Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
July 21, 2010


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

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CES News

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/.

European News, Lectures and Events

NPR Series on the State of the European Union

NPR: National Public RadioLast week, National Public Radio ran a special series on the European Union. The series included the following segments:

To read about and listen to the series, please visit www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128514329.

A Journey into Renaissance Europe: Tradition and Discovery in the 16th Century

CopernicusJuly 23-24, 2010 | UNC Campus
Shortly after books began to circulate through Europe following the invention of the printing press (ca. 1450), the reports of mariners and explorers with descriptions of a “New” World and its inhabitants began to spread throughout the continent.

In this “journey” into the Renaissance, historian John Jeffries Martin explores how the discoveries of the era transformed European understandings of their world with attention to the interrelated revolutions in politics, religion, and science that laid the foundations of modernity itself.  Machiavelli, Luther, and Copernicus are just a few of the revolutionaries we’ll discuss as we travel back to the 16th century to learn about how Europeans begin to think about (and shape!) the world in radically different ways. 

10 contact hours for 1 unit of teaching renewal credit. Registration required.

For more information, please visit http://www.unc.edu/depts/human/level_3/2010_Summer/6-RenaissanceEurope.htm. Sponsored by the Program in the Humanities and Human Values and the General Alumni Association.

viEUws: Non-partisan Video Interviews with European Union Decision Makers

viEUwsviEUws.eu is a new communication concept launched on the 15th of March 2010. It is privately owned and totally independent from government, EU institutions and other media groups. It is owned and managed by viEUws SA, a Belgian registered company.

Conceived as a digital forum for EU debate, viEUws.eu provides an alternative and complementary communication tool to inform target audiences of and facilitate the debate on EU related policy developments.

viEUws aims to provide a selection of non-partisan video interviews with EU decision makers (Parliament, Commission) on our website in order to spark a debate from stakeholders; NGOs, companies and business associations. The idea is that these stakeholders then respond to these issues using our website as a platform, uploading their own videos, documents, press releases and interviews. Our website brings together these organisations, helps them to raise awareness of their lobbying campaigns and profiles their position towards a targeted audience of key EU players. In short, we bring decision makers and stakeholders together and allow them to share their views in a large, multi-media, online conference room.

Please visit www.vieuws.eu for more information.


Grants, Fellowships and Awards

Getting to Know Europe: Local and Regional Communities and the European Union

European Union Map and FlagThe Delegation of the European Union in Washington, DC invites proposals for programs that promote a greater knowledge, within local and regional communities in the United States, of the European Union (EU), its international role, and the value and significance of the EU-US transatlantic partnership.

All activities should be targeted at local and regional audiences in the US, with applicants expected to bring together a range of local and regional groups and to propose a package of events.  Constituencies to be engaged may include but are not limited to local and state governmental officials, students and teachers, business people, the NGO community, and other elements of civil society. These activities should explain what the EU is and what it does, to raise awareness about EU policies and institutions, the EU’s role as an international actor in the economic and political field, and the value of the EU-US relationship. 

Wherever possible, activities should highlight local and regional economic, social, and cultural connections to Europe. Grant recipients should promote an awareness of the local and regional impacts of those connections.  Proposed activities can also involve consular, economic or cultural representations in the US of EU Member States, as well as companies with strong EU links which trade or invest in the local and regional communities concerned.  In taking ownership of their programs, applicants have complete discretion in forming activities and choosing partners. 

Institutions selected will receive funding in the form of a grant subsidy towards approved costs for activities which will take place between January 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012. Around twelve grants of up to €100,000 each will be awarded, with a minimum grant award of €50,000. The Commission contribution will cover up to 75% of total project costs, and applicants must be able to provide at least 25% towards these total project costs. The European Commission is allocating up to €1 million to this program.

To find out more, visit: www.eurunion.org/eu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3743

Application Deadline: 5:00pm, September 13, 2010

Fulbright Scholar Awards to Europe

Council for International Exchange of ScholarsThe Council for International Exchange of Scholars is currently accepting applications for the following awards in EU affairs and East European studies.  The application deadline for all grants listed below is August 2, 2010.  Grantees for all awards listed below receive round-trip travel and a monthly stipend; other benefits vary by award. 

  • European Union Affairs Research Program #1137
    Number of Awards: 12
    Disciplines: Agriculture, Area Studies, Business Administration, Communications, Economics, Education, Environmental Sciences, Information Sciences, Journalism, Law, Political Science, Public Administration, Public/Global Health, Sociology
    Location: Presence in one or more of the member states of the EU is required.
    http://catalog.cies.org/viewAward.aspx?n=1137

  • Fulbright-University of Warsaw Distinguished Chair in East European/Eurasian Studies #1314
    Number of Awards: 1
    Disciplines: Anthropology, History (non-U.S.), Political Science, Sociology
    Location: Poland (University of Warsaw)
    http://catalog.cies.org/viewAward.aspx?n=1314

More information about these programs can be found online at www.cies.org.

Deadline: August 2, 2010

Fulbright Schuman Program

Schuman FulbrightThe Fulbright-Schuman Program, financed by the U.S. Department of State and the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission, awards grants to citizens of the U.S. and EU Member States to further understanding of the EU and to promote U.S.-EU relations. The Fulbright-Schuman Program is administered by the Commission for Educational Exchange between the U.S., Belgium and Luxembourg.

Grants are awarded to U.S. citizens to study, research or lecture at universities or institutions in EU Member States on the development of the EU, EU policies, and the U.S.-EU transatlantic agenda.

Types of grants:

  • Grants for Post-Doctoral Research or University Lecturing
  • Grants for Professionals in International Education
  • Grants for Pre-doctoral Research or Study

Application Deadlines:

  • Do you have a doctoral degree or comparable professional experience? AUGUST 1.
  • No doctoral degree or limited professional experience? LATE OCTOBER.

For more information, please visit http://www.fulbright.be/Schuman/US_Citizens.htm

Brussels Forum Young Writers Award

Brussels ForumThe German Marshall Fund is currently accepting entries for the inaugural Brussels Forum Young Writers Award for outstanding and original writing on the future of the transatlantic relationship. The prize is open to all North American and European students and young professionals under the age of 30. The competition is an opportunity to demonstrate innovative thinking on the issues that shape tomorrow's transatlantic agenda.

The prompt: "The future of the transatlantic relationship: How can the next generation of leaders address 21st century challenges?"

The prompt is intentionally broad to allow for a diverse range of responses related to pressing issues in the transatlantic relationship such as the partnership between North America and Europe, transatlantic responses to a new world order or new actors such as Russia or China, security and defense issues, economic or financial policy, human rights, legal affairs, and other related topics.

The Award will be presented to a team consisting of one North American and one European who have co-written a single paper addressing a topic relevant to the transatlantic relationship. Applicants first need to register their team and their topic. The winning pair will be invited to present their work at Brussels Forum, GMF's annual flagship event for high-level leaders in the field of politics, business and ideas. All costs will be covered. The German Marshall Fund will also publish the successful entry. In addition, each writer will receive a 2,500 EURO award.

For details, please visit http://www.gmfus.org/brusselsforum/2010/youngwriters.html

Registration Deadline: August 15, 2010

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

FulbrightThe Fulbright U.S. Student Program is designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates, master's and doctoral candidates, as well as young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience. Grants in duration of 9-12 months are available in 140 countries worldwide!  New for this year: the entire process is paperless and alumni are allowed to apply. Interested alumni should contact Tripp Tuttle (tripp.tuttle@unc.edu) as soon as possible.

For more information, please visit http://cgi.unc.edu/funding/fulbright/.

Upcoming Info Sessions:
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 | 5pm
Thursday, August 26, 2010 | 5pm
Friday, August 27, 2010 | 11am
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 | 11am
Wednesday, September 1, 2010 | 5pm

UNC Campus Deadline: September 27, 2010

DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship Program

AICGS: American Institute for Contemporary German StudiesThe American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) is now accepting applications for the next round of DAAD fellowships. The DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship Program, funded by a generous grant from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), is designed to bring scholars and specialists working on Germany, Europe, and/or transatlantic relations to AICGS for research stays of two months each. Fellowships include a monthly stipend of up to $4,725, depending on the seniority of the applicant, transportation to and from Washington, and office space at the Institute.

Please note that the DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship supports fellows conducting research at AICGS in Washington, D.C. We are unable to support research in Germany/Europe.

Applicants must be German or American citizens. Applicants should have completed or currently be working on a Ph.D.

For details, please visit http://www.aicgs.org/fellows/opps/daad.aspx

Application deadline for Spring 2011: August 31, 2010

 

Call for Proposals

Graduate Student Conference on German-Russian Relations

University of Illinois at Chicago: Department of Germanic StudiesNovember 12-13 2010 | University of Illinois at Chicago
Papers are requested for an interdisciplinary graduate conference on German-Russian relations. This conference will explore German-Russian relations from the Middle Ages to the present time from different points of view. Encouraging an interdisciplinary approach, we invite papers from graduate students in history, political science, economics, visual arts, literature, film, communications, architecture, music, gender and women’s studies, sociology, and other related areas.

2010 marks the 20th anniversary of German Reunification and the 19th anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union. Russia and the former GDR states have experienced the processes of democratization and the redefinition of their borders and national identity. With the tensions of the Cold War behind them, both nations are revising their cultural, political, and economic bilateral relations and partnerships.

For details, please see http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/2010/04/grad_student_co.html or http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=175711

Abstract Submission Deadline: August 25, 2010


K-12 Schools & Community Colleges

Getting to Know Europe: Local and Regional Communities and the European Union

European Union Map and FlagThe Delegation of the European Union in Washington, DC invites proposals for programs that promote a greater knowledge, within local and regional communities in the United States, of the European Union (EU), its international role, and the value and significance of the EU-US transatlantic partnership.

Teachers are eligible to apply for this grant. All activities should be targeted at local and regional audiences in the US, with applicants expected to bring together a range of local and regional groups and to propose a package of events. These activities should explain what the EU is and what it does, to raise awareness about EU policies and institutions, the EU’s role as an international actor in the economic and political field, and the value of the EU-US relationship.

For details, please see the full announcement in the Grants, Fellowships and Awards section above. 

Application Deadline: 5:00pm, September 13, 2010

Teaching Resources Highlight: Teaching Contemporary Europe

Hands holding globe with Euro flagWe know how to teach Europe’s past, but what about the present? The Teaching contemporary Europe article (www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/6575) on LEARN NC offers strategies and resources for teaching today’s Europe, using online resources from the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill. 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.

Free Switzerland Materials Available

Swiss Flags"Switzerland in Sight" is a 95-page text published by Presence Switzerland which features Switzerland in all its diversity, both in its traditions and as a modern state. Abundantly illustrated, it provides a comprehensive overview of Switzerland's geographical and social texture, its political structure, its economic achievements, and its scientific, educational and cultural aspects. It is designed primarily for high school when ordered in English or, if ordered in German, for high school or college. "Switzerland in Sight" can be ordered in classroom sets of 10 plus a teacher manual which provides ideas for use in the classroom.

The Embassy of Switzerland also offers the following free teaching materials to U.S. High School and College Teachers of German:

All materials are in German unless otherwise noted:
1 set of 10 texts Schweiz in Sicht with Teacher Manual (lesson plan ideas)
1 poster, Die Schweiz in ihrer Vielfalt
1 map
1 dvd Switzerland Update (English)
1 Swiss World postcard
1 CD FolkMusik
1 Jazz

Learn how to obtain these free materials at http://aatg.org/teaching-resources/486-switzerland-materials-available.

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:

  • Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky (French with English subtitles).
  • 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.

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

  • Breathless (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, July 30.

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 GlobalUpdates highlights global summer reading: www.unc.edu/world/Global_Updates_2010/July_August/July_10.htm. Each summer World View staff recommend a favorite book (or two) that was read in the past year.  These compelling books either highlight the story of a character living or born outside of the United States or focus on a global issue or region of the world.  We hope you enjoy your summer and consider purchasing one (or all!) of these books the next time you head to a book store or an online bookseller.

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

 

Position Announcement

Director: Council for European Studies

Columbia UniversityWe are seeking a new director of the Council for European Studies, to begin as early as August 15th.  The new director will be broadly responsible for the institutional development and management of the CES and, in particular, we are looking for individuals with the following strengths: 

First, our candidate must be a highly effective manager and leader, who is fully capable of working on an independent basis and of making this essentially one-person operation run smoothly. The job requires a nearly compulsive attention to the crucial details necessary for the successful implementation of CES programs and activities: including the international conferences (held on an annual or biannual basis), pre-dissertation fellowship programs, research groups, travel grant programs, book award, “Perspectives on Europe,” and newsletter. 

Second, we particularly seek someone who comes from or understands deeply the academic world, has a Ph.D. or A.B.D. in a field related to the study of Europe, and has the strong interpersonal skills necessary to recruiting and managing member volunteers, and to engaging with the institutional members of the association.  Fund-raising and revenue generation will be a significant responsibility for this new position; therefore, the new director should have superb writing skills and should be (or is expected to become) linked into the foundation world.  Moreover, she/he will work with our executive committee and membership on CES programs and, therefore, should have a deep understanding of how academics operate (i.e. procrastination and absent-mindedness are not unknown to our tribe).  Finally, we are interested in hiring someone who continues to lead an active academic life (research, writing, teaching, etc.) and can take advantage of the close collaboration with other colleagues specializing in European studies at Columbia. 

Third, our ideal candidate has a high level of computer literacy, or must be prepared to learn the various technical skills necessary to web-site management and desktop publishing.  She/he must also have the budgeting skills necessary to manage the Council’s finances. 

Please encourage candidates with a highly attuned sense of personal responsibility, strategic leadership capabilities, excellent writing skills, an understanding of academia, interpersonal strengths, computer literacy and a track record in institutional management to apply for the position at the following web site: https://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=119718.

 

Internships

Internship at Analytica

Analytica Thinking LaboratoryAnalytica is a non-profit independent institution dedicated to helping individuals and institutions with the aim to foster lasting improvement in the democracy and governance in Macedonia and elsewhere in the region of South Eastern Europe.

Internship applicants are expected to be university students, undergraduates or graduates preferably interested in EU studies. They should also have interest in policy research and at least basic research skills. An interest in one or more of Analytica's programs of research would be an advantage. Proficiency in English is essential. There are no citizenship requirements.

The autumn cycle of the internship runs from October 15 - December 30. For details and application information, please visit http://www.analyticamk.org/interns/.

Deadline: August 30, 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.

Master of Science and Post-Graduate Diploma in European Employment Studies

Employment Research CentreEmployment is central to our lives. For most of us it is not just a source of income, it shapes whom we think we are. Employment studies links the sociology of work to industrial relations, human resource management and public policy. The Irish labour market is interwoven with that of Europe. This new graduate programme studies Irish employment policy with a strong focus on the European dimension.

The new M.Sc/PGradDip in European Employment Studies at Trinity College Dublin now accepts applications for both full-time and part-time students for the academic year 2010/11. Further information including fees, admission requirements and how to apply are available at www.tcd.ie/ERC/msc.php

Deadline: July 31, 2010

Call for Papers: European Integration at 60: Progress, Problems, Perspectives

New Zealand European Union Centers NetworkNovember 25-26, 2010 | Lincoln University | Canterbury, New Zealand
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration that called for greater cooperation between European states and from which was born the European Coal and Steel Community, the fore-runner of today’s European Union. Since then, European Integration has changed face dramatically. From six original members focused on sharing control of Europe’s Coal and Steel industries it has grown into the European Union, which now boasts a membership of 27 Member States; undertakes monetary policy for the Eurozone;  influences social and human rights policy; and provides a framework for European constitutional and criminal laws.  The Lisbon Treaty is again reworking European Integration, with new roles and responsibilities for the EU, its institutions and citizens. How will this impact on Europe? How will this impact on the rest of the World?

This is a multidisciplinary conference, hosted by the New Zealand European Union Centers Network, to investigate the past changes and future challenges faced by European Integration, as well as the impact and reaction to these changes within the Asia Pacific.

For more information, please visit www.eucnetwork.org.nz/activities/conference/index.html

Abstract Submission Deadline: August 1, 2010

Conference: 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.

For more information and to register for the conference, please visit http://www.hum.utah.edu/rmesc/

Early Registration Deadline: August 15, 2010

Winter Method School: Researching the Public Sphere - Methods for content and discourse analysis

Freie Universitat BerlinNovember 16-20, 2010 | Freie Universität Berlin | Berlin, Germany
The Method School’s aim is to highlight the state of the art in the field and discuss which research questions can be tackled by which computer-aided content and discourse analysis. Large-n content analyses have become popular, as content data is now accessible in digital format. Some of the new approaches go beyond counting single terms in documents, and seek to understand the structure and the context of the content analysed. Several approaches have entered the stage at which it becomes possible to combine quantitative and computer-aided qualitative coding. The Method School will, therefore, offer an introduction into some of the most widely used software packages in the field, but also introduce the basics of content and discourse analysis.

Besides introductions by experienced lecturers, the programme includes intensive group work, practical sessions using traditional and new computer software and possibilities for students to bring in their own research ideas and approaches. Some common social activities in the beautiful city of Berlin will round off the programme.

The Winter Method School is particularly designed for early doctoral students (first two years) with a research interest in the public sphere and no or limited prior knowledge in the field of content and discourse analysis. In exceptional cases, graduate students will be accepted if they can demonstrate a profound interest in these research methods and have plans to use them in their PhD studies. All applicants should be fluent in English.

For details, please visit http://www.fu-berlin.de/jmce/winter_method_school/index.html

Deadline: August 15, 2010

Call for Papers: Federalism, Democracy and Europe

L'Europe en formationThe quarterly journal “L’Europe en formation”, founded in 1960, focuses on topics related to European Integration, International and European politics, and Federalism. Articles are written either in English or in French.

For our Fall 2010 issue, we now accept proposals for articles on “Federalism, Democracy and Europe”. The topics would cover:

  • the state of research on federalism and regionalism in Europe, including European Integration,
  • the development of federal features in the different European states, by studying individual countries as well as by using comparative approaches,
  • and the relation between "federal-type” or consociational procedures, and democratic patterns in Europe.

Proposals (in English or French) should be submitted to europe.formation@cife.eu, including: the title of the proposed article and a brief description (500 words); and the CV of the author. Proposals will be submitted to the members of the Academic Advisory Board of the journal. Once the topic accepted, the article should be sent before 30 November, 2010, in order to be published in the Fall 2011 issue. The length of the articles should be between  4.000 and 10.000 words.

Proposal Submission Deadline: August 15, 2010

Call for Papers: The Diffusion of Regional Integration

KFG: The Transformative Power of EuropeDecember 9-11, 2010 | Berlin, Germany
The Kolleg-Forschergruppe, directed by Prof. Dr. Tanja A. Börzel and Prof. Dr. Thomas Risse, organizes an international conference on “The Diffusion of Regional Integration”. The conference will have three major themes around which the panels will be organized:

  • Comparing Regional Integration: Divergence or Convergence
  • Exporting Regional Integration: The European Union as Promoter of Regional Integration
  • Importing Regional Integration: Adoption, Translation, Resistance

For this academic conference, we invite papers from various disciplinary perspectives to each of these themes. Papers should explicitly address the diffusion of regional integration as outcome or process.

Please find more detailed information on the three themes on our website: www.transformeurope.eu.

Please send your paper proposal with a one-page abstract to transform-europe@fu-berlin.de. Invited paper givers will be notified in early September. The Kolleg-Forschergruppe will take care of their travel costs as well as accommodation in Berlin during the conference.

Deadline: August 30, 2010


Other International Studies News

Call for Entries: UNC Global Photo Contest

Global PhotoThe Center for Global Initiatives is pleased to announce our call for entries to the 11th Annual Global Photography Contest. This is an amateur photography competition that is open to all students, faculty, alumni and staff of UNC-Chapel Hill.  Winning photos will be part of an exhibit at the FedEx Global Education Center and may be featured in our 2011 CGI Calendar!

For more information, please visit http://cgi.unc.edu/programs/photo-contest/photo-contest.html

Deadline: September 10, 2010

Fellowship: PhD on Modeling of Afforestation Projects in Central Asia

Center for Development at the University of Bonn (ZEF)The Center for Development at the University of Bonn (ZEF) is looking for a candidate to conduct a PhD study as a part of the interdisciplinary research project “Opportunities for climate change adaptation and mitigation through afforestation of degraded lands in Central Asia”, which was initiated by ZEF in 2009 with a financial support from the Robert Bosch Stiftung (more info on www.zef.de/1631.html)

The PhD candidate is expected to pursue the doctoral study in a close collaboration with colleagues from the accompanying research packages, particularly on modeling the tree growth and carbon sequestration, and on the economics of small-scale forests in the context of the Clean Development Mechanism. Multi-agent modeling component of the project will aim to integrate the forestry and optimization models while considering the spatial variability and the farmers’ decision making on the land use. Thus the model should be able to simulate socially and economically constrained decisions on land use in a bio-physical environment under introduction of the carbon sequestration reward. The fellowship will provide a stipend and research funds to pursue this doctoral study.

Previous experience in Central Asian region and knowledge of Uzbek (or Russian) and German language are desirable.

For more information, please see the call for applications (PDF).

Deadline: July 25, 2010

 

 

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