August 22, 2012

Welcome Note from John Stephens, Director

I would like to welcome everyone back for an exciting new academic year. I am pleased to announce that this year we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Center for European Studies and the 15th anniversary of the TransAtlantic Masters (TAM) Program. The Center would like to extend a big thank you to all that have helped make us one of the leading sources of information and support on matters relating to contemporary Europe and European integration.

In celebration of our 20th anniversary, we are excited to announce an overarching theme to this fall's CES Lecture Series: Beyond the Euro Crisis. We have an excellent line-up of speakers for the series, who will tackle the subject matter from a variety of interesting perspectives; the impact of the crisis on European governance, the implications for European social policy, and the connection between the US financial crisis and euro crisis, to mention just a few. You can find more information about the upcoming lectures and speakers below. We sincerely hope that you are able to join us for these and other events throughout the fall.

Introducing Our New Editor

Many thanks to Gali Beeri for the wonderful job she has done putting together the CES newsletter. As Gali's successor, please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Anna Brigevich, and I hold a PhD in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BA from the University of Florida. My primary research interests are multilevel territorial identity in Europe and public attitudes towards European integration. My previous research has dealt with post-Cold War democratization in in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. I have extensive experience teaching courses in Comparative Politics and European Studies at UNC, and most recently at Elon University. It is with excitement that I take over this position, and look forward to bringing you the latest on the Center's activities. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or requests regarding this newsletter at


Exciting Events at CES!

Irish Ambassador to Deliver Lecture on the Euro Crisis

Amb. Michael Collins

Friday, September 7, 2012 | 3:30 - 5:00 pm | UNC-Chapel Hill, FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium

Michael Collins, the Ambassador of the Republic of Ireland to the United States, will visit the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. During his visit, he will deliver a free public lecture at 3:30 p.m. in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium at the FedEx Global Education Center. A reception will follow the lecture.

Ambassador Collins will present the lecture, “Ireland and the Euro Crisis.” The Irish ambassador is the first dignitary to visit UNC in conjunction with the new “Ambassadors Forum,” organized by the Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professorship at UNC, the UNC Center for European Studies, and the Department of History. The forum will bring to campus prominent diplomats, politicians and business leaders who will give public lectures and conduct seminars and workshops for graduate students. Students will have the opportunity to engage first-hand with international leaders and thus obtain insights into the practical application of their study of history, political science, European studies and international relations.

About the Ambassador
A native of Dublin, Ambassador Michael Collins was born in 1953 and was educated at Blackrock College and Trinity College, Dublin. Collins’ diplomatic career spans almost 40 years and has led him to a number of world regions. In 1974, he entered the Department of Foreign Affairs as a Third Secretary, and his diplomatic postings from the 1970s through early 1990s included Rome, New York and Washington. Ambassador Collins later served as Ireland’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates from 1995-99. He was then posted in Central and Eastern Europe from 1999-2001 as Ambassador to the Czech Republic and Ukraine. In 2007, Collins assumed his current position as Ambassador to the United States of America. Most recently, the Los Angeles World Affairs Council named Ambassador Collins “Diplomat of the Year” in 2008.

Event Contacts:Erica Edwards, associate director of the UNC Center for European Studies,, 919.962.6765. Klaus Larres, Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professor in the Department of History,, 919.962.8079.

Media Contact: Katie Bowler Young, director of global relations, UNC Global,, 919.962.4504.


2012 CES Fall Speaker Series
Beyond the Euro Crisis

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Center for European Studies, we are pleased to announce this year’s theme for the annual Friday Lecture Series: Beyond the Euro Crisis. All of the 2012 lectures will focus on the euro crisis and its varied ramifications. These lectures are scheduled to take place on the 4th floor of the FedEx Global Education Center from noon to 1:30 pm. Please feel free to bring your lunch. All lectures are free and open to the public.

Mareike KleineLecture: “EU Governance in Times of Crisis: The Role of Informality”

Friday, September 7, 2012 | 12 - 1:30 pm | FedEx Global Education Center, 4th Floor Seminar Room

Mareike Kleine, Assistant Professor (University Lecturer) for EU Politics at the London School of Economics and a John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University. She is currently working on a book manuscript on informal governance in the European Union. Her research interests include international organization, informal and formal governance, the interplay of domestic politics and international institutions, normative questions of global governance, and qualitative methods.

Gary MarksLecture: “Why is Governance Multilevel?”

Friday, September 14, 2012 | 12 - 1:30 pm | FedEx Global Education Center, 4th Floor Seminar Room

Gary Marks, Chair in Multilevel Governance, Free University of Amsterdam and UNC-CH Burton Craige Distinguished Professor of Political Science. Marks is best known for developing the concept of multilevel governance in relation to the European Union. He was the founding Director of the Center for European Studies and the European Union Center for Excellence at UNC-CH, which he led from 1994 to 2006. Over the past few years he has worked on a variety of projects dealing with European political parties, regional authority, and Europe and its empires.

Download the full schedule as PDF.

The TransAtlantic Masters (TAM) Program Welcomes the Class of 2012-2014 to Carolina!

2012-14 TAM Class

The Center for European Studies is pleased to welcome the 2012-2014 TransAtlantic Masters Class to UNC-CH. There are 18 incoming students this year. Students in both the TAM I and TAM II cohorts come from a variety of states, including Florida, California, Colorado, Connecticut, and North Carolina. This year's incoming TAM students received undergraduate degrees from the following institutions: UNC-CH (4), UNC-G, UNC-A, NC State, University of Colorado-Boulder, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Marquette University, Free University Berlin, Lund University, Heidelberg University, University of Connecticut, George Washington University, West Point, University of San Diego, and University of Florida at Gainesville.

The new TAM students have studied and/or worked abroad in Egypt, France, the UK, Turkey, Greece, Spain, Kosovo, Costa Rica, Italy, Germany, South Africa, Romania, South Korea, the Czech Republic, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Austria. Many of the incoming students already have substantial work and volunteer experience involving military and civil service, politics, education, private industry, journalism, communications, economics, and humanitarian intervention.


UNC Global Info Fair

Thursday, September 6, 2012 | 10:30 am - 1:30 pm | The Pit, UNC-Chapel Hill

UNC provides countless opportunities to explore other cultures and to become more globally aware! Learn more about the centers that make this possible during the UNC Global Information Fair in the Pit. Talk with center representatives and enjoy delicious treats from around the world! This event will be moved to the FedEx Global Education Center Atrium in case of inclement weather.


Explore These Courses and Resources

Enroll in a Fall 2012 Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) Course

UNC-CH's Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) program offers students the opportunity to use world languages in a variety of courses outside the departments of languages and literatures. We are pleased to offer the following LAC options in Fall 2012:

BUSI 499 sec 014: Megaproyectos en Latinoamérica
MoWe 3:30-4:45 pm

ENST 201: Introduction to Environment and Society
MoWeFr 12:00-12:50 pm
Spanish recitation Mo 5:00-5:50 pm

GLBL 210: Global Issues (ANTH, GEOG, HIST, POLI 210)
MoWe 10:00-10:50 am
French recitation Fr 10:00-10:50 am
Spanish recitation Fr 10:00-10:50 am

HIST 159: 20th-Century Europe
MoWe 2:00-2:50 pm
German recitation Fr 2:00-2:50 pm

To enroll, email the LAC Program Coordinator at after August 19.

For more information, visit


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. The EURO degree's sophisticated disciplinary framework and extensive language training will also help prepare you for graduate school -- more than half our alumni have gone on to graduate study.

EURO majors receive one-on-one advising in all stages of academic planning, including considering courses, internships, study abroad, graduate programs, and career plans. Our students also enjoy special access to the many resources of UNC's Center for European Studies, a United States Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center, and a European Union Center of Excellence funded by the European Commission.

To learn more about the major, visit the EURO webpage or email Dr. Tanya Kinsella at


New Policy Briefs on the Eurocrisis and EU Foreign Relations

We are pleased to announce that we have added several new business briefs to our Center's website this summer. Business briefings provide concise information about the European Union for businesses and individuals in North Carolina and beyond. New topics include:

  • Contagion and the European Financial Crisis
  • Eurobonds
  • Macroeconomic Policy Coordination in the EU
  • The Politics of an EU Financial Transactions Tax
  • EU Development Policy
  • EU/NATO Defense Capabilities
  • The EU and the Arab Spring
  • The EU and Iran
  • China: Europe’s White Knight or Economic Black Swan?
  • The Impact of the 2012 US Election on the Transatlantic Relationship

Please visit our Business Briefs webpage for a full list.


European Union/Transatlantic Relations PhD Database

The Network of European Union Centers of Excellence in the United States would like to invite graduate students pursuing a doctoral degree in topics related to the European Union or Transatlantic relations to submit their names and dissertation information to a database of PhD dissertations. The goal of the database is to help doctoral students identify fellow candidates working in similar areas in the United States and anywhere else in the world. Please go to the EUCE Network website and download a short form which can be filled out and returned on-line. Thank you to everyone who has submitted so far! The Center for European Studies serves as the network coordinator for EU Centers of Excellence in the United States.


Subscribe to CES Videos on YouTube

Subscribe now to the CES video channel on YouTube. The channel is the home to original resources for students and the greater public too. You will find lectures from our TransAtlantic (TAM) masters series and by our esteemed visiting scholars. From the EU Delegation's view on the ongoing financial crisis to careers in foreign service, the topics are as varied as Europe itself!

Visit the UNC Center for European Studies channel now.


Attend CES Sponsored Seminars and Workshops

“The U.S. in World Affairs: the Cold War & Beyond” Lecture Series

“The U.S. in World Affairs” lecture series is organized by the Department of History, in cooperation with the Center for European Studies and the Center for Slavic, Eurasian & Eastern European Studies at UNC. Five talks will be presented throughout the fall semester. All talks will take place in Room 569 Hamilton Hall, at 4 - 5:30 pm. Information on the first lecture:

Richard ImmermanLecture: Covert Operations, Intelligence Analysis, and the Making of the CIA: A Dynamic for Failure”

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 | 3 - 4 pm | UNC-Chapel Hill, 569 Hamilton Hall

Prof. Richard Immerman (Temple University)

For further information, please email Prof. Klaus Larres at


North Carolina German Studies Seminar & Workshop Series

The North Carolina German Studies Seminar and Workshop Series seeks to foster intellectual exchange among students, scholars and the wider community at both public and private institutions of higher learning. The Series intends on opening academic dialogues to the general public of North Carolina in order to raise awareness of the importance of Germany for the cultural literacy of all North Carolinians. The centerpiece of the North Carolina German Studies initiative are the seminars, which usually take place a total of six times throughout the academic year. Details on the next seminar and public lecture follow:

Geoff EleyLuncheon Reading Seminar: Rethinking European History

Friday, September 21, 2012 | 12 - 2 pm | UNC-Chapel Hill, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Hyde Hall

The seminar focuses on the works of Prof. Geoff Eley (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), with introduction and moderation by Prof. Konrad A. Jarausch (UNC-Chapel Hill). Participation in the Luncheon Seminar is only possible with confirmed registration. Please register by September 18 with Alexandria Ruble at

Public Lecture: The Past under Erasure? History, Memory, and the Contemporary.

Friday, September 21, 2012 | 4 - 6:30 pm | UNC-Chapel Hill, Wilson Library, Pleasant Room

This lecture, given by Geoff Eley (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) will explore some particularities of history writing in the present. Thematics include the meanings of the contemporary interest in memory, the different ways in which ideas about and images of the past circulate through the mass-mediated public sphere of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, the complexities of publicness and the public sphere, and the shifting boundaries between popular ideas of the past and changes in the discipline of history.

Geoff Eley is the Karl Pohrt Distinguished University Professor of Contemporary History and Chair the Department of History at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. In addition to German history, his teaching interests include Europe since 1945, nationalism, history and film, and historiography.

(In conjunction with the UNC-Chapel Hill Center for European Studies, the UNC Department of History, the UNC Institutefor the Arts and Humanities, Davidson College and the Triangle Intellectual History Seminar)

For more information on the North Carolina German Studies Seminar, please visit this website.

Call for Proposals

2013 International Congress on Social Sciences and Business

January 8-10, 2013 | Taipei, Taiwan

2013 ICSSB is a forum of communication for academics, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers in the areas of social science and business. Through its broadly defined scope, ICSSB welcomes interdisciplinary perspectives such as politics, psychology, government and management. The 2013 ICSSB provides an outlet for high-quality refereed empirical research on all aspects of social science and business. Purely theoretical research with the potential for empirical applications and in-depth literature reviews will also be considered. If you have any query, please don't hesitate to contact the ICSSB at

Full papers and abstracts are invited to submit. Interesting topics include, but are not limited to, finance and accounting, business and economics, IM and TM, education and psychology, society and philosophy, communication and culture, law and politics. For more information, please visit

Proposal Deadline: September 26, 2012


EUSA Biennial Conference

May 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 proposals for its 2013 Thirteenth Biennial International Conference, May 9-11, in Baltimore, Maryland. The Program Committee plans to promote the broadest possible exchange of theoretical approaches, disciplinary perspectives and research agendas.

EUSA welcomes both paper and panel proposals, particularly those that foster transatlantic dialogue. Panel proposals need to consist of three to four papers. For organizational reasons, the program is subdivided into seven substantive sections: integration theory in the EU and beyond; history and institutions; economics and political economy; sociology, political behavior and elections; law, public policy and regulation; external relations, enlargement and security; teaching the EU.

All proposals must be submitted via EUSA's online proposal submission forms, which will be located at beginning August 1, 2012. Proposals must be submitted via the website. EUSA does not accept proposals by e-mail, regular mail or via facsimile. Address all questions about the proposal process to

Proposal Deadline: September 30, 2012


20th International Conference of Europeanists
Crisis and Contingency: States of (In)stability

June 25-27, 2013 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The conference is organized by the Council for European Studies (CES), and will be held at the University of Amsterdam. The current economic crisis of debt, the euro and unemployment takes place in a framework of highly dynamic creative and destructive processes occurring at various levels: globalization, heightened nationalisms, continued migration, shifting cultures, rising inequality, concerns over security, climate change, sustainable development, etc. The Council for European Studies invites proposals for panels, roundtables, book discussions and individual papers on the study of Europe broadly defined. The Council encourages proposals in the widest range of disciplines, and particularly welcomes panels that combine disciplines, nationalities, and generations. Participants are permitted to present in a maximum of two sessions.

The Council strongly encourages participants to submit their proposals as part of an organized panel. Full panel proposals will be given top priority in the selection process by the Program Committee. Participants may find it useful to connect with like-minded scholars through the growing number of CES research networks, linked on the "Research" page of the CES website.

Proposal Deadline: October 8, 2012

Please go to the Council for European Studies' website for more information on how to submit a proposal.


Resources for K-12 Educators

Kids in Need Teacher Grants

Kids In Need Teacher Grants provide K-12 educators with funding to provide innovative learning opportunities for their students. The Kids In Need Foundation helps to engage students in the learning process by supporting our most creative and important educational resource - our nation's teachers. The Teacher Grants are funded by retail and education credit union sponsors, which make the application available at their outlets during the back-to-school season and on this website. This year all teachers that apply will receive a special gift of poster making and bulletin board supplies from ArtSkills! Teacher Grant awards range from $100 to $500 each and are used to finance creative classroom projects. Typically, 300-600 grants are awarded each year. The applications are judged according to a rubric which emphasizes innovativeness and merit, clarity of objectives, replication feasibility, suitability of evaluation methods, and cost effectiveness. All certified K-12 teachers in the U.S. are eligible.

Deadline: September 30, 2012

Kids in Need Grants website:

Information about grant applications can be found here.

Teaching Resources Highlight: K-12 Lesson Plans

U.S. teachers looking to expand and deepen their classroom coverage of the European Union can download cutting-edge lesson plans created by teachers for teachers. Bring your European view into the 21st century with curriculum guides focused on environmental policy, immigration issues, economic integration, contemporary society, and more.

New additions include:

  • Musical Identity in the EU and Your Students
  • European Union and Nationalism
  • Analyzing Song Lyrics as Poetry: What do the lyrics of European national anthems show about the countries they represent?
  • "Setting" the Stage with Fairy Tales
  • Does Your Family Tree Have Branches in the European Union?

Check out all the lesson plans at You can view the lesson plans by subject or by grade.

EU kids around rocketAdditionally, we welcome lesson plan submissions from K-12 teachers as well as community college instructors. Please follow the standardized template (.doc) to the extent possible, making sure to include references to your state's educational standards where appropriate. (Teachers who have access to Word 2007 may instead submit a completed form template (.docx) with the same information.) Authors of lesson plans accepted to the site will receive a $50 stipend for permission to publish the lesson plan on the website. Lessons should be submitted via email to


Position Announcements and Internship Opportunities

Four Professorship Openings at European University Institute

The European University institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy, has openings for four professor positions: Mikhail M. Bakhtin Chair in Russian-European Relations; Chair in Early Modern History of Europe; Chair in 19th and 20th Century History; and Chair in International Relations.

The European University Institute is an international research institution for economics, history and civilization, law, and the political and social sciences. The academic and administrative staff play a key role in maintaining a reputation for excellence at all levels of research and institutional backup. As an academic employer, the EUI selects faculty from universities across Europe and beyond. As an institutional employer, the EUI values flexibility and the ability to work in a multi-lingual environment and as part of a team.

Application Deadlines: August 31, 2012 for the Chair in International Relations; September 30, 2012 for all others.

For more information on these positions and on how to apply, please visit the EUI website.


DAAD Èmigré Memorial German Internship Program (EMGIP) - Bundestag 2013


EMGIP - Bundestag offers internship opportunities for U.S. and Canadian students in the German parliament, the Bundestag. The internships are 2 months long in positions matching the student's interest and experience. Interns will be placed within the Verwaltung, preferably with a Sekretariat working for their preferred Ausschuss. Asides from contributing to the respective offices, interns have the opportunity to study legislative and administrative procedures in the German parliament. DAAD programs are helping to create good will and professional relationships that will help build a solid basis for relations between Germany and North America.

Applicants for EMGIP - Bundestag should possess outstanding academic records and personal integrity as well as some knowledge of the German legislative process. Participants should be advanced undergraduates or graduate students in fields such as political science, international relations, law, history, economics or German. Please be aware that this program is very competitive and students need to have excellent German skills. Finalists will be interviewed in German. US and Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply. International students who are enrolled in a full time course of study in the US or Canada may also apply. PhD students and German nationals are not eligible.

The successful applicant will receive compensation of approximately €1,500 per month by the German Bundestag. Subsidized health insurance is available through DAAD for a monthly fee. DAAD can help the interns to obtain housing in Berlin and make contacts with fellow international interns and German students. All travel expenses are the intern's responsibility.

Application Deadline: September 15, 2012 (postmark)

Application forms and up-to-date information about the application process for the EMGIP - Bundestag internships as well as detailed guidelines are available here.


The Delegation of the European Union in Washington Internships

Through their 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, hone important skills by serving as full-time members of the Delegation team, and acquire practical experience in a specialized area of the Delegation's work.

Internships are available in the following areas: administration; agriculture; economics and finance; food safety, health, and consumer affairs; politics, development and security; press and public diplomacy; science, technology, and education; trade; transport, energy, and environment.

Interns should demonstrate a strong interest in the European Union, along with professional experience and/or academic competence in the area(s) of choice. Internships are offered exclusively on a volunteer (unpaid) basis. Applicants of all nationalities and backgrounds are welcome. Preference is given to candidates that are available on a full-time basis. Applicants may not have previously taken part in previous internship programs, in-service training, or employment with any EU institution or body for more than six weeks.

Application Deadlines: September 15, 2012 for spring internships; February 15, 2013 for summer internships; and May 15 for fall internships.

To learn more about the internship and how to apply, please visit the Delegation's website.

Other International Studies Events

International Coffee Hour

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 | 5 - 6 pm | FedEx Global Education Center

Join us for a monthly social hour for international and American students, scholars, faculty, staff, and families. Chat about resources, opportunities, and challenges on campus and for international travel. Each month is hosted by a different office with excellent resources to offer. International Coffee Hours are held at the Global Cup Cafe in the FedEx Global Education Center. (The Cafe closes at 5 pm, but there will be refreshments provided, including Global Cup coffee.)

For more information, please contact Bevin Tighe at


Study Abroad Fair

Friday, September 14, 2012 | 10 am - 3 pm | Great Hall, Graham Frank Porter Graham Student Union Building

Please join us for our semi-annual Study Abroad Fair. There will be information about the many study abroad opportunities available to our students here at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. You will also have the opportunity to meet advisors for the different areas and representatives from around the world! This fall fair will be held on Friday, September 14, 2012 from 10 am - 3 pm in the Great Hall of the Frank Porter Graham Student Union Building.


Global Project Showcase

Thursday, September 20 |12 -1 pm | FedEx Global Education Center

Want to travel this summer? Want funding for your global project? Come enjoy a showcase of students' research, experiences and travel stories from a variety of fields and global destinations. Learn more about past projects the Center for Global Initiatives has funded from the students themselves, and meet the program officers who manage the awards. Learn more about what's possible with the Center for Global Initiatives' awards and fellowships. Lunch will be provided.

For more information, please contact Bevin Tighe at


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