Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
April 7, 2010


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

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CES News

11th Annual Czech Studies Workshop: Public Lecture

Friday, April 9, 2010 | 7:00pm | Room 4003 | FedEx Global Education Center | UNC-Chapel Hill
Otto Urban is the keynote speaker for the 11th Annual Czech Studies Workshop. He will be discussing Before Entropa: Czech Subversive Art after 1989. Otto Urban earned his PhD in art history and aesthetics from Charles University in 2000. He has taught courses on modern Czech art for the University of Texas at Austin, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and numerous university programs in Prague. In recent years Urban has curated a number of exhibitions, and his most recent book, /In Morbid Colors: Art and the Idea of Decadence in the Bohemian Lands, 1880-1914/, received the first prize in the “The Most Beautiful Book of 2006” competition organized by the Czech Ministry of Culture and the Museum of Czech Literature. He is currently working on a book and exhibition entitled Decadence Now! Visions of Excess. His talk will explore the work of David Cerný, perhaps best known for his Pink Tank (1991) and /Entropa /(2009), while placing Cerný's work within a movement of post-Communist Czech artists known for the politically meaningful, and sometimes shocking, content.

The 11th Annual Czech Studies Workshop will take place on Friday, April 9 and Saturday, April 10, 2010. Attendance at the workshop panels *requires* pre-registration. For the workshop schedule and information about registering, please visit www.unc.edu/depts/slavic/Czech2010.html.

Sponsored by the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies, Center for European Studies, Office of International Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of History, Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, Music Department, Slavic Languages and Literatures, History Department at NC State, and the Czechoslovak Studies Association.

Public Lecture: A Giant Fast Asleep? Party Competition and Politicization of European Integration

Christoffer Green-PedersenWednesday, April 21, 2010 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm | UNC FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003 | UNC-Chapel Hill
Christoffer Green-Pedersen will present a lecture entitled A Giant Fast Asleep? Party Competition and Politicization of European Integration. This event is free and open to the public.

Christoffer Green-Pedersen received his Ph.D. in 2001 from the University of Aarhus, where he has been a professor in the Political Science department since 2000. Designated as a "Young Elite Researcher" by the Danish Social Science Research Council, Green-Pedersen has written numerous articles on competition between political parties, comparative policy analysis, and welfare states, and in 2002 published The Politics of Justification. Party Competition and Welfare-State Retrenchment in Denmark and the Netherlands from 1982 to 1988. He has held visiting scholar posts at the University of Washington, Seattle and the University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and in 2006 was awarded both "Teacher of the Year" and "Researcher of the Year" distinctions from his home department at the University of Aarhus.

More information about Green-Pedersen can be found here: http://person.au.dk/en/cgp@ps.au.dk

Register for a LAC Course Next Semester!

Languages Across the CurriculumThe 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.

  • FRENCH LAC section for HIST 159: 20th-Century Europe
  • FRENCH LAC section for INTS 210: Global Issues in the 20th Century (ANTH/GEOG/HIST/POLI 210)
  • GERMAN LAC section for HIST 159: 20th-Century Europe
  • SPANISH LAC section for BUSI 617: Global Marketing
  • SPANISH discussion section for HIST 240: Introduction to Mexico
  • SPANISH LAC section for INTS 210: Global Issues in the 20th Century (ANTH/GEOG/HIST/POLI 210)
  • SPANISH discussion section for ENST 201: Introduction to Environment and Society

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

North Carolina German Studies Seminar: Multiple Events

Map of Germany in Flag FormSunday, April 18, 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, Thomas Goldstein (UNC-Chapel Hill) will present a seminar on An Internal Affair? The Biermann Fallout in the East German Writers Union.

By the early 1970s, a consensus seemed to emerge between East Germany’s writers and the ruling Socialist Unity Party (SED) on the function of literature in the German Democratic Republic, namely to support the state’s socialist project by emphasizing its virtues while depicting its lingering problems in a constructive manner. However, by the mid-1970s that consensus was shattered when the SED revoked dissident poet/songwriter Wolf Biermann’s East German citizenship and punished many of his supporters in the literary community. This paper examines the impact of the “Biermann affair” within the Writers Union of the GDR, the state-controlled organization to which all authors belonged.

Thomas Goldstein is a doctoral candidate in the History Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His dissertation, “Writing in Red: The East German Writers Union and the Role of Literary Intellectuals in the German Democratic Republic, 1971-90,” examines the Writers Union as a place of negotiation between authors and the state over the function of literature and the identity of its creators as public intellectuals in East Germany.

Introduction and moderation by William Donahue (Duke University). Refreshments and drinks will be served before the seminar. The lecture starts at 6:30 pm. Please register with Philipp Stelzel (stelzel@email.unc.edu) in a timely fashion.

German FlagThursday, April 22, 2010 | 5:00 - 7:00pm | Institute for the Arts & Humanities | Hyde Hall | UNC-Chapel Hill
As part of the North Carolina German Studies Seminar & Workshop Series, Jürgen Kocka (Free University of Berlin) will present a seminar on Fashion and Truth in the Writing of History: The Last 50 Years.

History as an academic discipline has changed very much in recent decades. In his lecture Jürgen Kocka, one of the most distinguished German historians, will discuss major shifts, which have occurred in historical research and writing. The lecture argues that fashion plays a role in changing the preferences and practices of historians, and makes the point that this is not necessarily harmful. The truth of the historians is in itself a historical phenomenon.

JÜRGEN KOCKA taught Social History at the University of Bielefeld (1973-1988) and History of the Industrial World at the Free University of Berlin (1988-2009). He was a Permanent Fellow of the Berlin Institute of Advanced Study (Wissenschaftskolleg) and president of the Berlin Social Science Research Centre (WZB). He has published widely in the field of Modern History, particularly the social and economic history of Germany and comparative history, 18th - 20th centuries. His publications in English include Facing Total War: German Society 1914-1918 (1984) and Industrial Culture and Bourgeois Society: Business, Labor, and Bureaucracy in Modern Germany (1999).

Introduction and moderation by Konrad Jarausch (UNC Chapel Hill, Department of History). Refreshments and drinks will be served after 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, Carolina Seminars, and the UNC History Department.

Note: LAC Workshop Cancelled
LAC and the Job Market | Tuesday, April 13, 2010 | Cancelled

 

Lectures and Events

Work after GlobalizationWork after Globalization: Building Occupational Citizenship

Friday, April 9 | 3:00 - 5:00pm | UNC FedEx Global Education Center, Room 3009 | UNC-Chapel Hill
Guy Standing (Professor of Economic Security, University of Bath, UK and Professor of Labour Economics, Monash University, Australia) will discuss his new book, Work after Globalization: Building Occupational Citizenship. In the midst of the Global Transformation, work and labour are being revolutionized. This ground-breaking book argues that only if we rethink our sense of occupation will it be possible to overcome the commodification, inequality and insecurity that globalization has unleashed.

This lecture is free and open to the public. RSVP requested to plandstr@email.unc.edu. Hosted by the Carolina Asia Center. For more information, please see this poster (PDF): www.carolinaasiacenter.unc.edu/poster_for_Standing%20Work-1.pdf

Performing Arts: Search for Spinoza

Searching for SpinozaApril 16th to April 20th | Times vary | FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
The UNC Opera presents "Searching for Spinoza", a World Premiere Production of the Chamber Musical. Where do Magic, Morality, Religion and Science interconnect? These matters resonate all around us. Searching for Spinoza, a new musical, is a provocative human drama which embraces these questions. Set in the turbulent political landscape of mid-seventeenth century Europe, the musical chronicles the life of Baruch/Benedictus d'Spinoza, champion of the separation of church and state and founder of European rationalism. He is reviled by the religious leaders, enrages the civil administration, and wrestles with his 'inner voices' to espouse a philosophy so profound that it pulsates with a powerful relevance today.

Purchase Tickets: $15-General Admission, $10-Senior, $5-Student (with ID). All ticket sales conducted online. No tickets sold at the door. Seating is Open. No reserved seats. For more information, please click here.

Conference via Webcast - Global Innovations in Energy: How Business is Addressing Climate Change

Global Innovations in EnergyApril 20 - 21, 2010 | UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
UNC-CIBER and the Center for Sustainable Enterprise at the Kenan-Flagler Business School would like to extend an invitation to join us for the conference webcast of Global Innovations in Energy: How Business Is Addressing Climate Change. The conference that will bring together 100 business and thought leaders from around the world to share innovations in energy and stimulate opportunities for collaboration. The conference will be webcast to a global audience and provide an online forum for dialogue.

For more information, please visit the conference website at http://www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/cse/global-innovations-in-energy.cfm

To register for the webcast, visit http://cfx.research.unc.edu/res_classreg/browse_single.cfm?New=1&event_id=22514

Grants and Fellowships

Etienne Baluze Prize for European Local History

Etienne BaluzeThe Etienne Baluze Prize for European local history rewards a PhD thesis in history that contributes to the knowledge and understanding of the constitution of the European space from a localized perspective.

The Etienne Baluze Prize is open to individuals working in any historiographical tradition.
The prize winner will receive the sum of 1500 euro and a bust of Etienne Baluze, sculpted by the contemporary artist Nacera Kainou. Founded in 2007 by the Association des Amis du Musée du Cloître André Mazeyrie of Tulle, the prize is dedicated to the memory of Etienne Baluze (1630-1718). Professor of Canon Law at the Collège de France and historian renowned for his works on ecclesiastical and political institutions in the Middle Ages and the early-modern period, Baluze focused on the Roman Catholic Church and the states of Europe both from a national and a local perspective. His Histoire de Tulle, published in Latin in 1717, remains to this day a model of meticulous investigation into the local production of European political and juridical realities.

The Etienne Baluze Prize reflects this methodological approach with its emphasis on broad themes and open-ended problematics. The local scale here is considered to be one of the essential paths for an understanding of the historical processes which issued in the construction of the European space. It enriches our understanding of this construction by revealing both deep affinities and fundamental diversities rooted in specific contexts

Unpublished doctoral theses dealing with the European space between the 14th and the 21st centuries will qualify for consideration. Only theses examined since 2008 are eligible.
Languages accepted are English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Applicants must submit an abstract of their work, on paper and electronically, (3-5 pages together with a table of contents) to the following address: Prize Executive: Jean Boutier, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Centre de la Charité, 2 rue de la Charité, 13002 Marseille, France. Email: boutier@ehess.univmed.fr. tél.: 00/33/ (0)4 91 14 07 83)

Deadline: April 10, 2010

2011 Marshall Memorial Fellowship Program

Marshall Memorial FellowshipThe International Affairs Council of NC is pleased to announce the call for nominations for North Carolina leaders, ages 28 – 40, to participate in the 2011 MMF. Founded in 1982, the MMF was created by the German Marshall Fund of the United States to introduce a new generation of European leaders to America's institutions, politics, and people. In 1999, GMF launched a companion program to expose future U.S. leaders to a changing and expanding Europe. Through formal and informal meetings with a range of policymakers, the Marshall Memorial Fellowship (MMF) provides a unique opportunity for emerging leaders from the United States and Europe to engage with counterparts across the Atlantic in five cities. GMF awards more than 100 Fellowships each year, and over the past 28 years, the MMF program has attracted nearly 2,000 of the best and brightest from all sectors, including politics, media, business, and nongovernmental organizations, creating a diverse network of transatlanticists who remain engaged through annual conferences, meetings, online communications, and involvement in other GMF program areas. Qualified nominees will receive an application form and will need to apply by Friday, July 16. Individuals may not self nominate. For a nomination form and additional information on the program, please contact Todd Culpepper at tculpepper(at)iacnc(dot)org. Also visit http://www.gmfus.org/fellowships/mmf.cfm.

Nominations are due in the IAC office by Friday, May 14.


Call for Proposals

Nature and Nation in Europe since 1860

Nature and Nation in Europe snce 1860September 15-17, 2010 | Trento, Italy
Nature and Nation in Europe since 1860 is an international workshop organised by Wilko von Hardenberg (Trento) and Marco Armiero (ICTA-UAB). Peter Coates (Bristol) will serve as keynote lecturer.

This workshop focuses on both the symbolic and practical uses that European nation-states have made of the environment and of natural resources since the Second Industrial Revolution. The workshop's geographical framework should be interpreted in the widest possible sense, including countries and regions that have been under the colonial rule of European states during the period of reference. The general aim of the workshop is thus to obtain a good overview of the role of the modern nation-state and of nationalist discourse in the structuring, management and showcasing of nature/society interactions.

The workshop is limited to 9 participants. The working language will be English. To be considered as a workshop participant, please send an abstract of up to 300 words and a brief CV (1-3 pages) to info@natureandnation.eu. In the accompanying email please specify whether you need a travel grant and if you are interested in the group discussion on the third day.

For further information, please visit http://www.natureandnation.eu

Deadline: April 30, 2010

 

Seminars and Workshops

Conference: Independence and Decolonization

The Institute for Historical StudiesApril 15 - 17, 2010 | Institute for Historical Studies | University of Texas at Austin
Inspired by the upcoming bicentenary of Mexican independence, this conference will bring together scholars traveling from Europe, the U.S. and Canada, and Africa for this three-day meeting to critically reevaluate the varied ends to empire and colonialism around the globe.

Panels:

  • Defining Decolonization
  • Mapping the History of Revolution and Counter-revolution in Spanish America
  • Decolonization and Difference in Northern Africa
  • Three Waves of Decolonization on Russo-Turkic Shores
  • Africa and the Contested Imaginaries of Decolonization

Speakers and commentators include: Frederick Cooper, Tony Hopkins, Alan Knight, Paul J. Kubicek, Philippa Levine, Roger Louis, Eric Van Young.

The following link has the program and a link to the free registration: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/historicalstudies/conferences/listing.php. Sponsored by the Institute for Historical Studies and the Department of History at The University of Texas at Austin.

European Summer Institute 2010 - The Future of Europe: Lobbying in Brussels

July 3 - 10, 2010 | Prague, Czech Republic
Prague's Centre for Public Policy (http://www.cpvp.cz/) and INstrategy - Institute for European and National Strategies (http://www.instrategy.cz/) have teamed up to organize the seventh Summer Institute on the Future of Europe: Lobbying in Brussels (ESI2010). The European Summer Institute 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 summer holidays in the unique academic and cultural environment.

The program provides students with an exciting opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the current EU politics through exchange of ideas with academics, policy practitioners and fellow students from different cultural environments. The ESI2010 combines intensive academic courses with cultural, social and recreational opportunities.

We invite you to visit our new website http://esi.cpvp.cz to discover all the details about the ESI2010. The website contains updated information about the academic content, practicalities and application process.

Early Bird Application Deadline: April 30, 2010
Final Deadline: May 15, 2010

Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Initiative: Summer Institute for Youth (Ages 16-19)

Ben Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Initiative: Summer Institute for Youth

July 1 - 31, 2010 | Wake Forest University | Winston-Salem, NC
Join 45 Fellows on the Wake Forest campus for a month long Institute with classmates from 30 countries-- Armenia to Iceland, Denmark to Kosovo and Malta to Lithuania. First year students at colleges and universities may apply for the program.

The Department of Communication at Wake Forest University has available 10 Scholarships for American students to attend the 2008 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Institute. These Scholarships include the following:

  • $2,500 scholarship; Designation as Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellow (covers tuition, activities, meals and lodging in a WFU dorm, and partial travel funds)
  • Participation in all Institute events, including classes covering topics such as: US and other Constitutions, New Media, Documentary, Citizenship, Internet Communication, Economic Globalization, Public Engagement and Community Advocacy, taught by Wake Forest and visiting faculty.
  • Six day educational trip to Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, PA, including a visit to the State Department and the Constitution Center.
  • Activities including an international dinner, cultural events, community service projects, site visits, and training

The application form is available at http://blogs.bftf.org/resources/application-information/us-participants/. For more information, please visit http://blogs.bftf.org/

Application Deadline: April 15, 2010

 

K-12 Schools & Community Colleges

The European Union and the Euro: A K-12 Teacher Conference

May 6 - 7, 2010 | FedEx Global Education Center | UNC-Chapel Hill
World View and the UNC European Union Center of Excellence are partneringx together to offer a 1-and-a-half day workshop (May 6-7) on the European Union. Designed to help North Carolina K-12 teachers better understand our interconnected world, this workshop will include presentations by EU scholars on the European Union and the Euro currency. Resources that use technology to enhance content and better integrate the EU in the school's curriculum will also be provided. One CEU will be awarded for completion of the program.

Registration fee is at the low cost of $50 per person and includes hotel accommodations in Chapel Hill the night of May 6, and lunch on May 7. Space is limited to 30 participants, so please register now!

For details and to register, please visit http://www.unc.edu/world/news.shtml. View the workshop flyer (PDF) here: http://www.unc.edu/world/2010EUWorkshop/EUFlyer10.pdf

Turkey Study Tour and Workshop

Flag of TurkeyThe International Affairs Council is partnering with the World Affairs Councils of America and the Turkish Cultural Foundation to offer a Spotlight on Turkey Program. This is a three-part program, beginning with a Workshop for Teachers, followed by a Summer Study Tour, and ending with special programs and events locally that will highlight Turkish culture and history.

The Summer Study Tour is open to middle and high school civics education teachers in the Triangle region and east. Teachers who apply for the Summer Study Tour are required to attend the Workshop for Teachers, set for Saturday, April 17, beginning at 9 a.m. Full details on the workshop will be posted on the IAC web site at www.iacnc.org. Cost of the workshop is $15. Space is limited to 30 people, so please register at your earliest convenience. Certificates of Credit for 8 contact hours (.8 CEUs) will be distributed at the conclusion of the workshop. Participants are responsible for getting prior approval according to their school and/or system guidelines.

Teachers who are interested in apply for the Summer Study Tour should request an application via e-mail from Todd Culpepper: tculpepper@iacnc.org

Galaxy Theater Tickets

Galaxy CinemaThe Center for European Studies has teamed up with the Galaxy Cinema in Cary, NC, which specializes in independent films, international films, and documentaries. K-12 Educators and Community College faculty interested in expanding their knowledge of Europe through films can request free tickets to Galaxy Cinema films from the Center. Tickets are available only for films related to Europe that are not part of a film festival or event. To request a ticket, please contact the Center for European Studies' Outreach Coordinator with the following information: name, school, school mailing address, title of film, and date you need the ticket.

If you are requesting multiple tickets for a group of teachers at your school, please include in your request the names of all the teachers who will be attending.

Playing now:

  • A Prophet (French with English subtitles). A young Arab man is sent to a French prison where he becomes a mafia kingpin.
  • North Face (German, French, and Italian with English Subtitles). Based on a true story, a suspenseful adventure film about a competition to climb the most dangerous rock face in the Alps. Set in 1936, as Nazi propaganda urges the nation's Alpinists to conquer the unclimbed north face of the Swiss massif - the Eiger - two reluctant German climbers begin their daring ascent

Coming soon:

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Swedish with English subtitles). Swedish thriller based on Stieg Larsson's novel about a journalist and a young female hacker.

For movies and show times, please visit the Galaxy Cinema website: http://www.mygalaxycinema.com/nowplaying.php.


Internships

Internships with the Delegation of the European Commission

The Delegation of the European Commission offers a variety of internship positions at its office in Washington, DC. The New York Delegation (www.eurunion.org/delegati/newyork.htm) also offers internship positions. Please contact that Delegation directly for more information on opportunities there. (For information on EU internships in Europe, click here.)

Internships are intended to provide college and university students and recent graduates with the opportunity to acquire considerable knowledge of the European Union, its institutions, activities, laws, statistics and relations with the US. Internship applicants may be of any nationality.

For details, please visit www.eurunion.org/delegati/ppd/interns.htm.

Deadline for the Fall Semester: May 15, 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.

Bodossaki PhD Studentships on Greece

London School of Economics and Political ScienceThe Hellenic Observatory at the London School of Economics and Political Science has been allocated one PhD studentship by the Bodossaki Foundation (Athens). The studentship is for students registering in 2010-11 and it is for 2 years with the possible extension for a third year. Candidates with an interest in one of the following areas are invited to apply:

  • Public Policy in Greece
  • Greek Economic Policy and Macroeconomic Performance in Greece
  • Regional Economic Development and Policy in Greece
  • Political Parties and Party System in Greece
  • Institutional Reform in Greece
  • Greece and International Relations

Conditions for granting the scholarship include:

  • Greek nationality of candidates
  • Postgraduate Degree in the Social Sciences
  • The limited financial ability of candidates to meet graduate studies

For application details, please visit the website of the Bodossaki Foundation http://www.bodossaki.gr/ and view the call for applications (PDF). Further details are also available on the Hellenic Observatory website www.lse.ac.uk/collections/hellenicObservatory/

Deadline: April 30, 2010

Research Positions: Dynamics of Institutional Cooperation in the European Union (INCOOP)

INCOOP: Inter-institutional Cooperation in the EUThis multi-disciplinary Initial Training Network (ITN) on Inter-institutional Cooperation in the EU (INCOOP) brings together Universities, professional organisations and high-level officials that all share a long-term interest in a better understanding of the functioning of institutions in the European system of multi-level governance.

13 pre-doctoral and 2 post-doctoral positions are available at the different host institutions (Universities) with the aim of examining different dimensions of inter-level, intra- and inter-institutional cooperation in the EU. Besides a rigorous academic programme and a skills training programme, the possibility of doing an internship at a professional organization forms an integral part of the project. Moreover there is the possibility for exchange between researchers within the network, i.e. for short research stays at other host institutions.

The network is financed by the European Union within the framework of the People Programme: Initial Training Networks. Please apply directly to the University in question. Each position is available for a duration of 36 months (maximum) for PhD studentships and 24 months (maximum) for post-doctoral fellowships).

For more information please see: www.in-coop.eu

Deadline: May 1, 2010


Other International Studies News

Rotary World PeaceDuke-UNC Rotary Center Spring Conference: Peace in Practice

Saturday, April 10, 2010 | 8:30 am - 4:00pm | FedEx Global Education Center | UNC-Chapel Hill
A joint program between Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill funded by Rotary International, the Rotary Center houses mid-career professionals working toward a master’s degree in the area of peace and conflict resolution with an emphasis on more sustainable economic, political, and human development. The graduating class will present their research in full plenary sessions at the conference.

For more information about the conference, please see the conference agenda (PDF): http://rotarypeacecenternc.typepad.com/files/rotary-agenda-6.pdf. Sessions to include: Role of education in reactivating and resolving conflict in Cyprus, Towards a solution to the problems of ethnic Macedonians in Greece, Developing capacity to enhance sub-national governance in Afghanistan, and Social Entrepreneurship: A tool for conflict mitigation.

For details about the Duke-UNC Rotary Center, please visit http://rotarypeacecenternc.typepad.com/.

Carolina Seminars: Russia and its Empires, East and West

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 | 6:00pm | Room 4003 | FedEx Global Education Center | UNC-Chapel Hill
Gleb Tsipursky (PhD candidate, History, UNC-CH) will present Youth Popular Culture, Consumption, and Trade Union Clubs in the Early 'Thaw'. Tsipursky’s presentation draws from his dissertation, “Pleasure, Power, and the Pursuit of Communism: State-Sponsored Youth Popular Culture in the Soviet Union, 1945-1968”; this section explores major transformations in youth cultural recreation during the early “thaw,” 1953-56. To provide some context and evidentiary support for his arguments on the changes from the Stalin to the early post-Stalin years, he has added a substantial amount of material from his first chapter, on the 1945-53 period, into the text and especially the footnotes, for those who are interested. Please email knagy@unc.edu for a copy of the paper.

GO! Global Orientation on Culture and Ethics

GO! Global Orienation on Culture and EthicsSaturday, April 17, 2010 | FedEx Global Education Center | UNC-Chapel Hill
GO! provides undergraduates with a critical framework for considering some of the important ethical and cultural issues they will encounter when they engage in service, service-learning, internships or research in developing communities in Asia, Africa or Latin America.

The conference-style format offers a range of workshops, including:

  • International Internships: Strategies for Maximizing the Value of an Internship Experience Abroad
  • Crossing Cultures - Health, Safety and Culture: Successfully Juggling the Tension
  • Ethics of Photography and Videography
  • Culture and Ethical Considerations for Doing Research in International Settings
  • Cultural Sensitivity, Cultural Competence, or Cultural Humility? Coping with and Processing Violence

For more information, please visit http://www.unc.edu/go/

WorldQuest for Business

World Quest for BusinessThursday, May 20, 2010 | 5:00 - 8:00pm | Research Triangle Park Headquarters, 12 Davis Drive, RTP
Calling companies and organizations of all sizes! Join us for the fourth annual WorldQuest for Business competition. WorldQuest for Business is a unique professional development opportunity that offers useful information about the world during a fun-filled event. You can build negotiation and teamwork skills on your own team while networking with other globally-focused companies and organizations in the region. All questions are multiple choice and teams select their answers in writing. The event includes food and door prizes. Cost is $200 per team of four or $50 for individuals (IAC will assign you to a team). Registration forms and fees are due no later than Friday, May 14. For a fact sheet and registration form, please call the IAC office at 919.838.9191 or e-mail tculpepper(at)iacnc(dot)org

 

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