of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
April 28, 2010
If you have trouble seeing the newsletter via email, please visit the CES website version at http://www.unc.edu/depts/europe/newsletter/10/newsletter100428.htm
This week we have:
Click the links above
to go directly to the section headings. Feel free to contact
us at email@example.com with any problems.
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
European Union/Transatlantic Relations PhD Database
The Network of European Union Centers of Excellence in the United States (www.euce.org) would like to invite graduate students pursuing a doctoral degree in topics related to the European Union or Transatlantic relations to submit their names and dissertation information to a database of PhD dissertations. The goal of the database is to help doctoral students identify fellow candidates working in similar areas in the United States and anywhere else in the world. Please go to the EUCE Network website (http://euce.org/research/phddatabase.php#content) and download a short form which can be filled out and returned on-line. Thank you to everyone who has submitted so far! The Center for European Studies serves as the network coordinator for EU Centers of Excellence in the United States.
MA Russian and East European Studies Student Thesis Presentation
May 4, 2010 | 12:30pm | FedEx
Global Education Center, Room 3009 | UNC-Chapel Hill
Lunch and drinks will be provided.
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 Marshall Memorial Fellowship. 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.
Fellowships: Post-Graduate Program on Multi-Level Politics in Europe
The Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) Department of Political Science is now accepting applications for its Postgraduate Program on "Multi-level Politics in Europe" (2010-2013). The program reaches out to excellent students who hold a master's degree in political science or similar disciplines and are planning to acquire a doctoral degree in political science.
Students pursue a PhD
project on an issue related to the theme of the program. In addition, seminars
by international visiting professors
provide thorough training in quantitative and qualitative methods and
research design, theories and approaches of comparative politics, and
The program starts on 1 October 2010. Successful candidates will have access to fully-equipped office space at the institute and enjoy the full range of IHS support services. We offer 8 fellowships of 850 Euro per month (tax-free), but participation in the program is also possible for a limited number of additional students with alternative sources of funding.
More details on the schedule of the program and the application procedure can be found on our website at http://www.ihs.ac.at.
Deadline: May 31, 2010
The EU's Lisbon Treaty: Negotiation, Ratification and Implementation
June 6 - 8,
2010 | European Union Centre of Excellence (EUCE) |
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. 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.
While the official deadline has passed, the EUCE at Dalhousie University can still accept a few more papers to the conference. For more information, including a list of accepted paper titles, please visit http://euce.dal.ca/CONFERENCES/The_EUs_Lisbon_Trea.php
Conference on the Contemporary Russian-Speaking Jewish Diaspora
14-15, 2011 | Harvard University | Cambridge, Massachusetts
The emigration of about 1.5 million Jews from the former Soviet Union (FSU) in several large waves since the mid-1970s - more than three times as many as those who remain - has affected Jewish life in its successor states and in the host countries. The post-1989 migration of Jews from the FSU, for example, constitutes the single largest immigration in the sixty-two-year history of Israel and the largest group of Jews to come to the United States and to Germany since the early twentieth century.
This conference will focus on how Russian-speaking Jews in the late 20th-early 21st centuries have affected the cultures, politics, and economies of Israel, the United States, and Germany, as well as the "sending" countries of the FSU. Conferees will consider whether Russian-speaking Jewry constitutes "a global community," and how this recent migration challenges the larger concepts of identity and "diaspora" across geographic and national borders.
We are interested in papers from a range of disciplinary perspectives that address the history, evolution, and future of Russian-speaking Jewish communities, cultures, and identities. Please read the full Call for Paper Proposals (http://daviscenter.fas.harvard.edu/seminars_conferences/diaspora/cfp.html) for suggested themes, submission guidelines, and application requirements.
For details, please visit http://daviscenter.fas.harvard.edu/seminars_conferences/diaspora/.
Deadline for Paper Proposals: May 14, 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. There are just a couple of slots left, 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
NATO Internship Programme
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Headquarters introduced its Internship Programme in 2004. The aim of the programme is to provide a small number of current or recent students with the opportunity to intern with the International Staff at NATO Headquarters in Brussels.
The NATO Internship Programme has four main objectives:
Deadline: June 4, 2010
Post-Doctoral Positions: Stockholm University
The Department of Political Science at Stockholm University is seeking candidates for two post-doc positions. The positions are two-year appointments, with the potential of an additional one to two years. The positions involve 80 percent research and 20 percent teaching. The positions are full time and the expected start date is August 1, 2010.
The first position is a postdoctoral fellowship in political science within the research project “The Design of International Institutions: Legitimacy, Effectiveness, and Distribution in Global Governance,” financed by the European Research Council and directed by Professor Jonas Tallberg. The fellow will be part of the internationally composed Transaccess/Transdemos research group at the Department, involving 14 researchers.
The second position is a postdoctoral fellowship in political science at Stockholm Resilience Centre and the Department of Political Science, Stockholm University, within the research project “Shifts in the Baltic Sea Ecosystem – Modelling Complex Adaptive Ecosystems and Governance Implications,” directed by professors Christoph Humborg, Carl Folke and Ulrika Mörth.
For more information, please see www.statsvet.su.se/English/AboutUs/job_vacancies.htm.
Deadline for applications: May 14, 2010
Call for Papers: ESDP Beyond Governments: An Evolving Governance System
2011 | Panel Proposal for the Annual Convention of the International
Studies Association (ISA) | Montreal, Canada
We invite papers which analyze the involvement of actors beyond governments in the formulation and implementation of ESDP and welcome, in particular, papers which explore the following questions:
Please send paper proposals (abstracts around 200 words) to Dirk Peters, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Moritz Weiss, Centre for Security Economics and Technology, University of St. Gallen (email@example.com).
Deadline for proposals: May 14, 2010
Research Positions at Sciences Po: 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 a group of 8 Universities, 3 professional organisations and high-level officials which share an interest in a better understanding of the functioning of institutions in the European system of multi-level governance.
The Centre d’études européennes at Sciences Po (Paris, France) is looking for 1 Doctoral Researcher (36 months) and 1 Post-Doctoral Researcher (12 months renewable). For these positions, we will in priority consider candidates whose research interests are relative to the study of EU legislative activities and decision-making and its evolution.
We would particularly welcome applications from candidates whose research projects could be linked to the research ambitions of the Observatory of European Institutions (OIE) project launched by the Centre d’études européennes in 2006.
For more information,
please view the position announcement (PDF):
Deadline: May 15, 2010
Call for Papers: Auditing Electoral Democracy in the European Union
18-19, 2010 | Brussels, Belgium
PIREDEU is a design study, funded by the EU’s 7th Framework Programme, and co-ordinated by the European University Institute and its Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, to provide an infrastructure for research into citizenship, political participation, and electoral democracy in the European Union. It involves a fully-fledged study of the European Parliament elections of 2009, comprised of a voter study (European Election Study), a candidate study and media study, a manifesto study, and a contextual data study across all 27 member states.
The objective of the conference is to evaluate the PIREDEU pilot study and its added value for the European social science community and other stakeholders. Scholars are invited to present papers on electoral democracy in the EU, to provide suggestions concerning a permanent infrastructure for European research on elections, and to participate in a training session on the PIREDEU integrated database.
We invite papers covering all aspects of the electoral process in the EU, including voters, campaigns, parties, candidates and policies. There will be a preference for papers employing data from the PIREDEU project (and/or previous European Election Studies) or data that can usefully be linked into the proposed permanent infrastructure (e.g. national election studies, manifestos and MEP surveys).
For more information, please visit http://www.piredeu.eu/public/FConf2010.asp.
Deadline for Abstract Submission: May 24, 2010
Call for PhD Students: Differentiated Integration in Europe
The Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) at ETH Zurich is seeking two PhD students for a research project on Differentiated Integration in Europe. The research project will establish a comprehensive database of differentiated integration in the EU member states, the EEA and Switzerland. By describing and explaining trends and patterns in differentiation we seek to make an original contribution to the theory and analysis of European integration.
The project is co-funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the German Research Foundation and co-directed by Professor Katharina Holzinger at the University of Konstanz and Professor Frank Schimmelfennig at ETH Zurich. The Swiss team is based in the European Politics research group at the CIS (www.eup.ethz.ch).
We offer 60% positions for two researchers for three years and the prospect of obtaining a PhD from ETH Zurich. One position is for research on the differentiated integration of Switzerland and the EEA.
We are looking for candidates who hold an MA/MSc in political science. Applicants are expected to have strong methodological skills, a background in European integration and politics, and a strong command of English.
Please submit a CV, two letters of recommendation and a writing sample (e.g., a published article, a chapter from your MA/MSc thesis, a seminar paper). Only online applications at http://internet5.refline.ch/845721/0964/++publications++/1/index.html will be considered. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. For further information, please visit http://www.cis.ethz.ch/education/phd and contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Proposals: ACES Cases on European Economic Issues
The American Consortium on EU Studies (ACES), which is the European Union Center of Excellence in Washington, DC, is issuing a request for proposals for manuscripts to be considered for inclusion in the 2010 round of its working paper series, "ACES Cases on European Economic Issues."
Three papers will be published on the ACES website in September 2010. An honorarium of €1000 will be awarded for each paper.
Please send proposals and all support material to: email@example.com. If you have any inquiries, please contact Stephen Silvia at the e-mail address listed above, or at 202.885.2462.
Deadline for Proposal Submission: June 1, 2010
WorldQuest for Business
May 20, 2010 | 5:00 - 8:00pm | Research Triangle Park Headquarters,
12 Davis Drive, RTP
Deadline for submitting registration forms and fees: May 14, 2010
Global Music Show: Carolina Asia Center
May 5, 2010 | 9:00 - 10:00pm | Listen online at http://wxyc.org,
All the broadcasts of the Global Music show thus far are posted online as streaming audio! Catch any shows you missed at www.unc.edu/areastudies/publicprograms/global-music-audio.html.
This is a moderated listserve of the Center for European Studies at UNC-CH currently numbering 916 subscribers. To have your group's or institution's event and/or news items related to the study of contemporary Western Europe included in the CES newsletter, simply send advanced notice to the Center at the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To receive the newsletter in the html format you may need to set your email preferences to receive html. If you have trouble seeing the newsletter via email, please visit the CES website version at http://www.unc.edu/depts/europe/newsletter/10/newsletter100428.htm Feel free to contact us at email@example.com with any problems.