrasting conclusions. Mosséri-Marlio is professor of European law and the European Court of Justice at the American Business School in Paris and visiting lecturer at the Tyumen University in Siberia. Open to the public, light refreshments provided.
Workshop: Fall of the Wall, Twenty Years After
October 29, 2009 | 4:00 - 8:00pm | UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities,
This workshop looks at the wider societal implications of these revolutionary events from the perspectives of various disciplines. Panel presentations focus on the revolutionary transformation itself, on how these developments have been reflected in literature and even gave rise to a new genre – the “Wenderoman”, as well as on the nexus between democracy and revolution in Eastern Europe. A roundtable will look at the consequences of unification from a literary, historical and political science angle, and bring together participants with personal experiences from East and West Germany, as well as the US, to assess how much the two parts have grown together, how far apart they still stand, and whether this reflects a wider East-West European experience.
Registration Deadline: October 25, 2009
9th Annual European Union Day: University of Illinois
October 21, 2009 | Alice Campbell Alumni Center |
601 S Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL
information, please visit http://www.euc.illinois.edu/events/day/
Undergraduate International Studies Fellowship
The Undergraduate International Studies Fellowship (UISF), coordinated by the Sonja Haynes Stone Center, awards fellowship recipients up to $2500 to help offset expenses associated with studying abroad. The program seeks to increase the low numbers of underrepresented UNC-Chapel Hill students who travel and study abroad. Students who are in good academic standing and enrolled full-time are eligible to apply for the fellowship. A selection committee evaluates applicants based on their academic records, extracurricular activities, financial need and objectives of their intended study abroad.
For more information, please visit http://sonjahaynesstonectr.unc.edu/programs/forms/uisf.
Deadline: October 15, 2009
International Projects on European Remembrance
Geschichtswerkstatt Europa funds international projects involving students, graduates, young academics, journalists, artists and other members of civilian society between 18 and 35 years of age, who collectively set out to retrace a Path of Remembrance between April and October 2010.
The projects will be planned and carried out by the applicant together with a partner from another Central or East European country or Israel. Presentation and discussion of the project should aim to reach a wider audience. It is expected that the project will result in a joint contribution to the Geschichtswerkstatt Europa internet platform in the form of text, photos or video.
Projects can be financed in one of two ways: Institutions planning a project with more than 4 participants are eligible for grants for travel, accommodation, materials and communication up to a maximum of 15,000 Euros. International teams of between 2 and 4 people without any attachment to an institution can claim a maximum of 2,500 Euros per person to carry out the entire project.
View the call for applications: www.geschichtswerkstatt-europa.org/call-for-applications.html
Deadline: October 26, 2009
Fulbright-Hays Awards for Faculty and Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad
Faculty Research Abroad Program
Campus Deadline: November 12, 2009
Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program
UNC Campus Deadline: November 12, 2009
Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Fellowship
IREX is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2010-2011 Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program. The Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO) provides students, scholars and professionals with support to perform policy relevant field research in the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. In addition to engaging in research in the region, the IARO fellowship affords scholars the opportunity to increase their understanding of critical, policy relevant issues, develop and sustain international networks, and collaborate with foreign scholars on topics vital to both the academic and policy-making communities.
Applications and all supporting documents for 2010-2011 IARO Fellowship will only be accepted through the online application system found at www.irex.org/programs/us_scholars/uss_info.asp.
Masters Students, Pre-doctoral Students, Postdoctoral Students, and Professionals with advanced degrees are eligible for the IARO Fellowship. IARO Fellowships cover the cost of international airfare, a living/housing stipend, visa support, travel insurance, and access to the resources available at any of our 25 area field offices.
Questions may be addressed to the IARO Program Staff at email@example.com or by telephone at 202-628-8188. IARO is funded by the United States Department of State Title VIII Program.
Countries Eligible for Research:
Is There a Model of European Governance? A Comparative Perspective
18-20, 2010 | Jean Monnet Building, European Commission, Luxembourg
European integration has led to the ongoing building of an original model of governance that needs to be assessed and compared with other regional integrations; the impact of European integration on member states and neighboring countries (regarding public policies, law-making processes, political institutions and actors in general) calls for comparative research; triggered by or independent from European integration, new forms of governance (including political participation, delegation, decision-making, evaluation) that emerged in European countries also need to be studied; finally, the building of an original European model of governance may call into question theoretical and methodological approaches usually adopted in political science research.
A total of fifteen panels will be organized in English and French around the general theme of the conference. Each panel will consist of a maximum of six panelists, in addition to two co-Chairs, from different universities or institutions, who will also act as rapporteurs.
For more information, please visit http://www.luxembourg2010.org/
Deadline: November 15, 2009
Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures - From Border Building to Border Hopping: The Shifting Nature of the Text
March 25-27, 2010 | UNC Chapel Hill
At the same time, presenters may consider the parallel and opposing phenomenon of Border Building – including the role of artistic production in nation-building and in the construction of borders of identity, as well as the (re)definition of academic disciplines – and how such construction is carried out by artists and academics.
Keynote speakers for the 2010 Carolina Conference are Réda Bensmaïa (Professor of French Studies and Comparative Literature), Teresa Fiore (Professor of Italian Studies) and José Manuel Prieto (Novelist, Professor of Spanish-American Literature). There will also be an Invited Reading by author Manuel Muñoz.
For details and abstract submission information, please visit http://ccrl.unc.edu/
Deadline: December 18, 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 on December 10 (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?
Registration Deadline: December 11, 2009
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
DAAD Bundestag Internship
EMGIP (Émigré Memorial German Internship Program) offers internship opportunities for U.S. and Canadian students in the German parliament, the Bundestag. The internships are 2 months long in positions matching the student’s interest and experience. Interns will be placed within the Verwaltung, preferably with a Sekretariat working for their preferred Ausschuss. Aside from contributing to the respective offices, interns have the opportunity to study legislative and administrative procedures in the German parliament.
For more details, please visit http://www.daad.org/?p=53287.Application Deadline: November 1, 2009 (postmark)
Conference: National European Debates and the 2009 European Parliament Elections - Lessons Learned for the Future
15-16, 2009 | European Academy Otzenhausen | Saarland,
If you are interested in attending, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Schmitt at the Academy (firstname.lastname@example.org). The conference fee, including overnight accommodation at the Academy on the night of October 15, is €70 (full rate) or €30 (student rate).
Questions about the academic program may be directed to either of the conference organisers, Prof. Robert Harmsen (email@example.com) or Prof. Joachim Schild (firstname.lastname@example.org). See the conference program here (PDF).
THESEUS Award for Promising Research on European Integration
The THESEUS Award for Promising Research on European Integration will distinguish an excellent piece of work of a junior researcher in the field of European integration, which analyzes an ongoing challenge for the European Union and its member states.
The rewarded work will be a Ph.D. thesis or a publication in a major journal (published within the last three years from application deadline in English, French or German). Disciplines covered include especially – but not exclusively – political or social sciences. The award is endowed with 3000 €. The award winner will be involved into the activities of the THESEUS network.
For more information, please visit http://www.theseus-europa.net/.
Deadline: October 15, 2009
Position Announcement: Assistant Professor in EU Foreign and Security Policy at Boston University
The Department of International
Relations at Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track position
at the Assistant Professor level, with a specialization
in European Union (EU) Foreign and Security Policy
(pending budgetary approval). Knowledge of European foreign policy,
defense and security policy, and trans-Atlantic relations required.
Please submit curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, samples of written work, and three current letters of recommendation to: Chair, European Union Search Committee, Department of International Relations, Boston University, 152 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215.
Deadline: October 30, 2009
Call for Papers: Nations and States - On the Map and in the Mind
April 15-17, 2010
| Columbia University, NY
The convention will hold over 120 panels on the Balkans, Central Europe and the Baltics, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Central Asia and Eurasia, the Caucasus, Turkey, Afghanistan, China and Nationalism Studies, along with special sections and thematic panels.For more information, please visit http://nationalities.org/convention/convention.asp
Deadline: November 4, 2009
Carolina Seminars: Russia and its Empires, East and West
October 13, 2009 | 6:00 - 7:30pm | FedEx Global Education Center,
For more information please visit: http://www.unc.edu/depts/slavic/events/Carolina_Seminar_09-10.html.
Global Women's Health
October 13, 2009 | 6:00 - 8:00pm | John Hope Franklin Center,
2204 Erwin Road, Durham
This second lecture will focus on gender inequities and features Dr. Mayra Buvnic, senior director, Gender and Development Group, PREM, The World Bank. Guests will participate in Q&A and follow-up discussion. This event is ideal for healthcare professionals, students, and anyone interested in global women's health issues.
The event is open to the public. IAC members receive priority seating. RSVP by October 11 to RSVP@iacnc.org OR 919.838.9191. The web cast begins promptly at 6:05. Light refreshments will be available beginning at 5:30.
Threats to the Global Food Supply: Frontline Reports by Award-Winning Journalists
October 15, 2009 | 5:30pm | Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global
Peter A. Coclanis, UNC’s associate provost for international affairs and Albert R. Newsome Professor of History, will moderate. Featured journalists are:
UNC sponsors for the event are the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), Center for Global Initiatives and UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Lecture: Neo-Liberal China Confronts the Global Economic Crisis
October 8, 2009 | 5:30 to 7:00pm | Room 1009, FedEx Global Education
The Chinese government's massive stimulus programs have thus neither increased people's consumption nor created jobs for millions of unemployed; they have only resulted in asset bubbles and more official corruption. Relatedly, the government's repression of criticisms and unrest has led to more questions of its legitimacy and the regime's stability.
Dr. Peter Kwong is professor of Asian American studies and urban affairs and planning at Hunter College, as well as professor of sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. This lecture is hosted by the Carolina Asia Center.
Arabic Music and Film Series
October 8, 2009 | 7:00 - 9:00pm | Room 3024, FedEx Global Education
October 12, 2009 | 7:00 - 9:00pm | Room 3024, FedEx Global Education
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