Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
August 25, 2010

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

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Message from CES Interim Director Milada Vachudova

Milada Vachudova As the Interim Director of the Center for European Studies, I would like to welcome everyone back for the new academic year.

The past year was an exciting one for the CES. I am delighted to report that the Department of Education has again named us as a National Resource Center in Western European studies under Title VI of the Higher Education Act. Over the next four years, we will receive over $1.4 million to support teaching, research, and outreach activities pertaining to European studies as well as to fund foreign language and area studies fellowships for graduate and undergraduate students. As we embark on this new cycle of Title VI funding, we are pleased to continue in our role as the Network Coordinator for the ten US European Union Centers of Excellence.

The Center’s academic programs are flourishing. This year the TransAtlantic Masters Program welcomes its thirteenth incoming class with twenty-one students. We are excited to report that our partner site in Madrid, Carlos III University, will again welcome TAM students from this class in the fall of 2011.  In addition, our newest TAM II partner site, Bremen University in Germany, will host TAM II students beginning in fall 2011.  In all, TAM now cooperates with ten European universities to offer an MA-level program focused on US-EU relations. The Center’s undergraduate major in Contemporary European Studies (EURO) continues to gain strength, attracting some of UNC’s top students and promoting undergraduate interest in European studies. Two of our recent EURO graduates will be pursuing graduate degrees at top tier institutions, and another will be conducting research in Berlin on a German Academic Exchange Service Fellowship (DAAD). UNC’s Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) program continues to be recognized as a model for other research universities around the nation.

I hope to see all of you at our events this fall. Please spread the word about our newsletter and our many activities to other members of the European studies community.

CES News

Welcoming Milada Vachudova as CES Interim Director

Milada VachudovaThe Center for European Studies is pleased to welcome Milada Vachudova as our Interim Director this semester while John Stephens is on leave.

Milada Vachudova specializes in the democratization of postcommunist Europe, the enlargement of the European Union, and the impact of international actors on domestic politics. She is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her book, Europe Undivided: Democracy, Leverage and Integration After Communism, was published by Oxford University Press in 2005. It analyzes how the leverage of an enlarging EU has influenced domestic politics and facilitated a convergence toward liberal democracy among credible future members of the EU in Central and Eastern Europe. Europe Undivided has been awarded the XIIth Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research. This is a major international prize awarded biennially by the International Social Science Council. Europe Undivided is also a co-winner of the 2006 Marshall Shulman Prize awarded by the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies.

Professor Vachudova is now working on her second book project comparing the experience of democratization and international engagement in the Western Balkans since 1995. Professor Vachudova has held fellowships and research grants from the European University Institute in Italy, the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, the European Union Center at Columbia University, the Center for International Studies at Princeton University, the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University, the National Science Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Center and the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research. She received a BA from Stanford University in 1991. As a British Marshall Scholar and a member of St. Antony’s College, she completed a D.Phil. in the Faculty of Politics at the University of Oxford in 1997. Contact:

CES Fall Speakers Series
Stephanie Hofmann Friday, August 27, 2010
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
FedEx Global Education Center: 4th Floor Seminar Room

Professor Stephanie Hofmann (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Political Science) will discuss NATO-EU Relations. A draft article by Professor Hofmann entitled Why Institutional Overlap Matters: CSDP in the European Security Architecture can be found here (PDF). Open to the public, light refreshments provided.
Graeme Robertson Thursday, September 2, 2010
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
FedEx Global Education Center: 4th Floor Seminar Room

Professor Graeme Robertson (UNC-Chapel Hill, Political Science) will discuss Elections, Information and Liberalization in the Post-Cold War Era. Open to the public, light refreshments provided.
Catherine de Vries Friday, September 10, 2010
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
FedEx Global Education Center: 4th Floor Seminar Room

Professor Catherine de Vries (University of Amsterdam, Political Science) will discuss The Impact of EU Referenda on National Electoral Politics: Evidence from the Dutch Case. Open to the public, light refreshments provided.

Open House & Info Sessions at the Global Education Center

GEC Open HouseWednesday, September 1, 2010 | 11am - 1pm | FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
UNC provides countless opportunities to explore other cultures and to become more globally aware. The FedEx Global Education Center houses several of the university's primary international units dedicated to global learning and services.

Come to the Open House of the Global Education Center where you'll be able to sample coffees (from the Global Cup Café) and goodies from countries all over the world! Plus, pick up brochures about international units and programs on campus, and speak with department representatives.

Take part in information sessions throughout the day. Sessions will cover funding opportunities, academic programs, study abroad and a variety of other international topics. Please view the flyer (PDF) for more details.

10:00am | Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Awards Information Session
2:00pm | Languages Across the Curriculum and EURO Major Information Session

2:20pm | Transatlantic Masters Program Information Session

Map of Europe with Figures

Public Lecture: Public and Party Euroskepticism

Tuesday, September 7, 2010
11:00am - 12:15pm
FedEx Global Education Center: Room 1005

Professor Catherine de Vries (University of Amsterdam, Political Science) will present a lecture entitled Public and Party Euroskepticism: An Overview. Open to the public.

CES Welcomes Back Visiting Scholar Christiane Lemke

Christiane LemkeChristiane Lemke is a Professor of Political Science at the Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany, and Jean Monnet Chair in European Political Science. She is also the Max Weber Chair for German and European politics at New York University for the next two years. She received her PhD from the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences at the Free University in Berlin and went on to earn her Habilitation Venia legendi in Political Science from the same institution. Professor Lemke has been a visiting scholar at a number of US institutions over the years as she has maintained her permanent faculty positions in Germany. She has taught courses at UNC-CH, Stanford University, Harvard University, and Suffolk University. In addition while on a leave from the University of Hannover from 2006 to 2007, Professor Lemke served as the Director of State Parliament, Lower Saxony. Her academic areas of expertise include: European Politics: Governance in the European Union; Democracy and Citizenship; Gender Mainstreaming; EU-Enlargement; Politics in East Central Europe; Transatlantic Relations: Europe and the US; Political Culture; US-elections; and Comparative Politics and Political Theory: Welfare States and Social Policy; Civil Society and Minority Rights; Gender and Politics. She is currently at work on a book focused on Barack Obama and is teaching one of the required TransAtlantic Masters courses – POLI 733: European Integration - Theories, Institutions and Decision-Making Processes. This seminar introduces students to key concepts and developments of European integration politics. She has offered this course to TAM students at UNC in the past, and we are delighted and very honored to have her back again this fall.

Register for a LAC Course This 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

North Carolina German Studies Seminar: Romanticism - The Unexamined Life Force of Homeopathy

Map of Germany in Flag FormThursday, September 23, 2010 | 5:00 - 7:00pm | Incubator Room, Institute for the Arts & Humanities, Hyde Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
As part of the North Carolina German Studies Seminar & Workshop Series, Alice Kuzniar (University of Waterloo, Germanic and Slavic Studies) will present a seminar on Romanticism: The Unexamined Life Force of Homeopathy. In conjunction with the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies.

Alice Kuzniar proposes to examine how the Romantic science of homeopathy, founded by the German physician Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), is grounded in the intellectual and aesthetic cross-currents of the day. Around 1800 scientists, philosophers, and poets alike believed in a life force uniting all of nature. Homeopathy lives on today as an important legacy of this tradition of a harmonic symbiosis with nature. Notwithstanding its popularity, however, its place in the history of ideas has been brushed aside not only by its practitioners but also by literary, cultural, and medical historians; its intellectual, indeed, poetic groundings have been largely forgotten or even ignored. Professor Kuzniar wishes to maintain that to understand Hahnemann via Romantic tenets astir at his time means to underscore the importance of the literary field to this momentous chapter in the history of science and medicine.

Please register with Sarah Summers ( in a timely fashion. Refreshments and drinks will be served after all seminars.

For more information, please visit Cosponsored by the Center for European Studies.

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:

Application Deadline: 5:00pm, September 13, 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 ( as soon as possible.

For more information, please visit

Upcoming Info Sessions:
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

East European Studies and the Southeast Europe Project Grants

Woodrow Wilson International Center for ScholarsThe following are upcoming grant opportunities with East European Studies (EES) and the Southeast Europe Project.

  • Short-Term Grants (EES):
    With funding provided by Title VIII (The Act for Research and Training for Eastern Europe and Independent States of Former Soviet Union), EES offers short-term grants to scholars working on policy relevant projects on East Europe. While Southeast Europe remains a primary focus, projects on Central Europe and the Baltic states are again eligible. Projects should focus on fields in the social sciences and humanities including, but not limited to: Anthropology, History, Political Science, Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Sociology. All projects should aim to highlight their potential policy relevance.
    • For details, please visit the Woodrow Wilson website.
    • Please note: Currently, EES grant opportunities are available only to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Southeast Europe Project: Scholar Application Guidelines
    Along with its robust public affairs programming, the Wilson Center Southeast Europe Project offers a number of exciting opportunities for research scholarships. The Project looks to foster innovative scholars and analysts whose works identify and illuminate emerging regional and functional issues involving Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, or Bulgaria, as well as related issues affecting broader geopolitics throughout southeast Europe. For more information and guidelines, visit

Deadline: September 1, 2010

European Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Programme

EURIAS: European Institutes for Advanced StudyThe European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme offers 33 fellowships for the 2011-2012 academic year. It proposes 10-month residencies in one of the 14 participating Institutes: Berlin, Bologna, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Cambridge, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyons, Nantes, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna, Wassenaar.

The Programme builds on the strong reputation of the Institutes for Advanced Study for promoting the concentrated, independent work of excellent researchers within the stimulating environment of a multidisciplinary and international group of fellows. EURIAS Fellowships are mainly offered in the fields of the humanities and social sciences but may also be granted to scholars in exact sciences.

Fellows will benefit from the high-quality research environment and working conditions of the host Institute. IAS will provide a living allowance (€ 26,000 for a junior and € 38,000 for a senior), accommodation, a research budget, travel expenses.

For more information and to submit an online application, visit

Deadline: September 10, 2010

Hertie School of Governance Postdoctoral Fellowships

Hertie School of GovernanceThe Hertie School of Governance invites applications for two Hertie School of Governance Postdoctoral Fellowships in the fields of Political Economy, and Organisation, Management & Leadership to enable recent Ph.D.´s and doctorates transitioning to junior professorial or full research appointments at the School or elsewhere.

The premise of the fellowship is that post-docs would develop a fundable proposal for a research project on a topic of their choice in the two research clusters, and in collaboration with Hertie School faculty. Each fellowship is for one year, and carries a stipend of €20.000. Fellowships can be assumed any time between 1 November 2010 and 1 February 2011.

For details, please visit

Deadline: October 15, 2010


Call for Proposals

Council for European Studies 18th International Conference

Council for European StudiesJune 21-23, 2011 | Barcelona, Spain
For decades, scholars interested in Europe have concentrated their attention on state comparisons and on the institutionalization of the European Union.  As the second decade of the second millennium gets under way, we can no longer neglect the deep transformations in Europe's society that have followed the joint processes of globalization and European integration. 

For the 2011 conference, the Council for European Studies (CES) welcomes proposals for panels, roundtables, book discussions and individual papers on the study of Europe broadly defined. This year, for the second time, we are also entertaining the submission of panel clusters around a theme, giving participants the opportunity to create a mini-symposium within the conference (please no more than 4 panels per theme). Each panel proposal will be reviewed individually by the Program Committee, and each panel belonging to a cluster will be acknowledged as such in the conference program.

We encourage proposals in the widest range of disciplines; in particular, we welcome panels that combine disciplines, nationalities, and generations. The Committee will accept only two submissions per person. Panel proposals need to be submitted stating a chair and a discussant (can be the same person).

For more information, please visit

Deadline: Submit all proposals on the conference website between September 1, 2010 and October 10, 2010

Seminars and Workshops

Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) Conference

CLAC ConsortiumSeptember 24-25, 2010 | Skidmore College | Saratoga Springs, NY
Online registration is now open for the upcoming CLAC Conference - CLAC in Practice: Evolving Pedagogies for Teaching Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum.

The longstanding Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) movement is built upon a simple, primary concept: Students should have multiple opportunities to apply their knowledge of languages in a variety of curricular contexts, not just within the traditional language classroom. Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) builds upon this basic idea: Knowledge exists within and is shaped by culture and, therefore, just as materials in many languages can and should be incorporated into all parts of the curriculum, intercultural perspectives can and should inform the teaching of academic content in many curricular contexts.

For more information, visit the CLAC website: To register, visit the CLAC 2010 conference website:

Deadline: September 10, 2010

Young Leaders Dialogue with America Conference in Prague

Young Leaders Dialogue with AmericaNovember 6-12, 2010 | Prague, Czech Republic
From November 6-12, the U.S. Department of State (via IIE) will sponsor 48 young Americans to participate in a Young Leaders Dialogue with America Conference in Prague to promote trans-Atlantic dialogue about 1) security, 2) diversity, and 3) environmental issues.

The Young Leaders Dialogue with America, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), provides opportunities for strategic learning and exchange between emerging leaders of Central Europe and the Baltic States and their U.S. counterparts on issues of critical mutual concern. 

Applicants must be U.S. citizens in graduate degree programs or working as young professionals in a field broadly related to one of the conference’s three themes.  For the details, visit

Deadline: September 12, 2010

Workshop: Personhood and Paperwork in/after the Soviet Union

Passport and TravelSeptember 24-25, 2010 | University of Cambridge
Registration is now open for this workshop, to be held at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge. Funded by CRASSH, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge and the Centre for East European Language Based Area Studied (CEELBAS), the workshop brings together 12 speakers whose research has explored the social and affective lives of documents in and after the Soviet Union. The event is held in the memory of Cambridge geographer, Graham Smith, in whose honour a keynote lecture will be given.

The workshop asks how papers enter the lives of those who hold them. What kinds of affective and social relations do documents elicit? What notions of person do they constitute, and, conversely, in which culturally and historically specific understandings of personhood does the 'documented self' come to acquire meaning? How do these documents affect and constitute geographical movement of people across the vast post-Soviet terrain and what Soviet legacies of territorial residency do they reveal? More generally, what does the proliferation of identification documents - the fact that we are not fully a person without papers, and that that these papers are not merely texts but also certain kinds of material objects - do for contemporary theoretical debates about subjects and objects, persons and things, the blurring of the social and the material?

For details, please visit

Deadline: September 21, 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

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:

  • Mademoiselle Chambon (French with English subtitles).
  • The Girl Who Played with Fire (Swedish with English subtitles). Second installment in the Swedish "Millennium" trilogy based on Stieg Larsson's novels.

Coming soon (

  • Breathless (French with English subtitles).

For movies and show times, please visit the Galaxy Cinema website:

World ViewGlobal Updates from World View

The latest issue of Global Updates highlights tips for making 2010-11 a Global School Year: Globalizing North Carolina schools starts with each of us staying informed about the world in which we live. This Global Updates showcases ways to globalize your classroom, your school, and how to explore your global community.

To see previous Global Updates from World View, please visit the archive at



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

Deadline: August 30, 2010

Central Europe Internship: Cold War History Research Center

Cold War History Research CenterThe Cold War History Research Center ( in Budapest, Hungary seeks individuals interested in doing humanities or social science research, and welcomes applications from anyone with a background in any of these areas, either theoretical or applied. Possible tasks include information gathering, proofreading, translating, web-editing, and navigation of archival and internet databases. Interns are welcome at any time of the year, though most come during the summer months. Interns who work at the Center come from many parts of the world, and past interns have truly enjoyed working in this international environment.

The internship is unpaid. Interns are responsible for finding local housing, though the Center is willing to assist in this search. The internships, however, are eligible for scholarship funding from the European Union. Please contact your university's ERASMUS coordinator or career service. Previous interns from outside of Europe have been successful in receiving funding assistance from their universities.

For more information, please visit


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.

HWK Fellowships in European Studies

HWK Institute for Advanced StudyThe Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK), Institute for Advanced Study, is a publically financed non-profit foundation. The Institute is dedicated to foster excellent research in the German North-Western region, especially the Universities of Bremen and Oldenburg. The HWK accomplishes its mission by appointing advanced researchers from universities and research institutes from all over the world as Research Fellows.

The HWK announces the launch of a focus program in the area of European studies in 2010. The HWK-Europe-Fellowships are dedicated to foster the studies of European history, politics, culture and societies and to broaden the knowledge about Europe in the world.

The Fellowships are intended for scholars of social sciences and neighboring disciplines (such as economics, legal studies, history, ethnology, philosophy, anthropology, psychology, etc.) who want to pursue a project on Europe and whose research will benefit from the possibility to study Europe from within.

For detailed information, please visit

Deadline: August 31, 2010

Call for Panels: ECPR General Conference - Europe of Knowledge

ECPR: European Consortium for Political ResearchAugust 25-27, 2011 | Reykjavik, Iceland
The European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) General Conference invites applications for panels relating to the section Europe of Knowledge: Education, Higher Education and Research Policy. This section invites panels that contribute to improving our understanding of how the diverse policy sectors - education, higher education and research - are being institutionalized at the European-level.

For detailed information about the section, visit

To propose a panel, please visit

Deadline: September 1, 2010

Certificate and Master in EU Studies Online

European Online AcademyWith the European Online Academy, the Centre international de formation européenne in cooperation with the Jean Monnet Chair of the University of Cologne organises the Certificate (one-year) and Master in EU Studies Online (two-year).

Through a combination of e-learning and concentrated face-to-face-learning phases (at weekends mainly in Berlin, Rome, Brussels, Istanbul and Budapest) the European Online Academy allows the participants to deepen and to supplement their knowledge of the European integration process. The programmes are an outstanding opportunity for young professionals or post-graduates to continue their studies while pursuing their career at the same time.

A limited number of scholarships are awarded to particularly qualified candidates to cover part of the fee. For further information and application please consult our website or contact Aline Palige (

Deadline: September 5, 2010

EUSA Biennial Conference: Call for Papers and Panel Proposals

EUSA: European Union Studies AssociationMarch 3-5, 2011 | Boston, Massachusetts
The European Union Studies Association invites scholars and practitioners engaged in the study of Europe and the European Union to submit panel and paper proposals for its 2011 Twelfth Biennial International Conference. This conference also marks the 22th anniversary of EUSA. The Program Committee plans to promote the broadest possible exchange of theoretical approaches, disciplinary perspectives and research agendas.

For more information, please visit and view the call for papers (PDF):

Deadline: September 30, 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:

Please send your paper proposal with a one-page abstract to 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

Deadline: September 10, 2010

Esse Quam Vedri: Muslim Self Portraits at the GEC

Muslim Self Portraits by Todd DrakeThrough Sept. 9 | Closing Reception Sept. 9, 7pm | UNC FedEx Global Education Center
In response to the stereotyping of Muslims and in recognition that it is human nature to fear what we do not know, community based artist and CGI Artist-in-Residence Todd Drake has worked with Muslims in North Carolina to create self-portraits that share real, rather than seeming, reflections of self to a wider audience. Please join the Center for Global Initiatives at the closing reception Sept. 9. For more information about the project, please visit

Call for Applications: Carolina for Kibera Communications Fellow

Carolina for KiberaCarolina for Kibera, a non-profit affiliated entity of UNC, welcomes applications for a Communications Fellow. The CFK Communications Fellow will be the primary contact for generating content for CFK's blog, website, and social media networks. The 6-12 month fellowship is based in Kenya with a stipend to cover living expenses. The ideal candidate is a recent grad looking for work experience that has a passion for telling stories and an interest in international NGOs. The start date is flexible, ideally September or October. This is a unique opportunity to work with an established NGO to build the CFK brand, boost engagement and contribute to true community-driven social change. For more information, please see the fellowship description (PDF):



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