October 3, 2012

In this newsletter:

Join us for these Exciting CES-Sponsored Events
More Europe-Related Events at UNC
Research Opportunities
Paper Proposals
Resources for K-12 Educators

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. A reception will follow.

Please see flyer for information.


2012 CES Fall Speaker Series
Beyond the Euro Crisis

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.


Layna Mosley

Lecture: "The Politics of Debt Management"

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

Prof. Layna Mosley (UNC-Chapel Hill) studies and teaches international relations, international political economy, and comparative political economy. Her current research projects examine the effects of international capital mobility on government policy choices, the role of private sector actors in global financial regulation, and the relationship between labor rights and foreign direct investment.


Download the full schedule as PDF.


"Conversations on Europe" Speaker Series

Lecture: "The End of Soft Power? The EU and the Middle East"

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

EU flag in Middle East

The second installment of this videoconferencing series this year brings together experts, via remote connection, to discuss the range and level of European influence in the Middle East. Europe has, until recently, been an attractive model for countries in democratization, because of the non-threatening, non-military way Europe—and the EU in particular—attracted adherents. Almost two years after the Arab Spring, does Europe retain any ability to influence events?  Panelists will include: Tal Sadeh (Tel Aviv University); Urfan Khaliq (Cardiff University); Beverly Crawford (University of California, Berkeley).  Ronald Linden (University of Pittsburgh) will moderate. Audience participation is invited.

Please see flyer for information.


Ukrainian Ambassador to Speak about Ukraine in Global Politics

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 | 5:30 pm | UNC-Chapel Hill, FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium

Olexander Motsyk

Olexander Motsyk, ambassador of Ukraine to the United States, will present on “Ukraine in Global Politics: Relations with Russia, Europe and the U.S.” After his remarks, Ambassador Motsyk will participate in a roundtable discussion with UNC faculty members, including Klaus Larres, Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professor in the Department of History, and Robert Jenkins, director of the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies. The Ukrainian ambassador is the second dignitary to visit UNC in conjunction with the Ambassadors Forum” organized by the Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professorship, the Center for European Studies and the Department of History.

About the Ambassador: Ambassador Olexander Motsyk was born in 1955 and was educated at Kyiv State University, graduating summa cum laude in 1981 from the Department of International Law. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine in 1981 and has held numerous positions throughout his diplomatic career. He was named ambassador to the Republic of Turkey in 1991, and prior to his current appointment in 2010, he served as ambassador to the Republic of Poland. He is also the author of numerous essays and articles in the fields of international law and international relations.

Event Contacts:  Klaus Larres, Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professor, Department of History, larres@email.unc.edu, 919.962.8079. Erica Edwards, associate director, Center for European Studies, eedwards@unc.edu, 919.962.6765. 

Media Contact: Katie Bowler Young, director of global relations, UNC Global, kbowler@unc.edu, 919.962.4504

Please see flyer for information.


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

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.


Mark KramerLecture: “Cold War Myths and Realities: Understanding Today’s Threats and Challenges in Historical Perspective”

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 | 4 - 5:30 pm | UNC-Chapel Hill, 569 Hamilton Hall

Prof. Mark Kramer (Harvard University) heads the Harvard Project for Cold War Studies and has collected over 200,000 pages of miscellaneous documents in many languages related directly to the Cold War.

“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.


The Duke-UNC "Gender, War and Culture" Series

Sonya O. Rose

Lecture: "GENDER AND THE POLITICS OF SACRIFICE: Britain and the Colonial Empire in the Age of World War I"

Friday, October 26, 2012 | 4 - 6 pm | Duke University, Carr Building, Boyd Seminar Room

This lecture will explore what historical scholarship suggests about how the meanings of the key wartime concepts of service and sacrifice resonated within Britain and in the colonial empire with a primary focus on India. It will consider the political significance of service and sacrifice and the granting of universal suffrage for men and the enfranchisement of some women in the British metropole as a prelude to a discussion about 'sacrifice' and its political resonances in India. 

Sonya O. Rose is Emeritus Professor of History, Sociology and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan. Currently she is collaborating on an Oxford University Press handbook project, 'Gender, War and the Western World from 1650'.

Co-conveners: Duke and UNC History Departments, UNC Center for European Studies, UNC Institute for Arts and Humanities,Triangle Global British History Seminar and Triangle Institute for Security Studies

For more information see flyer.


More Europe-Related Events at UNC

Furst Forum in Comparative Literature

Joe Wallace

Lecture: "Robert Herrick's Religious Fictions"

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 | 4:00 pm | UNC-Chapel Hill, Hyde Hall, University Room

Joe Wallace (PhD Candidate, Dept of English and Comparative Literature) will give a talk on the poetry of Robert Herrick. Wallace works primarily on early modern literature and religious culture, focusing especially on representations of pagan religion and its myths, gods, and rituals. Jessica Wolfe (Associate Professor, Dept of English and Comparative Literature) will seve as respondent.

For further information visit the Furst Forum website.


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.


Reseach Opportunities

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 gradfunding@unc.edu.


Max Weber Fellowship (EUI, Florence)

The Max Weber Programme offers 1- and 2-year fellowships. Two year fellowships involve additional academic activities in the EUI departments, such as limited graduate teaching. The Max Weber Programme is Europe’s largest postdoctoral programme in the social sciences and humanities. It is funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture) and hosted by the European University Institute in Florence where the research community of professors, researchers and fellows provides an excellent environment for the Programme.

The Programme, open to all nationalities, is designed for junior post-docs who have received a doctorate in economics, law, history, social and political sciences, or a related field, within the last 5 years and who want to advance in their research and academic training, in an active multidisciplinary environment before entering the international job market, or in the early stages of their academic careers.

Please see website for more information about the program and the application process.

Deadline: October 25, 2012


Jean Monnet Postdoctoral Fellowship (EUI, Florence)

Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) offers one or two year fellowships to post-docs in an early stage of their academic career. The main criteria of selection are the CV of the applicant, the overall scientific quality of the proposal, and the fit of the proposal with the Centre's research programme.

Priority will be given to proposals that fit well with one or more of the Centre's core research themes: EU Institutions, Governance and Democracy; Migration; Economic and Monetary Policy; Competition Policy and Market Regulation; Energy and Climate Policy; Global Governance; International and Transnational Relations. 

Please see website for more information about the program and the application process.

Deadline: October 25, 2012


Paper Proposals

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

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.



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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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