of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
January 25, 2012
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CES Award Competition: Deadline this Friday!
The Center for European
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several competitions for funding for UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, graduate, and
The EU Under Fire: The Delegation's Perspective
Euro Crisis Lectures
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm | FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
At 3:00pm, Gary Murphy, Visiting Fulbright scholar from Dublin City University, will present From Celtic Tiger to EU/IMF Bailout: Ireland and the Euro Crisis.
Open to the public; part of UNC's Euro Challenge (www.euro-challenge.org/) orientation session for high school students.
RSVP required. Please send your confirmation to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, January 27.
Spring 2012 LAC Pedagogy Workshop Series
UNC's Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) Program invites graduate students and faculty to attend our upcoming workshops.
Participation in at least one LAC workshop is strongly recommended for graduate students who wish to apply for upcoming instructional positions.
Space is limited; please email email@example.com to attend.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 / 10:00am - 12:00pm
FedEx Global Education Center, room 3009
This workshop provides a forum for experienced and prospective LAC TAs to share ideas and instructional resources. More detailed information on presenters and topics will be announced shortly.
This workshop series is sponsored by UNC's Center for European Studies, Center for Global Initiatives, Institute for the Study of the Americas, African Studies Center, and Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, and is made possible by Title VI grants from the US Department of Education.
To learn more about LAC at UNC, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.unc.edu/lac.
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
Tonight! Crises of Capitalism: A Lecture/Panel Discussion on the Eurozone Crisis
6:00pm | Wednesday, January 25, 2012 | Bingham 301 | UNC-Chapel Hill
Join Global Alliance, UNC’s international justice organization, and the Roosevelt Institute’s Social Justice Center for an exciting double lecture and panel discussion called the “Crises of Capitalism”. This event will feature Professor John D. Stephens, Director of UNC’s Center for European Studies, and Dr. Niamh Hardiman, an Irish political economist visiting with the Global Research Institute, speaking on the European financial crisis, but with a socio-political twist. Both will give fascinating 20-minute addresses, followed by a Q&A session from the audience. This event seeks to explore how flawed economic policies can wreak havoc on not only our financial systems, but also our living standards and social movements.
How have austerity packages on states that have defaulted affected the impacts of the economic downturn? What effect have these events had on the surrounding region, and even us in the United States? How might this crisis and response differ from other international financial interventions in the past? Who comprises the responding social movements, and how will they impact the social and political climate? As globalization continues to expand and economies worldwide become increasingly connected, it is critical that our campus community stay informed and respond appropriately. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday night at 6 PM for a lively discussion!
CES Welcomes Niamh Hardiman to the UNC Global Research Institute
CES is pleased to warmly welcome Niamh Hardiman to UNC's Global Research Institute (http://gri.unc.edu/). Niamh Hardiman is currently a Senior Lecturer at the School of Politics and International Relations at University College Dublin. She graduated with a BA and MA from UCD, before working for a time at the Economic and Social Research Institute in Dublin. She was awarded her DPhil by the University of Oxford, where she studied at Nuffield College. She then taught for several years at Somerville College Oxford as a Fellow and Tutor in Politics, before returning to Ireland and to UCD.
Her current research centres on globalization and the economic crisis, with particular reference to Ireland, Greece, Portugal and Spain. These countries may be seen as analogous to North Carolina as a region within the US, because of their economic and development profile relative to the ‘core’ European economies. Her interests include the challenges of economic governance in the Eurozone, problems of growth in late-industrializing countries, and the implications of different modes of interest intermediation in managing problems of production and distribution. She is particularly interested in situating the Irish experience in the context of commonalities and variations in the origins, course, and management of the current European crisis. Among her recent works is a book she has edited, Irish Governance In Crisis, which Manchester University Press is about to publish.
For more information, please visit http://gri.unc.edu/people/niamh-hardiman/.
Global Speaker Series with Carmen Braun
Monday, January 30, 2012 | 5:30 - 6:30pm | FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009 | UNC-Chapel Hill
Co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies and the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER).
The Future of Europe: A Conversation with Ambassadors - Live Web Streaming
Thursday, January 26, 2012 | 12:00pm EST | Live web-stream
Denmark assumed the six-month rotating presidency of the EU on January 1, and its goals include forming a more responsible, dynamic, greener, and safer Europe. Ambassadors Vale de Almeida (Delegation of the European Union to the United States) and Taksøe-Jensen (Danish Ambassador to the United States) will focus on current crisis, institutional questions, presidency priorities, and the green sustainability agenda.
For more information, visit http://www.ii.umich.edu/ces-euc/events.
Triangle Global British History Seminar
Friday, February 10, 2012 | 4:00pm | National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park
Meredith International Film Series: Moolade
Moolade: In her African village, Collé is determined to protect her daughter and five other young girls from genital mutilation, a rite of passage required for marriage in their society. Disobeying the elders, Collé listens to the radio for news from the outside world. The winner of a Special Mention Prize at the Cannes Festival gives a humorous view of a controversial issue which still affects millions of women around the world.
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.
160 PhD Grants to Be Awarded for Academic Year 2012-2013: European University Institute
The European University Institute (EUI) is offering 160 Grants for a Ph.D. in the fields of: Economics, History & Civilization, Law, and Political & Social Sciences. The European University Institute (http://www.eui.eu/) currently hosts about 550 doctoral students from over 50 countries and selected among the finest universities in Europe and beyond.
The EUI’s efficient mix of coursework, seminars and regular student supervision enables 80% of our candidates to complete their degrees – most in less than four years. Depending on the discipline, between 50% and 80% of our graduates find positions in academia. Others find excellent opportunities in European institutions and International organizations such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund as well as in both public and private sectors in many countries.
The application procedure is available at www.eui.eu/ServicesAndAdmin/AcademicService/DoctoralProgramme/HowToApply.aspx.
Deadline: January 31, 2012
UNC Global Research Institute Fellowships
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for fellowships at the Global Research Institute, a leading think tank on prescient global issues. During academic years 2012-13 and 2013-14, the institute is focusing on making scarce water work for all.
Briefly put, with urbanization advancing, and more and more of the world’s growing and increasingly urban population seeking their share of economic growth and development, demand for water, already furious, will intensify even further. Even in the face of these daunting challenges, however, researchers have pioneered new ways to use existing supplies of water more efficiently and to distribute such supplies more equitably, made advances in the fight against water-borne diseases, and met pressing environmental challenges. Awareness of both the value and cost of water is increasing and the era of “smart water” is clearly upon us. There is, then, much reason for hope, even optimism, going forward.
We encourage leading scholars and practitioners from around the world to work with water experts at UNC-CH in fields such as public policy, planning, sustainable development, hydrology, environmental engineering, global health and all aspects of WaSH.
Research fellowships are available for one or two semesters. For more information, please visit http://gri.unc.edu/applicants/
Deadline: January 30, 2012
UNC Class of '38 Fellowship Program: Information Session
Thursday, January 26, 2012 | 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM | FedEx Global Education Center, Room 2008
Fellowships of $5000 each are awarded. The number and amount of the fellowships are subject to approval by the 1938 Endowment Committee board members. This opportunity is open to sophomores and juniors.
For more information, visit http://oisss.unc.edu/services_programs/1938/applying.html
Application Deadline: Feb. 20, 2012
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
Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: February 5, 2012
Shared Tables: Student Poster Session
February 28, 2012 | Hyde Hall | UNC-Chapel Hill
For poster proposal forms and details, see http://sharedtablessymp.wordpress.com/student-participation/
Deadline: Friday, February 3, 2012
BW Seminar for American Faculty in German and German Studies
June 10 - June 23, 2012, | Tübingen, Germany
Application Deadline: January 31, 2012
2012 CIBER Business Language Conference: Building Bridges from Business Languages to Business Communities
March 21-23, 2012 | UNC-Chapel Hill
A keynote address by Robert Lane Green, reporter for The Economist, and author of You are What you Speak kicks off the conference on March 21.
For full program details, including special sessions led by prominent scholars, concurrent presentations, and post-conference workshops visit the preliminary program online at http://www.ciber.unc.edu/cblc
Early bird registration (through 2.15.2012): $235
Register now! http://www.ciber.unc.edu/cblc/register.html
Summer Study Abroad in Paris: Orientalist Fantasies
May 29-June 30, 2012
More information about the program can be accessed at: http://studyabroad.unc.edu/programs.cfm?pk=59
Study Abroad Deadline: February 9, 2012
Olympia Summer Seminars in Conflict and Peace Studies
July 5-16, 2012 | Olympia, Greece
Applicants should be (post-) graduate students working towards Masters or Ph.D. degrees, but we usually admit some advanced undergraduates, as well as researches and practitioners.
For more information, please visit http://www.olympiaseminars.org
Application Deadline: March 15, 2012
Call for Applications: International Doctoral Program in Social Sciences 2012
The Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS) is calling for applications to its International Doctoral Program starting in October 2012.
Research proposals should relate to the comparative analysis Inclusion, Democracy, and Knowledge. View the call for proposals (PDF) for details.
BGSS is also calling for the European PhD in Socio-Economic and Statistical Studies, its interdisciplinary European doctoral program in cooperation with eight partner universities. See www.europhd.org.
Scholarships are awarded of up to 1200€/month for a maximum of 36 months, contingent on the successful completion of each year and the granting of funds in the second period of Excellence Initiative. Applicants with alternative funding are welcome.
Application Deadline: February 15, 2012
Exploring Approaches to Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum
March 9-10, 2012 |
University Hotel Minneapolis |
A specific focus of the 6th annual conference on Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) will be on presenting and discussing a variety of models and aspects of post-secondary programs implementing world languages and cultures across the curriculum. Seasoned CLAC practitioners, those in the process of implementing programs, as well as prospective CLAC program developers will come together to share ideas and best practices in our evolving and unique field of education for global citizens. Attendees at the CLAC conference will learn how CLAC programs are implemented at other institutions and will have a rare opportunity for extended discussions examining design and delivery of a CLAC curriculum.
Plenary Topics and Speakers
Register now! More Information available at www.carla.umn.edu/conferences/clac/registration.html and www.carla.umn.edu/conferences/clac/
Masters Program in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy
Semester beginning March 2012 | Berlin, Germany
The key objectives of the MA in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy is to leave students with a strong foundation in international relations theory and contemporary diplomatic strategies, allow them to explore and examine an area of particular interest, and help them gain practical experience through internships and research studies in relevant international institutions.
For more information, please visit http://www.icd-masterprogram.org/
Admissions Deadline: February 20, 2012
2012 EU Studies Summer Program in Brussels
A limited number of grants from the EU Center of Excellence are available on a competitive basis to students on this program. UW students are additionally eligible to apply for the quarterly International Programs & Exchanges (IPE) scholarship. Non-UW students may also qualify for funding from their home institution.
Application Deadline: February 24, 2012
Call for Applications: Conferences by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy
The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy is an international, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization with headquarters in Berlin, Germany. The goal of the ICD is to promote global peace and stability by strengthening and supporting intercultural relations at all levels. Over the past decade the ICD has grown to become one of Europe’s largest independent cultural exchange organizations, hosting programs that facilitate interaction among individuals of all cultural, academic, and professional backgrounds, from across the world.
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, academia, civil society, media, and business.
Educators Invited to Apply for US Holocaust Museum Teacher Fellowship Program
Applications are invited for the 2012-13 Museum Teacher Fellowship at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Fellows participate in a five-day, all-expense-paid summer institute at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., that is designed to immerse them in advanced historical and pedagogical issues.
Since 1996 the Museum Teacher Fellowship Program has developed a national corps of skilled educators who serve as the core of the museum's efforts to ensure quality Holocaust education in secondary schools. Teacher fellows organize conferences, lead workshops, write curricula, serve on boards of Holocaust museums and education centers, lead study trips to Holocaust sites, and serve as conduits to the museum for educators, institutions, professional organizations, and community groups.
Community college faculty and middle and high school history, social studies, foreign-language, English and journalism teachers, as well as librarians and instructional media specialists, are encouraged to apply for fellowships. Other content areas also will be considered. It is expected that applicants will have taught the Holocaust for a minimum of five years. Applicants must teach in United States schools.
For details, visit www.ushmm.org/education/foreducators/prodev/teacherfellowship/
Deadline: February 10, 2012
Leaders of World War II: A Distinguished Scholar Seminar
Part 1: February 25, 2012 |
Part 2: March 3, 2012
Teachers receive a discounted tuition rate and renewal credits. For more information, visit http://humanities.unc.edu/programs/adventures-in-ideas/03-leaders1/ and http://humanities.unc.edu/programs/adventures-in-ideas/04-leaders2/
This Adventures in Ideas seminar is sponsored by the Program in the Humanities, and co-sponsored by the General Alumni Association.
Spotlight on Turkey
June 29 - July 12, 2012
All teachers interested in applying should send a request for an application to tculpepper(at)iacnc(dot)org.
Teaching Resources Highlight: Videos on the European Union
Below you'll find links to two short videos recommended by a fellow teacher for teaching the EU in the classroom.
Library of Congress Grant: Teaching with Primary Sources
The mission of the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program (www.loc.gov/teachers/tps/) is to build a consortium that fosters collaborations with the educational community to increase instructional use of Library of Congress digitized primary sources within K-16 classrooms. The program contributes to the quality of education by deepening content understanding and improving student literacy in our nation’s schools.
The Library of Congress' Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Eastern Region Coordinator (http://tps.waynesburg.edu/eregion) is currently accepting applications for the development of local TPS projects on a rolling deadline. You are invited to submit a grant proposal to initiate and implement a TPS program for pre- or in-service K-12 educators and/or librarians. Grants between $5,000 and $20,000 will be awarded. The application is available online: http://tps.waynesburg.edu/eregion. Descriptions of successful TPS Eastern Region projects are available: https://tps.waynesburg.edu/tpseasternregion/project-activities.
Institutions and consortiums within the TPS Eastern Region are eligible to apply. Those outside this region are encouraged to contact the Regional TPS Partnership in their area (www.loc.gov/teachers/tps/consortium/index.html). Preference will be given to proposals that include existing or new partnerships between institutions and/or agencies across educational levels and that target audiences not currently served by ongoing TPS projects.
For more information, please see https://tps.waynesburg.edu/tpseasternregion/applying
2012 International Curriculum Development: A Workshop for Community College Faculty & Instructional Administrators
February 8, 2012 | Carolina Center for Educational Excellence | Chapel Hill, NC
Galaxy Theater Tickets
The Center for European Studies has teamed up with the Galaxy Cinema in Cary, NC, which specializes in independent films, international films, and documentaries. K-12 Educators and Community College faculty interested in expanding their knowledge of Europe through films can request free tickets to Galaxy Cinema films from the Center. Tickets are available only for films related to Europe that are not part of a film festival or event. To request a ticket, please contact the Center for European Studies' Outreach Coordinator with the following information: name, school, school mailing address, title of film, and date you need the ticket.
If you are requesting multiple tickets for a group of teachers at your school, please include in your request the names of all the teachers who will be attending.
Playing now (www.mygalaxycinema.com/nowplaying.php):
For movies and show
times, please visit the Galaxy Cinema website: http://www.mygalaxycinema.com/nowplaying.php.
Global Updates from World View: Book of the Year
World View's 2012 Book of the Year is That Used to Be Us by Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum.
THAT USED TO BE US: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back is co-authored by Thomas Friedman (New York Times foreign affairs specialist and three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, including one for The World Is Flat) and Michael Mandelbaum (Director of the American Foreign Policy program at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies). World View considers That Used to be Us an essential book for educators to read and incorporate into classroom discussion, as teachers help students understand global issues and define the challenges America faces.
The book's thesis is that America is in slow-motion decline because it has forgotten what made it great and has failed to maintain, when compared to its competitors, five pillars of American greatness.
To read more, and to find out about educational opportunities, read the latest issue of Global Updates at http://www.unc.edu/world/Global_Updates_2012/Jan_Feb/January_2012.htm.
To see previous
Global Updates from World View, please visit the archive at www.unc.edu/world/Global_Updates.shtml.
Washington, DC Internships at ICPES
June 10 – August 4, 2012 | Held at Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Academic study is focused on current public policy issues, political trends and the economics of the free market system.
As one of Washington’s top academic and internship programs, ICPES has provided undergraduates with the ultimate Washington, DC summer experience for more than forty years. A single application provides summer course enrollment accredited by Georgetown University, on-campus housing, and an eight week internship.
***SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING AVAILABLE***
For more information, visit www.DCinternships.org/ICPES.
Priority Deadline: February 7, 2012
Position: Visiting Scholars at York University's European Union Center of Excellence
The European Union Centre of Excellence at York University (www.yorku.ca/euce) invites applications for visiting scholars in the year 2012. Scholars are invited for a period from one to six weeks. Visits must be concluded by Nov. 30, 2012.
Application Deadline: January 30, 2012
Call for Papers: Europe and the Arab Region Post January 2011 - Coping with Multifaceted Challenges
June 8-9, 2012 | Berlin, Germany
This workshop focuses on the debate regarding the Euro-Arab relations and how the EU can effectively reinvent its role amid challenging security, political, economic and social contexts. The area of concern in this workshop is not limited to the EU’s Southern Mediterranean partners, but encompasses the wider Arab Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
The workshop is funded by the "Kolleg Forschergruppe (KFG) The Transformative Power of Europe" of the Freie Universität Berlin, which pays for travel expenses as well as accommodation of the paper authors.
For more information, please visit www.polsoz.fu-berlin.de/en/v/transformeurope/news/events/cfp_workshop_ear.html
Abstract Submission Deadline: January 31, 2012
Call for Papers: Operationalising the Responsibility to Protect: The Civilian and Military Challenges of the "Third Pillar" Approach
April 26, 2012 | Brussels, Belgium
To weigh in on such issues the Madariaga-College of Europe Foundation, Global Action to Prevent War, the Global Governance Institute, the Bonn International Centre for Conversion, the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect and the Center for the Study of Genocide at Rutgers University plan to organise a one-day workshop in Brussels. The workshop will bring together policy-makers from the EU, UN and regional organisations and scholars to debate the civilian and military challenges posed by “pillar three” of the RtoP principle. The workshop will be followed by a publication that will report on the proceedings, highlight recommendations for the GA debate and beyond, and catalogue the paper contributions. A policy brief will precede the workshop.
For details, please view the call for papers (PDF).
Abstract Submission Deadline: February 11, 2012
Call for Papers: Postnational Rulemaking between Authority and Autonomy
September 20-21, 2012 | University of Amsterdam
Our project on The Architecture of Postnational Rulemaking aims at elucidating shifts in authority and at carving out processes of rulemaking that involve multiple actors. In particular, we wish to focus on the interaction between them. We wish to understand these processes better, to develop normative assessments, and to contribute to the development of legal doctrine and theory in response to the phenomenon of postnational rulemaking between authority and autonomy.
The research group on Postnational Rulemaking invites the submission of paper proposals. We are particularly interested in empirical studies that contribute to a better understanding of postnational rulemaking in any of the three fields of public international law, European public law and European private law. We welcome submissions from related disciplines.
Proposal submission deadline: February 28, 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: Popular Music of East Asia
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Student Funding Opportunities
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