Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
July 20, 2011


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This week we have:
1. European News
2. Grants and Fellowships
3. Seminars and Programs
4. K-12 Schools & Community Colleges
5. Internships
6. EUSA Corner
7. Other International Studies News

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European News

European Union Centers/Institutes in East Asia: Regional Newsletter

EUCI Asia (European Union Centres / Institutes in East Asia)As one of the initiatives to develop a habit of cooperation and to strengthen our ties, the EU Centre in Singapore is launching the EUCI Asia (European Union Centres / Institutes in East Asia) Regional Newsletter to highlight and showcase some of our common activities. Please find the inaugural issue (June 2011) of this newsletter here (PDF).

With the support of all our regional partners, we also hope that this newsletter will further promote and enhance visibility of all the Centres and Institutes and reflect the tremendous efforts and work that the staffs of these Centres and Institutes put in to raise knowledge about the EU and its relevance to our region. 

We hope you will enjoy this newsletter and welcome any feedback and suggestions to make it more informative, interesting and intellectually stimulating!

Grants and Fellowships

DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship Program

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies: AICGSThe DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship Program, funded by a generous grant from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), is designed to bring scholars and specialists working on Germany, Europe, and/or transatlantic relations to the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) for research stays of two months each. Fellowships include a monthly stipend of up to $4,725, depending on the seniority of the applicant, transportation to and from Washington, and office space at the Institute.

Please note that the DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship supports fellows conducting research at AICGS in Washington, D.C. We are unable to support research in Germany/Europe.

DAAD/AICGS Research Fellows will be expected to produce a short analytical essay that will be published on the AICGS website and distributed via the Institute's bimonthly email newsletter, The AICGS Advisor. For fellows producing research output of exceptional quality and interest, AICGS will provide opportunities for public presentations to the broader Washington policy community.

Project proposals should address a topic closely related to one or more of the Institute's three research and programming areas:

  • Business and Economics
  • Foreign and Domestic Policy
  • Society, Culture, and Politics

For more information, please visit http://www.aicgs.org/fellows/opps/daad.aspx

Application deadline for Spring 2012 (January 2012 – June 2012): August 31, 2011

UNC Fulbright Student Program Online Info Sessions

FulbrightAugust 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 http://cgi.unc.edu/awards/fulbright for more information about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.


Seminars and Programs

Masters Program in Cultural Diplomacy and International Relations

Master of Arts program in International Relations and Cultural DiplomacyThe Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) and Dubrovnik International University (DIU) are pleased to announce the launch of the graduate Master of Arts program in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy. Offered by DIU in partnership with the ICD, the program will combine the traditional academic components of international relations with a new focus on the role of soft power and cultural diplomacy in contemporary global affairs.

An understanding of the challenges faced by the contemporary world requires an interdisciplinary approach; International Relations and Diplomacy should not be understood only as disciplines of Political Science or Political Theory, but must also be interpreted from the perspective of economics, law, and other social sciences.

The key objectives of the MA in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy is to leave students with a strong foundation in international relations theory and contemporary diplomatic strategies, allow them to explore and examine an area of particular interest, and help them gain practical experience through internships and research studies in relevant international institutions.

For more information, please visit www.culturaldiplomacy.org/academy/index.php?en_ma.

Application Deadline: August 10, 2011
Late Admission Deadline: September 9, 2011


K-12 Schools & Community Colleges

Teaching Resources Highlight: K-12 Lesson Plans

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

New additions include (PDF links):

Check out all the lesson plans at http://euce.org/lessonplans. You can view the lesson plans by subject or by grade.

Additionally, we welcome lesson plan submissions from K-12 teachers as well as community college instructors. Please follow the standardized template (.doc) to the extent possible, making sure to include references to your state's 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 euce@unc.edu.

World ViewGlobal Updates from World View

The July issue of Global Updates highlights global summer reading: www.unc.edu/world/Global_Updates_2011/July_Aug/July_11.htm. Each summer World View staff recommend a favorite book (or two) that was read in the past year. These compelling books either highlight the story of a character living or born outside of the United States or focus on a global issue or region of the world. We hope you enjoy your summer and consider purchasing one (or all!) of these books the next time you head to a book store or an online bookseller.

To see previous Global Updates from World View, please visit the archive at www.unc.edu/world/Global_Updates.shtml.

 

Internships

DAAD Internship Program - Bundestag 2012

BundestagThe Èmigré Memorial German Internship Program (EMGIP - Bundestag) offers internship opportunities for U.S. and Canadian students in the German parliament, the Bundestag. The internships are 2 months long in positions matching the student’s interest and experience. Interns will be placed within the Verwaltung, preferably with a Sekretariat working for their preferred Ausschuss.  Asides from contributing to the respective offices, interns have the opportunity to study legislative and administrative procedures in the German parliament.

DAAD programs are helping to create good will and professional relationships that will help build a solid basis for relations between Germany and North America.

Applicants for EMGIP – Bundestag should possess outstanding academic records and personal integrity as well as some knowledge of the German legislative process.  Participants should be advanced undergraduates or graduate students in fields such as political science, international relations, law, history, economics or German. Students must be able to fully communicate in German.

US and Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply. International students who are enrolled in a full time course of study in the US or Canada may also apply. PhD students and German nationals are not eligible.

For more information, please visit www.daad.org/page/emgip/.

Application Deadline: September 15, 2011

UNC Center for Global Initiatives (CGI) Internship Openings

UNC Center for Global InitiativesGet valuable professional experience relevant to Communications & Multimedia work, Non-profit & Grants Management, Event Planning, or developing community Business Partnerships.  Excellent fit for students interested in global studies or internationally-focused careers and issues.  Get the full details here and apply by August 25, 2011 for priority consideration. 


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.

Transatlantic Conference: Which Transatlantic Relationship After the Global Crisis?

Transatlantic Conference: Which Transatlantic Relationship After the Global Crisis?October 3-4, 2011 | University of St. Thomas | Houston, Texas
The goal of the conference is to explore the future of the transatlantic relationship in light of the changes produced by the crisis in global leadership. Since World War II, the alliance between the United States and Europe has been the foundation of diplomatic, commercial, and security policies on both sides of the Atlantic. After the fall of the Iron Curtain, the transatlantic relationship even became the foundation of global security and the core of the globalization process. This relationship, however, was never static. European integration continuously modified the original landscape of the alliance, especially after the introduction of the Euro currency.

Since around 2008, major shifts in the balance of power began to emerge spurred by the rapid emergence of new world-level players such as China, Brazil, and India. This global crisis in leadership also directly affected the transatlantic relationship; on the one hand, the U.S. dollar, which became the epicenter of the crisis, led the country into an economic depression whose end is not yet clearly established; on the other hand, the Eurozone is facing crucial challenges to upgrade its governance in order to manage the impact of the crisis on its peripheral members (Greece, Ireland, and Portugal in particular). It cannot be denied that the growing attraction of Asia is impacting the traditional Euro-American partnership.

The current crisis in global leadership is of historic magnitude not experienced since WWII. A vastly revised international landscape is on the horizon. This conference seeks to untangle the confusion by addressing how the transatlantic relationship is preparing to accommodate a new era in international politics and commercial development. A set of policy recommendations will be generated that reflects the consensus among the participants.

For more information, please visit http://www.sfasu.edu/laa/334.asp

Position: Fulbright-Schuman Chair at the College of Europe

College of EuropeThe College of Europe in Brugge, Belgium calls for applicants for the Fulbright-Schuman Chair. The candidate may pursue independent research in one semester. In the other semester, he/she will lead a course in the framework of a master's program to a very select group of graduate students from Europe and North America. This course will deal with transatlantic relations. Class size varies. Grantee may also be asked to provide thesis advising and participate in conferences. On European affairs, the college library is among the best available, but it covers a broad range of subjects beyond that.

Qualifications: Ph.D. and several years of teaching experience. Preferably associate or full professor, but assistant professors will be considered.

Language: French is desirable, but not required.

For more information, please visit http://catalog.cies.org/viewAward.aspx?n=2208.

Application Deadline: August 1, 2011

Position: Joint Chair in International Relations, European University Institute

European University InstituteThe European University Institute is looking for candidates with a distinguished record of scholarly publications and experience in postgraduate teaching and doctoral supervision, to fill a Joint Chair in International Relations (SPS-RSC2). 

The Department of Political and Social Sciences and the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies are seeking a specialist with expertise in the international and trans-national politics of Europe, and in Europe's role with the broader global system. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in the field of security, encompassing traditional and non-traditional areas. The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies is developing an active research agenda in these fields, and the successful candidate will be expected to play a leadership role in this programme.

For more information, please visit www.eui.eu/About/JobOpportunities/AcademicPosts.aspx.

Deadline for receipt of applications: August 29, 2011

Position: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow on The EU as a Laboratory of Deepening Multilateralism

Global Re-ordering: Evolution through European Networks (GR:EEN)The 2011/12 academic year marks the launch of an 'Integrated Research Project, linked to the 7th Framework Programme called GR:EEN. As part of this multi-year research project focused on "Global Re-Ordering Evolution through Emerging European Networks" the IEE-ULB is charged with a multidimensional research agenda covering a broad range of issues centred on a series of questions related to "the EU and Global Governance: Multilateralism in an Emerging Multipolar World".

Within the framework of the aforementioned programme the IEE-ULB seeks to hire a set of Post-Doctoral Research fellows. Said individuals would be hired by the GR:EEN project and based at the IEE-ULB in Brussels. The hired individuals will be directly responsible for part of the scientific agenda included in the project’s programme. Research Fellows will be involved in the conception, realization, production and promotion of the scientific deliverables.

Job Purpose: To contribute to the research capacities of the EUNRAGG research unit within the Institut d’Etudes Européennes (IEE) at the Université libre de Bruxelles, specifically in the context of the EU FP7 funded project “Europe Facing a Rising Multipolar World” entitled ‘Global Re-ordering: Evolution through European Networks’ (GR:EEN).

For more information, please visit www.iee-ulb.eu/news/178/Call-for-Application---GREEN-2nd-Post-Doc-Research-Fellow

Application Deadline: August 31, 2011

Master in EU Studies Online

Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE) European Online AcademyThe Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE) offers postgraduate online studies on European integration for professionals in the public and private sector, in cooperation with the Jean Monnet Chair of the University of Cologne.

The CIFE’s European Online Academy offers a two-year Master programme. Its Master in EU Studies Online is set to provide an accurate blend of theoretical and practical knowledge. This Master is an ideal training programme and additional qualification for young professionals, postgraduates and junior officials interested in or already working in the field of European integration.

Objectives:
  • To gain an enhanced knowledge of recent developments in the European integration process and up-to-date insight into proceedings and policy areas, EU institutions, EU Law and Economics (1st year);
  • To specialise in one of the core subjects (2nd year):
    • Economics,
    • Political Sciences or
    • EU Law.

For more information, please visit http://www.eu-online-academy.org/

Application Deadline: September 5, 2011


Other International Studies News

Save the Date: Conference on "Fragile States, Global Consequences"

Globe and puzzle pieces5:30 - 7:30pm | October 4, 2011 | FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
For over a century the balance of power among the world’s strongest nations was the dominant issue in discussions of global security. Many of today’s policies and international institutions were created to deal with conflicts between the major powers.

But today fragile states, such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bosnia, East Timor, and Haiti, are emerging as the most serious threat to global security. These countries straddle the thin line between survival and chaos, suffering from weak governments, internal conflict, ethnic conflict, poverty and sometimes all of these. Fragile states’ weaknesses often permit extremist groups to thrive within their borders, create breeding grounds for disease pandemics, stimulate mass migrations, and offer safe havens for drugs or arms traders and for human traffickers.

This conference will examine the global challenge of fragile states. It aims to encourage discussion of comprehensive ways to promote stronger nations and deal more effectively with those that are already on the brink of failure.

For more information, please see this PDF.

Sponsored by the West Triangle Chapter of the United Nations Association, the Curriculum in Peace War and Defense at UNC-CH, the Curriculum in Global Studies at UNC-CH, the Triangle Institute for Security Studies, The Center for Global Initiatives at UNC, the student United Nations Organization at UNC-CH, and the student International Relations Association at Duke University

Singapore International Energy Week: Securing Our Energy Future

Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW)October 31 - November 4, 2011 | Singapore
The 4th Annual Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) 2011 is the foremost platform for top policymakers, industry players and commentators to discuss energy issues, strategies and solutions.   SIEW 2011 brings together the world’s leading conferences, exhibitions, workshops and networking events in one week, in one location. Covering key issues such as oil & gas, energy trading, clean energy and smart grids, SIEW 2011 provides the ideal focal point to discuss energy security through the generation of ideas and exchange of best practice. SIEW is your opportunity to connect with energy leaders, impact the energy debate and define the future of energy.

All members are eligible for 20% discounted tickets to attend the Singapore Energy Summit (SES). All members that register for the SES will automatically be registered for online business matching. This business matching facility allows you to network and set up meetings with all delegates across the entire week.

Registration opens in July - Visit www.siew.sg for more information.

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