of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
June 22, 2011
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Learning from the European Union: NC Policy Leaders Explore Energy and Green Technology
In 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 (http://ciu.northcarolina.edu/), went to Belgium, Germany, and France.
The goals of this program were as follows:
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 http://ciu.northcarolina.edu/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/EUReport-Exec-Summary.pdf
To read the full report (PDF), view: http://ciu.northcarolina.edu/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/EUReport.2MB.pdf
The Remaking of the Euro: Changes to the Economic Mode of Governance of the Eurozone
The EU Centre in Singapore (www.eucentre.sg) 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 www.eucentre.sg/articles/289/downloads/PolicyBrief-EuroGovernance.pdf.
Art Exhibits at the Ackland Art Museum: On View through July 10
Thursday, July 7, 2011 | 6:30 - 8:00pm
De-Natured: German Art from Joseph Beuys to Martin Kippenberger
Romantic Dreams | Rude Awakenings: Northern European Prints and Drawings, 1840–1940
McNair Scholars Program for UNC Undergraduate Students
The 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 http://mcnair.web.unc.edu/
Application Deadline: July 25, 2011
UNC Fulbright Student Program Online Info Sessions
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 http://cgi.unc.edu/awards/fulbright for more information about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
Europe in Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities - Young Researchers Conference
September 22-23, 2011 | Monash European and EU Centre | Monash University, Melbourne Australia
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
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.
Abstract Submission Deadline: July 22, 2011
European K-12 Lesson Plans: Free downloads and $100 for accepted submissions
Summer Seminars on World War II and Modernity: UNC Program in the Humanities and Human Values
Register 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:
For more information about these opportunities and to register, visit www.unc.edu/depts/human/level_3/2011_Summer/summer11_list.html, or call 919-962-1544, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Co-sponsored by the NC Civic Education Consortium.
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 (including classroom sets!) of the publication by visiting http://mpower.mosaicprint.com/EU/c-1-home.aspx
MOSAIC: Linking Languages and Content
The 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 http://casls.uoregon.edu/mosaic/.
Save the Date: World View K-12 Global Education Symposium - Peace and Conflict: Ten years after 9-11
October 19-20, 2011 | Friday Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
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 www.unc.edu/world/2011K12Symposium.htm.
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.
Global Updates from World View
The May issue of Global Updates highlights testing practices and stories from around the world: www.unc.edu/world/Global_Updates_2011/May_June/May_11.htm. 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: www.unc.edu/world/Global_Updates_2011/May_June/June_11.htm. 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 www.unc.edu/world/Global_Updates.shtml.
Virtual Student Foreign Service eInternships
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 www.usajobs.gov from July 2-20, 2011.
For more information, please visit www.state.gov/vsfs/.
Application Deadline: Midnight, July 20, 2011
Call for Papers: Regional Organizations as Global Players = Influential?
Kolleg Forschergruppe Workshop | Freie Universität Berlin | October 28-29, 2011
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 www.polsoz.fu-berlin.de/en/v/transformeurope/news/events/cfp_workshop_ro.html.
Abstract Submission Deadline: July 1, 2011
Call for Papers: Towards a European Society? Transgressing Disciplinary Boundaries in European Studies Research
June 28 - 30, 2012 | Center for European and International Studies, University of Portsmouth
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 www.port.ac.uk/research/ceisr/europeanstudiesconference/.
Panel Proposal Deadline: July 31, 2011
Masters in Public Administration on Europe at the London School of Economics
We 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 http://tinyurl.com/LSEmpaEPEP.
Carolina Global Photo Competition
The 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
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: http://www.culturosity.com/pdfs/CulturallySensitivePhotography.pdf
Submit your photos now: http://cgi.unc.edu/initiatives/photo-contest.
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
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 | 5:30 - 7:00pm | Siena Hotel, Chapel Hill, NC
Learn more information and RSVP by clicking here: http://www.iacnc.org/events.php
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