Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
May 11, 2011

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1. CES News
2. European News, Lectures and Events
3. K-12 Schools & Community Colleges
4. Position Announcements
5. EUSA Corner

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CES News

Newsletter Update

As our spring semester has come to a close, our newsletter is entering a monthly publication phase for the summer. Look forward to our biweekly schedule resuming in late August with the start of the fall semester.

Best wishes for a wonderful summer!

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New Funding Proposals for EU Grant: Deadline Approaching!

EU Flag with Yellow FlowersThe European Union Center of Excellence at UNC Chapel Hill will be re-applying for funding as a continuing center for 2011-2014. We invite all faculty, graduate students, and professionals to submit proposals for research working groups, research projects, or other research, teaching, or outreach projects directly related to the EU or transatlantic studies. Proposals should be 1-2 pages and should include a detailed budget and basic information on the project leaders and any partnering organizations or universities.

All proposals must be submitted electronically (preferably from a UNC email account to avoid the spam filter) to by May 20, 2011. A CES committee will consider which projects best fit the grant proposal and the appropriate level of funding. We especially welcome proposals from the professional schools; projects that involve collaboration with other universities in the US; proposals with significant outreach components to K-16 schools, the media, business communities, and/or state and local opinion leaders; and projects that utilize new technologies to reach wider audiences.

Deadline: May 20, 2011


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European News, Lectures and Events

New Publication: The European Union, a Guide for Americans

The European Union: A Guide for AmericansIn December 2009, the European Union’s Treaty of Lisbon entered into force, ushering in an EU that is more efficient, more democratic, more transparent, more united, and more secure than ever before. The treaty’s provisions have modernized the EU’s operations, reinforced its capacity to take action, enhanced democratic processes within the EU, and given the EU a single voice in external relations.

The evolution prompted by the Treaty of Lisbon is only one of the many aspects of the European Union covered by this “Guide for Americans.” It also outlines the growth of the EU from its initial incarnation as the six-nation European Coal and Steel Community to today’s 27-nation partnership; the day-to-day functioning of the EU; the EU’s Economic and Monetary Union; the EU’s relations with the United States as well as other international actors; and signature EU policy areas.

Chapters of the publication:

  1. Introducing the European Union
  2. How is the EU Run? A Unique Governing System
  3. The EU-U.S. Partnership
  4. Economic and Monetary Union and the Euro
  5. European Enlargement and the European Neighborhood: Europe Whole and Free
  6. The EU on the World Stage - Policies, Tools, and Global Relationships
  7. Signature EU Policies

To view the publication, please visit You can also order free hard copies of the publication by visiting

Atlantic Council Launches Centers on International Security and the Middle East

Atlantic Council of the United StatesThe Atlantic Council announced two ambitious new initiatives: the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security and the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. The two centers will significantly expand the Council’s focus on advancing greater transatlantic cooperation to address emerging security and economic challenges.

Atlantic Council President and CEO Frederick Kempe formally introduced the two initiatives at the organization’s annual awards dinner, marking the beginning of the Council’s year-long 50th anniversary celebration. The Scowcroft Center, which will begin its work next year following a capital campaign, will considerably expand the Council’s longstanding work on international security issues. Named for two-time National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft, the Center will reflect his legacy of principled, consistent non-partisan foreign policy leadership in close cooperation with transatlantic allies and global partners.

The Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East will begin its work at a time of dramatic change across the region. Named for the Lebanese Prime Minister who was slain in 2005, the Center will reflect Rafik Hariri’s efforts to rise above the region’s sectarianism and promote innovative policies to advance economic and political liberalization, sustainable conflict resolution, and greater regional and international integration. The Center will endeavor to more closely bind the Middle East with North America and Europe by bringing together the best ideas and expertise from all three regions.

For more information, please visit

European Events and Art Exhibits at the Ackland Art Museum

Ackland Art Museum

Saturday, May 14, 2011 | 10:30am - 12:00pm
Ackland Art Ventures for Kids: "It's Worth Repeating".
Examine prints from Germany to see the ideas and images that prompted people to make prints. In the studio, kids will make prints of their own big ideas.
For children ages 6-9 $15 members | $25 non-members. Registration is required and limited and the fee includes materials. To register, call Caroline Culbert at 919.962.3342.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 | 12:00 - 1:00pm
Lunch with One.
Add a little culture to your noon hour: bring a lunch and learn more about the art currently on view at the Ackland. Eve Duffy, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of History, and Director, Program in the Humanities, UNC-Chapel Hill, will present an illustrated talk regarding “romantic dreams” and the German nation.
No reservation required. Free to Ackland members and valid One Card holders | $5 non-members

Thursday, June 2, 2011 | 6:30 - 8:00pm
Art & Literature in the Galleries.
Read the selected book, look at the art on exhibit, and join the group discussion. Check for updates on chosen literary works. Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm and the exhibition Romantic Dreams | Rude Awakenings.
Free to Ackland members, high school students, and UNC students with a valid One Card | $5 for non-members. Space is limited. RSVP: 919.843.3687.

Art Exhibits: De-Natured and Romantic Dreams
The following exhibits at the Ackland Art Museum will run until July 10, 2011.

De-Natured: German Art from Joseph Beuys to Martin Kippenberger
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
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 (, please see this announcement (PDF).

K-12 Schools & Community Colleges

Teaching Resources Highlight: EU Resources for Kids

Girl holding a pinwheel with the EU flagAt the Europa page for kids, find quick links for games, quizzes, and brochures on the EU: These resources address various topics, including Europe and the EU, the euro, health and consumers, energy and environment, and the EU in the world. These educational games, which can be played in many European languages, include:

World Affairs Council 21st Annual Summer Institute on International Affairs for Educators: The New Middle East?

World Affairs CouncilJune 27 - July 1, 2011 | Washington, DC
The World Affairs Council of Washington, DC is proud to present its 21st Annual Summer Institute on International Affairs for Educators, The New Middle East - Power Shifts and Global Implications. Across the Middle East, unrest and uncertainty mount. Change is here, but what does it mean for long term stability, for US influence in the region, for the Arab-Israeli situation, for prices at the pump?

Sessions offer teachers from across the US the opportunity to interact with foreign policy experts and other educators, while expanding their knowledge base and developing skills to bring global issues into the classroom. Site visits include embassies and major international organizations in DC.

Three graduate credits (Catholic University of America) (if desired), or professional development credits available.

For more information, please visit and contact Amanda Stamp via email at or phone at 202-293-1051.

Library of Congress Grant: Teaching with Primary Sources

Library of Congress Teaching with Primary SourcesThe mission of the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program ( is to build a consortium that fosters collaborations with the educational community to increase instructional use of Library of Congress digitized primary sources within K-16 classrooms. The program contributes to the quality of education by deepening content understanding and improving student literacy in our nation’s schools.

The TPS Eastern Region Program is currently accepting proposals for the integration of Library of Congress digitized primary sources in K-16 education, existing pre-service and graduate-level education curriculum and teacher professional development programs. Cultural institutions and other community organizations may be partners within these programs. Proposals up to $20,000 will be considered and are accepted on a rolling basis. Preference will be given to proposals that have the most potential for being integrated into K-16 classrooms for the long-term.

For more information, please see the request for Proposals (DOC):

Featured Lesson Plans from the NC Civic Education Consortium: Remembering the Holocaust

Swastika painted on red wallThe United States Congress established the Days of Remembrance as our nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust and created the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as a permanent living memorial to the victims. This year Holocaust Remembrance Day was Sunday, May 1. As you commemorate the Holocaust in your classroom this month, look to the Consortium’s lessons that address the individual lives behind Holocaust statistics, the people that resisted the tyranny of the Nazi regime, the impact of anti-Semitic propaganda on the ultimate outcomes of the Holocaust, and other topics related to the Holocaust. 

The following lessons are intended for 8th and 9th grade classes (PDF):

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 (

  • 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.

Coming soon (

  • Potiche (French with English subtitles)
    It's 1977 and women's liberation is in the air but Suzanne (Catherine Deneuve) is still the self-effacing, elegant housewife of wealthy industrialist Robert Pujol (Fabrice Luchini). Pujol oversees his umbrella factory with an iron fist and is equally tyrannical with his children and 'trophy housewife.' When the workers go on strike and take Robert hostage, Suzanne steps in to manage the factory. To everyone's surprise, she proves herself a competent and assertive woman of action. Her new role throws her back in touch with union leader Gerard Depardieu, a romantic fling from the past that still has sparks. When Robert returns from a restful cruise looking to reassert himself, things get complicated. Directed with superb style by Francois Ozon ("Swimming Pool") and based on the popular 1970's French stage play by Pierre Barillet and Jean-Pierre Gredy ("Cactus Flower"). Opens Friday, May 27th.

  • Winter in Wartime (Dutch and German with English subtitles)
    Nazi-occupied Holland, 1945. In a snow-covered village, thirteen-year-old MICHIEL (Martijn Lakemeier) is drawn into the Resistance when he aids a wounded British paratrooper. Michiel's boyish sense of defiance and adventure soon turns to danger and desperation, as Michiel is forced to act without knowing whom to trust among the adults and townspeople around him. The wartime harsh reality encroaches on childhood innocence as Michiel confronts good and evil, courage and duplicity, and his own burden of responsibility.

For movies and show times, please visit the Galaxy Cinema website:


Position Announcements

Post-doctoral / Senior Researcher in European Politics & Integration at ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ZurichThe European Politics research group at the Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) at ETH Zurich is seeking a Post-doc / Senior researcher in European Politics and Integration.

The European Politics group does research on European integration as well as EU politics and governance broadly defined. Current research includes projects on differentiated integration, decision-making, external governance and Europeanization, democracy in the EU and EU democracy promotion. The group is committed to theoretical and methodological pluralism and to providing researchers with a stimulating environment and the means to pursue excellent research. For further information, see

We offer a post-doctoral researcher position for two years, renewable for up to six years. We are looking for a candidate who holds a PhD in political science, preferably with a focus on European politics and integration. Post-docs are expected to develop their own research projects, raise external funds, and create their own research teams. The successful candidate is expected to teach in English at the Master level. The starting date for the position is October 2011 but negotiable.

For further information, please contact or

Please apply online at and submit a one-page letter outlining your motivation, your CV and list of publications, two writing samples, and a three-four page outline of your future research. Only online applications will be considered.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2011

International Liaison, Protocol & Communications Officer at UNC Global

UNC GlobalThe global relations International Liaison, Protocol and Communications Officer will be responsible for supporting the Director of Global Relations in the areas of diplomatic protocol and public relations, with the goal of maintaining and developing a portfolio of linkages and agreements with foreign universities and supporting the global communications strategy. This position is responsible for the development of protocols for visiting high-level dignitaries and international delegations, working collaboratively across campus to identify appropriate potential research and linkage partners and to develop and nurture those relationships. The officer collaborates with faculty and staff across campus to identify potential research partners, ensure hospitality during visits, and enforce effectively executed schedules. The position is also responsible for broad global communications support, including writing, editing, and the collaborative development of multimedia content that promotes and enhances partnerships, linkages, and agreements.

For more information and to apply, please visit

Deadline: May 28, 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.

Post-doctoral Position at Maastricht University, Department of Political Science

Maastricht UniversityApplications are invited for a three year Post-doctoral Researcher within the project "Database on Political Responsiveness". The project is funded by the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research. Principal investigators Christine Arnold, University of Maastricht, Mark Franklin, European University Institute, Christopher Wlezien, Temple University.

The responsiveness of democratic institutions is a topic of fundamental importance to researchers, citizens, and decision-makers. This project will assemble a database that will facilitate the investigation of dynamic representation in a multilevel system of governance. The database will take the form of a unified and cross-indexed resource of the preferences of the European electorates, political parties and government, results of past elections, and government outputs. With the data collection the project will study the degree of responsiveness of the public to government policy and the extent to which there is policy representation by governments across time, policy areas and levels of governance.

For details about the position and the application procedure please visit

Deadline: May 23, 2011

Visiting Professor in European Integration or EU Studies at York University

EU and Canada FlagsThe Glendon School of Public and International Affairs, the Glendon College Department of Political Science, and the European Union (EU) Centre of Excellence at York University in Toronto, Canada (, invite applications for a position as Visiting Professor (Assistant, Associate, or Full).  The responsibilities will involve teaching two seminar courses, from January 1, 2012 to April 30, 2012, in the area of European Integration or EU Studies, consultation with faculty members regarding research collaboration, and a public lecture on an EU-related topic.  One of the courses will be for students in the Master's program in Public and International Affairs; the other will be for senior undergraduate Political Science students.  York University will assist the Visiting Professor with research contacts in Canada; he/she will also have the opportunity to visit other EU Centres in Canada.

Applicants should be scholars with expertise in European Integration and/or EU Studies, have a completed PhD in a relevant field, as well as a record of publication, research, and teaching.  The Visiting Professor will receive a stipend and will be allocated a private office.  Please address inquiries and expressions of interest to Professor Willem Maas, Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration and Associate Professor of Political Science.  Applicants should email their curriculum vitae, including contact information for three references to

Deadline: May 31, 2011 

ECPR 6th Summer School on Federalism and Regionalism

ECPR: European Consortium for Political ResearchSeptember 2-10, 2011 | University of Kent, Canterbury
The ECPR Standing Group on Federalism and Regionalism is delighted to announce the programme of the sixth Summer School on Federalism and Regionalism.

The theme of the 2011 Summer School is Federalism, Regionalism and the Governance of Diversity in Europe and Beyond. The Summer School will be hosted by the Centre for Federal Studies at the University of Kent (UK), based in Canterbury.

Any PhD (or postgraduate) students in Political Science can apply. Students from ECPR member institutions can apply for an ECPR mobility fund (with the same deadline). Applications for a mobility fund must be made directly with ECPR; applications for the summer school must be sent to Klaus Detterbeck and Wilfried Swenden only (as specified in the programme). Successful applicants will be informed of the decision in the course of June.

For more information, please see (PDF):

Application Deadline: June 1, 2011

New EU-Related MA Programs

Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of LimerickUniversity of Limerick
The Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Limerick is now inviting applications for its new one-year, full-time MA programmes:

A limited number of tuition fee waiver scholarships are available for these programmes. Please see the programme websites for further details.

Application Deadline: June 10, 2011

Call for Papers: Multi-mode Governance, Shaping and Being Shaped by Globalization

European University Institute, FlorenceDecember 16-17, 2011 | European University Institute, Florence | Italy
Globalization calls for a more comprehensive and more consistent international order, while legal orders and government capabilities are still shaped at the national level. Governments at all levels, businesses, and citizens, organized or not, therefore, take a wide set of initiatives to meet these renewed coordination needs by designing and implementing all kind of public and private orders. Hence complex interactions take place between international dynamics and national ones.

This workshop will aim at stimulating discussion among disciplines on the way current challenges in the economy and in the global polity, as well as, the call of citizens jointly contribute to reshape the existing national states and the resulting economic and societal orders.

The focus of the workshop will be on innovative research, on multilevel and multimode governance. Theoretically guided empirical researches will be welcomed, as they are an excellent ground for cross-perspectives.

For more information, please see the call for papers (PDF):

Deadline: June 15, 2011

Master in Advanced European and International Studies at the IEHEI

Institut européen des hautes etudes internationales (IEHEI)The Institut européen des hautes etudes internationales (IEHEI), an international teaching and research institute in Nice, invites graduate students to apply for its Master programme 2011/12.

The Master in Advanced European and International Studies (MAEIS) offers a multi-faceted view on Europe and gives students the opportunity to discuss achievements and problems of Europe and to develop ways to handle them.

Subject Areas: International Relations, European Integration, Economy and Globalisation, Federalism and Governance.

The Master programme is subdivided into two branches:

  • The trilingual branch (teaching languages are English, French, and German) includes trimesters in Nice and Berlin, as well as a one week stay in Rostock and a two week seminar in Rome.
  • The anglophone branch includes trimesters in Istanbul, Nice and Berlin.

Both branches organise a study trip to Geneva, Strasbourg and Brussels with visits to the European and international organisations as well as meetings with high-ranking civil servants, diplomats and other decision-makers of the European political environment.

For further information visit or write to This programme is supported by the European Union.

Deadline for application: June 30, 2011


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Gali Beeri
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Center for European Studies/EU Center of Excellence
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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