Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
April 28, 2010


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

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CES News

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

European Union/Transatlantic Relations PhD Database

Network of European Union Centers of ExcellenceThe 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.


Lectures and Events

MA Russian and East European Studies Student Thesis Presentation

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 | 12:30pm | FedEx Global Education Center, Room 3009 | UNC-Chapel Hill
During the annual MA RUES Student Thesis Presentation, all of our graduating MA students will be giving a short summary of their thesis. On the agenda:

  • Billy Beaver: “Revolutionary Ideas”
  • Colin Biddle: “International Failure in Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Problem with Local Ownership”
  • Brandon Rice: “The Paradox of Pipelines: Economic and Political Effects of Transit Wealth”
  • Isaac White: “Determinacy and Domestic Incentives: Success of International Conditionality in Serbia”

Lunch and drinks will be provided.


Grants and Fellowships

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 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

Institute for Advanced StudiesThe 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
key issues of multi-level politics in Europe.

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


Call for Proposals

The EU's Lisbon Treaty: Negotiation, Ratification and Implementation

Dalhousie UniversityJune 6 - 8, 2010 | European Union Centre of Excellence (EUCE) | Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
The EU Centre of Excellence at Dalhousie University hereby invites paper proposals for its fourth Annual Conference. Now that the Lisbon Treaty has been fully ratified and entered into force it is time to analyse how the treaty was negotiated and ratified. Further, since implementation has started, we are also interested in papers dealing with the various implementation problems that can be foreseen.

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

Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian StudiesNovember 14-15, 2011 | Harvard University | Cambridge, Massachusetts
The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, with the cooperation of the American Councils for International Education and the Russian Foundation for Humanities, invites submissions of paper proposals for an international conference on the Russian-speaking Jewish diaspora that has been formed over the past four decades.

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

 

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 partnering together to offer a 1-and-a-half day workshop 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. 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

 

Internships

NATO Internship Programme

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)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:

  • To provide the Organisation with access to the latest theoretical and technical knowledge that the intern can apply through practical work assignments, as well as with additional staff resources.
  • To provide interns with an opportunity to learn from the NATO community and get a better understanding and a more balanced view of the Organisation.
  • To contribute to creating a more diverse workforce.
  • To expand understanding of NATO in Alliance countries.
Interns will benefit by experiencing an international organisation from the inside while substantiating their Curriculum Vitae. Internships are offered in the following areas: 
  • Defence Policy and Planning
  • Defence Investment
  • Executive Management
  • NATO Office of Security
  • Operations
  • Political Affairs and Security Policy
  • Public Diplomacy
  • NATO Office of Resources
  • Private Office
  • Agencies: IMS (International Military Staff), SHAPE, NC3A, NAMA, ...
For more information, please visit http://www.nato.int/structur/interns/index.html

Deadline: June 4, 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.

Post-Doctoral Positions: Stockholm University

Stockholm UniversityThe 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

International Studies AssociationMarch 16-19, 2011 | Panel Proposal for the Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA) | Montreal, Canada
European Security and Defense Policy (ESDP) has been held to represent a pure form of intergovernmentalism in the European Union. Yet over the previous decade, an increasing number of actors have become involved in policy-making within ESDP and not all of them appear to be subject to direct governmental control. Consequently, doubts have been raised over whether intergovernmentalism is still the appropriate perspective for analyzing ESDP. Some scholars have gone so far as to suggest that ESDP should be viewed not primarily as an area of intergovernmental cooperation but as a governance system, in which multiple actors are involved across different levels and with flexible degrees of authority. This panel sets out to systematically explore the utility and the implications of such an approach.

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:

  • Through which processes and mechanisms did non-governmental actors in the broadest sense become involved and how can their role in ESDP be captured in analytical terms?
  • What is the relative impact of different actors (e.g. bureaucracies, parliaments, firms etc.) on ESDP policy-making and on the implementation and evaluation of ESDP missions?
  • What are the implications for both the effectiveness and the democratic legitimacy of ESDP policies?

Please send paper proposals (abstracts around 200 words) to Dirk Peters, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (peters@hsfk.de) and Moritz Weiss, Centre for Security Economics and Technology, University of St. Gallen (moritz.weiss@unisg.ch).

Deadline for proposals: May 14, 2010

Research Positions at Sciences Po: 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 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):
http://www.cee.sciences-po.fr/images/stories/position_announcement_INCOOP_CEE.pdf

Deadline: May 15, 2010

Call for Papers: Auditing Electoral Democracy in the European Union

European University InstituteNovember 18-19, 2010 | Brussels, Belgium
The collaborative project on "Providing an Infrastructure for Research on Electoral Democracy in the European Union", PIREDEU, hereby invites paper proposals for its final conference.

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

Zurich, SwitzerlandThe 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 frank.schimmelfennig@eup.gess.ethz.ch.

Call for Proposals: ACES Cases on European Economic Issues

American Consortium on EU StudiesThe 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.

Specifications:

  • A proposal must address an issue related to economic aspects of European Integration, or to the performance of the European economy.
  • The paper does NOT have to be a "case" narrowly defined, but must include empirical research.
  • Interested parties may submit either a manuscript or a proposal.
    • In either instance, an abstract not to exceed 200 words should be submitted.
    • Parties submitting a proposal rather than a finished manuscript should also submit an outline.
    • A preference will be given to submissions in the form of finished manuscripts.
  • Any manuscript submitted must be previously unpublished. Authors retain the copyright and right to publish the paper elsewhere.
  • Any manuscript must be no longer than 10,000 words in total.
  • Interested parties should also submit a CV.

Deadlines:
1. The deadline for the submissions of proposals is 1 June 2010.
2. The author(s) selected to write the papers will be notified by 15 June 2010.
3. A completed draft of the paper MUST be submitted by 15 August 2010.

Please send proposals and all support material to: ssilvia@american.edu. 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


Other International Studies News

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). For a fact sheet and registration form, please call the IAC office at 919.838.9191 or e-mail tculpepper(at)iacnc(dot)org

Deadline for submitting registration forms and fees: May 14, 2010

Global Music Show: Carolina Asia Center

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 | 9:00 - 10:00pm | Listen online at http://wxyc.org, 89.3FM

WXYC (http://wxyc.org) will welcome Wenhua Shi (UNC Department of Communication Studies) for the next edition of the Global Music show (www.unc.edu/areastudies/publicprograms/global-music.html), hosted by the Carolina Asia Center.

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.

 

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