September 21, 2012

In this newsletter:

Join us for these Exciting CES-Sponsored Events
More Europe-Related Events at UNC
Fellowships and Grants
Calls for Applications
Conferences and Paper Proposals
Resources for K-12 Educators
Other International Studies Events


Join us for these Exciting CES-Sponsored Events

"Immigration and Identity in the US and Europe" Roundtable

Publicity for Roundtable

Thursday, October 4, 2012 | 6 - 8 pm | UNC-Chapel Hill, Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room

Please join us for an important and timely public roundtable event on immigration and identity in the US and Europe. The event will feature visiting speaker, Michaël Privot, Director of the European Network Against Racism. Michaël Privot serves as the EU Delegation’s expert on Muslim-West relations, and is visiting North Carolina as part of the Delegation's 'Building Inclusive Societies' program. Delegate Privot has more than a decade of experience in interreligious work and community building in Muslim communities in Europe. He will be joined by UNC faculty: Sahar Amer (Asian Studies), Juliane Hammer (Religious Studies), Anthony D. Perez (Sociology), Jeff Spinner-Havel (Political Science), and Paul Cuadros (Journalism), who will serve as the moderator.  

The roundtable will provide a forum for the speakers to engage in a cross-disciplinary discussion about anti-immigrant sentiment, issues of citizenship and identity, and minority rights in a time of severe economic crisis. The goal is to foster a truly transatlantic dialogue by bringing together faculty who analyze these issues in the US and Europe, as there is a good deal of similarity between the plight of Latinas/Muslims in the US and Muslims in Europe. The event is open to the public, and will feature a question and answer session.


EURO Major Meeting & Welcome Reception

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 | 5:30 - 7:30 pm | Global Education Center 4003

The EURO Major program will hold a reception for current and prospective majors. Information will be provided about funding, study abroad, and internship opportunities, as well as graduate programs and career opportunities. Come meet fellow majors, recent alumni, and EURO faculty!

RSVP by Monday, September 24th to Tanya Kinsella at


2012 CES Fall Speaker Series
Beyond the Euro Crisis

risto raivio

Lecture: "Skills challenges in Europe - food for thought from NC community colleges"

Friday, September 28, 2012 | 12 - 1:30 pm | FedEx Global Education Center, Conference Room 4003

Returning visiting EU Fellow Risto Raivio gives lecture on skills challenges in Europe. He is currently the Head of the Vocational Education and Training Policy Sector of the European Commission's DG for Education and Culture. In the past, Raivio has lectured on European civil society organizations and the EU's initiatives in fostering vocational training and life-long learning



David Coates

Lecture: "The Thing the Opening Ceremony at the Olympics Failed to Mention: British Imperialism and its Negative Consequences

Friday, October 5, 2012 | 12 - 1:30 pm | FedEx Global Education Center, Conference Room 4003

Born and raised in the UK, Prof. David Coates (Wake Forest University) has written extensively on UK labor politics, contemporary political economy, and US public policy.


Claude Mosseri-marlio

Lecture: "Europe in Twenty Years' Time"

Friday, October 12, 2012 | 12 - 1:30 pm | FedEx Global Education Center, Conference Room 4003

Claude Mosseri-Marlio is professor of European law and the European Court of Justice at the American Business School in Paris. He is a frequent lecturer at universities in Europe and the United States, and most recently at the Tyumen University in Siberia.

Download the full schedule as PDF.



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

Lloyd Gardner

Lecture: “A View of the Imperial Presidency: Developments from Korea to the War of the Drones.”

Tuesday, October 8, 2012 | 4 - 5:30 pm | UNC-Chapel Hill, 569 Hamilton Hall

Prof. Lloyd Gardner (Rutgers University) is one of the nation's preeminent historians of American foreign policy and diplomatic history. Still an active scholar and teacher after almost half a century, he will present a lecture on the US presidency.

“The U.S. in World Affairs: The Cold War and Beyond” lecture series is organized by the Department of History, in co-operation with the Center for European Studies and the Center for Slavic, Eurasian & Eastern European Studies at UNC.


"Conversations on Europe" Speaker Series

Lecture: "EU and the Middle East"

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 | 12 - 1:30 pm | UNC-Chapel Hill, Peabody Hall 008

The "Conversations on Europe" speaker series features some of the country's top experts on the European Union. The series links presenters and participants via videoconferencing across several sites. Audiences at all sites will be able to ask questions of the experts. This event is open to the public. Please check back for a more detailed description of the topic and list of experts.


Ambassadors Forum
Visit from the Ukrainian Ambassador

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 | 5:30 - 7:30 pm | Location TBA

The Ukrainian ambassador will be the second 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. Please check back for further details about the event.


More Europe-Related Events at UNC

Furst Forum in Comparative Literature

The Lilian R. Furst Forum in Comparative Literature is a lecture series organized in 2005 as a graduate student initiative, with financial support from the Department of English & Comparative Literature. The Forum features two kinds of speakers: 1) professional scholars from a variety of humanistic fields at UNC interested in sharing their research with an interdisciplinary audience; and 2) advanced graduate students in the Department of English & Comparative Literature wanting to share their work with colleagues and faculty in a professional setting. All members of the UNC community are invited to attend, but the forum is also open to the general public. Food and refreshments wil be served.

Franz Kafka


Lecture: "Franz Kafka: Literary Life After Death"

Thursday, September 27, 2012 | 4:00 pm | UNC-Chapel Hill, Institute for Humanities and Arts, Hyde Hall Incubator

Lecture given by Clayton Koelb (Guy B. Johnson Distinguished Professor of German; Professor of English and Comparative Literature). Respondent: James Rolleston (Professor Emeritus of Germanic Languages and Literature, Duke University).

For further information visit the Furst Forum website.



Fall Film Series: Germans Abroad

Movie Screening: Markus Goller's Friendship!

Monday, October 1, 2012 | 5 pm | UNC-Chapel Hill, Dey Hall 404

Join the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures for a movie screening of Friendship! The film will be shown in German with German subtitles. For more information on the Fall Film Series, please see website.

For more information about the movie, please see flyer (PDF).


CSEEES "Lunch and Learn" Speaker Series

The “Lunch and Learn” is a monthly series of informal luncheon talks highlighting the current research of UNC CSEEES-affiliated faculty. The series takes place in FedEx GEC #3009 at 12:30-2:00pm on the first Thursday of every month. Boxed lunches from Panera will be provided to registrants. Please send your lunch requests to Violet Anderson ( by Monday, October 1st.

Ewa Wampuszyc

Lecture: "Mapping Warsaw: Literary Topography in Post-war Poland"

Thursday, October 4, 2012 | 12:30 - 2 pm | UNC-Chapel Hill, FedEx Global Education Center 3009

Dr. Ewa Wampuszyc (Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures Studies)

The role of space and topography in literature has emerged as an important line of scholarly inquiry over the last twenty years. In the case of post-World War II Polish literature and film, the topographical representation of Warsaw serves as a vehicle for interrogating such issues as communist ideology, historical memory, and communal identity.  Dr. Wasmpuszyc’s research explores how Varsovian poetics reaches beyond the definition of “narrative setting” that provides a sense of verisimilitude and examines how authors and directors created a rhetorical space in literature and film where post-war Polish identity was contested, debated, and forged.   

Please see flyer for more details.


Public Lecture: "Clandestine Narratives: The 'sans-papiers' and Postcolonial Ethics"

Friday, October 5, 2012 | 3 pm | UNC-Chapel Hill, Dey Hall, Toy Lounge

Prof. Lydie Moudileno (University of Pennsylvania) will deliver a lecture on undocumented workers in Europe. Her research and publications focus on contemporary fiction with a connection to the (former) French colonies, including the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa and hexagonal France.


North Carolina German Studies Seminar & Workshop Series

Thomas Bernhard

Lecture: "Morbus Austriacus: Thomas Bernhard's Critique of Austria"

Sunday, October 14, 2012 | 5 -7 pm | UNC-Chapel Hill, Institute for Humanities and Arts, Hyde Hall

This seminar, led by Prof. Gregor Thuswaldner (Gordon College) will focus on the work of Thomas Bernhard. Bernhard, an Austrian novelist, playwrite, and poet, is widely considered to be one of the most important German-speaking authors of the postwar era. Thuswaldner is Associate Professor of German and Linguistics and a Fellow in Gordon's Center for Christian Studies.

Hosted by NC German Seminar Series in conjunction with the Duke Department of Germanic Languages & Literature and the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies.


Fellowships and Grants

Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)
Information Session with Dr. Daniella Sarnoff, IDRF Program Director

Monday, September 24, 2012 | 2:30 pm | Graduate Student Center

Next Monday, Dr. Sarnoff of the Social Science Research Council will discuss the Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF). The fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics. Eighty fellowships are awarded annually.  Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $20,000. The fellowship includes participation in an SSRC-funded interdisciplinary workshop upon the completion of IDRF-funded research.

Applicants from select disciplines within the humanities are welcome to request three or more months of funding for international on-site dissertation research (in combination with US-based research, for a total of nine to twelve months of funding). All other applicants must request nine to twelve months of on-site, site-specific dissertation research with a minimum of six months of research outside of the United States.

Please register to attend. To learn more about the IDRF, please visit website.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Cultural Vistas Fellowship Information Session

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 | 1 pm | UNC-Chapel Hill, FedEx Global Education Center 3009

The Robert Bosch Foundation and Alfa Fellowship Programs at Cultural Vistas are distinguished international initiatives that each year offer accomplished young Americans the opportunity to complete high-level professional development programs in either Germany (Bosch) or Russia (Alfa).  Fellows are recruited from the fields of business administration, journalism, law, public policy, and other closely related fields. Nicole Sisco, Program Director of the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship, will be visiting campus on Tuesday, September 25 to present these two fellowship opportunities.

Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Deadline: Monday, October 15, 2012

Alfa Fellowship Deadline: Saturday, December 1, 2012


University of Colorado EUCE Research Fellowship

The Colorado European Union Center of Excellence (CEUCE) is one of ten Centers of Excellence in the United States funded by the European Union for the purposes of promoting transatlantic understanding and connections. We are pleased to offer one Fellowship of up to €7,500 for a pre- or post-doctoral student, affiliated with an EU-based institution and working on an EU or Transatlantic topic. The Fellow will spend up to 15 weeks during the first semester of 2013 at CEUCE in spectacular Boulder, Colorado, working on his or her own research and contributing to the intellectual life of the Center.

We invite proposals from qualified scholars, comprised of 1) a 3-5 page statement of research interests, plans for the spring 2013 semester, proposed timetable, and interest in CEUCE; 2) a curriculum vitae (CV); and 3) a list of three references, preferably from faculty members familiar with the applicant’s scholarship. We are especially interested in proposals from scholars working on aspects of EU institutions, mass political behavior relating to the EU, and comparative regionalism, but scholars working on any topic are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please send applications to the email below with your name and "CEUCE Fellowship App" in the subject line. The deadline for receipt of applications is October 5, 2012, with notifications expected within two weeks of that date. Questions may be directed to

Deadline: Friday, October 5, 2012


UNC Off-Campus Dissertation Fellowship (Spring 2013)

The Graduate School is currently accepting applications for the Off-Campus Dissertation Fellowship for Spring 2013. Applications must be submitted through the online application system, which can be found here. Please note that departmental review and approval are required prior to submission to The Graduate School. You should check with your department for its internal deadline. You must complete your application early enough for your department to nominate you to The Graduate School. Your department may nominate 2 students for Spring 2013. Departmental nominations are due by October 8, 2012.

You are eligible to apply if 1) you are a current doctoral student within The Graduate School; 2) you are engaged full-time in research; 3) you need to conduct research off-campus in order to complete your dissertation; and 4) your travel is beyond commuting distance from campus and is for more than 6 weeks. The fellowship provides a non-service stipend, tuition, fees, and health insurance. You may not hold any other service award, fellowship, scholarship, or outside employment in conjunction with the Off-Campus Dissertation Fellowship without prior permission from The Graduate School.

For more information please visit website. Please contact if you have any questions.

Deadline: Check with your department; typically one week before departmental nominations are due.


2013-14 DAAD Research Grants and Study Scholarships

The Graduate School is currently accepting applications for 2013-2014 DAAD Research Grants and Study Scholarships. Applications must be processed through DAAD’s online application system, which can be found here. All application materials must then be submitted to Julie Montaigne, Fellowship and Funding Manager for The Graduate School, for pre-selection by Friday, October 12, 2012.

DAAD Research Grants are awarded primarily to highly qualified doctoral candidates who are early in their academic/professional careers or to individuals wishing to earn a doctoral degree in Germany. DAAD Study Scholarships provide highly qualified individuals with an opportunity to do independent study in Germany or to complete a full Master's degree program at a German university.

For more information, please visit website. If you have any questions or comments, please contact


Calls for Applications

Research Associate in Politics, University of Manchester

Applications are invited for a two-year Research Associate post to work on a European Research Council funded research project “Understanding Institutional Change: A Gender Perspective,” which aims to improve our understanding of the gender dynamics of institutional change and reform.  The successful candidate will work on Work Package 2 “Institutional Displacement at the Subnational, National and International levels: A vertical Comparison,” which looks at institutional change through displacement by comparing three cases of the creation of new institutions.

The role includes: 1) undertaking fieldwork and secondary analysis of archival data from sites in Edinburgh, The Hague, New York, and Johannesburg; 2) producing conference papers, articles and research reports that contribute to the project’s overall outputs; 3) participation in workshops and meetings; 4) contributing to the overarching theoretical development work undertaken in Work Package 6 of the project.

Visit website for more information. Please send any enquiries to Professor Georgina Waylen.

Deadline: Friday, September 28, 2012


Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), York University

Applications are invited for a position in the interdisciplinary International Development Studies program at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2013. A PhD is required in a relevant social science discipline or related interdisciplinary degree program. The successful candidate must have an active research program in the area and demonstrate excellence or the promise of excellence in teaching and scholarly research, as well as an interdisciplinary approach to the field of study. Applicants must also have first-hand experience conducting fieldwork in the Global South. Preference will be given to those with a regional specialization in the Middle East. Applicants should be prepared to teach in both the undergraduate and graduate programs, including core courses at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Visit website for more information.

Deadine: Monday, October 15, 2012


Conferences and Paper Proposals

3rd European Conference on Politics and Gender


March 21-23, 2013 | Universitat Pompeu Fabra

The ECPR Standing Group on Gender and Politics is pleased to announce the 3rd European Conference on Politics and Gender (ECPG). The ECPR Standing Group on Gender and Politics forms a broad-based network on issues relating to the study of gender and sexuality in politics and world politics. Over the past twenty years, the research conducted in this field has expanded significantly and the number of gender and politics scholars participating in the ECPR Joint Sessions and General Conferences has increased exponentially. The call for the 3rd ECPG has now been launched, and online submission of paper proposals will be available until October 1st.

To learn more about the conference, please visit website. To read the full call for paper proposals and to submit a proposal, please click here.

Proposal Deadline: Monday, October 1, 2012


2013 Swiss Political Science Association Annual Congress
European Studies Workshop

The European Studies working group of the Swiss Political Science Association will organize a workshop at the annual congress, held January 31 - February 1, 2013 in Zurich. The European Studies working group invites paper proposals for the workshop, dealing with European Union and European affairs. For a paper proposal, please submit an abstract (in English,max. 500 words) to this email address by October 1st. More information on the congress in general can be found here.

Proposal Deadline: Monday, October 1, 2012

Resources for K-12 Educators

Participate in Euro Challenge Conference Call Information Session!

euro challenge logo

Thursday, September 27, 2012 | 3:45 pm EST

Welcome to the Euro Challenge 2012 – an exciting educational opportunity for high school students (grades 9 & 10) to learn about the European Union (EU) – the largest trading partner of the US – and its single currency, the euro. To learn more about the Euro Challenge please visit website.

To officially launch this year’s Euro Challenge, the organization will be hosting a conference call on Thursday, September 27th, at 3:45 pm EST for returning and new schools. On the call, the EU Delegation will discuss this year’s new program features and share other important information and dates. The call is mainly for teachers, but administrators are also welcome.

The dial-in codes for the call are:

1)  Dial (218) 339-4600
2)  Enter code “563971” and hit the # sign

2012 was a record year for the Challenge with almost 100 schools participating from 18 states and the District of Columbia. Fundamental to the program’s success was your tremendous enthusiasm and support and we are very grateful for it. Let’s hope we can have another record year in 2013!

The Euro Challenge is a program of the Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America.


World View’s 15th Annual Global Education Symposium
“Global Issues, Global Solutions”

October 24-25, 2012 | UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC Friday Center

This annual symposium offers general and concurrent sessions examining the world’s most pressing challenges and resources for integrating global themes across the curriculum. There will be support for school-based teams to create an Action Plan for adding a global dimension to school and district initiatives. Designed for K-12 administrators and teachers in all disciplines, educators will leave the program with strategies for helping their students learn about and with the world.

Ed Gragert

Featured Speaker: Ed Gragert
Dr. Edwin H. Gragert is Executive Director Emeritus of iEARN-USA. During his 21 years at iEARN (International Education and Resource Network), he has pioneered the use of connective technologies and teacher professional development to facilitate on-line educational project work (Exchange 2.0) on the primary and secondary school levels. Since its creation in 1988, iEARN has become the world’s largest educational telecommunications network involving project-based learning through virtual exchanges. It currently links students and teachers in over 130 countries. Gragert will speak on “Moving from Awareness to Competence: Students Taking Action Globally.”

Please see event flyer (PDF). For more information, please call (919)-962-9264 or visit symposium website.

Co-sponsored by the NC State Board of Education and the Department of Public Instruction. CEU’s offered.


Other International Studies Events

Global Music Show

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 | 9 - 10 pm | 89.3 FM | Listen online at

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 sponsored by the Carolina Center for the Study of Middle East and Muslim Civilizations.

Listen to past broadcasts of the Global Music Show here.


Carolina Global Photography Competition

Submit photos now through Sept. 30 for the 13th annual amateur Carolina Global Photography Competition hosted by the Center for Global Initiatives, Study Abroad Office and UNC Global. Open to all students, faculty, alumni and staff of UNC-Chapel Hill, winners will be awarded prizes and select photos will be displayed in the FedEx Global Education Center exhibition opening Jan. 3. Photos may represent any world region and have been taken at any time period. This year we’re also encouraging photos that embrace “Water in Our World,” UNC’s campus-wide academic theme. To learn more about the competition and to submit photos, click here.

Submission Deadline: Sunday, September 30, 2012



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Anna Brigevich
International Education Program Coordinator
Center for European Studies/EU Center of Excellence
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3449
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