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October 21, 2009
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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.
Present and Future Challenges in Transatlantic Trade Policy
October 26, 2009 | 2:00 - 4:00pm | FedEx Global Education Center,
Baroness Catherine Ashton is Former Leader of the House of Lords; former Parliamentary Under-Secretary, UK Ministries of Justice; Constitutional Affairs; and Education and Skills. Dr. Ewa Björling was elected to the Swedish Parliament in 2002; former Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee; Member, Swedish Moderate Party.
Hosted by the European Union Center of Excellence Washington, D.C., the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, and Johns Hopkins University.
CES Fall Speakers Series
November 20, 2009
North Carolina German Studies Seminar: The Concept of "Otherness"
November 15, 2009 | 6:00 - 8:00pm | Institute for the Arts & Humanities,
Hyde Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
This presentation will compare and contrast the processes that are involved in deciphering the literary and filmic representations and conceptualizations of images of 'otherness' in the four portraits of "Verschollene", i.e. 'individuals that one has not heard from/of for a longer time' in The Emigrants by W.G. Sebald and the characters that are perceived as 'they' rather than 'we' within the literary microcosms that are constructed by the respective narrators ("Geschichtenerzähler"). Further, an attempt will be made to analyze the reasons and describe the linguistic components in terms of word choices made to depict those individuals who do not belong any more and/or have been excluded by their peer group/s.
Introduction and moderation by Richard Langston (UNC-Chapel Hill, Department of Germanic Languages and Literature). Please register with Philipp Stelzel (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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
Languages Across the Curriculum: Call for TAs
UNC's Languages Across the Curriculum Program currently seeks TAs to teach the following Spring 2010 discussion sections:
Candidates should be native speakers or possess advanced proficiency in the target language, and demonstrate relevant teaching experience at the postsecondary level. Advanced graduate students with interdisciplinary interests are especially encouraged to apply.
Preference will be given to applicants who have attended a LAC pedagogy workshop and/or intend to pursue the Graduate Certificate in LAC Instruction.
For details, please visit www.unc.edu/areastudies/degreeprograms/lac-tas-call.html
Deadline: November 6, 2009
American-Scandinavian Foundation Award Competition: Fellowships and Grants to Study in Scandinavia
The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) will offer fellowships to outstanding American and Scandinavian students, scholars, professionals, and artists in its 2010-11 program. Fellowships of up to $23,000 are intended to support an academic year-long stay, and priority is given to students at the graduate level who need to spend time at foreign academic or research institutions. Grants beginning at $5,000 are considered more suitable for shorter research visits, both on the graduate or post-doctoral level. Over $300,000 is available for the 2010-11 competition. Awards are made in all fields.
For more information, please visit www.amscan.org/study_scandinavia_details.html
Deadline: November 2, 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
Berlin Program Fellowships: Research Proposals on Advanced German and European Studies
The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies is pleased
to solicit applications for its next fellowship competition. The program
offers fellowships to scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines,
including historians working on modern and contemporary German and European
history for a research period in Berlin between 10-12 months.
Deadline: December 1, 2009
IREX Regional Policy Symposium: Regional Security in Eastern Europe and Eurasia
IREX (The International
Research & Exchanges Board), in collaboration
with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Kennan
Institute (WWC), is pleased to announce its 2010 Regional Policy Symposium, “Regional
Security in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.”
Deadline: December 11, 2009
Euro Economics: A New Educational Resource
The Euro Economics website (www.unc.edu/depts/europe/euroeconomics/) is an online "textbook" intended as an introduction to economics written through the lens of the European Union. The European Union is a collection of 27 European member states, 16 of which are economically interlinked through the use of a single currency, the euro, making the EU an ideal starting point for learning the principles of economics.
For teachers this site can act as an introduction or a refresher to economics, to incorporate economics concepts and material into your classes.
For students this site can provide a jumping off point for learning about economics, either on your own or ideally in a study group.
Motivated teachers and students may be interested in participating in the Euro Challenge competition. Please see the announcement below.
Euro Economics was developed by the European Union Center of Excellence at UNC-Chapel Hill.
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). You must sign up for the orientation session by November 30: email Gali Beeri to register. 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)
EU Bookshop Digital Library Goes Live
12 million scanned pages in more than 110 000 EU publications are available free of charge for download in the EU Bookshop Digital Library. Launched at the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 16th, it offers all publications edited by the Publications Office on behalf of the EU institutions, agencies and other bodies since 1952.
The Publications Office's archives have long represented a veritable treasure trove of European history. Publications such as the address delivered by Mr. Jean Monnet, President of the High Authority before the Common Assembly at the first session of September 1952 or the General Report on the activities of the Community in French from 1953 can once again see the virtual light of day through the Publications Office Digital Library. New publications are added every day. In the words of Leonard Orban, Commissioner for multilingualism: “The digital library frees the memory of the European Union tied to paper since its beginning. The millions of pages now accessible to everyone in the 23 official languages demonstrate the continued commitment of the European Union to preserve and encourage the history of the Union in its linguistic diversity.”
The Publications Office Digital Library was a response to a growing demand to digitise out-of-print publications. In 2007, the Publications Office launched a PDF-on-demand service, wherein users could request publications to be retrieved from the archives and scanned as needed. The demand was so high that within six months the service was saturated. To better serve the users, it was decided to scan the industrial volumes of the entire archive.
The result – less than two years later – is an electronic library of more than 14 million pages of web-optimised PDFs available to the public free of charge. It consists of the 12 million scanned pages of historic publications and about 2 million pages of recent publications. At the rate of 1600 new publications per year, EU Bookshop is a valuable information source for citizens, journalists, education professionals, students, librarians, publishers, and anybody interested in Europe, in about 50 languages, including the possibility of ordering printed copies.
You can access the Digital Library by selecting the option “Digital Library” in the search pages of the EU Bookshop: http://bookshop.europa.eu/.
Position Announcement: Chair, External Relations of the European Union
The Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam invites applications for its chair in Political Science, in particular European External Relations, at the rank of full professor. The department is seeking an enthusiastic and entrepreneurial colleague with a firm background in political science to take a leadership role in the department's International Relations group.
The department has a large and international faculty and is located in the centre of Amsterdam. As a unit of the FMG, the department is responsible for academic staff who engage in teaching and research activities in political science. The new chair will have a special responsibility for the MA programme ‘The European Union in the Global Order'.
For details, please visit http://www.academictransfer.nl/00361-1926
Deadline: November 9, 2009
PhD Fellowships at ARENA
ARENA - Centre for European Studies at the University of Oslo hereby announces the vacancy of two PhD fellowships relating to the following research fields:
ARENA is seeking candidates who have graduated within the social sciences. The required qualification for the positions at the time of appointment is a two year master's degree (or equivalent) in the social sciences. The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.
For more information: see http://www.arena.uio.no/vacancies
Application deadline: November 10, 2009
Call for Papers: Pan-European Conference on EU Politics
2010 | Porto, Portugal
The program chair will accept proposals for BOTH individual papers and whole panels (including a maximum of four papers).
For more information, and to submit a proposal on-line, visit the conference website: http://www.jhubc.it/ecpr-porto/
Deadline: November 30, 2009
Open Competition for the Special Edition of the Journal of Common Market Studies
Applications are invited for the JCMS Open Competitions for the 2011 special
issue. This will appear in the January 2011 issue of the Journal under
the general supervision of Michelle Cini and Amy Verdun the incoming editors
For more information about JCMS, visit www.uaces.org/publications/jcms/introduction/.
Deadline: December 1, 2009
Ronald E. Neumann: Afghanistan Deteriorating
For more information, visit http://global.unc.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1198&Itemid=94. Sponsored by the Center for Global Initiatives.
South Asia Film Festival: Amar Akbar Anthony
October 28, 2009 | 6:30 - 9:30pm | FedEx
Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
Released after censorship restrictions were lifted by a more liberal Indian government, Amar Akbar Anthony indulged audiences in a story with loose morals and visual excitement. The Chinese box of a narrative is essentially a comedy of errors concerning three brothers, Amar, Akbar, and Anthony. Abandoned in a park by their father, the three are raised separately and without knowledge of each other. By coincidence they all find themselves giving blood to a woman in a hospital and events stemming from this encounter bring them together. All three meet women who they fall in love with, but when their father, who unbeknownst to them has become a successful smuggler, kidnaps one of the women, all three become implicated in the struggle for her release. At the end of the film, the identities of the three are revealed, the police reveal that the smuggler is their father, and they manage to defeat a variety of criminal elements. The film closes with the brothers reunited, driving off into the sunset with their women.
Part of the South Asia Film Festival.
Manga for Girls: Girls' Culture, Girls' Sexuality, and Sho-jo Manga
October 29, 2009 | 5:30pm | FedEx
Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
For more information, visit www.carolinaasiacenter.unc.edu/events2009Fall.htm#manga. Organized by the Carolina Asia Center at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Arabic Music and Film Series: Rana's Wedding
29, 2009 | 7:00 - 9:00pm | FedEx Global Education Center,
This timely feature that explores love among the ruins of an occupied territory was presented with the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival's 2003 Nestor Almendros Prize for courage in filmmaking. According to Abu-Assad, "when the abnormalities of barriers and occupation become an everyday reality, normal things like love and marriage turn into fiction. This is life in Palestine right now. I wanted to challenge it through cinema."
Winner of the Best Actress award at the 2002 Marrakesh International Film Festival (for Clara Khoury's affecting performance), Rana's Wedding premiered during the 2002 International Critic's Week at Cannes and has been a festival favorite in Palm Springs, Montreal, Rio de Janeiro, Cairo and London.
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