of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
November 4, 2009
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CES Fall Speakers Series
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Grants Information Sessions
November 17 | 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Each year, the US Department of Education awards Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) funding to Area Studies Centers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. FLAS funds are awarded in a competitive process open to graduate and, beginning in 2010, to undergraduate students to pursue foreign language and area studies for professional purposes. FLAS funds are intended to support high-level second language acquisition among US professionals. For details, please visit www.unc.edu/areastudies/fundingopp/flas.html.
European Healthcare Policy and Politics
November 20, 2009 | 8:00am - 4:30pm | Rhodes Conference Room, Sanford
School of Public Policy, Duke University
The conference will feature the following guests:
Cosponsored by the UNC Center for European Studies and the Duke Center for European Studies.
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 (email@example.com) 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.
New Book Release: Joint and Double Degree Programs: An Emerging Model for Transatlantic Exchange
In recent years, developments in the United States and Europe have created new opportunities for collaboration in higher education. Transatlantic degree programs such as dual diplomas, joint degrees, and consortia have gained prominence in this field.
This report from the Institute of International Education (www.iie.org/) features practical recommendations and detailed strategies for developing and delivering joint and double degree programs from higher education administrators and practitioners on both sides of the Atlantic.
We are pleased to announce that our own Sarah Hutchison, Associate Director of the Transatlantic Masters Program, contributed a chapter to this volume, entitled Beyond Funding: Sustainability and the TransAtlantic Masters (TAM) Program. For more information, please visit www.iiebooks.org/joanddodepr1.html
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
Fall of the Wall 20th Anniversary Celebration
9, 2009 | 5:30 - 7:00pm | Toy Lounge, 4th floor of Dey Hall | UNC-Chapel
If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, please contact Alexandra Molella, firstname.lastname@example.org, the German Club Vice President. View the publicity flyer (PDF): http://www.unc.edu/depts/europe/newsletter/09/091104fall-wall.pdf
UNC Course: French and Francophone Representations of the Americas
French 280 | Literature
in Translation | Spring 2010, MWF 2:00-2:50pm | Instructor: Sarah Peters,
International Folk Dance Lessons
Thursday, November 5, 2009 | 7:00 - 8:00pm | Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx
Global Education Center, UNC Chapel Hill
Hosted by the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies and the Chapel Hill International Folk Dance Club.
Freie Universität Berlin: Doctoral Grants for North American Studies
The Graduate School of the John F. Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies invites applications for the academic year 2010/2011. Six academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences collaborate in offering a structured curriculum. The doctoral program is interdisciplinary in its approach and focuses on those social transformations impacting the United States and Canada at the beginning of the 21st century. Areas of emphasis include domestic and foreign policy, economic development, ethnic identity and relations, as well as recent transformations in media, art, literature, culture, and religion. The language of instruction is English.
Applicants interested in pursuing a doctorate with an emphasis in North American Studies must have a completed degree (M.A. or the equivalent) with above average marks in one of the following disciplines: American Cultural Studies, American Literature, History, Political Science, Sociology and Economics. Grants are awarded for a maximum of three years.
For details, please visit www.jfki.fu-berlin.de/graduateschool/en/index.html
Call for Papers: Eleventh Annual Czech Studies Workshop
9-10, 2010 | UNC-Chapel Hill
Applications should include: Name, Full address, Institutional affiliation, Daytime telephone, Email address, Paper title, Paper abstract of approximately 250 words, Curriculum vitae. Please email these application materials to CzechStudies2010@gmail.com or mail your applications to: Chad Bryant, Department of History, CB #3195, Hamilton Hall, UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3195.
For more information, contact Chad Bryant at email@example.com.
The 2010 Czech Studies Workshop is supported by funding from the Center for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies; the Center for European Studies; the Office of International Affairs; the Department of History; the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies; the Music Department; and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature as well as the Department of History at North Carolina State University and the Czechoslovak Studies Association.
Deadline: January 8, 2010
Region, State, Nation, Community: New Research in Scandinavian and Baltic Studies
April 22 – 24,
2010 | Seattle, Washington
For more information, please visit http://depts.washington.edu/sass2010/
Deadline: December 11, 2009
8th International Conference on Politics & International Affairs
21-24, 2010 | Athens, Greece
You may participate as panel organizer, presenter of one paper, chair a session or observer. Papers (in English) from all areas of politics and international affairs are welcome. For details, please visit http://www.atiner.gr/docs/Politics.htm
Deadline: December 21, 2009
International Workshop - EU-ASEAN Relations in the 21st Century: Towards a "Strategic Partnership"?
2009 | Monash University | Melbourne, Australia
Crucially, the EU and ASEAN have largely failed to understand each other’s position and appreciate differences in their respective strategic objectives and outlook on global affairs. This has had its effect on the partners’ on-going relationship and has hindered the move away from the talking shop to more concrete cooperation.
What, then, are the sources of this gap in perceptions between policymakers on both sides? How can the two groupings enhance their understanding of each other’s positions to bridge this perception gap? To what extent do ASEAN and the EU agree on what role the latter should play as a security actor in Southeast Asia and the wider Asia-Pacific region over the next decade? Can the EU’s recent accession to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC) be interpreted as its readiness to move the EU-ASEAN relationship into the ‘strategic partnership’ category?
This international conference, organized by the Monash European and EU Centre and Monash Asia Institute, will bring together a large number of practitioners of international relations with academics based in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Southeast Asia. The result will be a unique and valuable interdisciplinary dialogue and exchange of views on the nature of EU-ASEAN relations with an emphasis on their potential impact on Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific region.
For details, please visit http://www.monash.edu.au/europecentre/newsevents/.
February 19-20, 2010 | Washington and Jefferson College Campus | Washington, PA
On behalf of Washington and Jefferson College and the European Union Center of Excellence/European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh, we would like to invite faculty advisors and undergraduate students to participate in the tenth annual Model European Union.
The Model European
Union is a simulation of a combination of European Council summits. Undergraduate
students play the role of heads of state of the member states and accession
states of the EU to debate and resolve issues facing the EU.
Participants should have some prior knowledge of the European Union acquired through courses, independent research with a professor, or previous Model EU experience. The level of debate at the conference will be determined by the depth of knowledge the students possess on issues concerning the European Union. Thus, it will be beneficial if all participants are on a fairly equal plane regarding the institutions and current debates in the EU.
To register for the conference, please email Sandra Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information and registration details, please view the invitation for participants (PDF): http://www.unc.edu/depts/europe/newsletter/09/091104model-eu.pdf
Friday, December 11, 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). 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
Global Updates from World View: Celebrate International Education Week
International Education Week (IEW), started in 2000, celebrates international education and international exchange. Students must learn about the world and collaborate with peers worldwide. It is also time for us to learn from those foreign nationals coming to study in the US and for more Americans to study abroad to learn from our peers worldwide. IEW promotes international understanding and builds support for international educational exchange, better preparing Americans to live, work, collaborate, and compete in a global environment. IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. Coincidentally, it is also Geography Awareness Week!
Researcher: Centre for Political Research at Sciences Po
CEVIPOF is a Sciences Po research centre. It is a centre of excellence for the analysis of political thought and political ideas, voting behaviour, political attitudes and behaviour and political and social forces.
The successful applicant’s research will be relative to one of the following domains:
Whatever the domain, the successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate a real ability to work at the crossroads of different disciplines within the human and social sciences.
please view the position announcement: www.cevipof.msh-paris.fr/actu/recrutement/200910-eng.pdf
Call for Papers: European Integration: Past, Present, and Future
- May 1, 2010 | Wilfrid Laurier University
Please send a 500 word abstract to email@example.com. Organized by The International Migration Research Centre, WLU (www.wlu.ca/homepage.php?grp_id=2599), the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis in Canada (www.rcea-canada.org/), and the Viessmann European Research Centre (www.wlu.ca/viessmann).
Deadline: December 1, 2009
Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is a Better Way for Africa
November 11, 2009 | 5:30pm | Koury Auditorium, Kenan-Flagler Business
School, UNC Chapel Hill
UNC Passport Drive
- get your passport! One-stop passport shopping for students, faculty
Officials from the U.S. Department of State will be on campus to
passport and renewal applications and to answer questions.
Away and Back Again: Community Recycle Art Project
16 - December 18, 2009 | FedEx Global Education Center, Peacock Atrium
Participate in this Project - Join us in the Peacock Atrium of the FedEx Global Education Center to participate in the creation of the mandala!
The opening reception on Thursday,
November 19th at 7PM will include
remarks from the artist. Participating students will
also discuss their observations of sustainable practices
in the countries
they visited and will explain how these practices can
be implemented in the U.S. A faculty member from UNC who addresses
global issues will also speak. Learn more at http://global.unc.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1162&Itemid=.
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