of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
May 9, 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).
Euro Challenge News
The UNC Center for European Studies is pleased to congratulate our regional Euro Challenge competition winner, East Chapel Hill High School, and second place Carrboro High School, for their performance at last week's national semi-final round of the Euro Challenge competition in New York City, alongside 23 other teams from around the nation. And congratulations to this year’s winning team: Ridgefield High School from Connecticut!
The Euro Challenge is a unique and exciting educational opportunity for high school students from across the United States to learn about the European Union – the largest economic partner of the U.S. – and the economies that share its single currency, the euro. Participants showcase their knowledge of everything from ballooning government deficits to rising unemployment, and make policy recommendations to solve these and other challenges confronting countries.
“This is a great opportunity for local students to showcase their knowledge of global politics and economics—and to offer solutions to very real and pressing issues,” said John Stephens, director of the UNC Center for European Studies and Distinguished Professor of Political Science in the College of Arts and Sciences.
All teams performed well in the semi-final round and enjoyed their time in the Big Apple. They seemed particularly impressed to be at the New York Federal Reserve and enjoyed the views from the 20th floor of Moody's, overlooking Ground Zero, at the Award and Recognition Ceremony, where the EU Ambassador, João Vale de Almeida, offered remarks and engaged with the students and teachers.
To find out more about the Euro Challenge competition, please see the recent press releases:
EU and China Launch People-to-People Dialogue
The European Union and China are taking their cooperation to a new level with the launch of a "people-to-people" dialogue covering education, culture, youth, research and multilingualism. Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, and Liu Yandong, Chinese State Councillor, signed a joint declaration in which the EU and China commit to strengthening contacts and exchanges between their peoples in order to deepen understanding and trust.
Summer Research Scholar Program: European Union Center of Excellence (EUCE) at the University of Pittsburgh
Through its Summer Research Scholar Program, the European Union Center of Excellence (EUCE) at the University of Pittsburgh seeks to facilitate and further research on aspects of European integration and the European Union. The EUCE offers short-term (1-4 weeks) research grants to post-doctoral and senior scholars to be in residence at the University of Pittsburgh.
Applicants for the Summer Research Scholar’s Program should be pursuing a research project on any aspect of European integration or the European Union. Proposals should emphasize how the time in residence at the University of Pittsburgh will advance the applicant’s research project.
Selected Scholars will reside in Pittsburgh for periods of one to four weeks between June 1, 2012 and August 15, 2012. The EUCE will cover the costs of accommodation, a modest per diem, and round-trip travel. The EUCE will arrange for scholars to meet with faculty with similar interests and provide access to the unique and comprehensive archive collection of the Delegation of the European Union to the U.S. that is housed at the University of Pittsburgh (http://aei.pitt.edu/).
Grant Applications should be sent to email@example.com, subject line: “Summer Research Scholar Program” and should include:
This project is funded by the European Union.
Application Deadline: June 1, 2012
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
The Bologna Reform and Beyond: Globalizing Education in the 21st Century
October 19-20, 2012 | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Themes for panel discussions will be organized around selected submissions and may respond to questions such as:
Abstracts of 150 words or less may be submitted to Margaret Fitzpatrick (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Gabriela Walker (email@example.com) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Accepted papers may also be considered for publication in a designated issue of the new Journal of Global Studies in Education.
Abstract Submission Deadline: June 1, 2012
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.
Final Deadline: May 15, 2011
CES K-12 Summer Workshops on the EU and NC's New Standards: Deadline Fast Approaching!
The New NC Essential Standards: Incorporating the European Union
Sponsored by: UNC Center for European Studies and EU Center of Excellence.
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).
International Education Program Coordinator at UNC's Center for European Studies
A note from newsletter author Gali Beeri:
The UNC Center for European Studies announces a position opening for the Center's International Education Program Coordinator. The Coordinator will be responsible for the following: Program management to include overall leadership and coordination for initiating and managing European Studies outreach programs to K- 12 schools, coordinating international education programs run in collaboration with other centers, coordinating state-wide initiatives in international education, managing all aspects of conference planning, recruiting faculty participants for European education workshops, and for developing on-line teaching modules; Public Relations to include promoting European Studies and collaborative international education programs to the K- 12 teaching community and general public and participating in International and European Studies educational conferences and professional development opportunities where appropriate; The coordinator will also be responsible for the bi-weekly newsletter, writing web-updates on European Studies outreach programs, researching and assisting in the development of grants to identify additional funding sources for the education outreach programs.
A graduate degree in Education or the social sciences preferred. Undergraduate degree required. Candidates should have second language proficiency in a European language. Candidates must have 1-2 years experience in international education (teaching or programs); strong academic background with interdisciplinary training; excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills; ability to work independently on long-term and short-term projects, and work or travel experience abroad preferred.
For more information, please see https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/3867
Application Deadline: June 8, 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
Doctoral School on Latin American, European and Comparative Regionalism
July 30 - August 3, 2012 | Quito, Ecuador
The aim of the Doctoral School is to bring together a group of PhD and other young researchers for a series of lectures by leading senior academics in the field of Latin American, European and Comparative Regionalism and to discuss their research projects in tutorial sessions. The targeted public are (mainly) doctoral students from all social science sub-disciplines in various stages of their research projects dealing with Latin American Regionalism or Comparative Regionalism. The Doctoral School seeks to establish a new network of researchers dealing with regionalism, based at universities all over the Latin American continent and beyond.
The Doctoral School is bi-lingual (English-Spanish).
Programme: Lectures will be delivered in the mornings, while tutorial sessions and visits to regional organizations will be programmed in the afternoon sessions. A touristic side-programme is also foreseen.
Application: Candidates should submit a motivation letter, a detailed Curriculum Vitae and an outline of their planned or ongoing research project preferably to: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Application Deadline: May 15, 2012
Master's Program in Political Science - The Internationalization of Politics: VU University Amsterdam
The Master’s in Political Science is a one-year, full-time programme that is taught entirely in English. The Master’s programme is worth 60 credits. Your programme will start with a broad, common base before you go on to choose your own specialization. The schedule mixes extensive courses with more intensive ones and individual tutorials.
THE PROGRAMME CONSISTS OF
As part of the programme, you will opt for one of three specializations that focus on different aspects of global politics:
For more information, please visit the MA Program website.
Call for Papers: Political Economy of International Organizations
February 7-9, 2013 | Universities of Mannheim and Heidelberg, Germany
Both empirical and theoretical papers will be considered. Please submit full papers to firstname.lastname@example.org. This year’s special issue of the Review of International Organizations will be focusing on The Political Economy of Multilateral Trade Negotiations, edited by Peter Egger (ETH Zurich) and Marcelo Olarreaga (University of Geneva). Please indicate in your submission to the conference whether you are interested in also submitting to the special issue.
For more information, visit http://www.peio.me/
Paper Submission Deadline: September 30, 2012
Sport & EU 2012 Conference Registration Open
June 21-22, 2012 | Lausanne
The local organisers have managed to keep conference fees at a very reasonable level in comparison with similar events hosted in Switzerland. So please, recognise their effort and join us in Lausanne. Moreover, following Sport&EU’s traditional policy, we have secured preferential registration and accommodation rates for PhD student. We encourage PG students to join our debates in Lausanne this summer.
For full information on the conference programme, registration fees, travelling and accommodation, please visit our website at http://www.sportandeu.com/events/sporteu-conferences/sporteu-conference-2012/
Video of JCMS 50th Anniversary Lecture by Jacques Delors
The JCMS 50th Anniversary Lecture, given by M. Jacques Delors, took place at Sciences Po, Paris on 16 April 2012. If you would like to watch a video of his lecture (in French) you can now find the link at: www.uaces.org/delors. We will be publishing a version of the lecture (in English) in a future issue of JCMS.
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
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