Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
October 19, 2011


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

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CES News

CES Fall Speakers Series
Claude Mosséri-Marlio

Friday, October 28, 2011
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
FedEx Global Education Center: 4th Floor Seminar Room

Public lecture by Claude Mosséri-Marlio of the European Court of Justice on Contrasting Competition Concepts. The lecture will focus on why the approach by EU and US courts to similar competition cases often results in contrasting conclusions. Mosséri-Marlio is professor of European law and the European Court of Justice at the American Business School in Paris and visiting lecturer at the Tyumen University in Siberia.

Open to the public, light refreshments provided.


European Lectures and Events

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.

"The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs and Germany" Exhibition: Ends Next Week!

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.

Film Screening of René (Czech Republic): Part of the "Documentary, Adjective" Series

Documentary, AdjectiveTuesday, October 25, 2011 | 6:30pm - 8:15pm | Toy Lounge, Dey Hall | UNC-Chapel Hill
For almost 20 years, Třeštíková follows the life of juvenile delinquent René Plasil, most of which is spent in prisons, interrupted only by brief stretches of freedom. As the only reliable person in the protagonist’s life she is also his only link to the outside world. Meanwhile, a contradictory and shifting relationship is reflected in René’s letters to Třeštíková. These add another level of meaning to the film, making Třeštíková the second character in a larger story about the limits of relationships between filmmakers and their subjects. Winner of the European Academy Award – Prix Arte 2008, Golden Dove for the Best International documentary at DOK Leipzig 2008, and other awards.

Admission is free. For more information, visit http://cseees.unc.edu/events-1/DocAdj10252011

DOCUMENTARY, ADJECTIVE retrospective will feature documentary films from Poland, Russia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Romania and Croatia.

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.

 

Call for Proposals

2012 CIBER Conference: Building Bridges from Business Languages to Business Communities

CIBERBusiness Language Conference: Building Bridges from Business Languages to Business Communities

March 21-23, 2012 | UNC Chapel Hill
The Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) are pleased to announce the Call for Proposals  (CFP) for sessions at the 2012 CIBER Business Language Conference hosted by The University of North Carolina CIBER in Chapel Hill. The theme for this year’s conference is Building Bridges from Business Languages to Business Communities and calls for an exchange of ideas on how foreign language educators can best assess and meet the current and future linguistic and cross-cultural needs of professionals operating in diverse and global environments. While new lines of research and new teaching techniques in Languages for Specific Purposes will be discussed more generally, this year's topic will also address linkages from education to business communities and innovations in experiential education. Please find the CFP at http://www.ciber.unc.edu/cblc/

As part of the conference, we will hold a Showcase of Experiential Business Language Programs. If you are interested in showcasing an innovative program that can serve as a model for emulation and would like to share best practices in reaching out to business communities, please submit the online form for the Poster Session, which can also be found under the CFP at http://www.ciber.unc.edu/cblc/

On the conference website, you will also find the agenda and exciting plenary sessions, including a special keynote address at 5:30pm on March 21st by Robert Lane Greene, reporter for The Economist and author of “You Are What You Speak.”

Proposal submissions deadline: November 1, 2011


Seminars and Programs

London International Human Rights Congress

London International Human Rights Congress

November 22-25, 2011 | London, UK
The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy is currently accepting applications for the London International Human Rights Congress 2011: "Immigration & Integration in an Age of Austerity: Challenges and Opportunities". The program will bring together governmental and diplomatic officials, civil society practitioners, private sector representatives, journalists, young professionals, students and scholars and other interested stakeholders from across the world for a program of lectures, workshops, group discussions and cultural excursions featuring leading figures from the fields of politics, civil society, academia, and the media.

The London International Human Rights Congress is an international Conference held annually by the ICD and other leading organizations in a different global capital city. The aim of the conference this year is to reflect on the operation and application of Human Rights with particular focus on Immigration and Integration.

The conference is open to applications from diplomatic and political representatives, civil society practitioners, young professionals, students and scholars, private sector figures, journalists, and other interested stakeholders in international relations from across the world.

For more information, see www.lihrc.orgTo apply please visit: www.culturaldiplomacy.org/gphr/index.php?en_bihrc-2011_application-form

UNC Honors Semester in London

LondonStudy at the UNC London Center and explore British life and culture through internship work! A $1,400 scholarship is available to all selected students and additional need-based scholarships are available.

Eligibility: All UNC undergraduate students with at least sophomore status and a GPA of 3.o or higher. Applications will be accepted until all spaces are filled.

Students on this program study at UNC's Winston House on historic Bedford Square in one of the most exciting cities in the world. Participants in the Honors Semester in London live among Londoners in a central London neighborhood, attend seminars within the shadow of the British Museum, conduct research at the British Library, learn from professors who make London their home, and take advantage daily of the artistic, musical, theatrical, and cultural riches of this unique metropolis.

You can learn more and apply on-line: http://studyabroad.unc.edu/programs.cfm?pk=10


K-12 Schools & Community Colleges

Euro Challenge High School Competition: Orientation Session Now on November 12

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: 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, November 12, 2011, 10:00am - 2:00pm (email gali@unc.edu to sign up for the orientation and get more info). Lunch will be provided.

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 sponsored by the European Commission. Find out more about the EUCE competition for K-12 teacher travel at www.unc.edu/depts/europe/research_funding/fundingk12.htm.

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.

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.

Cost:
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 http://worldview.unc.edu/registration-2/

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):

  • Mozart's Sister (French with English subtitles)
    Originally the featured performer, Nannerl has given way to Wolfgang as the main attraction, as their strict but loving father Leopold (Marc Barbe) tours his talented offspring in front of the royal courts of pre-French revolution Europe. Approaching marriageable age and now forbidden to play the violin or compose, Nannerl chafes at the limitations imposed on her gender. But a friendship with the son and daughter of Louis XV offers her ways to challenge the established sexual and social order. MOZART'S SISTER was shot on location in Versailles.

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: Global Book Club

World ViewThe October issue of Global Updates highlights global book clubs. World View believes that teachers and students greatly benefit from the practice of reading.  Educators should encourage elementary, middle, and high school students to read outside the classroom in order to enhance literacy, build vocabulary, and learn more about the world!

We consider reading and thinking critically about what is read to be an essential skill of a 21st century educator. Reading books, articles, and opinion pieces about world regions or global issues will enhance your knowledge of the world. Remind your students that while reading is fun, it can also be challenging. Part of the joy of reading is working through a difficult text or complicated issue. All that hard work is sure to pay off!

Read the latest issue of Global Updates at www.unc.edu/world/Global_Updates_2011/Sept_Oct/October_11.htm

To see previous Global Updates from World View, please visit the archive at www.unc.edu/world/Global_Updates.shtml.

 

Position Announcements

Director of International Programs at Indiana University Bloomington

Indiana University BloomingtonJob Summary: Directs strategic planning, research, and communications for multiple College of Arts and Sciences departments specializing in critical foreign language instruction and international programs. Develops strategic long-range plans for international programs within the college in collaboration with the Associate Dean; monitors implementation of plans; and provides coordination, oversight, and analysis/reporting functions for college units that compete for federal and non-federal external funding in support of critical foreign language instruction and area studies. Provides leadership and facilitates communication among the chairs and directors of these college programs and serves as primary liaison for institutional planning issues on behalf of Title VI and area studies units with various oversight offices, including federal granting agencies.

REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree and five years of progressive managerial experience in higher education, including supervisory, international grant, and international program start up. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Outstanding written/verbal communication, interpersonal, analytical, and leadership skills, and ability to work collaboratively and strategically within a diverse environment. Preferred: Master's degree in either higher education or a field related to international studies.
Salary range: $57,054.40 - $91,291.20

For more information, visit https://jobs.iu.edu/joblisting/index.cfm   (job # 4839)

Deadline: October 27, 2011

UNC Global Relations Temporary Assistant

UNC GlobalUNC Global seeks an organized, creative, and detail-oriented temporary assistant whose primary responsibilities will be related to global relations, including communications, administrative support, event coordination assistance, and assisting the global relations team when the University hosts foreign delegations. Preference will be given to candidates with strong organizational skills, plus experience with proofreading, editing, and data entry. Cultural awareness and a positive and pleasant demeanor required, as position will interact with university friends and guests. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in Joomla or another website content management system. An understanding of UNC systems and tools – such as payment processing, Advise, and the UNC website calendar – would also be a plus.

The ideal candidate will be able to work well independently and on deadline. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for 40 hours per week. Pay is $16 per hour. The position is temporary and is expected to last 2-4 months.

To apply, send an email with cover letter and resume to Katie Bowler, director of global relations, UNC Global, kbowler@unc.edu. Cover letter should include information about software skills. No phone calls please.

Deadline: October 24, 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.

Call for Papers: Antidiscrimination Law and Policy in the European Union

Law and the European UnionApril 13, 2012 | A Jean Monnet Research Workshop at Temple University | Philadelphia, PA
The Jean Monnet Chair at Temple University is pleased to invite paper proposals for a Research Workshop on the theme of antidiscrimination policy in the European Union. The EU has a long history of combating employment discrimination on the basis of gender and more generally on combating discrimination on the basis of nationality across a range of economic activities. In the wake of Treaty reforms, secondary legislation and ECJ case law over the past decade, the EU has become involved in combating a range of other forms of discrimination - including discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation and religion or belief.  The workshop will bring together scholars conducting research on recent developments in EU antidiscrimination law and policy.  Papers comparing the EU and US experiences are particularly welcome.

Scholars interested in participation are asked to submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and an abstract of their proposed paper to Prof. Mark Pollack at mark.pollack@temple.edu

The workshop is sponsored by the Jean Monnet Chair at Temple University, with additional support from the Temple University Law School and the Jean Monnet Chair at Rutgers University. The Jean Monnet program will cover the costs of travel (economy class) and accommodation for participants.

Abstract submission deadline: October 28, 2011

Call for Papers - The Wages of Nationhood: Conflicts, Compromises, and Costs

Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)April 19-21, 2012 | Harriman Institute, Columbia University
The Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) invites papers for its 17th Annual World Convention. The ASN Convention, the most attended international and inter-disciplinary scholarly gathering of its kind, welcomes proposals on a wide range of topics related to nationalism, ethnicity, ethnic conflict and national identity in Central Europe, the Balkans, the former Soviet Union, and Central Eurasia (including Central Asia, the Caucasus, Turkey, China, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, and Iraq).

The Convention will include Special Sections on:

  • History, Politics, and Memory
  • Ethnicity and Violence
  • Religion and Multiculturalism

Thematic Panels on Islam and Politics, Genocide and Mass Killing, Language Politics, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Autonomy, Gender and Identity, EU Integration, Migration, Borders and Diasporas, War Crimes and International Tribunals, Political Economy, Nation-Building, and many more...

For more information, please visit www.nationalities.org/convention/convention.asp and see the call for papers (PDF): www.nationalities.org/convention/pdfs/ASN-2012-callforpapers.pdf

Deadline: November 2, 2011

Position Opening: Lectureship in European Politics, University of Sheffield

University of SheffieldThis is an exciting opportunity for a research active academic to join the Department as a Lecturer. You will play a key role in maintaining the Department’s high level of teaching through devising, designing, preparing, and delivering teaching programmes in the area of European Politics, including on the European Union. You will develop your research profile in line with the Departmental Research Strategy, through personal research, applying for research funding, and supervising research students.

You will join a Department with considerable strength in European/European Union Politics, complementing its expertise. There are opportunities to work with other academic colleagues across the Faculty with interests in European/European Union Politics. The Department has a joint Masters programme in European Law, Governance and Politics with the School of Law. You will assist with the development of inter-disciplinary teaching and research collaboration on the European Union across the Faculty.

Applicants will hold or be close to completing a Ph.D. in a relevant area (or have equivalent qualifications / experience), will have teaching experience, evidence of the ability to produce high quality research publications, and a demonstrable interest in developing teaching and research.

Full details are available at: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs (reference code: UOS003391)

Deadline: November 2, 2011


Other International Studies News

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

Global Music Show - City of Sound: Mapping the Urban Rhythms of Dakar, Senegal

Global Music Show

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 | 9:00 - 10:00pm | 89.3 FM | Listen online at http://wxyc.org

This show explores the sonic cartography of Dakar, Senegal: a booming West African metropolis with a global reputation for its musical talent and contemporary style. As she deploys a series of Dakaroise pop hits, unreleased hip-hop demos and her own field recordings, UNC Cultural Studies Ph.D. student Ali Colleen Neff (winner of the Peacock Reach Fellowship) maps the thriving musical life of cosmopolitan West Africa.

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. This month's episode is hosted by the Center for Global Initiatives.

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

Visualizing Human Rights Conference: Tickets Going Fast

Visualizing Human Rights ConferenceSaturday, November 5, 2011 | UNC-Chapel Hill
Join the Center for Global Initiatives for the Visualizing Human Rights Conference. The free, all-day event features Dick Gordon’s The Story interviewing a Libyan-American political prisoner; spoken word performances by Poetic Portraits of a Revolution including members of Sacrificial Poets; artwork and talks by community and student artists; discussion with a Tunisian youth activist; West African music and dance with Senegalese musician Diali Cissokho; and lunch from Vimala’s Curryblossom Café.  

Come as you are and join us for all or part of the day.  Tickets are free, but you must RSVP! Questions? Email vhr@unc.edu

Visit http://cgi.unc.edu/vhr for more information.

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