Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
February 16, 2011


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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. Seminars and Programs
6. K-12 Schools & Community Colleges
7. Internships
8. EUSA Corner
9. Other International Studies News

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CES News

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

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 Tsipursky for more information.


European News, Lectures and Events

North Carolina German Studies Seminar - 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.

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 21: DIARY FOR MY CHILDREN/NAPLÓ GYERMEKEIMNEK (1983)
    Rejected by Communist censors for more than a decade, this is a “personal, compassionate, tense, political – but also layered” film (Gary W. Tooze) from Márta Mészáros, one of the world’s most accomplished woman directors. Unforgettable performances by Zsuzsa Czinkóczi as the director’s coming-of-age alter ego, and Anna Polony and Jan Nowicki. Special Prize of the Jury at Cannes, 1984.
  • Monday, February 28: ANOTHER WAY/EGYMÁSRA NÉZVE (1982)
    Károly Makk’s film tackled a double taboo: it was the first feature film with lesbianism as a central theme and also one of the first to look back at the upheaval of 1956 and its consequences. A remarkably brave piece of film-making, rewarded by the FIPRESCI Prize and the Best Actress award, for Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieślak, at Cannes in 1982.

BCS Language and Culture Group

Friday, February 18, 2011 | 3:00pm | 221 Murphey Hall
This group is to foster an exchange of ideas, readings, films, and language practice in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and will meet every other Friday. Open to all UNC and Duke students, faculty and staff, at all language levels.

For all inquiries please contact Adi Dzumhur (dzumhur@email.unc.edu)


Grants and Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowship in European or Eurasian Studies

Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at George Washington UniversityThe Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs announces a competition for two junior post-doctoral fellowships for the academic year 2011-12. These fellowships are intended to support recent Ph.D. recipients as they bring their dissertation research to publication or embark upon a first post-dissertation research project related to IERES’s areas of coverage (Europe and the part of Eurasia corresponding to the postcommunist world) at the outset of an academic career.

Fellows have no teaching obligations, though are expected to be in residence at IERES (http://www.gwu.edu/~ieresgwu/) and to contribute actively to IERES’s lively intellectual community. Preferred candidates will combine strong signs of leadership within their own discipline and area expertise, though comparative social science projects including at least one substantial case from Europe/Eurasia will also be strongly considered. All disciplines are eligible.

For details, please view the call for applications (DOC).

Deadline: February 28, 2011

International Research Fellowships at Monash European and EU Centre

Monash UniversityThe International Research Fellowship Programme provides funding support to international visiting fellows at the Monash European and EU Centre (www.monash.edu.au/europecentre/), Monash University (Caulfield campus) in Melbourne, Australia, for periods of up to one month. Grants of up to A$11,000 are available to assist with airfares, visa processing, accommodation and living away from home expenses while in Melbourne.

For details, please see the call for applications (PDF) and the application form (DOC).

Deadline: March 7, 2011

PhD, Postdoctoral & Preparatory Fellowships: Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences

Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS)The Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) invites applications to its Ph.D. and postdoctoral programs. BIGSSS is an inter-university institute of the University of Bremen and Jacobs University and is funded by the German Excellence Initiative. The program provides close supervision of dissertation work within a demand-tailored education and research framework. Fellows are expected to choose Bremen as their place of residence. BIGSSS is part of an international network of highly acknowledged graduate programs. It supports its doctoral and postdoctoral fellows in achieving early scientific independence and provides funds for the conduct, presentation, and publishing of their research. The language of instruction is English.

  • 15 Ph.D. Stipends/Fellowships 
    BIGSSS seeks candidates with strong academic abilities and a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in political science, sociology, or psychology. Applicants with a degree in law, economics, or other social science disciplines are also welcome.
  • 2 Preparatory Fellowships for BA Graduates
    Additionally BIGSSS offers 2 stipends of € 850/month for particularly talented BA graduates. After fulfilling some course requirements and having their proposals accepted within the first year, candidates can switch into the regular three year program.
  • 2 Postdoctoral Stipends/Fellowships
    We seek candidates pursuing English-language publication projects based either on their dissertations or new research.

More information as well as lists of required application materials can be found at www.bigsss-bremen.de and on the stipends information sheet (PDF).

Deadline: March 15, 2011

CEES Fellowships for UNC Students Participating in a Study or Internship Abroad

Carolina Experience Enrichment ScholarshipCarolina undergraduate and graduate students participating in a study or internship abroad for the first time up to six months after graduation are eligible to seek a CEES Summer Fellowship Award. A non-profit organization hosting a CEES' scholar is also eligible to apply for a CEES Grant to cover administrative costs. Applications from exceptional non-traditional, Carolina Covenant, student parent, and transfer students as well as requests accompanied with a grant application from a nonprofit organization are preferred during selection.

To access more information, or to apply, visit our website at www.ceesunc.org/.

Application Deadline: March 14, 2011

Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellowships in Central European Studies

School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) | Johns Hopkins University | Washington, DC
Austrian Marshall Plan FoundationThe Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellowships in Central European Studies enable each year two outstanding scholars to conduct research on important issues related to Central Europe. 

Each year the Center for Transatlantic Relations at SAIS and the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation identify several themes of particular interest. For 2011-12, the Center is particularly interested in receiving applications that deal with any of the following:

  • The evolving nature of political parties in Central Europe
  • The roles and relationships of big and small member states in the European Union
  • The role of foreign direct investment in Central Europe
  • Serbia’s European future

Applicants for the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellowship must have a doctorate or be at the post-doctorate level, have demonstrated research capacity, be fluent in English, and be eligible for a J-1 visa. Preference will be given to qualified and competitive candidates from Austria, but the Fellowship is open to candidates of other nationalities as well.

For more information, please visit transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/opportunities/ampf_fellowships

Submission Deadline for Application Packet: March 30, 2011

 

Calls for Proposals

Ethnic Politics Workshop

George Washington UniversityMay 19-21, 2011 | George Washington University | Washington, DC
We invite applications to present at the second Ethnic Politics Workshop, which aims to promote new approaches to the study of ethnic politics in the social sciences by periodically bringing together small interdisciplinary groups of social scientists to exchange ideas, brainstorm, provide constructive criticism of each other’s works in progress, and promote joint projects that may result from the workshop. We seek social scientists of all career stages.

Interested researchers should submit a CV and a one-page description of a research project idea they would like to present at the workshop, explaining how it fits into their longer-term research program. These should be sent to caitlin@gwu.edu. Applicants will be notified of decisions in March. Transportation and accommodation costs will be covered by the organizers. The meeting is funded by a grant from the Dean of GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs.

For details, please visit http://ethnicpoliticsworkshop.wordpress.com/

Deadline: February 28, 2011

Security at the Heart of the EU and ASEAN Relations

International SecurityMay 26-27, 2011 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The goal of this international conference is to study EU/ASEAN relations through the lens of security. An extensive definition of security will be adopted including traditional security issues, such as external and internal security, but also the non-traditional security issues. The emphasis should be on why this concept of security irradiates the EU/ASEAN relations and to which extent it reflects a general tendency of international relations. Not only will the issue of cooperation between the EU and the ASEAN in the field of security be analysed, but also the mutual influences. The EU can be a source of inspiration for ASEAN, always bearing in mind that the moralising attitude of Europeans may be perceived as a form of neo-colonialism. The way in which ASEAN and the EU react either together or separately to common threats, such as weapons of mass destruction, transnational crime, environmental hazard, or natural disasters, should be at the heart of the reflection. The relevance of interregional cooperation on security issues should also be questioned. A comprehensive conception of security will be retained including both concepts of hard and soft security.

For more information, please visit www.nottingham.ac.uk/iaps/events/callforpapers.aspx and see the call for papers (PDF).

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 1, 2011


Seminars and Programs

Leo Baeck Summer University 2011

Leo Baeck Summer UniversityJuly 7 - August 19, 2011 | Humboldt University | Berlin, Germany
The Leo Baeck Summer University is an English-speaking six-week summer school in Jewish Studies at the Humboldt University, Berlin. Advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students are encouraged to apply for this unique program. As a transatlantic bridge and international meeting point for education and exchange, the LBSU examines Jewish life in Germany before and after the Holocaust, with a particular focus on the contemporary experience in relation both to the broader and ever more diverse German society and to other Jewish communities in Israel, the United States and worldwide. A limited number of partial and full scholarships are available.

For more information, please visit http://www.lbsu.de/

Deadline Extended: February 28, 2011

Spring University Prague 2011

Spring University Prague 2011April 14-25, 2011 | Charles University | Prague, Czech Republic
The objective of the 2011 spring university Central Europe between Germany and Russia is to provide students a broad understanding on the historical, political, economic, social  and cultural development of Central Europe. Moreover, this 12-day intensive academic program analyses Central Europe’s role as an international political and economic player and the relations to its biggest neighbours – Germany and Russia. The course is based on an interdisciplinary approach and combines different methodologies such as lectures, workshops, round-table discussions, group-work and student presentations.

This study programme is internationally acknowledged and recognized; successful participants will be given 8 ECTS. For detailed information please see http://spring-university.fsv.cuni.cz.

Deadline: February 28, 2011

European Union Visitors Program

EU and US FlagsThe long-standing European Union Visitors Program (EUVP) provides young professionals with a unique opportunity to learn from the inside how the European institutions work. Participants meet with specialists in fields of their choice as they follow extensive programs tailored specifically to their interests in the EU.

The 5-8 day program in Brussels, Strasbourg, and/or Luxembourg is jointly sponsored and administered by the European Parliament and the European Commission. Travel and per diem costs are covered by the EUVP. Young professionals aged in their mid-20s to mid-40s in government, media, education, business, and non-profits with career-related interests in the EU are encouraged to apply.

For more information, please visit www.eurunion.org/eu/European-Union-Visitors-Program.html

Application Deadline: March 1, 2011

UNC Launches One-Year Master of Laws Degree for Foreign Lawyers

LL.M. Program in U.S. Law for foreign laywersUNC School of Law has officially launched its one-year master of laws degree (LL.M.) program for foreign lawyers. LL.M. students will have opportunities to study all areas of law - including corporate and commercial law, banking law, environmental law, intellectual property rights and civil rights law, health care law, human rights, international and comparative law, and public law – at one of the world's leading universities in a globally prominent research and development area.

Program Eligibility:

  • Foreign lawyers must have earned a primary law degree from universities in their home countries
  • Preference given to foreign lawyers who have practiced law for at least two years
  • Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis
  • Admissions decisions will be based on an applicant's prior academic excellence in their legal studies and fluency in English.

Applications for Fall 2011 are accepted on a rolling basis. For more information, visit www.law.unc.edu/academics/degreeprograms/llm/default.aspx


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/.

Youth Leadership Program with Central Europe

Flag of Hungary July 2011 | Serbia and Hungary
The International Affairs Council (IAC: http://www.iacnc.org/) is partnering with Meridian International and the U.S. Department of State to offer the Youth Leadership Program with Central Europe. 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.

European Union Visitors Program

EU and US FlagsThe long-standing European Union Visitors Program (EUVP) provides young professionals with a unique opportunity to learn from the inside how the European institutions work. Participants meet with specialists in fields of their choice as they follow extensive programs tailored specifically to their interests in the EU.

The 5-8 day program in Brussels, Strasbourg, and/or Luxembourg is jointly sponsored and administered by the European Parliament and the European Commission. Travel and per diem costs are covered by the EUVP. Young professionals aged in their mid-20s to mid-40s in government, media, education, business, and non-profits with career-related interests in the EU are encouraged to apply.

Educators are eligible to participate. For more information, please visit www.eurunion.org/eu/European-Union-Visitors-Program.html

Application Deadline: March 1, 2011

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.

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

  • Biutiful (English and Spanish with English subtitles). Opens Friday, February 18th.
    Biutiful is a love story between a father and his children. This is the journey of Uxbal, a conflicted man who struggles to reconcile fatherhood, love, spirituality, crime, guilt and mortality amidst the dangerous underworld of modern Barcelona.
  • Made in Dagenham (English)
    Set against the backdrop of the 1960s, Made in Dagenham is based on a true story about a group of spirited women in Dagenham, England, who joined forces, took a stand for what was right, and in doing so, found their own inner strength.

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 highlights a sample of summer institutes or courses, international service learning, volunteer, and exchange opportunities, and international study tours for educators and a special section with opportunities for students. Be sure to check individual organization’s websites for the most accurate and up-to-date information and application deadlines.

Read more at www.unc.edu/world/Global_Updates_2011/Jan_Feb/Feb_11.htm. To see previous Global Updates from World View, please visit the archive at www.unc.edu/world/Global_Updates.shtml.

 

Internships

Summer Internship Opportunity with DAAD New York

DAADThe German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is currently accepting applications for a Summer Internship at our New York office. The internship involves assisting with organizing the 11th Annual GAIN Conference of German Researchers - the largest forum for German PhD students and post docs as well as professors working in North America. Duties will entail helping with a wide spectrum of tasks, ranging from administrative matters up to communication, and organizational activities, depending on the needs of the German Academic International Network (GAIN, www.gain-network.org) as the conference host. Applicants must be fluent in the German language.

Position may begin May and end by mid-September. An interest in higher education and science policy is a plus. Applicants must have a valid work permit or Green Card. Interns are paid at a rate of USD 750/month and will be provided with a recommendation letter upon the completion of the internship. For details and application information, please visit http://www.daad.org/?p=46388#jobs

Deadline: March 14, 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: EU-Canada Doctoral School on Migration and Asylum in Europe and EU-Canada Relations

University of OttawaMarch 22, 2011 | University of Ottawa, Canada
The Training School falls within the project “Migration and Asylum in Europe and EU‐Canada Relations”, funded by the European Commission, Directorate‐General for External Relations, Relations with the US and Canada. The project studies EU‐Canada cooperation on migration and asylum policies. It aims at providing a better understanding of the conceptual, political, sociological and legal elements and dilemmas characterizing the development of common European public responses around these issues, and their implications for the relationship between liberty and security in EU‐Canada relations.

This Training School aims at exploring from an interdisciplinary perspective the reframing of the Canada‐EU relationship, and the evolution of Canadian asylum/mobility policies, particularly in the decade. We are particularly interested in the evaluation of the Balanced Refugee Reform Act and the implications of the “safe country of origin” category in both policy and law. We invite doctoral students to submit proposals for papers covering any of these issues and questions. For more information, please see the call for papers (PDF).

Deadline: February 22, 2011

PhD Research Studentship: National Governments and EU Sports Policy

Loughborough UniversityApplications are invited for a studentship in the highly acclaimed School of Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences. Loughborough University is recognised as the UK’s leading University for sport, receiving a Queen’s Anniversary Prize in this area in 2002.  The School is a world leader in its field with a 5* research grade, excellent teaching ratings, and a strong supportive environment.

With the entering into force of the Treaty of Lisbon in December 2009, the European Union has been granted a direct competence, albeit only to ‘support, coordinate and complement the actions of the Member States’ in the area of sport. This studentship will support a study of the role of the EU in developing its new sports policy. It is anticipated that the study will address the role of the EU Presidency in moving policy forward in the area of sport. The purpose of this research is to study the role of EU Member States in shaping the evolution of the European Union sports policy and, conversely, the impact of EU level decisions in national governments’ approach to sport.

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Borja García (b.garcia-garcia@lboro.ac.uk). For more information, please visit www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/ssehs/postgraduate/studentships.html.

Deadline: March 7, 2011

Call for Applications: MPIfG Doctoral Fellowships

International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE)The International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) is operated jointly by the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) and the University of Cologne. It invites suitable candidates to apply for up to seven doctoral fellowships in economic sociology and political economy.

Applicants must hold a Diplom or a Masters degree in political science, sociology, organization studies or related fields. Degrees must be received by September 2011. Fellowships will start on October 1, 2011, and will be awarded for 15 months with the option of two additional years. Working languages at the Research School are English and German.

For more information see the MPIfG website: http://imprs.mpifg.de/

Deadline: March 15, 2011


Other International Studies News

Global Music Show
Global Music Show Wednesday, February 23, 2011 | 9:00 - 10:00pm | 89.3 FM | Listen online at http://wxyc.org

This month's episode of the Global Music show (www.unc.edu/areastudies/publicprograms/global-music.html) is sponsored by the Institute for the Study of the Americas: http://isa.unc.edu/. WXYC DJ Robert Williams welcomes guest David Garcia (UNC Department of Music) to discuss Charanga Carolina and Orquesta GarDel: Making Salsa and Timba Music in the Triangle.

Carolina Seminars: Russia and its Empires, East and West

Cathy FriersonThursday, February 17, 2011 | 6:30pm | FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003 | UNC-Chapel Hill
Cathy A. Frierson, Professor at the University of New Hampshire, will present a seminar entitled Taking Transitional Justice and the Evolution of the Rule of Law in Post-Soviet Russia Seriously:  20 Years of the Law on Rehabilitation of Victims of Political Repression, 1991-2011.

Sponsored by the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies, Carolina Seminars, the History Department, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, and the Leonard and Tobee Kaplan Chair of Modern Jewish Thought.

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