Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
February 2, 2011


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

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CES News

Deadline Extended for CES Undergraduate Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) to February 18!

CES Funding OpportunitiesFLAS fellowships fund the study of Less Commonly Taught Languages and area studies coursework. This program provides academic year and summer fellowships to assist advanced undergraduates in foreign language and area studies. The goals of the fellowship program include: (1) to assist in the development of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area/international studies; (2) to stimulate the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency; and (3) to develop a pool of international experts to meet national needs.

The Center for European Studies administers undergraduate FLAS grants for the following languages: Dutch, Modern Greek, Italian, Portuguese (Iberian), and Turkish.

Eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Full-time enrolled undergraduates who are at the intermediate or advanced levels are eligible to apply.
  • Only US citizens or permanent residents may apply.
  • Recipients must enroll in the formal study of a language at UNC-CH or at an institution that can be verified as offering performance-based instruction.

More information on the FLAS competition including answers to frequently asked questions can be found in the FLAS section of the UNC Area Studies Centers website.

To apply, please visit our online FLAS application.

Brussels, BelgiumUNC EUCE Competition for Undergraduate Travel to Brussels

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 (travel expected June 2011). 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 for more information and application materials.

Deadline: March 18, 2011

As French as Everyone Else? A Public Lecture on French Immigration

Vincent TiberjThursday, February 3, 2011 | 12:00 - 1:30pm | Room 2008/2010, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
Dr. Vincent Tiberj will present a public lecture based on his upcoming book, entitled As French as Everyone Else? A Survey of French Citizens of Maghrebin, African, and Turkish Origin. Light refreshments will be provided.

As French As Everyone Else? (co-authored with Sylvain Brouard) sheds new light on integration and citizenship in France to reveal the ways in which immigrants do-and do not-share the attitudes of the majority population. Challenging the usual crisis of integration, the book systematically compares the "new French" immigrants, as well as their children and grandchildren born in France, with a sample of the French general population and finds that despite existing differences, immigrants of Maghrebin, African, and Turkish origin share a wide scope of commonality with other French citizens

Vincent Tiberj is Associate Research Professor FNSP at Sciences Po since 2002, where he specialises in comparative electoral behaviour (France, United States and Europe), the political psychology of ordinary citizens, the sociology of inequalities, the politics of immigration and integration and survey research and methodology.

Interdisciplinary Series on Sustainability and Innovation in Global Contexts: Microfranchising in Emerging Markets

MicrofranchisingFebruary 3-4, 2011 | UNC-Chapel Hill
Societies across the globe are facing overpopulation, climate change, food crises, increases in energy costs, and a lack of health care. While these issues present extremely complex problems, the need for innovative and sustainable approaches presents an opportunity for entrepreneurship and new business creation.

The Microfranchising: Innovation in Practice and Research program is the first in a new series of annual Interdisciplinary Symposia on Sustainability & Innovation in Global Contexts. The symposia are designed to raise awareness in the UNC and larger community about significant sustainability issues the world faces and to present innovative approaches to solve those challenges.

The program is co-hosted by five of UNC's Title VI centers (Center for International Business Education and Research (UNC CIBER); African Studies Center; Center for European Studies; Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies; Institute for the Study of the Americas), the Institute for the Environment, and the Center for Sustainable Enterprise.

Thursday, February 3 | 5:30 - 6:45pm | Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC | Panel Discussion
Free and open to the public
International Job Creation: Can We (Micro) Franchise Our Way Out of Poverty?
Jason Fairborne, David Lehr, and Malini Tolat moderated by Lisa Jones Christensen
Public reception in the atrium to follow. RSVP to ciber@unc.edu

For more information, and to see the full schedule for the 2-day symposium, please visit www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/KI/ciber/microfranchising/schedule.cfm.

Please join us via live stream at http://global.unc.edu/live_stream/! If you try to connect before the broadcasts begins, you will receive an error message. Please refresh the page at the time the broadcast starts. The live stream requires Microsoft Silverlight, which most computers have. It works with PCs and MACs. If you do not have Silverlight installed, you will receive a prompt to install it when you try to access the webcast. You can also go to http://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/Get-Started/Install/Default.aspx to install it previous to the event.

North Carolina German Studies Seminar with Former Vice Chancellor of Austria: Is the European Union a Sustainable Solution?

Erhard BusekMonday, February 14, 2011 | 5:30 - 7:30pm | Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center | UNC-Chapel Hill
As part of the North Carolina German Studies Seminar & Workshop Series, Dr. Erhard Busek (former Vice Chancellor of Austria) will present a seminar entitled Is the European Union a Sustainable Solution?

Dr. Erhard Busek has a distinguished career in public service and international affairs. A former Vice Chancellor of Austria, Minister of Science and Research, Minister of Education, and Deputy Mayor of Vienna, he has been active in the Austrian People’s Party in positions ranging from legal advisor to General Secretary. He has held a number of important positions: Secretary-General of the Austrian Federation for Trade and Commerce, editor of a monthly newspaper Wiener Journal, Chairman of the Institute for the Danube and Central Europe, and President of the European Forum Alpbach. He was also a Special Representative of the Austrian Government for the Enlargement of the European Union in 2000 and 2001 and from the Special Coordinator for the Stability Pact for Southeast Europe. He is a Visiting Professor of the Practice of Public Policy Studies at Duke University, and Co-Chair of the Commission on Radio and Television Policy: Central and Eastern Europe.

Sponsored by the UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies and the UNC Center for European Studies. Introduction and moderation: Robert Jenkins (UNC-Chapel Hill)

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

North Carolina German Studies Seminar - "Between Times, Nations, and Races": Langston Hughes, Anna Nussbaum, and the German Translations of African American Culture

Map of Germany in Flag FormThursday, February 17, 2011 | 5:00 - 7:00pm | Hyde Hall | Institute for the Arts & Humanities | UNC-Chapel Hill
As part of the North Carolina German Studies Seminar & Workshop Series, Johannes Wipplinger (NC State University, Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures) will present a seminar entitled "Between Times, Nations, and Races": Langston Hughes, Anna Nussbaum, and the German Translations of African American Culture.

This talk considers the translation into German of works by African American poet Langston Hughes during the Weimar Republic. It examines the German engagement with Hughes as an example of the transnational flow of Harlem Renaissance thought to Germany and as a means of rethinking Weimar’s relationship to American and African American culture.

Refreshments and drinks will be served after the seminar. Please register with Jennifer Lynn in a timely fashion.

For more information, please visit www.unc.edu/ncgs/seminars.html. In conjunction with the Program in Humanities and Human Values.

Muralnomad: The Paradox of Wall Painting, Europe 1927-1957

MuralnomadMonday, February 21, 2011 | 5:30pm | UNC Chapel Hill, Howell Hall, Room 104
Professor Romy Golan will present a lecture entitled Muralnomad: The Paradox of Wall Painting, Europe 1927-1957. From the earliest cave paintings in France to graffiti artists expressing themselves in the urban sprawl, walls have presented themselves as zones of artmaking. When we think of paintings on walls, we typically think of murals. But painting on a wall doesn’t necessarily make a mural, and, according to Professor Romy Golan, murals aren’t always to be found on walls. Professor Golan’s recent book, Muralnomad: The Paradox of Wall Painting, Europe 1927-1957 (Yale University Press, 2009) looks at murals of the atypical variety – a mosaic designed to be assembled and disassembled; a canvas painted to resemble a large-scale photograph, or photomural; and a tapestry that masquerades as a portable woolen wall. 

Cosponsored by the UNC Center for European Studies and the Art Department.

Entrepreneurship Across Borders: Germany and Beyond

Martin SchneiderWednesday, February 23, 2011 | 5:30 - 7:00pm | Room 2008/2010, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
As part of the Global Business Speaker Series, Martin Schneider, Vice President and Chief Information Officer for VF Corporation, will present a talk entitled Entrepreneurship Across Borders: Germany and Beyond. At VF, Mr. Schneider is responsible for developing and executing strategies to integrate and align technology with VF's business plan objectives.

Prior to joining VF in 2006, Schneider served as Vice President of Global Technical & Manufacturing Systems for The Gillette Company in Boston, Massachusetts, where he was responsible for all order-to-cash manufacturing, supply chain and procurement systems on a global basis. During his tenure with Gillette, Schneider also served as the Director of Eastern Hemisphere Shared Service Center in Germany and as Chief Information Officer for Duracell.

A reception will follow the lecture. Sponsored by: CES, CIBER, Dept. of Germanic Languages and Literatures.

Please RSVP via email to europe@unc.edu.

The Future of European Social Democracy Conference

Duke University Center for European StudiesFriday, February 25, 2011 | Rhodes Conference Room 223 | Sanford Building | Duke University
The Future of European Social Democracy is an international symposium sponsored by the Center for European Studies at Duke University with support from the Center for European Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While it is free and open to the public to attend, advanced registration is required.

Social democracy drove the intellectual imagination and political economies of Europe for much of the twentieth century. In the 1990s, many European countries went through significant transitions whereby the ideas, programs and vision of social democracy appeared to be challenged. When and if "third-way" Social Democrats returned to political power, the nature of social democracy seemed to undergo revision. Nevertheless, many scholars have pushed back against these developments and reexamined the roots, ideas, and politics of social democracy. As a result, there continue to be sound intellectual reasons to investigate the contemporary history and future of European social democracy. We are pleased to have five esteemed speakers who will present their work on this topic. For information on other programming offered by the Center, please click here.  

For more information, please visit www.jhfc.duke.edu/ces/SocialDemConf.html and view the conference program (PDF).

Honor Killings: A Global Challenge to Women's Human Rights

Flavia Laviosa

March 3, 2011 | 5:15 - 7:00pm | Toy Lounge, Dey Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
Professor Flavia Laviosa of the Italian Studies Department at Wellesley College will present a lecture entitled Honor Killings: a Global Challenge to Women's Human Rights.  A profile of Professor Laviosa can be found here and information regarding her book can be found here.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages, the Center for European Studies, the Center for Global Initiatives, and the Women's Studies Department. For more information, visit http://roml.unc.edu/professor-flavia-laviosa-lecture/

William J. RischA Window to the West? Poland and Late Socialism in the Soviet Bloc

March 3, 2011 | 6:30pm | Room 4003, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
As part of the Slavic Carolina Seminar, William J. Risch (www.gcsu.edu/history/william_j_risch.htm), Associate Professor at Georgia College & State University, will present a public lecture entitled A Window to the West? Poland and Late Socialism in the Soviet Bloc.

Co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies, the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, the UNC History Department, and Carolina Seminars. Contact Gleb Tspiursky for more information.


European News, Lectures and Events

Black Watch: National Theatre of Scotland

Black WatchFebruary 9th - February 13th, 2011 | 7:30pm | Memorial Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
Hurtling from a poolroom in Scotland to an armored truck in Iraq, this blistering, complex, and urgent theater work is based on interviews with former soldiers who served in Iraq. Viewed through the eyes of those on the ground, Black Watch reveals what it means to be part of the legendary Scottish regiment, what it means to be part of the war on terror and what it means to make the journey home again.

Exploring the male psyche and the morality of war with tremendous energy, wit and compassion, Black Watch addresses one of the thorniest issues of our time. Please note: Black Watch contains strong language, loud explosions and strobe lighting.

For tickets and more information visit Carolina Performing Arts.

Mary Stevens Reckford Memorial Lecture in European Studies

Chantal MouffeThursday, February 10, 2011 | 7:30 - 9:00pm | Hanes Art Center Auditorium, UNC-Chapel Hill
Belgian political theorist Chantal Mouffe will deliver the 2011 lecture in this series, established by UNC Classics Professor Kenneth J. Reckford in 1990 to honor his wife. The lecture is entitled An Agonistic Approach to the Future of Europe.

Mouffe is a professor of political theory at the University of Westminster in England.  She is best known as co-author of Hegemony and Socialist Strategy with Ernesto Laclau.

The Institute for the Arts and Humanities hosts the annual lecture. For more information, contact Kirsten M. Beattie, kbeattie@email.unc.edu, 919.843.2654, or visit http://iah.unc.edu/calendar/reckford2011.

Hungarian Film Screenings

Flag of HungaryMondays | 6:00 pm | Room 402, Dey Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at UNC cordially invites you to a season of some of the greatest Hungarian films from the last six decades. The films accompany the course HUNGARIAN 280 Hungarian Cinema since World War II, but the screenings are open to all. Every film subtitled in English.

  • Monday, February 7: OH BLOODY LIFE.../TE RONGYOS ÉLET...! (1983)
    “A polished, political comedy-drama…entertaining, biting” (William Wolf, Film Comment, New York).  Based on the true story of Sári Déry, Péter Bacsó’s mordant satire on the compulsory ’relocation’ of Hungarian aristocratic families in the early 1950s features a multi-prize-winning performance by Dorottya Udvaros as Lucie.
  • Monday, February 14 - A Valentine's Day Special: LOVE/SZERELEM (1971)
    “This exceptionally fine film about death and renewal is made with a sort of serene melancholy, a rich understanding of the tone and textures of mortality. (Jay Cocks, Time Magazine). Underrated director Károly Makk conjures a superb piece of creative collaboration at all levels, from the inspired performances of Mari Törőcsik, Iván Darvas, and Lili Darvas (widow of playwright Ferenc Molnár) to Tibor Déry’s finely shaded script and János Tóth’s distinguished photography.


Grants, Fellowships and Awards

Pre-Dissertation Travel Awards for UNC Graduate Students

Center for Global InitiativesThe Center for Global Initiatives is pleased to invite applications for our Pre-Dissertation Travel Awards to support preliminary research in preparation for writing a dissertation proposal on a globally-focused topic.

The ideal time to hold one of these awards is after passing comprehensive exams and before defending the proposal. The Center for Global Initiatives will consider funding students at other stages as well, but it will not fund dissertation field research.

For more information and to apply, please visit http://bit.ly/pre-diss

Application Deadline: February 11, 2011 at 5pm

Visiting Professors and Research Fellowships at Pusan National University's EU Centre

PNU EU CenterThe PNU EU Centre (Pusan Nation University European Union Center) and GSIS (Graduate School International Studies), PNU (Pusan Nation University), welcome applications for an Assistant professor and Research Fellowships who will be actively engaged in teaching and research in the field of European Politics, Economics, Social Science and Area Studies, etc.

PNU EU Center is the regional hub institution for European Studies in Korea to enhance awareness and knowledge of the EU supported by EU commission and Pusan National University is one of the top five research-focused universities as PNU attracted four world-class research and teaching centers from the EU.

The closing date for Short Term (March to June 2011) & Long Term (March to December 2011) is 11th February 2011. The closing date for Short Term (September to December 2011& March to June 2012) & Long Term (September 2011 to June 2012) is 31st March 2011.

For details, please see the call for applications (PDF) and the application form (DOC). For more information about the Centre, please visit our website: www.eucenter.pusan.ac.kr

Visiting Fellowships at EU Centre in Singapore

EU Centre in SingaporeThe European Union (EU) Centre in Singapore is inviting applications for Visiting Fellowships tenable in the period May 2011-April 2012. 

Academics, scholars, policy researchers and experts pursuing research or having expertise in the following areas may apply:

  • Policy Challenges to the EU in the area of demographics, multiculturalism and integration, identity-building
  • The EU’s economic, and trade and monetary policies
  • The EU’s foreign policy, particularly its relations with Singapore, Southeast Asia and inter-regional ties with ASEAN.

Details of the Visiting Fellowships can be found at www.eucentre.sg/details.php?i=64#238.  You can also visit the EU Centre’s website www.eucentre.sg for more details.

Deadline: February 28, 2011

DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship Program

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

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

For more information, please visit www.aicgs.org/fellows/opps/daad.aspx

Application Deadline for Fall 2011 (July - December 2011): February 28, 2011


Seminars, Workshops and Programs

EU Studies Summer Program in Brussels for Undergraduates

Brussels Summer Program

July 11 - August 12, 2011 | Brussels, Belgium
The EU Studies Summer Program in Brussels offers US students the opportunity to study the emergence of a united Europe in its dynamic heart. Running from July 11 to August 12, the program will consist of two courses plus an EU simulation for a total of 12 quarter credits (or 8 semester credits). The Program is administered by the European Commission-sponsored EU Center of Excellence at the University of Washington (Seattle), and is hosted by the Universite' Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). This five-week program features lectures and seminars by leading experts on the EU from both sides of the Atlantic, as well as site visits to major EU institutions and organizations involved in European integration. In addition, the program is supplemented by cultural and social events in and around the city, as well as a field trip to Luxembourg. New for 2011, participating students will receive a three-day Benelux rail pass. Brussels' central location allows students to easily explore the area's rich history and culture at their own pace. The city is famous for its excellent dining, and the program will include two special group dinners. Field trip costs are covered by program fees. Discover the new Europe through the EU Studies Program in Brussels!

Co-administered by The European Union Center of Excellence of the University of Washington, and the Institute for European Studies of the Free University of Brussels.

For more information, please visit http://jsis.washington.edu/euc/brussels/

Deadline: March 11, 2011

Berlin International Economics Congress 2011

Berlin International Economics CongressMarch 9-12, 2011 | Berlin, Germany
In an increasingly globalized world, nations have realized the need to improve their image abroad in order to attract a part of the ever-expanding international market. In honor of these globally important topics, the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) will host “The Berlin International Economics Congress 2011: An International Conference on the Future of Nation Branding, Tourism and International Investment in a Globalized World”.

The program will consist of lectures, seminars, workshops, interactive sessions and panel discussions that will feature leading figures from international economics & politics, academia, marketing, advertising, and civil society. Participants and speakers of the program will have the opportunity to experience Berlin through a series of cultural and social activities.

For details, please visit www.culturaldiplomacy.org/academy/index.php?en_conferences_biec2011


K-12 Schools & Community Colleges

North Carolina Council for the Social StudiesCES at the North Carolina Council for the Social Studies Conference

Thursday-Friday, February 24-25, 2011 | Koury Convention Center | Greensboro, NC
Stop by the Center for European Studies booth at this month's NC Social Studies Conference! We'll have lots of teaching resources and materials available for you to take back to your schools. Please join us at our session on Friday, February 25 at 11:30am: Teaching Contemporary Europe and the European Union.

For more information about the conference, please visit http://ncsocialstudies.org/conferences/.

Keizai Koho Fellowships: Free 10 Day Trip to Japan for Educators

Keizai Koho FellowshipsWho:  Middle and High School teachers of Economics, Social Studies, and History.  Supervisors, specialists, and school administrators at the district and state levels; and faculty associated with colleges directly concerned with the training of K-12 teachers.  

What:  Two-week Educator Tour of major industrial and corporate facilities, meetings with key business leaders, meetings with educators including school visits, discussions with teachers and students, and a home stay with a Japanese family in Japan.

Where:  The ten-day itinerary in Japan will focus on Tokyo.  Typically, there is at least one scheduled visit to a destination outside of Tokyo.

When:  June 29 - July 8, 2011 (Tentative)

Why:  For an opportunity to learn firsthand about contemporary Japanese society and enhance the teaching of Japan in the classroom.

How:  Apply Now at http://www.us-japan.org/programs/kkc/k2011/index.html

Application Deadline: February 11, 2011

World View March 2011 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 and The Jack and Mary McCall Foundation

Understanding Russia and Its Neighbors

March 23-24, 2011 (11/2 days)
co-sponsored by the UNC 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. 1.5 CEUs or professional development contact hours offered for completion of each seminar.

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

World View Winter 2011 Issue of ThinkGlobal

To read World View’s semi-annual newsletter, go to www.unc.edu/world/newsletter.pdf

World ViewWinter 2011 highlights include:

  • New Resource Center on Middle East Studies at Duke-UNC
  • Upcoming World View programs and new World View partners
  • Global Initiatives in Davie County Schools, Bladen Lakes Primary School, Charlotte Country Day School, and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
  • Review of Nicholas Kristof’s Half the Sky
  • and more!


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.

PhD Scholarships at the University of Victoria

University of VictoriaOne or Two Postgraduate Scholarships at the Ph.D. level are available in the Department of Political Science, University of Victoria to work on two projects headed by Dr. Amy Verdun. The first project is part of the DEUBAL project (with U of Leiden, Charles University Prague and University of Florida), and funding has been secured from the European Commission for a period of two years.
 
The second project “European Sovereign Debt Crisis: Lessons for European Integration” investigates the responses by EU member state governments and the EU level institutions to the 2010 sovereign debt crisis.

For more information, please see this PDF: http://web.uvic.ca/polisci/PhD%20Scholarships%20at%20the%20University%20of%20Victoria.pdf

Deadline: February 7, 2011

Call for Proposals: Europeanization of Exclusion Policies and Practices

University of NeuchâtelJune 16-17, 2011 | University of Neuchâtel | Switzerland
The workshop seeks to address the “exclusion policies and practices” that the industrialized countries have developed over the last years. The term “exclusion policies and practices” applies to the whole chain of actions ranging from the decision to remove a foreigner to the use of coercion that nation states may apply to territorially exclude foreigners who have no legal right to reside on their territories

The objective of this two- day workshop at the University of Neuchâtel is to discuss the publication of an edited volume/special issue on the Europeanization of exclusion policies and practices. The workshop conveners will prepare a conceptual framework on the “Europeanization of exclusion policies”, which could eventually serve as an introductory chapter. It will be discussed on the occasion of the workshop. The workshop hopes to bring together a number of paper contributions from within and outside of the IMISCOE network – from different academic disciplines – which have been working on different aspects of exclusion (expulsions, deportations, return policies, readmission).

To participate in this workshop, you are kindly requested to send an abstract (approx. 500 words) containing a paper proposal to Dr. Nicole Wichmann, Research Associate at the Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies, University of Neuchâtel, nicole.wichmann@unine.ch.

Deadline: February 15, 2011

Post-Doctoral Position: Maastricht University, Department of Political Science

Maastricht UniversityIn the context of a collaborative research project on the role of national parliaments in the European Union, with partners in France, Germany and the UK, Maastricht University has advertised the position of a 3-year postdoctoral research fellow, starting on 1 June 2011.

Please see http://www.academictransfer.com/employer/UM/vacancy/7955/lang/en/ for further details. Please direct any enquiries to Thomas Christiansen or Christine Neuhold.

Deadline: February 25, 2011 

Call for Papers: Paris Conference on EU Immigration Policy-Makers

Sciences PoJune 6-7, 2011 | Sciences Po | Paris, France
Studies of migration policies “in the making” and their administrative actors have largely contributed to a revitalization of social sciences in the field of migration studies [Ellerman 2009; Laurens 2009; Spire, 2005; Weil 1991]. By focusing their work on the trajectories and practices of administrative actors, studies have highlighted the fundamental role played by these actors at various levels. From decision to implementation, they are the ones carrying out immigration policies, fashioning and shaping their evolution. Moreover, several authors have focused on the genesis and development of these policies at the supranational – in this case European – level [Guiraudon, 2000, 2003; Boswell, 2008, 2009]. However, analyses that attempt to link these various levels are scarce.

The objective of the workshop Administrative actors and immigration professionals: articulating national, European and international dynamics is to study the dynamics and mechanisms of migration policies involving the national, European and/or international levels. The purpose is to widen the perspective on migration policies by bridging approaches that generally centre on the national level and studies which emphasize the European integration or international dynamics.

Please follow the link for the full call for papers and relevant details (PDF): www.cee.sciences-po.fr/images/stories/110606_et_07_appel__com_eng.pdf. For Francophiles/phones, the link is: www.cee.sciences-po.fr/images/stories/110606_et_07_appel__com_fr.pdf

Deadline: March 1, 2011


Other International Studies News

Seymour HershPublic Lecture: Seymour Hersh Speaks About U.S. Foreign Policy

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 | 4:30pm | Gerrard Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh will give a free public lecture. Hersh, who reports on U.S. foreign policy and national security for The New Yorker magazine, will discuss the Obama administration’s continuing war effort in Afghanistan, among other topics, in his talk titled A Report from Washington on the Obama/Bush Foreign Policy.

For more information, visit http://global.unc.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1871&Itemid=94

International Coffee Hour
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 | 5:00 - 6:00pm | FedEx Global Education Center, Conference 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.
Coffee

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