Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
November 2, 2011

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

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CES News

UNC Center for European Studies Earns European Union Grant

European UnionThe University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Center for European Studies, one of 10 centers nationwide to have received the designation of EU Center of Excellence from the European Union, has been awarded funding of 424,855 euros (approximately $570,000) by the European Union for research and activities from 2011 to 2014.

“The grant to UNC comes in response to the center’s well-established and growing ability to highlight, research and strengthen transatlantic relations,” says Ron Strauss, executive vice provost and chief international officer at UNC.

UNC was also chosen to serve as Network and Outreach Coordinator for all U.S. centers, with the goal of promoting cooperation and sharing best practices among the network.  The center will maintain the network website, providing access to research and teaching materials produced by all U.S. centers.

“We’re pleased to once again be named as the network and outreach coordinator for the centers,” says John Stephens, Gerhard E. Lenski Jr. Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology and director of the UNC Center for European Studies. “The distinction reflects the University’s faculty expertise and sponsorship of innovative research and publications on contemporary Europe, and it’s an honor for the center to serve in this role.”

The network of 10 EU Centers of Excellence, all housed at major research universities, promotes the study of the European Union and EU-US relations through teaching programs, scholarly research and outreach activities.

Read more at UNC Global News:

Roundtable Discussion - Serbia and the Future of the Balkans: Southeast EuropeOn the Long Road to the EU

Friday, November 11, 2011 | 12:00 - 2:30pm | FedEx Global Education Center, Room 3009 | UNC Chapel Hill
This roundtable will assess recent changes in Serbia's domestic politics and the prospects that Serbia and its Balkan neighbors will make progress in political and economic reforms. Participants include Jovan Teokarevic (University of Belgrade), Jelena Subotic (Georgia State), Flora Ferati (University of Leipzig), Robert Jenkins (UNC), Graeme Robertson (UNC) and Milada Anna Vachudova (UNC).

Open to the public. Lunch will be available. Please RSVP to

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Grants Information Sessions

FundingTuesday-Wednesday, November 15-16, 2011 | 11:00am -12:15pm each day | FedEx Global Education Center | Room 3009
The application deadline for 2012-2013 is January 27, 2012, for both academic-year and summer awards. Fall 2011 open information sessions will be held in the FedEx Global Education Center, Room 3009.

Each year, the US Department of Education awards Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) funding to Area Studies Centers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. FLAS funds are awarded in a competitive process open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students to pursue foreign language and area studies for professional purposes. FLAS funds are intended to support high-level second language acquisition among US professionals. UNC Area Studies Centers offer over 30 academic year and more than 22 summer FLAS fellowships each year providing more than $1 million annually in graduate student support. For details, please visit the FLAS information webpage.

Francophone Africa Symposium

Léopold Sédar Senghor

Léopold Sédar Senghor (1906– 2001),
the first president of Senegal (1960–80),
and the first African elected as a
member of the Académie Française

Saturday, November 19, 2011 | 10:15am - 5:00pm | Ackland Art Museum & FedEx Global Education Center | UNC-Chapel Hill
Join us for a day focusing on the teaching of Francophone Africa in art and film.

  • 10:15 am | "(Re)presenting Africa: African Art from Across the Diaspora" with Isabella Archer.
    Please meet in the lobby of the Ackland Art Museum 10 minutes before the tour. Leave any bags in coat check.
  • 1:00 pm | African Francophone Cinema Roundtable
    GEC 4th Floor
    Discussion among Nikita Avdiushko, Laura Hancock, Katherine Karcher, Abdoul Salam Maiga, and Angela Peters
  • 3:00 pm | "Defining Exception"
    GEC 4th Floor
    Lecture by Prof. Oana Panaite

Sponsored by the Center for European Studies, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, and the African Studies Center. For more information and to register, contact Dr. Martine Antle at

Please see the event flyer (PDF). K-12 teachers are particularly encouraged to register early.

European News, Lectures and Events

Triangle Global British History Seminar

Deborah NordFriday, November 11, 2011 | 4:00pm | National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park
Deborah Epstein Nord (Princeton) will present her paper "Multinationals: The Politics of Home in Contemporary Women’s Fiction." Nord writes: This paper looks at a number of narratives by Anita Desai, Nadine Gordimer, and Jhumpa Lahiri, three writers who examine cultural difference and clash by representing two juxtaposed societies in a single fiction. At the center of these narratives and the comparisons they wish to explore we find the domestic and conjugal lives of women.

I argue here that the narrowly domestic realm provides these writers with a stage for political comment, as well as with an opportunity to think outside of a political register about the existential conundrums of dislocated and culturally divided individuals.

Ranjana Khanna, Director of Women's Studies at Duke University, will be the discussant. Copies of the paper, which should be read in advance, are available from Sandi Payne Greene (

Professor Nord's talk is co-sponsored by the UNC Center for European Studies.

North Carolina German Studies Seminar: The Other Weimar

Emily LevineSunday, November 13, 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, Emily Levine (UNC Greensboro) will present a seminar entitled The Other Weimar: The Warburg Circle as Hamburg School.

According to the German poet Heinrich Heine, Germany’s port city Hamburg was a city of “festering merchants” where poets went to die. Heine’s hyperbole notwithstanding, Germany’s “second city” was, by all accounts, an improbable birthplace for the modern discipline of art history. Yet through its commercial spirit of openness and its civic tradition of cultural philanthropy, this city of merchants on Germany’s periphery quietly and unexpectedly nurtured a revolution in ideas. This talk, drawn from my book manuscript, Hamburg, Dreamland of Humanists, examines the interwar intellectual world of German-Jewish scholars Aby Warburg, Ernst Cassirer, and Erwin Panofsky. These scholars have received increased attention in recent years for their contributions to the fields of art history and philosophy. But I consider what historical significance they have when taken together in the time and place where their ideas were first formed and arguably had the biggest impact. In doing so, I also reexamine how place can be a productive paradigm for cultural and intellectual history and the role that context might—and should play—in our analysis of ideas.

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 UNC Art Department and the Center for Jewish Studies.

Gender, War and Culture Series: Public Lecture and Graduate Workshop on Iraqi Women

Woman in IraqTuesday, November 29, 2011 | 5:00 - 7:00pm | UNC Institute for Arts and Humanities, Hyde Hall
NADJE AL-ALI (University of London) (Professor of Gender Studies and Chair of the Centre for Gender Studies, at the School of Oriental and African Studies) presents a public lecture entitled Iraqi Women between Dictatorship, Sanctions, War and Occupation.

Based on in-depth interviews with Iraqi women in the diaspora (US, UK, Jordan) as well as women from inside Iraq, the talk will provide a historical context to the current situation of women under occupation and political transition. It will not only address women's deterioration of legal rights, the increase in gender-based violence, and the impact of Islamist militias and ideologies, but will also discuss women's political mobilization and resistance to both the occupation and increasing Islamist encroachment. Because it is impossible to understand the complexity of women and gender relations in the current post-invasion period without an understanding of the changing role of women and gender over the past decades, the talk will furthermore explore the historical development in the last decades as a backdrop against the current situation of occupation and resistance: the impact of the initially secular modernist state project of Saddam Hussein's regime, the militarization of society during the Iran-Iraq war (1980-88), the Gulf Crisis & Gulf War (1990-1991), and the subsequent economic sanctions regime (1990-2003).

NADJE AL-ALIWednesday, November 30, 2011 | 4:00 - 6:00pm | UNC Institute for Arts and Humanities, Hyde Hall

Graduate Workshop: Gender, War and Nation in the Middle East with NADJE AL-ALI (University of London)

The Reading Seminar is open for graduate students and advanced undergraduate students. A registration is required.

Please register until November 25, 2011. The number of participants is limited. First come first served. Send an email to: After the confirmation participants will get the reading that will be discussed.

For more information see:

Conveners: UNC Series on "Gender, Politics and Culture in Europe and Beyond" and "Research Triangle Series on the History of Military, War and Society"

Co-sponsors: Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, DUKE-UNC Consortium for Middle-East Studies, UNC Center for European Studies, UNC Curriculum of Peace, War and Defense, UNC Department of Women's Studies, UNC Institute for Arts and Humanities and Triangle Institute for Security Studies

Der Baader Meinhof KomplexGerman Film Series: Der Baader Meinhof Komplex

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 | 6:30pm | 404 Dey Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
Please join us for the screening of Der Baader Meinhof Komplex, part of the German Film Series organized by Inga Pollman and Priscilla Layne (Assistant Professors of German, UNC-CH). German with English subtitles, open to the public.

The 2008 film by Uli Edel takes a look at Germany's terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and '70s. The film was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film for the 81st Academy Awards. It was also nominated for the Golden Globe in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

Film Screenings: "Documentary, Adjective" Series

Documentary, AdjectiveThursday, November 3, 2011 | 6:30pm - 8:15pm | Varsity Theater | 123 E. Franklin St, Chapel Hill

In light of the wave of political uprisings sweeping North Africa and the Middle East, it seems timely to revisit Farocki and Ujica’s stunning collaboration, which documents Romania’s popular revolution of 1989 that led to the overthrow of the country’s communist regime and the subsequent execution of its leader Nicolae Ceausescu. Issues concerning the intersection of television, violence, and democracy jump to the fore as the filmmakers turn a variety of amateur and professional archival footage of the revolution into video-based form of historiography, equally dramatic as it is grotesque.

Admission is free with a University ID and $4 for all others. Tickets are available at the Varsity Theater Box Office (123 E. Franklin Street).

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 | 6:30pm - 8:15pm | Toy Lounge, Dey Hall | UNC-Chapel Hill

When the USSR broke apart in 1991, a generation of young people faced a new realm of possibilities. Hessman’s feature documentary debut tells the stories of five Moscow schoolmates who were brought up behind the Iron Curtain, witnessed the joy and confusion of glasnost, and reached adulthood right as the world changed around them. Through candid first person testimony, revealing verité footage, and vintage home movies, Hessman, who spent many years living in Moscow, reveals a Russia rarely seen on film. Winner of the CDS Filmmaker Award at the 2010 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

Admission is free.

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

Meredith International Film Series: Women without Men

Meredith International Film Series
November 15, 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.

Women without Men: Based on the 2004 magical realist novel by Shahrnush Parsipur, this film captures the intersecting lives of four Iranian women as they struggle through the summer of 1953 and the tumult occasioned by the American-and-British-backed coup d'état.
IRAN/2009. 95 mins. In Persian with English subtitles. Directed by Shirin Neshat.

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.

Seminars, Workshops and Programs

New UNC Course (Spring 2012): International and Area Studies Writing Seminar

World map on chalkboardRUES 699 Section 001 | International and Area Studies Writing Seminar
Dr. Jacqueline Olich | M 9:30-11:50 a.m. | UNC FedEx GEC 3033

This course is intended for graduate and advanced undergraduate students engaged in substantial writing projects--including MA theses, dissertations, and articles--relating to historical and current issues and topics in international and area studies.  RUES 699 is open to students from various campus units with a range of regional foci.  For text material, this course will use the work of its students.  The course is designed to help students develop as academic writers and editors.  Students will have one-on-one consultation with the instructor as well as give and receive peer feedback.   

Students working on projects that are not Russian and East European in nature are welcome. Contact Jacqueline Olich at with any questions.

Career Symposium for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars

Saturday, November 5, 2011 | 8:00am - 4:00pm | Frank Porter Graham Student Union | UNC-Chapel Hill
Join us for a day of workshops and advice dedicated to your career planning needs across the career spectrum. Alumni, employers and career services professionals will present on a variety of topics through panels and skill-building workshops and a networking lunch will be served.

$25 registration fee. For more information and to register, click here.

Registration Deadline: 5:00pm November 3, 2011

Graduate Programs in International Affairs: Information Session

Monday, November 7, 2011 | 5:30 - 7:00pm | FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium | UNC-Chapel Hill

Featuring representatives from Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, Princeton University and Tufts University

Representatives from leading graduate programs in international affairs will discuss academic programs, admission requirements, financial aid, and career opportunities for students who wish to undertake advanced study in the field.

The FedEx Global Education Center is located at the corner of Pittsboro and McCauley streets. Parking may be available in the garage under the building after 5 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.  For a campus parking map, visit

For additional information, contact the Office of Admissions at The Johns Hopkins University, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at or 202-663-5700 or on the web at:

Institute for Cultural Diplomacy Conferences

Cultural Diplomacy in EuropeThe Institute for Cultural Diplomacy is currently accepting applications for the events below, all of which will take place from November 2011 – January 2012. The Programs 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, panel and group discussions and social and cultural activities featuring leading figures from the fields of politics, the arts, academia, media, and business.

  • The London International Human Rights Congress 2011
    "Immigration & Integration in an Age of Austerity: Challenges and Opportunities"
    (London, November 22nd - 25th, 2011)
  • The International Conference on Cultural Diplomacy in the EU
    "Crisis, Conflict, and Culture: The Role of Cultural Diplomacy in the European Project"
    (Brussels, December 6th - 9th, 2011)
  • The ICD Annual Academic Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2011
    "Cultural Diplomacy and International Relations: New Actors, New Initiatives, New Targets”
    (Berlin, December 15th - 18th, 2011)
  • The European African Alliance Conference 2012
    Development Initiatives, Trade Relations and Interregional Cultural Exchange in the European African Alliance
  • ICD Young Leaders Forum
    Cultural Diplomacy in Africa: A Forum for Young Leaders

    (Weeklong Seminar, Berlin, January 9th - 15th, 2012)  

K-12 Schools & Community Colleges

Francophone Africa Symposium

Léopold Sédar Senghor

Léopold Sédar Senghor (1906– 2001),
the first president of Senegal (1960–80),
and the first African elected as a
member of the Académie Française

Saturday, November 19, 2011 | 10:15am - 5:00pm | Ackland Art Museum & FedEx Global Education Center | UNC-Chapel Hill
Join us for a day focusing on the teaching of Francophone Africa in art and film.

  • 10:15 am | "(Re)presenting Africa: African Art from Across the Diaspora" with Isabella Archer.
    Please meet in the lobby of the Ackland Art Museum 10 minutes before the tour. Leave any bags in coat check.
  • 1:00 pm | African Francophone Cinema Roundtable
    GEC 4th Floor
    Discussion among Nikita Avdiushko, Laura Hancock, Katherine Karcher, Abdoul Salam Maiga, and Angela Peters
  • 3:00 pm | "Defining Exception"
    GEC 4th Floor
    Lecture by Prof. Oana Panaite

Sponsored by the Center for European Studies, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, and the African Studies Center. For more information and to register, contact Dr. Martine Antle at

Please see the event flyer (PDF). K-12 teachers are particularly encouraged to register early.

Teacher Training: The Future of Europe

Hands holding globe with EU flagDecember 2-3, 2011 | UNC-Chapel Hill
The North Carolina Civic Education Consortium, the Program in the Humanities and Human Values, and the UNC Center for European Studies and the European Union Center of Excellence are pleased to announce a timely and engaging professional development opportunity for North Carolina’s middle and high school educators.

Europe has long been the other part of a monolithic geopolitical notion many call “The West.” Its market economies, cultural legacies, commitment to democracy, and shared sense of international responsibility have made Europe a strong partner of the United States since 1945. Recent developments, however, have fundamentally challenged what had once seemed a predetermined course of ever increasing economic and political interdependence. The future of Europe, once seemingly so secure, seems entirely unsure.  Teachers will enjoy two days of scholarly lectures and two days of curriculum training. If you wish to learn more about the European history and the future of Europe, then this opportunity is for you!  

For more information about this training, visit Registration form (PDF):

Registration Deadline: November 17, 2011

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 to hear past episodes of the Global Music Show (and make sure you are using RealPlayer: free download at

Euro Challenge High School Competition: Orientation Session Now 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:

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 to sign up for the orientation by November 4 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

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

Global Exploration for Educators Organization: Travel Programs for Educators

Global Exploration for Educators OrganizationGlobal Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO) is a non-profit organization that runs summer professional development travel programs designed for teachers. GEEO is offering 15 different travel programs for the summer of 2012:

India/Nepal, Vietnam, Thailand/Laos/Cambodia, China, Russia/Mongolia/China, Egypt, Turkey 8 day, Turkey 15 day, South Africa/Mozambique/Zimbabwe/Botswana, Morocco, Argentina/Uruguay/Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, The Galapagos Islands and Costa Rica. Space is limited! Participants who book before November 15th, 2011 will receive an early booking discount of 5% off the program fee.

Educators have the option to earn graduate school credit (3 credits through Indiana University) and professional development credit while seeing the world. The trips are 8 to 23 days in length and are designed and discounted to be interesting and affordable for teachers. GEEO provides teachers educational materials and the structure to help them bring their experiences into the classroom. The trips are open to all nationalities of K-12 and University educators and administrators, as well as retired educators. Educators are also permitted to bring along a non-educator guest.

Detailed information about each trip, including itineraries, costs, travel dates, and more can be found at GEEO can be reached 7 days a week, toll free at 1-877-600-0105 between 9AM-9PM EST.

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

Teaching Resources Highlight: Flags of the EU Coloring Book

EU Coloring Book

At the EU Bookshop, you can download a free coloring book for children on the subject of the national flags of the member states of the European Union. Use the coloring book on its own, or combine the coloring activity with one of the many games available on Europago (including a flags memory game).

Download the coloring book (PDF)!

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 (

  • 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 (

  • 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:

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.

The Principle of Solidarity in the European Union: Challenges and Opportunities

College of EuropeNovember 10, 2011 | College of Europe | Brugge, Belgium
The Department of European Political and Administrative Studies of the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium will host the conference, The Principle of Solidarity in the European Union: Challenges and Opportunities. The keynote address will be given by European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek. Participation is free but registration is required, please contact Rina Balbaert for further information at

For more information, please visit

Call for Papers - Europeanisation after EU accession: Transformation, reform and compliance in recent EU member states

CIFEMarch 23-24, 2012 | Nice, France
The process of EU accession had a strong impact on the political, social and economic transformation process in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Analysts have often stressed the crucial importance of conditionality on the transition in post-communist countries: By imposing a clear set of criteria and enforcing compliance, the EU could exert a decisive impact on the reform process and provide the concerned countries with a clear normative vision for their transformation. Europeanisation in the accession process was thus intimately linked with the mechanism of conditionality and compliance.

This conference is organized by "L'Europe en Formation. Journal of Studies on European Integration and Federalism". For more information, please see the call for papers (PDF):

Abstract Submission Deadline: November 15, 2011

Call for Papers and Panels: Annual Conference on International Political Economy - Challenges to the Welfare State

IPE Conference 2012May 23-25, 2012
Gediz University (Izmir, Turkey), Florida International University (Miami, USA) and Leeds Metropolitan University (Leeds, UK) cordially invite paper, panel, and roundtable proposals for a joint annual multidisciplinary conference on International Political Economy, entitled “Challenges to the Welfare State”.  The conference seeks to provide an intellectual forum for scholars of political economy, politics and international relations. We welcome participation from faculty, graduate students, independent scholars, and practitioners analyzing the issues confronting the welfare state (i.e. unemployment, global economic governance, regional integration, comparative country case studies, trade policy, environment, sustainable development, multinational corporations and corporate responsibility) from a variety of disciplines. 

Both individual paper proposals and pre-organized panel proposals are considered. For more information, please visit

Submission deadline for paper, panel and roundtable proposals: November 15, 2011

Position Announcement: Department of Politics and Government at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Ben-Gurion University of the NegevThe Department of Politics and Government at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev invites applications for a full time tenure-track position in one of the following sub-fields: Comparative Politics, Political Theory, International Relations and Public Policy. Candidates who have received their degree within the past five years (2006) and have a proven record of excellence in research and teaching are welcome to apply. In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in both Hebrew and English, successful candidates will be expected to actively engage in research, to supervise graduate students and to take part in all department activity.

Applications should include the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (including contact details) and list of publications.
  • Three letters of recommendation sent directly to Prof. Dani Filc, email:
  • Short description of current and future research plan.
  • List of 2-3 courses the candidate can teach and two full syllabi.
  • Letter of intent stating willingness to begin teaching in the fall of 2012.
  • Up to 3 most recent publications and/or writing sample.

Application Deadline: November 15, 2011

Position Announcements: School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Strathclyde

  • University of Strathclyde: GlasgowProfessor in Quantitative Political Behaviour with full particulars from:
    The School seeks to appoint an ambitious and inspiring research leader who has an acclaimed international research profile – as evidenced by a distinguished record of publications, the attraction of major research funding and supervision of research students. As a leading member of the School’s Centre for Elections and Representation Studies the successful candidate will strengthen existing international research networks, secure major research funding and facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations at an international level. An interest in electoral behaviour would be particularly welcomed.
  • Lecturer in Public Policy with full particulars from:
    The School seeks to appoint a vibrant and emerging researcher who has the potential to make a significant REF2014 contribution, while bringing teaching excellence at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and a capacity to develop the knowledge exchange portfolio of the School. Expertise in policy analysis, with an interest in one or more of the following areas would be particularly welcomed: crisis management, policy change, regulation, public management, institutions, evaluation, or substantive policy fields.

To apply for either post, visit Contact Professor James Mitchell with informal inquiries at

Application Deadline: November 18, 2011

Call for Proposals: The EU after Lisbon - THESEUS Doctoral Seminar 2012

THESEUSJanuary 26-27, 2012 | Sciences Po, Centre d’études européennes, Paris
This THESEUS doctoral seminar is aimed at enabling doctoral students to exchange ideas and discuss their research with their peers and senior academic colleagues.

The Treaty of Lisbon has introduced extensive and numerous changes and it represents the fundamental framework of the EU’s future evolution. This doctoral seminar aims at exploring these changes. It is intended to be inclusive and welcomes papers that address the topic from various angles – institutional architecture and changes in the governance of the EU political system or decision-making process; transformation of the EU legal order; implications on the European leadership, internal or external; perspectives opened by the new Treaty in specific fields and policies (external relations, minority rights, social policy, development policy, Area of freedom, security and justice, neighbourhood policy,…), impact of the creation of new instruments such as the European external action service, etc.

For more information, visit For further information about the THESEUSproject and its activities please visit

Abstract Submission Deadline: November 21, 2011

Call for Papers: Pittsburgh Papers on the EU

European Union Center of Excellence at the University of PittsburghThe European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh welcomes submissions of scholarly works appropriate for the Pittsburgh Papers on the European Union. Under the editorship of Professor Alberta Sbragia, Vice-Provost for Graduate Studies, the Papers will be a free-standing scholarly papers series, meaning that papers will be published individually, allowing for somewhat longer manuscripts.  Submissions are welcome from scholars or practitioners working in the United States, Europe or elsewhere and at all career levels.  All submissions will be screened for topic and length, and all published papers will have been subject to double blind anonymous review.

Submissions are encouraged from all disciplines related to the contemporary or historical dynamics of the European Union.  This could include domestic or transnational issues or relations among members, accession or candidate states or the EU within a regional or global context.  

For further information, please visit and contact Dr. Allyson Delnore, Associate Director, EUCE/ESC at: or 412-624-5404.

Position Announcement: Chair of the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

Sam Nunn School of International Affairs: Georgia TechThe Sam Nunn School of International Affairs seeks an energetic, entrepreneurial, and collaborative Chair to lead and manage the School, enhance its reputation nationally and internationally, expand its position within the Institute, cultivate collegiality, encourage professional development of faculty and staff, and direct fund-raising initiatives to elevate the School’s stature and capacity.  The Chair must be an effective advocate for the School to inspire and articulate our vision for continued growth and development. 

The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. or another appropriate terminal degree and a scholarly record that merits a tenured appointment at the rank of full professor in a suitable discipline of the Nunn School.  The individual should have significant managerial experience that reflects demonstrated leadership preferably in higher education; a proven aptitude for effective financial, academic, and personnel management; experience in strategic planning, development, grantsmanship, and fund-raising abilities; and a history of successful collaborative decision-making and fostering an inclusive environment.  In addition to substantive scholarly depth in a field of international affairs, the successful candidate must have interest in policy analysis and research.  An appreciation for, if not research focus on, the intersection of science, technology, and innovation with international affairs is strongly desired.  

Applicant review will begin on 1 November 2011 and continue until the position is filled. The application package can be uploaded and submitted at For more information, please visit

Other International Studies News

UNC Global Events

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

Citizen of the World Award Dinner Honoring Ping Fu

Citizen of the WorldFriday, November 11, 2011 | General Reception 6:00pm | Dinner 7:00pm | The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary | 100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary NC 27513

Since 1995, the International Affairs Council (IAC) has honored the North Carolinian who, in the eyes of the selection committee, has done the most for internationalization of the state. The Citizen of the World Award Dinner offers a one of a kind social and educational opportunity to network and engage with the region’s most globally minded leaders and professionals. The event is ideal for individuals and businesses that work cross-culturally and/or enjoy world travel, food, culture and following international issues. As in years past, the IAC gathers a captive audience to celebrate and recognize the achievements of one of our region’s finest citizens. Our 17th year is no exception. In 2011 we honor Ping Fu, co-founder, president and CEO of Geomagic. For a full list of recipients, visit

UNC Passport Drive

Go Global! Passport DriveWednesday, November 16 and Thursday, November 17, 2011 | 10am-3pm | FedEx Global Education Center, 4th floor
Take advantage of this easy one-stop shopping, on-campus opportunity to apply for or renew your U.S. passport!
Officials from the U.S. Department of State will be on hand for two days to accept passport applications (available at the event), and students, faculty, staff and their families are invited to attend.

You can have passport photos taken at the event for $7 by UNC One Card, or before the event at the UNC One Card Office.

For more information, including required materials and fees, please visit

International Coffee Hour

International Coffee HourThursday, November 10, 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 Writing Center.

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

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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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