Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
February 10, 2010


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1. CES News
2. Lectures and Events
3. Seminars and Workshops
4. K-12 Schools & Community Colleges
5. Position Announcement
6. EUSA Corner
7. Other International Studies News

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CES News

Immigrant Integration and Anti-Discrimination Policy in the EU

Terri GivensWednesday, February 17, 2010 | 12:00pm | Hamilton Hall, Room 355 | UNC-Chapel Hill
Terri E. Givens will present a public lecture entitled Immigrant Integration and Anti-Discrimination Policy in the European Union. She is Vice Provost and Associate Professor in the Government Department at the University of Texas at Austin. She was formerly the Director of the Center for European Studies and Director of the France-UT Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies. For more information, please visit www.utexas.edu/lbj/faculty/terri-givens/

Direct Democracy and the Democratic Deficit of the European Union

Klaus ArmingeonThursday, 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.

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.

Ryan Bakker

She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not: Sincere Switching in the European Electorate

Friday, February 26, 2010 | 12:00pm | Hamilton Hall, Room 355 | UNC-Chapel Hill
Ryan Bakker, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Georgia, will present a lecture entitled She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not: Sincere Switching in the European Electorate.

Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) Information Session

Friday, February 12, 2010 | 2:00 - 3:30pm | Room 4003, FedEx Global Education Center | UNC-Chapel Hill
UNC’s Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) Program cordially invites graduate students and faculty from any department to attend its annual information session. This session provides an overview of UNC's LAC Program, which integrates the use of languages into interdisciplinary courses within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Topics covered include:

  • Languages Across the Curriculum nationwide
  • History and goals of UNC's LAC program
  • LAC course models offered at UNC
  • Responsibilities of UNC LAC instructors
  • Application procedures for upcoming LAC TA positions
  • UNC’s Graduate Certificate in LAC Instruction

Participation in this workshop is strongly recommended for graduate students planning to apply for upcoming LAC TA positions. To register for this workshop, email the following information to lac@unc.edu: name, home department, stage of graduate/professional career, foreign language(s) in which you are fluent, field(s) of research or professional interest.

This workshop is sponsored by UNC's Center for European Studies, Center for Global Initiatives,
Institute for the Study of the Americas, and African Studies Center and is made possible by Title VI grants from the US Department of Education.

For more information about LAC, please visit http://www.unc.edu/lac

Study for Researchers: Mobility of Researchers in Europe

MORE: MObility of Researchers in EuropeThe Center for European Studies would like to encourage any researchers with US-EU connections to participate in a study launched by the European Commission. The study aims to improve knowledge of mobility patterns and career paths of researchers. A consortium led by IDEA Consult is carrying out an 18-month study which began in December 2008 and is known as the MORE (MObility of Researchers in Europe) study. The aim of this survey is to build indicators on the mobility of researchers and to analyse the factors that inhibit or support their international mobility focusing on the following groups:

  • Researchers who have been educated in an EU country and have subsequently moved to work as a researcher in the US;
  • Researchers who have been educated in the US and have subsequently moved to work in an EU country as a researcher;
  • Researchers who have been internationally mobile between any other parts of the world.

Researchers are invited to fill-in a web-based questionnaire at http://checkmarket.be/internationalmobility. All completed surveys shall remain strictly private and confidential and shall only be used for the purposes of this study. The questionnaire remains open until February 15, 2010.

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

Map of Germany in Flag FormSunday, February 21, 2010 | 6:00 - 8:00pm | Institute for the Arts & Humanities | Hyde Hall | UNC-Chapel Hill
As part of the North Carolina German Studies Seminar & Workshop Series, Philipp Stelzel (UNC-CH Department of History) will present a seminar on The Bielefelder Schule: A Case of Americanization of German Historiography?

The decades following World War II witnessed increasing intellectual exchange and cooperation between West German and American historians of Germany. This paper focuses
on the emergence of the so-called Bielefelder Schule in the late 1960s which, according to common wisdom, was established as the most “Americanized” of all groups of West German historians. Prominent members of the Bielefelder Schule, most notably Hans-Ulrich Wehler and Jürgen Kocka, have repeatedly stressed the important role that American historians of Germany played in the modernization and pluralization of the German historical profession. However, a comparison of the works of the Bielefelders and their American contemporaries reveals striking interpretive and methodological differences. Most importantly, American historians hesitated to follow the Bielefelders on their notorious Sonderweg. Ultimately, American historians were more influential for the modification than for the construction of the Bielefelder Schule.

Philipp Stelzel is a graduate student in the History Department at the University of North Carolina. His dissertation, currently in progress, “Rethinking Modern German History after 1945: a Transatlantic Enterprise?”, analyzes the German-American community of historians from the 1940s to the 1970s. His publications include articles in Central European History and in Storia della Storiografia.

Introduction and moderation by Dirk Bönker (Duke University, Department of History). The seminar starts at 6:30 pm. Refreshments will be served before the seminar. Please register with Philipp Stelzel (stelzel@email.unc.edu) in a timely fashion.

For more information, please visit www.unc.edu/ncgs/seminars.html. 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

Growing up in Turkey during the Nazi Rule in Europe

AGS FoundationSunday, February 14, 2010 | 2:00 - 4:00pm | Carolina Türk Evi (Turkish House) | 743 E. Franklin St. | Chapel Hill, NC
In the 1930’s, Germany began persecuting its Jewish and anti-Nazi professors, architects, musicians, scientists, and physicians. Under the leadership of Turkey's president, Kemal Ataturk, Turkey actively recruited these men and women to serve as agents for modernizing the new Republic.

Eugen Merzbacher, son of one of these scientists, shares his experiences growing up in Turkey prior to and during World War II. Eugen Merzbacher is Kenan Professor Emeritus, Department of Physics and Astronomy, at UNC-Chapel Hill. Sponsored by the Aziz and Gwen Sancar Foundation. For more information about the Carolina Türk Evi, please visit http://agsfoundation.karolayna.com/

Chopin Festival: Meredith College Department of Music

Chopin Festival
Meredith College | Raleigh, NC
Frederic Chopin left the world one of its most enriching musical legacies. The Music Department celebrates the 200th anniversary of his birth with a week-long celebration of his life and music.

  • MEREDITH FACULTY RECITAL
    Monday, February 22, 8 pm, Carswell Concert Hall

    Meredith music faculty will present a recital of Chopin’s works followed by a party to celebrate Chopin’s 200th birthday! Tickets $10.
  • COLLEGE WORSHIP SERVICE "FRIENDSHIPS AND LEGACIES"
    Wednesday, February 24, 10:00 am, Jones Chapel

    Join distinguished guest artists Walter Hautzig and Ann Schein as they share the stage in discussing their common lineage to Chopin via their teacher Miecyslaw Munz. Experience the power of friendship as these two artists discuss their decades long association with one another. The tapestry of their friendship is made more poignant by the ways in which their lives have been touched—directly or indirectly—by the Holocaust. There is no cost for this event.
  • PRECONCERT LECTURE, DR. MARK FOUNTAIN
    Wednesday, February 24, 7 pm, Carswell Concert Hall

    Dr. Mark Fountain, Honorary Consul, Republic of Poland, will present “The Musical Milieu in Warsaw in the Years of Chopin's Youth, 1810–1830.” There is no charge for this event.
  • PRECONCERT LECTURE, DR. MARK FOUNTAIN
    Thursday, February 25, 7 pm, Carswell Concert Hall

    Dr. Mark Fountain, Honorary Consul, Republic of Poland, will present "November Uprising" of 1830, the "Great Emigration" to Paris, and Chopin. There is no charge for this event.
  • POLISH FOLK DANCES
    Thursday, February 25, 1 pm, Carswell Concert Hall

    A demonstration of Polish folkdances will be presented at the weekly Student Recital at 1 pm, Carswell Concert Hall. Wear comfortable attire. There is no admission charge.

Several guest recitals will also be taking place. For more information, please visit http://www.meredith.edu/music/chopin/

An Evening of Russian, Czech, and Italian Opera

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 | 7:00pm | Nelson Music Room, East Duke Building, Duke East Campus
Visiting artists Dmitry Karpov (tenor), Natalia Mironova (soprano), and Alexander Smorodkin (piano) will perform selections from the operatic works of leading Russian, French, and Italian composers including Donizetti, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, and Halevy.

Ms. Mironova and Messrs. Karpov and Smorodkin are long-time members of the opera company of the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Parking is available after 5 p.m. in campus lots located off Buchanan Blvd. and in spaces along the main entrance to the East Campus. Presented by the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies, Duke University.


Seminars and Workshops

Jean Monnet Summer School: Social Integration and the Romany Minority in Europe Today

CEU Summer University in Budapest

June 21 - July 19, 2010 | Central European University | Budapest, Hungary
There are scores of academically trained civil servants and NPO activists working to reduce poverty, discrimination and increase social integration of Roma. There are many academic researchers scattered through Europe working on similar topics. This summer course, preceded by an E-seminar in spring, will connect professionals who are aware of each other but lack a framework for learning from each other's work to build a strong European network for research-informed policy work on Romany issues.

The fundamental forum of this course will be workshop- and seminar-based discussions of theoretical issues, best practice and case studies in the field. Topics covered include Racism, culturalism and social exclusion; Evaluation programs in Romany policy; Ethnic monitoring: legal and practical issues; Equality policy; Resources for building linguistic diversity with special reference to Romani; How Roma community studies can be used in policy formation in a new member state; Marginality, multiculturalism and policies towards Roma in new Member states; Roma demographic studies and their policy assumptions; Demographic policies and health interventions among the poor in Eastern Europe.

Applications are invited from academics (junior faculty, MA or PhD students, researchers) from the fields of anthropology, sociology, European studies, history, public policy, linguistics, political science, law and human rights, economics, human geography, urban studies, public administration and social policy as well as from practitioners, policy-makers, NPOs, and civil servants.

As this course is funded by the EC's Jean Monnet program, successful applicants will receive travel reimbursement and subsistence to cover their participation costs. For more information, please visit http://www.summer.ceu.hu/02-courses/course-sites/romany/index-romany.php

Deadline: February 15, 2010

Spring University Program: Central Europe Between Germany and Russia

Spring University Prague 2010March 26 - April 5, 2010 | Charles University | Prague, Czech Republic
The objective of the 2010 spring university Central Europe between Germany and Russia is to provide students a broad understanding of the historical, political, economic, social and cultural development of Central Europe. Moreover, this 11-day intensive academic program analyses Central Europe’s role as an international political and economic player and the relations to its biggest neighbours – Germany and Russia. The course is based on an interdisciplinary approach and combines different methodologies such as lectures, workshops, round-table discussions, group-work and students’ presentations.

Our study program is internationally acknowledged and recognized. Successful participants will be given 8 ECTS and an official certificate. For detailed information please visit http://spring-university.fsv.cuni.cz/.

Deadline: February 15, 2010


K-12 Schools & Community Colleges

World ViewWorld View's Winter 2010 Issue of ThinkGlobal

World View's semi-annual newsletter, ThinkGlobal, is now available online. Please view the newsletter at http://www.unc.edu/world/newsletter.pdf to find out about World View's new currency kits, upcoming workshops, online courses, and more.

Global Updates from World View

Vancouver 2010 OlympicsThe latest issue of Global Updates highlights the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, starting this Friday in Vancouver, B.C. Canada. Join in the Olympic spirit! Through the Olympics we can help students connect to the world. Not sure where to start? Visit the official XXI Vancouver site: www.vancouver2010.com for the latest Olympic updates, medal counts, and educator resources. For more resources and Olympic fun facts, see the latest issue of Global Updates: www.unc.edu/world/Global_Updates_2010/Jan_Feb/February_10.htm.

To see previous Global Updates from World View, please visit the archive.

 

Position Announcement

Research Assistant: University of Oxford, Oxford Institute of Social Policy

University of OxfordThe Oxford Institute of Social Policy (OISP) in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic researcher to work across a number of projects. The post is available from 1 April 2010 or as soon as possible thereafter and will be a fixed-term contract until 31 March 2012.

The Department wishes to appoint a full-time Research Officer with a strong quantitative social science background and experience in comparative research to assist on two research projects. The successful candidate will have a postgraduate degree with a significant statistical component, and ideally have, or be near to completing, a PhD. The successful candidate will have considerable experience of multivariate statistical techniques and using advanced statistical software packages such as STATA and MPlus. The projects rely extensively on the use of structural equation modelling techniques and knowledge of these methods would be a distinct advantage, although training will be given to otherwise suitably qualified candidates.

The successful candidate will contribute to database management, statistical analysis and the preparation of reports and academic papers under the supervision of the project team.

Further particulars about the post, the department, the selection criteria, and how to apply can be found at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/spswresast.shtml and www.spsw.ox.ac.uk.

Deadline: 12pm, Friday, March 5, 2010


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: London School of Economics and Political Science

London School of Economics and Political Science The Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science welcomes applications for a Senior Lecturer in International Organizations. You should have teaching experience in International Organizations and preferably one other area of IR, as well as an international reputation for research and have experience of student supervision at all levels. You will have a completed PhD in International Relations or a cognate discipline. You will be expected to undertake research and to teach at undergraduate and graduate level.

For full details, please visit the LSE website.

Deadline: 5:30pm, February 17, 2010

Call for Papers - European Integration: Past, Present and Future

European Integration: Past, Present and FutureApril 30 - May 1, 2010 | Wilfrid Laurier University | Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Post-war European integration started 60 years ago with the establishment of the Council of Europe. Forty years later the Berlin Wall fell and Europe is rapidly becoming ‘whole’ again. Great strides are made in the economic and political spheres, in particular through the expansion of the European Union (EU). However, labour mobility is still somewhat constrained, as are social, political and defence integration efforts. The interdisciplinary conference will look at the development of European integration and its future, focusing on economic, regional and migration issues.

Topics include:

  • The outlook for future European integration
  • Migration policies in Europe and elsewhere: comparisons, assessments, and future
  • The Lisbon Treaty: what next?
  • The new EU geographic and environmental challenges.

For more information and to submit an abstract, please visit www.europeanintegration.org/index.php/conference/europeanintegration

Deadline: February 20, 2010

Graduate EU Conference: Ever Closer Union?

York UniversityMarch 11-12, 2010 | York University | Toronto, Canada
The new European Union Centre of Excellence at York University will be presenting its first Graduate Student Conference. The purpose is to showcase graduate student work and promote debate on topics relating to the European Union and EU-Canada relations. Possible paper topics include EU and member state politics, law, governance, economics, security, and institutions, as well as EU policies in such areas as migration, citizenship, environment, education, health, human rights, development, enlargement, trade, EU-Canada relations and others.

This bilingual conference is organized by York graduate students and faculty and aims to include contributions from graduate students in various disciplines such as law, political science, public & international affairs, gender studies, economics, public administration, geography, history and sociology, among others, and from universities across Canada and beyond.

Paper proposals (300-500 words, in English or French) should be submitted along with a biography or CV to EUconf@yorku.ca. Papers will be considered for publication. We anticipate being able to offer a small honorarium for each paper. Some further assistance is available to defray travel costs of participants coming from outside Toronto.

For more information, please see http://www.yorku.ca/euce/

Deadline: February 21, 2010

Position Announcements: University of Bath, Department of European Studies and Modern Languages

University of BathThe Department of European Studies and Modern Languages at the University of Bath, UK seeks suitably qualified applicants for three posts:

  • Senior Lecturer/Reader in Politics/International Relations (Ref: 10369RP). Salary: £45,155 - £52,347
    You will have an established international track record of high-quality research publications and attracting research grant income and will work closely with our growing team of researchers in the fields of Conflict and Security, and Global Europe. You will also play a key role in providing academic leadership and in developing postgraduate student activities, through teaching and direct supervision, programme development and recruitment initiatives.
  • Lecturer in Politics/International Relations (Ref: 10368RP). Salary: £36,715 - £43,840
    You will teach on our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Politics/International Relations. You should have a good research record in these fields, preferably within the emerging research group in Conflict and Security.
  • Lecturer in Spanish Studies (Ref: 10370RP). Salary: £36,715 - £43,840
    You will have a high level of competence in Spanish, including an ability to lecture in Spanish. Teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level will focus on Spanish area studies (politics and society). A proven research record in contemporary Spanish studies and an ability to attract funding to develop your research in line with a departmental research strategy is essential.

The Department provides a friendly and supportive environment; and as one of the top-ranked institutions in the recent RAE (2008), enjoys a strong reputation for research, while also attaining high scores in national student satisfaction surveys. For further information on the Department, please go to http://www.bath.ac.uk/esml/. Further details on the posts and application processes at http://www.bath.ac.uk/jobs/.

Deadline: March 3, 2010


Other International Studies News

The World Tomorrow: Expect the Unexpected

The World Tomorrow: Expect the UnexpectedFebruary 12, 2010 | 5:30pm | Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center | UNC-Chapel Hill
Three experts, Robert Keohane, Peter Godwin and Pierre Barker, share their predictions for the future in this event celebrating the launch of Global Studies, formerly the Curriculum in International and Area Studies. Each speaker will highlight five issues that we should watch for over the coming decade. Robert Keohane is Professor of International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. In 2005 he was voted the most influential scholar of international relations by the readers of Foreign Policy magazine. He is the author of After Hegemony. Peter Godwin is an award winning author and journalist. Raised in Zimbabwe, he worked as a foreign correspondent in Africa and helped found the BBC's premier foreign affairs program. He is the author of the bestselling memoir When a Crocodile Eats the Sun. Pierre Barker is Professor of pediatrics at UNC and leader of the Developing Countries division of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. He has also helped coordinate HIV/AIDS projects in his native South Africa.

Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, Center for Global Initiatives, Department of African and Afro-American Studies, and Office of International Affairs.

A Conversation with Peace Corps Director Aaron Williams

Peace CorpsFebruary 17, 2010 | 6:30pm | Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center | UNC-Chapel Hill
Please join us in welcoming the Director of Peace Corps, Aaron S. Williams, to UNC. Mr. Williams will give a talk on the Peace Corps and the importance of public service, international volunteerism and why today's Peace Corps is more vital than ever. A reception will follow the talk. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, current or prospective applicants, and multicultural and globally focused student groups are especially encouraged to attend.

Mr. Williams is the 18th Director of the Peace Corps and the 2nd African American to serve in this capacity. He has a personal tie to the Triangle area, having worked at Research Triangle Institute International as the Vice President of International Business Development.

Russian Futures: Contexts, Challenges, Trends

Matryoshka DollsFebruary 19-20, 2010 | Duke University West Campus
The Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies at Duke University would like to invite any and all interested persons to attend the conference on “Russian Futures: Contexts, Challenges, Trends” that we are sponsoring on February 19-20. Panel sessions will include:

  • Semiotic Transpositions
  • Visual and Information Literacy in Contemporary Russia
  • Lost in Transition? Women’s Place, Women’s Work in Russia Today and Tomorrow
  • Uses and Meanings of Violence in 19th and 20th Century Russia
  • Rossiiskii but not Russkii: Russia’s Non-Russian Minorities
  • Demographic Change: Will Health and Social Stability Follow Sustained Economic Growth?

For details, please visit http://www.unc.edu/depts/slavic/events/RussianFutures.pdf

 

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