of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
April 11, 2012
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Slovenia and the EU in the Global World: Twenty Years Later
Friday, April 13, 2012, 2:30-3:30 pm | FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003, UNC-Chapel Hill
Ambassador Kirn holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Ljubljana (1976) and speaks English, French, Czech and Serbian/Croatian.
Reception to follow. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies.
The EU and the Arts: A Panel Discussion
Friday, April 13, 2012 | 6:30pm | Queen Anne Faculty Lounge in the Campus Y, UNC-Chapel Hill
Political Representation and Assimilation Trade-offs Among Ethnic Minority Migrants in Britain and France
Monday, April 16, 2012, 12:00-1:00 pm | Hamilton Hall 355, UNC-Chapel Hill
Sponsored by the Center for European Studies.
CES Welcomes Visiting Scholar Christoffer Green-Pedersen
The Center for European Studies is pleased to welcome scholar Christoffer Green-Pedersen, who is visiting UNC-Chapel Hill through May 20, 2012.
While at UNC-Chapel Hill, Dr. Green-Pedersen will conduct research on comparative policy agendas in Europe. He will work in collaboration with UNC Professors Frank Baumgartner and John Stephens, and will participate in several working groups and conferences in the Center for European Studies and the Department of Political Science.
Dr. Green-Pedersen is currently a Professor of Political Science at Aarhus University in Denmark, where he teaches and conducts research on agenda-setting and theories of public policy, mass media and politicians; comparative welfare states, and European politics.
More information about Dr. Green-Pedersen at http://email@example.com
New Policy Brief: The State of Right-Wing Extremism in Europe
We are pleased to announce a new policy briefing on the CES website: The State of Right-Wing Extremism in Europe.
Since the 1980s, a family of political parties, often labeled “Extreme Right” or “Far Right”, has made significant inroads in Western Europe. Common to nearly all of these parties is a strong opposition to immigration (particularly non-European immigration), a willingness to exploit cultural tensions between Muslims and others, and a populist discourse pitting "the people", who they claim to represent, against political elites. There are also significant differences. Some, like the Norwegian Progress Party, started out as anti-tax movements and promoted market liberal economics; others, like the French Front National, tend to adopt an anti-neoliberal stance. Some, such as the Austrian Freedom Party, have neo-Nazi or anti-Semitic histories; others, like the PVV in the Netherlands, are ostensibly motivated by a desire to protect “Enlightenment values”. But regardless of these distinctions, most of these so-called Extreme Right Parties (ERPs) have grown remarkably over the past three decades.
Enroll 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.
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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.
European Union Youth Orchestra Performance
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)
Media coverage includes WCPE's "As You Like It", which featured Maestro Vladimir Ashkenazy on Wednesday, April 11 at 1:00pm. http://www.wcpe.org/press/2012_04_WCPE_As_You_Like_It_Features_Vladimir_Ashkenazy.shtml
New Book: Irish Governance in Crisis
UNC visiting scholar Niamh Hardiman (of University College Dublin) is editor of the new book Irish Governance in Crisis, published by Manchester University Press.
Ireland’s international reputation changed rapidly from global success story to European problem-case. How did this happen? What are the implications for our view of good governance?
This book argues that there is a crisis in the way the Irish state is structured and in the manner in which it relates to the main organised interests in society. Through a set of linked policy studies, it shows how sectional benefits can be prioritised where public interest considerations are weakly articulated and debated. Policy choices may entail unintended perverse consequences that, once embedded, can be difficult to alter. The book traces these weaknesses to the dominance of parties, the permeability of the political system to sectional interests, and the weakness of democratic accountability. A powerful concluding chapter sets out an agenda for future research on institutional design and political reform.
For more information and to purchase the book, please visit the Manchester University Press website.
Triangle Global British History Seminars
Friday, April 13, 2012 | 4:00pm | National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park
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).
Postdoctoral and Visiting Fellowships at Collegio Carlo Alberto
Visiting Research Fellowships
Visiting Fellows are expected to fully contribute to the exciting research life of the Collegio, by being in residence full-time at the Collegio, working on their research project(s), interacting scientifically with the Collegio's scholars, and attending seminars and lectures.
For more information, visit http://www.carloalberto.org/jobs/
PromoDoc Ambassadors Network: Seeking Ambassadors to Promote Doctoral Study in the EU
PromoDoc, a European Union-supported initiative, is seeking 25 Ambassadors to increase awareness of doctoral-level study in Europe.
Over a 13-month period, PromoDoc Ambassadors will advise prospective U.S. and Canadian students on living in Europe and selecting and applying for doctoral studies in the EU.
Applicants can be any nationality, must be based in the U.S. or Canada from September 2012-October 2013 and available to attend a training session in New York City on September 27th and 28th, 2012 (travel and lodging expenses will be reimbursed). Ambassadors receive a small honorarium for the services provided.
For more information, please visit http://www.promodoc.eu/ambassadors-network
Grant Writing Workshops for UNC Faculty, Staff, and Postdoctoral Scholars
Foundation Grant Writing
Olympia Summer Seminars in Conflict and Peace Studies
July 5-16, 2012 | Olympia, Greece
Applicants should be (post-) graduate students working towards Masters or Ph.D. degrees, but we usually admit some advanced undergraduates, as well as researches and practitioners.
For more information, please visit http://www.olympiaseminars.org
Application Deadline: April 15, 2012
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
Barcelona Summer School in International Politics
July 2-13, 2012
The summer school is aimed at graduate students, professors and researchers in the areas of political science, economics, and international relations and international studies who are interested in learning first-hand about the latest advances in research.
For details, visit the IBEI website.
CES K-12 Summer Workshops - The New NC Essential Standards: Incorporating the European Union
Sponsored by: UNC Center for European Studies and EU Center of Excellence.
Early Bird Registration Deadline: May 1 (registration fee $30)
For more information and to register, please visit http://www.unc.edu/depts/europe/teachingresources/2012eu-workshop.htm. You can register online, or fill out the paper registration form (PDF).
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum: Conference for Educators
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is pleased to announce the 2011 Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National Conference for Educators: English Language Arts (July 8 – 12, 2012) and History Social Studies (July 11 – 13, 2012). The conference is funded by a grant from the Belfer Foundation.
Middle and high school educators and community college faculty are encouraged to attend. The conference is designed for educators with less than five years’ experience teaching about the Holocaust, but educators with more experience may attend. Museum educators and scholars share rationales, strategies, and approaches for presenting the complex subject of the Holocaust to students. Participants hear survivor testimony and have extensive time to view the Museum’s Permanent Exhibition and other special exhibitions in the Wexner Center. Seminar sessions emphasize planning and implementing units of study for Holocaust education. Teachers who complete the program receive a set of educational materials and a voucher worth $100 to purchase Holocaust-related resources in the Museum shop.
For details, please visit www.ushmm.org/education/foreducators/prodev/belfer/.
A limited number of scholarships are available. Scholarship applications are reviewed and rewarded on a first-come, first-served, rolling basis. Be advised that scholarships may no longer be available by the postmark deadline.
Deadline: June 22, 2012
Teaching Tolerance Invites Applications for Award for Excellence in Culturally Responsive Teaching
The Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance program is seeking applications for the 2012 Excellence in Culturally Responsive Teaching Award. This is the second year the award will be given to honor K-12 educators who have demonstrated excellence in teaching diverse students.
The award recognizes educators who are adept at fostering productive, caring relationships with students and their families; build on students' prior knowledge; and provide equitable access to learning opportunities for all students. Successful candidates will have a record of success in meeting the needs of students from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds.
Teaching Tolerance will honor five outstanding teachers at an event in Washington, D.C., in January, 2013. Each awardee will receive $1,000. Prior to the event, the five teachers will be videotaped in their classrooms as models of effective practice.The award is open to any K-12 teacher in the United States, regardless of school type.
Visit the Teaching Tolerance website for complete program guidelines, the application form, and information on the 2011 awardees.
Deadline: April 30, 2012
EU Delegation to the US Internships in Washington, DC
Through our intensive internship program, the Delegation of the European Union in Washington offers a unique opportunity for dynamic individuals to engage in the work of one of the EU’s largest and most active diplomatic missions.
By interning with the EU Delegation, students and recent graduates develop a comprehensive understanding of the transatlantic relationship. At the same time, our interns hone important skills by serving as full-time members of the Delegation team and acquiring practical experience in a specialized area of the Delegation’s work.
For more information, visit www.eurunion.org/eu/Delegation/Washington-Delegation-Internships.html
Application Deadline for Fall Semester Internships (September – December): May 15
IPSA-NUS Methods Summer School 2012
June 25 to July 6, 2012 | National University of Singapore
The Summer School offers intensive training in advanced social science research methods. All courses are directed by outstanding international faculty from the U.S. and Europe with experience of teaching at similar events.
The Summer School is intended primarily for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty working in the social sciences, but is suitable for anyone who wishes to improve their quantitative or qualitative research skills.
For more information on Summer School courses, registration, scholarships, and more, please visit www.sg-summerschool.ipsa.org. If you have any questions, please contact Eugene Tan at email@example.com.
Sport&EU 2012 Conference
June 21-22, 2012 | Lausanne, Switzerland
For more information, please visit www.sportandeu.com/events/sporteu-conferences/sporteu-conference-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
Global Music Show
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
Host Families Needed for IAC Youth Exchange Programs with Central Europe and Iraq
The International Affairs Council of NC (IAC) is currently recruiting host families for two youth exchange programs: Central Europe and Iraq. Host families may host for one week or two weeks. Specific dates we need families are:
We ask each host family to complete a family profile form in addition to other requirements. To learn more, contact Todd Culpepper at tculpepper(at)iacnc(dot)org.
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