of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
September 8, 2010
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CES Fall Speakers Series
Public Lecture by Václav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic, via Videoconference
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 | 12:00pm | Peabody 008 | UNC-Chapel Hill
Václav Klaus has been a major figure in Czech and European politics since the end of the Cold War. He was trained as an economist and served as Professor of Finance at the University of Economics in Prague; Minister of Finance and Vice Chairman of the government for the Czechoslovak Federal Republic; Prime Minister of the Czech Republic; Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies in the Czech parliament; and is serving his second term as President of the Czech Republic. He has published over 20 books on social, political and economic themes.
The TransAtlantic Masters (TAM) Program Welcomes the Classes of 2010-2012 to Carolina!
The Center for European Studies is pleased to welcome the 2010-2012 TransAtlantic Masters Class to UNC-CH. There are twenty-one in-coming students this year. Students in both TAM I and TAM II cohorts come from a variety of states, including Arkansas, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Washington, Michigan, Texas, Tennessee and North Carolina. Those who have traveled across the Atlantic to get here this year come from Germany. We also have one Canadian student in the group. A few other nationalities such as Irish and Swiss are represented by dual nationals. This year’s in-coming TAM students received undergraduate degrees from the following institutions: Indiana University-Bloomington, Macalester College, Boston College, the University of Texas-Austin, the University of Central Arkansas, Michigan State University, the University of Washington-Seattle, Hollins University, Tulane University, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, UNC-CH, UNC-A, UNC-Charlotte, the University of Hanover in Germany, the Business and Information Technology School in Iserlohn, Germany, the University of Passau, Germany, and Universität Regensburg, Germany.
The new TAM students have studied and/or worked abroad in Moldova, Pakistan, Ghana, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Thailand, Denmark, Chile, Peru, France, Argentina, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Mexico, Italy, the UK, Australia, the Dominican Republic, and in other locations. Many of the in-coming students already have substantial work and volunteer experience involving the law, international NGOs, and educational outreach.
North Carolina German Studies Seminar: Romanticism - The Unexamined Life Force of Homeopathy
September 23, 2010 | 5:00 - 7:00pm | Incubator Room, Institute for the Arts & Humanities,
Hyde Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
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 (email@example.com) in a timely fashion. Refreshments and drinks will be served after all seminars.
For more information, please visit www.unc.edu/ncgs/seminars.html. Cosponsored by the Center for European Studies.
New Business Briefs
We are pleased to announce that we have six new business briefs on our Center's website. Business briefings provide concise information about the European Union for businesses and individuals in North Carolina and beyond. The new business briefs examine Europe after the Lisbon Treaty and the European Financial Crisis. Topics include:
Aftermath Art Exhibition: Exploring the Aftermath of War
September 15 - November 11, 2010 | FedEx Global Education Center | UNC-Chapel Hill
AFTERMATH is an exhibition by artist and Professor elin o'Hara slavick that explores the aftermath of war. The display on three floors of the FedEx Global Education Center includes a selection of works from "Hiroshima: After Aftermath" and "Protesting Cartography: Places the U.S. Has Bombed." Both projects examine aerial bombardment through the use of maps, rubbings, photographs (black and white, color and cyanotypes), drawings and paintings.
Slavick has exhibited her work across the U.S. and Europe and in Cuba, Hong Kong, Scotland, England and Canada. She has been a Professor of studio art, theory and practice at UNC-Chapel Hill since 1994.
This exhibition is sponsored by the Carolina Asia Center with support from the Center for European Studies, Center for Slavic, Eurasian and Eastern European Studies, Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, Institute for the Study of the Americas, African Studies Center, Center for Global Initiatives and Parr Center for Ethics.
Right: Lebanon, 1983 - 1984 and 2006, For Rania Masri 30"x22"
Cleopatra and the East: Documentation and Fantasy in French Orientalist Art
October 6 - November 7, 2010 | Ackland Art Museum | UNC-Chapel Hill
For details, please view the exhibition description (PDF).
Kremerata Baltica with Gidon Kremer, Violin/Leader
Monday, November 8, 2010 | Memorial Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
For more information, please visit the Carolina Performing Arts website.
Fulbright Schuman Program
The 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:
Application deadline for those with no doctoral degree or limited professional experience: LATE OCTOBER. www.iie.org
For more information, please visit http://www.fulbright.be/Schuman/US_Citizens.htm
German Chancellor Fellowship: International Fellowship for Prospective Leaders
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation annually awards ten German Chancellor Fellowships to young professionals in the private, public, not-for-profit, cultural and academic sectors who are citizens of the United States. The program sponsors individuals who demonstrate the potential to strengthen ties between Germany and their own country through their profession or studies.
The German Chancellor Fellowship provides for a stay of one year in Germany for professional development, study, or research. Applicants design individual projects and decide at which institutions or organizations to pursue them.
A bachelor's degree is required and candidates must have received their degree after September 1, 1998. Successful candidates have come from such fields as government, social and policy sciences, law, journalism, communications, management, finance, economics, architecture, public service, the humanities, the arts, and environmental affairs. Candidates from the life sciences and engineering will be considered if their topics have a compelling social or humanistic dimension.
Deadline for 2011-12 awards: October 15, 2010
Council for European Studies 18th International Conference
June 21-23, 2011 | Barcelona, Spain
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.
For more information, please visit www.ces.columbia.edu/conf/conf.html
Deadline: Submit all proposals on the conference website between September 1, 2010 and October 10, 2010
Teaching Resources Highlight: Using EUROPA to Teach the European Union
Teaching the European Union is an exciting but sometimes overwhelming challenge. Because the EU is a relatively new part of European life, resources for teaching are scarce and may be difficult to find. Few social studies textbooks give much room to the history of European cooperation after World War II, the steps that resulted in the formation of the EU as it exists now.
Fortunately, EUROPA, the official portal site of the EU, provides background and up-to-date information about the EU online. The site offers information about the history, structure, and function of the EU especially (but not exclusively) for citizens of EU countries.
EUROPA is a rich source of information, data, maps, and audiovisual resources on the European Union and its history. How can teachers and students use its resources for exploring the formation, structure, and goals of the EU?
The Using EUROPA to teach the European Union article (www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/6581) on LEARN NC offers strategies and ideas for including EUROPA in your teaching. 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
"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:
Learn how to obtain these free materials at http://aatg.org/teaching-resources/486-switzerland-materials-available.
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.
Coming soon (www.mygalaxycinema.com/comingsoon.php):
For movies and show
times, please visit the Galaxy Cinema website: http://www.mygalaxycinema.com/nowplaying.php.
European Union Specialist: Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology
The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor whose major research interest is European integration and/or the EU’s external relations. The ideal candidate would also be able to teach courses in International Political Economy and contribute to the mission of the European Union Center of Excellence at Georgia Tech.
Applicants should show promise or evidence of outstanding scholarly achievement. The Sam Nunn School is multidisciplinary and has growing undergraduate, graduate, and overseas programs, including joint undergraduate degrees with Modern Languages and Economics. The School’s programs focus on understanding the global context of advances in science and technology. The Sam Nunn School has 21 faculty members; more than 400 undergraduate majors and 75 Master’s degree students; and a newly launched selective Ph.D. program in International Affairs, Science, and Technology. Georgia Tech enrolls over 20,000 students and is consistently ranked as one of the top seven public universities in the country. Georgia Tech is located in midtown Atlanta.
For more information, please visit http://www.euce.gatech.edu/node/165
Deadline: October 15, 2010
Traineeships at the EU Committee of the Regions
Each year, the Committee of the Regions (CoR) provides a limited number
of internships for young citizens, from Europe and elsewhere, offering
them the opportunity to acquire work experience in a European institution.
For both internships, an applicant must be a national of one of the Member States or a State that is a candidate for accession. For more information, please click here.
EUSA Biennial Conference: Call for Papers and Panel Proposals
March 3-5, 2011 | Boston, Massachusetts
For more information, please visit http://eustudies.org/conference.php?cid=6 and view the call for papers (PDF): http://eustudies.org/files/2010_Call_for_Papers.pdf
Deadline: September 30, 2010
Call for Papers: Assessing the External Impact of the Lisbon Treaty within the Asia-Pacific Region
February 17-19, 2011 | Bangkok and Rayong, Thailand
The conference will be held at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok and Purimas Beach Hotel, Rayong. All accepted presenters will have three nights of conference accommodation covered for them. For more information, please visit http://www.eusaap.org.nz/events.shtml
Abstract submission deadline: October 8, 2010
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: October 15, 2010
Hannes Androsch Prize 2011: A Global Challenge to our Social Future
The 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
Esse Quam Videri: Muslim Self Portraits at the GEC
Closing Reception Sept. 9 | 7:00pm | UNC
FedEx Global Education Center
Esse Quam Videri - "To Be Rather Than To Seem" - is the North Carolina state motto. For more information about the project, please visit http://www.muslimselfportrait.info/.
Carolina Navigators Training for UNC Students
Saturday, September 11 | 1:00 PM | FedEx Global Education Center, Room 3024
To participate in the program, new presenters must attend a training session. The training will cover program logistics as well as tips for preparing engaging and age-appropriate cultural presentations, classroom management techniques, tips from past presenters, and humorous videos of classroom situations for case study.
For more information, please visit http://cgi.unc.edu/programs/k-12-program/index.html
25th International Festival of Raleigh
October 1-3, 2010 | Raleigh Convention Center
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