Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
February 22, 2012

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2. European News, Lectures and Events
3. Grants, Fellowships and Awards
4. Seminars, Workshops and Programs
5. K-12 Schools & Community Colleges
6. Internships
7. EUSA Corner
8. Other International Studies News

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CES News

Conference: Transformations of the State

CoinsThursday, February 23 - Sunday, February 26, 2012 | FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003 | UNC-Chapel Hill
The Oxford Handbook of Transformations of the State is scheduled to appear in 2014. It aims at an up-to-date synthesis of the research done on the origins and today’s functioning of and challenges to the state in the OECD and the non-OECD world.

Since the 1970s and 1980s the state has been “brought back in” to the center of social science studies across the OECD world, but major changes have occurred over that last few decades. These changes have placed the state, state capacity, state ability and states’ coordination center stage, as shown in the first decade of the 21st century with the world of states first handling the subprime cum financial markets crises and then the state debt cum Euro-currency crises.

At the February conference at UNC's Center for European Studies, several chapters will be presented (details at The format of the conference is that participants are expected to read the chapters in advance. The authors will not present their papers. A commenter will begin the session with prepared remarks and then there will be an open discussion of the chapter.

The conference is free and open to the public but pre-registration is required. To register, please send a note to Stephanie Volk stating the days you will be in attendance.

To request a password to view the working papers, please contact John Stephens, director of CES at UNC.

For more information, please visit

CES Award CompetitionCES 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.

For details, visit

Extended Deadline: April 2, 2012

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 for more information and application materials.

Application Deadline: March 16, 2012

European Union/Transatlantic Relations PhD Database

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

European News, Lectures and Events

North Carolina German Studies Seminar

Flag and outline of GermanySunday, February 26, 2012 | 5:00 - 7:00pm | Hyde Hall | Institute for the Arts and Humanities | UNC-Chapel Hill
As part of the North Carolina German Studies Seminar & Workshop Series, Sarah Vierra (UNC-Chapel Hill)
will present a seminar entitled From the Hinterhof to the Street Front: The Place and Purpose of Turkish Mosques in West Germany.

As the Turkish immigrant population in the Federal Republic of Germany shifted from a temporary workforce to an established, multi-generational community, its mosques, too, developed to reflect the changing needs and interests of their users. In her presentation Vierra examines the mosque as a religious, cultural, and social space for Germany's Turkish community, focusing in particular on its contested location both apart from and within German society. She explores the intersections of purpose, use and physicality, and analyzes how these elements affected Turkish Muslims' belonging in the FRG from the 1970s to the early 2000s. In so doing, she shows how the mosque served both as a space apart from German society and as a bridge that enabled Turkish Muslims to feel more settled in their new home. Sarah Thomsen Vierra recently received her doctorate in Modern European history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she currently serves as an instructor. Her dissertation, entitled "At Home in Almanya? Turkish-German Spaces of Belonging in the Federal Republic of Germany, 1961-1990," examines the role of space and place in the construction of belonging of Turkish immigrants and their children in West Germany.

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

For more information, please visit

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.

Turkish Movie Night - Hiphopistan: Representing Locality in a Global City

HiphopistanWednesday, February 29, 2012 | 6:30 - 8:00pm | 204 Saunders Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
The Turkish Students Association is organizing a Turkish movie night on February 29. Please join us for this documentary on Turkish hip hop, rap, and graffiti artists.

HIPHOPISTAN is a documentary film that examines the impact of Hip-Hop culture on Istanbul youth and reveals how young Turkish rappers, DJs, break-dancers, and graffiti artists creatively blend popular influences with their local cultural values and traditions.

Sponsored by the UNC Department of Asian Studies and the Turkish Studies Program.

Language Groups at UNC-CH

  • Speech and Thought BubblesFrench Conversation Tables
    • Wednesdays | 5:00pm | Caribou Coffee on W. Franklin
      • French 101 through 204: Conversation Group
    • Wednesdays | 7:00pm | Caribou Coffee on W. Franklin
      • For more advanced students
  • Italian Conversation Table: La Tavola Italiana
    • Tuesdays | 4:30pm | 110 Lenoir Hall
  • Spanish Conversation Table: La Tertulia
    • Wednesdays | 4:00pm | Student Union (Meeting point is at the information desk)
  • German Conversation Group: Kaffeestunde
    • Wednesdays | 12:30 - 2:00pm | Dey Hall, 4th floor reading room
  • Polish Club Conversation Hour
  • Czech Conversation Hour
    • Most Tuesdays | 6:00pm | Locations vary
    • Please contact Elena Clark to confirm each meeting, and to learn about locations.
  • Russian Conversation Hour: Russkaya Popoika
    • Fridays | 4:00pm | 310A Dey Hall
    • For more information, email Elena Clark.

Grants, Fellowships and Awards

Funded PhD Studentship: University of Bath

University of BathThe Department of Social & Policy Sciences at the University of Bath is offering a new University Research Studentship (URS) for doctoral research with Professor Paul Gregg (

The research must relate to the quantitative analysis of one (or more) of the following three areas:

  • Unemployment: Any aspect of unemployment policy (e.g. welfare to work programmes), unemployment incidence (such as youth unemployment) or effects of unemployment on people’s lives (such as poverty or scarring effects).
  • Poverty and children’s life chances: for example, the impact of financial distress on family stress and child development or the impact of changes in benefits generosity reforms on children etc.
  • Intergenerational mobility: for example the impact of educational reforms on children’s educational attainment across poorer and more affluent families or widening participation policies etc.

The Department of Social and Policy Sciences at the University of Bath has a vibrant and active research community, including over 80 PhD students. It was ranked 2nd in the UK for research in social policy and social work in the last national research assessment, and was also awarded the 2011 Queen's Anniversary Prize for research on child poverty and support for vulnerable people. For more information, see:

Please apply via:

Application Deadline: March 1, 2012

U.S. Embassy Policy Specialist Program

IREXIREX is pleased to announce the competition for the 2012-13 U.S. Embassy Policy Specialist Program (EPS). The U.S. Embassy Policy Specialist Program provides funding for U.S. scholars and professionals to travel to Eurasia and serve U.S. Embassies or USAID Missions as policy specialists on a research topic proposed by the Embassy/Mission.  Researchers are able to directly contribute to the formation of U.S. public policy by conducting research on topics vital to the policy-making community, as well as increase their understanding of current regional issues and develop and sustain international networks. The fellowship provisions include: logistical support, international airfare, visa support, in-country housing and workspace, a living expenses stipend and emergency evacuation insurance.

Eligible countries for the 2012-13 EPS program include Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine.  Specific information about available posts and topics of research for EPS is available in the most current EPS application.

Scholars and professionals who hold advanced degrees (PhD, MA, MS, MFA, MBA, MPA, MLIS, MPH, JD, MD) and are US citizens are eligible to apply for the this program.

We encourage all applicants to read our recommendations for writing successful international research proposals, found here:

Application Materials and Information:

Deadline:  5 p.m. EST on March 14, 2012

Fellowships at the European University Institute

Delegation of the European Union to AustraliaApplications are now invited for Australian European University Institute Fellowships which provide the opportunity to carry out research at the European University Institute in Florence – the high profile research institute established by the Member States of the founding European Communities in 1972.  A six-month Postdoctoral Fellowship will be offered for the period January-June 2013.  Two three-month Postgraduate Fellowships will be offered for the period September-December 2012. In addition, one fellowship will be offered for a Visiting Scholar from an Australian university for one month during the period January-June 2013.

For more information, please visit

Further information on the AEUIFAI is available at:; on the European University Institute at:; and on the Monash University Prato Centre at

Application Deadline: March 15, 2012

Seminars, Workshops and Programs

Shared Tables: A Triangle Symposium on Local and Global Food Studies

Shared TablesShared Tables: A Triangle Symposium on Local and Global Food Studies
February 28th to February 29th | UNC - Chapel Hill and Duke University

Shared Tables: A Triangle Symposium on Local and Global Food Studies provides a forum for both local and global experts to explore key issues related to food studies in an inter-disciplinary academic and community gathering.  The symposium will take place over two days: February 28 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and February 29 at Duke University.  Registration is required.  Space is limited. 

Tom PhilpottFebruary 28 | Shared Tables: Global Food Studies
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM | University Room, Hyde Hall
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM | FedEx Global Education Center

The first day of the symposium at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill explores key issues related to food and sustainability from a global perspective. Symposium participants from academic, business, social media, and NGO backgrounds will engage in a dialogue about global food realities, including how the globalization of the food supply impacts production, economics, practical solutions, safety, security, and sustainability. Tom Philpott of Mother Jones Magazine will address the audience as the keynote speaker that evening, speaking on the world's most recalcitrant problem:  how to feed the word in a sustainable manner.  Reception prior to lecture.

Will AllenFebruary 29 | Shared Tables: Local and National Food Studies
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM | Von Cannon Room, Bryan Center
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM | Reynolds Theater, Bryan Center

The second day of the symposium at Duke University focuses on sustainable food systems and food cultures both nationally and in our local triangle community. We will hear from students, faculty, and local leaders about policy, grassroots work, and scholarship in food, both in the humanities and social sciences.  Will Allen of Growing Power will give the keynote address that evening, sharing his experience of building urban farms in Milwaukee, Chicago and beyond.

Managing sponsors: Triangle University Food Studies (TUFS) • UNC Kenan-Flagler Center for Sustainable Enterprise • UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies (CSEEES)

Key Partners: Duke Franklin Humanities Institute • UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities • The Splinter Group • Whole Foods

The Center for European Studies is one of the program's symposium partners. For the full list of sponsors, and for program details, visit

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 and

K-12 Schools & Community Colleges

World View March Seminars

World ViewLatin America and North Carolina
March 27-28, 2012 (1.5 days)
Co-sponsored by the UNC-Duke Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies & The Jack and Mary McCall Foundation.

This seminar offers insights into Latin America and support for K-12 and community college educators, from all grade-levels and subject areas, facing the challenges and opportunities of our growing immigrant student population. Help your Hispanic/Latino students succeed in school by learning more about the region, critical issues facing Latino students, and new teaching strategies to support students and their families.

Complexity and Vibrancy of Africa
March 28-29, 2012 (1.5 days)

Co-sponsored by the UNC African Studies Center

This program will engage K-16 educators from all grade levels and disciplines in learning about an important world region. With over 45 countries, several independent island nations, and more than 1 billion people, Africa is a continent rich in diversity. The program will explore global issues related to this continent and strategies for integrating African themes into teaching.

Registration: $175 per seminar, reduced to $325 for both (save $25)
Four-person team: $600 per seminar (save $100)
Credits: 1.5 CEUs or15 professional development contact hours offered per seminar. 
Program and hotel information:
Register Online:

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 and

This Adventures in Ideas seminar is sponsored by the Program in the Humanities, and co-sponsored by the General Alumni Association.

Teacher Workshop on Turkey

Turkey FlagMarch 24, 2012 | Turk Evi | Chapel Hill, NC
The International Affairs Council of NC (IACNC) is planning a North Carolina teacher's workshop on Turkey for March as part of the Spotlight on Turkey program (see below). The date is Saturday, March 24, at the Turk Evi (Turkish House) in Chapel Hill. Please see the IAC Events page for more information: Teachers from across North Carolina are invited and encouraged to attend. We will offer CEU credits. 

Spotlight on Turkey
June 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 (details above; 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.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2012

Global Updates from World View: International Summer Opportunities for Educators and Students

World ViewThis annual issue of Global Updates highlights a sample of summer institutes or courses, international service learning, volunteer, and exchange opportunities, and international study tours for educators and a special section with opportunities for students. Be sure to check individual organization's websites for the most accurate and up-to-date information and application deadlines.

To read more, and to find out about educational opportunities, read the latest issue of Global Updates at

To see previous Global Updates from World View, please visit the archive at


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: 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.


For more information, visit

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.

MPIfG Doctoral Fellowships

International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE)The International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) is operated jointly by the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies and the University of Cologne. It invites suitable candidates to apply for up to seven doctoral fellowships in economic sociology and political economy.

Applicants must hold a Diplom or a Masters degree in political science, sociology, organization studies or related fields. Degrees must be received by September 2012. Fellowships will start on October 1, 2012, and will be awarded for 15 months with the option of two additional years. Working languages at the Research School are English and German.

Doctoral fellows will participate in a graduate school program including courses and summer school sessions and contribute to the intellectual life of the Institute and the University.

Doctoral degrees are awarded by the University of Cologne. In addition, students at the IMPRS-SPCE may acquire a French doctorate by entering a joint doctoral program with Sciences Po in Paris (Co-tutelle).

For more information see the MPIfG website, where the application forms can be found:

Application Deadline: March 15, 2012

Scholarships for ENP Students at the College of Europe

College of EuropeThe EU (European Commission/DG Education and Culture) offers a large number of scholarships to university graduates from the European Neighbourhood Policy countries wanting to study at the College of Europe.

The EU (European Commission/DG Education and Culture) offers a large number of scholarships to graduates from the European Neighbourhood Policy countries for post-graduate studies at its Bruges or Natolin (War­saw) campus. These scholarships cover academic expenses, accommodation, meals and travel costs.

The countries concerned are: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, the Pales­tinian Authority, Syria, Tunisia and Ukraine.

Interested graduates are invited to send their application to the Admissions Office.  For more information concerning the College please consult our website

Application Deadline: March 15, 2012

Call for Papers - The European Union and the Euro: Evolution or Dissolution?

EUSA: European Union Studies AssociationJune 1, 2012 | Arlington Campus of George Mason University, Washington DC, USA
We invite you to submit a paper or paper abstract for the 2012 EUSA Economics Interest Section Workshop ( at the Arlington Campus of George Mason University, Washington DC, USA, held on Friday, June 1st. Preference will be given to academic papers by economists that address the future of the European Union and the euro area, the causes of the ongoing economic and political crisis, proposed solutions, and any economic policy issues relating to the European Union and the euro area. Any paper related to European economic issues will also receive consideration, particularly those coming from US academics.

To submit a proposal

  • send your paper title, abstract (300 word limit), JEL classification, affiliation(s), contact details to and
  • please include an indication of your willingness to be a chair or discussant for one of our sessions.

Deadline: March 15, 2012

PhD Stipends in Bremen

Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS)The Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) invites applications to its Ph.D. program. BIGSSS is an inter-university institute of the University of Bremen and Jacobs University Bremen and is funded by the German Excellence Initiative. The program provides close supervision of dissertation work within a demand-tailored education and research framework. Fellows are expected to choose Bremen as their place of residence. BIGSSS is part of an international network of highly acknowledged graduate programs. It supports its doctoral and postdoctoral fellows in achieving early scientific independence and provides funds for the conduct, presentation, and publishing of their research. The language of instruction is English.

Successful applicants for the Ph.D. and Predoctoral Fellowships will pursue a topic in one or more of BIGSSS’ three Thematic Fields:

  • Global Governance and Regional Integration
  • Welfare State, Inequality, and Quality of Life
  • Changing Lives in Changing Socio-Cultural Contexts

15 Ph.D. Stipends/Fellowships
BIGSSS seeks candidates with strong academic abilities and a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in political science, sociology, or psychology. Applicants with a degree in law, economics, or other social science disciplines are also welcome. We offer Ph.D. stipends of € 1250/month for 36 months, contingent on successful completion of each year.

2 Predoctoral Fellowships for BA Graduates
Additionally, BIGSSS offers 2 stipends of € 850/month for particularly talented BA graduates. After fulfilling some course requirements and having their proposals accepted within the first year, candidates can switch into the regular three year program.

More information as well as lists of required application materials can be found at For additional inquiries, please check the online FAQ and feel free to contact our admissions officer at

Application Deadline: March 15, 2012

2012 Security Jam

Security JamMarch 19-23, 2012 | Worldwide
The Security Jam focuses the brain power of thousands of experts around the world to find concrete solutions to global security issues. Over five days participants will login to a state-of-the-art online collaboration platform to discuss topics as diverse as strategic partnerships, crisis management, cyber-security and future capabilities.

The Security Jam is organised with the European External Action Service, the European Commission, NATO Allied Command Transformation, the US Mission to NATO, and with the support of 8 leading think-tanks.

The Jam is your chance to make your voice is heard on key security and defence issues. Take this opportunity to influence leaders with your ideas. Whether you are a soldier in Afghanistan, a researcher in London or a diplomat in Sierra Leone, the quality of your ideas is all that matters. Security Jam 2012 lets you take part in frank discussions and the free exchange of ideas with colleagues worldwide, and then you can select the most innovative ideas.

The aim of the 4-day online brainstorming is to develop the most innovative and pragmatic recommendations, to be presented to the EU and NATO leaderships ahead of the Chicago NATO and G8 summits in May 2012. The full report, including the ten top recommendations, will be presented at the SDA's flagship international conference later that month. The report will also be sent in hard copy to over 4,000 high-level policy makers around the world, and to the SDA's mailing list of 13,000 contacts.

Everyone can participate and this can be done from anywhere at anytime in those 4 days. Registration and more information at

Call for Papers: European Internal Security Conference

European University InstituteApril 23-25, 2012 | European University Institute, Florence, Italy
We invite abstracts from both advanced research postgraduate students and established researchers for our multidisciplinary conference on ‘European Internal Security’. The conference is generously funded by a grant from the European Commission Jean Monnet Programme/Lifelong Learning Programme. The aim of the conference on 'European Internal Security' is to investigate the drivers in European integration in Justice and Home Affairs.

We aim to contribute to the travel costs of paper givers, depending on the number of participants and availability of funds.

For more information, please see the conference website.

If you are interested in presenting a paper, please send the following information to the organisers Helena Carrapiço ( and Marat Markert ( an abstract of up to 250 words, brief bio of up to 250 words, your contact details: Name, Institution, Full Postal Address, Email address.

Deadline: March 15, 2012

Call for Papers - Beyond Lisbon Treaty: Re-examining EU Institutions and Governance

Institute of European and American Studies (IEAS), Academia SinicaSeptember 7-8, 2012 | Organizer: Institute of European and American Studies (IEAS), Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan | Venue: IEAS, 128, Academia Road, Section 2, Nangang, Taipei 115
Since the Lisbon Treaty took effect in 2010, the European Union (EU) and its member states have been challenged by various internal and external events that have tested the governability of EU institutions. Without doubt, the Euro crisis resulting from the potential default of sovereign debt in Greece and other EU member states has stimulated debate over the proper design of EU institutions, as well as the prospects for European integration. Will Greece drop out of the Euro zone and trigger a domino effect leading to a collapse of Euro? Will the EU redress its flawed institutional designs and move toward fiscal union, or closer political union? These are important questions posed by pundits and experts of EU affairs. But a more fundamental question is how current EU institutions, as prescribed by the Lisbon Treaty, can cope with various challenges posed by globalization and other crises. In the absence of crisis, would EU institutions operated under the Lisbon Treaty improve EU governance? This conference seeks to examine the practical operation of EU institutions in light of Euro crisis and other internal challenges. In addition, it attempts to investigate the various pitfalls that beset EU governance.

For further information about this conference, please visit and contact Miss Cindy Chen at

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 15, 2012


Other International Studies News

UNC Global Events

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Global Music Show

Global Music Show

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 | 9:00 - 10:00pm | 89.3 FM | Listen online at

This show explores Latin America and Latino music produced in North Carolina. WXYC DJ Shilpi Misra will welcome guest David Garcia (UNC Department of Music).

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 Institute for the Study of the Americas (

Listen to past broadcasts of the Global Music Show at


Global Projects Showcase

Global Projects ShowcaseThursday, February 23, 2012 | 12:00 - 4:00pm | FedEx Global Education Center, Room 2010
Want to travel this summer? Want funding for your global project?

Come enjoy a showcase of students' research, experiences and travel stories from a variety of fields and global destinations.  Learn more about past projects the Center for Global Initiatives has funded from the students themselves, and meet the program officers who manage the awards.

Learn more about what's possible with the Center for Global Initiatives' awards and fellowships.  Lunch will be provided.


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