Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
December 15, 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. Seminars, Workshops and Programs
6. K-12 Schools & Community Colleges
7. Position Announcement
8. Internships
9. EUSA Corner
10. Other International Studies News

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CES News

Happy Holidays from CES

 

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...

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.

New Policy Briefs

We are pleased to announce that we have added several new business briefs to our Center's website this past semester. 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, the European Financial Crisis, and International Issues. Topics include:


European News, Lectures and Events

North Carolina German Studies Seminar: German Colonialism in Africa

Map of Germany in Flag FormFriday, January 28, 2011 | 4:00 - 6:00pm | Duke University | East Campus | Carr Building, Room 229

As part of the North Carolina German Studies Seminar & Workshop Series, Michelle Moyd (Indiana University, Dept. of History) will present a seminar on African Soldiers in the Colonial Army of German East Africa.

In conjunction with the Research Triangle Seminar Series on the History of the Military, War and Society, and co-sponsored by the Triangle Institute for Security Studies.

For more information, please visit www.unc.edu/ncgs/seminars.html.


Grants, Fellowships and Awards

Humanity in Action Fellowship for Undergraduates and Recent Graduates

Humanity in ActionJune 2 - July 3, 2011 | Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, and Warsaw
Intensive and demanding, the HIA Fellowship programs bring together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today. The objective of the HIA fellowship is to facilitate a collective exploration of the social and political roots of discrimination, as well as to provide a forum where potential solutions can be considered and discussed. The programs are also intended to instill a responsibility among HIA Fellows to recognize and address the need to protect minorities and promote human rights—in their own communities and around the world.

For more information, please visit http://humanityinaction.org/apply/usa

Deadline: January 10, 2011

Sakip Sabanci International Research Awards

Flag of TurkeyThis award has been endowed in honor of the late Sakip Sabanci, Honorary Chairman of Sabanci University's Board of Trustees, and covers fields such as Turkish and Islamic Art and the History, Economy and Sociology of Turkey.

This year's competition called for works in the field of "New Directions for Turkish Foreign Policy in a Changing World Order: Challenges and Opportunities". The competition is open to all scholars in the social sciences and humanities working on contemporary Turkey.

The Sakip Sabanci International Research Award entails a first prize of $20,000, a second prize of $10,000, and a third prize of $5,000. Essays that are submitted for Sakip Sabanci International Research Award are reviewed each year by a different independent and international jury.

For detailed information, please visit: http://award.sabanciuniv.edu/

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2011

 

Call for Proposals

The EU and Transatlantic Relations: Security and Political Economy Issues

Dalhousie UniversityApril 10-12, 2011 | European Union Center of Excellence (EUCE) | Dalhousie University | Halifax, NS, Canada
The EU Centre of Excellence at Dalhousie University hereby invites paper proposals for its fifth Annual Conference. The topic this time is the EU and Transatlantic Relations. The conference will take stock of Transatlantic Relations in 2011 in a broad sense, including the Atlantic area's position in the global political as well as economic system.

Abstracts of paper proposals (max 500 words) and a short CV should be mailed to euce@dal.ca with a copy to finn.laursen@dal.ca. Ideally we will accept about 25 papers for the conference.

For more information, please visit http://euce.dal.ca/CONFERENCES/The_EU_and_Transatla.php

Deadline: January 20, 2011


Seminars, Workshops and Programs

Youth Leadership Program with Central Europe

Flag of Hungary July 2011 | Serbia and Hungary
The International Affairs Council of NC (IAC) is partnering with Meridian International and the U.S. Department of State to offer the Youth Leadership Program with Central Europe in July 2011. We are looking for Raleigh youth, 16 -18, and adult leaders, 25 - 40, to participate. The program includes travel to Serbia and Hungary in July with 16 youth and adults from the USA. If you are a young person or an adult with demonstrated leadership skills and an interest in international affairs and community service, the ability to relate to people of other cultures and backgrounds, and an expressed interest and commitment in developing and sustaining your own community project, contact IAC for more information and an application. Write to tculpepper(at)iacnc(dot)org.


K-12 Schools & Community Colleges

Euro Challenge Competition: Orientation Session Update

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 the Southeast: January Orientation Session and Free Trip to Brussels!

UNC will host an orientation session for teachers from schools participating in the Euro Challenge on January 18, 2011. Please email Gali Beeri if you are interested in attending the orientation session. 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 by December 31, 2010. For more information about the competition in the NC/VA/Southeast region, contact Gali Beeri at gali@unc.edu or 919.843.9852.

For details for NC/VA/Southeast 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.

International Educational Seminars in Greece or Italy for In-Service Teachers, Summer 2011

Olympia, GreeceGreece
The Greece Summer Classics Program is a short-term, professional development opportunity for U.S. high school teachers of Greek, Latin, or the Classics and is fully funded by the Bureau of Educational Affairs (ECA), U.S. Department of State. The program is designed as an intensive introduction to Greece from antiquity through the modern period.

For more information, please visit www.americancouncils.org/program/42/GCP/

Italy
The Italy Summer Classics Program is a short-term, professional development opportunity for U.S. high school teachers of Greek, Latin, or the Classics and is fully funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), U.S. Department of State.

The program is designed to provide its participants with an understanding of the development of the ancient city of Rome and its immediate environs from the earliest settlements to the age of Constantine through a careful study of material remains and literary sources.

For more information, please visit www.americancouncils.org/program/43/ICP/

Application Deadline for Both Seminars: January 11, 2011

Youth Leadership Program with Central Europe

Flag of Hungary July 2011 | Serbia and Hungary
The International Affairs Council of NC (IAC) is partnering with Meridian International and the U.S. Department of State to offer the Youth Leadership Program with Central Europe in July 2011. We are looking for Raleigh youth, 16 -18, and adult leaders, 25 - 40, to participate. The program includes travel to Serbia and Hungary in July with 16 youth and adults from the USA. If you are a young person or an adult with demonstrated leadership skills and an interest in international affairs and community service, the ability to relate to people of other cultures and backgrounds, and an expressed interest and commitment in developing and sustaining your own community project, contact IAC for more information and an application. Write to tculpepper(at)iacnc(dot)org.

Save the Date: World View March Seminars

Girl holding a globeWorld View seminars are focused and substantive with the goal of helping educators learn more about particular regions of the world and, in the case of the Latin America and North Carolina seminar, about immigrant cultures and issues. We ask that, when possible, a team of at least four faculty and administrators from one school, school district, or community college attend a seminar together.

Latin America and North Carolina
March 22-23, 2011 (11/2 days)
co-sponsored by the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean studies at UNC and Duke

Understanding Russia and Its Neighbors

March 23-24, 2011 (11/2 days)
co-sponsored by the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies

Located at the Friday Center for Continuing Education, UNC at Chapel Hill.
Cost of registration is $175 per person per seminar, or $325 for both seminars. A team of 4 is $600 (save $100 per seminar). A team is comprised of 4 or more individuals from a school, college, or district. Only $150 for each additional team member per seminar.

For more information please visit http://www.unc.edu/world/seminars.shtml. Register online at www.unc.edu/world/regform.shtml

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:

  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest (Swedish with English subtitles).

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

  • Breathless (French with English subtitles).

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 Global Updates discusses human rights: www.unc.edu/world/Global_Updates_2010/Nov_Dec/Dec_10.htm. Examining Human Rights issues can help bring a global perspective to the classroom and can be used as a platform for discussing global issues critically.  People are making a difference every day.  Read profiles of human rights defenders working across the globe and encourage your students to discuss challenges they face in their own communities and what they think they could do to help.  Visit the websites listed in this month's issue of Global Updates and read headlines from newspapers from across the globe to stay on top of current issues.

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

 

Position Announcement

Swiss Flags

Professorship in Political Science: University of Bern

The Institute of Political Science at the University of Bern (Switzerland) invites applications for a professorship in political science (open rank: full professor, associate professor, assistant professor with tenure track). The area of specialization is political sociology. The holder of the position should have an outstanding record of achievement at the international level and teaching experience. A PhD in social sciences is essential.

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

Deadline: January 25, 2011

 

Internships

Graduate Internships at the Ackland Art Museum

Ackland Art MuseumThe Ackland Art Museum (www.ackland.org/index.php) is pleased to offer two paid graduate internships for the academic year 2011-12 for graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill. The Ackland Graduate Internship is open to all graduate students, while the Internship in American Art targets students focusing on the art, history, and culture of the United States.  Both internships are for 20 hours a week for the duration of the academic year, and both offer stipends of $14,700 (to be adjusted, if needed, to correspond to the Graduate School’s 2011-12 funding level).

For more information, please see the following flyers:

  • Ackland Graduate Internship: PDF
  • Internship in American Art: PDF

Application Deadline: January 28, 2011

 


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 - Between Rapprochement and Alienation: Europe and Obama's United States

Europe in FormationTwo years ago, the election of Barack Obama was enthusiastically welcomed by Europeans as the dawn of a new epoch in transatlantic relations. The new president, according to a widely shared perception, would rigorously revise U.S. unilateralism and opt for a renewal of the strained alliance. Also, Europeans thought that under a reform-minded president the country would adopt a social model similar to their own one.

Shortly after taking office, Obama irritated the Old World when he labeled himself the “first Pacific president of the United States”, missed commemorations of strong symbolical significance, and made European feel that his geopolitical priorities were in other parts of the world. After almost two years of the Obama administration, it seems pertinent to ask in which way the new president has meant a change for transatlantic relations. 

"L'Europe en Formation" welcomes proposals for articles to appear in the Spring 2011 issue of the journal and in its online version. Proposals shouldn't be longer than 500 words and can be written either in English or French. They should be accompanied by a CV of the author. Please send propositions by email to recherche.iehei@wanadoo.fr.

Deadline: December 20, 2010

Call for Papers: 5th Biennial Hellenic Observatory PhD Symposium

Hellenic Observatory at the European InstituteJune 2-3, 2011 | London School of Economics
The Hellenic Observatory is calling for papers for its 5th Biennial PhD Symposium on Contemporary Greece and Cyprus. The Biennial Hellenic Observatory PhD Symposium is a meeting of young scholars working on issues related to Greece and Cyprus that serves as a forum for the discussion and reflection upon the changes that have taken place in contemporary Greece and its neighbourhood.

One of its main objectives is to build upon the success of the previous LSE PhD Symposia. Further objectives of the Symposium are to overcome academic isolation, establish new collaborative links between disciplines, test the ground for innovative ideas, and help engage the wider academic community.

Proposals can only be submitted online via the LSE Eshop process. For the online paper proposal form please click here. A limited amount of travel grants will be available to applicants travelling from anywhere outside London and the UK. Further information about the travel grants, the deadline for submission, and the Symposium can be found at the Symposium website.

Deadline: January 31, 2011


Other International Studies News

CoffeeInternational Coffee Hour

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 | 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.

January's host is the Center for Global Initiatives.


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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