Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
March 1, 2011


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This week we have:
1. CES News
2. European Events
3. Grants and Fellowships
4. Call 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

Languages Across the Curriculum: Call for TAs

Languages Across the CurriculumUNC's LAC Program currently seeks graduate students to teach the following Fall 2011 discussion sections:

  • FRENCH discussion section for HIST 159: 20th-Century Europe
  • FRENCH discussion section for INTS 210: Global Issues (ANTH / GEOG / HIST / POLI 210)
  • GERMAN discussion section for HIST 159: 20th-Century Europe
  • SPANISH discussion section for BUSI 617: Global Marketing
  • SPANISH discussion section for INTS 210: Global Issues (ANTH / GEOG / HIST / POLI 210)
  • SPANISH discussion section for POLI 238: Contemporary Latin American Politics

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.

For more information and application instructions, visit www.unc.edu/lac.  Please direct questions to lac@unc.edu.

Application Deadline: Friday, April 1

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.

Public Lecture on Spanish/Catalan Theater

Jennifer DupreyMonday, March 21, 2011 | 4:30 - 6:30pm | Toy Lounge, Dey Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
Dr. Jennifer Duprey, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Catalan Studies in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures at Rutgers, State University of New Jersey at Newark, will present a lecture entitled Loss and Rebirth: Reading a Landscape of Ruins in Josep Maria Benet i Jornet’s Olors. In her lecture, Dr. Jennifer Duprey will address the cultural significance of ruins in the city of Barcelona as it is expressed in the play Olors, written by Josep Maria Benet i Jornet, Catalonia’s most prominent and accomplished living dramatist.  Professor Duprey will discuss how ruins have come to materialize the obliteration of Catalan cultural memory, especially in the form of the destruction of material culture in Barcelona.

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

Swastika painted on a wallFriday, April 1, 2011 | 1:00 - 8:00pm | UNC-Chapel Hill, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Hyde Hall
As the seventieth anniversary of the Nazi invasion and occupation of the Soviet Union approaches, it is appropriate to reexamine some of the most devastating consequences of that event, including the murder of 1.5 million Jews alongside the implementation of other lethal policies to realize the Nazi dream of German Lebensraum in the East. Since the collapse of Communism in 1989-90, six major scholarly developments have enhanced our understanding of the Holocaust, but there is still important work to be done.

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.

Please register before March 21, 2011 by sending an email to Jennifer Lynn: jenlynn@unc.edu. For more information please visit http://www.unc.edu/ncgs/nextworkshop.html

Third Annual Conference on the Future of Adversary Systems: EU Reforms in Light of US Experience

European LawFriday, April 1, 2011 | UNC Center for School Leadership
The UNC European Union Center of Excellence and the Law School at the University of North Carolina are sponsoring the third in a series of conferences on comparative and international criminal law. The series is dedicated to exploring the differences between adversarial and non-adversarial systems of criminal procedure. It is supported with funds from the European Union and the U.S. Department of Education of the United States, as well as the Law School.

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


European Events

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, March 14: THE ROUND-UP/SZEGÉNYLEGÉNYEK (1965)
    “With a burning intellectual charge Miklós Jancsó invites his viewers to throw away the pleasant comfortable dream of Hungary’s romantic-heroic history and face up to reality: black as much as white, oppressor as much as oppressed.” (Robert Vas). But this is a severe, visually stunning film about power and abuse in general. One of Sight and Sound magazine’s ‘Best 365 Films of All Time’.
  • Monday, March 21: MEPHISTO (1981)
    “Subtle, sensual, lingeringly beautiful, intelligent and deeply fascinating” (Los Angeles Times), István Szabó’s study of the alluring theatricality of emergent Nazism is, more broadly, an exploration of the relationship between the artist and the totalitarian state. With the superb cinematography of Lajos Koltai (later to direct Fateless) and an astonishing performance by Klaus-Maria Brandauer, it garnered the 1982 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.


Grants and Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Research College "The Transformative Power of Europe"

KFG: The Transformative Power of EuropeThe 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

New York Public LibraryThe 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

 

Call for Proposals

Social Sciences, Humanities and Higher Education in Eastern Europe After 1991

European Humanities UniversityJune 14-16, 2011 | Vilnius, Lithuania
The European Humanities University (EHU), and its Center for Advanced Studies and Education, welcome submissions for our international conference Social Sciences, Humanities and Higher Education in Eastern Europe after 1991.

The conference will be a consolidated reflection on the development of social sciences, humanities and education over twenty years in Eastern Europe. The dramatic events of 1989-1991, coinciding with substantial social changes in the world as a whole, forced the Eastern European intellectual community to respond to a number of urgent challenges. The conditions of survival of fragments of the formerly monolithic and unified system of science and education were significantly different, which inevitably led to different strategies of adaptation. The goal of the conference is not merely the reconstruction of the general picture of this era of change, but rather to provide a critical analysis of transformation processes and to attempt to sketch in possible trends in future development.

For more information, please visit www.ehu.lt/science/research_news_ehu/0019044/

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 30, 2011


Seminars 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

English-language MA Programs at the Charles University Prague

Prague, Czech RepublicThe 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.

  • Balkan, Eurasian and Central European Studies (BECES) http://imseng.fsv.cuni.cz/prareas/beces
    Primary attention is paid to modern history, politics and diplomacy, as well as to fundamental social, cultural and economic problems. It also offers students the chance to learn or improve their knowledge of the Czech language and some other languages of the area.
  • Central European Comparative Studies (CECS) http://imseng.fsv.cuni.cz/prareas/cecs
    It offers a thorough comparative and multidisciplinary understanding of the historical, political, economic and cultural developments of the Central European region.
  • European Studies (ES) http://imseng.fsv.cuni.cz/prareas/es/
    The ES interdisciplinary programme provides students with a profound knowledge and understanding of European history and politics, the European integration process and other EU related issues from a legal, political and economic perspective from a Central European point of view.

Deadline: April 15, 2011


K-12 Schools & Community Colleges

Teaching Resources Highlight: Flags of the European Union

Flags of the European UnionAt 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

Brussels, BelgiumTwo 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

Galaxy CinemaThe Center for European Studies has teamed up with the Galaxy Cinema in Cary, NC, which specializes in independent films, international films, and documentaries. K-12 Educators and Community College faculty interested in expanding their knowledge of Europe through films can request free tickets to Galaxy Cinema films from the Center. Tickets are available only for films related to Europe that are not part of a film festival or event. To request a ticket, please contact the Center for European Studies' Outreach Coordinator with the following information: name, school, school mailing address, title of film, and date you need the ticket.

If you are requesting multiple tickets for a group of teachers at your school, please include in your request the names of all the teachers who will be attending.

Playing now:

  • Biutiful (English and Spanish with English subtitles).
    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.

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

  • 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.

 

Internships

Traineeships at the EU Committee of the Regions

European Union Committee of the RegionsEach 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.

Two types of internships are available: long-term paid traineeships ("stages") or short-term unpaid study periods ("séjours d'étude").

  • Long-terms paid traineeships
    Each year, the CoR offers young university graduates a limited number of five-month traineeships (stages). These training periods involve work experience in one of the Committee of the Regions' services, and run from 16 February until 15 July (spring traineeships) or from 16 September until 15 February (autumn traineeships).
    • Deadline for Autumn Traineeship: March 31, 2011
  • Short term unpaid study periods
    The CoR also offers short unpaid study periods (séjours d'étude) within one of its services to persons whose professional, academic or research activities indicate that they would familiarise with the Committee's practical workings and/or policies. The nature of the tasks to be fulfilled by trainees depends largely on the unit to which they are assigned; while some units are more political, others are more administrative.
    • Deadline: There are no fixed deadlines for unpaid study periods.

For details, please click here.

Internships with Analytica

AnalyticaAnalytica 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.

For more info about Analytica and its work, please visit http://www.analyticamk.org/

Deadline for Summer Cycle: April 30, 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 Applications: Two LISBOAN Awards

Treaty of LisbonThe 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 Award for Outstanding Research on the Lisbon Treaty: http://www.lisboan.net/13275.html
    The LISBOAN Erasmus Academic Network calls for nominations for its research award. The award distinguishes an excellent piece of work of a researcher in the field of European integration, that
    • contributed substantially to the state of the art of research on the Treaty of Lisbon and its implementation, and/or
    • has influenced academic and political debates on the Treaty of Lisbon in Europe.
  • LISBOAN Award for Outstanding Teaching on the Treaty of Lisbon: http://www.lisboan.net/13276.html
    The LISBOAN Erasmus Academic Network calls for applications for its teaching award. The award distinguishes the work of a person with an outstanding academic record in the field of European integration, who has
    • developed and/or used innovative means of teaching the Treaty of Lisbon, and/or
    • enhanced the visibility of EU studies and in particular studies of the Lisbon Treaty as a subject among wider parts of academia, practitioners and the interested public, and/or
    • linked research and teaching on the Lisbon Treaty in an exemplary manner.

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


Other International Studies News

Global American South Conference

Global American South ConferenceMarch 19, 2011
The fifth Global American South Conference examines globalization in the Southern United States, and this year will focus on the effects of the 2007- 2008 economic crisis.

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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