Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
June 22, 2011

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

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European News and Events

Learning from the European Union: NC Policy Leaders Explore Energy and Green Technology

EU Solar EnergyIn November of 2010, a delegation of North Carolinians involved in energy policy participated in a program to learn about successful energy models in the European Union (EU) and how to apply them to our state. This delegation, led by the University of North Carolina’s Center for International Understanding (, went to Belgium, Germany, and France.

The goals of this program were as follows:

  • To broaden the vision and expand the conversation of what is possible from an energy policy perspective and in practical application.
  • To gather information about the progress and challenges of sustainable energy policies in the European Union.
  • To engage with experts about models to expand renewable energy and promote energy efficiency.
  • To understand the role of economic policies and incentives in promoting energy goals.
  • To gather information about France’s nuclear policies, including the management of
    nuclear waste and public acceptance of nuclear energy.

We met these goals and much more. We learned from experts in the EU and we learned from one another. One of the dynamic outcomes of a program like this is building the relationships among a group of policymakers – building a common bond so we may work more effectively together for a better North Carolina. A new energy economy is beginning to develop in North Carolina. With advancements in renewable technologies and a diminishing role for fossil fuels, concern about cost and affordability remains an important driver of energy policy in our state.

The Center for European Studies co-sponsored this program. CES Executive Director Erica Edwards presented at the group's orientation session, providing an introduction to the European Union and a comparative perspective on the EU and North Carolina.

The Global Leaders Series report describes learnings from the European Union and the delegation’s insights for North Carolina. To read the executive summary (PDF), view

To read the full report (PDF), view:

The Remaking of the Euro: Changes to the Economic Mode of Governance of the Eurozone

Euro symbol and globeThe EU Centre in Singapore ( has published a policy brief titled “The Remaking of the Euro: Changes to the Economic Mode of Governance of the Eurozone”.

This policy brief discusses the reasons behind the sovereign debt crisis and the policies that will impact the future of the eurozone. It also looks at how the financial architecture of the eurozone is being rebuilt so that the eurozone can return to seeing economic growth.

To download this policy brief (PDF), please visit

Art Exhibits at the Ackland Art Museum: On View through July 10

Ackland Art MuseumThursday, July 7, 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. The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum, by Heinrich Boll, is a fable for our time that raises interesting--possibly parallel--questions about works of art in the exhibition, De-Natured: German Art from Joseph Beuys to Martin Kippenberger.

Leslie Balkany will facilitate this discussion with Siegfried Mews, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures.

Registration required. Email
Free to Ackland members, high school students, and UNC students with a valid One Card | $5 for non-members.

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.

Grants, Fellowships and Awards

McNair Scholars Program for UNC Undergraduate Students

McNair Scholars ProgramThe Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program is now accepting applications for the incoming Fall 2011 cohort. The incoming cohort will consist primarily of sophomores who will remain committed to the program through their senior year.

The McNair Scholars Program offers UNC-CH undergraduate students the opportunity to explore graduate school as a real possibility. This program helps scholars build their repertoire of knowledge and skills that will increase their likelihood of matriculating into the doctoral programs of their choice.

The overall focus of the McNair Scholars Program is to provide a supportive and encouraging culture that exposes students to the joys of research and scholarship, and enables the program participants to develop close professional relationships with faculty mentors.

For more information, please visit

Application Deadline: July 25, 2011

UNC Fulbright Student Program Online Info Sessions

FulbrightJuly 6, 2011 3:00PM - 4:00 PM

August 2, 2011 12:00PM - 1:00 PM

Thinking about applying for a Fulbright? Join UNC's Fulbright Program Adviser for an information session to go over general guidelines and to get your preliminary questions answered. Visit for more information about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.


Call for Proposals

Europe in Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities - Young Researchers Conference

Monash European and EU CentreSeptember 22-23, 2011 | Monash European and EU Centre | Monash University, Melbourne Australia
The European Union, along with the rest of the international community is entering a period of intense problems and crises. The ongoing developments surrounding the Arab Spring, particularly in Libya and Syria are bringing hard security problems to the doorstep of Europe. In addition, the ongoing consequences of the Global Financial Crisis and the Euro-zone crisis have cast doubt on the viability of the EU socio-economic model. The catastrophe of the tsunami on Japan’s eastern coast and the ensuing problems with the Fukushima nuclear plant have led to a revision of the energy policies of many countries, including EU powerhouse, Germany. This re-evaluation has important ramifications for the EU’s leadership on climate change issues and its attempts to forge international consensus.

The Monash European and EU Centre’s Young Researchers Conference Europe in Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities seeks to explore dramatic events affecting Europe and the challenges and opportunities that they present from both a contemporary and an historical perspective. It aims to examine these from both external and internal perspectives, providing a wide range of views and insights.

The conference is multi-disciplinary in nature and aims to incorporate as many fields as possible in exploring the overall theme. The main emphases of the conference include:

  • Political: the EU Constitutional crisis; NATO intervention in Libya; the Arab Spring; the Roma in Europe;
  • Economic: Global Financial Crisis; Euro-zone crisis; market reforms in Eastern Europe; trade and the developing world;
  • Environmental: climate change; energy; fishing; marine environment.

The conference brings together young researchers from Australia, New Zealand, the wider Asia-Pacific, and Europe to present their research in a collegial environment, and foster the professional and academic development of the next generation of researchers on Europe in political studies, economics, anthropology and law.

For more information, please visit

Abstract Submission Deadline: July 22, 2011

K-12 Schools & Community Colleges

European K-12 Lesson Plans: Free downloads and $100 for accepted submissions

EU EducationU.S. teachers looking to expand and deepen their classroom coverage of the European Union can now download cutting-edge lesson plans created by teachers for teachers at the website of the European Union Centers of Excellence ( Bring your European view into the 21st century with curriculum guides focused on environmental policy, immigration issues, economic integration, and contemporary society.

The European Union Center of Excellence at UNC-Chapel Hill welcomes lesson plan submissions from K-12 teachers as well as community college lecturers.  Submit a lesson plan that incorporates content on the EU and/or multiple European nations. Please follow the standardized template (DOC) to the extent possible, making sure to include references to state and/or national educational standards where appropriate. (Teachers who have access to Word 2007 may instead submit a completed form template (DOCX) with the same information.)

Authors of lesson plans accepted to the site will receive a $100 stipend for permission to publish the lesson plan on the website. Lessons should be submitted via email to For more information, please visit

Summer Seminars on World War II and Modernity: UNC Program in the Humanities and Human Values

BotticelliRegister now to secure a spot in a seminar offered by the Program in the Humanities. Teachers receive a 50% discount off tuition and are eligible to win travel scholarships as a part of the Daisy Edmister Fund. Seminars are one or two-day events, Friday evening and Saturday morning or all day Saturday. Receive credit for 10 contact hours of continuing education. Topics and dates are:

  • Critical Battles of World War II
    July 16, Saturday, 9-5
    Gerhard Weinberg, William Rand Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of History emeritus, will walk us through Critical Battles of World War II. His topics are the Battle of Britain, the Battle of Moscow, the Battle of Midway, and the Battle of Okinawa. During each lecture, Professor Weinberg will consider how the particular battle came about, what happened during the battle itself, and why it was so critical to the course and outcome of the war. Fee: $62.50; optional lunch $15.
  • Christianity at the Beginnings of Modernity
    July 22-23, Friday evening/Saturday morning
    This seminar looks at the shifting religious landscape of Europe in the age of the Renaissance and the Reformation. In four talks, John Jeffries Martin, professor of history, explores not only the changes taking place within Christianity in the wake of Martin Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses and the start of the Reformation, but also the shifting relations among Christians, Jews, and Muslims in an era when religious warfare was widespread, and efforts to create understandings across the faiths were especially difficult. Fee: $62.50; optional lunch $15.

For more information about these opportunities and to register, visit, or call 919-962-1544, or email Co-sponsored by the NC Civic Education Consortium.

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 (including classroom sets!) of the publication by visiting

MOSAIC: Linking Languages and Content

MOSAICThe Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS) at the University of Oregon is proud to make available to second language teachers an exciting collection of content-based curricular materials in French, Spanish and Japanese. The MOSAIC project, carried out over the 2003-2005 academic years, produced a variety of thematic units that incorporate Geography (in Spanish) and History (in Japanese), with contributions by researchers and teachers at the high school and university levels.

Each language team was made up of one university-level content specialist (professor), one university-level language teacher, one high-school content specialist (social studies) and one high-school language teacher. The role of the content specialists is to identify relevant source materials and to ensure that the unit lessons include accurate and up-to-date content and methods of the discipline. The language specialists are responsible for assuring the pedagogical and linguistic quality of the materials, keeping in mind the special challenges of learning new content in a second language.

We invite you and your students to explore MOSAIC at

Save the Date: World View K-12 Global Education Symposium - Peace and Conflict: Ten years after 9-11

EarthOctober 19-20, 2011 | Friday Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
World View's 2011 K-12 Global Education Symposium explores the ten years post September 11 and how this significant 21st century event has shaped global perspectives in geopolitics, East-West relations, and educational discourse. We will also look at the nature and causes of international conflict, human rights, peace resolutions, and more. This symposium offers general sessions, concurrent sessions, and support for school-based teams in creating an Action Plan for globalizing schools and school systems.

Featured speakers include Rye Barcott (co-founder of Carolina for Kibera, author of It Happened on the Way to War) and Charles Kurzman (UNC Sociology Professor, Co-director of the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies, author of The Missing Martyrs: Why There Are So Few Muslim Terrorists).

The program is designed for teachers and administrators of all disciplines, providing current information and unique strategies for helping students learn about the world. CEU credits will be offered.

Cost (North Carolina Educators): Registration is $175 per person. A team of 4 is $600 (save $100). A team is comprised of 4 or more individuals from the same school or LEA. Only $150 for each additional team member.

Visit the program website at 

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 (

  • 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").

Coming soon (

  • The Double Hour (Italian with English subtitles)
    Guido (Filippo Timi), a former cop, is a luckless veteran of the speed-dating scene in Turin. But, much to his surprise, he meets Slovenian immigrant Sonia (Ksenia Rappoport), a chambermaid at a high-end hotel. The two hit it off, and a passionate romance develops. After they leave the city for a romantic getaway in the country, things suddenly take a dark turn. As Sonia's murky past resurfaces, her reality starts to crumble. Everything in her life begins to change - - questions arise and answers only arrive through a continuous twist and turn of events keeping viewers on edge until the film's final moments.
  • 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:

World ViewGlobal Updates from World View

The May issue of Global Updates highlights testing practices and stories from around the world: This newsletter gives you a few snapshots of testing requirements in several countries.  World View also asked a few foreign national educators from across the globe to share stories of testing from their home countries.  These educators currently reside in the United States and are able to comment on their own personal experiences from abroad and in the U.S.

The June issue of Global Updates explores Teaching the Global Economy: Students making the best choices for the future require an understanding of how to manage personal finances, how personal finances fit into a big picture, and how finance and economy are related to other important global issues such as poverty, health, development, and equality.  This month’s Global Update focuses on information and resources for understand and teaching the global economy and economic globalization.

To see previous Global Updates from World View, please visit the archive at



Virtual Student Foreign Service eInternships

Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS)The Bureau of Information Resource Management’s Office of eDiplomacy is proud to present the Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) program, announced by Secretary Clinton at the 2009 New York University commencement speech. The Virtual Student Foreign Service is part of a growing effort by the State Department to harness technology and a commitment to global service among young people to facilitate new forms of diplomatic engagement. Working from college and university campuses in the United States and throughout the world, eInterns (American students working virtually) are partnered with our diplomatic posts abroad and domestic offices to conduct digital diplomacy that reflects the realities of our networked world.

Interested U.S. citizen college and graduate/post-graduate students will be able to apply to upcoming VSFS eInternship positions to work virtually with State Department domestic offices and U.S. Missions overseas during the fall 2011 through spring 2012 academic year. Applications will be available on from July 2-20, 2011.

For more information, please visit

Application Deadline: Midnight, July 20, 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.

Call for Papers: Regional Organizations as Global Players = Influential?

KFG: The Transformative Power of EuropeKolleg Forschergruppe Workshop | Freie Universität Berlin | October 28-29, 2011
ASEAN, the EU, MERCOSUR, the ANDEAN Community, CARICOM, the African Union,  ECOWAS, SAARC, SADC, OAS, the Arab League, NAFTA and others illustrate that there are hardly any parts of the world in which cooperation between states is not institutionalised on a regional basis. While regional integration has mainly started off as cooperation between its members in the economic realm, the foreign policy component (including but not confined to external trade policy) became increasingly important in the last decades. At the same time, the number of regimes and International Organisations (IO) and the range of issues that are covered have been increasing ever since the end of WWII. Thus, states are often both, members of regional organisations and of IOs.

Against the background of a densely institutionalised international level, in which a multitude of IOs and regimes are operating in many different issue-areas, a multitude of regional organisations on the regional level, as well as overlapping membership and increasingly overlapping policy domains, the workshop seeks to shed light on the interplay between regional organisations and global, international and trans-regional governance. It seeks to generate knowledge on the role that regional organisations play globally, internationally and in other regions.

The workshop aims towards a collective publication, either as a special issue or a volume edited by the workshop organisers. The workshop is funded by the Kolleg Forschergruppe of the Freie Universität Berlin, which pays for travel expenses as well as accommodation of the paper givers.

For more information, please visit

Abstract Submission Deadline: July 1, 2011

Call for Papers: Towards a European Society? Transgressing Disciplinary Boundaries in European Studies Research

University of PortsmouthJune 28 - 30, 2012 | Center for European and International Studies, University of Portsmouth
In present-day Europe it is difficult to define any domain of life as purely national. There is an important European (and/or global) dimension to most contemporary economic, social, political and cultural matters. For researchers of the European Union and the wider Europe this is both an exciting and a challenging time. Recent research has moved past the original narrow focus on politics and policy-making in ‘Brussels’ to explore the manifold dimensions of the emerging European society.

At the same time, researchers with an interest in the EU and the wider Europe need to cooperate even more closely across disciplinary divides to better understand what is now frequently but loosely referred to as the ‘Europeanisation’ of Europe. To this end, this conference sets out to respond to these challenges, to foster transdisciplinary dialogue and to define new agendas for research on the EU and the wider Europe, bringing together researchers from political science, sociology, linguistics, history, cultural studies and other fields.

For more information, please visit

Panel Proposal Deadline: July 31, 2011

Masters in Public Administration on Europe at the London School of Economics

LSE: The London School of Economics and Political ScienceWe are pleased to introduce LSE’s MPA degree in European Public and Economic Policy.  This two year graduate programme focuses on the economic and policy analysis of Europe, broadly understood. Students receive a core training in political science, economics and quantitative methods and European public and economic policy in the first year and can further specialise in their second year, where they also undertake a professionally oriented Capstone consultancy project.  The programme particularly equips students to pursue careers related to economic and public policy making in EU institutions, other European international organisations, national administrations and parts of the private sector interacting with the EU in regulatory, budget making or other policy contexts.

For further information and details of how to apply, go to

Other International Studies News

Carolina Global Photo Competition

Global PhotoThe Center for Global Initiatives, UNC Study Abroad and UNC Global are pleased to announce a collaborative call for entries to the 12th Annual Carolina Global Photography Competition. This is an amateur photography competition that is open to all students, faculty, alumni and staff of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Entry Period: June 13, 2011 through Friday, September 30, 2011
Entries must be original work and will be judged on the image and the caption's ability to: 1) embrace the commonality of humanity and the opportunity to convey knowledge 2) explore the under-represented in traditional media 3) demonstrate artistic merit.

Prizes: 13 winners will receive a 20x30 poster print of their photo.  Winning entries and selected photos will be exhibited in the UNC FedEx Global Education Center January through February 2012.  Additional prizes to be announced!

And enjoy these tips on taking culturally sensitive photos:

Submit your photos now:

Every year, we look forward to experiencing the world through the eyes of UNC students, faculty, staff and alumni.  Every year, our expectations are raised.  Take a look at CGI's 2011 Calendar to get a glimpse of some of the photography submitted last year.  This year, CGI will be announcing photos to be published in our 2012 calendar on Facebook and Twitter

International Affairs Council of NC: Fourth Tuesday Global Social

International Affairs Council of NCTuesday, June 28, 2011 | 5:30 - 7:00pm | Siena Hotel, Chapel Hill, NC
Join us for Fourth Tuesday Global Social! This event is open to members and non-members and is free. Bring someone who is interested in learning more about the International Affairs Council! We will welcome documentary filmmakers from Pakistan, Afghanistan and neighboring countries. RSVP by June 26.

Learn more information and RSVP by clicking here:


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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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