of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
September 21, 2011
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CES Fall Speakers Series
The Center for European Studies is pleased to welcome Professor Holger Moroff (www.unc.edu/depts/polisci/faculty_pages/moroff.html) as our returning DAAD professor at Carolina. He now begins the fourth year of his appointment, and he is affiliated with both the Center for European Studies and the Political Science Department. Prof. Moroff taught international and comparative politics at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena from 2002 to 2008. Before that he was a research fellow at the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP) in Berlin for one year. Professor Moroff earned his BA in Economics, History and American Studies in 1995 from the University of Bochum. In 1997 he received an MA in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis. Professor Moroff earned a Master's of European Studies (M.E.S.) in 2000 from the Center of European Integration Studies (ZEI) at Bonn University. In 2008, he was awarded his PhD in Political Science from Friedrich Schiller University Jena. His dissertation focused on conceptions of security in EU external relations. Professor Moroff is fluent in German, English, and Spanish. He also speaks French and Russian. During the fall 2011 semester, Professor Moroff is teaching POLI 891: The EU as a Global Actor and POLI433: Politics of the European Union.
"The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs and Germany" Exhibition
Through October 28, 2011 | 7:00pm | Robert and Sallie Brown Gallery and Museum, Stone Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
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.
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.
North Carolina German Studies Seminar: The Triumph of Blonde and the Weimarization of American Pop Culture
Sunday, October 16, 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. In conjunction with the Center for European Studies. 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.
OECD iLibrary Training Session: Got Data?
Thursday, September 29, 2011 | 4:00 - 5:30pm | Bostock Library 023, Duke University
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an intergovernmental organization that produces top-level analysis and reports of international political and economic issues affecting our world.
Meredith International Film Series: Of Gods and Men
Of Gods and Men: In North Africa, a community of Christian faithfuls is living in harmony with the welcoming but destitute Muslim community. Across different faiths, friendship and support are strong, but the land is torn between terrorists and the brutal state army. Can the French monks live their faith to the end?
For more information, contact the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at 919.760.8603 or 919.760.8620. Sponsored by the Meredith College Diversity Council; the Alliance Française of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill; the Office of International Programs; School of Arts and Humanities; and DFLL at Meredith College.
Peace and Security Fellowship for College Graduates
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a competitive national program that provides college graduates the opportunity to work in Washington, DC, with one of twenty-seven participating public-interest organizations focusing on international security issues. The program has awarded 134 fellowships since its inception in 1987 and is offered twice yearly, in the spring and fall. It lasts from six to nine months and provides a stipend, health insurance, and travel costs to Washington. The Scoville Fellowship does not award grant or scholarship money to students.
For more information, please visit www.scoville.org. Although the majority of Scoville Fellows have received college degrees in political science, government, international relations, history, or peace studies, we do not require any specific major. There is no application form; application requirements are listed on our website, as are links to the websites of each of the participating groups and information on the work of current and former Scoville Fellows. A flier about the program can be printed from http://www.scoville.org/flier.html.
Application Deadline for Spring 2012 Fellowship: October 3, 2011
FU-BEST in Berlin Invites Student Applications for Spring 2012
Freie Universität Berlin invites applications for its undergraduate FU-BEST (Berlin European Studies) program for Spring 2012 and beyond.
Students may apply directly to FU-BEST (after approval at their home institution) or via their home college/university (especially where an institutional partnership exists).
For full details on courses as well as other features of the program and application materials, please visit www.fubest.org
Application deadline for participation in the Spring 2012 semester: October 15, 2011
New Lesson Plans: Global Music
The Center for European Studies and other Area Studies Centers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are collaborating with the student-run radio station WXYC in the production of “Global Music.”
Check out our new lesson plans! Plans are available for the following shows (PDF links):
All shows can be heard online via streaming audio. Visit www.unc.edu/areastudies/publicprograms/global-music-audio.html to hear past episodes of the Global Music Show (and make sure you are using RealPlayer: free download at www.real.com/realplayer).
Euro Challenge Competition: Orientation session just around the corner!
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.
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 in Chapel Hill. Another orientation session will be held in Wilmington on Monday, October 3, from 4:30-7pm. Sign up for either session by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, 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.
Register Now! World View K-12 Global Education Symposium - Peace and Conflict: Ten years after 9-11
October 19-20, 2011 | Friday Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
Featured speakers include Faye Gore (NC Department of Public Instruction), Rye Barcott (co-founder of Carolina for Kibera, author of It Happened on the Way to War) and Charles Kurzman (UNC Sociology Professor, Co-director of the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies, author of The Missing Martyrs: Why There Are So Few Muslim Terrorists).
The program is designed for teachers and administrators of all disciplines, providing current information and unique strategies for helping students learn about the world. 1.5 CEU credits will be offered.
Cost (North Carolina Educators): Registration is $175 per person. A team of 4 is $600 (save $100). A team is comprised of 4 or more individuals from the same school or LEA. Only $150 for each additional team member.
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: Ten Years After 9/11
The September issue of Global Updates highlights resources for educators on 9/11: Ten Years Later. September 11, 2011 marks the ten year anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. This tragic event changed the course of history for the both the United States and the international community. How should educators teach about the circumstances leading up to the event, the actual events of the day, and the aftermath in a thoughtful and appropriate manner? Most of your students may not even remember September 11, 2001. Today’s high school seniors were only in the second grade in 2001.
Read the latest issue of Global Updates at www.unc.edu/world/Global_Updates_2011/Sept_Oct/September_11.htm
To see previous Global Updates from World View, please visit the archive at www.unc.edu/world/Global_Updates.shtml.
DAAD New York Internship Opportunity
DAAD, the German Academic Exchange Service (www.daad.org/), is currently accepting applications for a full-time internship at the New York office. The internship involves assisting with organizing the German presence at the European Career Fair in Boston and in assisting the GAIN office with a wide spectrum of tasks that may include, but are not limited to office administration, event management, writing for the GAIN newsletter and blog, email correspondence, and organizational tasks, depending on the needs of the German Academic International Network (GAIN, www.gain-network.org). Applicants must be fluent in the German and English languages and have a valid work visa.
Position begins in October and ends in March. An interest in higher education and science policy is a plus. Interns are paid at a rate of USD 750/month and will be provided with a recommendation letter upon the completion of the internship.
To apply, please send your CV and a motivation letter in English or German to: Dr. Katja Simons, GAIN Program Director at email@example.com.
Application Deadline: September 26, 2011
PhD Studentship: Governance and Delivery of EU Cohesion Policy in Scotland
The European Policies Research Centre within the School of Government & Public Policy at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow plans to award a PhD studentship on the governance and effectiveness of EU Cohesion policy in Scotland. The studentship will be co-funded by the Scottish Government and the University of Strathclyde. Successful applicants will receive an annual award for three years of £13,590 and their fees at home/EU rates will be waived. The scholarship is for one year in the first instance and, subject to satisfactory progress, will normally be renewed up to the maximum of a further 2 years.
The studentship provides an outstanding opportunity to study at Europe’s leading centre of expertise for comparative research on EU Cohesion policy, and to benefit from the School of Government & Public Policy’s excellent provisions for supporting and supervising postgraduate research. The student will be expected to engage actively on an ongoing basis with high-level policy makers and practitioners in the Scottish Government and other policy organisations. The main focus of the research will be the Scottish experience, but there will also be potential to explore experience in other EU Member States.
For more information, please visit http://www.eprc.strath.ac.uk/eprc/news.cfm?&ID=385
Application Deadline: Friday, September 30, 2011
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships at ARENA
ARENA - Centre for European Studies at the University of Oslo (UiO) invites applications for three Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships. Application deadline October 12, 2011.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (EPISTO project):
A 3-year Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship affiliated with the research project “Why not epistocracy? Political legitimacy and the fact of expertise” (EPISTO). The aim of EPISTO is to study the role of expertise in the running of the European Union, to assess the legitimacy of particular expertise arrangements, and to clarify the relationship between “rule by the knowers” (epistocracy) and “rule by the people”: For more information: http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/598691/65774?iso=no
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (FLAGSHIP project):
A 2-year Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship with a special focus on the institutional dynamics of European universities. The position will be affiliated with a new research project “European Flagship Universities: balancing academic excellence and socio-economic relevance (FLAGSHIP)”, funded by the Research Council of Norway. For more information: http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/598753/65774?iso=no
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in the field of European foreign and security policy:
A 2-year Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (with a possibility for extension) within work package 4 (“The external dimension of the political order”) of the EuroTrans-project. For more information: http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/598786/65774?iso=no
Fulbright German Studies Seminar: Nation-State and European Identity
The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) is now accepting applications for the 2012 Fulbright German Studies Seminar. The topic is “Nation-State and European Identity".
The Fulbright German Studies Seminar offers U.S. scholars the opportunity to meet in Germany to discuss current issues facing Germans, Europeans and the broader international community. The 2012 seminar on “Nation-State and European Identity” will explore questions related to the evolving definition of identity within Germany and Europe. Throughout the seminar, scholars will examine the influence of the European Union on German identity, hear from experts about how concepts of national and regional identity are being challenged and whether competing identities can be reconciled. The majority of the program will take place in Berlin but visits to other regions will also be included.
Eligible candidates include scholars from U.S. universities, colleges, and community colleges who hold full-time teaching appointments and a Ph.D., or equivalent professional/terminal degree, in a field related to the seminar topic. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The seminar will be held in English and will take place June 12 – 23, 2012. More information about this award can be found online at www.cies.org/GSS/.
Application Deadline: October 14, 2011
Faculty Position Opening: Two Research Group Leaders in Political Science or Sociology
The Max Planck Society and Sciences Po Paris are planning to establish a Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies, a German-French center in the social sciences. Located at Sciences Po Paris, the center will be jointly directed by these two institutions. Its research will concentrate on investigating how individuals, organizations and politics are coping with the increased instability that has developed in Western societies during the last forty years due to liberalization policies and cultural shifts. Research at the center will be chiefly conducted by two research group leaders. We are seeking two social scientists from the field of political science and sociology to direct the two groups. Research group leaders will receive funds for their own research and for three doctoral students. At the beginning, the positions will be funded for five years, with further funding depending on a positive evaluation of the center after four years. The specific field of research is still open and will depend on the research program proposed by the candidates.
For more information, please see the position announcement (PDF): www.mpifg.de/aktuelles/doks/MPIfG-SciPo_MPCenter_2011.pdf
Deadline: October 15, 2011
Opportunities for Scholars Working on EU-Russia Relations
Please find below information about opportunities at the Centre for EU-Russia Studies at the University of Tartu (Estonia). For more information about the Centre, see http://ceurus.ut.ee/
The Centre for EU-Russia Studies and the Institute of Government and Politics at the University of Tartu (Estonia) seek to recruit both senior and junior academics with a research profile relevant to EU-Russia relations. Available positions include:
For more information, see http://ceurus.ut.ee/news/vacancies-call-for-applications/
Deadline for applications: October 1, 2011
VISITING SCHOLAR SCHEME
The Centre for EU-Russia Studies maintains a visiting scholar scheme and welcomes applications from individual researchers based outside of Estonia who wish to visit the University of Tartu for purposes of research, teaching, or institutional collaboration. For more information, please see http://ceurus.ut.ee/home/fellowships/visiting-scholar-scheme/
Application deadline for visits scheduled for spring 2012: October 15, 2011
POSTDOC FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
The University of Tartu (the Faculties and the Centre for EU-Russia Studies) acts as a host institution for post-doctoral fellowships awarded by the Estonian Science Foundation. It is also prepared to act as a host institution for Marie Curie fellowships awarded by the European Commission (both the Intra-European Fellowships and the International Incoming Fellowships).
For more information, please see http://ceurus.ut.ee/home/fellowships/post-doc-fellows/
Carolina Global Photography 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.
Prizes include a digital camera, REI travel bag and Wolf Camera gift certificate. Winning entries and selected photos will be exhibited in the UNC FedEx Global Education Center January through February 2012. CGI will also choose 13 photos which will be published in the Center for Global Initiatives 2012 Calendar.
Submit your photos now: http://cgi.unc.edu/photocontest
Deadline: September 30, 2011
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.
Screening and Discussion of "The Silent School"
September 23, 2011 | 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM | FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
For more information, contact Regina Higgins at (919) 455-0033 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Global Music Show
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program Information Session
September 26th | 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM | FedEx Global Education Center, Room 3009
Note that projects focusing on Western Europe are not eligible for funding. For more information, visit http://cgi.unc.edu/awards/fulbright-hays-ddra
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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