Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
March 15, 2012


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

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CES News

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

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 www.unc.edu/depts/europe/research_funding/fundingfaculty.htm

Extended Deadline: April 2, 2012

Languages Across the Curriculum News: Courses, TA Applications, and Teaching Workshop

Languages Across the CurriculumEnroll in a Fall 2012 Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) Course

UNC's Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) program enables students to employ their language skills in courses outside the departments of languages and literatures.

We are delighted to offer the following LAC sections during the Fall 2012 semester.

  • FRENCH discussion section for:
    • INTS 210: Global Issues (ANTH/GEOG/HIST/POLI 210)
  • GERMAN discussion section for:
    • HIST 159: 20th-Century Europe
  • SPANISH discussion sections for:
    • ENST 201: Introduction to Environment and Society
    • INTS 210: Global Issues (ANTH/GEOG/HIST/POLI 210)
  • SWAHILI combined discussion section (tentative; courses TBA)

To enroll, email the LAC Program Coordinator at lac@unc.edu.

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Apply for a Fall 2012 LAC Instructor Position

Graduate students are needed to lead these Fall 2012 LAC sections:

FRENCH discussion section for INTS 210: Global Issues

GERMAN discussion section for HIST 159: 20th-Century Europe

SPANISH discussion section for INTS 210: Global Issues

To qualify for a LAC instructor position, applicants must be enrolled as a graduate student AND be employed as a full-time teaching assistant at UNC-Chapel Hill during the Fall 2012 semester. We seek experienced instructors who are native speakers or who possess advanced proficiency in the target language. Preference will be given to applicants who have attended a LAC pedagogy workshop and/or are pursuing the Graduate Certificate in LAC Instruction.

Application Deadline: Thursday, April 5, 2012

For more information and application instructions, visit
http://www.unc.edu/areastudies/degreeprograms/lac-tas-call.html.

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LAC Best Practices Teaching Workshop

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 / 10:00am - 12:00pm
FedEx Global Education Center, room 3009

This teaching workshop provides a forum for sharing ideas, practical advice, and instructional resources on LAC / language-based content instruction. Graduate students and faculty from any department are welcome to attend.

Presentations will include:

  • Friederike Bruehoefener: "Making the News: Doing a Film Project in a LAC class"
  • Allison Bigelow: “Subjectivity and Second Languages: How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Grading Objectively”
  • Mercédès Baillargeon: TBA
  • Inmaculada Gómez Soler: "Highlighting your LAC Experience in the Academic Job Market: How, When and Where!"

Registration is required to attend this workshop.  To register, please email the LAC Program Coordinator at lac@unc.edu or kinsella@unc.edu.


European News, Lectures and Events

Making a Difference: The EU and its Mediterranean Neighbors

Ambassador Vale de AlmeidaA MESSAGE FROM AMBASSADOR JOÃO VALE DE ALMEIDA
HEAD OF DELEGATION

European Union Delegation to the United States

The European Union has always placed a high priority on establishing and maintaining a close and special relationship with our neighbors in the Mediterranean and the Middle East. We are joined together through both history and geography; the Mediterranean has always been the cultural, economic, and political crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Catherine Ashton, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, has often said that the European Union should be judged by our effectiveness in our own neighborhood. If we can support the countries on our borders as they become more sustainable, secure, and democratic, that is to the advantage of us all.

In the current issue of EU Focus (PDF), you can learn more about the EU’s involvement in the Mediterranean region, ranging from our support for the Arab Spring countries to our commitment to the Middle East Peace Process.

North Carolina German Studies Seminar

Flag and outline of GermanySunday, March 18, 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, Michael Rowe (King's College London)
will present a seminar entitled The Cult of Charlemagne and Napoleon's Domination of Germany.

The lecture re-examines Napoleon's encouragement of the cult centered on the medieval Frankish emperor, Charlemagne, also known as Karl der Grosse. It explores the Napoleonic state's co-option of the cult in its efforts both to integrate its newly-acquired German holdings, and to win over public opinion in the nominally-independent states beyond the eastern borders of the formal French Empire. Napoleon's efforts were, unlike those of his predecessors, lent greater credence by the fact that his own empire corresponded closely to that of Charlemagne's in territorial extent and by a renewed interest in the Middle Ages, both in France and Germany. The Charlemagne cult provided opportunities for Napoleon's German-speaking subjects to assert their status vis-à-vis the 'old Frenchmen' from the core departments. In this sense, Charlemagne served not merely as a mechanism by which the centre asserted its dominion over the periphery but also as a tool by which the periphery could shape the polity of which it was now part.

Michael Rowe is Senior Lecturer of Modern European History at King's College London. His many publications include the monograph From Reich to State: The Rhineland in the Revolutionary Age, 1780-1830 published with Cambridge University Press in 2003. He is currently working on a comparative survey of empires in the Napoleonic period.

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

For more information, please visit www.unc.edu/ncgs/seminars.html.

In conjunction with the UNC History Department and the French Studies Seminar. Sponsored by Carolina Seminars, the Carolina-Duke Ph.D. Program in German Studies, Duke University (Center for European Studies, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Department of History), and UNC-Chapel Hill (Center for European Studies, Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literature, Department of History, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Program in the Humanities and Human Values).

Why Languages Matter in the Global Age

You Are What You SpeakWednesday, March 21, 2012 | 5:30pm | FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
The Economist correspondent and “Johnson” blogger Robert Lane Greene, author of “You Are What You Speak,” will discuss “Why Languages Matter in the Global Age” at a free public lecture at UNC-Chapel Hill’s FedEx Global Education Center (directions).

Reception to follow lecture.
Free parking in McCauley Deck
RSVP to rsvpkenan@unc.edu 

Genesis tells us language first divided humankind with the building of the Tower of Babel. The era of globalization could spark a similar seismic shift if English is replaced by Mandarin or Hindi as the language of business.

The Economist correspondent and author Robert Lane Greene (www.robertlanegreene.com) contends language is more, not less, important in the global age. He visits UNC to share insights into how and why languages matter now.

Film: Abendland

AbendlandThursday, March 22, 2012 | 7:00pm | Varsity Theatre (www.varsityonfranklin.com/), Downtown Chapel Hill
Part of the Documentary, Adjective film series, co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies.

Summary: An observational film about a continent at night. Europe, that often somewhat self-obsessively sees itself as the crown of human civilization, is presented here in an assemblage of images of work, leisure, worship and death. Western standards of living, prosperity, and the urge to exclude others are at the core of Geyrhalter's cinematic essay about the West and the structures that reinforce its exclusiveness.

Students are free with valid university or high school ID, $4 for all others. Tickets are available at the Varsity Theatre Box Office.

Sponsors: UNC Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures; UNC Center for European Studies; Austrian Cultural Forum, Washington

Sending Young Men to the Barracks: West Germany's Struggle over the Establishment of New Armed Forces in the 1950s

Gender, War and Culture Series
Friday, March 23, 2012 | 4:00 - 6:00 pm | Duke University East Campus - Carr Building 114 Campus Drive - Room 229

As part of the Research Triangle Seminar Series on the History of Military, War and Society, Friederike Bruehoefener (UNC-Chapel Hill) will present Sending Young Men to the Barracks: West Germany's Struggle over the Establishment of New Armed Forces in the 1950s.

In light of the Berlin Blockade (1948/49) and the outbreak of the Korean War (1950), the Western allies decided that the newly founded Federal Republic of Germany needed to be integrated into a Western defense community. This political move was welcomed by the Adenauer government, but faced severe opposition in the West German society, as large parts of society had to come to terms with the prospect of once again sending young men to the barracks. Since compulsory military service was defined solely as a man's duty, many of the subsequent debates about West Germany's rearmament centered on the question of how military life in barracks would shape and influence attitude and behavior of the Bürger in Uniform (male citizen in uniform). In this context, members of the parliament, representatives of the Ministry of Defense, church groups and social workers struggled to delineate acceptable behavioral and morale traits for the West German man in uniform. This struggle, the paper argues, was an important aspect of the overall attempt to fashion military forces that could be integrated into the newly established West German society.

Friederike Bruehoefener is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at UNC Chapel Hill. She finished her B.A. in History and German at the University Bielefeld, Germany in 2005. After spending a year as an exchange student in the Department of History at Johns Hopkins University, she completed her M.A. at the University Bielefeld in 2007. Her research and teaching interests include modern German and European history, history of masculinities, gender history, and cultural history.

The seminar starts at 4:15 pm. Refreshments will be served before the seminar. A pre-circulated paper is available a week in advance at fbruehoe@email.unc.edu. For more information on Research Triangle Seminar Series on the History of Military, War and Society, see the website: http://www.unc.edu/mhss/. This seminar is co-sponsored by the Triangle Institute for Security Studies. For more information on the Gender, War and Society Series, visit http://gwc.web.unc.edu/.

Triangle Global British History Seminar

Friday, March 30, 2012 | 4:00pm | National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park
Heather Welland (Wake Forest) will present Loyalist Economies.

Gender, Islam, and the Politics of Integration in the New Europe

Rita ChinThursday, April 5, 2012 | 5:00 - 7:00pm | UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Hyde Hall
Rita Chin (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) will present a lecture entitled Gender, Islam, and the Politics of Integration in the New Europe, in conjunction with The UNC Transnational and Minorities History Graduate Student Working Group, The UNC Center for European Studies, The UNC Department of History, The UNC Series on Gender, Politics and Culture in Europe and Beyond, The North Carolina German Studies Seminar Series, and The Triangle Global British History Seminar.

Over the last two decades, the question of integrating Muslim immigrants into the New Europe has increasingly been pursued through a debate about the role of gender and sexuality in Islam. Despite their different starting points, the headscarf affairs in France, the sensationalistic coverage of honor killings in Germany, and the debate about the burqa in Britain have each, in turn, figured Muslim women as victims of a backward, oppressive, and patriarchal Islamic culture/religion. A common thread running through these controversies is the assumption that Muslim gender relations are an index or litmus test of Islam's modernity and compatibility with European, liberal, democratic societies. In order for Muslims to integrate into the New Europe, then, they must reject their traditional practices and embrace the norms of "sexual democracy."

RITA CHIN is Associate Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and works in the fields of Modern German and European history. She is author of The Guest Worker Question in Postwar Germany (2005) and co-editor of After the Nazi Racial State (2009).

Refreshments and drinks will be served after all seminars. For more information on the NCGS Series see: http://www.unc.edu/ncgs

 

Fellowships

UNC Student Travel Fellowships

World Map on ChalkboardThe Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs is pleased to announce that the application period is now open for the Anonymous Donor Travel Fellowship Fund. Two (2) awards, in the amount of $4,000 each, are made every Spring Semester to a deserving Carolina upperclass undergraduate student (Sophomore, Junior or Senior) with applicable travel plans. These travel fellowships are made possible by the contributions of an anonymous donor who has established a permanent University trust fund for this purpose.

For more information and details on how to apply, go to the following website: http://studentaffairs.unc.edu/travel/travel-fellowship-application-now-available.html

Application Deadline: Friday, March 30, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.

 

Calls for Proposals

2012 Western U.S. Graduate Research Workshop on the European Union

European Union Center of Excellence at the University of California, Berkeley; the Colorado European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Colorado Boulder; and the European Union Center of Excellence of Seattle at the University of WashingtonMay 4-5, 2012 | University of California, Berkeley
The European Union Center of Excellence at the University of California, Berkeley; the Colorado European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Colorado Boulder; and the European Union Center of Excellence of Seattle at the University of Washington are pleased to announce and solicit applications for the fourth Western United States Graduate Research Workshop on the European Union.

The workshop advances two direct aims: to provide a forum for US-based graduate students at the dissertation level to present research focused on the EU to an audience of knowledgeable, supportive, yet critical faculty and peers; and to provide methodological instruction to students in a way that is relevant to European Union-related work. Instruction will be organized around and informed by the research problems and opportunities presented by the EU and European integration. A more general goal is to improve EU research in the United States by building a strong cadre of students with some sense of a shared project and a commitment to carry out sound research with an eye toward completion of the degree and publication of research results.

The sponsors will cover the costs of a round trip economy airfare from participants’ home cities to Berkeley, along with two nights’ hotel stay and most meals. This workshop is made possible by the generous funding of the European Union Delegation to the United States through the EU Centers of Excellence program, establishing the Network of European Union Centers of Excellence.

For more information, visit http://eucenter.berkeley.edu/.

Application Deadline: March 26, 2012

Actuality and the Idea

Princeton UniversityMay 11-13, 2012 | Princeton University
Princeton University’s Theory Reading Group (www.princeton.edu/ihum/reading-groups/theory/) is pleased to announce that we will be organizing a conference in the spring of 2012 on the subject of “Actuality and the Idea.”

A renewed interest in communism has turned contemporary thought increasingly towards theorizing, problematizing, and reconfiguring the fraught relationship between actuality and the idea. Opening the space to connect these two categories also opens the possibility of considering how philosophy, aesthetics, and history are interrelated. Whereas disciplines such as architecture and theater spatialize the conflict, movements like Occupy Wall Street and the events of the Arab Spring carry the tension into the sphere of politics, modifying the underlying framework of democratic processes.

This conference seeks to debate the often-conflicting definitions of actuality and the idea, in their broadest sense. We are particularly interested in thinking about these terms beyond the strict dichotomy between sensible existence and subjective representation. We would also like to consider how historical events shed light on the processes by which ideas are actualized, how an abstract assertion transitions into an action, and how terminologies are mobilized to justify claims about authenticity.

For more information about our theory reading group please visit our website: http://www.princeton.edu/ihum/reading-groups/theory/

See the full call for papers at http://www.cfplist.com/CFP.aspx?CID=319

Submission Deadline: April 1, 2012


Seminars, Workshops and Programs

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

Registration: $285
Student registration: $75
Post-conference workshop: $45

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

Grant Writing Workshops for UNC Faculty, Staff, and Postdoctoral Scholars

PencilsThe Twelve Keys to Successful Grant Writing
Thursday, March 22, 2012
8:30AM-12:00PM
Location: Dey Hall, Toy Lounge

Register here

The Twelve Keys to Successful Grant Writing
Friday, March 30, 2012
1:00PM-4:30PM
Location: BCBS Auditorium, Michael Hooker Research Center

Register here

Successful Collaborative Projects
Thursday, March 22, 2012
12:45 PM – 4:30 PM       
Location: Dey Hall, Toy Lounge
Register here

Foundation Grant Writing
Thursday, April 19, 2012
8:45 AM – 12:30 PM       
Location: Dey Hall, Toy Lounge
Register here

Brands and Branding in Law, Accounting, and Marketing

The Next GenerationApril 12-13, 2012 | Chapel Hill, NC
Join a rare gathering of thought leaders in academia and the private sector to examine the intricacies of valuing, accounting for and managing brands and other intangible assets in the global marketplace and what the future may hold.

Hear top scholars present the latest findings on maximizing brand value and return.

Space is limited. Limited sponsorship opportunities available. Co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies.

Get details and register at http://www.kenaninstitute.unc.edu/nextGen

FU-BEST in Berlin: Undergraduate Program

Free University BerlinFreie Universität Berlin invites applications for its undergraduate FU-BEST (Berlin European Studies) program for Fall 2012 and beyond.

  • Based on the U.S. academic calendar, FU-BEST offers a strong intensive German language program as well as an exciting menu of content courses taught mostly in English but also in part in German.
  • There is no language prerequisite for participation in this program, but all participants are obligated to enroll on-site in German language training at their particular level.
  • The content courses cover topics from a variety of disciplines, ranging from political science, history, philosophy, and sociology to music history, architecture, film studies, marketing/management, environmental studies, sociology, and art history.
  • The program has hosted participants from a wide range of mostly U.S. colleges and universities, featuring a growing number of formal institutional partnerships. Student feedback has been very positive.
  • Every semester features a week-long off-site excursion (in the case of Fall 2012, the participant group will be divided in two and will travel to Krakow/Warsaw and to Munich/Vienna, respectively), as well as local field-trips and cultural events.
  • Participants are housed in homestays or single-occupancy apartments, but may also opt out of these choices if they set up their own housing sufficiently in advance of the program.
  • Starting with the Fall 2012 semester, the program adds a new course to its curriculum: “History of Modern European Diplomacy”. For a full listing of courses, please follow this link: http://www.fu-berlin.de/en/sites/fubest/prog/courses/index.html.

Students may apply directly to FU-BEST (after approval at their home institution) or via their home college/university (especially where an institutional partnership exists).

For full details on courses as well as other features of the program and application materials, please visit www.fubest.org and click on the many links to all the information and documents (including course syllabi).

Application Deadline (for Fall 2012 semester): April 1
Application Deadline (for Spring 2013 semester): October 15

New at Collegio Carlo Alberto: Master in Public Policy and Social Change

Collegio Carlo AlbertoWe are pleased to announce a new initiative taken by the Collegio Carlo Alberto in Turin in the field of the social sciences. The Collegio is a joint venture between the University of Turin and the philanthropic foundation Compagnia di San Paolo. Up to now, the focus and strength of the Collegio has been in economics but from the academic year 2012/13, a renewed focus will be given to other social sciences as political science and sociology.

The first initiative will consist of a new Master in Public Policy and Social Change (MAPS). Particular attention will be paid to the tensions between economic and social policies at the national level in the shadow of Europeanization and globalization. The web site (www.carloalberto.org/maps) provides information about this initiative. As you will see, the Master's programme is entirely taught in English by an international faculty, and is intended for students who already hold an advanced degree.

Application Deadline: June 1, 2012


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: worldview.unc.edu/programs/spring-seminars
Register Online: worldview.unc.edu/registration

Online Globalization Course for K-12 Teachers and Administrators

Online Globalization Course: LearnWorld View Online Course, April 5 - May 16
This six-week online course immerses educators from all disciplines and roles in an exploration of the rapid global changes in government, economics, environment and health, culture and technology.  Participants are required to read, discuss and reflect on the most important issues facing America and the world today. 

Find out more: http://worldview.unc.edu/programs-2/online-globalization-course/2012-online-globalization-course-2/
Registration: $275 ($225 for World View Partners)
To find out if your school or LEA is a World View Partner, click here!
Register Online: http://worldview.unc.edu/registration

Teaching Resources Highlight: Free Illustrated E-Books about the Environment

Let me tell you a secret about the environmentMeet Tom, Fleur and Lila the Fox, follow their adventures and learn how to take care of the environment and make the world a better place. Ten colorful illustrated booklets are available online in PDF format in several languages: English, Spanish, French, German, and more! Great for elementary school students and foreign language students of all ages.

Check the "Related publications" link to discover the ten stories published between 2001 and 2011.

You can also download the complete collection in 2 free e-books:

Volume 1: http://bookshop.europa.eu/EBOOKS/EN/KH3111053ENN.epub
Let me tell you a secret about the environment
The salmon from the red spring
Beautiful swallows!
What scorching weather!
Together!

Volume 2: http://bookshop.europa.eu/EBOOKS/EN/KH3111054ENN.epub
The Blue Island
A present for Timmy
Blossom Lane
Hope for the Kayakos
Benny’s a champion!

How to read ePub files (PDF): On your PC, you can download any number of free ePub reading devices.

NCDPI Social Studies WikiNCDPI Social Studies Wiki Site

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has created a wiki site to provide teachers with resources to support the implementation of the new K-12 Social Studies Essential Standards scheduled for the 2012-2013 school year. The resources include FAQs, webinars, presentations from the 2012 North Carolina Social Studies Conference, and contact information for the NCDPI K-12 Social Studies staff.

Visit the site at http://ssnces.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/Home


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.

Call for Applications: Postdoc Position TRANSWORLD

Free University BerlinDepartment of Political and Social Sciences, Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Science
Department: European Integration
Current funding is available for two years, Salary according to E 13 TV-L FU

Job Description:

  • Post-doctoral position for EU funded project on "Transatlantic Relations and Global Governance" (TRANSWORLD)
  • Research in the realm of "Transatlantic Relations and Global Governance"
  • Communication with project partners
  • Project management (budget control, oversight of accounting etc.)
  • Supervision of researchers and student assistance

Required Qualification: PhD/ Doctoral degree in political science with excellent dissertation.

For details, please see the job posting.

Deadline: March 20, 2012

Crisis or Renewal in Europe(an studies): 13th UACES Student Forum Conference

June 18-19, 2012 | Brussels, Belgium
The UACES Student Forum is organising its Thirteenth Annual Conference at the Kent Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS) and The Institute for European Studies (IES-VUB) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. This two-day conference aims to provide a friendly environment in which postgraduate students can gain experience of presenting research and develop contacts with other researchers in their field. The conference is aimed at research students of all levels and proposals are welcome from all students working in the field of European Studies within various disciplines. Some established academics and/or postdoctoral researchers will also be present to provide feedback and there will be a number of keynote speakers who have contributed extensively to the development of European Studies.

In order to submit abstract proposals for both panels and papers please complete the Paper Submission Form (which can be downloaded from www.uaces.org/events/conferences/brussels/). If this method of submission is unavailable please send both paper and panel proposals to Elise Rietveld (RietveldE@cardiff.ac.uk) and Lara Kennedy (KennedyLG@cardiff.ac.uk) together with the affiliation of the author(s), email address, research area, and year of PhD study.   

Postgraduate students may propose a paper individually. We also encourage students to form pre-organised panels by using the Student Forum’s Euroresearch mailing list to contact other paper-givers. Panels should contain one Chair (who is not presenting a paper) and three paper-givers. The proposals should include a summary of the overall theme and objective of the panel (max. 200 word) along with a 200-word abstract for each of the three papers in the submission form.

The organisers of the UACES Annual Conference, to be held in Passau (See the UACES website) recommend that students planning to attend and present there, first attend and present at the Student Forum Thirteenth Annual Conference in Brussels.

Further details of the conference will be posted on the Student Forum website www.uaces.org/events/conferences/brussels/ as they become available.

Proposal Submission Deadline: March 23, 2012

CfP: The Methods of European Integration

Center for European Union Research (CEUR)June 21, 2012 | Central European University, Budapest
We invite research papers which focus – based on recent empirical research – on revisiting key concepts in European integration theory and which challenge conventional understanding of the role of EU and member state institutions in contemporary European policy-making. We particularly encourage papers dealing with institutions such as the European Parliament, EU agencies or with specific policy sectors. Papers should make reference to the question of political integration as outlined in the call for papers below. Given a long phase and sustained trend in EU studies to focus on policy, compliance and governance, the key aim of this workshop is to revive the analytical debate about what constitutes political integration.

Paper proposals should be submitted to Uwe Puetter (puetteru@ceu.hu). Travel grants are available for contributors.

For details, please see the call for papers: http://ceur.ceu.hu/news/2012-02-28/call-for-papers-research-workshop-methods-of-integration

The workshop is organised and supported by the Center for European Union Research (CEUR), the Jean Monnet Chair in Public Policy and European Governance and Arbeitskreis Integration/ Deutsche Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft (AKI-DVPW).

Proposal Submission Deadline: March 26, 2012

Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellowships

Austrian Marshall Plan FoundationThe Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellowships in Central European Studies enable each year two outstanding scholars to conduct research on important issues related to Central Europe at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C. The third pair of Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellows will be appointed for a nine (9) month period from October 2012-June 2013. 

For 2012-13, the Center is particularly interested in receiving applications that deal with any of the following:

  • The impact of sovereign debt crisis and the economic crisis on the countries of central and eastern Europe
  • The future of the western Balkans
  • Energy security issues
  • 'Frozen' or 'festering' conflicts in central and eastern Europe
  • The role of central and eastern European countries in transatlantic approaches to common challenges.

For details, please see the call for applications (PDF): http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/articles/ampf_fellowships_2012_2013.pdf

Application Deadline: March 30, 2012

CfP: Foundation German-American Academic Relations

The "Stiftung Deutsch Amerikanische Wissenschaftsbeziehungen" (SDAW/Foundation German-American Academic Relations) has just issued its "Call for Proposals 2012". SDAW is prepared to fund research groups composed of German and North American scholars, and, where appropriate, other European scholars, who propose to explore topics of particular relevance to the transatlantic relationship. Research projects may focus on international or domestic topics; comparisons with cases outside the US European context are welcome, as are proposals that seek to open up new methodological approaches.

Please find our CfP at http://stiftung.stifterverband.info/t260/sdaw_2012_call_for_proposals.pdf

Application Deadline: March 31, 2012

Assistant Professor in Political or Social Sciences Position at Sciences Po

Sciences PoFaculty job opening for an assistant professor (tenure track) in political or social sciences at Sciences Po, Interdisciplinary Research Centre for the Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP) and the Centre d’études européennes (CEE).

The Interdisciplinary Research Centre for the Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP) and the Centre d’études européennes (CEE) at Sciences Po are seeking strong candidates with a background in the social sciences and an interest in public policy evaluation.

We invite applications from a wide range of fields, including, inter alia, environmental policy, social policy, urban policy, immigration policy, foreign policy or the public perceptions of policies. Candidates will have to demonstrate an interest in interdisciplinary dialogue and in international comparison.

For details, please visit www.cee.sciences-po.fr and www.cee.sciences-po.fr/en/news/498-open-position-liepp-cee.html

Application Deadline: March 31, 2012

MSc in European Employment Studies

Employment Research Centre Trinity College Dublin's Employment Research Centre
Unique in Europe, this new and vibrant MSc in European Employment Studies fills a gap in postgraduate training in one of the most dynamic and relevant areas of policy: employment. Ireland, a country that has experienced extreme shifts in employment and changes in socio-economic governance, provides a stimulating context for the in-depth study of employment in Europe. Our aim is to provide students with the knowledge and qualification to compete for jobs in local, national and international employment focused organisations, including government departments and agencies, vocational training organisations, trade unions, employer associations, think tanks, EuroFound, the ILO and the OECD.

For further information on the programme and how to apply please consult: http://www.tcd.ie/ERC/MSC/index.php

New MA Program: European Peace and Security Studies

European Peace University (EPU)European Peace University (EPU) | Stadtschlaining, Austria
The new MA programme combines analytical reflection of external dimensions and effects of the European integration process with
advanced knowledge of the theories, institutions and forms of governance of the European Union.

The central perspective of the programme is the logic of interaction between the two major motives of integration: peace and welfare. Currently unresolved problems, such as the sovereign debt crises, the democratic deficit and the implementation of a common foreign and security policy in a context of an internally and externally peaceful Europe, are calling for innovative political ideas. The MA programme offers analytical-descriptive explanations as well as political-normative conceptions and models in order to discuss the current problems of the European integration process to reach a deeper understanding of  peace, power, Europe and its limitations.

Students are prepared to become experts working for a better Europe in all political institutions of the European Union, its member states, international and non-governmental organizations, private companies, journalism and public relations.

EPU has a strong exchange network covering a variety of possible institutions for internships and strongly supports its students looking for appropriate internships.

For more information, visit http://epu.ac.at/

Application Deadline: March 31, 2012

Postdoc Positions at Centre for European Research

University of GothenburgThe Centre for European Research at the University of Gothenburg (CERGU), Sweden, now has a call for 2-year postdocs (80% research, 20% teaching) in European Studies. More information about the call and the application procedure may be found here: http://ledig-anstallning.adm.gu.se/detail.php?lt_id=7147&lang=eng

For any outstanding questions applicants are welcome to contact the Director of CERGU, Daniel Naurin, at daniel.naurin@pol.gu.se.

Deadline: April 4, 2012

College of Europe Training Catalogue Now Available Online

College of EuropeThe College of Europe Development Office is pleased to announce that its new professional training catalogue is on line, featuring a portfolio of 15 training courses, following the latest trends in EU Affairs. Our faculty of dedicated trainers will guide you through an intensive learning experience in one of the world's leading institutions in EU postgraduate studies. Interested in upgrading your knowledge on EU Diplomacy or Trade Policy? Motivated by a dive into the world of EU Law or EU Competition Law? Then, we have just the right solution for you!

Thanks to the possibilities opened up by the application of new technologies in education, the College has also developed a set of 7 e-Learning Modules.

Have a look at our 2012 full training catalogue to find out the training that perfectly matches your expectations! http://www.coleurope.eu/content/development/news.asp

For further details contact: info.development@coleurope.eu

 

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

Who "Owns" the Arctic?

Who "Owns" the Arctic?Wednesday, March 28, 2012 | The Carolina Inn and FedEx Global Education Center | Chapel Hill, NC
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies (CSEEES) will host Who “Owns” The Arctic?: An International and Interdisciplinary Conference on March 28, 2012. The conference will bring together policymakers, academics, students, and environmentalists to explore diverse issues related to Arctic resource and energy management from Russian, Canadian, Indigenous, American, and other perspectives.

For more information, please visit http://arcticuncduke.com/. To register (free), visit http://arcticuncduke.com/registration-2/

Global Music Show: Music of Uganda

Global Music Show

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 | 9:00 - 10:00pm | 89.3 FM | Listen online at http://wxyc.org

This show explores the Music of Uganda. A variety of musical styles from this east African country will be included, from the traditional songs of the royal courts to contemporary reggae and bubblegum pop. WXYC DJ Shilpi Misra will welcome guest Dave Pier (UNC Department of African and Afro-American Studies).

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 African Studies Center (http://africa.unc.edu/).

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

 

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