of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
November 18, 2009
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CES Award Competition
The Center for European
Studies and the European Union Center of Excellence are pleased to announce
several competitions for funding for UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, graduate, and
CES Fall Speakers Series
European Healthcare Policy and Politics
November 20, 2009 | 8:00am - 4:30pm | Rhodes Conference Room, Sanford
School of Public Policy, Duke University
We have been fortunate to invite a multi-disciplinary set of academics who are actively involved in research on European healthcare. Specifically, the schedule and guests will be:
Each guest will give a presentation of approximately 35 minutes, and will be followed by a commentary of a local discussant, and discussion. For more information, visit www.jhfc.duke.edu/ces/events0910.html. RSVP to Sharon Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Cosponsored by the UNC Center for European Studies and the Duke Center for European Studies.
Request for Foreign Currency
World View (www.unc.edu/world), a public service program at UNC helps provide K-12 educators and students with a global experience. However, many teachers and students don’t have the opportunity to travel beyond the borders of North Carolina.
World View is asking students, staff, and faculty who travel abroad to bring back a few coins or low-denomination bank notes to share with North Carolina students. World View will be developing “foreign currency kits” that we can loan to classrooms all over the state. In each kit we intend to provide samples of currency from all over the world, information on foreign currency including rates and exchanges, global economies, and classroom activity and lesson plan ideas. K-12 students will be able to touch and see a bit of the world right in their classroom.
If you manage to make it back to campus with a few foreign coins or bills in your pocket, please send them through campus mail to World View, CB 8011.
Feel free to email Julie Kinnaird if you have any questions (email@example.com). Thank you for your help and enjoy your travels!
European Union/Transatlantic Relations PhD Database
The Network of European Union Centers of Excellence in the United States (EUCE) would like to invite graduate students pursuing a doctoral degree in topics related to the European Union or Transatlantic relations to submit their names and dissertation information to a database of PhD dissertations. The goal of the database is to help doctoral students identify fellow candidates working in similar areas in the United States and anywhere else in the world. Please go to the EUCE Network website and download a short form which can be filled out and returned on-line. Thank you to everyone who has submitted so far! The Center for European Studies serves as the network coordinator for EU Centers of Excellence in the United States.
PhD Fellowships Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies
The Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies investigates the plurality, changeability, and global connectedness of Muslim cultures and societies. The area of study includes Muslim societies in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, as well as Muslim communities in Europe and North America. The Graduate School examines, in a systematic and comparative way, concepts, practices, and institutions variously understood as Islamic. Special attention is given to relations between Muslims and non-Muslims, as well as forms of inter- and intra-cultural communication.
The Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies will admit fifteen PhD students to its doctoral program to begin October 1, 2010. Ten of these candidates will receive a Graduate School grant; the other candidates will be supported in their quest for funding.
For more information visit our website at www.bgsmcs.fu-berlin.de/en/application/
Deadline: November 30, 2009
Mellon Pre-Dissertation Scholarships in European Studies
The Council for European Studies (CES) is currently inviting applications for its 2010 Pre-Dissertation Fellowship Program. The Mellon CES Pre-Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to assist promising young scholars in the often difficult transition from coursework to fieldwork and thus speed the time to completion of the dissertation. Fellowships are awarded to doctoral candidates of outstanding intellectual and scholarly promise, selected by an independent committee composed of leading academics in the field of European Studies.
Each research award is worth $4,000; only those students whose home institution is a member of the Council may participate in the competition. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a member of the Council. To check whether your institution is currently a member in the Consortium of Institutions in European Studies, visit www.ces.columbia.edu/members/members.html.
proposals from 2009 can be viewed at: www.ces.columbia.edu/awards/awards.html.
Deadline: February 1, 2010
5th Annual Graduate Student Conference on the European Union: The EU Past and Present: Historical and Ongoing Discussions and Debates
20, 2010 | University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, PA
For details, please visit http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce/events/gradconf/.
Deadline for Abstract Submission: December 1, 2009
Environment, Identities, and Space in Europe and Central Asia
February 26-28, 2010
| University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, PA
For details, please visit http://www.pitt.edu/~sorc/goseca/Goseca2010/.
Deadline for Abstract Submission: December 15, 2009
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
Center for International Understanding Now Recruiting NC Schools for Denmark Partnerships
The Center is a public service program of the University of North Carolina.
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
Global Updates from World View
This week is International Education Week and Geography Awareness Week. What are you doing to celebrate? Check out last month's Global Updates for ideas! This month’s Global Updates highlights international summer opportunities for educators and students. The sampling of opportunities includes summer institutes and courses, international service learning and exchange opportunities, international study tours for educators, and a special section with a few opportunities for students. To see previous Global Updates from World View, please visit the archive.
Faculty Position: American University in Bulgaria
The American University in Bulgaria (AUBG: www.aubg.bg) seeks faculty candidates eager to join the premier American-style liberal arts university in Southeast Europe. AUBG is fully accredited in both the USA and in Bulgaria. We are a selective, residential university with a diverse student body consisting of 1000 students from 26 countries. Instruction is in English. We seek faculty dedicated to combining scholarship with interactive teaching to a selective and ambitious student body.
The Department of Politics and European Studies invites applications for a position beginning in August 2010 at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor to support a political science/international relations program and a European studies program focusing on the European Union. We are seeking an individual in either of the following fields:
A Ph.D. degree in political science, European integration, or a closely related field is preferred. Candidates with a reasonable expectation of completing all requirements for the degree before the start of the fall 2010 semester will also be considered.
TO APPLY: Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names/contact information of three references. The initial selection process will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted by email to POS@aubg.bg or by mail to POS Faculty Search, American University in Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad 2700, Bulgaria.
European Commission Delegation to the Kyrgyz Republic
The European Commission Delegation in the Kyrgyz Republic (www.delkaz.ec.europa.eu) is looking for a dynamic and highly motivated intern to join the EC Delegation for a period of four to six months, preferable starting from Mid-January 2010.
S/he will work in the political section, assisting in political and economic reporting. Special emphasis will be put on human rights and democratisation issues. In addition, assistance in management of development cooperation projects might be a potential task upon request.
Requirements and qualifications:
The internship is unpaid. CV and letter of motivation in English shall be sent by letter, fax or e-mail to: European Commission Delegation to the Kyrgyz Republic, For the attention of Mr. Olaf Heidelbach, Attaché, 236 Abdumomunova Str., 720033 Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, Fax No: (996 312) 901266, e-mail: email@example.com
Deadline for applications: December 1, 2009
Call for Proposals for the 8th Biennial Conference of the European Community Studies Association: Whither Europe?
April 29 - May
1, 2010 | Victoria, BC, Canada
The 8th Biennial Conference of ECSA-Canada will deal with the past and future of the European Union. Economists, historians, lawyers, political scientists, sociologists, specialists in public administration, and other researchers and practitioners from all over the world are invited to meet and present their work in Victoria, British Columbia. ECSA-Canada invites paper and panel proposals on important aspects of European integration: continuity and change in European institutions, the relationship between the member states and Brussels, key policy areas within Europe, European migration, citizenship, and identity, the economics and politics of enlargement, the EU's role in the global arena, and other areas.
For more information, please visit http://web.uvic.ca/ecsac/biennial2010/Home.html.
Deadline: December 31, 2009
EUSA Haas Fund Fellowship Competition
The 2009-2011 EUSA Executive Committee is pleased to announce the 2010 EUSA Haas Fund Fellowship Competition, an annual fellowship for graduate student EU-related dissertation research. Thanks entirely to contributions to our Ernst Haas Memorial Fund for EU Studies, launched in June 2003 to honor the memory of the late scholar Ernst B. Haas (1924-2003), we will offer at least one unrestricted fellowship of $1,500 to support the dissertation research of any graduate student pursuing an EU-related dissertation topic in the academic year 2010-2011.
Please note the following stipulations for applicants, who must:
Applicants for this Fellowship should submit:
Please send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org and use the heading “2010 E.B. Haas Fund Fellowship competition.” The successful applicant will be notified by March 1, 2010 at the latest, and will receive the grant soon thereafter. The fellowship will be paid in one lump sum by check and in US dollars only.
for applications to be received in the EUSA office: January 8,
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For all competitions below please send the required documents from a UNC email account to email@example.com. All CES grantees are asked to submit a brief (one page) report on the funded project at the end of the grant period. Proposals are evaluated by the Steering Committee of the Center in early March and decisions announced by mid-March.
Deadline for all awards listed below: January 29, 2010
Faculty Funding Opportunities
To submit a curriculum development proposal please send:
Research Travel Awards
***Please note: all transatlantic travel awards are contingent upon the faculty member submitting the necessary information (dates and purpose of travel, flight numbers on American carrier) to CES a minimum of 45 days in advance of travel. CES must in turn file a Travel Approval Request (TARS) with the U.S. Department of Education and approval for use of travel funds must be received at least 30 days prior to departure. All boarding passes and receipts must be submitted at the end of the travel period.
and Graduate Student Joint Projects
Graduate Student Funding Opportunities
CES has several sources of funding for graduate students in contemporary European Studies:
Undergraduate Student Funding Opportunities
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