of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
December 7, 2011
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CES 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
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Grants Information Session Tomorrow
Thursday, December 8, 2011 | 3:00 - 4:00pm | FedEx Global Education Center | Room 2008/2010
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)
The 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
The 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.
New 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.
Turkey: Beyond Tradition and Modernity (UNC Course Spring 2012)
ASIA 222 | Tuesdays and Thursdays | 12:30 - 1:45pm | Hanes Art Center, Room 215
Instructor: Dr. Canguzel Zulfikar
North Carolina German Studies Seminar
Sunday, December 11, 2011 | 5:00 - 7:00pm | Hyde Hall | Institute for the Arts and Humanities | UNC-Chapel Hill
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.
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
7th Annual Graduate Student Conference on the European Union: Crisis, Cooperation, and Change in the EU
March 30-31, 2012 | University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, PA
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
2012 International Curriculum Development: A Workshop for Community College Faculty & Instructional Administrators
February 8, 2012 | Carolina Center for Educational Excellence | Chapel Hill, NC
Seeking NC High School Students and Adult Leaders: Youth Exchange with Central Europe
The 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!
Application Deadline: January 23, 2012
Euro Challenge High School Competition
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: 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?
For details for schools in the Southeast, visit www.unc.edu/depts/europe/academicprograms/eurochallenge.html.
NC Council for the Social Studies Grants
Classroom 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:
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 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!
55 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?
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
FAZ Internship Program in Frankfurt for UNC Students
The 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:
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.
Application Deadline: January 13, 2012 at noon
Call for Papers: Intra-institutional Politics of EU Energy Policy Making
April 27-28, 2012 | Robinson College, University of Cambridge
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:
Paper Proposal Submission Deadline: December 12, 2011
Call for Papers: Living Together in Diversity - National Societies in the Multicultural Age
May 21-22, 2012 | Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
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
The 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?
January 20, 2012 | Brussels, Belgium
For more information, please visit http://www.aca-secretariat.be/index.php?id=549
Call for Submissions: Sport & EU Conference and Review
The 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:
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
February 23-24, 2012 | Monash University | Melbourne, Australia
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 Deadline: January 12, 2012
Call for Papers: 6th Pan-European Conference on EU Politics
September 13-15, 2012 | University of Tampere, Finland
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
Environmental 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.
Deadline: January 15, 2012
Call for Proposals: Local Governance, Decentralization and Participation
April 27-28, 2012 | Tallinn, Estonia
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
September 3-5, 2012 | Passau, Germany
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
March 30, 2012
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
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
Thursday, December 8, 2011 | 6:30 - 8:15 pm | Room 4003, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
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International Coffee Hour
Thursday, December 8, 2011 | **10:00 - 11:00am** | Global Cup Café, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
CGI Graduate Funding Info Session
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 | 10:00 - 11:00am | FedEx Global Education Center | Room 3024
Masters-level students interested in funding should attend the Summer Funding Information Session.
GEC Art Exhibition - Toward Greater Awareness: Darfur and American Activism
Through December 17th | FedEx Global Education Center Galleries
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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