Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
June 6, 2012

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1. CES News
2. European News, Lectures and Events
3. Call for Proposals
4. Seminars and Programs
5. K-12 Schools & Community Colleges
6. Position Announcements
7. Internships
8. EUSA Corner
9. Other International Studies News

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CES News

CES Videos on YouTube

Bill LucasSet aside some time to hear many valuable insights from UNC Diplomat in Residence William Lucas of the U.S. State Department (5 videos). Mr. Lucas ranges from how to prepare for the foreign service exam to his recent experience in Afghanistan to diplomacy practices with the EU. Watch the first video here:

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European News, Lectures and Events

The Creative Works of A.M. Remizov in the Context of English Culture

Thursday, June 7, 2012 | 3:30pm | Friends of the Library Room, 3rd Floor, Wilson Special Collections Library | UNC-Chapel Hill
Please join us for an informal presentation by Ekaterina Turta on The Creative Works of A.M. Remizov in the Context of English Culture. Ms. Turta is from Tyumen State University, Russia, and is currently a Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has spent the past year using the rich resources of Davis Library, the Savine Collection, and the Rare Book Collection at Wilson Library to research her topic. She will speak informally about her work and the original editions she consulted here, which will be on view.

Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will follow. More information here.

Klaus LarresArticle: Romney's Foreign Policy - A Cause for Concern?

Klaus Larres is the Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professor of History and International Affairs at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Since 2009 he has been a Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations (CTR), a leading Washington, DC, based think tank and EU Center of Excellence. At present he is a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC. Mr. Larres has recently published an article in the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies Advisor, entitled Romney's Foreign Policy - A Cause for Concern?

Read the full article here (PDF).

Call for Proposals

Business Experiences and Social Responsibilities: Between Global Challenges and EU Economic Policies

Monash UniversitySeptember 24-25, 2012 | Monash University Prato Centre | Prato, Italy
The Monash European and EU Centre, the Monash University Department of Management and the International Business Research Group at the University of Adelaide are proudly sponsoring this Policy Conference.

The uncertain business context created by the EU enlargement and the global financial crisis has led to new EU policies introduced to address this context. The use of traditional strategic approaches available to foreign firms operating in the EU, especially in matters of managing multiculturalism and cultural diversity in their organization, may no longer be appropriate. We invite a variety of approaches (philosophical, political, sociological, managerial and economic) to address this major issue in international business, corporate ethics, governance and social responsibility.

Submissions are accepted in the form of abstracts or full papers. For details, please view the call for papers.

Deadline: June 30, 2012

Seminars and Programs

Opportunities in the Field of Cultural Diplomacy

Cultural Diplomacy in EuropeThe Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) is currently accepting applications for the 2012 international symposia on cultural diplomacy.

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

K-12 Schools & Community Colleges

K-12 Workshop on the EU and NC's New Standards Next Week: Still Accepting Registrations!

The New NC Essential Standards: Incorporating the European Union

European Union flag with flowers

Thursday, June 14, 2012 | 9:00am - 5:00pm | UNC-Chapel Hill
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.

Extended Registration Deadline: June 11 (registration fee $40)

For more information and to register, please visit You can register online, or fill out the paper registration form (PDF).

Teacher Trainings with the NC Civic Education Consortium

NC Civic Education ConsortiumChallenges to Democracy
July 16 – 18, 2012
Hosted at UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Government

Lee Hamilton said regarding American democracy, “Our democracy is not a product but a continual process. It is preserved not by monuments but deeds. Sometimes it needs refining; sometimes it needs amending; sometimes it needs defending. Always, it needs improving.” The Program in the Humanities & Human Values at UNC-Chapel Hill & the NC Civic Education Consortium are offering teachers the opportunity to analyze our democracy via a unique, three day exploration of the theme “Challenges to Democracy.” Through assorted lectures led by renowned professors and historians, participants will investigate the ways in which democracy has struggled and changed throughout various time periods

Join us for a scholarly retreat at UNC-Chapel Hill, after which teachers will leave with heightened content knowledge and practical, engaging lessons for implementation in the middle and high school classroom. Check out the tentative agenda to learn more about the engaging topics and presenters here (PDF). To access the registration information, please click here (PDF).

2012 Local Government Seminar: What Does Local Government Do and How Do I get My Students to Care?
August 9 & 10, 2012
Hosted by the City of Durham & Sponsored by the NC City & County Management Association

Participants in this seminar will learn first-hand the role of local government in North Carolina and then explore pedagogical strategies for teaching young people about how local government in North Carolina works. Highlights of the Seminar will include: meeting with elected and appointed local government officials, attending a Durham Bulls baseball game, and MUCH MORE! For more information and to register, click here (PDF).

For more information about all upcoming trainings, visit

TED-Ed: Educational Video Library

TED-Ed: Lessons Worth SharingTED-Ed’s commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas. Within the growing TED-Ed video library, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed platform. This platform also allows users to take any useful educational video, not just TED’s, and easily create a customized lesson around the video. Users can distribute the lessons, publicly or privately, and track their impact on the world, a class, or an individual student.

  • A short instructional video on how Ted-Ed works can be found here.
  • For more information about this fascinating curriculum tool, click here.
  • Browse the Social Studies lessons here.

Summer Seminars at the UNC Program in the Humanities

World community at the UNC Program in the HumanitiesRegister now to secure a spot in a general seminar offered by the Program in the Humanities. Teachers receive a 50% discount off tuition and are entered in a drawing to receive a travel scholarship as a part of the Daisy Edmister Fund. Seminars are one or two-day events, Friday evening and Saturday morning or all day Saturday. Receive credit for 10 contact hours of continuing education. While these programs are designed for a general audience and do not include pedagogical training or lesson plans, these seminars are still an excellent way for teachers to expand their content knowledge in various topics.

Topics and dates are:

For more information about these opportunities and to register, visit, or call 919-962-1544, or email Register today to secure a seat!

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum: Conference for Educators

United States Holocaust Memorial MuseumThe United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is pleased to announce the 2012 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

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

Global Updates from World View: Games of the XXX Olympiad - Information and Lesson Plans

World View This month's Global Updates provides links to history, current news, and educational resources related to The XXX Summer Olympic Games in London. Please use this opportunity to include the Olympics in your classroom, regardless of the subject!      

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


Position Announcements

Assistant Director for West European Studies/EU Center at Indiana University Bloomington

Indiana University BloomingtonThe West European Studies and the EU Center at Indiana University announces a call for applications for an Assistant Director.

Job Summary: Performs work requiring advanced knowledge of Western Europe and the European Union’s foundation, structure, and the histories and peoples of its member and candidate countries. Manages the administrative operations of West European Studies and the European Union Center; administers grant activities and manages budgets; and plans and supervises the execution of outreach events. Functions as the lead on grant-based and center-based outreach events and seeks collaboration and development partnerships with other centers and researchers within IU to advance outreach activities.

Qualifications:  Master’s degree in related field (area or international studies, public affairs, or public policy) required. One to two years in a management position in the philanthropic, nonprofit, higher education, or public sectors. Grant writing experience preferred.

More details at

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Application Deadline: June 14, 2012, or until position is filled

Executive Director at the International Affairs Council of NC

International Affairs CouncilThe International Affairs Council, a Raleigh-based nonprofit that promotes knowledge of world affairs and culture, seeks an Executive Director to provide vision and leadership to the organization as we seek to expand our reach and impact in the Triangle region. Responsibilities include partnership development, fundraising, staff and Board management, program development and oversight, and external communication management.

A full position description with the desired experience and qualifications is available at  Send resume, writing sample, and cover letter with your career goals and brief salary history to: by June 30, 2012.  No phone calls please.



International Parliamentary Scholarships in Berlin

BundestagAre you interested in international politics? Would you like to gain insight into the workings of German democracy as part of the staff of a Member of the German Federal Parliament, the Bundestag? Are you intrigued by the prospect of spending five months in the cultural metropolis of Berlin with colleagues from around Europe, Russia, Central Asia and Israel?

Every year, around 115 young people from 28 countries have the opportunity to take part in the International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) program in Berlin. IPS offers recent college graduates a 15-week internship in the office of a Member of the Bundestag. Alongside the internship there is an academic program organized by Berlin’s internationally renowned universities and the German political foundations. With all of that, plus the fun of getting to know people from other nations, a unique experience awaits you in the exciting and vibrant German capital.

For more information, please view the call for applications.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2012

EUSA Corner
Following are meetings and announcements from the European Union Studies Association, of which the UNC-CH Center for European Studies is a sustaining member.

Call for Papers: Sixty Years of European Governance

York UniversitySeptember 13 and 14, 2012 | York University, Toronto, Canada
Shared governance and policymaking have long played central roles in European integration. Some policy areas have had a strong European component since the 1950s but the importance of European coordination and responsibility increased substantially in the 1980s and 1990s with the single market project. Today it is difficult to find a policy sector in which EU institutions do not share competence with member states or at least help coordinate decisions.

As the role of the state generally has become more multifaceted, the governance and policymaking landscape in Europe has become ever more complex. EU institutions often have policy formulation or coordination roles but generally lack all but the most basic resources to ensure implementation. European publics, often ignorant or skeptical of EU governance, generally continue to hold national governments accountable even as these governments blame “Brussels” for unpopular policies. Responsibility without accountability leads to a democracy deficit or to a compromise of national approaches without a European solution.

Participants in this conference will reflect on sixty years of European governance, from the formation of the coal and steel community in the 1950s to today’s complex policymaking world. For details, please see the full call for proposals.

Abstract Submission Deadline: June 26, 2012

American University of Armenia: Program in Political Science and international Affairs - Rolling Admissions

American University of ArmeniaWe are now accepting applications to the Master’s degree program in Political Science and International Affairs at the American University of Armenia. The American University of Armenia is affiliated with the University of California. The program and the university are U.S. accredited. All courses are taught in English. This is a two year program that offers course work in International Relations, Comparative Politics, Public Administration, Public Policy and European Studies. Being based in Armenia, we offer coursework and conduct research pertaining to various issues relevant to the former Soviet territory, while using American and European scholarly lenses for analysis.

Application procedures and forms are found at For further information, you may find program specific information at

Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Loughborough: Football Research in an Enlarged Europe

Loughborough UniversityA Post-Doctoral Research associate position is available now at Loughborough to work within the FREE project (Football Research in an Enlarged Europe). This is an international FP7 funded project, where a consortium of 9 European universities will be researching football as a socio-cultural entity.

Required to support an international research project funded by the European Commission, undertaking qualitative research investigating supporters’ perceptions of football governance. You will contribute to the administrative management of the project, fieldwork, data analysis, report writing and dissemination.

A PhD in sports policy, sports governance (or a relevant area) is essential, as is sound knowledge and experience in the use of qualitative audio-visual research methods. Experience in European Commission funded projects, a second European language, and knowledge of football governance would be advantageous.

For details, please visit

Application Deadline: June 21, 2012

Call for JCMS Special Issue

Journal of Common Market Studies (JCMS) Applications are invited for the editorship of a Journal of Common Market Studies (JCMS) special issue which will be published in 2014 under the general supervision of the JCMS editors Michelle Cini and Amy Verdun.

Proposals should be for 8-10 articles each of up to 8,500 words in length, including an editorial overview. Proposals should be concise: no longer than 1000 words. Proposals may come from practitioners as well as academics and are equally welcome from new or more established scholars. It should include a clear account of the research question, a schedule of work, the names of proposed or agreed contributors and provisional titles and very brief abstract for each of the contributions.

See the full call for proposals at

Proposal Submission Deadline: July 15, 2012

Call for Papers and Panels: 2013 EUSA Conference

European Union Studies AssociationMay 9-11, 2013 | Baltimore, Maryland
The European Union Studies Association invites scholars and practitioners engaged in the study of Europe and the European Union to submit panel and paper proposals for its 2013 Thirteenth Biennial International Conference. This conference also marks the 24th anniversary of EUSA. The Program Committee plans to promote the broadest possible exchange of theoretical approaches, disciplinary perspectives and research agendas.

See the conference website here. View the full call for proposals here (PDF). All proposals must be submitted via our online proposal submission forms, which will be located at beginning August 1, 2012. Proposals must be submitted via the website. Address all questions about the proposal process to

Proposal Deadline: September 30, 2012


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Gali Beeri
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Center for European Studies/EU Center of Excellence
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