of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
March 1, 2011
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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
Languages Across the Curriculum: Call for TAs
UNC's LAC Program currently seeks graduate students to teach the following Fall 2011 discussion sections:
Candidates should be native speakers or possess advanced proficiency in the target language, and demonstrate relevant teaching experience at the postsecondary level. Advanced graduate students with interdisciplinary interests are especially encouraged to apply.
Preference will be given to applicants who have attended a LAC pedagogy workshop and/or intend to pursue the Graduate Certificate in LAC Instruction.
Application Deadline: Friday, April 1
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 Tsipursky for more information.
Public Lecture on Spanish/Catalan Theater
Monday, March 21, 2011 | 4:30 - 6:30pm | Toy Lounge, Dey Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
Sponsored by the Center for European Studies and the Department of Romance Languages. For more information, visit http://roml.unc.edu/events/dr.-jennifer-duprey-lecture
North Carolina German Studies Seminar & Workshop Series: The Holocaust in Eastern Europe: Race, Gender and Property - The Experience of Nazi Occupation at the Local Level
Friday, April 1, 2011 | 1:00 - 8:00pm | UNC-Chapel Hill, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Hyde Hall
While pioneering regional studies of the German occupation have filled in what were formerly vast blank spots, scholars are just now beginning the transition from the regional to the local, from policy decisionmaking and implementation to the human experience of the consequences and the human faces of the perpetrators, bystanders, and victims. The interplay of the German occupiers with local populations, the participation of women in the German occupation, and the insidious effects of property redistribution are topics that promise to illuminate the practice and experience of the German occupation in important ways. The keynote speech of Dr. Wendy Lower and the papers of the three presenters all promise to broaden and challenge our understanding of the day-to-day experience of occupation and the Holocaust in the territories of Eastern Europe seized by Nazi Germany in 1941.
Co-conveners: UNC Chapel Hill Center for European Studies; UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, UNC Workshop Series “Gender, Politics and Culture in Europe and Beyond”, Triangle Seminar Series of the “History of the Military, War and Society”. Sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Carolina Seminar Series, the UNC Chapel Hill Institute for the Arts and Humanities, and the Departments of Germanic Languages and Literatures and History at Duke and UNC Chapel Hill.
Third Annual Conference on the Future of Adversary Systems: EU Reforms in Light of US Experience
Friday, April 1, 2011 | UNC Center for School Leadership
This third conference considers certain of the challenges faced by multi-sovereign systems of criminal justice, found in different ways in the US and the EU. The question is, What can we learn from each other? As the EU develops principles of criminal justice it is encountering cross-sovereignty problems that the U.S. has already dealt with, however well or poorly. In general we have resorted to constitutional principles to resolve these problems. Can a regional entity without a strong center – like the EU – find other ways to solve them? Can they learn anything from our efforts, and can we learn from their experiments?
For more information, please visit www.law.unc.edu/faculty/conferences/adversary/default.aspx
Hungarian Film Screenings
Mondays | 6:00 pm | Room 402, Dey Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Research College "The Transformative Power of Europe"
The Research College (Kolleg-Forschergruppe) “The Transformative Power of Europe. External and Internal Diffusion of Ideas in the European Union”, directed by Profs. Tanja Börzel and Thomas Risse, advertises up to 6 post-doctoral fellows. We particularly encourage applications on projects located in the field of comparative regionalism.
The fellows should have their PhD in hand by the fall of 2011. The duration of the fellowship is 10 months (October 1, 2011 - July 31, 2012) with the possibility to reapply. The stipend amounts to €30,000 annually (including travelling expenses).
Further information can be found at www.transformeurope.eu and www.polsoz.fu-berlin.de/en/v/transformeurope/news/freie_stellen/2011_PostDoc_CfA.html
Deadline: April 1, 2011
Short-Term Research Fellowships
The New York Public Library is pleased to announce the availability of 20 fellowships to support visiting scholars conducting studies in the Library’s unique research and special collections between June 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012.
The Fellowship stipend is $2,500. Scholars from outside the New York metropolitan area engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, or independent research are invited to apply. Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents with the legal right to work in the U.S.
Please visit www.nypl.org/collections/nypl-collections for detailed information about the research resources of The New York Public Library. For more information, visit www.nypl.org/help/about-nypl/fellowships-institutes/short-term-research-fellowships
Deadline: April 1, 2011
Social Sciences, Humanities and Higher Education in Eastern Europe After 1991
June 14-16, 2011 | Vilnius, Lithuania
For more information, please visit www.ehu.lt/science/research_news_ehu/0019044/
Abstract Submission Deadline: March 30, 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
English-language MA Programs at the Charles University Prague
The Institute of International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague offers three new Master’s Degree Programmes taught in English. Each of the programmes is accredited by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic.
Deadline: April 15, 2011
Teaching Resources Highlight: Flags of the European Union
At our exhibit table at last week's North Carolina Council for the Social Studies conference, several teachers shared with us how much their students enjoy flags. We have developed a flyer showing the flags of all the countries who are members of the European Union. The 17 countries that use the euro currency are marked by the euro symbol, with Estonia being the latest addition to the countries in the eurozone (as of January 1, 2011). Please take a look at the flyer, available for download here (PDF), and share it with your students. This resource could be used alongside the lesson plan on The Geography of Europe (PDF and PPT), one in a series of 10 plans from the European Union Delegation to the US.
UNC EUCE Competition for Teacher Travel to Brussels
Two awards will be made to K-12 teachers for participation in a summer program organized by the European Commission. Teachers 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 teachers enrolling a team in the 2011 Euro Challenge competition. Priority may also extend to teachers attending UNC EU Center teacher workshops. Interested teachers should visit www.unc.edu/depts/europe/research_funding/fundingk12.htm for more information and application materials.
Deadline: March 18, 2011
Galaxy Theater Tickets
The 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):
For movies and show
times, please visit the Galaxy Cinema website: http://www.mygalaxycinema.com/nowplaying.php.
Traineeships at the EU Committee of the Regions
Each year, the Committee of the Regions (CoR) provides a limited number
of internships for young citizens, from Europe and elsewhere, offering
them the opportunity to acquire work experience in a European institution.
For details, please click here.
Internships with Analytica
Analytica is a non-profit independent institution dedicated to helping individuals and institutions with the aim to foster lasting improvement in the democracy and governance in Macedonia and elsewhere in the region of South Eastern Europe.
Internship applicants are expected to be university students, undergraduates or graduates preferably having a background in Political Science, International Relations, Law, Economy and Energy Management. However we encourage candidates with other academic profiles to apply.
Interested candidates should also have interest in policy research and at least basic research skills. An interest in one or more of Analytica’s programmes of research would be an advantage. Very good knowledge of English is essential. There are no citizenship requirements.
The summer cycle of the internship runs from June 15 - August 30. Visit the Analytica website for application information.
Deadline for Summer Cycle: April 30, 2011
Call for Applications: Two LISBOAN Awards
The LISBOAN Erasmus Academic Network offers annual awards for excellence in teaching and research with a view to the Treaty of Lisbon. The awards are open to both members and non-members of the network. Each award is endowed with a prize of 1.500 € and may distinguish a wide variety of persons or activities: senior or young researchers, docents, but also academic careers, online courses, text books, etc.
LISBOAN (Linking Interdisciplinary Integration Studies by Broadening the European Network) is a network of – currently 67 – European institutions dealing with teaching and research on EU integration studies in general and the Treaty of Lisbon in particular. Through a number of activities, the network aims at strengthening cooperation between institutions of higher education and research in Europe. It enhances research-based teaching, spreads innovative approaches and establishes best practices in teaching the Lisbon treaty. In order to bridge boundaries between scientific disciplines, the network includes political scientists, historians, lawyers and economists.
Deadline for both awards: April 22, 2011
Global American South Conference
March 19, 2011
The Alfred Dupont Chandler, Jr. keynote lecture, Sharing the Prize: The Civil Rights Revolution and the Southern Economy, will be given by Gavin Wright, the William Robertson Coe Professor of American Economic History and Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center. The lecture will document economic gains to African-American Southerners from the Civil Rights breakthroughs of the 1960s, and ask if these advances came at the expense of white Southerners or as part of an economic restructuring that also enhanced the wellbeing of most Southern whites.
Other topics will include global migration in a 21st century economy; the confluence of poverty, economic development, and politics in the South; and the role of community colleges in retooling for growth and adaptation.
Register to attend for free at: globalsouth.unc.edu
The Global American South Conference is a collaboration between the Center for Global Initiatives, the Global Research Institute, and the Center for the Study of the American South at UNC Chapel Hill.
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