Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
September 21, 2011


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

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CES News

CES Fall Speakers Series
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.
Risto Raivio

Friday, October 7, 2011
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
FedEx Global Education Center: 4th Floor Seminar Room

Risto Raivio, visiting EU Fellow at the Center for European Studies, will discuss Reflections on European Institutions' Cooperation with Civil Society Organizations: European Year of Volunteering 2011 as an Example. Risto Raivio works for the European Commission in the Directorate General for Education and Culture as head of sector for Vocational Education and Training Policy.

Open to the public, light refreshments provided.

Information Session Tomorrow! 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: www.unc.edu/depts/tam/) and the Undergraduate Euro Major (www.unc.edu/depts/europe/major/)!


Visiting Scholar Holger Moroff

Holger Moroff 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.


European News, Lectures and Events

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

The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs and GermanyThrough October 28, 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
, 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.

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

Thomas PegelowSunday, October 16, 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, Thomas Pegelow (Davidson College) will present a seminar entitled Naming in the ‘60s and ‘70s: Protest Movements, Genocide, and Competing Memory Cultures in West Germany and the United States.

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?

OECD iLibraryThursday, September 29, 2011 | 4:00 - 5:30pm | Bostock Library 023, Duke University
The OECD iLibrary contains over 5000 e-books, 5000 Excel tables, and 400 datasets, and 2500 working papers. This data, vital to any honors thesis or research project, covers international measures of agriculture and trade, social issues like migration and health, and urban and rural development indicators.

The training is open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as any professors or instructors wishing to learn more about this powerful research source. Individuals from any university or college in North Carolina are welcome to attend. Don’t let this valuable resource go unused!

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

Meredith International Film Series
October 25, 2011 | 6:00pm | Kresge Auditorium | Meredith College
The International Film Series at Meredith College holds free screenings throughout fall 2011 and spring 2012, open to the public. Refreshments are served at 6:00pm and film screenings begin at 6:30pm.

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?
FRANCE/2010. 120 mins. In French and Arabic with English subtitles. Directed by Xavier Beauvois.

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.


Fellowships

Peace and Security Fellowship for College Graduates

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace FellowshipThe 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


Seminars and Programs

FU-BEST in Berlin Invites Student Applications for Spring 2012

Freie Universität BerlinFreie Universität Berlin invites applications for its undergraduate FU-BEST (Berlin European Studies) program for Spring 2012 and beyond.

  • Based on the U.S. academic calendar, FU-BEST offers a strong intensive German language program as well as an exciting menu of content courses taught mostly in English but also in part in German.
  • There is no language prerequisite for participation in this program, but all participants are obligated to enroll on-site in German language training at their particular level.
  • The content courses cover topics from a variety of disciplines, ranging from political science, history, philosophy, and sociology to music history, architecture, film studies, marketing/management, environmental studies, sociology, and art history. A new course on Media Politics will be available as well.
  • The program has hosted participants from a wide range of mostly U.S. colleges and universities, featuring a growing number of formal institutional partnerships. Student feedback has been very positive.
  • Every semester features a week-long off-site excursion (in the case of Spring 2012, the participant group will be divided in two and will travel to Stockholm/Oslo and to Nuremberg/Prague, respectively), as well as local field-trips and cultural events.
  • Participants are housed in homestays or single-occupancy apartments, but may also opt out of these choices if they set up their own housing sufficiently in advance of the program.

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


K-12 Schools & Community Colleges

New Lesson Plans: Global Music

Music TreeThe 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.”

This monthly hour-long program features music from a particular area of the world combined with commentary by guest scholars, who discuss the music played in the context of the culture and history of the region that produced it. 

To support cultural learning, CES has created student listening guides, pre- and post-listening discussion questions, and resource links for several of their Global Music programs. The programs run about one hour, and so listening and discussion would work well for block schedule classes. If your class runs the traditional hour length, you can have the class listen over two periods, and then discuss. Alternatively, you can assign the listening for homework, and hold the discussion during class time.

Music can teach us much about a culture that never appears in a textbook. Use these programs and teaching resources to connect your students with European cultures in a dynamic, new way. Encourage students to continue their exploration of Europe through 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!

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: http://www.euro-challenge.org/.

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 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 gali@unc.edu.

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?

Register for the Euro Challenge competition online at www.euro-challenge.org/registration.html. For more information about the competition in the North Carolina/Southeast region, contact Gali Beeri at gali@unc.edu or 919.843.9852.

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

EarthOctober 19-20, 2011 | Friday Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
World View's 2011 K-12 Global Education Symposium explores the ten years post September 11 and how this significant 21st century event has shaped global perspectives in geopolitics, East-West relations, and educational discourse. We will also look at the nature and causes of international conflict, human rights, peace resolutions, and more. This symposium offers general sessions, concurrent sessions, and support for school-based teams in creating an Action Plan for globalizing schools and school systems.

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.

Space is limited, and this program has "sold out" the last five years. Register today! Visit the program website at www.unc.edu/world/2011K12Symposium.htm. 

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 (www.mygalaxycinema.com/nowplaying.php):

  • 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 (www.mygalaxycinema.com/comingsoon.php):

  • 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: http://www.mygalaxycinema.com/nowplaying.php.

Global Updates from World View: Ten Years After 9/11

World ViewThe 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. 

Below is a compilation of educator resources for teaching about 9-11 and global conflict and resources for promoting peaceful resolution of conflict. To learn more about peace and conflict worldwide, join us October 19-20 in Chapel Hill for World View’s annual K-12 global education symposium (November 9-10 for higher education educators).  Click here for more information.

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.


Internships

DAAD New York Internship Opportunity

DAAD, the German Academic Exchange ServiceDAAD, 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 simons@daad.org.

Application Deadline: September 26, 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.

PhD Studentship: Governance and Delivery of EU Cohesion Policy in Scotland

Europe and Scotland: Making it work togetherThe 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 OsloARENA - 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

Germany map and flagThe 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

Max Planck Institute for the Study of SocietiesThe 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

Centre for EU-Russia Studies at the University of Tartu (Estonia)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/

VACANT POSITIONS

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:

  • Associate Professor in International Political Economy
  • Senior Research Fellow in Political Science
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Political Science

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/


Other International Studies News

Carolina Global Photography 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.

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

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.

Screening and Discussion of "The Silent School"

The Silent SchoolSeptember 23, 2011  |  5:30 PM to 8:00 PM  |   FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
"The Silent School" is the story of the closing down of the historic Greek Orthodox Halki School of Theology by the Turkish government 40 years ago. Following the screening of the film, a discussion will be led by Imam Abdullah Antepli from the Duke Center for Muslim Life, J. Warren Smith of Duke Divinity School and Dr. John Stonestreet, Greek Orthodox Chaplain to UNC, Duke, and NC State. Dr. Sarioglou, the documentary director, will be available live from Greece for Q&A via Skype.

For more information, contact Regina Higgins at (919) 455-0033 or regina_higgins@unc.edu.

Global Music Show

Global Music Show

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 | 9:00 - 10:00pm | 89.3 FM | Listen online at http://wxyc.org

The Global Music Show is a monthly radio program in collaboration with WXYC and UNC's Area Studies Centers that intersperses world regional music with dialogue shared by relevant expert guest-scholars from UNC Chapel Hill. WXYC DJ Andrea Ford will welcome guests Mohammad Moussa and Will McInerney. This month's episode is sponsored by the Carolina Center for the Study of Middle East and Muslim Civilizations.

Listen to past broadcasts of the Global Music Show at (www.unc.edu/areastudies/publicprograms/global-music.html).

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program Information Session

FulbrightSeptember 26th | 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM | FedEx Global Education Center, Room 3009
Come out to a funding information session for the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Program. This U.S. Department of Education program supports Ph.D. candidates who wish to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months. Ph.D. students from all departments are eligible if the focus of the dissertation has an area studies and/or language component. Field work in English is generally not supported.  This information session is sponsored by the Center for Global Initiatives. Best practices and techniques for assembling a competitive proposal will be presented. CGI recommends that interested candidates review DDRA eligibility requirements and the FAQ before attending.

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!

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 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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