of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
April 25, 2012
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Celebrate Europe Day
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 | 4:00 - 7:00pm | Smith Middle School | Chapel Hill, NC
This event is funded by the “Getting to Know Europe” grant. For more information please see the Europe Day Flyer (PDF).
International Conference: The Anomie of the Earth
May 3-5, 2012 | Institute for the Arts and Humanities | UNC-Chapel Hill
Fulbright U.S. Student Program: Information Sessions
Rising senior or a graduate student? Want to know more about the Fulbright? Join UNC's Fulbright Program Adviser for an info session to learn about the program and have your preliminary questions answered.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program allows graduating seniors, master's students, doctoral candidates, and recent graduates to self-design a research/study project, or serve as an English Teaching Assistant in one of more than 140 countries.
To read about the process at UNC before the info session, click here!
Call for Nominations: Marshall Memorial Fellowship
The International Affairs Council (IAC) is the North Carolina partner with the German Marshall Fund of the U.S. to administer the Marshall Memorial Fellowship, a unique opportunity for emerging leaders from the United States and Europe to explore institutions, politics, and culture on the other side of the Atlantic. American and European Fellows each visit five cities during the 24-day program. They meet formally and informally with a range of policymakers, prominent community members, and local MMF alumni. During the trip, each Fellow also has the opportunity to explore his or her individual professional interests beyond the group programs, which focus on a range of domestic and international policy areas. We are looking for emerging leaders from across North Carolina, ages 28 - 40.
For details, visit www.gmfus.org/grants-fellowships/fellowship-programs/marshall-memorial-fellowship. To request a nomination form, contact Todd Culpepper at tculpepper(at)iacnc(dot)org.
Nomination Deadline: June 1, 2012
Engaging the Law in Eurasia and Eastern Europe
The Kennan Institute, in partnership with the Russian, East European and Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, the Harriman Institute at Columbia University, and the University of Wisconsin Law School, is pleased to announce a new workshop series on “Engaging the Law in Eurasia and Eastern Europe.” Law provides the foundation for both market economies and democracies. In the years following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union, there has been a wholesale rewriting of statutes and regulations as part of a reshaping of the institutional environment of these formerly Communist countries. The extent to which these reforms have taken root has varied. Each country has its own distinct legal culture, which is in part a product of the societal experience of law during the Communist period. The social demand for law also has colored the effectiveness of the reformed legal institutions in these countries, such as the bar, the courts, and various administrative agencies. On some issues, non-governmental organizations and/or individual activists have played a critical role in pressing the state to live up to its legal obligations.
Given the passage of two decades since the disintegration of the Soviet bloc, the time is ripe for an assessment of the role of law in the region. The workshop series is designed to encourage cross-disciplinary exchanges and will facilitate the creation of a cohesive cohort of young scholars focusing on legal reform in Eurasia and Eastern Europe. Participants in the series further will explore the ways in which policymakers and practitioners can find mutually beneficial dialogue with academics.
Participation in the series is limited to U.S. citizens only. Applicants should be at the post-doctoral level (pre-tenure) or Ph.D. candidates who have completed field research for their dissertations. For non-academics, an equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected (J.D., MBA, etc.)
All per diem costs and travel support for workshop participants will be covered by the conference organizers.
For more information, please visit the workshop’s website at http://www.reeec.illinois.edu/events/law.html
Deadline: May 7, 2012
Opportunities in the Field of Cultural Diplomacy
The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS; www.ccds-berlin.de) is currently accepting applications for enrollment to the summer semester.
The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies (of the ICD Academy for Cultural Diplomacy) is the world’s leading center for the study of cultural diplomacy, offering educational opportunities ranging from week-long seminars for undergraduate students and interested professionals, to Master's and Doctoral programs for graduates pursuing careers in academia, diplomacy, government, and/or the private sector, dedicated either wholly or in part to the field of cultural diplomacy.
CCDS offers the following opportunities (all in Berlin, starting June 18, 2012):
For details, please visit http://www.ccds-berlin.de/
Upcoming International Conferences include:
For the complete 2012 ICD Calendar of events please click here.
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).
Global Updates from World View: Travel the World in the Comfort of Your Own Classroom
Want to enrich your daily classroom routine or need a break from traditional teaching methods? Take your students on a virtual tour! With the help of web resources your students can travel the world and learn about different cultures right from their desks. This month's Global Updates highlights sites that let students "visit" museums and other sites from across the globe. You will also learn how you can invite UNC at Chapel Hill students with international expertise to your classroom to give live or virtual presentations!
To read more, and to find out about educational opportunities, read the latest issue of Global Updates.
To see previous Global Updates from World View, please visit the archive at www.unc.edu/world/Global_Updates.shtml.
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: Scottish Bagpiping and Music of the 21st Century
Ruchira Gupta: A Way to End Sex Trafficking
Saturday, April 28 | 8:00 - 9:30 PM | Great Hall, Student Union, UNC-Chapel Hill
Please visit http://cgi.unc.edu/top/events/2012/04/28/ruchira-gupta-a-way-to-end-sex-trafficking for details.
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