Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
May 12, 2010


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This week we have:
1. CES News
2. Call for Proposals
3. Seminars and Workshops
4. K-12 Schools & Community Colleges
5. Position Announcements
6. EUSA Corner

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CES News

Newsletter Update

As our spring semester has come to a close, our newsletter is entering a monthly publication phase for the summer. Look forward to our biweekly schedule resuming in late August with the start of the fall semester.

Best wishes for a wonderful summer!

Child playing with starfish in EU flag formation

Workshop: Teaching Business German: A Toolbox

Teaching Business German WorkshopSaturday, September 18, 2010 | 8:00 am - 5:15 pm | UNC FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003 | UNC-Chapel Hill
This workshop will introduce area graduate students and instructors of German to the skills necessary for teaching a business language class. The ability to create and teach practical, professional language classes has been proven to be a valuable asset once doctoral candidates of foreign language departments enter the job market. Business German teaching experience, specifically, has been a strong selling point for recent academic appointments. Participants will receive a certificate at the end of the workshop.

The main instructor of the workshop, Professor Bettina Cothran of Georgia Tech University, is an internationally known trainer for teachers of Business German and one of the foremost authorities in the field.

Dr. Sandra Summers, co-instructor of the workshop, will offer participants instructions on how to administer two international business language tests: The Deutsch als Fremdsprache in der Wirtschaft (WiDaF) and the Zertifikat Deutsch für den Beruf (ZDfB).

Goals of the workshop are: networking; instructing graduate students; improving graduate students' employment options; and working toward creating a framework to better serve undergraduate students, the university, and the community. Most workshop sessions will be held in German.

Workshop jointly organized with the UNC Center for International Business Education and Research (www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/KI/CIBER/), the UNC Center for European Studies (http://global.unc.edu/europe/), and the UNC Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures (www.unc.edu/depts/german/).

For more information or to register, please visit the workshop webpage: www.unc.edu/depts/europe/conferences/bg2010/.

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 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


Call for Proposals

Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum Conference

CLAC ConsortiumSeptember 24-25, 2010 | Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
CLAC conferences provide a forum for faculty, graduate instructors, and administrators to gain and share expertise in building and managing post-secondary CLAC programs. This year's conference theme focuses on the practical issues related to developing successful pedagogical models for the CLAC classroom. We also encourage proposals dealing with the use of technology to support CLAC.  

This year's conference theme is CLAC in Practice: Evolving Pedagogies for Teaching Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum.

A specific focus of the 5th annual conference on Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum will be on supporting CLAC programs through effective pedagogical practices and useful applications of technology. We aim to engage seasoned CLAC practitioners, those in the process of implementing programs, and prospective CLAC program developers in a dialogue to share ideas and best practices in our evolving and unique field of education for global citizens. CLAC attendees generally come to the conference eager to learn more about how CLAC programs are implemented at other institutions. CLAC 2010 will provide an opportunity for more extended discussions of the practical matter of how to design and deliver the CLAC curriculum.

We invite proposals for 30-minute papers or 90-minute panels on any issue relating to CLAC, although the following topics are of particular interest:

  • CLAC course design (syllabi, classroom activities, lesson plans).
  • Evaluation and assessment.
  • Incorporating technology in CLAC.
  • Theoretical frameworks for the successful CLAC program.

For more information, visit the CLAC website: http://clacconsortium.org/. For application details, visit the CLAC 2010 conference website: http://clac2010.wordpress.com/

Deadline: May 31, 2010


Seminars and Workshops

Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute

Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute

June 21 - August 6, 2010 | Harvard University | Cambridge, MA
The only program of its kind in North America, the Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute (HUSI) offers eight weeks of intensive accredited university instruction in Ukrainian studies. The program offers courses in Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced Ukrainian, as well as courses in History and Literature.

A new history course is being offered this summer, which should be of interest to
students of Jewish and Polish as well as Ukrainian history:

  • Jews in Ukraine: Ten Centuries of History and Culture
    Who were Ashkenazi Jews and why did they migrate to East Europe? How did they manage to create one of the biggest and diverse Jewish communities in the world? This introductory level survey course of Jewish history and culture in Ukraine seeks to answer these questions. Using the tension between various national narratives as an intellectual tool, this course explores how Jews in Ukraine perceived historical upheavals such as the 1648 Cossack revolution and the 1881 pogroms, how they built a robust communal autonomy active over 500 years, and how social and cultural developments in Ukraine shaped Jewish identities that guide Jewish mentality to date.

There is the possibility of FLAS fellowships for language study. Applications and more information are available online at http://www.huri.harvard.edu/husi/husi_admissions.html

 

K-12 Schools & Community Colleges

Summer K-12 Teacher Workshop: Europe and the Mediterranean

University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for European StudiesJune 28 - July 2, 2010 | Pyle Center UW-Madison Campus | Madison, Wisconsin
The Mediterranean can be viewed as a region that has traditionally both divided and joined cultures, people and societies. This workshop will explore the history and culture of the Euro-Mediterranean region, and discuss a range of current issues (social, economic, environmental, and political) that affect this vital, transnational area. How, for example, has Europe responded to the need and the challenges of closer cooperation and integration with Southern Mediterranean and Middle Eastern states? And does the recent (2008) Union for the Mediterranean serve as a blueprint for resolving a wide range of cross-regional issues including security, pollution, and migration?

Participants will earn one UW-Madison graduate credit for successful completion of this course. Tuition will be covered by a U.S. Department of Education Grant (pending final approval) and financial aid for accommodation for five nights (at the Lowell Center, UW-Madison) will be available on a limited basis.

Please see the workshop announcement for registration details: http://www.uw-madison-ces.org/?q=node/101. For information about this workshop (and the resources available), or details about future K-12 events please contact Csanád Siklós at siklos@wisc.edu, (608) 265 4766.

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:

  • 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.

World ViewGlobal Updates from World View

The latest issue of Global Updates highlights international travel: www.unc.edu/world/Global_Updates_2010/May_June/May_10.htm. World View hopes that you will travel internationally this summer. Traveling to another country not only lets us explore sites, languages, and political and economic systems different from our own but it also helps us to see and appreciate similarities and differences among cultures. We are citizens of not just our own country, but of a diverse world. As educators, you also have a unique opportunity to impact and influence your students and how they think about the world. When you return from your trip, please share your adventure with your students and colleagues in thoughtful ways. Help them both explore another country through your experience.

This issue of Global Updates gives practical advice for preparing for your international trip and some suggestions for making your trip a more powerful learning experience. We’ve also included some ideas for how you can bring your travel experience back to the classroom.

When you return from your trip, consider sharing your travels and how you will incorporate your experience into your teaching. Send World View your story, and we will try to publish it in a future newsletter!

To see previous Global Updates from World View, please visit the archive at www.unc.edu/world/Global_Updates.shtml.

 

Position Announcements

UNC-Chapel Hill: Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian Instructor

UNC GlobalUNC-Chapel Hill is in need of a Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian Instructor for the 2010-2011 academic year. This position would not require a Ph.D. but some teaching experience is preferred. Possible candidates should contact: Christopher R. Putney, Associate Professor and Department Chair, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, CB# 3165, 425 Dey Hall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3165.

Phone: 919/962-7548
Fax: 919/962-1178

University of Amsterdam: Lecturer in Russian/East European Studies

University of AmsterdamThe chair group of Eastern European Studies within the European Studies section of the Department of History, Archeology and Regional Studies of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam is looking for a lecturer (docent) for Russian Studies/East European Studies, to be appointed part-time (0.5 for three years [19 hrs/week]; in the first year with an extra 0.25 fte).

The candidate is expected to teach courses on contemporary Russian foreign and domestic policies, as well as courses on the cultural formation of Europe and international relations of the EU, on both BA and MA levels. In addition, the person will supervise BA and MA theses and also participate in administrative work, with a variety of tasks.

The position requires a completed university education from any discipline that is relevant for Russian/East European Studies. A dissertation – or a promising PhD project – will be especially welcome. Working knowledge of Eastern European languages (preferably Russian) is required; teaching experience at university level is a major asset, and a passion for teaching is crucial. The appointed candidate will have to master Dutch after two years.

The Eastern European Studies group is a vibrant environment for research, with a focus on Soviet history, political transformation in Central/Eastern Europe and the post-Soviet space, international relations, and Islam in Russia. The group is firmly integrated into the teaching and study of European political and cultural history in a broader context. Much of our teaching is offered in the English language.

For more information please contact Prof. Dr. Michael Kemper (m.kemper@uva.nl, 0031-20-525-4370). Address for the application (with the usual documents (copies), CV, and a letter of motivation) is: Dean of the Faculty of Humanities Prof. Dr. J.F.T.M. van Dijck, University of Amsterdam, Spuistraat 210, NL-1012 VT Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Deadline: June 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.

Position Announcement: Stein Rokkan Chair in Comparative Politics

European University InstituteThe European University Institute is looking for candidates with a distinguished record of scholarly publications and experience in postgraduate teaching and doctoral supervision, to fill The Stein Rokkan Chair in Comparative Politics (SPS-SR) in the Department of Political and Social Sciences, created with the generous support of the Research Council of Norway. This opening follows the retirement of Mark Franklin. Candidates with a teaching and supervision capacity in quantitative methods are particularly encouraged to apply.

Contracts are for five years, renewable for further three years (subject to availability of funding). The Institute is an equal opportunity employer. Interested applicants should contact the Head of the Academic Service, Dr. Andreas Frijdal, in order to receive an application and information pack.

For more information, please visit http://www.eui.eu and see the job announcement (PDF).

Deadline for receipt of applications: May 28, 2010

Call for Nominations: THESEUS Award for Outstanding Research on European Integration

THESEUSTHESEUS calls for nominations for its research award. The award distinguishes a person with an outstanding academic record in the field of European integration, whose work

  • contributed substantially to the progress of the state of the art, and/or
  • demonstrates a profound comparative understanding of the states and societies of Europe, and/or
  • has influenced academic and political debates in Europe.

Disciplines covered by the award include especially - but not exclusively - history, humanities, philosophy or social sciences. The award is endowed with 5000 € and the winner will be involved into the activities of the THESEUS network. The public presentation will take place in December 2010.

The language of the application dossier should be English, there is no limitation concerning the language(s) of the nominee’s publications, neither any restrictions in terms of national or geographical origin. Direct applications are not accepted.

For details and the nomination form, please visit http://theseus.uni-koeln.de/index.php?id=168

Deadline for Nominations: May 31, 2010

Call for Applications: THESEUS Award for Promising Research on European Integration 2010

The THESEUS Award for Promising Research on European Integration will distinguish an excellent piece of work of a junior researcher in the field of European integration, which analyses an ongoing challenge for the European Union and its member states

  • with regard to the institutions, policies or policymaking processes of the European Union or
  • from a comparative perspective across the member states of the European Union,
  • recommending potential institutional or policy solutions.

The rewarded work will be a Ph.D. thesis or a publication in a major journal (published within the last three years from application deadline). Disciplines covered include especially - but not exclusively – political or social sciences. There is no nationality or geographical criteria for selection. THESEUS accepts both direct applications and nominations through third parties.

The award is endowed with 3000 € and the winner will be involved into the activities of the THESEUS network. The public presentation will take place in December 2010.

For more information, please visit http://theseus.uni-koeln.de/index.php?id=169

Deadline: May 31, 2010

Call for MA Students: University of Luxembourg Program in European Governance

University of LuxembourgThe University of Luxembourg is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for admission to its new, bilingual (English/French) two-year Masters’ programme in European Governance.

The programme combines a strong core of teaching in Politics and Public Administration with a wider interdisciplinary survey of the processes of European integration.

The Luxembourg programme further distinctively incorporates practitioner-led seminars on selected areas of European public policy (with particular emphasis on social, economic, and environmental policies).

Full details, including the admissions criteria (maximum: 25 candidates per year), are available at: http://meg.uni.lu. Questions may be directed to the Course Director, Prof. Robert Harmsen (robert.harmsen@uni.lu) or the Course Administrator, Ms. Marie Delafont (marie.delafont@uni.lu).

Financial Institutions Summer School (FISS 2010)

University of VictoriaJune 17-21, 2010 | University of Victoria | Victoria, BC, Canada
The global financial crisis and its impact on the real economy have taught us that we have yet a lot to learn about financial institutions. What role do banks and other financial intermediaries play? How exactly do intermediaries interact with financial markets? Are hedge funds and liquidity dark pools a curse or a blessing? And, how do we best regulate financial intermediaries and markets? Just prior to the Western Finance Association 2010 Annual Meeting in Victoria, FISS 2010 intends to provide a stimulating learning environment for PhD students, junior faculty, and other young researchers who wish to take up these challenging research questions impressed upon as the dust of the global economic crisis is slowly settling.

For more information, please visit http://web.uvic.ca/fiss2010/Home.html

Call for Book Review Editors: Journal of Common Market Studies

JCMS: Journal of Common Market StudiesThe JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies calls for book review editors to work with the incoming journal editors from September 2010. The book review editors’ role entails: identifying appropriate reviewers; careful consideration of books for potential review; and the copy-editing and submission of reviews in accordance with the publication schedule. In addition they will occasionally need to liaise with authors over editorial changes, progress and deadlines and to liaise with editors over publication deadlines, word-lengths and page numbers; providing the editors with regular status reports. The editors will also record the submissions and reviewers details.

Book review editors are appointed for a term of 3 years in the first instance. The editors’ preference is that two book review editors should be appointed (ideally located at the same institution or in close geographic proximity). However, individual applicants will also be given serious consideration.

Expressions of interest (of no more than 250 words), accompanied by a CV inclusive of two referees should be sent by email to Michelle Cini (Michelle.Cini@bris.ac.uk) and Amy Verdun (averdun@uvic.ca). Further details may be found on www.uaces.org/publications/jcms/

Extended Deadline: May 31, 2010

Doctoral Program in Economics and Management

University of Trento, ItalyUniversity of Trento | Trento, Italy
The Doctoral School in Economics and Management offers research training in the fields of decision sciences, organizational behaviour, human and natural resource management and behavioural and experimental economics. The school is organized through CIFREM, the Interdepartmental Centre for Research Training in Economics and Management, which coordinates the research activities of the Departments of Economics and Management. The programme is built around two fields of specialization: Behavioural Economics and Management and International Economics and Management.

For more information, please visit http://portale.unitn.it/drem/

Deadline: June 8, 2010

MA Program in European Studies: Bogaziçi University

Master of Arts Program in European Studies (MAPES)Bogaziçi University | Istanbul, Turkey
Master of Arts Program in European Studies (MAPES) at Bogaziçi University is calling for applications for the academic year 2010-2011.
MAPES provides students from diverse backgrounds with a solid academic foundation in the fields of International Relations and Turkish Foreign Policy, as well as European Integration and EU-Turkey Relations. The program aims to equip the students with an international vision to understand and analyze the challenges and complexities in global and European affairs. It provides a solid training both in International Relations and European Studies and allows the students to go beyond established dogmas and develop their analytical and critical skills.

The program prepares students for a broad range of career options. Our graduates seek professional careers in international organizations, European institutions, Turkish and foreign diplomatic services and other governmental bodies, multinational corporations, and NGOs. Those who are fascinated by concepts, theories or empirical research decide to continue with an academic career in the field of international relations or European politics.

MAPES is an interdisciplinary and non-thesis one-year program, supported by the Department of Political Science and International Relations, the Department of Economics and the Atatürk Institute of Modern Turkish Studies. Students who have successfully completed the requirements of the Program will be awarded an MA (Master of Arts) degree in European Studies. More information as well as application forms can be found on our web site at www.mapes.boun.edu.tr.

Deadline: June 9, 2010

PhD Summer School: Europe in the World

Denmark FlagAugust 16 - 28, 2010 | Roskilde University, Denmark
The concern of the PhD Summer School is the relationship between the European Union (EU) and its environment. This includes, for instance, the role of the EU as an international actor, the implications of EU development and foreign policies, but also how the global environment affects EU policies and politics.

The PhD Summer School accordingly has both an "outward" look on the implication of EU agents and policies in global arenas and an "inward" look on the impact of globalization on EU institutions and policies. Focus will also be on the interrelations between European integration and globalisation.

The PhD Summer School will deal with the theme "Europe in the World" both in theoretical and empirical terms, but also in terms of research strategies. By means of concrete examples various research designs and techniques will be discussed including research strategies known from comparative politics, discourse analysis, foreign policy analysis and international relations.

For more information, please visit http://polforsk.dk/course_full_view?nn=2222

Deadline: June 13, 2010

Call for Papers: Citizenship and Democracy: Membership, forms of participation, within and across European territories

University of Lille 2 November 4-5, 2010 | University of Lille 2 in France
The European Sociological Association’s Research Network on Political Sociology announces its first mid-term conference.

The aim of this mid-term conference will be to establish the evolutions of the links between members of political communities, the territories of authority, the evolving forms of democracy, and the ways in which the political is embedded in social, economic, and cultural contexts.

In particular, we encourage submission of abstracts on the following themes:

  • Territories and practiced citizenship from the local level to the transnational Euro-context
  • New forms of participative democracy and transformations of representative democracy
  • Migrants and citizenship in Europe
  • Populism in Europe

For details, please visit www.europeanpoliticalsociology.eu/Interim-Conference.php. Please submit abstracts to: rn32mtc2010@gmail.com

Abstract Submission Deadline: June 15, 2010

Visiting Fellowships in Italian Studies: Collegio Carlo Alberto

Collegio Carlo AlbertoThe Collegio Carlo Alberto in Moncalieri (Italy) is a foundation established in 2004 as a joint initiative of the Compagnia di San Paolo and the University of Torino. Its mission is to foster research and teaching in economics, finance, and political science, and it shares the values and best practices of the international academic community.

Eligible candidates for the Visiting Fellowships in Italian Studies (FIS) are researchers working in American universities and research centers on projects including Italy as a case study, even if framed within a larger comparative study. They are either established scholars who have developed a successful research program after receiving a PhD degree, or PhD students at an advanced stage in their dissertation work. Fellowships are awarded for periods ranging from three to six months.

Further details are available at www.carloalberto.org/italianstudies.html

Deadline: June 15, 2010

Conference Registration: The Challenges of Sport Governance after the Lisbon Treaty

Sport & EUJuly 1-2, 2010 | University of Ghent | Ghent, Belgium
The programme for the Sport&EU 5th Annual Conference promises to be of a high standard, with world leading academics and high ranked practitioners involved. The conference will feature Professor Ian Henry (Loughborough University) as keynote speaker and we have also organised a high level round table to discuss the future of EU Sports Policy with the confirmed attendance of Michal Krejza (European Commission), Richard Corbet (Cabinet of Herman Van Rompuy) and Folker Hellmund (EU-EOC Office). The Flemish minister for sport, responsible for the EU rotating presidency, will open the conference.

The research programme features 19 excellent papers divided in six different panels. The range of disciplines and topics covered by the papers will make for a very interesting and intellectually appealing conference.

For more information about the programme, please visit the conference website at www.pswx.ugent.be/seuc2010/Program/tabid/131/language/en-US/Default.aspx.

If you want to attend the conference and join us in Ghent in the summer, registration is now open. You can register now online through the conference website: www.pswx.ugent.be/seuc2010/registration/tabid/290/language/en-US/Default.aspx

Registration Deadline: June 15, 2010

 

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