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February 2, 2011
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Deadline Extended for CES Undergraduate Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) to February 18!
FLAS 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:
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.
UNC 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
Thursday, February 3, 2011 | 12:00 - 1:30pm | Room 2008/2010, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
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
February 3-4, 2011 | UNC-Chapel Hill
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
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?
Monday, February 14, 2011 | 5:30 - 7:30pm | Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center | UNC-Chapel Hill
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
Thursday, February 17, 2011 | 5:00 - 7:00pm | Hyde Hall | Institute for the Arts & Humanities | UNC-Chapel Hill
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.
Muralnomad: The Paradox of Wall Painting, Europe 1927-1957
Monday, February 21, 2011 | 5:30pm | UNC Chapel Hill, Howell Hall, Room 104
Cosponsored by the UNC Center for European Studies and the Art Department.
Entrepreneurship Across Borders: Germany and Beyond
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 | 5:30 - 7:00pm | Room 2008/2010, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
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.
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The Future of European Social Democracy Conference
Friday, February 25, 2011 | Rhodes Conference Room 223 | Sanford Building | Duke University
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.
Honor Killings: A Global Challenge to Women's Human Rights
A 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
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.
Black Watch: National Theatre of Scotland
February 9th - February 13th, 2011 | 7:30pm | Memorial Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
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
Thursday, February 10, 2011 | 7:30 - 9:00pm | Hanes Art Center Auditorium, UNC-Chapel Hill
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, email@example.com, 919.843.2654, or visit http://iah.unc.edu/calendar/reckford2011.
Hungarian Film Screenings
Mondays | 6:00 pm | Room 402, Dey Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
Pre-Dissertation Travel Awards for UNC Graduate Students
The 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
The 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.
Visiting Fellowships at EU Centre in Singapore
The 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:
Deadline: February 28, 2011
DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship Program
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
EU Studies Summer Program in Brussels for Undergraduates
July 11 - August 12, 2011 | Brussels, Belgium
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
March 9-12, 2011 | Berlin, Germany
For details, please visit www.culturaldiplomacy.org/academy/index.php?en_conferences_biec2011
CES at the North Carolina Council for the Social Studies Conference
February 24-25, 2011 | Koury Convention Center | Greensboro, NC
For more information about the conference, please visit http://ncsocialstudies.org/conferences/.
Keizai Koho Fellowships: Free 10 Day Trip to Japan for Educators
Who: 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
World 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
World View Winter 2011 Issue of ThinkGlobal
To read World View’s semi-annual newsletter, go to www.unc.edu/world/newsletter.pdf
Winter 2011 highlights include:
PhD Scholarships at the University of Victoria
One 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.
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
June 16-17, 2011 | University of Neuchâtel | Switzerland
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: February 15, 2011
Post-Doctoral Position: Maastricht University, Department of Political Science
In 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
June 6-7, 2011 | Sciences Po | Paris, France
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
Public Lecture: Seymour Hersh Speaks About U.S. Foreign Policy
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 | 4:30pm | Gerrard Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
For more information, visit http://global.unc.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1871&Itemid=94
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