of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
March 29, 2012
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CES Faculty Curriculum Development Awards
For details, visit www.unc.edu/depts/europe/research_funding/fundingfaculty.htm
Extended Deadline: April 2, 2012
Major in Contemporary European Studies!
If 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.
Languages Across the Curriculum News: Courses, TA Applications, and Teaching Workshop
Enroll in a Fall 2012 Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) Course
To enroll, email the LAC Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply for a Fall 2012 LAC Instructor Position
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
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.
"Where Are You From?" A Symposium on Immigration, Mobility and Citizenship
March 29-30, 2012 | Wake Forest University
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: http://groups.wfu.edu/citizenshipsymposium/
For more information, contact Alessandra Beasley Von Burg, email@example.com
Global Entrepreneurs Lecture Series: Will Transatlantic Relations Help Solve the Global Crisis? An Attempt at Thinking Outside the Box
Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 5:30-6:30 pm | Toy Lounge, Dey Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
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
Show: Friday, April 13, 2012 | 8:00pm | Memorial Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
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)
Program Notes Pre-Show Panel: Friday, April 13, 2012 | 6:30pm | Gerrard Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
Triangle Global British History Seminars
Friday, March 30, 2012 | 4:00pm | National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park
Friday, April 13, 2012 | 4:00pm | National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park
Gender, Islam, and the Politics of Integration in the New Europe
Thursday, April 5, 2012 | 5:00 - 7:00pm | UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Hyde Hall
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
Brands and Branding in Law, Accounting, and Marketing
April 12-13, 2012 | Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill, NC
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 http://www.kenaninstitute.unc.edu/nextGen
North Carolina German Studies Seminar
Sunday, April 15, 2012 | 5:00 - 7:00pm | Hyde Hall | Institute for the Arts and Humanities | UNC-Chapel Hill
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 www.unc.edu/ncgs/seminars.html.
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).
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Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Research College "The Transformative Power of Europe"The 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:
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).
Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2012
2012 Western U.S. Graduate Research Workshop on the European Union: Extended Deadline
May 4-5, 2012 |
University of California, Berkeley
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/.
Extended Deadline: April 2, 2012
The Micropolitics of Small Town Life in Eastern Europe
March 5-6, 2013 | University of Illinois
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
Grant Writing Workshops for UNC Faculty, Staff, and Postdoctoral Scholars
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Prague Summer Schools 2012
The 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:
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 www.praguesummerschools.org.
Early Bird Application Deadline: April 30, 2011
Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows: Summer Institute Program for Youth
June 29-July 26, 2012, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
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:
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 http://blogs.bftf.org/
Deadline: April 15, 2012
Online Globalization Course for K-12 Teachers and Administrators
World View Online Course, April 5 - May 16
Global Updates from World View: English Language Newspapers from Across the Globe
Integrating 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 http://www.unc.edu/world/Global_Updates_2012/Mar_Apr/March_2012.htm.
To see previous Global Updates from World View, please visit the archive at www.unc.edu/world/Global_Updates.shtml.
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 http://cgi.unc.edu/top/news/2012/03/19/employment-opportunity-program-associate-for-global-orientation
Application Deadline: April 4 at 5:00 PM
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
To submit a proposal: send your paper title, abstract (300 word limit), JEL classification, affiliation(s), contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. 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
July 2-14, 2012 | Brussels, Belgium and Vienna, Austria
For more information, please visit http://www.ies.be/summerschool/
Deadline: April 15, 2012
Call for Papers: Water Geopolitics and Water Management
The 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): http://www.cife.eu/UserFiles/File/EEF/CALL_FEVen.pdf
Proposal Submission Deadline: April 16, 2012
National Bank of Greece Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship
HELLENIC OBSERVATORY (EUROPEAN INSTITUTE) | London School of Economics and Political Science | Salary: £32,148 - £38,887 pa incl.
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 www.lse.ac.uk/JobsatLSE 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 firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference 1235153. Click here for the link to the fellowship on the HR website.
Deadline: Monday, April 23, 2012
UNC Global Events
Visit UNC Global's events calendar to find out about international events on campus: http://global.unc.edu/index.php?option=com_mellocal&Itemid=36
GO! Spring Pre-Departure Orientation
April 14, 2012 | FedEx Global Education Center
Highlights of this event are:
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
Friday, April 13 10:20 AM | Cinema 4, Durham Convention Center, 201 Foster Street
International Coffee Hour
Thursday, April 12, 2012 | 5:00 - 6:00pm | Global Cup Café, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
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