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May 12, 2010
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Workshop: Teaching Business German: A Toolbox
18, 2010 | 8:00 am - 5:15 pm | UNC FedEx Global Education Center, Room
4003 | UNC-Chapel Hill
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!
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
Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum Conference
24-25, 2010 | Skidmore College,
Saratoga Springs, NY 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:
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:
Deadline: May 31, 2010
Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute
21 - August 6, 2010 | Harvard University | Cambridge, MA
history course is being offered this summer, which should be of interest to
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
Summer K-12 Teacher Workshop: Europe and the Mediterranean
June 28 - July 2,
2010 | Pyle Center UW-Madison Campus | Madison, Wisconsin
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, (608) 265 4766.
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.
Global 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.
UNC-Chapel Hill: Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian Instructor
UNC-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.
University of Amsterdam: Lecturer in Russian/East European Studies
The 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 (email@example.com, 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
Position Announcement: Stein Rokkan Chair in Comparative Politics
The 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.
Deadline for receipt of applications: May 28, 2010
Call for Nominations: THESEUS Award for Outstanding Research on European Integration
THESEUS 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
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
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
The 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Course Administrator, Ms. Marie Delafont (email@example.com).
Financial Institutions Summer School (FISS 2010)
2010 | University of Victoria | Victoria, BC, Canada
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 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.
Extended Deadline: May 31, 2010
Doctoral Program in Economics and Management
of Trento | Trento, Italy
For more information, please visit http://portale.unitn.it/drem/
Deadline: June 8, 2010
MA Program in European Studies: Bogaziçi University
University | Istanbul, Turkey
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
August 16 - 28, 2010 | Roskilde University, Denmark
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
4-5, 2010 | University of Lille 2 in France
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:
For details, please
Please submit abstracts to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visiting Fellowships in Italian Studies: Collegio Carlo Alberto
The 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
1-2, 2010 | University of Ghent | Ghent, Belgium
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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