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April 7, 2010
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11th Annual Czech Studies Workshop: Public Lecture
April 9, 2010 | 7:00pm | Room 4003 | FedEx Global Education Center |
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
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm | UNC FedEx Global Education
Center, Room 4003 | UNC-Chapel Hill
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.
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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
North Carolina German Studies Seminar: Multiple Events
April 18, 2010 | 6:00 - 8:00pm | Institute for the Arts & Humanities
| Hyde Hall | UNC-Chapel Hill
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) in a timely fashion.
22, 2010 | 5:00 - 7:00pm | Institute for the Arts & Humanities
| Hyde Hall | UNC-Chapel Hill
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 (email@example.com) 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.
LAC Workshop Cancelled
Work after Globalization: Building Occupational Citizenship
April 9 | 3:00 - 5:00pm | UNC FedEx Global Education Center, Room
3009 | UNC-Chapel Hill
This lecture is free and open to the public. RSVP requested to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
16th to April 20th | Times vary | FedEx Global Education
Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
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
20 - 21, 2010 | UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School,
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
For more information, please visit the conference website at http://www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/cse/global-innovations-in-energy.cfm
for the webcast, visit http://cfx.research.unc.edu/res_classreg/browse_single.cfm?New=1&event_id=22514
Etienne Baluze Prize for European Local History
The 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.
Deadline: April 10, 2010
2011 Marshall Memorial Fellowship Program
The 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.
Nature and Nation in Europe since 1860
15-17, 2010 | Trento, Italy
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 email@example.com. 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
Conference: Independence and Decolonization
April 15 - 17,
2010 | Institute for Historical Studies | University of Texas at Austin
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
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
Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Initiative: Summer Institute for Youth (Ages 16-19)
July 1 - 31, 2010
| Wake Forest University | Winston-Salem, NC
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:
The application form is available at http://blogs.bftf.org/resources/application-information/us-participants/. For more information, please visit http://blogs.bftf.org/
April 15, 2010
The European Union and the Euro: A K-12 Teacher Conference
May 6 -
7, 2010 | FedEx Global Education Center | UNC-Chapel Hill
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
The 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Galaxy Theater Tickets
The 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.
For movies and show
times, please visit the Galaxy Cinema website: http://www.mygalaxycinema.com/nowplaying.php.
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
Bodossaki PhD Studentships on Greece
The 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:
Conditions for granting the scholarship include:
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)
This 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
Duke-UNC Rotary Center Spring Conference: Peace in Practice
April 10, 2010 | 8:30 am - 4:00pm | FedEx Global Education Center
| UNC-Chapel Hill
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
April 14, 2010 | 6:00pm |
Room 4003 | FedEx Global Education Center | UNC-Chapel Hill
GO! Global Orientation on Culture and Ethics
April 17, 2010 | FedEx Global Education Center
| UNC-Chapel Hill
The conference-style format offers a range of workshops, including:
For more information, please visit http://www.unc.edu/go/
WorldQuest for Business
May 20, 2010 | 5:00 - 8:00pm | Research Triangle Park Headquarters,
12 Davis Drive, RTP
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