Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
January 25, 2012


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This week we have:
1. CES News
2. European News, Lectures and Events
3. Grants and Fellowships
4. Calls for Proposals
5. Seminars, Workshops and Programs
6. K-12 Schools & Community Colleges
7. Internships
8. EUSA Corner
9. Other International Studies News

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CES News

CES Award CompetitionCES Award Competition: Deadline this Friday!

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. Note that most faculty funding opportunities have a deadline of February 24, 2012. Read on...

The EU Under Fire: The Delegation's Perspective
Silvia Kofler

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 | 3:30 - 5:00pm | FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003 | UNC-Chapel Hill
The UNC Center for European Studies invites you to a public lecture by Silvia Kofler. Kofler (http://www.eurunion.org/eu/Press-Team/Silvia-Kofler-Biography.html) is the Spokesperson and Head of Press and Public Diplomacy at the European Union Delegation in Washington, DC, where she oversees media relations, public outreach, academic and cultural programs, long-term relationship building initiatives, and information products and services.

In an open public lecture, Kofler will share The EU's Efforts to Overcome the Economic Crisis and Why it Matters to the US. Questions from the audience will follow.

Refreshments will be available. Please RSVP by February 6 to europe@unc.edu.

Euro Crisis Lectures

Euro and globeTuesday, January 31, 2012 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm | FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
The UNC Center for European Studies and EU Center of Excellence invite you to two back-to-back lectures on the Euro Crisis. Amy Medearis, Senior Economist at the Delegation of the EU to the US, will present The Euro's Challenge: Restoring Confidence and Growth at 2:00pm.

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 gali@unc.edu by Friday, January 27.

Spring 2012 LAC Pedagogy Workshop Series

Languages Across the CurriculumUNC'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 lac@unc.edu to attend.

Introduction to LAC Training Workshop
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 / 10:00am - 12:00pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 4th Floor (room 4003)

Participants in this pedagogy workshop will:

  • Become familiar with the philosophy, objectives, and characteristics of Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum;
  • Learn about UNC-Chapel Hill's LAC program and see examples of syllabi and materials from past courses;
  • Consider effective instructional strategies for the language-based content classroom;
  • Design a brief LAC lesson plan, in collaboration with fellow participants.
LAC Best Practices Teaching Workshop
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 lac@unc.edu or visit www.unc.edu/lac.

UNC EUCE Competition for Undergraduate Travel to Brussels

Brussels, BelgiumTwo 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


European News, Lectures and Events

Tonight! Crises of Capitalism: A Lecture/Panel Discussion on the Eurozone Crisis

Euro and map of Europe6:00pm | Wednesday, January 25, 2012 | Bingham 301 | UNC-Chapel Hill
Fascinated by the flood of news coming in from Greece, Italy, Spain, and the EU regarding economic turmoil? Clueless as to how bad financial and governmental policies precipitated these crises? Wondering about the short-term and long-term effects of this economic crisis on the social movements, living standards, and human rights of Europeans and Americans?

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

Niamh HardimanCES 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

Business GermanMonday, January 30, 2012 | 5:30 - 6:30pm | FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009 | UNC-Chapel Hill
Carmen Braun, a native of Germany, is the Marketing Manager for VS America furniture company in Charlotte, NC. Ms. Braun will share and compare her experiences working for VS in Germany and the US and discuss how marketing strategies differ in European, US, and other markets worldwide.

The century-old German company VS is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of school furniture. VS focuses on ergonomics, use of high quality and environmentally friendly materials, as well as visual design. Significant criteria in the development of VS furniture include the consideration of environmental aspects. From the choice of raw-materials to the processing technology and right through to the packing and delivery of the furniture, VS thinks “green”.

VS opened its US branch in 2003 and has since consistently expanded its operation. VS’ workforce includes sales teams throughout all of the US, Canada, South America, and the Caribbean.

Open and free to the public. Parking available and free starting at 5.00 pm underneath the Global Education Center.
RSVP to europe@unc.edu.

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

The Future of Europe—From Economic Crisis Recovery to Sustainability Leadership: A Conversation with AmbassadorsThursday, January 26, 2012 | 12:00pm EST | Live web-stream
The University of Michigan Center for European Studies-European Union Center will host "The Future of Europe—From Economic Crisis Recovery to Sustainability Leadership: A Conversation with Ambassadors"

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
Martin Wiener (Rice and National Humanities Center) will present English Liberalism’s Three Faces in the Empire.

Meredith International Film Series: Moolade

Meredith International Film Series
February 8, 2012 | 6:00pm | Kresge Auditorium | Meredith College
The International Film Series at Meredith College holds free screenings throughout fall 2011 and spring 2012, open to the public. Refreshments are served at 6:00pm and film screenings begin at 6:30pm.

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.
SENEGAL-FRANCE-BURKINA/2004. 124 mins. In French and Bambara with English subtitles. Directed by Ousmane Sembene.

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.

 

Grants and Fellowships

160 PhD Grants to Be Awarded for Academic Year 2012-2013: European University Institute

European University InstituteThe 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.

Further information online.

Deadline: January 31, 2012

UNC Global Research Institute Fellowships

Global waterThe 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

Where will you go?Thursday, January 26, 2012  |  4:00 PM to 5:00 PM  |   FedEx Global Education Center, Room 2008
The UNC-Chapel Hill Alumni Class of 1938 annually awards summer study abroad fellowships to U.S. students interested in pursuing independent career or personal projects outside the United States. This is a unique scholarship program because it provides financial assistance to students who could not perform independent projects abroad without the support of the Class of 1938 funding.

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


Calls for Proposals

EU Studies Graduate Student Conference: The EU in the 21st Century: Policies and Approaches to Global Challenges

EU and US RelationsApril 13-14, 2012 | University of Illinois
The European Union Center (EUC) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is hosting a graduate student conference entitled The European Union in the 21st Century: Policies and Approaches to Global Challenges. This conference seeks to bring together graduate students from a variety of disciplines who specialize in topics related to the European Union or transatlantic relations. The goals of the conference are to:

  • encourage discussions on the diverse methodological and theoretical approaches currently being applied in EU studies;
  • establish an ongoing dialogue between scholars working on divergent aspects of the EU and EU-US relations within varying disciplinary contexts;
  • identify new and cutting-edge perspectives from which EU-related topics are being explored.

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

Shared TablesFebruary 28, 2012 | Hyde Hall | UNC-Chapel Hill
Area university students in all disciplines are encouraged to submit poster proposals that address food’s varied meanings in conjunction with the Shared Tables: A Triangle Symposium on Local and Global Food Studies (http://sharedtablessymp.wordpress.com/). With professionally-printed posters as backdrops, graduate and undergraduate students will be able to network with students, faculty, and community leaders; showcase research and community initiatives; and learn presentation skills valuable for regional and national conferences. Posters that are selected will be displayed at UNC’s Hyde Hall on February 28 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm; authors should be available to speak with others about their work during a poster session reception in the early afternoon on that date.

For poster proposal forms and details, see http://sharedtablessymp.wordpress.com/student-participation/

Deadline: Friday, February 3, 2012


Seminars, Workshops and Programs

BW Seminar for American Faculty in German and German Studies

FulbrightJune 10 - June 23, 2012, | Tübingen, Germany
On behalf of the Fulbright Commission and the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg the University of Tübingen will again but for the last time organise a seminar for younger American faculty in German and German Studies.

Funding will be provided by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Wuerttemberg and the German-American Fulbright Commission in Berlin. The seminar addresses first of all to colleagues of BW partner universities but is also open for colleagues of other universities.

For more information, please visit www.fulbright.de/togermany/grants/bw-seminar2012.html

Application Deadline: January 31, 2012

2012 CIBER Business Language Conference: Building Bridges from Business Languages to Business Communities

Building Bridges from Business Languages to Business CommunitiesMarch 21-23, 2012 | UNC-Chapel Hill
Join foreign language instructors from across the country to rethink teaching techniques, explore new lines of research, and create dynamic links between language classrooms and real businesses.

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
Student registration: $75
Post-conference workshop: $45

Register now! http://www.ciber.unc.edu/cblc/register.html

Summer Study Abroad in Paris: Orientalist Fantasies

Orientalist Fantasies and Discourses on the OtherMay 29-June 30, 2012
In summer 2012, Professor Sahar Amer (Asian Studies) will teach a course on "Orientalist Fantasies" in the context of the UNC study abroad program in Paris. This class will explore representations of Arabs and Muslims in France and will include visits to relevant museums, centers, as well as opportunities to interact with the Arab and Muslim communities in Paris. The class is a UNC approved class and thus will automatically receive UNC credit for the Arab cultures major, as well as for majors in Asian Studies, French and Global Studies (for other majors, check with your DUS). The course will be taught in English and students will also have the opportunity to take French language classes at the Sorbonne, following a placement test. Please note that there is a prerequisite of 2 semesters of French in order to be admitted in this program. There is no language requirement in Arabic. If there is enough demand, we may be able to explore opportunities to pursue Arabic language study in Paris.

More information about the program can be accessed at: http://studyabroad.unc.edu/programs.cfm?pk=59 

Feel free to email Professor Amer directly should you have any questions (samer@email.unc.edu), or contact the study abroad advisor for this program, Ms. Lori Rezzouk at lori_rezzouk@unc.edu.

Study Abroad Deadline: February 9, 2012

Olympia Summer Seminars in Conflict and Peace Studies

Olympia, GreeceJuly 5-16, 2012 | Olympia, Greece
Featuring four cycles of studies on conflict, religion, terrorism and negotiation analysis, the Olympia Summer Seminars will take place at the International Olympic Academy.

As was the case in the past, we are looking forward to putting together a highly competitive and talented class of promising scholars from around the world and foster a world-class scholarly network of cooperation while experiencing the unique setting of legendary Olympia. The 2012 Course Cycles are:

  • The Transformation of Conflict
  • Religion and International Politics
  • Terrorism and Counterterrorism
  • Negotiating Peace

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

Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS) 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.

Applicants may submit their documents via the BGSS online platform at www.bgss.hu-berlin.de or the SESS.EuroPhD website www.europhd.org.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2012

Exploring Approaches to Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum

CLAC Consortium: Cultures and Languages Across the CurriculumMarch 9-10, 2012 | University Hotel Minneapolis | Minneapolis, MN
This conference provides an opportunity for faculty, graduate instructors, and administrators to share expertise in building and managing CLAC programs. The conference will address the practical issues related to developing successful pedagogical models for the use of world language and culture learning across the post-secondary curriculum.

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

  • CLAC in a Nutshell, Tanya Kinsella, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • From First- and Second-Year Foreign Language Instruction to CLAC: A Quantum Leap or a Well-Trodden Path Gwendolyn Barnes-Karol, St. Olaf College
  • Modeling Collaboration between Foreign Languages and Sustainability Studies Frances Matos-Schultz, Charlotte Melin, and Patricia Mougel, University of Minnesota
In addition to an exciting line up of sessions, panels and posters, the CLAC conference is also offering three pre-conference workshops for an additional fee.

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

Master of Arts Program in International Relations and Cultural DiplomacySemester beginning March 2012 | Berlin, Germany
The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy and Dubrovnik International University (DIU) are pleased to announce the graduate Master of Arts program in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy. Offered by DIU in partnership with the ICD, the program will combine the traditional academic components of international relations with a new focus on the role of soft power and cultural diplomacy in contemporary global affairs.

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

Brussels summer program group
July 9 - August 10, 2012

The European Union Centers of Excellence at the University of Washington and University of Wisconsin are pleased to announce the 2012 EU Studies Summer Program in Brussels, hosted and co-organized by the Institute for European Studies at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). This program is supported by grant funds from the European Commission.

This is an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students pursuing degrees at US and Canadian universities to study the EU up close with leading experts from both sides of the Atlantic; and to gain an understanding of the "real world" of EU institutions through discussions with officials and site visits in Brussels, the political capital of the European Union. The program includes site visits to EU institutions in Brussels and Luxembourg, along with several special group activities and meals.

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 forms and info available at: http://jsis.washington.edu/euc/brussels/

Application Deadline: February 24, 2012

Call for Applications: Conferences by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy

Cultural Diplomacy in EuropeThe 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.

  • The International Conference on the African Union and Cultural Diplomacy
    "Cultural Diplomacy as a vehicle of Global Governance: The Role of Cultural Diplomacy and Soft Power in the Future of the African Union”

    (London, February 7th - 10th, 2012)
    www.au-culturaldiplomacy.org
  • The International Conference on Cultural Diplomacy & the UN
    “Cultural Diplomacy and Soft Power in an Interdependent World: The Opportunities of Global Governance” 
    (New York, February 21st – 24th, 2012)
    www.un-culturaldiplomacy-conference.org
  • The Rome International Freedom of Expression Forum
    “Censorship and Freedom in Traditional and New Media: The Revolution of Media as a Tool of Freedom of Expression”
    (Rome, February 28th – March 2nd, 2012)
    www.rome-forum.org
  • The Berlin International Economics Congress 2012 (BIEC)
    “Building Economic Bridges: Integrating Cultural Diplomacy into Nation Branding, Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Governance”
    (Berlin, March 7th – 11th, 2012)
    www.biec.de
  • The ICD Young Leaders Forums 2012
    www.ylf-conference.org
    • USA Meets Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders
      (New York City, February 21st - 26th, 2012)
    • Cultural Diplomacy in the Global Economy: A Forum for Young Leaders
      (Berlin, March 05th - 10th, 2012)
    • Art as Cultural Diplomacy: A Forum for Young Leaders
      (Berlin, March 19th - 24th, 2012)


K-12 Schools & Community Colleges

Educators Invited to Apply for US Holocaust Museum Teacher Fellowship Program

United States Holocaust Memorial MuseumApplications 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

Gerhard WeinbergPart 1: February 25, 2012 | Part 2: March 3, 2012
Join one of the world’s most prominent World War II scholars, Gerhard L. Weinberg, as he discusses the leading personalities of World War II.  In Part 1, Dr. Weinberg discusses Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Winston Churchill, and Chiang Kai-shek.  In Part 2, Dr. Weinberg discusses  Charles de Gaulle, Joseph Stalin, Tojo Hideki, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.  World War II buffs do not want to miss this! 

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

Turkey FlagJune 29 - July 12, 2012
The International Affairs Council of NC (IACNC) is pleased to again participate in this special program funded by the Turkish Cultural Foundation through the World Affairs Councils of America. Three teachers will be selected to take part in the two-week study tour of Turkey. We will also offer a teacher workshop on Turkey in March (date TBD; all teachers who apply for the study tour must attend the workshop). Finally, the program will conclude in fall with a special cultural event around Turkish history and culture (information to follow).

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

Library of Congress Teaching with Primary SourcesThe 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.

Address proposals (http://tps.waynesburg.edu/eregion/) or inquiries to: Barbara Kirby at bkirby@waynesburg.edu Phone: 724-852-3388

 For more information, please see https://tps.waynesburg.edu/tpseasternregion/applying

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!

Galaxy Theater Tickets

Galaxy CinemaThe Center for European Studies has teamed up with the Galaxy Cinema in Cary, NC, which specializes in independent films, international films, and documentaries. K-12 Educators and Community College faculty interested in expanding their knowledge of Europe through films can request free tickets to Galaxy Cinema films from the Center. Tickets are available only for films related to Europe that are not part of a film festival or event. To request a ticket, please contact the Center for European Studies' Outreach Coordinator with the following information: name, school, school mailing address, title of film, and date you need the ticket.

If you are requesting multiple tickets for a group of teachers at your school, please include in your request the names of all the teachers who will be attending.

Playing now (www.mygalaxycinema.com/nowplaying.php):

  • The Iron Lady (English)
    A look at the life of Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, with a focus on the price she paid for power.

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 ViewWorld 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.

 

Internships

Washington, DC Internships at ICPES

ICPES students pose in front of the US CapitolJune 10 – August 4, 2012 | Held at Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Approximately 90 undergraduate leaders attend the Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems (ICPES: www.DCinternships.org/ICPES) in order to gain real-world experience in the nation’s capital interning with offices on Capitol Hill, federal agencies, think tanks, public policy groups or nonprofit organizations.

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
Final Deadline: March 7, 2012


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.

Position: Visiting Scholars at York University's European Union Center of Excellence

York UniversityThe 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.

The position of visiting scholar may involve holding a guest lecture in an appropriate graduate or undergraduate class, a public lecture on an EU related topic and collaboration or consultation with EUCE York faculty regarding potential research projects. Applicants must have expertise in European integration and research interests that coincide with the research interests of the EUCE faculty members. We are, in particular, interested in scholars with an interest in European politics, law, human rights and related areas.

Applicants must have a completed Ph.D. in a relevant field and with a record of publication, research, and teaching in the field. The visiting scholar will receive a stipend to be used towards economy class airfare accommodation and/or living expenses. The European Union Centre of Excellence, in conjunction with other research units on campus will also offer the scholar access to university resources and office space as well as some financial reimbursement.  The visitor may also have the opportunity to visit other EU Centres of Excellence in Canada.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest and a c.v. to Prof. Heather MacRae at the EUCE (hmacraeATyorku.ca). For further information please email Prof. MacRae at the above address.

Application Deadline: January 30, 2012

Call for Papers: Europe and the Arab Region Post January 2011 - Coping with Multifaceted Challenges

Kolleg Forschergruppe (KFG) The Transformative Power of EuropeJune 8-9, 2012 | Berlin, Germany
The public uprisings that have been sweeping across the Arab region since January 2011 represent a critical juncture in the history of the region as well as in international history at large. With major change of leadership taking place in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya, other Arab countries –Yemen, Bahrain and Syria – are still struggling to introduce similar changes. From a comparative perspective, these ongoing uprisings in the Arab region raise the question on how comparable they could be to similar events in international history, e.g. the revolutions in Central Eastern Europe in 1989-1990.

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
As the principle of Responsibility to Protect (RtoP) moves further away from discussions on norms towards operationalisation, and following the concerns raised by intervention in Libya, and the recent United Nations report on “The Role of Regional and Sub-Regional Arrangements in Implementing the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP)” (27 June 2011), plus the upcoming 2012 UN interactive dialogue on the operationalisation of RtoP, further thinking and clarity needs to be developed on the civilian and military capacities needed for a timely and decisive response under “pillar three” of the RtoP principle. Pillar three of the principle focuses on the international community’s responsibility to take timely and decisive action to prevent and halt genocide, ethnic cleansing, war crimes, and crimes against humanity in those instances where a State is unable or unwilling to protect its own populations.

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

The Architecture of Postnational RulemakingSeptember 20-21, 2012 | University of Amsterdam
Our project investigates the architecture of postnational rulemaking from the views of public international law, European public law and European private law. We are interested in rulemaking processes that unfold below the radar of formal lawmaking but are powerful nonetheless.

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.

For details, please visit www.jur.uva.nl/architecture and view the call for papers.

Proposal submission deadline: February 28, 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

Global Music Show: Popular Music of East Asia

Global Music Show

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 | 9:00 - 10:00pm | 89.3 FM | Listen online at http://wxyc.org

This show explores East Asian popular music. WXYC DJ Ari Hires will welcome guest Eric Henry (UNC Department of Asian Studies). Countries to be discussed: Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

The Global Music Show is a monthly radio program in collaboration with WXYC and UNC's Area Studies Centers that intersperses world regional music with dialogue shared by relevant expert guest-scholars from UNC-Chapel Hill. This month's episode is hosted by the Carolina Asia Center (http://carolinaasiacenter.unc.edu/).

Listen to past broadcasts of the Global Music Show at www.unc.edu/areastudies/publicprograms/global-music.html.


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.
    **Extended Deadline: February 24, 2012

  • 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.
    **Extended Deadline: February 24, 2012
  • 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 for more information and application materials.
    Deadline: March 16, 2012

 

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