of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
September 7, 2011
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Message from CES Director John Stephens
I would like to welcome everyone back for the new academic year. I am delighted to report that the European Commission has again named the UNC Center for European Studies as one of ten European Union Centers of Excellence in the United States. Over the next three years, we will receive €424,855 (approximately $598,780) to support teaching, research and outreach activities on campus and in the region. We are also excited to have again been selected to serve as the National Coordinator for the Network of EUCEs in the United States.
The Center’s academic programs continue to flourish. This year the TransAtlantic Masters Program welcomes its fourteenth incoming class with twenty new students. They come from all over the United States and are a talented group of young people focused on US-EU relations. In the meantime, we have nineteen second-year TAM students in place at all of our ten European partner universities. We are looking forward to our annual October TAM trip to DC for site visits and our alumni reunion. This spring we will also go to New York City with the TAM II students; Professor Christiane Lemke has invited us to be a part of her conference at NYU's Center for European and Mediterranean Studies in April. One student in the first TAM II cohort, Tom Hylands, who studied at VU Amsterdam, was recently awarded the Daniel Heinsius Prize, the Dutch Political Science Association's award for the best political science master's thesis of the year. In addition, TAM has begun negotiations to add a Turkish partner. Stay tuned as TAM may add a third pillar soon! The Center’s undergraduate major in Contemporary European Studies (EURO) continues to gain strength, attracting some of UNC’s top students and promoting undergraduate interest in European studies. Our largest class of EURO majors graduated this past spring, and over half of our EURO majors are now pursuing graduate degrees.
I hope you will join us at some of our events this fall. Please spread the word about our newsletter and our many activities to other members of the European studies community.
CES Fall Speakers Series
UNC Global Info Fair
September 15, 2011 | 11am - 1pm | The Pit,
Participating units include: African Studies Center
CES Welcomes EU Fellow Risto Raivio
The Center for European Studies is pleased to welcome Dr. Risto Raivio as our visiting scholar during the 2011 fall semester. His study focuses on the role of Community Colleges in supporting local skills strategies and regional economic development.
Permanently Mr. Raivio works for the European Commission in the Directorate General for Education and Culture as head of sector for Vocational Education and Training Policy. In this area the Commission supports policy dialogue between the Member States and Social Partners in view of developing quality, effectiveness and relevance of vocational education and training systems.
Previously Mr. Raivio headed the Citizenship Unit of the Education and Culture DG, promoting active European Citizenship. In this area he conducted a structured dialogue with a wide spectrum of civil society organisations and representatives of local and regional authorities. From 1996 – 2002 he worked for the Committee of the Regions, a consultative EU body representing local and regional authorities in EU decision-making.
Before joining the EU institutions Mr. Raivio was researcher at the University of Tampere in Finland from where he holds a PhD in social sciences. He also spent a research and study period in the University of Konstanz in Germany from 1990 -1992.
Mr. Raivio has been an elected local councillor in his hometown Pirkkala in Finland. He has chaired the local executive board, been the vice chair of the local education committee and been actively involved in various civil society organisations.
Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) Information Session
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 | 12:30 - 1:45pm | FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
Sign up for a Fall Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) Course this Semester!
UNC's Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) program integrates the study and use of languages into courses outside the departments of languages and literatures.
"The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs and Germany" Exhibition and Opening Reception
Thursday, September 8, 2011 | 7:00pm | Robert and Sallie Brown Gallery and Museum, Stone Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
The exhibition, on display thru October 28, features photos, cartoons and political posters that tell an intriguing story of how American and German history became intertwined in the struggle for civil rights.
The exhibition was curated by Maria Hoehn, Professor of History at Vassar College and Dr. Martin Klimke, Research Fellow at the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C. This project expands the boundaries of the African American Freedom Struggle beyond the U.S. and depicts African American GIs as active participants in the victory over Nazism, the democratization of Germany after WWII, and in the advancement of civil rights in their own country and beyond.
The opening reception is set for 7pm on September 8 and is free and open to the public. Professor Maria Hoehn will give a brief presentation at the reception. Local representatives from the National Association of Black Veterans, Tuskegee Airmen, Montford Point Marines, and Buffalo Soldiers will attend the reception as special guests.
For details, visit http://sonjahaynesstonectr.unc.edu/GIs%20Exhibition. For more on the exhibition, visit www.aacvr-germany.org.
This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies.
German Chamber Orchestra Performs
Wednesday, September 7 and Thursday, September 8, 2011 | 7:30pm | Memorial Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
For more information, visit www.carolinaperformingarts.org/performances/event.aspx?id=c4caf4c3-e92d-473f-9c0d-1f5a48380d2d
9-11 Ten Years Later: The Impact on Muslims at Home and Abroad
Monday, September 12, 2011 | 5:00 - 8:30pm | FedEx Global Education Center,
Nelson Mandela Auditorium,
UNC Chapel Hill
Arif Alikhan (Assistant Secretary for Policy Development 2009-10 at the Department of Homeland Security, and Distinguished Professor at the National Defense University) will present the keynote lecture. A panel discussion with UNC and Duke faculty to follow.
Co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies. For more information, visit www.sanford.duke.edu/centers/tiss/programs/After9-11UNC-ChapelHill.php.
Remembering Czeslaw Milosz: Translation and Friendship
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 | 7:30pm | Breedlove Room, Perkins Library, Duke University
Restoration in Uniform: Masculinity and Monarchical Representation in Post-Revolutionary Europe, 1813-1819
Friday, September 16, 2011 | 4:00 - 6:00pm | Duke University | East Campus, Carr Building, 114 Campus Drive, Room 229
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.
For more information see the website: http://www.unc.edu/mhss/. Co-sponsored by the Triangle Institute for Security Studies.
North Carolina German Studies Seminar: The Triumph of Blonde and the Weimarization of American Pop Culture
Sunday, September 18, 2011 | 5:00 - 7:00pm | Hyde Hall | Institute for the Arts and Humanities | UNC-Chapel Hill
Refreshments and drinks will be served after the seminar. Please register with Stephen Milder in a timely fashion.
For more information, please visit www.unc.edu/ncgs/seminars.html. Sponsored by Carolina Seminars, the UNC-Chapel Hill Institute for the Arts and Humanities, UNC-Chapel Hill Program in the Humanities and Human Values, and the Departments of Germanic Languages and Literatures and History at Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill.
Study Abroad in London: New Internship Program
Study at the UNC London Center and explore British life and culture through internship work! A $1,400 scholarship is available to all selected students and additional need-based scholarships are available.
Eligibility: All UNC undergraduate students with at least sophomore status and a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applications will be accepted until all spaces are filled.
Students on this program study at UNC's Winston House on historic Bedford Square in one of the most exciting cities in the world. Participants in the Honors Semester in London live among Londoners in a central London neighborhood, attend seminars within the shadow of the British Museum, conduct research at the British Library, learn from professors who make London their home, and take advantage daily of the artistic, musical, theatrical, and cultural riches of this unique metropolis.
Students will also have the opportunity to participate in an internship, which will provide valuable educational experiences in a cross-cultural context. Internship placements combined with academic coursework will allow students to appreciate connections between theory and practice, and to gain exposure to potential career choices. A suitable placement for each student will be based on the student's goals, interests, previous coursework, and skills. Positions are available in art and design, education, film, finance, government, journalism, law, marketing, museums, radio and social services.
You can learn more and apply on-line: http://studyabroad.unc.edu/programs.cfm?pk=10
Application Deadline for Spring 2012: September 22, 2011
Euro Challenge Competition: Orientation Session in October
Welcome to the Euro Challenge 2012 – an exciting educational opportunity for high school students (grades 9 & 10) to learn about the European Union (EU) – the largest trading partner of the US – and its single currency, the euro. The competition is also an excellent opportunity for teachers, as teachers enlisting a team in the Euro Challenge are eligible to be awarded a free trip to Brussels next summer. The program introduces students of global studies, world history, European studies and beyond to the field of economics, and offers a unique learning experience that moves them out of the classroom into the real world.
For the competition, students research problems and solutions to Europe's economic challenges. A team of three to five students presents its findings in a competition format. The best teams from each region travel to New York City to compete in the national finals at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Conditional on an annual grant, winning teams can win cash prizes and a trip to Washington generously offered by The Moody's Foundation.
The North Carolina European Union Center of Excellence is proud to offer an online "textbook" intended as an introduction to economics for teachers and students in high school grades and up. Explore the Euro Economics website here: www.unc.edu/depts/europe/euroeconomics/
Euro Challenge in the Southeast: Orientation Session and Free Trip to Brussels!
UNC will host an orientation session for teachers from regional schools participating in the Euro Challenge on Saturday, October 1. Teachers enlisting a team in the Euro Challenge are eligible for one of two spots to travel to Brussels in summer 2012, travel and accommodations paid, on a program organized by the European Commission.
How to Register?
For details for schools in the Southeast, visit www.unc.edu/depts/europe/academicprograms/eurochallenge.html.
The Euro Challenge is a program of the Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America.
Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program
The Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program provides opportunities for teachers to participate in direct exchanges of positions with colleagues from other countries for a semester or a year. By living and working abroad, exchange teachers gain an understanding and appreciation of different educational systems and cultures, and enrich their schools and communities by providing students with new perspectives about the world in which they live.
Participating countries include the Czech Republic, France, Hungary, India, Mexico, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit www.fulbrightteacherexchange.org/cte.cfm
Deadline: October 15, 2011
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: Budget-Friendly Global Education Resources
The August issue of Global Updates highlights budget-friendly global education resources. Adding or enhancing a global dimension to your teaching doesn’t have to break the bank! In this issue are dozens of global education resources, ideas, or services that are free or reasonably priced. We hope that the 2011 school year is off to a good start as you help connect your students to the world! Read the latest issue of Global Updates at www.unc.edu/world/Global_Updates_2011/July_Aug/August_11.htm
To see previous Global Updates from World View, please visit the archive at www.unc.edu/world/Global_Updates.shtml.
Three Positions at the EU Delegation in Washington, DC
Details on job requirements and application procedures can be found on the Delegation's website at: www.eurunion.org/eu/Content-Items/JOB-OPENINGS-European-Union-Delegation-to-the-United-States.html
Deadline: Thursday, September 15, 2011
Position Opening: Professor in Comparative Politics with focus on European Politics
University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, PA
Please send a curriculum vitae and a statement of research and teaching interests to: Chair, Comparative European Politics Search, Department of Political Science, 4600 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh, 230 S. Bouquet Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled. The Political Science Department telephone number is (412)648-7290; the contact e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Papers: The EU in International Affairs
May 3-5, 2012 | Brussels, Belgium
For more information, please visit www.ies.be/conference/euia2012
Reflecting on the 10th Anniversary of September 11, 2001
Each 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.
For more information, please visit www.sanford.duke.edu/centers/tiss/programs/911TenYearsLater.php
Opening Reception: Sueños Americanos/American Dreams
Thursday, September 8, 2011 | FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
Modern yet traditional, and deeply personal, the paintings of Cornelio Campos illustrate complex realities of migrant life that are often concealed, such as immigration, the U.S.-Mexico border and cultural identity. For more information, please visit the event website.
International Coffee Hour
Thursday, September 15, 2011 | 5:00 - 6:00pm | Global Cup Café, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
Carolina Seminar Series: Russia and its Neighbors, East and West
September 22, 2011 | 6:30 - 8:30pm | Room 3009, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
The “poetic renaissance” of the Thaw, when poetry became a major element in the culture of the Soviet intelligentsia, is commonly related to the changes brought by the Twentieth Party Congress (February 1956) and its denouncement of the “cult of personality.” The following essay traces the origins of this “renaissance” to an earlier moment in time, that is, to the 1953-1954 discussion on lyric poetry and this poetry’s simultaneous reappearance in literary periodicals. I will argue that taken together, these critical and poetic publications should be seen as the missing link in our reconstruction of Soviet cultural and literary history. Furthermore, through close reading of the major participants in this event—poets, critics, readers, editors—we can much more clearly understand the dynamics of Soviet culture from that period and beyond.
For a copy of the paper email Karla Nagy. Sponsored by Carolina Seminars; Department of History; Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies; and the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures.
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.
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: Winning entries and selected photos will be exhibited in the UNC FedEx Global Education Center January through February 2012.
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.
Deadline: September 30, 2011
Conference on "Fragile States, Global Consequences": Pre-registration Available Now!
5:30 - 8:00pm | October 4, 2011 | FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
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 visit http://sanford.duke.edu/centers/tiss/FragileStates.php, where you can also pre-register and download a copy of the Discussion Guide to bring with you.
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
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