Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
September 7, 2011

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This week we have:
1. CES News
2. European News, Lectures and Events
3. Seminars and Programs
4. K-12 Schools & Community Colleges
5. Position Announcements
6. EUSA Corner
7. Other International Studies News

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Message from CES Director John Stephens

John StephensI 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 News

CES Fall Speakers Series
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.
David Coates
Friday, September 23, 2011
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
FedEx Global Education Center: 4th Floor Seminar Room

David Coates (Professor of Political Science at Wake Forest University) will discuss A Tale of Two Cities: London, Washington and the Financial Meltdown. Open to the public, light refreshments provided.
Graeme Robertson
Friday, September 30, 2011
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
FedEx Global Education Center: 4th Floor Seminar Room

Graeme Robertson (Associate Professor of Political Science at UNC-Chapel Hill) will present a lecture, title to be announced. 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 EU Fellow Risto Raivio

Risto RaivioThe 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.

View Mr. Raivio's CV here (PDF).

Information Session: TransAtlantic Masters Program (TAM) EURO Majorand the Undergraduate EURO Major

TAM: TransAtlantic Masters ProgramThursday, September 22, 2011 | 1:00 - 2:00pm | FedEx Global Education Center, Room 3009 | UNC Chapel Hill
Come learn more about two of the Center for European Studies' academic programs, the TransAtlantic Masters Program (TAM: and the Undergraduate Euro Major (!

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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

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

European News, Lectures and Events

"The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs and Germany" Exhibition and Opening Reception

The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs and GermanyThursday, September 8, 2011 | 7:00pm | Robert and Sallie Brown Gallery and Museum, Stone Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
"The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs and Germany" exhibition will open at the Robert and Sallie Brown Gallery and Museum, Thursday, September 8, at 7pm. 

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 For more on the exhibition, visit

This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies.

German Chamber Orchestra Performs

Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie BremenWednesday, September 7 and Thursday, September 8, 2011 | 7:30pm | Memorial Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
One of Europe’s most distinguished chamber orchestras, the spirited Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen enchants music lovers with its unerring instinct for imaginative, well thought-out programs and unique, brilliantly conceived interpretations. Under the artistic direction of Grammy Award-winning Estonian conductor Paavo Järvi, the Orchestra has received unprecedented public and critical acclaim, in particular for its Beethoven symphony cycle recordings and concerts.

For more information, visit

9-11 Ten Years Later: The Impact on Muslims at Home and Abroad

Arif AlikhanMonday, September 12, 2011 | 5:00 - 8:30pm | FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, UNC Chapel Hill
Reflecting on the 10th Anniversary of September 11, 2001 is a collaborative effort to reflect on the tenth anniversary of 9-11 across the campuses of UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University, and North Carolina State University.

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

Remembering Czeslaw Milosz: Translation and Friendship

Czeslaw MiloszTuesday, September 13, 2011 | 7:30pm | Breedlove Room, Perkins Library, Duke University
To commemorate the centenary of Czeslaw Milosz's birth, Duke's Dept. of Slavic and Eurasian Studies and UNC's Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures are sponsoring a talk by Professor Madeline Levine of UNC-Chapel Hill. Professor Levine's talk will be followed by the screening of Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz's MAGIC MOUNTAIN: AN AMERICAN PORTRAIT OF CZESLAW MILOSZ, a short documentary about the poet's California experience and influence on such figures as Robert Pinsky and Susan Sontag.

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.

North Carolina German Studies Seminar: The Triumph of Blonde and the Weimarization of American Pop Culture

Michael GrossSunday, September 18, 2011 | 5:00 - 7:00pm | Hyde Hall | Institute for the Arts and Humanities | UNC-Chapel Hill
As part of the North Carolina German Studies Seminar & Workshop Series, Michael Gross (East Carolina University) will present a seminar entitled Lady Gaga, Madonna, Thomas Mann, and Marlene Dietrich: The Triumph of Blonde and the Weimarization of American Pop Culture.

Refreshments and drinks will be served after the seminar. Please register with Stephen Milder in a timely fashion.

For more information, please visit 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.

Music Tree

Pellegrini String Quartet Performances

September 22, 23, 25, 2011 | Hill Hall Auditorium | UNC-Chapel Hill
The Pellegrini String Quartet performs for the Talking Music Series, which brings European artists to UNC for performances and talks. For more information, visit

Seminars and Programs

Study Abroad in London: New Internship Program

LondonStudy 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:

Application Deadline for Spring 2012: September 22, 2011

K-12 Schools & Community Colleges

Euro Challenge Competition: Orientation Session in October

Euro Challenge

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 competition requires no previous knowledge of economics or Europe, and students and teachers can access an array of educational resources and training materials on the Euro Challenge website:

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:

Brussels, BelgiumEuro 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?

Register for the Euro Challenge competition online at For more information about the competition in the North Carolina/Southeast region, contact Gali Beeri at or 919.843.9852.

For details for schools in the Southeast, visit

The Euro Challenge is a program of the Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America.

Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program

FulbrightThe 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

Deadline: October 15, 2011

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 (

  • 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.

Coming soon (

  • Winter in Warime (Dutch with English subtitles). Opens Friday, September 9.
    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.
  • 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:

Global Updates from World View: Budget-Friendly Global Education Resources

World ViewThe 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

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


Position Announcements

Three Positions at the EU Delegation in Washington, DC

European Union Delegation to the USA

The following job opportunities are currently available at the European Union Delegation to the United States in Washington, DC:

  • Senior Outreach Officer
    • Assistance to the Head of Press and Public Diplomacy Section in development and implementation of outreach strategy
  • Web and Social Media Officer
    • Assistance to the Press and Public Diplomacy Section in the development and implementation of an electronic, social and new media strategy
  • Administration Assistant
    • Assistance and support to the Deputy Head of Administration in providing a full range of Human Resource services, managing office supplies and performing other administrative duties within the Administration Section of the Delegation.

Details on job requirements and application procedures can be found on the Delegation's website at:

Deadline: Thursday, 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.

Position Opening: Professor in Comparative Politics with focus on European Politics

University of PittsburghUniversity of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, PA
The Department of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh is conducting a search for a scholar qualified for an appointment as an advanced Associate Professor or Full Professor in Comparative Politics with an emphasis on European politics, pending budgetary approval. We are interested in scholars who have a broad range of interests in European politics. These interests could include regional specializations within Europe and/or the European Union. Beyond the Department, the individual would be expected to serve a term as Director of European Studies with the University Center for International Studies.

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

Call for Papers: The EU in International Affairs

Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

May 3-5, 2012 | Brussels, Belgium
The Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (IES-VUB), the Institut d’Études Européennes at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (IEE-ULB), the United Nations University Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) and Egmont – the Royal Institute for International Relations invite papers for the third edition of the ‘European Union in International Affairs’ (EUIA) Conference (formerly organised in the context of GARNET).

The multidisciplinary EUIA Conference will provide a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas among the growing number of scholars that take an interest in understanding the role of the EU in the world in diverse policy fields (including environment, energy, information society, freedom and security, finance, security and defence etc). This includes the debate concerning the EU as an international actor and the dynamic interplay between the EU, its member states, other regions and external partners in a multipolar/multilateral world. It may include topical issues such as the European response to the upheavals in the broader Middle East, European foreign policy post-Lisbon, the external effects of the Eurozone crisis, the EU’s role in global governance and the international implications of the return of nationalism as a political force on the European continent. Similarly, attention to the external implications of internal EU developments such as the push towards a (Digital) Single Market and creation of the space of freedom and security are welcomed.

The EUIA Conference will be open to all relevant disciplines and sub-disciplines, including international and European law, international political economy, economics, political science, international relations and history. It will also continue to foster exchange between the scientific and the policy communities, especially through keynote addresses by senior policy makers and a number of policy-link events featuring academics as well as policy makers.

For more information, please visit

Deadline for paper proposals: September 30, 2011

Other International Studies News

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

Opening Reception: Sueños Americanos/American Dreams

Libre Comercio by Cornelio CamposThursday, September 8, 2011 | FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
Hear artist Cornelio Campos reflect on his work currently on display in the FedEx Global Education Center.  Enjoy lively traditional music and food while viewing an eclectic mix of Campos' paintings and drawings.

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

International Coffee HourThursday, September 15, 2011 | 5:00 - 6:00pm | 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. This month's coffee hour is hosted by the Center for Global Initiatives.

Carolina Seminar Series: Russia and its Neighbors, East and West

Radislav LapushinSeptember 22, 2011 | 6:30 - 8:30pm | Room 3009, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
Radislav Lapushin will present a lecture entitled Coming to Terms with Poetry: Vicissitudes of ‘Self-Expression' in the 1950’s. Radislav Lapushin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at UNC-CH.

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

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.

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. 
Grand Prize: Nikon Coolpix Digital Camera
Second Place: Glacier Blue Osprey Shoulder Bag from REI
Third Place: $40 gift card to Wolf Camera

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.

Deadline: September 30, 2011 

Conference on "Fragile States, Global Consequences": Pre-registration Available Now!

Globe and puzzle pieces5:30 - 8:00pm | 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 visit, 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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