Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
June 9, 2010


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This week we have:
1. Fellowships
2. Seminars and Programs
3. K-12 Schools & Community Colleges
4. EUSA Corner

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Fellowships

Fellowships: Eastern Europe in the 20th Century - Historical Experience in European Perspective

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität JenaSubject to approval, the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, plans to establish the Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena Eastern Europe in the 20th Century. Historical Experience in European Perspective.

The planned research center shall conduct comparative research and aims to provide a new basis for the scholarly reflection on the historical experience of Eastern Europe during the 20th Century. Detached from the political debates within the region itself, the research group will open up spaces for scholarly projects that promise new insight into central problems of the history of Eastern Europe.

Subject to approval, the planned research center will be able to invite ten research fellows [Reg. Nr. 41/2010] to Jena as from January 1, 2011, for a period of up to one year. The fellowships are designed for outstanding scholars doing research on the modern history of Eastern Europe or related fields. The fellows are expected to conduct a larger scholarly project that corresponds to the profile of the research group. They are expected to take their residence at Jena. Funding will be provided according to the academic position at the home institution. For further information see http://www2.uni-jena.de/philosophie/histinst/osteuropa/

Applications including a curriculum vitae, a list of publications and a draft of the research project (up to 8 pages) should be sent to: Prof. Dr. Joachim v. Puttkamer Historisches Institut der FSU Jena Fürstengraben 13 D-07743 Jena Germany

Application Deadline: June 21, 2010


Seminars and Programs

M.A. Programs at Charles University in Prague

Prague, Czech RepublicThe Institute of International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague offers two new Master’s Degree Programmes taught in English:

  • Central European Comparative Studies (CECS)
    http://imseng.fsv.cuni.cz/prareas/cecs
    The CECS programme focuses on the region composed of Germany, Austria and the Visegrad countries (the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary) with an overlap onto neighbouring countries. It offers a thorough comparative and multidisciplinary understanding of the historical, political, economic and cultural developments of the above listed countries. The programme is offered either in the form of a full-time study or as a part-time study (optimised for working people and with classes on Friday afternoons).
    DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS 2010/2011: JUNE 22, 2010
  • European Studies (ES)
    The Institute of International Studies prepares a new English-language master’s degree programme “European Studies”. The ES interdisciplinary programme will provide students with a profound knowledge and understanding of European history and politics, the European integration process and other EU related issues from a legal, political and economic perspective from a Central European point of view. The programme will focus not only on the developments in the EU member states but will offer a study of the European integration process in all its complexity and variety. It is designed especially for students who plan to enter positions in EU institutions, international organizations, national administration or non-governmental organizations.
    Information about call for applications and deadline will be available shortly on the ES programme website: http://imseng.fsv.cuni.cz/prareas/es.


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.

Teaching Resources Highlight: Teaching the European Union

Hands holding globe with Euro flagThe Teaching the European Union article (www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/6574) on LEARN NC presents the European Union — often seen as an "extra" in instruction — as an integral part of the government, economy, history, and culture of Europe. It offers background on the EU, and ideas for deepening understanding of the EU every time you teach Europe. Written by Regina Higgins, in cooperation with the UNC Center for European Studies.

Articles and posts relating to contemporary Europe and the European Union on LEARN NC:

LEARN NC (www.learnnc.org), a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education, finds the most innovative and successful practices in K-12 education and makes them available to the teachers and students of North Carolina — and the world.

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.

Coming soon (www.mygalaxycinema.com/comingsoon.php):

  • Breathless (French with English subtitles).
  • Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky (French with English subtitles). Opens Friday, July 16.
  • Micmacs (French with English subtitles).
  • The Complete Metropolis (German with English subtitles). The most influential of all silent films - and a blueprint for future classics like Blade Runner and The Matrix - Fritz Lang's visionary Metropolis can finally be seen as intended, with 25 minutes of newly-discovered footage and Gottfried Huppertz's magnificent original score. Opens Friday, June 11.

For movies and show times, please visit the Galaxy Cinema website: http://www.mygalaxycinema.com/nowplaying.php.

TechnologyWorld View K-12 and Community College Symposia: Technology and Innovation in a Global Age

October and November 2010 | UNC Chapel Hill
K-12 and community college educators are invited to register for World View’s Technology and Innovation in a Global Age symposia this fall in Chapel Hill. There are two two-day sessions: October 20-21 for K-12 and November 9-10 for community colleges. For more information, please visit www.unc.edu/world/symposium.shtml


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.

PhD Studentships at Loughborough University

Loughborough UniversityLoughborough University is offering around 50 studentships for PhD study at Loughborough. The studentships are aimed at UK/EU students and offer tuition fees plus £13,590 per year for three years. Applicants must be eligible to pay tuition fees at UK/EU rates. This is a university wide offer, so it is expected to be highly competitive.

For more information, please visit www.lboro.ac.uk/service/graduateschool/phd-opportunities.html

Deadline: June 14, 2010

THESEUS Seminar for Young Leaders: Freedom, Security and Justice as a Common Challenge - Justice and home affairs in the EU after the Treaty of Lisbon

THESEUSJuly 10 -15, 2010 | Brussels, Belgium
The Treaty of Lisbon that came into effect in December 2009 was an important reform step for the European Union. One of the fields that have undergone the most significant changes is the “Area of Freedom, Justice and Security”. As it touches upon key competences of the state, it has always been a major issue of debate and dispute.

The THESEUS summer school will

  • analyse what changes the Treaty of Lisbon brought about for the “Area of Freedom, Justice and Security”,
  • assess the challenges for the EU in this policy area in view of efficiency and legitimacy in
    the years to come,
  • advise on potentials and limits for further cooperation and integration.

Like in last years the seminar will feature speakers and high‐level experts from international organisations, business, politics, NGOs, as well as recognised researchers. Scholarships are available on the basis of excellence and financial status. The seminar addresses primarily PhD students and young professionals working in public administrations, diplomatic services, NGOs, national ministries, interest groups, the media, etc. Excellent undergraduate students can be accepted exceptionally. Teaching language is English.

For more information, please visit http://theseus.uni-koeln.de/index.php?id=171

Extended application deadline: June 14, 2010

Summer University in Istanbul: EU-Turkey Relations

CIFEJuly 18 - August 5, 2010 | Istanbul, Turkey
The Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE) in Nice invites students and young professionals to apply for its Summer University in Istanbul. A few places are still available for this year´s session "The EU-Turkey relations: Lisbon Treaty and beyond".

The programme is realised in close collaboration with Bilgi University and with the financial support of the Robert Bosch Stiftung. The working language is English.

A balanced programme of seminars, lectures, simulations and cultural visits as well as a series of “field explorations” ensure an active involvement of the students. Participants have the possibility to work and discuss their ideas in an open atmosphere and within a multidisciplinary and strongly international framework. Lectures by renowned researchers from several Western European and Turkish institutions as well as established practitioners convey the participants an up-to-date insight into the topic.

Amongst others, the courses will treat the following subjects:

  • Transformation processes in accession countries
  • State, Society and Culture in Turkey
  • The origins of EU-Turkey relations
  • Westernisation in Turkish Politics
  • Political System of the EU after the Lisbon Treaty
  • Turkey and Democracy
  • Human Rights in Turkey
  • Civil-military Relations in Turkey
  • Diversity and Citizenship in Turkey
  • Istanbul as an Urban Landscape
  • Turkish Foreign Policy towards the Middle East and Asia

A limited number of scholarships is available for particularly qualified candidates.

For further information please visit http://www.cife.eu/indexUK.php?id_rub=1170679907&id_parent_rub=1169138294&id_top=

Promotional flyer: http://www.cife.eu/UserFiles/Image/sessions/Affiche_Turquie_2010.jpg

ECPR Summer School: Federalism, Regionalism, and Public Policy

ECPR: European Consortium for Political ResearchAugust 20 - 28, 2010 | University of Edinburgh | Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Applications are currently open for the ECPR Summer School on Federalism, Regionalism and Public Policy. The Summer School is open to all postgraduate students (especially PhDs) wishing to deepen their knowledge of territorial politics and to network with both senior and early-career researchers. This year's Summer School will showcase the work of some of this field's leading experts of federalism and regionalism.

The Summer School will take place in the beautiful city of Edinburgh during the height of the International Arts Festival (to which there will be several excursions). The University of Edinburgh is hosting the Summer School, which is being sponsored by the ECPR, the Stiftung Westfalen-Initiative für Eigenverantwortung und Gemeinwohl and the Swiss Confederation. The cost is £400 per student (including tuition, accommodation and breakfast and lunch).

Please send your applications and/or queries to Dr Eve Hepburn (eve.hepburn@ed.ac.uk) and Dr Wilfried Swenden (w.swenden@ed.ac.uk). For more information, please view the program (PDF): www.ecprnet.eu/summerschools/documents/SGFR_SuSch_Programme_2010.pdf

Extended Deadline: June 28, 2010

Fellowship at the Brookings Institution: Center on the US and Europe

Brookings InstitutionThe Center on the United States and Europe (CUSE) at the Brookings Institution, in cooperation with the Council for the United States and Italy, is accepting applications for a Visiting Fellow for a period of six months to one year. The Fellow will conduct his or her own research on a range of foreign policy topics affecting U.S.-European relations and contribute to the Italy-related dimensions of the Center's activities. In addition to the research component of the fellowship, tasks will include planning and organizing roundtables, workshops, and press briefings; maintaining relations with Italian and EU officials and other members of the foreign policy community; conducting interviews and meetings with U.S. officials; making media appearances; and serving as an active participant in general Brookings events, particularly those that pertain to the activities and development of CUSE. A stipend, based on previous work experience and salary history, will be provided. The fellowship will begin in late fall 2010.

The Center on the United States and Europe fosters high-level U.S.-European dialogue on the changes in Europe and global challenges that affect transatlantic relations. The Center offers independent research and recommendations for U.S. and European officials and policymakers; and convenes seminars and public forums. The Center's research program focuses on three key areas: the transformation of the European Union; strategies for engaging the countries and regions beyond the frontiers of the EU including the Balkans, Caucasus, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine; and European security issues such as the future of NATO, and forging common strategies on energy security and counter-terrorism. The Center also houses specific projects focused on Turkey, Russia, Italy and France.

For more information, please visit www.brookings.edu/about/employment/fellowships/FP10062.aspx

Deadline: June 30, 2010

Call for Applications: Master in Advanced European and International Studies

Institut européen des hautes études internationales (IEHEI)Nice – Berlin – Istanbul – Rome
The Institut européen des hautes études (IEHEI), an international teaching and research institute in Nice, invites graduate students to apply for its Master programme 2010/11.

The “Master in Advanced European and International Studies” (MAEIS) offers a multi-faceted view on Europe and gives students the opportunity to discuss achievements and problems of Europe and to develop ways to handle them.

Subject Areas: International Relations, European Integration, Economy and Globalisation, Federalism and Governance.

The Master programme is subdivided into two branches:

  • The trilingual branch (teaching languages are English, French, and German) includes trimesters in Nice and Berlin, as well as a one week stay in Rostock and a two week seminar in Rome.
  • The anglophone branch includes trimesters in Istanbul, Nice and Berlin.

Both branches organise a study trip to Geneva, Strasbourg and Brussels with visits to the European and international organisations as well as meetings with high-ranking civil servants, diplomats and other decision-makers of the European political environment.

For further information please visit www.iehei.org or write to dheei@cife.eu.

Deadline for application: June 30, 2010

Call for Papers: Living and Learning in Europe

Students in EuropeOctober 22-23, 2010 | University of Utah | Salt Lake City, UT
The College of Humanities at the University of Utah is pleased to host the seventh annual, multi-disciplinary conference of the Rocky Mountain European Scholars Consortium. The conference provides an intellectual forum for the examination of the shifting shape and meaning of Europe. Scholars from a variety of disciplines are invited to share their work and to interact with colleagues from the Intermountain West and other areas.

Faculty and graduate students are invited to propose papers, panels, forums and workshops in the following areas:

  • European citizenship & identity
  • Culture, spirituality & religion
  • Education & educational institutions
  • Languages & language policies
  • Human rights
  • Globalization and Europe
  • Environment, energy, resources & sustainability
  • Social issues, e.g. immigration, gays & lesbians, health care, welfare
  • Economic, geographic & social mobility
  • Architecture & urban space
  • Literature & the arts
  • Travel & tourism
  • Early European history
  • Modern European history
  • European popular culture
  • The European Union & international organizations
  • Europe and the U.S.

This is a suggested list; sessions dealing with related topics will be considered. Comparative Europe-U.S. perspectives are encouraged and welcomed.

For more information, please visit the conference website: http://www.hum.utah.edu/rmesc/

Abstract Submission Deadline: July 1, 2010

Journal of Contemporary European Research Issue 2010 6(1) Published

Journal of Contemporary European ResearchThe Journal of Contemporary European Research has just published its latest issue at http://www.jcer.net/ojs/index.php/jcer.

The Spring 2010 issue of the JCER (volume 6, issue 1) was published at the start of May. It is a general issue featuring a range of research articles covering topics as diverse as EU foreign policy, British attitudes towards European integration and 'enlargement fatigue' in the EU. To read these articles, please visit the JCER website at www.jcer.net, where full access to past issues of the JCER is also available. Please note that free registration is required to access individual articles, book reviews and commentaries.

The JCER is owned by UACES and is an open-access publication. It is committed to providing a forum for established scholars, practitioners and emerging scholars by allowing them to publish their ideas in a modern online setting. It promotes original research and insightful debate in European Studies by publishing academic articles, research comments, policy analysis and book reviews across a number of disciplines within European Studies, including Public Policy, International Relations, Law, Economics, Sociology and the History of Integration. Contributions from PhD students in the advanced phase of their doctoral research, post-doctoral fellows and academics in the early stages of their career are particularly encouraged.

The JCER publishes both general and special issues. Scholars interested in guest-editing a special issue of the JCER are invited to contact the Editors (christian.kaunert@jcer.net and sarah.leonard@jcer.net) to further discuss their ideas.

International Summer School: A Sustainable Energy Policy for Europe

Sustainable EnergyAugust 15 - 22, 2010 | European Academy Otzenhausen | Nonnweiler, Germany
The fight against global warming, the creation of an integrated energy market and the interest in securing energy supply have been the paradigms of European energy policy for some years. The Summer Academy, A Sustainable Energy Policy for Europe – Political, social and economic implications, is co-organized by the Centre for European Studies at the University of Trier, the Institute for European Politics (Berlin), and the European Academy Otzenhausen (FRG) . The targets groups of this summer academy are Master Students, Ph.D. students and young researchers working in the field of European and/or Environmental Studies (Political Science, Economics, Law) and specializing in the field of environmental, energy and climate change topics.

More detailed information on the application procedure can be found at this website.

Deadline: July 15, 2010

Hannes Androsch Prize 2011: A Global Challenge to our Social Future

Hannes Androsch PrizeThe Hannes Androsch Prize is awarded for a scientifically sound contribution to the following issue: A Global Challenge to our Social Future. The Design of a Social Security System which can Cope with the Dual Threat of Demographic Developments and Financial Market Risk.

The award amounts to € 100,000.

Entries should include a thorough analysis of the social welfare system. They should also provide proposals for an alternative design, which would optimise the magnitude and stability of pensions over time, and confront the double challenge of demographic developments and financial market risk.

Additional information on the Hannes Androsch Prize, sponsored by the Hannes Androsch Foundation at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, is available on the website of the Austrian Academy of Sciences www.oeaw.ac.at/hannesandroschprize

Closing date for entries: January 31, 2011 

 

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