of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
October 19, 2011
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CES Fall Speakers Series
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.
"The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs and Germany" Exhibition: Ends Next Week!
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.
Film Screening of René (Czech Republic): Part of the "Documentary, Adjective" Series
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 | 6:30pm - 8:15pm | Toy Lounge, Dey Hall | UNC-Chapel Hill
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
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.
2012 CIBER Conference: Building Bridges from Business Languages to Business Communities
March 21-23, 2012 | UNC Chapel Hill
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
London International Human Rights Congress
November 22-25, 2011 | London, UK
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.org. To apply please visit: www.culturaldiplomacy.org/gphr/index.php?en_bihrc-2011_application-form
UNC Honors Semester in London
Study 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
Euro Challenge High School Competition: Orientation Session Now on November 12
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: 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 email@example.com 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?
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
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/
Galaxy Theater Tickets
The Center for European Studies has teamed up with the Galaxy Cinema in Cary, NC, which specializes in independent films, international films, and documentaries. K-12 Educators and Community College faculty interested in expanding their knowledge of Europe through films can request free tickets to Galaxy Cinema films from the Center. Tickets are available only for films related to Europe that are not part of a film festival or event. To request a ticket, please contact the Center for European Studies' Outreach Coordinator with the following information: name, school, school mailing address, title of film, and date you need the ticket.
If you are requesting multiple tickets for a group of teachers at your school, please include in your request the names of all the teachers who will be attending.
Playing now (www.mygalaxycinema.com/nowplaying.php):
Coming soon (www.mygalaxycinema.com/comingsoon.php):
For movies and show
times, please visit the Galaxy Cinema website: http://www.mygalaxycinema.com/nowplaying.php.
Global Updates from World View: Global Book Club
The 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.
Director of International Programs at Indiana University Bloomington
Job 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.
For more information, visit https://jobs.iu.edu/joblisting/index.cfm (job # 4839)
Deadline: October 27, 2011
UNC Global Relations Temporary Assistant
UNC 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. Cover letter should include information about software skills. No phone calls please.
Deadline: October 24, 2011
Call for Papers: Antidiscrimination Law and Policy in the European Union
April 13, 2012 | A Jean Monnet Research Workshop at Temple University | Philadelphia, PA
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 email@example.com.
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
April 19-21, 2012 | Harriman Institute, Columbia University
The Convention will include Special Sections on:
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
This 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
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
Visualizing Human Rights Conference: Tickets Going Fast
Saturday, November 5, 2011 | UNC-Chapel Hill
Visit http://cgi.unc.edu/vhr for more information.
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