of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
January 11, 2012
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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
CES Welcomes Visiting Fulbright Scholar Gary Murphy
Gary Murphy is Professor of Government at Dublin City University in Ireland and is a visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Center for European Studies during 2011-2012. Prof. Murphy is the author of five books and numerous research articles and book chapters. He is a noted specialist on the politics of modern Ireland and is the author of such works as In Search of the Promised Land: the politics of postwar Ireland (Mercier Press, 2009) and Continuity, Change and Crisis in Contemporary Ireland (Routledge, 2010). Prof. Murphy's other main area of expertise is in interest groups and lobbying. He is the author of Regulating Lobbying: a global comparison (Manchester University Press, 2010) with Raj Chari and John Hogan. Prof. Murphy is engaged in research on the formulation of lobbying regulation during his stay at the Center.
UNC EUCE Competition for Undergraduate Travel to Brussels
Two awards will be made to UNC undergraduate students for participation in a summer program funded 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 (travel expected June 2012). 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 for more information and application materials.
Application Deadline: March 16, 2012
Videoconference: Conversations on Europe Series - Is the Future of the Eurozone the Future of Europe?
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 | 12:00 - 1:30pm | Peabody 008, UNC-Chapel Hill
Dr. Alberta Sbragia, Vice-Provost of Graduate Studies, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Christiane Lemke, Max-Weber Chair in German and European Politics, New York University and Professor of Political Science, Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany
Dr. Larry Neal, Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Visiting Professor, London School of Economics
Moderated by Ronald Linden, Director of the EUCE/ESC and Professor of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh.
This lecture is made possible through generous support from the European Commission / UNC-Chapel Hill Center for European Studies/ The ESC at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign / University of Pittsburgh University Center for International Studies.
Crises of Capitalism: Panel on the Eurozone Crisis
5:00pm | Wednesday, January 25, 2012 | Location TBA (check the CES calendar for updates) | UNC-Chapel Hill | Contact info: Lauren Phelps
Professors from various academic specialties will discuss differing views on the impacts of the Eurozone Crisis, more specifically in the context of these movements and what affects they might have on European states. The panel will feature professor John Stephens, the Gerhard E. Lenski, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology as well as the Director of the Center for European Studies, professor Niamh Hardiman, a political economist visiting the Global Research Institute this semester, as well as professors outside of the political and economic spheres.
Video: Ask the EU Ambassador: Social Networking & Human Rights
2011 has vividly reminded us that human rights are universal and that people everywhere aspire to live in dignity and freedom. In honor of Human Rights Day on December 10th, EU Ambassador João Vale de Almeida answered questions about how social media can help promote human rights worldwide.
To view the video, please visit http://eurunion.org/eu/Video-Page/Human-Rights-and-Social-Media.html
Songs and Duets by Slavic Composers
January 22, 2012 | 3:00pm | Hill Hall Auditorium, UNC-Chapel Hill
Triangle Global British History Seminar
Friday, January 13, 2011 | 4:00pm | National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park
North Carolina German Studies Seminar
Sunday, January 22, 2012 | 5:00 - 7:00pm | Hyde Hall | Institute for the Arts and Humanities | UNC-Chapel Hill
The "New Women's Movement" in West Germany until recently has been associated with the "autonomous" strategy, an anti-institutional approach to feminist politics. This has obscured the perception of the wider movement for women's emancipation in the 1970s. In her presentation, Summers argues that only a broad understanding of feminist activism allows scholars to understand the struggle of women for an equal division of labor between the sexes, and to integrate it into the broader narratives of the 1970s and 1980s. The paper will explore this struggle and the related debates over family policy in the FRG, demonstrating the social and political differences between the various groups of women contributed to the stagnant development of policy aimed at easing the burden of balancing family and work. The divisions prevented coalition building around progressive social policy as in other Western European countries.
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.
In conjunction with the Center for European Studies. 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.
Call for Nominations: Larry Neal Prize for Excellence in EU Scholarship
The European Union Center at the University of Illinois is excited to announce the first call for nominations for the “Larry Neal Prize for Excellence in EU Scholarship.” Thanks to the generous funding from the European Commission, the Center is soliciting submissions of both books and articles that address current issues faced by the European Union and in EU-US relations. Submissions are encouraged from all disciplinary fields.
Submissions must be written by faculty affiliated with European Union Centers of Excellence in the United States or Canada.
For more information, please visit http://www.euc.illinois.edu/larryneal/
Deadline: January 17, 2012
UNC Pre-Dissertation Travel Awards
The UNC Center for Global Initiatives is currently accepting applications for Pre-Dissertation Travel Awards. These awards are intended to get Ph.D. candidates into the field to do preliminary globally-focused explorations of potential research materials in preparation for writing a dissertation proposal.
As such, the ideal time to hold this award is after passing comprehensive exams and before defending the proposal. The Center for Global Initiatives will consider funding students at other stages as well, but it will not fund dissertation field research.
Full eligibility guidelines and the online application can be accessed here: http://cgi.unc.edu/awards/pre-diss
Application Deadline: January 24, 2012 at 5pm
EU Studies Graduate Student Conference: The EU in the 21st Century: Policies and Approaches to Global Challenges
April 13-14, 2012 | University of Illinois
Information about the conference, the call for abstracts, and the online registration form are accessible at: www.euc.illinois.edu/academic/courses/focalpoint/conference.html
Presentation or Poster Abstract Submission Deadline: January 17, 2012
Lesson Plans: The Future of Europe
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 recently collaborated on a teacher training event: The Future of Europe. Lesson plans developed for the training are now available online. These featured lessons, along with lessons about Pearl Harbor and US participation in World War II, can be found below:
2012 International Curriculum Development: A Workshop for Community College Faculty & Instructional Administrators
February 8, 2012 | Carolina Center for Educational Excellence | Chapel Hill, NC
IACNC Opportunities for High School Students
The International Affairs Council of NC (IACNC) is offering two exciting opportunities for high school students coming up in 2012. The first is our annual Academic WorldQuest competition, open to local high school teams of four players each. A school may enroll more than one team. Academic WorldQuest features 100 questions about critical global issues. Our local competition is February 25, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., at William Peace University in Raleigh. Our winning team will represent us at the national Academic WorldQuest competition in Washington, DC, in April. Please spread the word and encourage high school students and teachers to pledge a team. For more information, visit http://www.iacnc.org/events.php
The second opportunity is the Youth Leadership Program with Central Europe. This will be our second year to implement this wonderful program. European teens will travel to the U.S. July 8 – 30 and four Triangle-area students and one adult will travel to Central Europe August 4 – 19. We are currently recruiting high school students and adult participants from the Triangle for this program. Applications for both students and adults are due January 23, 2012. See links below to download applications and a flier about the program!
Travel and Learn with World View
Each summer World View takes educators outside of the United States to explore new countries and cultures. This summer we will take you to Costa Rica! Travel with World View to gain confidence to add global content to your teaching, make lasting connections, and create a global learning environment at your school or college.
Two tours: July 10-19 or July 20-29
Extended Application Deadline: January 20, 2012
Global Updates from World View: Holidays Around the World
The word holiday originates from the term "holy day," although many define holidays as state or federally mandated days that students and employees do not work. Holidays are a time where people focus on important religious, cultural, or global events. Educating students about holidays around the world is a great way to start service learning projects and integrate units on important global issues. This edition of Global Updates focuses on fall and winter holidays around the world and shines a special spotlight on New Year Celebrations and using holidays for service learning.
Read the latest issue of Global Updates at http://www.unc.edu/world/Global_Updates_2011/Nov_Dec/December_11.htm
To see previous Global Updates from World View, please visit the archive at www.unc.edu/world/Global_Updates.shtml.
Gary Marks EUSA Lecture
The 2011 JCMS Annual lecture, delivered by Professor Gary Marks at the last EUSA biennial conference in Boston, has now been published in the Journal of Common Market Studies with the title "Europe and Its Empires: From Rome to the European Union". It can be found free of charge on 'Early View' in advance of its publication in print in January. For your information, if you or your institution have a subscription you can download other papers free of charge from the website: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-5965.2011.02218.x/abstract
Journal of Contemporary European Research: Latest Issue Published
The Journal of Contemporary European Research has just published its latest issue at http://www.jcer.net/index.php/jcer, which is a general issue. We invite you to review the Table of Contents and then visit our web site to review articles and book reviews of interest.
Call for Papers: 6th Annual EUCE Research Conference
April 11-13, 2012 | European Union Centre of Excellence (EUCE) Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
For more information, please visit http://euce.dal.ca/CONFERENCES/6th_Annual_Conferenc.php
Abstract Submission Deadline: January 15, 2012
Call for Papers: Environmental Protection in the Global 20th Century
October 25-27, 2012 | Research College (KFG) “The Transformative Power of Europe”, Free University of Berlin
For more information, please visit www.polsoz.fu-berlin.de/en/v/transformeurope/news/allgemeines/cfp_global.html
Deadline for the submission of paper proposals: January 15, 2012
Call for Papers: Spain and the European Integration Process
The Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l’Europe (CVCE) is very pleased to launch, in cooperation with the European Academy of Yuste Foundation (FAEY), a call for papers as part of its current research project ‘Spain and the European integration process’, devoted to the historical relationship between Spain and Europe in a broad sense from the end of the Second World War to the present day.
For more information, please see the call for papers.
Abstract Submission Deadline: January 22, 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
Global Music Show: East Asian Music
Carolina Global Photography Exhibition Opening Potluck Reception
January 18, 2012 | 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM | FedEx Global Education Center, Peacock Atrium
Have your photo taken with silly disguises and props in front of the Great Sphinx of Giza, the Great Wall of China, a llama in Machu Picchu, and gnomes in the Swiss Alps. Winners of the photography contest will be announced at the opening with prizes presented. This exhibit is hosted by the UNC Center for Global Initiatives, UNC Study Abroad, and UNC Global. View photos from last year.
International Coffee Hour
Thursday, January 19, 2012 | 5:00 - 6:00pm | Global Cup Café, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
TEDxUNC: Global Initiative
January 21, 2012 | 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM | FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
At TEDxUNC, innovative thinkers, from both our university and the greater community, will discuss their approaches to some of humanity’s fundamental concerns. Their creativity stems from linking resource networks, exploring across disciplines, transgressing cultural boundaries, and seeking simple, tangible solutions.
Their talks, conducted in the format of a traditional TED event, will challenge preexisting conceptions of global problems and will inspire listeners to take initiative. Follow @TEDxUNC on Twitter and like the TEDxUNC Facebook page. http://www.ted.com/tedx/events/3421
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 email@example.com. 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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