Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
October 5, 2011

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1. CES News
2. European News, Lectures and Events
3. K-12 Schools & Community Colleges
4. EUSA Corner
5. Other International Studies News

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CES News

CES Fall Speakers Series
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.

Bill Lucas

Friday, October 14, 2011
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
FedEx Global Education Center: 4th Floor Seminar Room

Public lecture by Bill Lucas, the new Diplomat in Residence (U.S. Department of State) for the southern mid-Atlantic region of the United States. He has served as the Director of the Office of European Union and Regional Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

Open to the public, light refreshments provided.

European News, Lectures and Events

Triangle Global British History Seminar: Geographies of Black Power in New York, London, and the British Caribbean

Joshua GuildFriday, October 7, 2011 | 4:00pm | National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park
We are happy to announce the inauguration of the Triangle Global British History Seminar (TGBHS). Please join us for our first meeting on Friday, October 7, 4 p.m. at the National Humanities Center. Joshua Guild, Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies, Princeton University, will present his paper, “”We Are On the Move’: Geographies of Black Power in New York, London, and the British Caribbean.”

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,

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

Living with MemoryThursday, October 6, 2011 | 5:00 - 7:30pm | Perkins Library Rare Book Room | Duke University
How do we remember painful pasts? Please join Team Kenan for a moderated panel in conjunction with their Life of Memorials exhibit that will examine the ways people live with traumatic experiences in different political and cultural contexts.

What can a memorial be? Is there a limit to memorials? Panelists Jehanne Gheith, Associate Professor of Russian Literature, and Stephanie Seiburth, Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies will take part in a student-moderated discussion and offer multimedia presentations on their work on collective memory in Russia and Spain.

An informal reception with refreshments will conclude the event, with opportunities to interact with panelists and walk through the exhibit.
The exhibit closes October 16th.

"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 For more on the exhibition, visit

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

Research Triangle Series on the History of Military, War and Society
Friday, October 14, 2011 | 4:00 - 6:00pm | Duke University | East Campus, Carr Building, 114 Campus Drive, Room 229
Andrew Byers (Duke University) will present a lecture as part of the “Research Triangle Series on the History of Military, War and Society”.

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: Co-sponsored by the Triangle Institute for Security Studies.

North Carolina German Studies Seminar: Naming in the '60s and '70s

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.

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 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

Euro and globeMonday, October 24, 2011 | 12:00 - 1:30pm | 4th Floor Seminar Room, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
Tom Willett, Professor of Economics at Claremont Graduate University, will present a public lecture on the political economy of the euro crisis. Open to the public; lunch will be provided.

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

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.

K-12 Schools & Community Colleges

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 Symposium addresses a vital topic for all 21st Century educators: Peace and Conflict: Ten Years After 9/11.  This symposium offers general sessions, concurrent sessions, and support for school-based teams in creating an Action Plan for globalizing schools and school systems.  The program is designed for administrators and teachers in all disciplines. Educators will leave the program with strategies for helping their students learn about and with the world.  See the program schedule for more details. 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 

Euro Challenge High School Competition

Euro ChallengeThe 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.

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

Brussels, BelgiumEuro 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?

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

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

Community College Symposium by World View - Peace and Conflict: Ten years after 9/11

Peace and Conflict: Ten years after 9/11November 9-10, 2011 | Friday Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
World View’s 2011 Community College Global Education Symposium explores America’s global role since September 11, 2001 and how this significant event continues to shape worldwide perspectives in 21st century geopolitics and global education.

Concurrent session topics include:

  • Integrating international content, context, and connections into your course
  • Conflict and peace in key world regions including Africa, China, Central Asia, Europe and the EU, and the Middle East
  • Global health and human rights
  • Refugees in the Carolinas
  • The environment and conflict
  • Nature and causes of regional conflicts

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.

Registration is $175 per person.  A Team of 4 is $600 (save $100).  A Team is comprised of 4 or more individuals from a college.  Only $150 for each additional Team member.  Cost for out-of-state educators is $275 per person.

Register today at

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.

Call for Papers: Graduate Student Conference - EU External Relations in the Post-Lisbon Era

Georgetown UniversityFebruary 3-4, 2012 | Georgetown University, Washington, DC
As the European Union searches for its place in the global order, the institutional reforms of the Lisbon Treaty have laid the groundwork for a common European external policy. However, shifting international dynamics have altered many of Europe's traditional relationships, and long-standing internal diversity as well as the more recent unfolding of the sovereign debt crisis have challenged European unity. Despite the reforms of Lisbon, fundamental questions remain as to whether the European Union is capable of fulfilling the goals set out in the Treaty. What place will Europe find for itself in this increasingly interdependent international environment?

Possible topics could include:

  • Europe's future external security and political relationships
  • A historical perspective of European external relations
  • Europe's evolving cultural and political borders at home and abroad
  • The EU's role in a global economy
  • The EU as a humanitarian actor

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:

For details, please visit

Abstract Submission Deadline: October 14, 2011

Position Announcement: Professor of Political Science, EU Studies at the University of Luxembourg

University of LuxembourgThe 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 (  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

Other International Studies News

UNC Global Events

Visit UNC Global's events calendar to find out about international events on campus:

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program Information Session

FulbrightThursday, October 6th | 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

International Coffee Hour

International Coffee HourThursday, October 13, 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 Graduate School and Preparing International Teaching Assistants Program.

Save the Date! Visualizing Human Rights Conference

Saturday, November 5, 2011 | UNC-Chapel Hill
Join the Center for Global Initiatives for an interview with Dick Gordon's The Story and a variety of panels showcasing current UNC-CH student work bringing the visual and performing arts together with critical global issues. 

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 for more information.


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Gali Beeri
International Education Program Coordinator
Center for European Studies/EU Center of Excellence
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3449
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