Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
December 7, 2011


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

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CES News

Happy Holidays from CES

CES Award CompetitionCES Award Competition

The Center for European Studies and the European Union Center of Excellence are pleased to announce several competitions for funding for UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students.

The deadline for many of the proposals listed below is Friday, January 27, 2012. Read on...

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Grants Information Session Tomorrow

FundingThursday, December 8, 2011 | 3:00 - 4:00pm | FedEx Global Education Center | Room 2008/2010
The application deadline for 2012-2013 is January 27, 2012, for both academic-year and summer awards.

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.

TransAtlantic Masters Program (TAM)

TAM: TransAtlantic Masters ProgramThe TransAtlantic Masters Program (TAM) has trained graduate students interested in contemporary Europe and the transatlantic relationship since 1998. Offered by way of partnerships between world-renowned universities in the United States and Europe, TAM is a unique and intensive MA-degree program based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Our ten European partner institutions are located in the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain and the UK. TAM applicants have usually majored in a relevant subject area such as Political Science, History, International Relations, European Studies, or Economics. Successful applicants have often studied abroad and/or interned or worked in an international setting.

TAM students benefit from small classes taught by world-renown experts. Courses begin each August on the UNC campus, focusing on comparative politics of industrial societies, comparative social policy, democratization, the European Union, and multilevel governance. TAM graduates pursue international careers in administration, diplomacy, business, policy-making, consulting, teaching, and research.

For more information, please see http://www.unc.edu/depts/tam. TAM’s partner universities: Sciences Po, Paris; University of Bath, UK; Carlos III University, Madrid; Charles University, Prague; Humboldt and Free Universities, Berlin; University of Siena, Italy; VU University, Amsterdam; University of Bremen, Germany; Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

Application Deadline: January 10, 2012

European Union/Transatlantic Relations PhD Database

Network of European Union Centers of ExcellenceThe Network of European Union Centers of Excellence in the United States (www.euce.org) would like to invite graduate students pursuing a doctoral degree in topics related to the European Union or Transatlantic relations to submit their names and dissertation information to a database of PhD dissertations. The goal of the database is to help doctoral students identify fellow candidates working in similar areas in the United States and anywhere else in the world. Please go to the EUCE Network website (http://euce.org/research/phddatabase.php#content) and download a short form which can be filled out and returned on-line. Thank you to everyone who has submitted so far! The Center for European Studies serves as the network coordinator for EU Centers of Excellence in the United States.


European News, Lectures and Events

EU Centre in SingaporeNew EUC Singapore Working Paper: The European Union: Still "United in Diversity"?

The EU Centre in Singapore has released a new publication. Barnard Turner (Senior Fellow, EU Centre in Singapore; Associate Professor and Academic Convenor, European Studies, National University of Singapore) considers in this working paper, The European Union: Still “United in Diversity”?  the Union’s achievements thus far in the context of its present apparent fragility. The paper argues that the EU’s diversity is still an asset, and the main strength which the EU has in its recovery from the present crisis.

Click here to read the working paper (PDF).

Turkey: Beyond Tradition and Modernity (UNC Course Spring 2012)

Hasan Pasha Caravanserai, DiyarbakirASIA 222 | Tuesdays and Thursdays | 12:30 - 1:45pm | Hanes Art Center, Room 215
Turkey is a confounding country, defying definitions and borders and electing to remain an elusive quandary. Located as a bridge among the three continents of Asia, Europe, and Africa, Turkey is as much a part of all of these civilizations as it is kept out of them. This class will look at Turkey’s bid for European Union membership as the 50th anniversary of the worker migration from Turkey to Germany draws to a close. Turkey’s emerging role as a leader in Middle Eastern politics will be considered from the lens of historical analysis. To offer more depth into Turkish culture, literature, music, and movies will also be analyzed and critiqued, offering students a glimpse into this multi-layered culture and civilization. Guest lecturers and much more will help us discover the intricacies of this rich country, taking students beyond the binary paradigms of traditionalist and modernist. Let us discover the cultures of Turkey together!

Instructor: Dr. Canguzel Zulfikar
Email: canguzel@email.unc.edu

North Carolina German Studies Seminar

Konrad JarauschSunday, December 11, 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, Konrad Jarausch (UNC-Chapel Hill)
will present a seminar entitled Taming Modernity: European Experiences in the 20th century. (Georg Mein, our scheduled speaker, had to cancel due to personal issues.) 

This talk will present the outlines of a new history of twentieth-century Europe that attempts to balance an emphasis on the catastrophic first half (as in Mark Mazower’s work) with the more benign second half (as portrayed by Tony Judt). This new history takes as its point of departure the exceptional dynamism—called by contemporaries "modernity"—that allowed Europeans in 1900 to control the rest of the world. As a result of the deadly carnage of World War I, three distinctive ideological visions of modernity competed with each other from 1917 on: the revolutionary communist version of the Soviet Union, the nationalist Fascist version in Italy and Germany, and the Western democratic one in France and Britain. The history of the century was in many ways a contest, in which first the Nazi variant was defeated, then the Bolshevik alternative failed, only to leave a revised democratic version as a blueprint for the future. Unlike in the neo-liberal and neo-conservative United States, the chastening experience of Europe during the past century has led to a degree of taming of the ambivalent potential of modernity, so that Europe has no longer to be rescued from itself by Washington. Instead, the integrating EU actually has many things to teach a more belligerent and socially inequitable United States.

Konrad H. Jarausch is Lurcy Professor of European Civilization at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as Senior Fellow of the Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung in Potsdam/Germany. He has written and/or edited about 40 books on German and Modern European History, most recently Reluctant Accomplice: A Wehrmacht Soldier's Letters from the Eastern Front, 1939-1942.

Refreshments and drinks will be served after the seminar. Please register with Stephen Milder in a timely fashion.

For more information, please visit www.unc.edu/ncgs/seminars.html.

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.

Language Groups at UNC-CH

  • Speech and Thought BubblesFrench Conversation Tables
    • Wednesdays | 5:00pm | Caribou Coffee on W. Franklin
      • French 101 through 204: Conversation Group
    • Wednesdays | 7:00pm | Caribou Coffee on W. Franklin
      • For more advanced students
  • Italian Conversation Table: La Tavola Italiana
    • Tuesdays | 4:30pm | 110 Lenoir Hall
  • Spanish Conversation Table: La Tertulia
    • Wednesdays | 4:00pm | Student Union (Meeting point is at the information desk)
  • German Conversation Group: Kaffeestunde
    • Wednesdays | 12:30 - 2:00pm | Dey Hall, 4th floor reading room
    • Kaffeestunde is a social gathering in a relaxed atmosphere. The only goal is to provide an open and natural forum in which the German language can be practiced outside of the classroom. All learners and speakers of German are welcome, and there is generally a really good mix of skill levels: beginners, undergraduate minors and majors, graduate students, professors and native speakers. Come by for 15 minutes or stay the entire time!
  • Polish Club Conversation Hour
    • Thursdays | 6:00pm | 407 Dey Hall
    • Join members of UNC’s Polish club, as well as other student, faculty and the public interested in Polish language and culture, for their weekly conversation hour.
    • For more information on UNC Polish Club, visit http://uncpolishclub.blogspot.com/.
  • Czech Conversation Hour
    • Most Tuesdays | 6:00pm | Locations vary
    • Please contact Elena Clark to confirm each meeting, and to learn about locations.
  • Russian Conversation Hour: Russkaya Popoika
    • Fridays | 4:00pm | 310A Dey Hall
    • Come to Popoika (Russian tea hour)! We will be meeting every Friday for tea, snacks, and all the Russian we can speak! Students at all levels are encouraged to attend and speak to the best of their ability, while various instructors are always present to help with any questions that might arise.
    • For more information, email Elena Clark.

 

Call for Proposals

7th Annual Graduate Student Conference on the European Union: Crisis, Cooperation, and Change in the EU

European Union Center of Excellence at the University of PittsburghMarch 30-31, 2012 | University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, PA
The European Union Center of Excellence/European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh, in conjunction with the European Union Studies Association (EUSA), is proud to announce a call for papers for the 7th Annual Graduate Student Conference on the European Union at the University of Pittsburgh.

The global financial crisis is one of many challenges that the European Union has faced.  These challenges have affected its citizens, institutions, and policy-making capabilities.  The Organizing Committee of the Seventh Annual Graduate Student Conference on the European Union welcomes papers addressing the theme, "Crisis, Cooperation, and Change in the European Union."  Submissions are welcome from all disciplines on a variety of topics including, but not limited to, EU politics, governance, economics, history, security studies and institutions, as well as policies covering enlargement, immigration, development, trade, transatlantic relations, and foreign policy. 

For more information, please visit the Graduate Student Conference webpage.

Abstract Submission Deadline: December 16, 2011


K-12 Schools & Community Colleges

2012 International Curriculum Development: A Workshop for Community College Faculty & Instructional Administrators

World ViewFebruary 8, 2012 | Carolina Center for Educational Excellence | Chapel Hill, NC
The International Curriculum Development Workshop will be organized around discipline-based teams of North Carolina community college instructors working to create international modules for targeted courses. Faculty from across North Carolina will present on major global issues and their relevance to community college education. National Resource Center (NRC) representatives and UNC University Library specialists will provide area-based information and resources to support community college curriculum development. Teams will engage with instructional designers, university faculty, library specialists, and NRC representatives on integrating relevant global topics into their targeted courses. Participants will leave prepared to complete a World View-NRC grant proposal to create an international course module. Proposal deadlines and examples of international course modules can be found online. Visit our website (worldview.unc.edu) for more information!

For details, please see the workshop flyer (PDF) and register at http://worldview.unc.edu/registration-2/. Space is limited to the first 50 participants - register today!

Seeking NC High School Students and Adult Leaders: Youth Exchange with Central Europe

Youth Leadership Program: Hungary, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, USAThe International Affairs Council is currently recruiting high school students and adult participants from the Triangle region of North Carolina for a special exchange program with Central Europe in summer 2012. Students and adults from Central Europe will travel to the United States in July 2012 for two weeks. Students and adults from the U.S. will travel to Central Europe in early August. See links below to download applications and a flyer about the program!

http://iacnc.org/docs/Adult_Participant_Application_2012_US.doc

http://iacnc.org/docs/Student_Application_2012_USA.doc

http://iacnc.org/docs/Flier_YLPCE_USA.pdf

Application Deadline: January 23, 2012

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: http://www.euro-challenge.org/.

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. 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.

NC Council for the Social Studies Grants

NC Council for the Social StudiesClassroom teachers are essential to the presentation of social studies content and skills to our state’s students. The North Carolina Council for the Social Studies (NCCSS) provides grants of up to $1,000 to help teachers make an even greater impact in their classroom, school district, and community through innovative social studies programs.

The NCCSS is particularly interested in supporting social studies education efforts in the following areas:

  • Classroom programs that are usually not funded by regular funding sources
  • Innovative experiences related to social studies directly involving students and teachers
  • Projects in social studies encouraging community awareness and participation

For more information, please visit http://ncsocialstudies.org/forms/ and view the following PDF: http://ncsocialstudies.org/files/2012_Teacher_Grants_Program.pdf

Application Deadline: December 31, 2011

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!

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 www.geeo.org.

YES Abroad Scholarship for High School Students: Spread the Word!

YES Abroad Scholarship55 full scholarships are available through YES Abroad for American high school students to study for up to one year in countries with significant Muslim populations.

First authorized by the U.S. Congress in the aftermath of September 11th, the YES program seeks to increase mutual understanding between the U.S. and countries with significant Muslim populations. In 2007, the YES program was expanded to include YES Abroad, giving American high school students the opportunity to live and study abroad in a YES partner country.

What does YES Abroad offer?
  • Full academic scholarships to study for up to one year in: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Oman, Thailand and Turkey
  • Home-stay and high school experiences that help build mutual understanding between Americans and citizens of countries with significant Muslim populations
  • Opportunities to explore religious diversity in non-Western culture

The YES program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. For more information, please visit http://www.afsusa.org/study-abroad/scholarships/yes-abroad/

Application Deadline: January 11, 2012


Internships

FAZ Internship Program in Frankfurt for UNC Students

FAZ InstitutThe FAZ Institut is hiring two interns for a year starting in July 2012. This is the third year of our highly successful FAZ Internship program. Four lucky UNC grads have participated thus far. You could be the next!

One intern will work for the F.A.Z.-Institut, assisting in the production of Commerce Germany and other publications as well as perfecting the art of journalistic translations. The other intern will be formally employed by the Institut, but will essentially work for their subsidiary FINANCIAL GATES, creating and maintaining the content of FINANCE magazine's English-language home page (which will be launched in April 2012) as well as writing, editing and translating texts for FINANCE and related publications.

The FAZ Institut is looking for the following in an intern:

  • Exceptional, virtually error-free English writing skills
  • The ability to perform well under tight deadlines, prioritize and multitask
  • A good understanding of the German language
  • A background in journalism and/or business and finance
  • The ability to adapt to being far away from home
  • A strong work ethic

The application: Please see the assignments linked below. The first asks you to provide an English translation of a German article (DOC). The second provides you with information that you should use to write an article in (British) English (DOC). You will also need to submit a German cover letter and cv.

Interested UNC students should contact Prof. Kathryn Starkey (kstarkey@unc.edu) well before the deadline. See the internship flyer (PDF).

Application Deadline: January 13, 2012 at noon


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: Intra-institutional Politics of EU Energy Policy Making

INCOOPApril 27-28, 2012 | Robinson College, University of Cambridge
EU energy policy offers a remarkable internal variation in terms of actor constellations and degree of rule formalisation, thus constituting a fertile field for researching the intra-institutional politics of EU policy-making. In the early-1990s, energy re-emerged as a global problem requiring supranational coordination. However, there was no explicit legal basis for energy in the Treaties and EU Member States were opposed to any major developments in this field. In response to this, the Commission forged a specific modus operandi to lock energy issues into three overlapping policy areas falling under its legislative competence: the single market, environment and external relations. The Lisbon Treaty formally established energy as one of the new shared competences between the Union and its Member States. Ultimately, different EU energy policies developed over the last two decades. These policies have been (and are) evolving at different speeds and degrees.

The workshop is organised by the Department for Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge, in the framework of the INCOOP research network funded by the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme for Research. The workshop will bring together academics and practitioners working in the field of EU energy policy.

See full call for papers:
http://www.in-coop.eu/system/files/call_for_papers_international_workshop.pdf

Paper Proposal Submission Deadline: December 12, 2011

Call for Papers: Living Together in Diversity - National Societies in the Multicultural Age

Central European UniversityMay 21-22, 2012 | Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Contemporary European societies have been recently characterized as having entered the age of ‘super-diversity’. Migratory flows in particular have contributed to this transformation, due to the heterogeneous ethno-cultural and religious background of present migrants, as well as their social status, age, and mobility patterns. Among the effects this transformation has brought about is the increased challenge posed to the constitutive principle of the nation-state, i.e., the assumption that identity (nation) and politics (state) can and should be mutually constituent and spatially congruent. Thus, unsurprisingly, many states have started perceiving diversity as a ‘problem’, potentially threatening national unity, while anti-immigration and xenophobic attitudes have experienced a rapid surge.

Existing scholarship has offered insightful critical analyses of this ‘backlash against diversity’, documenting the rise of repressive state measures designed to limit access of new migrants to the national territory and citizenship. Other scholars have instead moved away from the idea of the nation-state, proposing either post-national solutions, which decouple the cultural (nation) from the political (state), or transnational paradigms, which implicitly discard the focus on the nation-state as not only obsolete but also politically questionable. Yet, despite important insights from this scholarship, social and political life continues to remain largely structured by discourses, resources and institutions articulated at the national scale.

It is therefore the aim of the proposed conference to explore how ‘living together in diversity’ is imagined, narrated, organized, justified, and practiced within contemporary national societies. With the stress on ‘in’ rather than ‘with’ diversity we want to move away from reifying the dominant ‘majority’ society perspective, which assumes diversity as something ‘carried’ solely by immigrants and something that the ‘native’ society has to cope with.

For further information please visit http://www.ipsa.org/news/event/living-together-diversity-national-societies-multicultural-age

Abstract Submission Deadline: December 31, 2011

Fellowship Competition: 2012 EUSA Haas Fund

EUSAThe 2011-2013 EUSA Executive Committee is pleased to announce the 2012 EUSA Haas Fund Fellowship Competition, an annual fellowship for graduate student EU-related dissertation research. Thanks entirely to contributions to our Ernst Haas Memorial Fund for EU Studies, launched in June 2003 to honor the memory of the late scholar Ernst B. Haas (1924-2003) we will offer at least one unrestricted fellowship of $1,500 to support the dissertation research of any graduate student pursuing an EU-related dissertation topic in the academic year 2011-2012.

For details, please visit http://www.eustudies.org/files/haas_2012.pdf

Application Deadline: Must be received by January 6, 2012

ACA European Policy Seminar: What's New in Brussels?

ACA: Academic Cooperation AssociationJanuary 20, 2012 | Brussels, Belgium
Since the launch of the ACA European Policy Seminars in 2004, What's new in Brussels? has been marking the start of the seminar series every year. 2012 will be no exception to this rule. Once again, What's new? will live up to the promise in its title. The seminar will provide you with rich information on and in-depth analysis of the latest policy and programme developments in European higher education.

For more information, please visit http://www.aca-secretariat.be/index.php?id=549

Call for Submissions: Sport & EU Conference and Review

Sport & EUThe Association for the Study of Sport and the European Union (Sport&EU) invites the submission of paper and panel proposals to be considered for the 7th annual conference entitled “Towards a Networked Governance in Sport” which will be held in Lausanne at the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration between 21st and 22nd June 2012.

For more information, please visit http://www.sportandeu.com/2011/11/sporteu-2012-conference-call-for-papers/

Deadline for submissions: January 13, 2012

In addition, the Sport&EU Review is looking for contributions in its 4 categories:

  • Full papers
  • Short interventions, also known as forum contributions
  • Book reviews
  • Members announcements (conference calls, calls for papers, book publications, etc.)

Please see for more information http://www.sportandeu.com/2011/11/sporteu-review-call-for-papers/

Emerging Challenges in Privacy Law: Australasian and EU Perspectives

Privacy LawFebruary 23-24, 2012 | Monash University | Melbourne, Australia
The Monash University Law Faculty and the Monash University European and EU Centre are hosting an international conference, Emerging Challenges in Privacy Law: Australasian and EU Perspectives.
 
Australian and international privacy experts will address the following themes:

  • Australian privacy law reform
  • Privacy and Data Protection in Europe
  • Common law protection of privacy
  • Privacy and criminal justice
  • Privacy and the Internet
  • Theoretical and rights-based approaches to privacy
  • Privacy and Media Freedom
  • Should Australia introduce a statutory privacy tort?

The contributions of the overseas researchers will present an important opportunity for Australian practitioners and policy-makers to be exposed to international developments and perspectives, especially legal and policy developments in Germany, the UK, Europe and Asia.

The conference is directed at legal professionals working in the field of privacy; privacy officers in government and private enterprise; policy makers; academics; and others with an interest in new developments in privacy protection in Australia and overseas. Where applicable, attendance may count for Victorian CPD points.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION go to http://www.law.monash.edu.au/about-us/events/privacylaw/
 
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: Now Open-click here https://www.secureregistrations.com/Privacylaw/

Early Bird Registration Deadline: January 12, 2012

Call for Papers: 6th Pan-European Conference on EU Politics

ECPR: European Consortium for Political ResearchSeptember 13-15, 2012 | University of Tampere, Finland
The ECPR Standing Group on the European Union is organizing its Sixth Pan-European Conference. The Standing Group's Pan-European Conference is the largest academic conference on the European Union in Europe and brings together scholars working on the European Union from all over the world.

The program chair will accept proposals for BOTH individual papers and whole panels (including a maximum of four papers). Proposals should be made online. You can find the conference information on the Standing Group website (http://ecpr-sgeu.sabanciuniv.edu/)

Deadline: January 15, 2012

Call for Papers: Environmental Protection in the Global 20th Century

KFG: Transformative Power of EuropeEnvironmental Protection in the Global Twentieth Century: International Organizations, Networks and Diffusion of Ideas and Policies

October 25-27, 2012 | Research College (Kolleg-Forschergruppe, KFG) “The Transformative Power of Europe” | Free University of Berlin

Issues of pollution, excessive use of natural resources, nature protection and climate change transcend national boundaries. They tend to be of a regional or even global scope. In historical perspective, the European Union was relatively slow to take up environmental protection (beyond health and safety related issues) in the 1970s, followed by the formal introduction of this policy field into the EC treaty with the Single European Act only in 1986-7. In fact, other International Organizations (IOs) had addressed environmental issues much earlier starting with the League of Nations in inter-war Europe. These IOs became norm entrepreneurs in environmental protection and crucial sites for the diffusion of ideas and policies to other IOs, to states and governments and probably, across world regions and regional integration organizations.

The initial purpose of the conference is, therefore, to identify and mobilize researchers, research projects and avenues of further enquiry regarding IOs and environmental protection, and bringing these researchers in dialogue with social scientists who work in the field. We invite paper proposals on any topic or period, which address the role of IOs, experts and networks in the diffusion of ideas and policies of environmental protection. All papers must be based in original research drawing upon archival sources, interviews, media reporting etc.

http://www.polsoz.fu-berlin.de/en/v/transformeurope/news/allgemeines/cfp_global.html

Deadline: January 15, 2012

Call for Proposals: Local Governance, Decentralization and Participation

Tallinn University of TechnologyApril 27-28, 2012 | Tallinn, Estonia
The Department of Public Administration at Tallinn University of Technology and the journal Halduskultuur - Administrative Culture are hosting their 14th annual scholarly conference, this time on "Local Governance, Decentralization and Participation: Meta-Governance Perspectives".

This conference will look into the state of local governance, particularly focusing on decentralization and participation. Meta-governance perspectives assume that national governments and other political authorities beyond the state set the conditions in which governance takes place and the decentralization of tasks is organized.

We invite papers dealing with local governance, decentralization and participation, both empirically and theoretically. Analyses of actors, institutions and policy-making through concepts from political science, public administration, public policies or political sociology are very welcome.

For more information, visit http://halduskultuur.eu/conference/index.php/HKAC/2012

Deadline: January 15, 2012

Call for Panels and Papers: UACES 42nd Annual Conference

Passau GallerySeptember 3-5, 2012 | Passau, Germany
The call for panels and papers is now open for the UACES 42nd Annual Conference. We welcome contributions on all areas of contemporary European Studies from across academic disciplines including law, economics, geography, history, sociology, public policy and politics. We accept proposals from established academics, practitioners and well-prepared doctoral students.

The three-day event will be hosted by the Department for Cultural Studies at the University of Passau. During the conference, we'll be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the JCMS. To find out more and to submit a paper, visit the website at www.uaces.org/passau. The conference will be our first in Germany and we look forward to seeing you there.

Deadline for submission of panels and papers: January 20, 2012

"Europe: East and West" Undergraduate Research Symposium

European Union Center of Excellence at the University of PittsburghMarch 30, 2012
Have you written a research paper from a humanities, social science or business perspective focusing on the study of Western Europe or Eastern Europe, including Russia? If so, consider presenting your work at the 2012 Undergraduate Research Symposium!

The Center for Russian and East European Studies (REES) and the European Studies Center (ESC) at the University of Pittsburgh will be sponsoring the “Europe: East and West” Undergraduate Research Symposium at the University of Pittsburgh. At this symposium, students from Pitt and regional colleges and universities will present research papers related to Western and Eastern Europe, including Russia, to discussants and an audience. Participants will receive constructive feedback on their papers from the discussants.

For information about the symposium, its requirements, and the application process, as well as the student application form, visit http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/URSymposium.

Application Deadline (including abstracts and full papers): January 23, 2012

 

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

Russia and Its Empires, East and West: Carolina Seminar Series

Land for Service: Russian Peasant Notions of Sacrifice and the Enemy in World War IThursday, December 8, 2011 | 6:30 - 8:15 pm | Room 4003, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
Colleen M. Moore (Indiana University-Bloomington) will present a lecture entitled Land for Service: Russian Peasant Notions of Sacrifice and the Enemy in World War I. During World War I, Russian peasants often expressed their belief that they would receive grants of land as a reward for their service in the war. As the war progressed, what had begun among peasants as a hope that the state would reward decorated peasant-soldiers with land confiscated from enemy subjects evolved into an expectation that the regime should transfer ownership of all the land in Russia into peasant hands. The evolution of peasant views on land tenure during the war reflects the evolution of the peasantry’s understanding of the wartime categories of “hero” and “enemy.” In asserting their claims on the land, peasants were sending a clear message to authorities that they realized peasants were bearing the brunt of the sacrifices in the war and wanted the state to recognize these sacrifices.

Colleen M. Moore is a Ph.D. candidate in Russian history at Indiana University-Bloomington. She is currently completing her doctoral dissertation, “Harvesting Defeat: Russia’s Peasantry and the Great War, 1914-1917.”

Sponsors: Carolina Seminars; UNC Department of History; UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies.

Email Karla Nagy for a copy of the paper at knagy@email.unc.edu.

International Coffee Hour

International Coffee HourThursday, December 8, 2011 | **10:00 - 11:00am** | Global Cup Café, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
**Please note the change in time

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 Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

CGI Graduate Funding Info Session

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 | 10:00 - 11:00am | FedEx Global Education Center | Room 3024
Come learn about the funding available from the Center for Global Initiatives to support globally-focused Ph.D. work.  This session will cover the Pre-Dissertation Travel Award as well as the innovative two-year Peacock REACH fellowship.

Masters-level students interested in funding should attend the Summer Funding Information Session.

GEC Art Exhibition - Toward Greater Awareness: Darfur and American Activism

Toward Greater Awareness: Darfur and American ActivismThrough December 17th  |   FedEx Global Education Center Galleries
Beginning in 2004, American celebrities, students, and citizens became engaged in activism against genocide in Darfur.  This exhibition showcases the work of American artist, Mitch Lewis, who explores the Darfur crisis through large sculptural works.  Text and images provide context to the artwork, analyzing the recent history of Darfur, Sudan and American activism in the region and leading viewers to question why Darfur so captured the attention of American activists.

Lewis received his BFA from the Pratt Institute and completed graduate work in sculpture at Eastern Carolina University.  His work has long dealt with themes of history and discovery through the human form. Using terra cotta, bronze, resins, and wire he renders images that both complicate and illuminate aspects of the human experience. Towards Greater Awareness focuses on the genocide which occurred in Darfur, Sudan, from 2003 to approximately 2006. In 2010 Save Darfur presented Mr. Lewis with its first Darfur Hero award; he has since received grants and other accolades for his work on this issue.

This exhibition is sponsored by UNC Global and the African Studies Center.

 

CES Award Competition

Unless otherwise indicated, the deadline for all awards listed herein is January 27, 2012. For all competitions please send the required documents from a UNC email account to europe@unc.edu. All CES grantees are asked to submit a brief (one page) report on the funded project at the end of the grant period. Proposals are evaluated by the Steering Committee of the Center in early March and decisions announced by mid-March.

Faculty Funding Opportunities
For details, visit www.unc.edu/depts/europe/research_funding/fundingfaculty.htm

  • Faculty Curriculum Development Awards
    CES promotes innovative course development on contemporary Europe. Faculty awards are available to develop new undergraduate or graduate European courses or to substantially revise existing courses to include significant European content. Courses developed under this program should be offered during the academic year following the summer of the award. After this first offering, the courses should be regularly scheduled in departmental course offerings.

  • Faculty Travel Awards
    The Center for European Studies offers a limited number of travel awards to UNC-Chapel Hill faculty to present research on contemporary Europe or EU studies at domestic and international conferences. Priority for these awards will be given to junior faculty, faculty without endowed research accounts, and faculty who have not recently received funds from CES.
    Typically, domestic awards range from $300-500 and international awards range from $500-1000. The deadline is ongoing throughout the academic year while funds are available. Applications are due at least two months before the intended date of travel.
  • Faculty and Graduate Student Joint Projects
    One to two awards will be made to teams of graduate students and faculty working on joint projects on European topics leading to publication. Awards will be in the amount of $2500. Proposals should include a five-page (max) synopsis of the research project.

Graduate Student Funding Opportunities
For details, visit www.unc.edu/depts/europe/research_funding/fundinggrad.htm

  • European Union Center of Excellence Summer Research Fellowships
    CES will offer two awards to UNC-CH graduate students to conduct pre-dissertation research on the EU or on a comparative European topic (i.e. involving more than one European country) in Europe during summer 2012. Awards will be in the amount of €3000. Proposals should include a five-page (max) synopsis of the research project with a timetable and a budget and should attach a letter of support from the dissertation advisor or another professor.
  • Graduate Student Research Travel
    CES offers a limited number of travel awards to UNC-CH graduate students to present research on the EU or on a comparative European topic (i.e. involving more than one European country) at domestic and international conferences. Priority will be given to students who have not recently received funds from CES.
    Typically, domestic awards range from $500-750 and international awards range from $1000-1500. The deadline is on-going throughout the academic year while funds are available. Applications are due at least two months before the intended date of travel.
    To apply, please send a brief (one-page) cover letter summarizing the project and other sources of funding, a letter of support from the dissertation advisor or another professor, and a curriculum vita to europe@unc.edu.
  • Faculty and Graduate Student Joint Projects
    One to two awards will be made to teams of graduate students and faculty working on joint projects on European topics leading to publication. Awards will be in the amount of $2500. Proposals should include a five-page (max) synopsis of the research project.
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) grants
    FLAS fellowships fund the study of Less Commonly Taught Languages and area studies coursework. This program provides academic year and summer fellowships to assist graduate students and advanced undergraduates in foreign language and area studies. Find out more about FLAS grants here.

Undergraduate Student Funding Opportunities
For details, visit www.unc.edu/depts/europe/research_funding/fundingundergrad.htm

  • Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) grants
    FLAS fellowships fund the study of Less Commonly Taught Languages and area studies coursework. This program provides academic year and summer fellowships to assist graduate students and advanced undergraduates in foreign language and area studies. Find out more about FLAS grants here.
  • Undergraduate Student Research Travel
    CES will offer two travel awards to UNC-CH undergraduate students to present research on the EU or on a comparative European topic (i.e. involving more than one European country) at domestic conferences. Typically, domestic awards range from $500-750.
    The deadline is on-going throughout the academic year while funds are available. Applications are due at least two months before the intended date of travel.
    To apply, please send a brief (one-page) cover letter summarizing the project and other sources of funding, a letter of support from a professor, and a curriculum vita to europe@unc.edu.
  • European Union Center of Excellence Competition for Undergraduate Travel
    Two awards will be made to UNC undergraduate students for participation in a summer program organized by the European Commission. Students from EU Centers of Excellence across the US will join a four day study tour of EU institutions in Brussels. Each award will include funds for travel, accommodation, and per diems. Priority will be given to students having declared a major in Contemporary European Studies (EURO). Interested students should visit www.unc.edu/depts/europe/research_funding/fundingundergrad.htm in January for more information and application materials.

 

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