Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
December 1, 2010


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

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CES News

CES Award Competition

The Center for European Studies and the European Union Center of Excellence are pleased to announce several competitions for funding for UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students.

The deadline for the proposals listed below is Friday, January 28, 2011. Read on...

CES Fall Speakers Series

David Brady

Friday, December 3, 2010
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
FedEx Global Education Center: Room 4003

David Brady, professor of Sociology at Duke University and Director of the Duke Center for European Studies, will present a public lecture entitled Does Immigration Undermine Public Support for the Welfare State? Light refreshments provided.

Breaking Barriers - Making History: UNC Women in the Humanities and Social Sciences since the 1960s - A Roundtable Conversation

Female SymbolMonday, January 24, 2011 | 5:00 - 7:00pm | UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Hyde Hall, Incubator Room
While women as a whole have made gains in academia in recent decades, women faculty still face inequality in their attempts to attain promotion and tenure and reach full professorship. Academic women face increasing challenges presented by a changing academic landscape regarding tenure and promotion and the demands of balancing work and family life. This roundtable with UNC women from different generations will discuss the experiences of women in the academy in general and at UNC in particular and explore how women’s place in the academy has changed over the last fifty years.

Reception to follow. For more information, please visit http://www.unc.edu/gpc/.

Part of the UNC Chapel Hill Seminar and Workshop Series Gender, Politics and Culture in Europe and Beyond. Cosponsored by the UNC Center for European Studies, Carolina Women's Center, UNC History Dept, UNC Dept of Women's Studies, UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities, UNC Association for Women Faculty and Professionals, and the Working Group in Feminism and History.


European News, Lectures and Events

Fixing the Flaws in the Eurozone
Euro and map of Europe

Stanley Black (Georges Lurcy Professor of Economics, emeritus, UNC Chapel Hill) has written an article entitled Fixing the Flaws in the Eurozone. With news that Ireland has applied for a bailout worth tens of billions of euros, the dark predictions for the future of the Eurozone grow ever bleaker. This column argues that the problems in the Eurozone’s periphery expose a flaw in its design. It proposes that the ECB set different interest rates for different member countries to help make matters better before they get any worse.

Read the article here: http://www.voxeu.org/index.php?q=node/5838

Furst Forum Lectures

Lilian R. Furst

The Lilian R. Furst Forum in Comparative Literature is a lecture series organized in 2005 as a graduate student initiative, with financial support from the Department of English & Comparative Literature.

Thursday, December 2, 2010 | 4:00pm | Donovan Lounge, Greenlaw Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
Michael Rulon, (English and Comparative Literature)
"Healing the Wounds of War in Women's Writing of the Algerian Revolution."

Refreshments will be served. For more information please visit the Furst Forum website (http://englishcomplit.unc.edu/complit/furst)


Grants and Fellowships

Three Grants from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)

German FlagUniversity Summer Course Grant
This program provides scholarships to attend a broad range of three- to four-week summer courses at German universities which focus mainly on literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Extensive extracurricular programs complement and reinforce the core material.

Deadline for applications is December 15, 2010.

For more information, please visit www.daad.org/?p=summercourse

Intensive Language Course
Scholarships are awarded to students currently enrolled full-time in a graduate program in all fields of study except German Studies, German Language and Literature or German Translation and Interpretation. Applicants will be assessed on the basis of their academic record and statements of projected academic and professional future.
Deadline for applications is December 15, 2010.
For further information, please visit: www.daad.org/?p=languagecourses

Undergraduate Scholarship
Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.
Deadline for applications is January 31, 2011.
For further information, please visit: www.daad.org/?p=undergrad

German Marshall Fund Fellowships

German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF)The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is calling for applications for fellowships offered through its Comparative Domestic Policy Program (CDP), which funds research projects designed to shed new light on an urban or regional policy challenge. CDP fellowships are intended to provide opportunities for practitioners and policy-makers working on economic and social issues at the urban and regional policy levels to meet with their counterparts across the Atlantic and discuss policies and measures that have been implemented.  Fellows can then return from their time overseas equipped with the ideas and insights necessary to effect significant and lasting positive change in their own communities.

For more information, please visit: www.gmfus.org/cs/programs_and_progects/fellowship_programs/cdp_fellowships

Deadline: January 15, 2011

Council for European Studies Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowships

Council for European Studies at Columbia UniversityThe Council for European Studies (CES) invites eligible graduate students to apply for its 2011 Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowships.  Designed for students in the early stages of the dissertation process, each fellowship includes a stipend of $4,000, travel support for attending the CES International Conference of Europeanists, and the opportunity to publish in Perspectives on Europe, a semi-annual publication of the Council for European Studies. For more information, visit http://www.ces.columbia.edu/awards/fellowship_info.html

Deadline: February 15, 2011

 

Calls for Proposals

Graduate Student Conference - Taking the European Union into the 21st Century: History, Challenges, and Debates

University of Pittsburgh European Union Center of ExcellenceSaturday, April 9, 2011 | University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, PA
The European Union faces challenges that affect its citizens, institutions, and policy-making capabilities. The Organizing Committee of the Sixth Annual Graduate Student Conference on the European Union welcomes papers addressing the theme “Taking the European Union into the 21st Century.” Submissions are welcome from all disciplines on a variety of topics including, but not limited to, EU politics, governance, economics, history, security studies, and institutions, as well as policies covering enlargement, immigration, development, trade, transatlantic relations, and foreign policy.

The University of Pittsburgh’s library system houses one of the largest and most complete archives of primary and secondary documents on the European Union, dating back to the beginnings of the European Coal and Steel Community. Conference presenters are given access to the archive for research while in Pittsburgh.

For more information, please visit http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce/events/gradconf/

Deadline for Abstract Submission: December 10, 2010

IREX Regional Policy Symposium: Gender in the 21st Century Eastern Europe and Eurasia

IREXApril 5-8, 2011 | Washington, DC
IREX (The International Research & Exchanges Board)—in collaboration with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Kennan Institute (WWC)—will be holding a research symposium that will examine gender and women’s issues in Eastern Europe and Eurasia from multi-disciplinary perspectives.

The Symposium will bring American junior and senior scholars and members of the policy community together to study and discuss timely topics, including education, migration, trafficking, women in politics, domestic violence, and economic opportunities, among others.

Junior scholars will be chosen based on a national competition to present their current research on the topic of the Symposium. Grants will be awarded to approximately ten junior scholars.

For more information, please visit www.irex.org/application/regional-policy-symposium-application

Application Deadline: December 10, 2010

Paper and Panel Proposals for Southern Conference on Slavic Studies

Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS)April 7-9, 2011 | Alexandria, VA | Westin Alexandria Hotel
The 49th annual meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS) is hosted by George Mason University’s Center for Eurasian Studies. The purpose of SCSS is to promote scholarship, education, and in all other ways to advance scholarly interest in Russian, Soviet, and East European studies in the Southern region of the United States and nationwide.

The conference website is http://www.sewanee.edu/scss/conf_info/2011. To email submissions, and for more information, please contact Sharon Kowalsky: sharon_kowalsky@tamu-commerce.edu

Deadline: January 14, 2011

UACES Conference 2011: Exchanging Ideas on Europe

UACESSeptember 5-7, 2011 | Robinson College | Cambridge, UK
The 41st annual UACES conference invites pre-organised panel proposals on any European studies related topic OR individual paper proposals on any European studies related topic.

We encourage contributions from all academic disciplines, including law, economics, geography, history, sociology, public policy and politics. We accept proposals from established academics, practitioners and well-prepared doctoral students.

The University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) provides an independent forum for informed debate and discussion of European affairs. It is directly involved in promoting research and teaching in European Studies as well as bringing together academics with practitioners active in European affairs.

For more information, please visit www.uaces.org/events/conferences/cambridge/

Deadline: January 21, 2011


K-12 Schools & Community Colleges

Euro Challenge Competition

Euro Challenge

Welcome to the Euro Challenge 2011 – an exciting educational opportunity for high school students (grades 9 & 10) to learn about the European Union (EU) – the largest trading partner of the US – and its single currency, the euro. The competition is also an excellent opportunity for NC teachers, as teachers enlisting a team in the Euro Challenge are eligible to be awarded a free trip to Brussels next summer. The program introduces students of global studies, world history, European studies and beyond to the field of economics, and offers a unique learning experience that moves them out of the classroom into the real world.

For the competition, students research problems and solutions to Europe's economic challenges. A team of three to five students presents its findings in a competition format. The best teams from each region travel to New York City to compete in the national finals at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Conditional on an annual grant, winning teams can win cash prizes and a trip to Washington generously offered by The Moody's Foundation.

The competition requires no previous knowledge of economics or Europe, and students and teachers can access an array of educational resources and training materials on the Euro Challenge website: http://www.euro-challenge.org/.

The North Carolina European Union Center of Excellence is proud to offer an online "textbook" intended as an introduction to economics for teachers and students in high school grades and up. Explore the Euro Economics website here: www.unc.edu/depts/europe/euroeconomics/

Brussels, BelgiumEuro Challenge in North Carolina: Orientation Session and Free Trip to Brussels!

UNC will host an orientation session for teachers from North Carolina schools participating in the Euro Challenge in January (details forthcoming). Teachers enlisting a team in the Euro Challenge are eligible for one of two spots to travel to Brussels in summer 2011, travel and accommodations paid, on a program organized by the European Commission.

How to Register?

Register for the Euro Challenge competition online at www.euro-challenge.org/registration.html. For more information about the competition in the North Carolina region, contact Gali Beeri at gali@unc.edu or 919.843.9852.

For details for NC schools, visit www.unc.edu/depts/europe/academicprograms/eurochallenge.html.

The Euro Challenge is a program of the Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America.

Teaching Resources Highlight: Lesson Plan Using Newspaper Front Pages from Around the World

World NewsThe Newseum website provides a lesson plan for grades 6-12 entitled Today's Front Pages (online as PDF). Using the Newseum’s online Today's Front Pages collection, students can compare and analyze coverage of and attitudes toward international news, national news, local news, weather, politics and culture. Students can compare and contrast styles of layout, graphics and photography, as well as news judgment employed by different newspapers.

“Today’s Front Pages,” updated daily at newseum.org, features the front pages of more than 500 newspapers from all 50 states and countries around the world. The Newseum web site also features archived front pages that chronicle events of historical and journalistic significance.

Free 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.

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


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.

Call for Papers: Conference on Supranational Governance and European Security

International SecurityJanuary 27-28, 2011 | University of Salford
We invite abstracts from both advanced research postgraduate students and established researchers for our multidisciplinary conference on Supranational Governance and European Security. The conference will aim to assess the role of European institutions in European security, as well as substantive security policies in Europe, in a multidisciplinary perspective. It is funded by the European Commission Jean Monnet Programme/Lifelong Learning Programme (EUSIM project), as well as the Manchester Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence.

For more information, please see www.essex.ac.uk/ecpr/onlineservices/exchange/showentry.aspx?showID=1671

Abstract Submission Deadline: December 17, 2010

Call for Papers: Implementing EU External Policies in Non-Member States

University of BathFriday, May 6, 2011 | University of Bath, United Kingdom
The EU provides considerable funding to shape policy developments in non-member states through its external programmes and projects. However, EU influence is more limited than in member and accession countries and considerable uncertainties exist during the implementation process. Therefore, it can be assumed that implementers have considerable leeway to shape, filter, distort or even frustrate EU initiatives from early implementation stages in Brussels all the way down to the local level in non-member states. This one-day workshop aims to explore theoretical and conceptual frameworks that help to explain implementation dynamics and policy output of EU external policies in non-member states. To what extent can the literature on implementation and compliance travel beyond EU borders and account for these dynamics?

Abstracts should not be longer than 500 words and should be submitted by email to Daniel Wunderlich (d.c.wunderlich@bath.ac.uk). The workshop will also be open to non-paper givers and limited support for students’ travel and accommodation is available. The event is supported by the University Association of Contemporary European Studies.

For further information and an extended call for papers: www.bath.ac.uk/esml/news/news_0028.html.

Abstract Submission Deadline: December 20, 2010

2011 EUSA Prize Competitions

EUSAHaas Fund Fellowship Competition
The 2009-2011 EUSA Executive Committee is pleased to announce the 2011 EUSA Haas Fund Fellowship Competition, an annual fellowship for graduate student EU-related dissertation research. Thanks entirely to contributions to our Ernst Haas Memorial Fund for EU Studies, launched in June 2003 to honor the memory of the late scholar Ernst B. Haas (1924-2003) we will offer at least one unrestricted fellowship of $1,500 to support the dissertation research of any graduate student pursuing an EU-related dissertation topic in the academic year 2010-2011.The firm deadline for applications to be received in the EUSA office is January 7, 2011.

EUSA Prize for Best Conference Paper
The EUSA Prize for Best Conference Paper will be awarded in 2011 to an outstanding paper presented at the 2009 Biennial Conference in Los Angeles. The deadline is January 7, 2011.

EUSA Prize for Best Dissertation
The EUSA Prize for Best Dissertation in EU studies will be awarded in 2011 to a dissertation written in English on any aspect of European integration between September 1, 2008 and August 31, 2010. The deadline is January 7, 2011.

EUSA Book Prize
The 2003-05 Executive Committee of the European Union Studies Association established the EUSA Book Prize, to be awarded at each biennial EUSA conference, for a book in English on any aspect of EU studies and published in the two years prior to the EUSA Conference. The deadline for receipt of the books by the committee members is January 7, 2011.

For more information on all the 2011 prize competitions, please view the competition announcement (DOC): http://eustudies.org/files/2011%20prizes.doc 


Other International Studies News

International Potluck and Photo Party

International Potluck and Photo PartyWednesday, December 8, 2010 | 5:00 - 7:00pm | FedEx Global Education Center, Peacock Atrium
Before the quiet of winter break, come spread some cheer with tasty international dishes, fun global music and positively silly photo backdrops and props from around the world.  Bring a dish to share – sweet or savory, American or international!   Everyone will vote for the most delicious dish whose maker will win a fantastic prize!  Come see contest-winning photos from the Center for Global Initiatives and Study Abroad photography competitions and have fun getting your own photo taken in our zany international photo booth.  Gather your family and friends and join the fun!

CoffeeInternational Coffee Hour

Tuesday, December 7 | 5:00 - 6:00pm | FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
Join us for a monthly social hour for international and American students, scholars, faculty, staff and families.  Chat about resources, opportunities and challenges on campus. Each month is hosted by a different office with excellent resources to offer.

December's host is the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

Carolina Seminars: Russia and Its Empires, East and West: Soviet Citizenship

GlobeThursday, December 2, 2010 | 6:30pm | Room 4003, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC Chapel Hill

Eric Lohr, Professor of History at American University, will present a seminar entitled Soviet Citizenship. "Soviet Citizenship" is chapter 6 in a study of Russian subjecthood and citizenship, focusing on the period from 1860-1930. The study analyzes the "citizenship boundary" between members of the state and foreigners, how that boundary was conceived, crossed, blocked and evaded. Primary topics include immigration, emigration, naturalization and denaturalization policies and practices. Central themes of the study are the close interrelations between population policies, modernization strategies and citizenship policies.

For a copy of the paper please email Karla Nagy at knagy@unc.edu.

Sponsored by Carolina Seminars, the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies, and the Department of History.


CES Award Competition

For all competitions below please send the required documents from a UNC email account to europe@unc.edu. All CES grantees are asked to submit a brief (one page) report on the funded project at the end of the grant period. Proposals are evaluated by the Steering Committee of the Center in early March and decisions announced by mid-March.

Deadline for all awards listed below: January 28, 2011

Faculty Funding Opportunities

  • Faculty Research Travel Awards
    We will make approximately two awards in the amount of $2000 for faculty research travel in Europe related to projects on contemporary Europe or EU Studies. Proposals will be evaluated by a CES committee. Please send a cover letter including a short (one-page) summary of the paper/project, an estimated budget including other sources of funding, and a curriculum vita. Priority will be given to faculty applicants without endowed research accounts.
    ***Please note: all transatlantic travel awards are contingent upon the faculty member submitting the necessary information (dates and purpose of travel, flight numbers on American carrier) to CES a minimum of 45 days in advance of travel. CES must in turn file a Travel Approval Request (TARS) with the U.S. Department of Education and approval for use of travel funds must be received at least 30 days prior to departure. All boarding passes and receipts must be submitted at the end of the travel period.
  • Faculty and Graduate Student Joint Projects
    Two awards will be made to teams of graduate students and faculty working on joint projects on European topics leading to publication. Awards will be in the amount of $2500. Proposals should include a five-page (max) synopsis of the research project.

Graduate Student Funding Opportunities

CES has several sources of funding for graduate students in contemporary European Studies:

  • European Union Center of Excellence Summer Research Fellowships
    Two awards will be made to UNC-CH graduate students to conduct pre-dissertation research on the EU or on a comparative European topic (i.e. involving more than one European country) in Europe during summer 2011. Awards will be in the amount of €4000. Proposals should include a five-page (max) synopsis of the research project with a timetable and a budget and should attach a letter of support from the dissertation advisor or another professor.
  • Graduate Student Research Travel
    Three awards will be made to graduate students to present papers in the US or in Europe on some aspect of the EU or on a comparative European topic (i.e. involving more than one European country). Awards for travel in the US will be $750 and for travel to Europe $1500. Applicants should send a brief (one-page) cover letter summarizing the project and other sources of funding and should attach a letter of support from the dissertation advisor or another professor.
    ***Please note: all transatlantic travel awards are contingent upon the graduate student submitting the necessary information (dates and purpose of travel, flight numbers on American carrier) to CES a minimum of 45 days in advance of travel. CES must in turn file a Travel Approval Request (TARS) with the U.S. Department of Education and approval for use of travel funds must be received at least 30 days prior to departure. All boarding passes and receipts must be submitted at the end of the travel period.
  • Faculty and Graduate Student Joint Projects
    Two awards will be made to teams of graduate students and faculty working on joint projects on European topics leading to publication. Awards will be in the amount of $2500. Proposals should include a five-page (max) synopsis of the research project.
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) grants
    FLAS fellowships fund the study of Less Commonly Taught Languages and area studies coursework. This program provides academic year and summer fellowships to assist graduate students and advanced undergraduates in foreign language and area studies. Find out more about FLAS grants here.

Undergraduate Student Funding Opportunities

  • Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) grants
    FLAS fellowships fund the study of Less Commonly Taught Languages and area studies coursework. This program provides academic year and summer fellowships to assist graduate students and advanced undergraduates in foreign language and area studies. Find out more about FLAS grants here.
  • European Union Center of Excellence Competition for Undergraduate Travel
    Two awards will be made to UNC undergraduate students for participation in a summer program organized by the European Commission. Students from EU Centers of Excellence across the US will join a four day study tour of EU institutions in Brussels. Each award will include funds for travel, accommodation, and per diems. Priority will be given to students having declared a major in Contemporary European Studies (EURO). Interested students should visit www.unc.edu/depts/europe/research_funding/fundingundergrad.htm in January for more information and application materials.

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