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


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This week we have:
1. CES News
2. European News, Lectures and Events
3. K-12 Schools & Community Colleges
4. Position Announcement
5. EUSA Corner
6. Other International Studies News

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CES News

Brussels, BelgiumUNC 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

British StudiesThursday-Friday, March 17th & 18th, 2011 | Thursday 2-5pm, Friday 9:30-12pm | UNC & Duke
The History Departments of UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University and the UNC Center for European Studies present and sponsor British Studies in Transition: the global, the national, and the transnational — a symposium.

For more information, visit the symposium website and see the flyer for the event (PDF).

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:
  • Margaret Hunt, Amherst
    “European Soldiers and Sailors in Seventeenth-century South Asia: Plebeian Attitudes toward Cultural Difference and Diversity”
  • Durba Ghosh, Cornell
    “Imperial Liberalisms: a View from India in the Interwar Years”
  • Jonathan Hyslop, Colgate and Pretoria
    “Race, Labor, and War in the Dominions: New Perspectives on Britain's Southern Hemisphere Empire c. 1901-1971”
Speakers on March 18:
  • Philippa Levine, Texas at Austin
    “The Empire Has No Clothes: Nakedness, Colonialism and Culture”
  • Deborah Nord, Princeton
    “The Location of Home: Migration, Gender, and Politics in the Fiction of Anita Desai and Nadine Gordimer”
  • Timothy Parsons, Washington University
    “Identity and the End of Empire: An Africanist Perspective”

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 

Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures

Textual Journeys: Departure, Danger, DiscoveryMarch 24-26, 2011 | UNC-Chapel Hill
The 17th Annual Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures is entitled Textual Journeys: Departure, Danger, Discovery. Over the past sixteen years, the conference has grown tremendously and is now one of the largest conferences in the country that is coordinated entirely by graduate students. Each year, professors and graduate students from all over the globe present papers about literature in French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese

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

Promoting 2nd Language Research: A Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) WorkshopWednesday, March 30, 2011 | 2:00 - 3:30pm

  • At UNC-Chapel Hill: Room 008F Peabody Hall
  • At Binghamton University: Academic AG05

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
Wade Jacoby Thursday, March 31, 2011 | 12:00pm | Room 4003, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
Wade Jacoby (Brigham Young University, Department of Political Science) will present a public lecture entitled Flexibility Revisited: International Markets and the Small States of East-Central Europe. Light refreshments provided.

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

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

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

Italian Studies Lectures: How to tell (about) a revolution (from)

Wu MingApril 4, 2011 | 5:00pm | Franklin Humanities Institute Garage, Duke University

April 5, 2011 | 11:00am | Room 3024, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill

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.


European News, Lectures and Events

Dutch Ambassador to Visit UNC School of Law

Renée Jones-BosTuesday, March 29, 2011 | 4:00-4:45pm | Boardroom, UNC School of Law, UNC-Chapel Hill
The Dutch Ambassador to the United States Renée Jones-Bos is based in Washington, D.C. and will be on an economic diplomacy visit to North Carolina. Please find the Ambassador's bio at http://dc.the-netherlands.org/the_Embassy/Ambassador_s_desk/Resume.

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 bevsize@email.unc.edu or 919-843-6247 to confirm a place for you at the session. 

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 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.
  • Monday, March 28: SWEET EMMA, DEAR BÖBE/ÉDES EMMA, DRÁGA BÖBE (1992)
    In István Szabó’s shocking romantic drama, two young women – Johanna ter Steege and Enikő Börcsök -- from rural Hungary grapple with life, love and the new world order that follows the collapse of Communism. A key film for understanding the upheaval that Hungary is still going through. 
       

Czech Books Digitized

Czech books to be digitizedGoogle 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

Wislawa SzymborskaSaturday, March 26, 2011 | 2:00 - 4:00pm | Kenan Rehearsal Hall, 1st Floor | UNC-Chapel Hill
The program for the afternoon dedicated to Wislawa Szymborska is as follows:
-Introductory remarks by Professor Richard Kotek, NCSU, President of the Polish Club
-Lecture on Szymborska by Professor Regina Grol, Fellow, CSEEES
-Recitation of Szymborska’s poetry by students of Polish at UNC and Duke, presented in both Polish and English
-Musical interlude, featuring Michael Asmara’s composition based on Szymborska’s poem “Homecoming,” performed by Marzanna Poplawska’s gamelan students in the UNC-Chapel Hill Music Department.
-Documentary film on Szymborska’s work titled “Life is Bearable at Times”

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

Bulgarian Dance PartySaturday, March 26, 2011 | 4:00 - 11:00pm | Pleasant Green Community Center | Durham, NC
Join the Lyuti Chushki – Bitov Ensemble, from Washington DC, for a night of Bulgarian dance, musical performances, and food!

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

Operatic matryoshka doll

April 1, 2011 | 7:00pm | Duke University's Baldwin Auditorium
Performed by Mikhailovsky Theatre opera company, St. Petersburg, Russia. Visiting artists Dmitry Karpov (tenor), Natalia Miranova (soprano), and Alexander Smorodkin (piano) will perform selections from the operatic works of leading Russian, French, and Italian composers.
Admission is free.

View the event flyer (PDF).

For more information, contact: Duke CSEEES, (919) 660-3150. Sponsored by Duke University’s Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies


K-12 Schools & Community Colleges

Brussels, BelgiumUNC 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
World View and the UNC European Union Center of Excellence are partnering together to offer a 1-and-a-half day workshop on the European Union. Designed to help North Carolina K-12 teachers better understand our interconnected world, this workshop will include presentations by EU scholars on the European Union and the Euro currency. Resources that use technology to enhance content and better integrate the EU in the school's curriculum will also be provided. One CEU will be awarded for completion of the program.

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!

For details and to register, please visit http://www.unc.edu/world/news.shtml. For more information and a registration form, click here (PDF).

Dr. Gerhard WeinbergWhy a Second World War?

April 1-2, 2011 | UNC-Chapel Hill, School of Government, Room 2402
The NC Civic Education Consortium and the UNC Program in the Humanities and Human Values are pleased to announce a fantastic two-day training with one of the world’s most respected World War II scholars, Dr. Gerhard Weinberg. On day one, the Consortium will provide training on engaging, student centered post-World War I curriculum dealing with the rise of fascism, interwar diplomacy, and other exciting topics. On day two, teachers will be treated to a fascinating presentation of the interwar period with Dr. Gerhard Weinberg. Through a series of four lectures, teachers will gain greater insight into the why “the war to end all wars” was followed twenty one short years later by an even deadlier conflict. This is a rare opportunity for World and US History teachers. Visit the Consortium’s training page for more information and to apply for this training. 

Registration Deadline: March 24, 2011

2011 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows (BFTF) Summer Institute

Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows (BFTF) Summer InstituteJuly 2-29, 2011 | Wake Forest University | Winston-Salem, NC
Do you know a teenager (16-18) who is interested in meeting young people from Europe, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia? Do they have an interest in learning more about transatlantic relationships, democracy and civic engagement?

The Department of Communication at Wake Forest University is offering 10 Scholarships for American students to attend the 2011 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows (BFTF) Summer Institute. These Scholarships include the following:

  • $2,500 scholarship; Designation as Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellow (covers tuition, activities, meals and lodging in WFU dorm, and partial travel funds to and from WFU)
  • Participation in all Institute events, including classes on: Citizenship, Comparative Constitutionalism, Documentary Production and Theory, New Media, Public Advocacy, taught by Wake Forest and visiting faculty.
  • Seven day educational trip to Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, PA, including a visit to the State Department, The Washington Center and several sites including the Newseum in DC; Constitution Center in Philadelphia, etc.
  • Civic engagement activities, local community service projects and workshops on public advocacy.

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

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.

World ViewGlobal 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.

 

Position Announcement

Lectureship in the Politics of the EU

University of NottinghamUniversity of Nottingham | School of Politics & International Relations
The School of Politics & International Relations at the University of Nottingham invites applications for two posts. The School particularly encourages applications from those with a track record, or demonstrable potential, of research excellence in international security studies, or the politics of the European Union.  However, those working in other sub-fields are also welcome to apply.  An interest in research methods is desirable.

For more information, please visit www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ACG686/lecturer-in-politics-and-international-relations-two-posts/

Deadline: March 25, 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.

Jean Monnet International Summer Seminars: Integrating Europe in a Changing World

Jean MonnetThe 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)
This first module will focus on the changes introduced by the Lisbon Treaty in the EU institutions and decision making procedures, also assessing the effectiveness of the new (reduced) rotating presidency, the EU President and the complex relations between these and the EU Commission President and the EU High Representative. It will be an exciting hands-on course analyzing the changes introduced by the Lisbon Treaty both from a theoretical and practical point of view.

The EU Foreign Policy after the Lisbon Treaty (Rome 5-11 July 2011)
The second module will focus on the EU Foreign Policy. In particular, this year we will assess the degree of convergence / divergence of the Foreign Policy of the Union with that of its major member states and of the world superpowers and emerging powers (US, Russia, China, India, Brazil). As usual, it will have a hands-on approach thanks to the participation of the best scholars and decision makers in the field.

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
Deadline for Full-Tuition Paying Participants: May 30, 2011

PhD Scholarships in International Studies: University of Trento

University of TrentoThe 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


Other International Studies News

Living Kibera: Art Exhibit Opening Reception

Living KiberaThursday, March 17, 2011 | 6:00 - 8:00pm | FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
Living Kibera brings the community of Kibera, a slum on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya, to life here on campus. Come enjoy activities for adults and children to immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Kibera. The exhibit features art by Kiberans: photos, poetry, paintings, hand-made objects, video and more. Living Kibera aims to open dialogue around perceptions and realities of life in dense urban communities, and runs until July 15.

Chief Economist at USAID to Speak on Emerging Africa: How 17 Countries are Leading the Way

Globe with focus on Africa

Thursday, March 24, 2011 | 1:00pm | Room 4003, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
Steve Radelet, Chief Economist at USAID, and former Senior Advisor on Development to Secretary Clinton, will be giving a talk based on his book, Emerging Africa: How 17 Countries are Leading the Way. He will also be discussing development career opportunities and new directions at USAID. Free.

Please Contact: Stacey Sewall 962-1522 sewall@email.unc.edu for more information.  

New Eurasia: Policy Challenges 20 Years Later, 1st Annual Conference

New Eurasia ConferenceMarch 25-26, 2011 | 4003 FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
*** Registration required ***

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

Global Music Show Wednesday, March 30, 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 African Studies Center: http://africa.unc.edu/. WXYC DJ Karina Soni welcomes guest David Pier (UNC Department of African and African-American Studies) to discuss African Music of Power and Privilege.

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