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October 5, 2011
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CES Fall Speakers Series
Triangle Global British History Seminar: Geographies of Black Power in New York, London, and the British Caribbean
Friday, October 7, 2011 | 4:00pm | National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park
Kennetta Perry, Assistant Professor of History, East Carolina University, will provide brief comments. Copies of the paper, which should be read in advance, are available from Sandi Payne Greene, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professor Guild's talk is co-sponsored by the UNC Center for European Studies and the Triangle African American History Colloquium.
Living with Memory: A Moderated Panel Discussion
Thursday, October 6, 2011 | 5:00 - 7:30pm | Perkins Library Rare Book Room | Duke University
"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.
“Complete Continence Is Wholly Possible”: The Regulation of Sexuality by the U.S. Army in France and Germany, 1917-23
The U.S. Army’s campaign against venereal disease during World War I and the post-war occupation of Germany represented massive, new intrusions by the American state into the sexual lives of U.S. soldiers and their French and German sexual partners. The bodies of soldiers and prostitutes were routinely inspected and, if found to be diseased, both were forcibly incarcerated and medically treated by army physicians and colluding civil authorities in France and Germany. This paper will explore the role of the state in shaping the sexual lives of individuals through the institution of a regime of sexual surveillance and policing. Byers argues that these efforts to regulate the sexual behaviors of soldiers and their sexual partners were part of a much larger “sexual economy of war” that encompassed all aspects of soldiers’ intimate lives: prostitution, venereal disease, homosexuality, sexual violence and rape, sexual morality, military families, and ideas about masculinity, among others. Without considering and intervening in all these components of the sexual economy, the U.S. Army believed that it could not effectively sustain military operations during WWI and the subsequent occupation of Germany.
The experience in Europe brought with it many challenges to pre-existing notions of sexuality – and Progressive Era medical and moral reform discourses – and complicated the debates between policymakers and critics by highlighting competing conceptions of acceptable sexual behavior and demonstrating the difficulties in implementing and enforcing sexual regulations. These debates help explore the intersections between U.S. moral and social reform; concerns about disease and sexual danger; cross-cultural racial, class, and gender perceptions; soldiers’ masculinity and sexual identity; and military efficiency.
For more information see the website: http://www.unc.edu/mhss/. Co-sponsored by the Triangle Institute for Security Studies.
North Carolina German Studies Seminar: Naming in the '60s and '70s
Sunday, October 16, 2011 | 5:00 - 7:00pm | Hyde Hall | Institute for the Arts and Humanities | UNC-Chapel Hill
By the mid-1960s, activists of the West German Socialist Student Union (SDS) frequently evoked memories of Hitler Germany’s mass crimes and appropriated recent terminologies of genocide to attack past complicities and alleged continuities of fascism. Since West Germany had acceded to the U.N. Genocide Convention in 1954, naming a crime genocide became a distinctly political act. Simultaneously, members of the American Society for a Democratic Society (SDS) accused their government of “genocide for fun and profit” in Vietnam and attacked the “new Nazis” of the American military and political establishment. Turning to the 1960s and 1970s that marked the transition from polyphonic silences and selective remembrance to a sharp rise in the commemoration of the Holocaust, this talk reexamines how leftist students, Black Power, and peace activists in West Germany and the United States interacted in appropriating languages of mass murder and how they contributed to this shift. Far beyond mere acts of propaganda and agitation, these naming practices strengthened activists’ communicative group memories and began to shift their societies’ memory cultures, aiding, among others, the rise of the era of the witness.
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.
Lecture: Political Economy of the Euro Crisis
Monday, October 24, 2011 | 12:00 - 1:30pm | 4th Floor Seminar Room, FedEx Global
Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
Thomas Willett is the Horton Professor Economics and Director of the Claremont Institute for Economic Studies in the Department of Economics, Claremont Graduate University and Claremont McKenna College. Areas of specialization include international and monetary economics, political economy, and economic policy, international financial crises and public choice or political economy analysis of national and international economic policies. A major facet of his professional activity has been to improve the dialogue between economists and political scientists. He is the Director of the Claremont Institute for Economic Policy Studies, and former head of the International Research Department at the U.S. Treasury.
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.
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
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.
Euro Challenge High School Competition
The Euro Challenge 2012 is 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.
Euro Challenge in the Southeast: Free Trip to Brussels!
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 sponsored by the European Commission.
How to Register?
For details for schools in the Southeast, visit www.unc.edu/depts/europe/academicprograms/eurochallenge.html.
Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program
The Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program provides opportunities for teachers to participate in direct exchanges of positions with colleagues from other countries for a semester or a year. By living and working abroad, exchange teachers gain an understanding and appreciation of different educational systems and cultures, and enrich their schools and communities by providing students with new perspectives about the world in which they live.
Participating countries include the Czech Republic, France, Hungary, India, Mexico, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit www.fulbrightteacherexchange.org/cte.cfm
Deadline: October 15, 2011
Community College Symposium by World View - Peace and Conflict: Ten years after 9/11
November 9-10, 2011 | Friday Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
The program is designed for instructors and administrators of all disciplines, providing current information and unique strategies for helping students learn about the world. 1.5 Professional Development Contact Hours offered.
Register today at http://worldview.unc.edu/registration-2/
Call for Papers: Graduate Student Conference - EU External Relations in the Post-Lisbon Era
February 3-4, 2012 | Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Possible topics could include:
Abstracts should be 300-500 words (1-1.5 pages) in length and will be accepted only via email; please include a CV with your submission. Participation is limited to Master's and Doctoral students currently enrolled in degree-granting programs. The BMW Center for German & European Studies will be able to contribute to travel expenses for elected panelists. Please send submissions and questions to: email@example.com
For details, please visit http://cges.georgetown.edu/research/conferences/gradstudentconference/
Abstract Submission Deadline: October 14, 2011
Position Announcement: Professor of Political Science, EU Studies at the University of Luxembourg
The University of Luxembourg invites applications for a professorship of Political Science, EU Studies. The professor will be a member of the Laboratoire de Science Politique and the European Governance research programme within the IPSE (Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces) research unit.
The professor will be expected to undertake research focused on the internal and/or external policies and policy-making processes of the European Union.
The professor’s research programme should complement and further develop existing research strengths in the ‘European Public Policy and Europeanisation’ research area. The successful candidate will have proven research expertise in one or more major areas of European Union public policy (eg. Internal Market, Trade Policy, Justice and Home Affairs, Common Foreign and Security Policy).
The Professor’s principal teaching obligations will be in the newly launched Master in European Governance programme (http://meg.uni.lu). Beyond the development of her/his own teaching within the programme, the successful candidate may be asked to assume specific administrative responsibilities (such as the management of internships or student exchanges) in cooperation with the Course Director.
For more information, please see the position announcement.
Application Deadline: October 17, 2011
UNC Global Events
Visit UNC Global's events calendar to find out about international events on campus: http://global.unc.edu/index.php?option=com_mellocal&Itemid=36
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program Information Session
Thursday, October 6th | 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
International Coffee Hour
Thursday, October 13, 2011 | 5:00 - 6:00pm | Global Cup Café, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
Save the Date! Visualizing Human Rights Conference
Saturday, November 5, 2011 | UNC-Chapel Hill
See performances by Poetic Portraits of a Revolution and Sacrificial Poets, video by Dream Acts and work in progress grappling with the issue of human trafficking. Join us for the day-long free conference with collaborative art making, discussion and more!
Visit http://cgi.unc.edu/vhr for more information.
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