Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
January 27, 2010


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This week we have:
1. CES News
2. Lectures and Events
3. Grants and Fellowships
4. Seminars and Workshops
5. K-12 Schools & Community Colleges
6. Position Announcements
7. EUSA Corner
8. Other International Studies News

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CES News

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 undergraduate students.

The deadline for the proposals listed below is Friday, January 29, 2010. Read on...

Global Moving Images Symposium: In the Wakes of New Waves

Global Moving Images: In the Wakes of New WavesFriday, January 29, 2010 | FedEx Global Education Center | UNC-Chapel Hill
The Global Moving-Images in the Wakes of New Waves symposium will meet from 9:45 am to 6:30 pm in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium at the FedEx Global Education Center, including lunch and coffee breaks in room 4003. The symposium will close with a round table that includes discussants from UNC-CH and Duke along with the guest speakers. A closing reception at 6:30pm in the atrium will follow. The symposium is free and open to the public.

  • 9:45am: Opening Comments. Richard Cante, Director, Interdisciplinary Program in Cinema at UNC-CH
  • 10am - 11am: Tom Conley, Harvard. From Archive to Diagram: Hitchcock after Deleuze
  • 11am - 12pm: Angelo Restivo, Georgia State. Notes Toward a Geocinema
  • 12pm - 1pm: Lunch (room 4003)
  • 1pm - 2pm: Amy Villarejo, Cornell. Queer Televisual Time and Space
  • 2pm - 3pm: James Tweedie, University of Washington. On Living in a New City: Youth, Urban Architecture, and the Chinese New Wave
  • 3pm - 3:30pm: Coffee
  • 3:30pm - 4:45pm: Marsha Kinder, University of Southern California. Database Documentary in Spain: Eroding the Lines between History, Home Movies, and Fiction
  • 4:45 - 6:30pm: Roundtable and Discussion
  • 6:30pm: Reception (Atrium)

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

Liesbet HoogheThe 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

Klaus ArmingeonCES 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

Thursday, February 25, 2010 | 5:30 - 7:00pm | Hamilton Hall, Room 355 | UNC-Chapel Hill
Professor Klaus Armingeon will present a lecture entitled Direct Democracy and the Democratic Deficit of the European Union. This event is free and open to the public.

European Union Center of Excellence Competition for Undergraduate Travel to Brussels

European Parliament, Brussels,  BelgiumJune 2010 | Brussels, Belgium
Two awards will be made to UNC undergraduate students for participation in a program organized by the European Commission, travel expected June 2010. Students from EU Centers of Excellence across the U.S. will join a 4 day study tour of EU institutions in Brussels. Each award would include funds for travel, accommodation and per diems. Priority will be given to students having declared a major in Contemporary European Studies (EURO).

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

Map of Germany in Flag FormFriday, January 29, 2010 | 4:00 - 6:00pm | Duke University, East Campus, Carr Building, Room 229
As part of the North Carolina German Studies Seminar & Workshop Series and the Research Triangle Seminar Series on the History of the Military, War, and Society, Frank Biess (University of California, San Diego, Department of History) will present a seminar on Moral Panic in Postwar Germany: The Abduction of Young Germans into the French Foreign Legion.

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 josman@email.unc.edu.

For more information, please visit www.unc.edu/ncgs/seminars.html and www.unc.edu/mhss/. Cosponsored by the Center for European Studies.

Workshop Series: Gender, Politics, and Culture in Europe and Beyond

  • Duke-UNC Graduate Reading Seminar: Gendering Historiographies of Nation and Empire
    • Friday, March 26, 2010 | 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. | UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Hyde Hall
      The Graduate Reading Seminar will focus on the writing of national and imperial history and the ways in which it is gendered. Students will have to read two texts in advance, which they will discuss with Catherine Hall in the reading seminar. Participants will get the two chapters after their registration by email. To register, please send an email to: Sarah Summers ses278@email.unc.edu
  • Workshop: Gender and Empire - Comparative Perspectives
    • Friday and Saturday, March 26-27, 2010 | UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Hyde Hall
      In the workshop we will explore the complex connections between gender and empire in a comparative perspective. We will contrast British colonial rule in North America, the Caribbean and India; French rule in the Caribbean and Africa; Habsburg rule in Central-Eastern Europe; the Spanish Empire and its rule in Latin America; and the rule of the Ottoman Empire in the Middle East during the long nineteenth century. In our comparison we want to study the specific characteristics of the different empires and the function of the gender order for their rule in the colonies. We will discuss the deployment of femininities and masculinities that justified imperial rule and attempted to establish clear lines of demarcation between ruler and ruled. We will analyze the ambiguities and contradictions of colonial relationships across genders and look at colonial policies that regulated these gender relations and how they transformed over time. Finally, we will analyze the ways in which processes of decolonization and nation-building were influenced by the gendered legacies of imperialism. Registration is required; to register, please send an email to: Sarah Summers ses278@email.unc.edu

For more information, please visit http://www.unc.edu/gpc/ and see the publicity flyer (PDF): http://www.unc.edu/gpc/10mar/gender&empire.pdf. Cosponsored by the Center for European Studies.

Registration Deadline for both events: March 15, 2010

Lectures and Events

UN Peacekeeping: Its History and Effectiveness

United Nations Peacekeeping

5:30 - 8:30 pm | Thursday, February 11, 2010 | FedEx Global Education Center | UNC-Chapel Hill
United Nations peacekeeping is a unique and dynamic instrument developed as a way to help countries torn by conflict to create the conditions for lasting peace. The first UN peacekeeping mission was established in 1948, when the Security Council authorized the deployment of UN military observers to the Middle East to monitor the Armistice Agreement between Israel and its Arab neighbors. Since then, there have been a total of 63 UN peacekeeping operations around the world.

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

Atlantic Council of the United StatesThursday, February 4, 2010 | 4:00 - 5:15 pm | Four Seasons Hotel Ballroom | Washington, DC
Please join the Atlantic Council for a major policy address by Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero. Prime Minister Zapatero’s visit to Washington comes at the start of Spain’s EU presidency, and just as the new Treaty of Lisbon comes into force. With transatlantic relations a priority of the Spanish presidency, Prime Minister Zapatero will present his thoughts on how the U.S. and EU can work together to address major challenges such as Iranian WMD proliferation, Pakistan, and the global financial crisis, while also developing a post-Copenhagen approach to climate change and relaunching the Middle East peace process.

Registration will begin at 3:30pm. Please RSVP (acceptances only) by Tuesday, February 2 to ecameron@acus.org


Grants and Fellowships

Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellows in Central European Studies

Center for Transatlantic RelationsJohns Hopkins University | Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies | Washington, DC
The Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellowships in Central European Studies enable each year two outstanding scholars to conduct research on important issues related to Central Europe at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C.
The Fellows are closely integrated into the research, training, and outreach activities of the Center for Transatlantic Relations (CTR) at SAIS, and will participate in CTR events and meetings. Each Fellow is expected to complete a research paper during the period of residence according to the terms of the assignment entered into with the Foundation.

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:

  • Central European countries and the international financial crisis
  • Issues of political and economic stability and reform in central and eastern Europe

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

Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown UniversityThe 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

Emory UniversityThe Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry | Emory University, Georgia
The Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry at Emory University is accepting applications for threeJunior/Post-Doctoral fellowships for an academic year of study, teaching, and residence in the Center. The FCHI Fellows Program offers research opportunities to those trained in the humanities as traditionally defined and to others seriously interested in humanistic issues; research projects must be humanistic, but fellows may hold the Ph.D. in any discipline. We especially seek applicants and projects that will benefit from and contribute to the interdisciplinary nature of the group of Fellows and the work of the FCHI.

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.

Application forms and further information are available from the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry at 404-727-6424 or fchi@emory.edu, on the web at www.chi.emory.edu

Deadline: February 18, 2010

2010 UNC Global Research Institute Faculty Fellowships

UNC GlobalAt the Crossroads: Globalization, the Economic Crisis, and the Future of North Carolina
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is pleased to announce the establishment of the UNC-Chapel Hill Global Research Institute (GRI), which is envisioned as a center for world-class applied research on salient international issues. During academic years 2010/11 and 2011/12, the GRI will focus on the future of the state of North Carolina, with a particular emphasis on the development of innovative new strategies for rebuilding and renewing the state's economy. Few states have been affected so profoundly by the current episode of globalization as has North Carolina, and the GRI is committed to helping the state meet the economic and social challenges and to seize the economic opportunities arising from or associated with globalization.

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

Delegation of the European Union to the USAThe 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

 

Seminars and Workshops

Council for European Studies Conference: The Revenge of the European Model?

Council for European StudiesApril 15-17, 2010 | Montreal, Canada
Founded in 1970, the Council for European Studies (CES) is the leading academic organization for the study of Europe. The Council produces and recognizes outstanding, multidisciplinary research in European studies through a range of programs, including conferences, publications, special events, and awards. The Council's biennial international conference brings together scholars from a multitude of countries and a multitude of fields for debate, discussion, and interdisciplinary exchange.

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

March 27 - April 3, 2010 | Prague, Czech Republic
Prague's Centre for Public Policy (Centrum pro verejnou politiku - CPVP) is pleased to announce the forthcoming European Spring Institute 2010 (ESI2010) on the Future of Europe: Lobbying in Brussels. ESI 2010 is a seven-day academic program designed to bring together 30 undergraduate and graduate students of various nationalities and academic backgrounds to enjoy their spring holidays in a unique academic and cultural environment.

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
Final Deadline: March 8, 2010

Undergraduate Study Opportunity: 2010 EU Studies Summer Program in Brussels

EU Studies Summer Program in Brussels Class of 2009

July 12 - August 13, 2010 | Brussels, Belgium
The European Union Centers of Excellence at the University of Washington and University of Wisconsin are pleased to announce the 2010 EU Studies Summer Program in Brussels, hosted and co-organized by the Institute for European Studies at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). This program is supported by grant funds from the European Commission.

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 University of Economics in Bratislava is proud to launch the first year of a unique Summer School of Central European studies. It is the result and culmination of its tradition of providing summer schools for Slovak as well as foreign students who are interested in advanced and more interactive study during the months of July and August.

The Summer School prepared by the University of Economics in Bratislava, in cooperation with the University of Economics in Vienna and the University of Economics in Prague, offers an excellent opportunity for students from abroad to get acquainted with recent socio-economic and political developments in Central Europe with stress on the unique experience of the region after the year 1989 and lessons learned during the process of its peaceful transformation from totalitarian regime with planed economy to democracy with a market economy.

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

 

K-12 Schools & Community Colleges

Documentary About Smith Middle School Students Travelling to Europe to Learn about World War II Nominated for a MidSouth EMMY Award
Smith Middle School students in Normandy, France
Smith Middle School students in Normandy, France

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

World ViewThe 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.

 

Position Announcements

Program Manager: Center for Global and Intercultural Study at the University of Michigan

University of MichiganThe 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 logistics. Establish program protocols and manage issues surrounding student activities, including 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.

Requirements: Comprehensive and practical knowledge of multicultural theory, pedagogy, and practice, advanced experience in global, international, and intercultural study, advanced degree (masters minimum), previous administrative experience in higher education, advising, or teaching experience working with undergraduate and graduate students.

Minimum Qualifications: Broad range of skills in human resources, finance, student services, program and general administration areas. Strong management skills, including demonstrated supervisory capability, excellent communication skills, ability to oversee the financial aspects of program fee setting and related issues, as well as program evaluation skills. Ability to handle multiple assignments for varied programs with strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to communicate effectively with students, staff, and partner institutions.

Salary Range: $55,000 - $60,000

Posting End Date: February 2, 2010

Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Researchers at the University of Mannheim

Political Economy of ReformsThe 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


EUSA Corner
Following are meetings and announcements from the European Union Studies Association, of which the UNC-CH Center for European Studies is a sustaining member.

Position Announcement: EU Specialist at the Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Tech Sam Nunn School of International AffairsThe 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
The Economics Interest Section of the European Union Studies Association (EUSA) and the Globalization & Monetary Policy Institute of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas are pleased to announce an economics workshop on European Integration. The meeting will be linked to a one-day public conference that the Institute is organising on 17 March on 10 years of the euro.

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 patrick.crowley@tamucc.edu and David Mayes at d.mayes@auckland.ac.nz. 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

Carleton University Centre for European StudiesThe 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:

  • the political economy of European integration: regional and global dimensions;
  • citizenship and social integration in the EU;
  • environmental policy in the EU/Europe;
  • EU-Canada cooperation in conflict management and regional development.

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

Politics in Hard Times: International Relations Responses to the Financial CrisisSeptember 9-11, 2010 | Stockholm, Sweden
The 7th Pan-European International Relations Conference will feature keynote speeches by Peter Gourevitch, Professor of Political Science, University of California at San Diego, and Ambassador Jan Eliasson, Senior Visiting Scholar at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and former United Nations Special Envoy for Darfur. We invite individual paper proposals as well as panel proposals.

The conference consists of over 40 sections, including the following topics:

  • The European Union’s Relations with Major International Powers
  • European Sea Power - A Critical Appraisal
  • Critical Approaches to Security in Europe
  • Another Europe is possible? Alternatives and Resistance to Neoliberal European Governance
  • European Foreign Policy in Transition: New IR Approaches to EU Foreign Policy
  • The European Sub-prime: The Financial Crisis in Eastern Europe
  • The Debate on Turkey - Creating an inclusive or exclusive Europe?

For more information, please visit www.sgir.eu/conference

Deadline: February 28, 2010


Other International Studies News

Global Music Show - Folk Music of Southern Italy: Pizzica and Neo-Pizzica
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 | 9:00 - 10:00pm | Listen online at http://wxyc.org, 89.3FM

Julianna Thomas of WXYC (http://wxyc.org) will welcome Lorenzo Salvagni from the UNC Department of Romance Languages for the next edition of the Global Music show (www.unc.edu/areastudies/publicprograms/global-music.html).
They will discuss Folk Music of Southern Italy: Pizzica and Neo-Pizzica.

Energy, Climate and the Poles

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 | 6:00pm | FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium | UNC-Chapel Hill
Learn about Energy, Climate and the Poles from Gerald Cecil, Department of Physics & Astronomy at UNC. Comparing the relatively untouched Antarctic to the Arctic, where oil companies are active, Cecil will discuss the future of energy and the Poles. According to Cecil, the Antarctic is climatologically isolated with unknown energy resources. The Arctic is another story. Multinational oil companies opened Alaska and the North Sea because of OPEC. Now they and Russian companies are poised to dash past dwindling ice through opening sea lanes to polar resources. U.S. Geological Survey assessments indicate that only a three year global supply of oil and 20% of global natural gas resources await discovery in the Arctic. Computer models project great changes as interacting air, water, permafrost, and ice masses adjust to rising temperatures. Cecil's talk will address the energy assumptions of these models and how polar resources are likely to influence our future. This lecture is associated with the exhibition Ice Counterpoint: Encounters in Antarctica and the Arctic: http://global.unc.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1171&Itemid=94

Ice Counterpoint: Encounters in Antarctica and the Arctic

January 7 - May 31, 2010 | FedEx Global Education Center Galleries | UNC-Chapel Hill
February 23, 2010 | 7:00pm | Music Performance and Reception
| FedEx Global Education Center
A multimedia artistic collaboration, Ice Counterpoint views the Earth’s Polar Regions through the artistic collaboration of music, art, environmental soundscapes, and photography. The photography, recordings, and video of Antarctica and the High Arctic, taken in 2006 and 2009 by Brooks de Wetter-Smith, are presented along with the polar art of Nerys Levy. Ice Counterpoint is inspired by the extreme conditions, flora and fauna of both regions. Central to this exhibit is intergenerational attention on the importance of preserving the natural environment of those regions, as a part of our struggle to mitigate some of the causes and consequences of world-wide climate change.

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

Columbia UniversityMay 7-8, 2010 | Harriman Institute of Columbia | New York City, NY
We welcome the submission of papers for our upcoming conference, The Etiology and Ecology of Post-Soviet Communication. The focus of the conference will be the development of the internet in the post-Soviet space, first and foremost Russia, though comparative work that goes beyond this geographical focus is also of interest.

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.

We would welcome one-page abstracts sent to nmc.conference@gmail.com. For more information, please visit http://nmc.wikischolars.columbia.edu/Conference.

Deadline: February 1, 2010

Rotary Peace Fellows Benefit for Haiti: Silent Auction

Rotary World PeaceFriday, February 5, 2010 | 5:30 - 7:30pm | FedEx Global Education Center | UNC-Chapel Hill
Please join the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Fellows for an evening of light refreshments, a silent auction, and a performance by the Bouncing Bulldogs jump rope team as they raise money for disaster relief in Haiti. 100% of the proceeds from this benefit will go directly to relief efforts in Haiti.

Free parking is available in the garage under the building after 5pm. Please contact peacefellowsforhaiti@gmail.com for more information. RSVP’s are preferred but not required.


CES Award Competition

For all competitions below please send the required documents from a UNC email account to europe@unc.edu. 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

Curriculum Development Awards
Courses developed under this program should be offered during the academic year following the summer of the award. After this first offering, the courses should be regularly scheduled in departmental course offerings. Students who will benefit particularly from the new courses are majors in Contemporary European Studies.

  • European Union Center of Excellence awards
    We will make one award to a UNC-CH faculty member to develop a new European Union course or a track in an existing course. The definition of an EU track is broad; it may include special readings and research assignments integrated into the main class or special sections of a class focused on the EU. Awards will be in the amount of $4500 for full EU courses and $2000 for EU tracks.
  • National Resource Center (Title VI) awards
    One curriculum development award will be made for courses relevant to the study of modern Western Europe. Courses in any discipline may be funded in this category. Awards will be for $4500.

To submit a curriculum development proposal please send:

  1. Your curriculum vita
  2. The proposed course syllabus and a cover letter describing the course’s relevance to contemporary European Studies or European Union studies and where the course will fit in your departmental offerings (include any pre-requisites) and in the new General Education undergraduate curriculum.
  3. A letter from your chair approving the project and agreeing to offer the course during the next academic year and on a continuing basis.

Faculty Research Travel Awards
We will make approximately two awards in the amount of $2000 for faculty research travel in Europe related to projects on contemporary Europe or EU Studies. Proposals will be evaluated by a CES committee. Please send a cover letter including a short (one-page) summary of the paper/project, an estimated budget including other sources of funding, and a curriculum vita. Priority will be given to faculty applicants without endowed research accounts.

***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.

Faculty and Graduate Student Joint Projects
Two awards will be made to teams of graduate students and faculty working on joint projects on European topics leading to publication. Awards will be in the amount of $2500. Proposals should include a five-page (max) synopsis of the research project.

Graduate Student Funding Opportunities

CES has several sources of funding for graduate students in contemporary European Studies:

  • European Union Center of Excellence Summer Research Fellowships
    Two awards will be made to UNC-CH graduate students to conduct pre-dissertation research on the EU or on a comparative European topic (i.e. involving more than one European country) in Europe during summer 2010. Awards will be in the amount of €4000. Proposals should include a five-page (max) synopsis of the research project with a timetable and a budget and should attach a letter of support from the dissertation advisor or another professor.
  • Graduate Student Research Travel
    Three awards will be made to graduate students to present papers in the US or in Europe on some aspect of the EU or on a comparative European topic (i.e. involving more than one European country). Awards for travel in the US will be $750 and for travel to Europe $1500. Applicants should send a brief (one-page) cover letter summarizing the project and other sources of funding and should attach a letter of support from the dissertation advisor or another professor.
    Please note: all transatlantic travel awards are contingent upon the graduate student 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.
  • Faculty and Graduate Student Joint Projects
    Two awards will be made to teams of graduate students and faculty working on joint projects on European topics leading to publication. Awards will be in the amount of $2500. Proposals should include a five-page (max) synopsis of the research project.
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) grants
    Academic year and summer awards designed to assist graduate and professional students to study a West European language to proficiency. The awards include tuition and fees plus a stipend. More information on the FLAS competition and application forms can be found in the FLAS section of the UNC Area Studies Centers website. You may download the applications here: MS Word | PDF

Undergraduate Student Funding Opportunities

  • Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) grants
    Summer awards for undergraduate students studying a less commonly taught language at the intermediate or advanced language. The awards include tuition and fees plus a stipend. More information on the FLAS competition can be found in the FLAS section of the UNC Area Studies Centers website. You may download the applications here: MS Word | PDF
  • European Union Center of Excellence Competition for Undergraduate Travel
    Two awards will be made to UNC undergraduate students for participation in a summer program organized by the European Commission. Students from EU Centers of Excellence across the US will join a four day study tour of EU institutions in Brussels. Each award will include funds for travel, accommodation, and per diems. Priority will be given to students having declared a major in Contemporary European Studies (EURO). Interested students should visit www.unc.edu/depts/europe/research_funding/fundingundergrad.htm for more information and application materials.
    Deadline: March 22, 2010

 

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