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February 24, 2010
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Direct Democracy and the Democratic Deficit of the European Union
25, 2010 | 5:30 - 7:00pm | Hamilton Hall, Room 355 | UNC-Chapel Hill
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.
When Europe Hits...Beyond its Borders: Europeanization and the Near Abroad
2, 2010 | 12:00pm | Room 4003 | FedEx Global Education Center | UNC-Chapel
A Community of Europeans? Transnational Identities and Public Spheres
March 3, 2010 | 5:30pm | Room 1009 | FedEx Global Education Center |
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
Call for LAC TAs
UNC's Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) Program is currently seeking experienced bilingual TAs to lead LAC discussion sections for the following Fall 2010 courses:
Applicants should be native speakers or possess advanced proficiency in the target language, and demonstrate relevant teaching experience at the postsecondary level. Advanced graduate students with interdisciplinary interests are especially encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants who have attended a LAC pedagogy workshop and/or intend to pursue the Graduate Certificate in LAC Instruction (visit www.unc.edu/lac for more information).
LAC TAs are paid a total of $5,000 for the semester. For information on the responsibilities, the eligibility requirements, and the application procedure, visit www.unc.edu/lac.
Application Deadline: April 6, 2010
Register for a LAC Course Next Semester!
The Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) program is delighted to offer the following LAC sections during the Fall 2010 semester. These discussion sections give you the opportunity to use your foreign language skills while taking courses within your major.
LAC students are eligible to earn one credit hour for their participation in LAC courses. Generally, LAC discussion sections are taken in lieu of the normal recitation sections in English. In courses where recitations are not required, LAC discussion sections are additional opportunities to discuss course themes in the target language of the section.
For more information about any of these courses or about the LAC program in general, visit www.unc.edu/areastudies/degreeprograms/lac-courses-upcoming.html
Workshop Series: Gender, Politics, and Culture in Europe and Beyond
Registration Deadline for both events: March 15, 2010
Eurozone in Crisis: The Threat of Sovereign Debt Default
February 25, 2010 | 11:00am US Eastern Time
The financial crisis has entered a new phase. What began as a series of mortgage defaults soon became a crisis of bank insolvency. The dire state of Greece’s budget and debt points to a more chilling aspect of the crisis: insolvency of sovereign nations. EU leaders have yet to outline a concrete plan. With fourth quarter GDP numbers in the Euro-zone looking dismal, unemployment high, and economic growth low, selling a “bail-out” plan will be politically unpopular.
How can the difficulties presented by debt levels in the Euro-zone be solved in the short-term? How will the battle for Greece change the European economic and political landscape? How will this affect Germany’s role as the de facto leader of the Euro? What reforms must EMU members take to ensure the integrity of the Euro? In conversation with Leszek Balcerowicz, we will talk about the work needed to ensure Euro-zone unity.
As a former Deputy Prime Minister of Poland and former Polish Minister of Finance, Professor Balcerowicz was the architect of economic reforms initiated after the fall of communism in Poland. His work helped end hyperinflation and balanced the national budget and ensured that Poland was ready for EU ascension in 2004. His views on the current difficulties facing European nations as they attempt to rein in public spending and decrease their deficits will be invaluable to our discussion of future European economic growth.
To participate, please RSVP to email@example.com. We will have toll-free call-in numbers set up for the United States and many European countries; please indicate from where you will be calling and we will send along the appropriate call-in instructions. This speaker series has been generously sponsored by Deutsche Bank AG.
Remembering Survival: Inside a Nazi Slave-Labor Camp
Monday, March 1, 2010 | 12:00pm | Coates Hall Jewish
Studies Seminar Room
Remembering Survival: Inside a Nazi Slave-Labor Camp is a remarkable story of survival for almost three hundred Jews who live to recount the brutalities of a Nazi work camp. For a synopsis, visit: http://books.wwnorton.com/books/978-0-393-07019-4/
Christopher R. Browning is the Frank Porter Graham Distinguished Professor of History. He received his M.A. (1968) and Ph.D. (1975) University of Wisconsin-Madison and his B.A. from Oberlin College in 1967. He taught at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, for 25 years before joining the UNC faculty in 1999. His publications include: Origins of the Final Solution: The Evolution of Nazi Jewish Policy, September 1939-March 1942 (2004); Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland (1992); The Path to Genocide (1992); Fateful Months: Essays on the Emergence of the Final Solution (1985); and The Final Solution and the German Foreign Office (1978).
at the UNC Center for Global Initiatives
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Deadline for all applications: 5:00pm on March 19, 2010
Minority Languages in Europe: Successes and Challenges
2010 | Indiana University, Bloomington
For more information, please visit http://www.indiana.edu/~eurlangs/
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2010
Central European University: Political Science MA and PhD Programs
The Department of Political Science at Central European University (CEU) is announcing a call for applications for graduate studies in political science. This year 31 full-package MA and 10 full package PhD scholarships will be distributed! Master level studies can be pursued in the framework of both one-year and two years long programs.
The Political Science Department is particularly well embedded in a dense network of first rank American and European departments through bilateral agreements, Erasmus contracts and through an exclusive club of PhD programs that provides possibilities for networking, conferences and external supervision for graduate students. The University supports the work of the students with scholarships, accommodation, and financial support for field work as well as funding for conferences and summer schools.
For the detailed curricula, course syllabi, a list of recent MA and PhD thesis topics, the application procedure, and more information on the faculty at the Department of Political Science, visit our website at http://www.ceu.hu/polsci, view the departmental poster at http://web.ceu.hu/polsci/admissions/POLS_poster.pdf, and see the departmental brochure at http://web.ceu.hu/polsci/admissions/POLS_flyer.pdf
Application Deadline: March 16, 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
UNC Workshop: International Research and the IRB Process for Undergraduates in the Social Sciences and Humanities
March 17, 2010 | 5:00-6:30 | Room 1005, FedEx Global Education Center |
UNC Chapel Hill
Slavic and East European Summer Language Institute, University of Pittsburgh
The 2010 Slavic and East European Summer Language Institute at the University of Pittsburgh will offer the following intensive language courses:
All courses are equivalent to one academic year of college-level language instruction. Daily contact with instructors, both in class and out, and the use of native speakers in most sections create an environment conducive to effective language acquisition. All programs include extracurricular activities such as film viewing, singing, cooking classes and cultural lectures. The study abroad programs include excursions and cultural programming in the targeted countries.
All applicants may apply for the various scholarships that the SLI has available. Over 90 percent of applicants receive partial or full funding from sources including SLI tuition scholarships and FLAS fellowships. Undergraduate students are now eligible to apply for FLAS fellowships for summer language study at the intermediate level or above. Tuition for the Beginning Polish and the Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Mastery B/C/S courses will be waived for graduate students specializing in any field of East European Studies due to grants from ACLS.
Further information and applications are available at http://sli.slavic.pitt.edu.
Application deadline for scholarships and all study abroad programs: March 19, 2010
Teaching Resources Highlight: Lesson Plans on the European Union
Teachers looking to expand and deepen their classroom coverage of the European Union can download cutting-edge lesson plans created by teachers for teachers. Bring your European view into the 21st century with curriculum guides focused on environmental policy, immigration issues, economic integration, and contemporary society. Visit http://euce.org/lessonplans to download the lesson plans.
We welcome lesson plan submissions from K-12 teachers as well as community college lecturers. Please follow the standardized template to the extent possible, making sure to include references to your state's educational standards where appropriate. Authors of lesson plans accepted to the site will receive a $100 stipend for permission to publish the lesson plan on the website. Lessons should be submitted via email to email@example.com.
Lesson plans address the following subject areas: French, German, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Spanish, and Technology. Current plans on the site span a wide variety of levels, from grades 3-12. http://euce.org/lessonplans
CES at the North Carolina Council for the Social Studies Conference
February 25-26, 2010 | Koury Convention Center, Greensboro, NC
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.
Educators are eligible to participate. 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
Funded PhD Positions at Maastricht University
The Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences of Maastricht University offers five fully funded PhD positions in the field of arts and social sciences. The programme is characterized by its interdisciplinary approach and its international character, focused on three topics:
You will receive a coherent programme of introductory courses and intensive supervision, complemented by additional courses organized by a national graduate school. PhD candidates are offered a 3 or 4 year contract, a competitive salary and a bench fee to cover research-related costs. The condition of a 4 year contract is to undertake a limited amount of teaching duties.
Please check our website www.fdcw.org/phdprogram for more information and details on the application procedure. More information on the stimulating and international environment of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences can be found at www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/web/Faculties/FASoS.htm.
submitting statements of interest: Friday, March 5, 2010
Call for Papers: Europeanization and Globalization
2-4, 2010 | Université of
The relationship between globalization and Europeanization is a complex one, ranging from open opposition to complementary approaches. In some cases, Europeanization can be considered as a regional version of globalization, and the implementation of international norms in Europe. In many European countries, the mere prospect of a distinctive European model is clearly rejected. In other cases, European rules and practices clearly run counter to globalization, and European identity is asserted, as an alternative to other models. Both Europeanization and globalization harbour internal contradictions and witness heated theoretical debates as well as open competition between national and social interest groups. Power issues – what type of Europeanization? For whose benefit? For what purpose? Do we aim for a European framework or global one?
Such questions will be considered within several practical fields:
The conference will be held in French and English. Abstracts are to be e-mailed to Jean-Paul Révauger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for Abstract Submission: March 15, 2010
Anglo-German "State of the State" Postdoctoral Fellowships in Political Science or Law
The Universities of Bremen and Göttingen (Dept of Politics) and the University of Oxford (Dept of Politics and International Relations & Institute of European and Comparative Law) invite applications from scholars for a number of two-year postdoctoral Fellowships based mainly at the University of Oxford.
The Fellowships are open to people of all nationalities who work in the fields of political science, law, history, sociology or economics. The only restriction is that the Fellows should work on the transformation of the modern state (broadly conceived) with a focus on Western Europe and/or European integration. The programme welcomes international comparative perspectives extending to all parts of Europe as well as comparisons between the European Union and other regional blocks.
For more information, please visit www.politics.ox.ac.uk/about/vacancies/.
Deadline: 12:00 CET on March 15, 2010
PhD and Postdoctoral Stipends: Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences
The Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) invites applications to its Ph.D. and postdoctoral programs. BIGSSS is an inter-university institute of the University of Bremen and Jacobs University and is funded by the German Excellence Initiative. The program provides close supervision of dissertation work within a demand-tailored education and research framework. BIGSSS is part of an international network of highly acknowledged graduate programs. It supports its doctoral and postdoctoral fellows in achieving early scientific independence and provides funds for the conduct, presentation, and publishing of their research. The language of instruction is English.
Successful applicants for the Ph.D. and Postdoctoral Fellowships will pursue a topic in one or more of BIGSSS’ five Thematic Fields:
More information as well as lists of required application materials can be found at www.bigsss-bremen.de. For additional inquiries, please check the online FAQ and feel free to contact our admissions officer at email@example.com.
Application Deadline: March 15, 2010
Doctoral Fellowships in Economic Sociology and Political Economy
The International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) offered jointly by the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies and the University of Cologne invites suitable candidates to apply for up to seven doctoral fellowships in economic sociology and political economy.
Applicants must hold a Diplom or a Masters degree in political science, sociology, organization studies or related fields. Degrees must be received by September 2010. A joint German and French doctoral degree (Cotutelle) is possible. Fellowships will start on October 1, 2010, and will be awarded for 15 months with the option of two additional years. Working languages at the Research School are English and German.
Application Deadline: March 15, 2010
Position Announcement: European Policies and Politics
European Policies and Politics position opened by Sciences Po will
strengthen the research capacities of
d’études européennes, especially in the domain
of the analysis of the dynamics and impacts of
the process of European integration and of the Europeanisation of
political systems and
The successful candidate will also contribute to the international academic position of the institution, notably by acting as a lead participant in competitive research programmes funded by national and European calls.
For more information, please visit http://www.cee.sciences-po.fr/en.html
Deadline: March 15, 2010
Call for Papers - The EU's Lisbon Treaty: Negotiation, Ratification, and Implementation
6-8, 2010 | Dalhousie University | Halifax, NS, Canada
We are interested in papers covering the roles of the major actors during the negotiations, e.g. various member states, the Commission and the European Parliament. The role of the German Presidency hopefully can be covered in one of the papers. Obviously, it is hoped to get a paper on the problems of ratification in Ireland. Needless to say, there should be papers on the two member states derailing the Constitutional Treaty, France and the Netherlands, and difficult partners, such as the UK, Poland and the Czech Republic.
In respect to implementation it is hoped to have papers on the major innovations of the treaty, the new permanent Presidency of the European Council, the new High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy, the new voting rules, the continuous empowerment of the European Parliament and changes in respect to the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice.
For more information, please visit http://euce.dal.ca/CONFERENCES/The_EUs_Lisbon_Trea.php
of paper proposals (max 500 words) and a short cv should
be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 19, 2010.
Global Music Show - Electrolatino: Latin Identity in an Electronic World
Film - Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think
March 6, 2010 | 3:00 - 5:00pm | FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson
Mandela Auditorium | UNC Chapel Hill
Focused on the issues of Gender Justice, Terrorism, and Democracy, the film presents remarkable data deftly, showing how it challenges the popular notion that Muslims and the West are on a collision course. Like the research, the film highlights a shared relationship that is based on facts - not fear.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion, led by Ms. Dalia Mogahed. Dalia Mogahed is a Senior Analyst and Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies. Mogahed is co-author of the book Who Speaks for Islam?: What a Billion Muslims Really Think. In April of 2009 Mogahed was also appointed by President Obama to serve on the Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Omid Safi will also be a featured guest on the panel. Safi is Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill where he specializes on Islamic mysticism, contemporary Islamic thought and medieval Islamic history.
Tickets are available for $15 for general admission and $7 for students. Reception prior to the film from 2:00-3:00 PM. This is event is hosted by Unity Productions Foundation, the Carolina Asia Center, NC Center for South Asia Studies and Geet Bazaar Radio. For more information, please visit http://insideislaminraleigh.eventbrite.com/
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