of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
May 11, 2011
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New Funding Proposals for EU Grant: Deadline Approaching!
The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
New Publication: The European Union, a Guide for Americans
In 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.
Chapters of the publication:
To view the publication, please visit www.eurunion.org/eu/Guide-for-Americans/Guide-for-Americans.html. You can also order free hard copies of the publication by visiting http://mpower.mosaicprint.com/EU/c-1-home.aspx
Atlantic Council Launches Centers on International Security and the Middle East
The 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 www.acus.org/event/atlantic-council-launches-brent-scowcroft-center-and-rafik-hariri-center
European Events and Art Exhibits at the Ackland Art Museum
Saturday, May 14, 2011 | 10:30am - 12:00pm
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 | 12:00 - 1:00pm
Thursday, June 2, 2011 | 6:30 - 8:00pm
Art Exhibits: De-Natured and Romantic Dreams
De-Natured: German Art from Joseph Beuys to Martin Kippenberger
Romantic Dreams | Rude Awakenings: Northern European Prints and Drawings, 1840–1940
Teaching Resources Highlight: EU Resources for Kids
At the Europa page for kids, find quick links for games, quizzes, and brochures on the EU: http://europa.eu/quick-links/eu-kids/index_en.htm. 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?
June 27 - July 1, 2011 | Washington, DC
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 https://www.worldaffairsdc.org/wac/events/upcomingmore/226 and contact Amanda Stamp via email at email@example.com or phone at 202-293-1051.
Library of Congress Grant: Teaching with Primary Sources
The mission of the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program (www.loc.gov/teachers/tps/) 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): http://tps.waynesburg.edu/eregion/RFP_TPS_Eastern_Region_February2011.doc
Featured Lesson Plans from the NC Civic Education Consortium: Remembering the Holocaust
The 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
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.
Playing now (www.mygalaxycinema.com/nowplaying.php):
Coming soon (www.mygalaxycinema.com/comingsoon.php):
For movies and show
times, please visit the Galaxy Cinema website: http://www.mygalaxycinema.com/nowplaying.php.
Post-doctoral / Senior Researcher in European Politics & Integration at ETH Zurich
The 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 www.eup.ethz.ch.
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.
Please apply online at www.jobs.ethz.ch 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
The 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 https://itsapps.unc.edu/RAMS4/directDetails.do?reqId=2501242
Deadline: May 28, 2011
Post-doctoral Position at Maastricht University, Department of Political Science
Applications 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 http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/fasos
Deadline: May 23, 2011
Visiting Professor in European Integration or EU Studies at York University
The 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 (http://euce.apps01.yorku.ca/), 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.
Deadline: May 31, 2011
ECPR 6th Summer School on Federalism and Regionalism
September 2-10, 2011 | University of Kent, Canterbury
For more information, please see (PDF): http://www.ecprnet.eu/summerschools/documents/SSFR_Programme_2011.pdf
Application Deadline: June 1, 2011
New EU-Related MA Programs
University of Limerick
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
December 16-17, 2011 | European University Institute, Florence | Italy
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): http://www.eui.eu/Projects/GGP/Documents/Events/CallForPapersBrousseau.pdf
Deadline: June 15, 2011
Master in Advanced European and International Studies at the 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.
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.
Deadline for application: June 30, 2011
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