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March 16, 2011
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UNC EUCE Competition for Undergraduate Travel to Brussels: Deadline this Friday!
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
British Studies in Transition: the national, the global, and the transnational – A Symposium
Thursday-Friday, March 17th & 18th, 2011 | Thursday 2-5pm, Friday
9:30-12pm | UNC & Duke
RSVP: Email Ryan Peeks to RSVP and/or inquire about parking and bus information. Parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis at no cost - please reserve.Speakers on March 17:
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
Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures
March 24-26, 2011 | UNC-Chapel Hill
Keynote addresses will be delivered by Anne Deneys (French), Roberta Morosini (Italian), and Leonardo Padura Fuentes (Spanish). There will also be an Invited Reading by Maria Laurino. For more information, please visit http://ccrl.unc.edu/index.php?slab=home
Co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies.
Promoting 2nd Language Research: A Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) Workshop
A joint videoconferenced workshop open to graduate students and faculty interested in the use of world languages in disciplines across the curriculum. Dr. Suronda Gonzalez (LxC, Binghamton University) and Dr. Tanya Kinsella (LAC, UNC‐Chapel Hill) will present.
View the workshop flyer (PDF).
Flexibility Revisited: International Markets and the Small States of East-Central Europe
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.
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
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
Italian Studies Lectures: How to tell (about) a revolution (from)
April 4, 2011 | 5:00pm | Franklin Humanities Institute Garage, Duke University
Wu Ming will present lectures at Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill. The Wu Ming Foundation is a pseudonym for a group of Italian authors formed in 2000. They are the authors of Q, 54, and Manituana. The name is a pun, meaning both "anonymous" and "five people" in Chinese. For more information, please visit http://roml.unc.edu/events/wu-ming-how-to-tell-about-a-revolution-from
Sponsored by: Duke Romance Studies; Franklin Humanities Institute; UNC Romance Languages and Literatures; UNC Center for European Studies; Duke Program in Literature; Marxism and Society.
Dutch Ambassador to Visit UNC School of Law
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 | 4:00-4:45pm | Boardroom, UNC School of Law, UNC-Chapel Hill
She is scheduled to speak for approximately ten minutes and then open the floor for Q&A on the topics of The Hague, ICC, and international human rights, an area in which she worked prior to her ambassadorship position.
Please RSVP to Bev Sizemore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-843-6247 to confirm a place for you at the session.
Hungarian Film Screenings
Mondays | 6:00 pm | Room 402, Dey Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
Czech Books Digitized
Google Books has announced an agreement with the Czech National Library to digitize 200,000 books from its historical collection, published between the 16th and 18th century. Through this cooperation important works of literature, philosophy and the natural sciences which could only be accessed by a few will become a common good. Projects like this help to overcome not only geographical but also cultural and social boundaries.
For more information, please visit http://booksearch.blogspot.com/2011/02/printed-treasures-from-golden-city.html
An Afternoon Dedicated to Wislawa Szymborska, the 1996 Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature
Saturday, March 26, 2011 | 2:00 - 4:00pm | Kenan Rehearsal Hall, 1st Floor | UNC-Chapel Hill
For more information, visit www.polamrtp.com/2011/03/wis-awa-szymborska.html. Presented by the Polish-American Club of the Triangle, the UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian & East European Studies, and the UNC Department of Music.
Spring 2011 Bulgarian Dance Party
Saturday, March 26, 2011 | 4:00 - 11:00pm | Pleasant Green Community Center | Durham, NC
Bring food and drinks, nonalcoholic, to share with everyone at the Potluck Supper at 6:00 PM.
More information at (PDF): www.unc.edu/depts/slavic/events/Bulgarian%20party%20mar2011.pdf
An Evening of Russian, French, and Italian Opera
UNC EUCE Competition for Teacher Travel to Brussels: Deadline this Friday!
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 and to teachers who have attended 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
The European Union and the Euro: A K-12 Teacher Workshop
May 12-13, 2011 | FedEx Global Education Center | UNC-Chapel Hill
Registration fee is at the low cost of $50 per person and includes hotel accommodations in Chapel Hill the night of May 12 for participants travelling from outside the Triangle, and lunch on May 13. Space is limited to 25 participants, so please register now!
Why a Second World War?
April 1-2, 2011 | UNC-Chapel Hill, School of Government, Room 2402
Registration Deadline: March 24, 2011
2011 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows (BFTF) Summer Institute
July 2-29, 2011 | Wake Forest University | Winston-Salem, NC
The U.S. Fellows would join about 50 Fellows on the Wake Forest campus for a month-long Institute. The international Fellows are from over 30 countries ranging from Armenia to Iceland, Denmark to Kosovo, Malta to Lithuania. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens and 16-18 years old.
For more information and the application form, visit http://blogs.bftf.org/resources/application-information/us-participants/.
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.
Global Updates from World View
The latest issue of Global Updates highlights using media and teaching current events. Schools across North Carolina are buzzing with the phrases 21st century learning, media literacy, and student success in a global-digital-changing-world. Teaching current events is an integral part of making these buzz words a reality in your classroom and school, and encouraging investigation into local and global communities can be effective in all subject levels and across the curriculum. By applying critical thinking skills to current events in all types of media, students can develop a multi-layered understanding of the world in which they live and strengthen their abilities to make critical, thoughtful decisions about the present and the future. This issue of Global Updates provides information and resources for teaching current events and media literacy skills.
Read more at www.unc.edu/world/Global_Updates_2011/Mar_Apr/March_11.htm. To see previous Global Updates from World View, please visit the archive at www.unc.edu/world/Global_Updates.shtml.
Lectureship in the Politics of the EU
University of Nottingham | School of Politics & International Relations
For more information, please visit www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ACG686/lecturer-in-politics-and-international-relations-two-posts/
Deadline: March 25, 2011
Jean Monnet International Summer Seminars: Integrating Europe in a Changing World
The Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence of the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” is organizing the 8th edition of the Jean Monnet International Summer Seminars “Integrating Europe in a Changing World”. The Summer Seminars is divided into two modules that can also be taken individually.
The EU Institutions and Decision Making after the Lisbon Treaty (Rome 4-8 July 2011)
The EU Foreign Policy after the Lisbon Treaty (Rome 5-11 July 2011)
The Summer Seminars address primarily to graduate and PhD students and young civil servants, but they can also be useful for journalists, diplomats, people working in NGOs, interest groups, etc. Exceptionally skilled senior undergraduate students can be accepted on an individual basis.
For further information and inquiries, please see www.eusummerseminar.uniroma2.it
Deadline for Grant Requests: March 30, 2011
PhD Scholarships in International Studies: University of Trento
The School of International Studies at the University of Trento will be accepting applications for the doctoral program in International Studies for the 2011-2012 academic year. The doctorate combines interdisciplinary approaches within a structure based on economics, law and politics. It is entirely in English, with a taught component in the first year and there will be at least 5 funded places.
Please take a tour of the PhD portal at http://www.unitn.it/en/drsis to familiarize yourself with the PhD program.
While all projects related to the main areas covered in the School of International Studies are welcome, candidates with interests in the following areas will be preferred: International Law, International and EC Labour Law, European Union Law, Comparative Legal Studies, International Criminal Justice, Transnational Crime, European Political, Economic and Monetary Integration, International Trade and Economic Development, International Political Economy, EU Public Policy, Comparative Public Policy, Multi-level Governance, Peace-building and Conflict Resolution, Post-1945 International and European History.
Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to visit http://www.unitn.it/en/ssi/10419/who-who to examine research interests of the teaching staff. Further information and on line application information are available at: http://www.unitn.it/en/drsis/14813/admission
Application Deadline: April 6, 2011
Living Kibera: Art Exhibit Opening Reception
Thursday, March 17, 2011 | 6:00 - 8:00pm |
FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
Chief Economist at USAID to Speak on Emerging Africa: How 17 Countries are Leading the Way
New Eurasia: Policy Challenges 20 Years Later, 1st Annual Conference
March 25-26, 2011 | 4003 FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
Join us Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26 for a two-day conference to engage in enriching and critical conversations about a new and changing Central Asia and Caucasus region. Over the course of the conference, academic and professional experts will share their fieldwork and research experiences in three panels: Ethnicity and Politics, Energy and Environment and Gender and Human Rights.
For more information, please visit http://centralasiaconnect.web.unc.edu/about/
Sponsored by the UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, Duke’s program in the study of sexualities, and Carolina Women’s Center
Global Music Show: African Music of Power and Privilege
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