Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
August 24, 2011

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1. CES News
2. European News, Lectures and Events
3. Fellowships and Awards
4. K-12 Schools & Community Colleges
5. Position Announcements
6. Internships
7. EUSA Corner
8. Other International Studies News

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CES News

CES Fall Speakers Series
Banu Gökariksel
Friday, August 26, 2011
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
FedEx Global Education Center: 4th Floor Seminar Room

Professor Banu Gökariksel (UNC-Chapel Hill, Geography and Global Studies), will discuss "Even I Was Tempted": The Moral Ambivalence and Ethical Practice of Veiling-Fashion in Turkey. She will focus on her research analyzing veiling-fashion as a commodity and how women grapple with the desires that this commodity invokes. For more information, please visit Open to the public, light refreshments provided.
Liesbet Hooghe
Friday, September 9, 2011
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
FedEx Global Education Center: 4th Floor Seminar Room

Liesbet Hooghe (Professor of Political Science at UNC-Chapel Hill and Chair in Multilevel Governance at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) will discuss Multilevel Governance: Between Community and Scale. Open to the public, light refreshments provided.

UNC Global Info Fair

UNC Global Info FairThursday, September 15, 2011 | 11am - 1pm | The Pit, UNC-Chapel Hill
UNC provides countless opportunities to explore other cultures and to become more globally aware! Learn more about the centers that make this possible during the UNC Global Information Fair in the Pit.  Talk with center representatives and enjoy delicious treats from around the world!  This event will not take place in inclement weather.

Participating units include: African Studies Center
Carolina Asia Center
Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations
Carolina for Kibera
Carolina Navigators
Center for European Studies
Center for Global Initiatives
Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies
Global Cup Café
Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases
Institute for the Study of the Americas
International Student and Scholar Services
Languages Across the Curriculum
Scholars' Latino Initiative
Study Abroad
TransAtlantic Masters Program

CES Welcomes Back Visiting Scholar Christiane Lemke

Christiane LemkeChristiane Lemke is a Professor of Political Science at the Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany, and Jean Monnet Chair in European Political Science. She is also the 2010-12 Max Weber Chair for German and European politics at New York University. She received her PhD from the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences at the Free University in Berlin and went on to earn her Habilitation Venia legendi in Political Science from the same institution. Professor Lemke has been a visiting scholar at a number of US institutions over the years as she has maintained her permanent faculty positions in Germany. She has taught courses at UNC-CH, Stanford University, Harvard University, and Suffolk University. In addition while on a leave from the University of Hannover from 2006 to 2007, Professor Lemke served as the Director of State Parliament, Lower Saxony. Her academic areas of expertise include: European Politics: Governance in the European Union; Democracy and Citizenship; Gender Mainstreaming; EU-Enlargement; Politics in East Central Europe; Transatlantic Relations: Europe and the US; Political Culture; US-elections; and Comparative Politics and Political Theory: Welfare States and Social Policy; Civil Society and Minority Rights; Gender and Politics. She is currently at work on a book focused on Barack Obama and is teaching one of the required TransAtlantic Masters courses – POLI 733: European Integration - Theories, Institutions and Decision-Making Processes. This seminar introduces students to key concepts and developments of European integration politics. She has offered this course to TAM students at UNC in the past, and we are delighted and very honored to have her back again this fall.

The TransAtlantic Masters (TAM) Program Welcomes the Classes of 2011-2013 to Carolina!

TransAtlantic Masters (TAM) Classes of 2011-13

The Center for European Studies is pleased to welcome the 2011-2013 TransAtlantic Masters Class to UNC-CH. There are twenty incoming students this year. Students in both TAM I and TAM II cohorts come from a variety of states, including Florida, Texas, California, Michigan, Ohio, New Jersey, Illinois, and North Carolina. This year’s incoming TAM students received undergraduate degrees from the following institutions: NC State, UNC-CH (5), UNC-G, U of Colorado-Boulder (2), Appalachian State, Oregon State University, Boston University, Michigan State University, UT-Austin, Ohio University, University of Maryland at College Park, CA State University, CA Polytechnic State University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and DePaul University.

The new TAM students have studied and/or worked abroad in Mexico, Sudan, Australia, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Belgium, New Zealand, the UK, Vietnam, South Korea, India and Turkey. Many of the incoming students already have substantial work and volunteer experience involving finance, law, international NGOs, and educational outreach.

Sign up for a Fall Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) Course this Semester!

Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC)UNC's Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) program integrates the study and use of languages into courses outside the departments of languages and literatures.

We are delighted to offer the following LAC sections during the Fall 2011 semester.

  • FRENCH discussion sections for:
    • HIST 159: 20th-Century Europe
    • INTS 210: Global Issues (ANTH/GEOG/HIST/POLI 210)
  • GERMAN discussion section for:
    • HIST 159: 20th-Century Europe
  • ITALIAN discussion section for:
    • MUSC 287: Opera as Drama
  • SPANISH discussion sections for:
    • BUSI 617: Global Marketing
    • ENST 201: Introduction to Environment and Society
    • HIST 142: Latin America under Colonial Rule (also open to students in SPAN 373: Survey of Spanish American Literature)
    • INTS 210: Global Issues (ANTH/GEOG/HIST/POLI 210)
    • POLI 238: Contemporary Latin American Politics
  • SWAHILI combined discussion section for students in:
    • AFRI 101: Introduction to Africa; OR
    • HIST 130: Africa in the 20th Century

For more information, including instructions on how to enroll, visit or email

Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) Information Session

World MapTuesday, September 13, 2011 | 12:30 - 1:45pm | FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
Graduate students and faculty from any department are invited to attend an information session about UNC's LAC Program. Topics covered will include: Languages Across the Curriculum nationwide, the history and goals of UNC's LAC program, and the responsibilities of UNC LAC instructors.

Participation is strongly recommended for graduate students planning to apply for upcoming LAC TA positions.

To register, email

New Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) Newsletter Available

News StandsSubscribe to the UNC LAC Program's new email newsletter to receive announcements of upcoming course offerings, open teaching positions, and pedagogy workshops. We anticipate sending 2-3 issues each semester to interested undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and administrators.

To subscribe to the LAC Newsletter, send an email request to

European News, Lectures and Events

The Enduring Power of Nationalism

Lloyd KramerWednesday, September 14, 2011 | 3:30 - 5:00pm | Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC
With the onset of cultural globalization, multinational corporations, and supranational institutions, many predicted the end of the nation as the prime mover in international politics. Dr. Lloyd Kramer, Dean Smith Distinguished Term Professor and Chair of History at UNC-Chapel Hill, will review the history of nationalism and discuss why it still is a force to be reckoned with in the contemporary world.

Register ahead of time and pay $18.00 per program or pay $20.00 at the door (no special discounts apply; no renewal credit available for teachers). Secure Online Registration available here.

For more information, please visit

Restoration in Uniform: Masculinity and Monarchical Representation in Post-Revolutionary Europe, 1813-1819

Stefan DudinkFriday, September 16, 2011 | 4:00 - 6:00pm | Duke University | East Campus, Carr Building, 114 Campus Drive, Room 229
Stefan Dudink (Radboud University Nijmegen) will present a lecture as part of the Gender, Military and War in Modern History Series, with co-conveners: UNC Series on “Gender, Politics and Culture in Europe and Beyond” and “Research Triangle Series on the History of Military, War and Society”.

The making of kings in Restoration Europe required strenuous and elaborate work in the realms of ritual and representation. This was the case for all European societies in which monarchy had lost its status as the self-evident and given political form, but in particular in the Netherlands where it had never possessed this status in the first place. This lecture explores the role of masculinity in the visual representations of the making of the Dutch monarchy. It will concentrate on the ways in which the representation of the king as a man in uniform became central to the staging of a new monarchy in a post-revolutionary age.

STEFAN DUDINK teaches at the Institute for Gender Studies of Radboud University Nijmegen. Within the wider field of the history of gender and sexuality in modern Western political culture, his research concentrates on masculinity and sexuality. He has published a study on Dutch, late nineteenth-century liberalism (1997), and is co-editor with K. Hagemann and J. Tosh of Masculinities in Politics and War: Gendering Modern History (2004) and with K. Hagemann and A. Clark of Representing Masculinity: Male Citizenship in Modern Western Culture (2007).

For more information see the website: Co-sponsored by the Triangle Institute for Security Studies.

UNC Students: History 159 Sections Available - 20th Century Europe

If you are looking for a last minute course, History 159 (Twentieth Century Europe) has just opened three more sections. The administrative problem that blocked access until recently has been resolved, and there are therefore about fifty spaces left. Go to Connect Carolina to sign up.

Fellowships and Awards

Scholarships at the University of Milan's Graduate School in Social and Political Sciences

University of MilanThe University of Milan has launched a call for application, based on qualifications and interviews for admission to the Graduate School in Social and Political Sciences (GSSPS) for the following Ph.D. Programs:

  • Ph.D. in Labour Studies
  • Ph.D. in Political Studies
  • Ph.D. in Sociology
  • Ph.D. in Business History and Management

For the academic year 2011/2012 the GSSPS will assign a total of 26 places, 13 with scholarship and 13 without scholarship. The Call for Application 2011/2012 is now available to download at

For detailed information, visit

Application Deadline: August 31, 2011

K-12 Schools & Community Colleges

Remaking the World in the Wake of World War I

War GamesSeptember 30 - October 1, 2011 | UNC-Chapel Hill
This seminar, presented by the UNC Program in the Humanities and Human Values, takes a global perspective to see how the application of postwar Wilsonian idealism played out in the two decades that followed World War I. We will review the hopes, harsh realities, and fate of the new Eastern European nations; examine the foreign policy aims of the United States in Latin America; take a tour of the Middle East Mandates and the turbulent national and religious movements in the region; and discuss the postwar transformation of Japan into an aggressive imperial regime. We will come to appreciate the wake of this war as an international watershed of tremendous potential and great peril.

Tuition for teachers is $62.50 ($55 by September 2). 10 contact hours for 1 unit of renewal credit.

For more information, please visit

NC Council for the Social Studies Grants

NC Council for the Social StudiesClassroom teachers are essential to the presentation of social studies content and skills to our state’s students. The North Carolina Council for the Social Studies (NCCSS) provides grants of up to $1,000 to help teachers make an even greater impact in their classroom, school district, and community through innovative social studies programs.

The NCCSS is particularly interested in supporting social studies education efforts in the following areas:

  • Classroom programs that are usually not funded by regular funding sources
  • Innovative experiences related to social studies directly involving students and teachers
  • Projects in social studies encouraging community awareness and participation

For more information, please visit and view the following PDF:

Application Deadline: December 31, 2011

Part-time French Instructors Needed at CHICLE

CHICLE Language InstituteCHICLE Language Institute accepts applications from individuals with prior experience who are looking for part-time teaching, translating, or interpreting work. We currently have a need for French teachers for part-time positions.

Please visit to submit your application. To find out more about CHICLE, visit

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 (

  • Trollhunter (Norwegian with English subtitles)
    Shot in a verite style, TROLLHUNTER is the story of a group of Norwegian film students that set out to capture real-life trolls on camera after learning their existence has been covered up for years by a government conspiracy. A thrilling and wildly entertaining film, TROLLHUNTER delivers truly fantastic images of giant trolls wreaking havoc on the countryside, with darkly funny adherence to the original Norwegian folklore.

Coming soon (

  • Sarah's Key (English and French with English subtitles)
    Based on Tatiana de Rosnay's New York Times best seller, SARAH'S KEY is the story of an American journalist living in Paris, Julia Jarmond (Kristin Scott Thomas), whose research for an article about the Vel' d'Hiv Roundup in 1942 in France ends up turning her own world upside down. In July 1942, Sarah, a ten-year old girl, is taken with her parents by the French police as they go door-to-door in the middle of the night arresting Jewish families. Desperate to protect her younger brother, Sarah locks him in a bedroom cupboard - their secret hiding place - and promises to come back for him as soon as they are released. Nearly seventy years later, Julia stumbles on the terrible secret that the home Sarah's family was forced to leave is about to become her own. As Julia's life becomes entwined with Sarah's heart-breaking story she must tackle the complex issue of how to live with the past and keep moving forward.
  • The Skin I Live In (Spanish with English subtitles)
    A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession. A film by director Pedro Almodóvar.

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


Position Announcements

Assistant Professorship in "Europe and Cultural Heritage" at the University of Amsterdam

University of AmsterdamCultural heritage is now universally recognized as immensely important to society, and that is reflected in the teaching and research programmes of universities, not least the UvA. The national level of 'heritage' determines parts of our curricula and research agendas; large subsidy programmes are available to assist the pursuit of knowledge at all levels (civic, local and regional) of 'heritage', as a way of directly involving citizens, and thereby enhancing the legitimacy of the political regime, whether local or national. The 'heritage' concerned is most obviously material, involving artifacts, buildings and especially museums and memorials; it also extends more widely to 'culture' in a broader sense, involving ideas and ideologies, cultural practice, and identities. Occasionally there is reference to transnational discourse on cultural heritage.

We are seeking to appoint a lecturer in EU cultural affairs and policy, with a multidisciplinary research interest in the dynamics of heritage and memory at the European level. You will teach mainly in the European Studies and Cultural Heritage programmes; your research will make an important contribution to the Prioritized Research Area in Cultural Heritage and Identities. We are seeking to appoint a strong researcher in early career, with an academic background in History, European Studies, Cultural Studies, Art History or Museum Studies; transdisciplinarity is important, and will allow the UD to teach across several programmes.

For more information, please visit

Application Deadline: September 1, 2011

Part-time French Instructors Needed at CHICLE

CHICLE Language InstituteCHICLE Language Institute accepts applications from individuals with prior experience who are looking for part-time teaching, translating, or interpreting work. We currently have a need for French teachers for part-time positions.

Please visit to submit your application. To find out more about CHICLE, visit



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

Application Deadline: September 15, 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.

UACES 41st Annual Conference: Exchanging Ideas on Europe

UACESSeptember 5-7, 2011 | Robinson College | Cambridge, UK
The conference takes place at Robinson College, Cambridge and is hosted by the University of Cambridge's Dept for Politics and International Studies. Over 400 research papers will be presented at the conference, covering Politics, International Relations, Law, Economics, Geography, History, Sociology and Public Policy. The keynote address will be given by Mikołaj Dowgielewicz, Polish Minister for Europe.

This year's conference dinner takes place in the dining hall of the iconic King's College, with a reception held on the Back Lawn, overlooking the River Cam. For more information about the conference, the research programme and to book your place visit

Position Announcement: Associate Director for Academic Affairs, EUCE/ESC, University of Pittsburgh

University of PittsburghThe University of Pittsburgh announces an opening for the position of Associate Director for Academic Affairs, EUCE/ESC. If applying please use the link below and do not directly contact the European Union Center of Excellence or the European Studies Center.

The Associate Director of Academic Affairs (ADAA) for the European Union Center of Excellence/European Studies Center (EUCE/ESC) will have primary responsibility for writing grant proposals, tracking and reporting for all grants, and overseeing the collection of data for all grants.

For more information please visit

Call for Papers: Europe From the Outside In

KFG: The Transformative Power of EuropeDecember 15-17, 2011 | Kolleg-Forschergruppe “Transformative Power of Europe” | Berlin, Germany
The third international conference of the Kolleg-Forschergruppe, directed by Profs. Tanja Börzel and Thomas Risse, will focus on the EU at the receiving end of external influences and the diffusion of ideas, policies, and institutions into Europe. The conference has three major themes around which the panels will be organized:

  1. External Influences on European Institutions and Policies: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
  2. External Perceptions of the EU and Their Impact on EU Institutions and Policies
  3. The Euro Crisis as an Instance of Diffusion and Policy Transfer: Does the EU Learn?

For this academic conference, we invite papers from various disciplinary perspectives to each of these themes. Please find more detailed information on the three themes on our website:

Please send your paper proposal with a one-page abstract to Invited paper givers will be notified at the end of September. The Kolleg-Forschergruppe will take care of their travel costs as well as accommodation in Berlin during the conference.

Deadline: September 15, 2011

Call for Papers: Global Constitutionalism - Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law (GlobCon)

Global ConstitutionalismGlobal Constitutionalism – Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law (GlobCon) seeks to promote a deeper understanding on the foundations, limitations and principles of political order and their dynamics over time on a global scale. This new journal is interested in work that refers to constitutionalism as a template for empirical, conceptual or normative research on past, present and future political and legal practices, within and beyond the state.

Constitutionalism is understood here not as the study of a legal document, but as a reference frame for interdisciplinary research with a particular focus. Find out more at the journal homepage:

GlobCon invites submissions from scholars of International Law, Political Science, International Relations, Comparative Constitutional Law, Comparative Politics, Political Theory and Philosophy for its first issue to be published in January 2012. GlobCon is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that seeks to develop interdisciplinary discourse about global constitutionalism. It welcomes submissions on a wide range of topics related to constitutionalism, human rights, democracy and the rule of law.

For more information, see the call for papers at

Other International Studies News

International Coffee Hour

International Coffee HourThursday, August 25, 2011 | Global Cup Café, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
Join us for a monthly social hour for international and American students, scholars, faculty, staff and families.  Chat about resources, opportunities and challenges on campus. Each month is hosted by a different office with excellent resources to offer.  August's host is The Study Abroad Office.

Reflecting on the 10th Anniversary of September 11, 2001

Reflecting on the 10th Anniversary of September 11, 2001Each year, the Triangle Institute for Security Studies hosts a major event whose themes reflect the crucial security concerns of the day.  Events will be held at Duke University, NC State University and UNC - Chapel Hill.

  • 9-11: After a Decade and After Bin Laden
    Terry Sanford Distinguished Lecture Presents: Juan Zarate
    September 8, 2011  Duke University
    Fleishman Commons 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM
  • Esse Quam Videri: Muslim Self Portraits
    Photo Exhibit by Todd Drake
    September 8, 2011  Duke University
    Rubenstein Hall 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Did 9-11 Change Anything? Everything?
    September 9, 2011  Duke University
    The Bryan Center | Von Cannon 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • The Impact of 9-11 on The U.S. National Security Establishment
    September 12, 2011  NC State
    The Talley Student Center | 4114 Brown Room  2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
  • 9-11 Ten Years Later: The Impact on Muslims at Home and Abroad
    Keynote Speaker: Arif Alikhan
    September 12, 2011  UNC - Chapel Hill
    FedEx Global Education Center  5:00 PM – 8:30 PM

For more information, please visit

GO! Connect

GO! ConnectTuesday, August 30, 2011 | 5:30pm | FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
From breathtaking vistas to discussions with local friends--you have had an unforgettable experience abroad. But what now?

How do you re-adjust to college life and build on what you've learned? Your summer can be an isolated experience, or it can help define who you are.  As a group of international interns, researchers, and volunteers, we will investigate how to connect your summer experience with life at Carolina.  Join us for this informal student-led gathering with refreshments.  All students returning from a global experience are welcome! 

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