Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
March 29, 2012

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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. Position Announcement
8. EUSA Corner
9. Other International Studies News

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CES News

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

Major in Contemporary European Studies!

EURO MajorIf you’re interested in the politics, economics, society, and culture of Europe, consider majoring in Contemporary European Studies (EURO). As a EURO major, you’ll deepen your understanding of the issues and events currently shaping Europe, while developing advanced proficiency in a modern European language.

The EURO degree’s sophisticated disciplinary framework and extensive language training will also help prepare you for graduate school--more than half our alumni have gone on to graduate study.

EURO majors receive one-on-one advising in all stages of academic planning, including considering courses, internships, study abroad, graduate programs, and career plans.
Our students also enjoy special access to the many resources of UNC’s Center for European Studies, a United States Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center and a European Union Center of Excellence funded by the European Commission.

To learn more about the major, visit the EURO webpage or email Dr. Tanya Kinsella at

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:
    • GLBL 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
    • GLBL 210: Global Issues (ANTH/GEOG/HIST/POLI 210)
  • SWAHILI combined discussion section (tentative; courses TBA)

To enroll, email the LAC Program Coordinator at

Apply for a Fall 2012 LAC Instructor Position

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

FRENCH discussion section for GLBL 210: Global Issues

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

SPANISH discussion section for GLBL 210: Global Issues

SPANISH discussion section for ENST 201: Introduction to Environment and Society

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

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”
  • 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 or

European News, Lectures and Events

"Where Are You From?" A Symposium on Immigration, Mobility and Citizenship

Wake Forest UniversityMarch 29-30, 2012 | Wake Forest University
Wake Forest University American Ethnic Studies, the Provost’s Fund for Academic Innovation, the Institute for Public Engagement, the Provost Office of Global Affairs, and the Department of Communication invite students, scholars, community members, interest groups, and all those interested to a Symposium to discuss immigration, mobility, and citizenship. We will launch the ‘Where Are You From?’ Project and discuss mobility, origins, and immigration with the participants, scholars, and activists.

The Symposium will feature keynote addresses by Anne Demo (Syracuse University), and Brad Vivian (Syracuse University), as well as a lecture and workshop by special guest researcher and activist Angela Kocze (European Central University, Hungary), and a workshop with Where Are You From? interviews Producer Chris Zaluski. We will also have panels on the WAYF interviews; letters and blogs from immigrants; citizenship and ‘others’; and citizenship through sign language.  See the complete program and register at:

For more information, contact Alessandra Beasley Von Burg,

Global Entrepreneurs Lecture Series: Will Transatlantic Relations Help Solve the Global Crisis? An Attempt at Thinking Outside the Box

Klaus BeckerWednesday, April 4, 2012, 5:30-6:30 pm | Toy Lounge, Dey Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
A native German, speaker Klaus Becker holds an MBA degree and a Masters of National Economics from the Ruhr-University in Bochum, Germany. He is the founder, owner, and CEO of Nirosteel LLC and the co-founder of several companies, including Estrela Specialty Steel, AMS Specialty Steel, and South Star Steel, at that time the largest importer of stainless steel bars in the US. Becker is fluent in five languages and acquired global business experience by working in a number of different countries—Germany, Italy, Brazil, and the United States.

Becker is the president of the NC Chapter of the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern United States. He is also on the board of the World Affairs Council in Charlotte and previously served as the vice president of the NC World Trade Organization. Becker has won numerous awards, among them the North Carolina Entrepreneur of the Year.

A networking reception will follow the lecture. Hosted by the Center for European Studies, the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures (Business German), the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), and the Business German curriculum.

European Union Youth Orchestra: Performance and Pre-Show Panel

European Union Youth OrchestraShow: Friday, April 13, 2012 | 8:00pm | Memorial Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
The rapturous European Union Youth Orchestra unites Europe’s most gifted and magnetic young musicians with the world’s most famous conductors and soloists, transcending cultural boundaries in a European ideal of community working together to achieve peace and social understanding.

The Orchestra appears here with Vladimir Ashkenazy, music director, and with UNC-Chapel Hill Music Department’s Carolina Choir under Susan Klebanow with members of the voice faculty along with piano faculty member Clara Yang.

Limited availability; purchase tickets now! Pricing information: Single ($39/$29/$19), Student ($10)

European Union Youth OrchestraFor more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Carolina Performing Arts website.

Program Notes Pre-Show Panel: Friday, April 13, 2012 | 6:30pm | Gerrard Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
The 116 young musicians from 27 countries of the European Union Youth Orchestra are an inspirational example of the unifying role of the arts. Before the performance, join UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp and the Center for European Studies for an informal discussion on how the arts bring together the diverse languages and cultures found throughout Europe. Free and open to the public.

Triangle Global British History Seminars

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

Friday, April 13, 2012 | 4:00pm | National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park
Ellen Ross (Ramapo College and National Humanities Center) will present Global Voluntarism as a Career 1915-1947: Francesca Wilson (1888-1981) and the Relief of War and Famine Victims.

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:

Brands and Branding in Law, Accounting, and Marketing

The Next GenerationApril 12-13, 2012 | Carolina Inn, 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.

The Next Generation is a program of the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise and the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER). Sponsored by the Center for European Studies.

Get details and register at

North Carolina German Studies Seminar

Flag and outline of GermanySunday, April 15, 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, Priscilla D. Layne (UNC-Chapel Hill)
will present a seminar entitled Leila Negra and the Struggle for a Black German Identity.

Born in 1930, Marie Nejar is a Black German former actress and singer known by the stage name Leila Negra. During the Third Reich, Nejar narrowly escaped Nazi persecution by acting in propaganda films. Following WWII, she was marketed as a pop singer, performing caricatures of Black femininity that appealed to German desires for exoticism during the economic wonder. Despite facing a lifetime of racial discrimination, Nejar claims to have always regarded the world from the perspective of a white person. This paper offers a close reading of Nejar's autobiography and her song lyrics in order to address interrelating questions about race, gender, performance and identity in postwar Germany and interrogate what might have led to the disconnect between Nejar's self-perception and society's perception of her.

Priscilla Layne is an Assistant Professor of German at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is working on her book, tentatively titled Music, Mimicry and Black Masculinity: Resistance in Postwar German Culture.

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

For more information, please visit

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).

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
    • Thursdays | 6:00pm | 407 Dey Hall
    • Join members of UNC’s Polish club, as well as other student, faculty and the public interested in Polish language and culture, for their weekly conversation hour.
    • For more information on UNC Polish Club, visit
  • 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.


Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Research College "The Transformative Power of Europe"

The Transfomative Power of EuropeThe Research College (Kolleg-Forschergruppe) “The Transformative Power of Europe: The European Union and the Diffusion of Ideas”, directed by Profs. Tanja A. Börzel and Thomas Risse, advertises up to 5 postdoctoral fellows. We particularly encourage applications on projects located in the field of comparative regionalism. We are especially interested in the following topics:
  • diffusion of European institutions and policies to Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East including processes of adaptation and resistance
  • diffusion of institutions and policies from other parts of the world to Europe and the EU including historical perspectives.

The fellows should have their PhD in hand by the fall of 2012. The duration of the fellowship is 12 months (October 1, 2012 - September 30, 2013) with an annual stipend of € 30.000 (including travel expenses).

Further information can be found at or obtained at

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2012


Calls for Proposals

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

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

Extended Deadline: April 2, 2012

The Micropolitics of Small Town Life in Eastern Europe

March 5-6, 2013 | University of Illinois
On behalf of the Program in Jewish Culture and Society and the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Research Group Pathways of Law in Ethno-Religiously Mixed Societies, funded by the German Research Foundation at Leipzig University, we invite proposals for an international symposium, The Micropolitics of Small Town Life in Eastern Europe.

Description: Research in urban history of Eastern Europe – as anywhere else in the world – focuses on cities, namely the metropolis. Yet until the beginning of the twentieth century, small urban communities were the principal habitat of the vast majority of people in Eastern Europe. Surprisingly little is known about the political and social universe of small towns. Without privileging a single national history or question, the symposium examines, on a microscopic scale, power dynamics, values, belief systems, and everyday interactions from the early modern period until the beginning of the twentieth century. From this perspective, we hope to challenge established grand narratives of historical development and organization. We especially welcome proposals that zero in on the mentalities, communal structures and organization, and the functions and dysfunctions of small town life in a comparative framework.

Proposals are welcome from any discipline of the humanities and social sciences. The symposium organizers will cover room and board and assist with travel expenses (up to $500 for domestic participants and $1500 for international guests).

For details, please see the call for papers.

Abstract Submission Deadline: April 20, 2012

Seminars, Workshops and Programs

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

PencilsThe Twelve Keys to Successful Grant Writing
Friday, March 30, 2012
Location: BCBS Auditorium, Michael Hooker Research Center

Register here

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

Prague Summer Schools 2012

Prague Summer SchoolsThe Prague's Center for Public Policy (Centrum pro verejnou politiku - CPVP) is pleased to announce the forthcoming Prague Summer Schools 2012 on the following topics:

  • European Summer Institute on the Future of Europe: Lobbying in Brussels
  • Summer School on Crime, Law and Psychology
  • Summer School on European Union: Interests versus Culture?
  • Summer School on China: A World Superpower - Myth or Reality?

Where? Summer Schools will take place in Prague, Czech Republic

When? June 30 – July 7, 2012

Why? The Prague Summer Schools are seven-day academic programs designed to bring together undergraduate and graduate students of various nationalities and academic backgrounds to enjoy their summer holidays in the unique academic and cultural environment.

For details, please visit

Early Bird Application Deadline: April 30, 2011
Final Deadline: May 15, 2011

K-12 Schools & Community Colleges

Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows: Summer Institute Program for Youth

Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows: Summer Institute June 29-July 26, 2012, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
Do you know a teenager (16-18) who is interested in meeting young people from Europe, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia? Do they have an interest in learning more about transatlantic relationships, democracy, and civic engagement?

The Department of Communication at Wake Forest University (WFU) is offering 10 Scholarships for American students to attend the 2012 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows (BFTF) Summer Institute. These $3,500 scholarships include the following:

  • Designation as Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellow (covers tuition, activities, meals, and lodging in WFU dorm, and partial travel funds to and from Winston-Salem, NC).
  • Participation in all Institute events, including classes on: Citizenship, Comparative Constitutionalism, Documentary Film Production, New Media, Public Advocacy, taught by WFU faculty.
  • Six-day educational trip to Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, PA, including a visit to the State Department and several sites including the Newseum in D.C. and the Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
  • Civic engagement activities, local community service projects, and workshops on public advocacy.

The U.S. Fellows will join about 50 Fellows from Europe and Eurasia at Wake Forest University, June 29-July 26, 2012. The international Fellows are from over 40 countries ranging from Armenia to Iceland, Denmark to Kosovo, Malta to Lithuania. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens and 16-18 years old.

For more information and the application form, visit

Deadline: April 15, 2012

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:
Registration: $275 ($225 for World View Partners)
To find out if your school or LEA is a World View Partner, click here!
Register Online:

Global Updates from World View: English Language Newspapers from Across the Globe

World ViewIntegrating current events is important to curriculum relevancy, and so is including a variety of current events that reflect diversity in backgrounds and perspectives. International English language newspapers offer an opportunity for students to learn how people in other countries view current events and the U.S. They help students see an issue from another point of view, and how the same issue may be treated differently in various parts of the world. They can be integrated into any course that you are teaching to add a global perspective. In this issue we've provided links to international English language newspapers. We also combed through international papers to provide a sampling of articles and op-eds over the last few months.

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


Position Announcement

Program Associate for Global Orientation at UNC CGI

The Program Associate for Global Orientation is a new employment opportunity at CGI. The Associate will primarily coordinate the GO! Initiative to train students participating in global engagement work.

For more information, please visit

Application Deadline: April 4 at 5:00 PM

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 Papers: The EU and the Euro - Evolution or Dissolution?

June 1, 2012 | EUSA Economics Interest Section Workshop | 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. 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: April 2, 2012

Summer School on European Policy-Making

Institute for European StudiesJuly 2-14, 2012 | Brussels, Belgium and Vienna, Austria
Every year in July, the Institute for European Studies (IES) teams up with the University of Vienna and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna to organise the inter-university Summer School on European Policy-making. The intensive two-week programme is held one week in Brussels and one week in Vienna.

Packed with lectures, study visits and simulation games, this programme attracts students and young professionals who wish to broaden their knowledge of the European institutions, European law and the European decision-making process in general.

Aside from being a valuable asset in professional life in general, the Summer School has proven to be a great help in preparing for the EU competitions to select future officials.

Our alumni can be found not only in the European institutions, but also in national administrations, law firms and academia. For the period 2012-2014, the Summer School will receive Jean Monnet funding, as recognition of its excellence.

For more information, please visit

Deadline: April 15, 2012

Call for Papers: Water Geopolitics and Water Management

CIFEThe scientific quarterly journal L'Europe en formation invites would-be contributors to submit papers for consideration in a forthcoming thematic issue on Water Geopolitics and Water Management, to be published in Autumn 2012.

Water will be the twenty-first century’s big issue. That’s at least what pundits forecast, together with international organizations, media, and non governmental organizations concerned with the situation of global environment. Some go as far as predicting conflicts sparked by the scarcity of water. The problem seems easily set: resources are quantitatively circonscribed, not to say perfectly fixed by the natural constraints imposed by the water cycle; with a world population which should peak by the end of this century around 10 billion people (or more), a malthusian arythmetic logic leads to hopeless conclusions as regards the possibility to see the situation improve. Are we heading towards a global shortage of water? It seems to be the way forward for the world if nothing is done rapidly. What are the solutions? There is no lack of proposals to get out of this trap, going from the elaboration of international law to promote access to water as a human right, to the setting of water markets able to guarantee a rational management of this scarce resource.

View the full call for papers (PDF):

Proposal Submission Deadline: April 16, 2012

National Bank of Greece Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Hellenic ObservatoryHELLENIC OBSERVATORY (EUROPEAN INSTITUTE) | London School of Economics and Political Science | Salary: £32,148 - £38,887 pa incl.
The purpose of the fellowship is to enable a post-doctoral researcher to propose and carry out a project of relevance to the Hellenic Observatory (part of the European Institute). It has been made possible by the generosity of the National Bank of Greece.

You are eligible to apply if you have successfully completed your PhD [see ‘Job Description’ for details] within the last two years; do not currently hold a tenure-track academic position; have a good knowledge of Greece; and possess academic qualifications relevant to the intended research project. Candidates are invited to propose a research project relevant to the Observatory and able to be completed within 12 months; this will be part of the selection criteria.

To apply for this post please go to and select "Visit the ONLINE RECRUITMENT SYSTEM web page".

If you have any queries about applying on the online system, please call 020 7955 7859 or email quoting reference 1235153. Click here for the link to the fellowship on the HR website.

Deadline: Monday, April 23, 2012


Other International Studies News

UNC Global Events

Visit UNC Global's events calendar to find out about international events on campus:

GO! Spring Pre-Departure Orientation

GO! ConnectApril 14, 2012 | FedEx Global Education Center
The GO! Global Orientation on Culture and Ethics Initiative is designed to help students evaluate expectations, anticipate potential cultural and ethical challenges, prepare for engagement in communities, and develop intercultural competencies.

Highlights of this event are:

  • a welcome by Dr. Jan Boxill, chair of the faculty and director of the Parr Center for Ethics
  • a student plenary where you'll hear first-hand about ethical challenges faced by other students
  • small group facilitated discussions where you'll have the opportunity for an engaging and challenging dialog
  • an intimate global connections lunch with individuals from the countries or regions where you'll travel
  • two global workshop sessions led by world-renowned faculty and staff on issues of critical importance to your global engagement work
  • networking opportunities with other students embarking on global engagement experiences

The orientation is open to UNC students who will complete global engagement work – service, internships, research or service-learning, this summer or next fall.

Click here to register now or browse the schedule or list of workshops to learn more!

Priority Registration Deadline: April 5, 2012

Without a Fight to Screen at Full Frame Film Festival

Without a FightFriday, April 13 10:20 AM | Cinema 4, Durham Convention Center, 201 Foster Street
Nairobi is home to Kenya’s largest slum. Comprised of thirteen villages that are divided along religious and ethnic lines, Kibera suffers from continual outbreaks of civil unrest. The local soccer league offers a reprieve from the violence and restores respect among participating groups—for the last ten years, in an estimated 20,000 soccer matches, the boys and young men of Kibera have played in the Champions League Soccer Tournament without a fight. This is no small feat in a city where work is scarce, high school is too expensive for many residents, and crime is a prevalent alternative to education. The Champions League is lead by Kenny Juma and a cadre of volunteer coaches who wholeheartedly believe in the ability of soccer to combat the constant cycle of community discord and crime. As the soccer season draws to a close, teams SHOFCO and More Fire face off in the final game. Who will win? 

Filmmaker Q&A following screening, with guest Kenny Juma

Visit for details. Advance Tickets go on sale Monday, April 2 11:00 AM

International Coffee Hour

International Coffee HourThursday, April 12, 2012 | 5:00 - 6:00pm | Global Cup Café, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill

Join us for a monthly social hour for international and American students, scholars, faculty, staff and families. Chat about resources, opportunities and challenges on campus. Each month is hosted by a different office with excellent resources to offer. This month's coffee hour is hosted by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. This will be our last coffee hour of the year!


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