Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
March 31, 2011


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This week we have:
1. CES News
2. European News, Lectures and Events
3. Grants and Fellowships
4. Call for Proposals
5. Workshops and Programs
6. K-12 Schools & Community Colleges
7. EUSA Corner
8. Other International Studies News

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CES News

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.

Workshop on Dualization in Europe and Latin America: Labor Markets and Social Policy

Dualization in Europe and Latin America: Labor Markets and Social PolicyThursday-Friday, April 7-8, 2011 | FedEx Global Education Center | UNC-Chapel Hill
This workshop will examine how new social risks connected to processes of change in the economic and occupational sphere are matched by changes in the social protection systems of Western Europe and Latin America. In particular, it will examine ability (or lack thereof) of social policy to protect or compensate the non-retired population from exposure to risks of poverty, “atypical” and less regulated or non regulated forms of employment.

Invited papers deal with case studies, or two-country comparisons in the same geographical area, focusing on social policy responses to increased risks in the fields of measures to combat poverty and income-maintenance measures for the non-retired who are not in employment.

Those interested in attending the workshop are encouraged to download the conference program (PDF). For more information, please visit www.unc.edu/depts/europe/conferences/socialprotection/.

Workshop jointly organized with the Graduate School in Social, Economic and Political Sciences of the University of Milan and the UNC-Chapel Hill Center for European Studies

Global Business Speaker Series: International Innovation

Joe DavyWednesday, April 13, 2011 | 5:30-7:00pm | FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003 | UNC-Chapel Hill
As part of the Global Business Speaker Series, Joe Davy will present a public lecture on International Innovation. Joe Davy is a co-founder and CEO of EvoApp, which designs intelligent software for analyzing business relationships and communication. Companies use EvoApp products to maintain high levels of customer satisfaction, to track marketing and ad campaign effectiveness, and to improve sales effectiveness.

Joe, who is 21, graduated from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in 2007, and co-founded EvoApp in 2009. Since then he has hired a world-class team of successful entrepreneurs. EvoApp has been featured in INC Magazine, NPR, and The News and Observer, TechJournal South and more.

EvoApp supports the Ronald McDonald house and Nourish International charities (as a few examples) and employees are encouraged to donate time whenever possible. EvoApp wants to increase business efficiency by fostering better communications and also continues to support the community volunteering time and publicity for non-profit organizations

Sponsored by: CES, CIBER, Dept. of Germanic Languages and Literatures. Please RSVP via email to europe@unc.edu.

North Carolina German Studies Seminar: On the Art of Contemporary Slowness

Map of Germany in Flag FormThursday, April 14, 2011 | 4:00 - 6:00pm | Toy Lounge | Dey Hall | UNC-Chapel Hill
As part of the North Carolina German Studies Seminar & Workshop Series, Lutz Koepnick (Washington University in St. Louis) will present a seminar entitled On the Art of Contemporary Slowness.

Refreshments and drinks will be served after the seminar. Please register with Jennifer Lynn in a timely fashion.

In this talk, Koepnick presents a portion from his current book project "On Slowness: Toward an Aesthetic of Radical Contemporaneity", in which he explores slowness as a medium to develop alternate notions of mobility, enrich given modes of perception, and intensify what it might mean to be contemporaneous to one's present. It has become commonplace to say that our age of electronic networks, global transactions, and rapid transportation technologies causes many to suffer from too much speed in their lives. This excerpt from that project focuses on the potential of electronic writing and text messaging to develop a viable poetics of slowness. The talk concludes with some thoughts about the role of scholarly writing in the Humanities today as both a timely and untimely means to probe the different speeds, itineraries, and notions of progress that structure our present.

Lutz Koepnick is Professor of German, Film and Media Studies, and Comparative Literature at Washington University in St. Louis. He has written widely on German film, visual culture, and literature, on media arts and aesthetics, and on critical theory and cultural politics.

For more information, please visit www.unc.edu/ncgs/seminars.html. Sponsored by the Carolina Seminars, the UNC Chapel Hill Program in the Humanities and Human Values, the UNC Chapel Hill Department of Communications, and the Departments of Germanic Languages and Literatures and History at Duke University and UNC Chapel Hill.


European News, Lectures and Events

Two New European Art Exhibits at the Ackland Art Museum

Ackland Art MuseumDe-Natured: German Art from Joseph Beuys to Martin Kippenberger
Selections from the James Keith Brown and Eric Diefenbach Collection
8 April–10 July 2011

For contemporary German artists, representation, authenticity, and history are all fractured, problematic, and "de-natured." Seen together, the nearly 40 works in this exhibition present a complex and compelling introduction to the notable efflorescence of art in post-war Germany.

Romantic Dreams | Rude Awakenings: Northern European Prints and Drawings, 1840–1940
8 April–10 July 2011

A century of social upheaval in Germany and its surrounding countries prompted artists to create fantastic visions of idealized worlds and bitter observations of a cruel reality. This exhibition includes more than 75 prints and drawings by Adolf Menzel, Max Klinger, Käthe Kollwitz, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Emil Nolde, Otto Dix, George Grosz, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Max Beckmann, and others.

For a list of exhibition-related programs at the Ackland Art Museum (www.ackland.org/index.php), please see this announcement (PDF). Programs include a panel discussion on Multiple Identities: New Thinking about Recent German Art (5:30-7:00pm) and a public reception (7:00-9:00pm), both on Thursday, April 7.

Art Now/Cinema Now - In the Shadow of Catastrophe: German Cinema 1977-1992

Germany, Pale MotherVarsity Theater, Downtown Chapel Hill
What is the role of art in times of darkness? German artists, confronted with the urgency of this question during the second half of the twentieth century, saw art as a means to reflect upon catastrophic events. This series examines German filmmakers’ responses to the incomprehensibility of violence, terror, and self-destruction that was associated with their national identity.

Free and open to the public.

These film screenings are sponsored by the Ackland Art Museum and the Interdisciplinary Program in Cinema, UNC-Chapel Hill.

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

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. More information at www.unc.edu/depts/slavic/events/Hungarian%20Films-%20Spring%202011.pdf

  • Monday, April 4: DAMNATION/KÁRHOZAT (1987)
    A bleak yet mesmerizing take on a Hungary setting sail for the capitalistic unknown, this extraordinary film, in the vein of Antonioni, Tarkovsky and Jancsó, finally gained its director Béla Tarr international recognition.  “Wholly self-assured, flawlessly choreographed, with an imaginative score…Spectacular!” (Geoff Andrew, Time Out magazine, London)
  • Monday, April 11: HUKKLE (2002)
    György Pálfi’s virtually wordless film abounds in weird and wonderful noises and imagery – both natural and machine-made – and has a gradually unfolding plot that will have you beaming.  A remarkable debut that collected the Fassbinder Prize of the European Film Academy in 2002. 


Grants and Fellowships

Bremen Research Scholarship

University of BremenThe Bremen Research Scholarship supports students and young academics from abroad to engage in a research visit to the University of Bremen. The scholarship is for carrying out an ambitious and innovative project in one of the research areas of the university. The aim is to develop and maintain international research connections through sharing innovative and excellent scientific expertise.

The call is open to candidates of all disciplines who have completed basic college studies (usually Bachelor level). Female students or researchers are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants are requested to obtain a letter of endorsement from a scientist of the University of Bremen prior to the application. In this letter, the scientist should state that she or he is willing to host and advise the applicant during her or his research visit to Bremen and comment on the proposed project.

Interested students should contact John Stephens at the UNC Center for European Studies for more information before submitting an application.

For details, please view the call for proposals (PDF).

Deadline: May 15, 2011

 

Call for Proposals

EU External Affairs Review

Association for International AffairsHigh-quality papers reporting original research and innovative approaches for the European Union External Affairs Review are now invited for submission.

European Union External Affairs Review is a bi-annual, academic and policy-oriented, international online refereed journal that publishes the work of scholars and policy practitioners on a broad range of issues related to European Union’s external affairs. It is published by the Association for International Affairs, a leading Prague-based think tank and research institute.

The Review welcomes research articles from scholars, practitioners in international relations, and other experts from all around the world who are involved in various academic disciplines and with interest and expertise in the European Union’s external affairs. Postgraduate students and early-career scholars are especially encouraged to submit the results of their research work.

For more information, visit www.amo.cz/research/eu-external-affairs-review.htm?lang=en

Deadline: April 30, 2011. After this deadline, papers will be accepted on a continuous basis for publication in the future issues.


Workshops and Programs

2011 Western US Graduate Research Workshop on the European Union

Network of European Union Centers of ExcellenceMay 13-14, 2011 | University of Colorado at Boulder
The European Union Centers of Excellence in Seattle, Washington and Boulder, Colorado are pleased to announce an application deadline extension for their upcoming Western United States Graduate Research Workshop on the European Union.

The workshop advances two direct aims: to provide a forum for US-based graduate students at the dissertation level to present their EU-focused research to an audience of knowledgeable, supportive, yet critical faculty and peers; and to provide methodological instruction to students in a way that is relevant to European Union-related work. Instruction will be organized around and informed by the research problems and opportunities presented by the EU and European integration. Doctoral students with approved EU-focused dissertation topics in any academic field and enrolled at institutions in the US may apply to attend the workshop.

Graduate students selected to participate in the 2011 workshop will be expected to give a formal presentation of their research proposal and participate in all planned workshop activities. Students will receive up to $300 reimbursement for a round trip economy airfare from their home cities to Boulder, along with two nights’ hotel and most meals. This workshop is made possible by the generous funding of the European Union Delegation to the United States through the EU Centers of Excellence program.

For details, please visit http://www.ceuce.com/calendar/102796/11085/

New Extended Deadline: April 8, 2011

The USA Meets Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders

United States Meets EuropeMay 16 - 21, 2011 | Washington, DC
The United States Meets Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders (USAME) is a network of young, influential people from both sides of the Atlantic who have an interest in supporting the relationship between the United States and Europe.
The Forum will focus on the economic, political, cultural, and societal dimensions of the relationship, and the wider context within which this relationship exists. Members join the Forum by taking part in a USAME Weeklong Seminar, during which they will learn about the field of cultural diplomacy, explore the American-European relationships, and take part in challenging group discussions on salient issues.

The program is open to applications from young professionals, students and scholars, civil society practitioners, private sector representatives, journalists, and other interested stakeholders from across the world.

For more information, visit www.culturaldiplomacy.org/europeanamericanrelationship/index.php?en_usame_about

Prague Summer Schools 2011

Prague, Czech RepublicJuly 2-9, 2011 | Prague, Czech Republic
The Prague's Centre for Public Policy (Centrum pro verejnou politiku - CPVP) is pleased to announce the forthcoming Prague Summer Schools 2011 on the following topics:

  1. European Summer Institute on the Future of Europe: Lobbying in Brussels
  2. Summer School on Crime, Law and Psychology
  3. Summer School on Cultural Dimensions of Politics in Europe
  4. Summer School on "China: a World Superpower – Myth or Reality?"

The Prague Summer Schools are delivered as seven-day academic programs designed to bring together undergraduate and graduate students of various nationalities and academic backgrounds to enjoy their summer holidays in the unique academic and cultural environment.

For more information, please visit www.praguesummerschools.org.

Early Bird Application Deadline: April 29, 2011
Final Deadline: May 13, 2011

Berlin European Studies Program

Freie Universität BerlinFreie Universität Berlin invites applications for its undergraduate FU-BEST (Berlin European Studies) program for Fall 2011 and beyond.

  • Based on the U.S. academic calendar, FU-BEST offers a strong intensive German language program as well as an exciting menu of content courses taught mostly in English but also in part in German.
  • There is no language prerequisite for participation in this program, but all participants are obligated to enroll on-site in German language training at their particular level.
  • The content courses cover topics from a variety of disciplines, ranging from political science, history, philosophy, and sociology to music history, architecture, film studies, marketing/management, environmental studies, sociology, and art history.
  • The program has hosted participants from a wide range of mostly U.S. colleges and universities, featuring a growing number of formal institutional partnerships. Student feedback has been very positive.
  • Every semester features a week-long off-site excursion (in the case of Fall 2011, the participant group will be divided in two and will travel to Gdansk/Warsaw and to Munich/Vienna, respectively), as well as local field-trips and cultural events.

Students may apply directly to FU-BEST (after approval at their home institution) or via their home college/university (especially where an institutional partnership exists).

For full details on courses as well as other features of the program and application materials, please visit www.fubest.org and click on the many links to all the information and documents (including course syllabi).

Deadline for Fall 2011 semester: May 1, 2011
Deadline for Spring 2012 semester: October 15, 2011


K-12 Schools & Community Colleges

Brussels, BelgiumUNC EUCE Competition for Teacher Travel to Brussels: Extended Deadline and Priorities

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 as well as 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.

Extended Deadline: April 8, 2011

Grants Available to NC Community College Faculty

Euro balloonsIn collaboration with UNC and Duke’s National Resource Centers, World View is facilitating grants to community college educators to create modules to internationalize their courses.

Over 40 grants have been awarded to North Carolina community college instructors to date. Each grantee receives $750 to support module creation and a trip to UNC-Chapel Hill for research. At UNC they work with librarians and faculty arranged by World View.

There will be separate grant competitions for modules covering the following areas:

More information is available at http://www.unc.edu/world/ccgrants.shtml.

Grant Proposal Deadline: April 21, 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:

  • Certified Copy (French with English subtitles).
    The film is a playful and provocative romance set against the lush, golden landscapes of Tuscany, a captivating story of a couple's apparent chance meeting and a masterful game of hide and seek exploring the nature of love, marriage and art.
  • 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.

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

  • In a Better World (Danish with English subtitles)
    Anton is a doctor who commutes between his home in an idyllic town in Denmark, and his work at an African refugee camp. In these two very different worlds, he and his family are faced with conflicts that lead them to difficult choices between revenge and forgiveness. Opens Friday, May 6th.

For movies and show times, please visit the Galaxy Cinema website: http://www.mygalaxycinema.com/nowplaying.php.


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.

Postdoc Position: The Causes and Consequences of Multilevel Governance

VU University AmsterdamThe Chair in Multilevel Governance at the Faculty of Social Sciences of VU University Amsterdam has a vacancy for a postdoctoral position. The postdoc will work on coding the rules and authority of c.25 regional regimes from their establishment to 2010. These regimes include the European Union, the Andean Community, Mercosur, SADC, etc. The coding scheme engages decision rules of the regional regime in policy making, membership accession, expulsion, budget, dispute settlement. The purpose is to develop a dataset that engages the following questions: To what extent has reform led to increased supranationalism or intergovernmentalism? What are the major variations among regional regimes? How can one explain cross-sectional and temporal variation? Detailed profiles will inform coding decisions.

The postdoc will work with the project leaders (Liesbet Hooghe and Gary Marks) and Ph.D. candidates in the project on collecting quantitative and qualitative data, and co-developing and testing the theoretical framework of the project.

The postdoc will be an integral member of a strong research group on multilevel governance. The postdoc will also participate in the management of the project, including co-organizing workshops, maintaining contacts, and collaborating with project participants.

For details, please see this announcement.

Deadline: April 15, 2011

Call for Papers: Economic Policy Conference

X Jornadas de Política Económica / Xth Economic Policy ConferenceThe X Jornadas de Política Económica / Xth Economic Policy Conference will be held in the University of Málaga on 20th and 21st October 2011, under the title Economic Policy Proposals for Facing the Present Challenges. Full information on the Conference will shortly be published on the website www.xjpe.es

Papers should preferably be related to one of the following topic areas:

  • Economic Policy Revisited
  • Economic governance
  • Evaluation of public policies
  • Internationalization and economic integration
  • Productivity, competitiveness and policies in R+D+i
  • Sectoral policies: agricultural, industrial, energy, housing, services.
  • Stability policies
  • Social policies: labour market, welfare state, immigration...
  • Regional and environmental policies
  • Development and cooperation policies
  • Euro-Mediterranean policies

The abstracts, in Spanish or English, should be between 500-700 words and should describe the contents and methodology of the paper, as well as its relation to Economic Policy. The abstract should include the title of the paper, the topic area considered most appropriate for ascription, the author’s family name(s), and surname(s), the actual position and institution, the email address, JEL codes and keywords.

The abstracts must be emailed to info@xjpe.es  under the message subject Resumen/Abstract.

Abstract Submission Deadline: April 30, 2011

Position Announcement: Research Fellow on Contemporary Cyprus at the LSE Hellenic Observatory

Hellenic ObservatoryThe post is based at the Hellenic Observatory (HO), which is part of the LSE's European Institute. The HO focuses on the position of both Greece and Cyprus in relation to the European Union and South-East Europe. Its perspective is that of the social sciences - covering political, economic and social developments.

Following the generous support of the Mr Andreas N. Hadjiyiannis this fellowship is to facilitate high quality research and publication(s) relevant to the work of the Hellenic Observatory and will be for a fixed term for one person for 5 years starting September 2011.

The preferred appointment is for a Senior Research Fellow (Band 8), however if no suitable applications are received at this level, the HO will consider applications for a Research Fellow (Band 7). You should have a PhD in a relevant discipline, a strong publication record and knowledge of contemporary Cyprus.

To apply for this post please go to www.lse.ac.uk/JobsatLSE and select "Visit the ONLINE RECRUITMENT SYSTEM web page".

Deadline: May 3, 2011

Workshop: Implementing EU External Policy in Non-Member States

University of BathMay 6-7, 2011 | University of Bath | United Kingdom
The European Union (EU) provides considerable funding to shape policy developments in non-member states through its external programmes and projects. EU influence however, is more limited than in member and accession countries, and considerable uncertainties exist during the implementation process. Therefore, it can be assumed that implementers have considerable leeway to shape, filter, distort, or even frustrate EU initiatives from early implementation stages in Brussels all the way down to the local level in non-member states.

This workshop aims to explore theoretical and conceptual frameworks that help to explain implementation dynamics and policy output of EU external policies in non-member states. To what extent can the literature on implementation and compliance travel beyond EU borders and account for these dynamics?

This workshop will also be open to non-paper givers, and limited support for students’ travel and accommodation is available.

For more information, please visit http://www.bath.ac.uk/esml/news/news_0028.html


Other International Studies News

Soviet Propaganda Art Exhibit

March 15 - May 15, 2011 | Nasher Museum | Duke University
"Machine, Mother, Mannequin: The Good Woman in Soviet Propaganda."

This exhibit of Soviet propaganda posters, located in the Nasher Museum's Education Corridor, illustrates government-prescribed images and roles of the good Soviet woman from the 1917 Revolution into the 1960s. All the posters are taken from Duke's own collections. Co-curated by Angela Linhardt (M.A. candidate, Slavic and Eurasian Studies) and Professor Beth Holmgren (Slavic and Eurasian Studies).

Soviet Propaganda Art Exhibit

International Coffee Hour

International Coffee HourTuesday, April 12 | 5:00 - 6:00 PM | 4003 FedEx Global Education Center
Join us for a monthly social hour for international and American students, scholars, faculty, staff and families.  Chat about resources, opportunities and challenges on campus. Each month is hosted by a different office with excellent resources to offer. April's hosts are The Graduate School and the Preparing International Teaching Assistants Program!

http://cgi.unc.edu/resources/international-coffee-hour

GO! Global Pre-Departure Orientation on Culture and Ethics

GO! GlobalApril 16, 2011 | 10:00am - 3:00pm | FedEx Global Education Center | UNC-Chapel Hill

GO! is an interactive workshop for students doing service-learning and research in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.  GO! helps students evaluate expectations, anticipate cultural and ethical challenges, prepare for community engagement, and develop intercultural competencies.  Students meet others traveling to similar areas, share experiences, and discuss strategies to readjust and to continue to connect with important issues and populations encountered abroad.

Pre-register here. For more information, visit http://cgi.unc.edu/go

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