of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
January 27, 2010
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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
Global Moving Images Symposium: In the Wakes of New Waves
29, 2010 | FedEx Global Education Center | UNC-Chapel Hill
For details, please see the symposium poster (PDF): http://www.unc.edu/depts/europe/newsletter/10/100127new-wave-symposium.pdf
Welcoming Liesbet Hooghe, CES Interim Director
The Center for European Studies is pleased to welcome Liesbet Hooghe as our Interim Director this semester while John Stephens is on leave. Liesbet Hooghe, The Zachary Taylor Smith Professor of Political Science, received her Ph.D. from the University of Leuven in Belgium in 1989. Before joining UNC in 2000, she taught at the University of Toronto (1994-2000) and held research fellowships at Cornell University, Oxford University (Nuffield), the European University Institute (Florence, Italy), and the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (Germany). Since 2004, she has also held the Chair in Multilevel Governance at the Free University of Amsterdam.
Professor Hooghe is a comparativist with an International Relations and public administration/public policy bent. The central theme in her research is multilevel governance, that is, the incidence, sources, and implications of the dispersion of authority across multiple levels of authority. Her principal areas of interest are comparative politics (Europe), identity, political parties, public opinion, European integration, and political elites. Over the past years she has also researched ethnic conflict, nationalism, and federalism. She is the past Chair of the European Politics and Society Section of APSA (2004-5), and former vice-chair of the European Studies Association (2005-9).
For more information, please visit Liesbet Hooghe's website at www.unc.edu/~hooghe/.
CES Welcomes Klaus Armingeon as the Nannerl O. Keohane Distinguished Visiting Professor of Political Science
CES would like to warmly welcome Klaus Armingeon to UNC-Chapel Hill this semester. Klaus Armingeon is full professor of comparative and European Politics at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Berne in Switzerland. He is the Nannerl O. Keohane Distinguished Visiting Professorship for the Spring Term 2010 at the Universities of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University. Previously he did research and taught at the universities of Tuebingen, Konstanz, Mannheim and Heidelberg (Germany). He has been visiting professor at Duke University and the Karl-Franzens-University in Innsbruck (Austria) in 2002. He served on scientific boards of ZUMA Mannheim, Max-Planck Institute, Cologne, Institut für höhere Studien, Vienna, Hans-Böckler-Foundation (Germany) or FORS (Lausanne). He is member of the Executive Committee of the European Consortium for Political Research, which is the European analog to the APSA. His main research interests are in the field of comparative political economy, comparative labor relations, comparative political institutions and the interaction of democratic nation states and international organizations.
Public Lecture: Direct Democracy and the Democratic Deficit of the European Union
25, 2010 | 5:30 - 7:00pm | Hamilton Hall, Room 355 | UNC-Chapel Hill
European Union Center of Excellence Competition for Undergraduate Travel to Brussels
2010 | Brussels, Belgium
To download the application and view last year's itinerary, please visit www.unc.edu/depts/europe/research_funding/fundingundergrad.htm
Deadline: 5:00pm on Monday, March 22, 2010
North Carolina German Studies Seminar: Moral Panic in Postwar Germany
January 29, 2010 | 4:00 - 6:00pm | Duke University, East Campus, Carr Building,
This presentation focuses on widespread concerns in postwar West Germany surrounding the alleged abduction of young Germans into the French Foreign Legion from the late 1940s to the late 1950s. Stories of young Germans who were drafted into Legion against their will became notorious in postwar West Germany. They were published in a scandalized fashion in magazines and newspapers, they captured the attention of policy makers and judicial officials, and they were discussed in parliamentary debates. At the same time, there was virtually no evidence that these stories of forced abduction were accurate. The issue thus assumed the classic characteristics of a "moral panic" with the alleged German/French abductors serving as "folk devils." The paper seeks to place these fantasies of forced abduction and "white slavery" into the broader context of the moral and emotional after-effects of the Second World War, thus exemplifying specific German postwar fears and anxieties.
Introduction and moderation by Karen Hagemann (UNC-Chapel Hill, Department of History). The seminar starts at 4:15 pm. Refreshments will be served before the seminar. A pre-circulated paper is available a week in advance at email@example.com.
Workshop Series: Gender, Politics, and Culture in Europe and Beyond
Registration Deadline for both events: March 15, 2010
UN Peacekeeping: Its History and Effectiveness
- 8:30 pm | Thursday, February 11, 2010 | FedEx Global Education
Center | UNC-Chapel Hill
With the end of the Cold War, the strategic context for UN peacekeeping dramatically changed as did the nature of the conflicts, prompting the UN to shift and expand its field operations from "traditional" missions involving strictly military tasks, to complex "multidimensional" enterprises designed to ensure the implementation of comprehensive peace agreements and assist in laying the foundations for sustainable peace. Today's peacekeepers undertake a wide variety of complex tasks, from helping to build sustainable institutions of governance, to human rights monitoring, to security sector reform, to the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of former combatants.
This workshop explores the past and present of UN peacekeeping and its effectiveness, because UN peacekeeping will continue to evolve and will meet new challenges and political realities.
Sponsored by West Triangle Chapter, United Nations Association, The Center for Global Initiatives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense, UNC Chapel Hill, and The Triangle Institute for Security Studies. For details, please view the workshop flyer (PDF): http://history.unc.edu/newsevents/Peacekeeping%20Flyer.pdf
A US - EU Strategic Partnership: An Agenda for Action
February 4, 2010 | 4:00 - 5:15 pm | Four Seasons Hotel Ballroom | Washington,
will begin at 3:30pm. Please RSVP (acceptances only) by Tuesday,
February 2 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellows in Central European Studies
Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies | Washington, DC
Each year the Center and the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation identify several themes of particular interest. For 2010-11, the Center is particularly interested in receiving applications that deal with any of the following:
Applicants for the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellowship must have a doctorate or be at the post-doctorate level, have demonstrated research capacity, be fluent in English, and be eligible for a J-1 visa. Preference will be given to qualified and competitive candidates from Austria, but the Fellowship is open to candidates of other nationalities as well.
For more information, please view the call for applications (PDF): http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/bin/q/j/AMPF_Fellowships_announcement_2010-2011.pdf
Deadline: February 15, 2010
Residential Visiting Fellowships at the Watson Institute at Brown University
The Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University seeks several recent PhDs for three year residential visiting fellowships. Successful candidates will pursue their own research and also contribute to the development of collective and collaborative research at the Institute. They will teach one course per semester, chosen in consultation with the Institute’s director, and advise students.
The mission of the Watson Institute is to pursue interdisciplinary research on pressing global issues and to foster more direct engagements between scholarship and policy and public debates.
The salary is $55,000 (12 month) plus individual health and dental coverage. For more information, please visit http://watsoninstitute.org/news_detail.cfm?id=1265
Junior/Post-Doctoral Fellowships: Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University
The Bill and Carol
Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry | Emory University, Georgia
Besides being an active member of the Center’s intellectual agenda through the academic year, Fellows will be expected to offer an upper-level interdisciplinary undergraduate seminar on a subject of their choice during the spring of the fellowship year. Stipends of $40,000 will be offered to Junior and Post-Doctoral Fellows, along with a research budget of $2,000, shared office space in the Center, and library access.
Deadline: February 18, 2010
2010 UNC Global Research Institute Faculty Fellowships
Crossroads: Globalization, the Economic Crisis, and the Future of
Accordingly, in 2010/11 and 2011/12, the GRI will offer a limited number of fellowships to outside scholars and to UNC-Chapel Hill faculty members working on research themes germane to the task outlined above. We hope to address North Carolina's future from a variety of social and economic perspectives, and therefore encourage UNC-CH faculty members working on issues relating to regional economic development, technological change, migration, education, public health, human capital, etc., to apply for one-semester research fellowships at the Global Research Institute beginning in academic year 2010/11. All fellows will be expected to participate in a biweekly seminar at the GRI and to participate fully in the intellectual life of the Institute.
For more information and application details, please visit http://provost.unc.edu/announcements/global-research-institute.html
Deadline: February 22, 2010
European Union Visitors Program
The European Union Visitors Program (EUVP), now in its 36th year, provides professionals in their mid-twenties to mid-forties having career-related interests in the EU with a unique opportunity to spend 5-8 days in Brussels, Strasbourg, and/or Luxembourg and learn how the EU works from the inside. Each EUVP visitor follows an extensive individualized program tailored to their professional interests and meets specialists in fields of their choice.
"This is an invaluable career-enhancing opportunity - especially for those interested in the policy areas with which the European Union is concerned," said Angelos Pangratis, Acting Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United States.
Since 1974, more than 600 Americans have participated in the EUVP, which is jointly sponsored and administered by the European Commission and the European Parliament. All programs are coordinated by the EUVP Secretariat in Brussels but applicants from the USA should apply directly to the EU Delegation in Washington, DC. Travel and per diem costs are covered.
For more information, please visit www.eurunion.org/eu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2928&Itemid=9
Deadline for 2011 participation: March 1, 2010
Council for European Studies Conference: The Revenge of the European Model?
April 15-17, 2010
| Montreal, Canada
All presenters and attendees (including non-presenters), members of CES committees, local Montreal organizers, discussants, chairs, and network leaders must register for the conference by February 15, 2010, 5 am, EST.
For more information, please visit http://councilforeuropeanstudies2010.eventbrite.com/ and www.councilforeuropeanstudies.org/conf/conf.html
Registration Deadline: February 15, 2010
European Spring Institute on The Future of Europe: Lobbying in Brussels
27 - April 3, 2010 | Prague, Czech Republic
The program provides students with an exciting opportunity to deepen their knowledge of current EU politics through exchange of ideas with academics, policy practitioners and fellow students from different ethnicities. The ESI2010 combines intensive academic courses with cultural, social and recreational opportunities.
We invite you to visit our website http://esi.cpvp.cz to learn all the details about the ESI2010. The website contains updated information about the academic content, practicalities and application process.
Early Bird Application
Deadline: February 22, 2010
Undergraduate Study Opportunity: 2010 EU Studies Summer Program in Brussels
July 12 - August
13, 2010 | Brussels, Belgium
Now in its fifth year, the EU Studies program is an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students pursuing degrees at US and Canadian universities to study the EU up close with leading experts from both sides of the Atlantic; and to gain an understanding of the "real world" of EU institutions through discussions with officials and site visits in Brussels, the political capital of the European Union. The program includes site visits to EU institutions in Brussels and Luxembourg, along with several special group activities and meals.
Additional information, as well as the application form, procedures and deadlines, can be found on the program's website: http://jsis.washington.edu/euc/brussels/
Deadline: March 12, 2010
Summer School: Story of the Central Europe – Transformation Process: Slovakia in Focus
August 1 - 15,
2010 | Bratislava, Prague, Vienna
The program of the Summer School is a combination of interactive lessons, case studies and excursions to various locations in Slovakia and other Central European states designed to illustrate a comprehensive and authentic “Slovak Story” on chosen topics and to compare this story with the experience of other Central European states.
For more information please visit http://www.euba.sk/summer-school
Deadline: March 31, 2010
Documentary About Smith Middle School Students Travelling to Europe to Learn about World War II Nominated for a MidSouth EMMY Award
Last spring, 29 students and 7 teachers from Smith Middle School in Chapel Hill accompanied by one UNC TV journalist returned happy and enriched from a Belgian exchange trip. The travelers spent three days in Paris, one night in Bayeux to visit Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery, and six days with host families in Liege, Belgium. Belgian and American students traveled together to Bastogne, attended classes at a Belgian school, and learned about European and American cultures first-hand. They also toured Brussels, learned about the European Union, and held a teleconference with Smith Middle School students back in Chapel Hill.
UNC-TV journalist Rob Holliday documented the entire experience for an episode of Carolina NOW. The segment highlighted this incredible opportunity for US and Belgian students and educators. You can view the documentary online at www.unctv.org/ncnow/features/april_09_02.
Congratulations to Rob Holliday, who was nominated for a 24th Annual MidSouth EMMY Award for this production! The winners will be announced on January 30; details here: http://mediaverse-memphis.blogspot.com/2009/11/on-24th-annual-midsouth-emmy.html
This trip was largely funded by a grant from the European Union: www.europa.eu.
Global Updates from World View
The latest issue of Global Updates highlights World View's book of the year, Outliers: The Story of Success. Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point and Blink, discusses the story of success in his third non-fiction best-seller, Outliers. Gladwell’s main argument in Outliers is that “there is something profoundly wrong with the way we make sense of success.” Rather than crediting ambition, ability, hard work, or some combination of the three, Gladwell believes that circumstances, cultural influences, and luck have more to do with an individual’s ability to achieve extraordinary success.
Gladwell argues his point by exploring a variety of examples from around the world and throughout time. These compelling stories range from the impact that cultural norms have on airline pilots in Korea and Colombia to the string of events that enabled Bill Gates to revolutionize computing as we know it. He also reminds us of the serious implications that our beliefs about success have on education.
To see previous Global Updates from World View, please visit the archive.
Program Manager: Center for Global and Intercultural Study at the University of Michigan
The University of Michigan's Center for Global and Intercultural Study seeks applications for the position of Program Manager. For a full job description and instructions on how to apply go to www.umich.edu/~jobs/. Job ID# 37527
Duties Include: Lead
the team of global and intercultural study advisors. Oversee program
Establish program protocols and manage issues surrounding student activities,
questions from students, parents, academic units and others to insure
responses are made in an accurate and timely manner. Foster collaboration
between unit and academic advisors in departments. Back-up advising
as needed. Conduct regular meetings and work planning with staff. Assign
and evaluate work of these staff members.
Posting End Date: February 2, 2010
Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Researchers at the University of Mannheim
The Collaborative Research Center (SFB 884) "Political Economy of Reforms" at the University of Mannheim, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for up to 12 years, is looking as soon as possible for 16 Doctoral Researchers (half-time) and 5 Post-Doctoral Researchers (full-time).
Applicants should hold a Master's degree (for doctoral researchers) or a doctoral degree (for post-doctoral positions) in the areas of economics, political science, political economy, social science, statistics, or mathematics. Specific information regarding the vacancies and the projects of the SFB 884 is available at http://reforms.uni-mannheim.de.
The mission of the long-term and interdisciplinary SFB 884 on the Political Economy of Reforms is to gain scientific insights into success and failure of political reforms in welfare states. It draws together leading researchers in economics, political science, and sociology at the University of Mannheim. The English-speaking environment of the SFB offers an excellent opportunity to work in a team with a strong focus on quantitative research and international collaboration. Doctoral researchers have the possibility to pursue a doctoral degree in their respective field at the University of Mannheim.
Applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled. For details, please visit http://reforms.uni-mannheim.de/english/news/index.html#ref_3
Position Announcement: EU Specialist at the Georgia Institute of Technology
The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor whose major research interest is the EU as a global actor. Possible areas of specialization may include energy security, trade, economic governance, EU foreign and security policy, or the EU's international role in negotiations related to research, development, procurement, or transfer of technology. The ideal candidate would also be able to develop new courses in EU external affairs, diplomacy, and transatlantic relations as well as contribute to the mission of the European Union Center of Excellence at Georgia Tech. Applicants should show promise or evidence of outstanding scholarly achievement.
For more information, please view the full job description (PDF): www.inta.gatech.edu/about/jobs/EU%20Job%20Description_11-18-2009.pdf
Deadline: February 1, 2010
Call for Papers: European Union Economic Integration Workshop
March 18-19, 2010
| Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Papers on any aspect of European economic integration are welcome, papers covering the economic experience of the euro area and the economic outlook for the EU after the present financial crisis, as well as papers that place European integration in the context of the ongoing globalization of trade and capital flows, will be particularly welcome.
Abstracts are to be sent to both Patrick Crowley at email@example.com and David Mayes at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate whether you would also be willing to serve as a session chair and/or discussant.
Extended Deadline: February 3, 2010
Visiting Scholar in European Integration and EU Studies: Carleton University
The Centre for European Studies (CES, www.carleton.ca/ces), an EU Centre of Excellence at Carleton University in Ottawa, invites applications for a position as scholar-in-residence for the period of four months, either September-December 2010 or January-April 2011. The position will involve teaching two seminar-type courses in the area of European integration, consultation with Carleton faculty regarding research collaboration, and a public lecture on an EU-related topic. CES will assist the visitor with research contacts in Canada; the visitor will also have the opportunity to visit other EU Centres in Canada.
Applicants should be scholars from EU member states with expertise in European integration and research interests that lie in one or more of the following subject areas:
For more information, please visit www.carleton.ca/ces/grants/2010-Visiting-Scholar-In-Residence.pdf
The application deadline is February 26, 2010, or until a candidate is selected.
Call for Papers and Panels: Politics in Hard Times - International Relations Responses to the Financial Crisis
2010 | Stockholm, Sweden
The conference consists of over 40 sections, including the following topics:
For more information, please visit www.sgir.eu/conference
Deadline: February 28, 2010
Music Show - Folk Music of Southern Italy: Pizzica and Neo-Pizzica
Energy, Climate and the Poles
January 27, 2010 | 6:00pm | FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela
Auditorium | UNC-Chapel Hill
Ice Counterpoint: Encounters in Antarctica and the Arctic
7 - May 31, 2010 | FedEx Global Education Center Galleries | UNC-Chapel
On February 23, audience members will enjoy the newly commissioned music by North Carolina composer Terry Mizesko, performed by flute (Brooks de Wetter-Smith), soprano (Florence Peacock), viola (Jonathan Bagg), and harp (Jacquelyn Bartlett). It will be integrated into the performance of audio, images and video from the Polar Regions. A reception and art viewing will follow the performance.
Call for Papers: Post-Soviet Internet
7-8, 2010 | Harriman Institute of Columbia | New York City, NY
We anticipate panels on such questions as: emergence and evolution of social networks; patterns of interlinking; the phenomenon of social contagion in online communications; political clustering in the blogosphere and beyond; public versus private identities; doublethink, cynicism, coded language; the emergence of opinion leaders in the blogosphere; freedom of the press on the internet; forms and degrees of censorship, online activism/social movements on the internet; dissenters and political activism; democracy to autocracy in the Russian internet.
Deadline: February 1, 2010
Rotary Peace Fellows Benefit for Haiti: Silent Auction
February 5, 2010 | 5:30 - 7:30pm | FedEx Global Education Center
| UNC-Chapel Hill
Free parking is available in the garage under the building after 5pm. Please contact email@example.com for more information. RSVP’s are preferred but not required.
For all competitions below please send the required documents from a UNC email account to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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