Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
April 25, 2012


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1. CES News
2. Fellowships and Awards
3. Call for Proposals
4. Seminars and Programs
5. K-12 Schools & Community Colleges
6. Other International Studies News

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CES News

Figures formed by the flags of the EUCelebrate Europe Day

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 |  4:00 - 7:00pm | Smith Middle School | Chapel Hill, NC
Come celebrate Europe Day at Smith Middle school.  Events are free and open to the public; they will begin at 4pm in the auditorium and cafeteria and will last until 7pm.

  • 4:00 - 5:00pm | Euro Mania
    Begin the event by cheering for your middle school's Euro Mania Jeopardy team in the auditorium or create EU jewelry, play a European game, learn salutations in a European language or learn about Smith's Belgian exchange program. 
  • 5:00 - 7:00pm | Free European Foods
    Free European foods and treats offered by area restaurants such as Provence, Parlez-Vous Crepe and Mediterranean Deli will be available for the first 200 attendees. Learn how our traveling students connected with European culture by reading their poster displays along the main hall. Pizza will also be for sale.
  • 5:30 - 6:00pm | Walk for Unity
    The theme of the EU is “United in Diversity”. Carry a banner and walk to celebrate our diversity and unity.
  • 6:00 - 6:15pm | EU Birthday Cake
    Enjoy complimentary cake as you listen to Smith students’ travel exchange stories.

  • 6:20 - 7:00pm | Keynote Speakers
    Bob Patton - French Legion of Honor recipient will share heroic stories of liberation along the Siegfried line during WWII
    Erica Edwards - UNC Center for European Studies Executive Director will introduce the European Union and its critical role in creating a peaceful and a more secure Europe.

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

The Anomie of the Earth: Rethinking Autonomy/AutonomiaMay 3-5, 2012 | Institute for the Arts and Humanities | UNC-Chapel Hill
The conference The Anomie of the Earth is a follow-up to the Post/autonomy conference held in Amsterdam in May 2011. It is the second of a series within the project Precarity and Post-autonomia: the Global Heritage funded by NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research). While the Post/autonomy meeting focused on the European dissemination of autonomist thought, the second conference will build on its American location and explore a plurality of notions and practices of cultural-political autonomy. Though privileging the context of North and South America, the conference will also address European perspectives.

For more information, please visit http://postautonomia.org/. View the conference program at http://postautonomia.org/program/. Cosponsored by the Center for European Studies.

 

Fellowships and Awards

Fulbright U.S. Student Program: Information Sessions

  • FulbrightThursday, April 26 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM | DeBerry Board Room 3009, FedEx Global Education Center
  • Wednesday, May 2 | 3:00 - 4:00 PM ​| DeBerry Board Room 3009, FedEx Global Education Center

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

Marshall Memorial FellowshipThe 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

 

Call for Proposals

Engaging the Law in Eurasia and Eastern Europe

Russian constitutional courtThe 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


Seminars and Programs

Opportunities in the Field of Cultural Diplomacy

Master of Arts Program in International Relations and Cultural DiplomacyThe 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):

  • MA in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy
  • MA in Cultural Diplomacy & Euro-Mediterranean Studies
  • MBA in Cultural Diplomacy & the Global Economy
  • PhD Program in Cultural Diplomacy & the Global Economy

For details, please visit http://www.ccds-berlin.de/

Upcoming International Conferences include:

  • The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy 2012
    • “Social & Cultural Inequality: Innovative Strategies to Promote Access to Human Rights and Equalize Globalization”
  • The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Geneva 2012
    • "Political & Economic Inequalities: Bridging the Gap between Civil Society and the Public & Private Sectors"
  • The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the USA 2012
    • "Cultural Diplomacy, National Security, and Global Risks"

For the complete 2012 ICD Calendar of events please click here.


K-12 Schools & Community Colleges

CES K-12 Summer Workshops - The New NC Essential Standards: Incorporating the European Union

Two Location Options
Chapel Hill
Charlotte area (Waxhaw)
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Friday, June 15, 2012

European Union flag with flowers

Join your colleagues for a 1-day workshop designed to help North Carolina K-12 teachers better understand our interconnected world by learning more about the European Union. This workshop will include presentations on the European Union and transatlantic relations, along with sessions on how to incorporate the EU into the new NC Essential Standards. Teachers will also learn about resources that use technology to enhance content and better integrate the EU into the school’s curriculum. One CEU will be awarded for completion of the program.

Session Highlights
  • EU Overview
  • US and Europe: Transatlantic Relations
  • EU Classroom Resources
  • The EU and the NC Essential Standards

Sponsored by: UNC Center for European Studies and EU Center of Excellence.

Early Bird Registration Deadline: May 1 (registration fee $30)
Regular Registration Deadline: May 15
(registration fee $40)

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

World ViewWant 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.

 

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

Global Music Show: Scottish Bagpiping and Music of the 21st Century

Global Music Show

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 | 9:00 - 10:00pm | 89.3 FM | Listen online at http://wxyc.org

Global Music Show Coordinator and WXYC DJ Tim Carless will welcome guest Karl Fetter (UNC Department of Biology). 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 Center for European Studies (global.unc.edu/europe).

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

Ruchira Gupta: A Way to End Sex Trafficking

Saturday, April 28 | 8:00 - 9:30 PM | Great Hall, Student Union, UNC-Chapel Hill 
UNC Sangam will be hosting world-renowned human rights activist Ruchira Gupta for a discussion on sex trafficking. This event will give people from the community a chance to hear a truly phenomenal leader share her experiences on combating sex trafficking and her views on what we can do to stop it. This event is sponsored in part by the Center for Global Initiatives.

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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