October 22, 2012

In this newsletter:

CES-Sponsored Lectures and Workshops
Call for Applications
Resources for K-12 Educators
Global Music Show

CES-Sponsored Lectures and Workshops

2012 CES Fall Speaker Series
Beyond the Euro Crisis

Layna Mosley

Lecture: "The Politics of Debt Management"

Friday, October 26, 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.


peter starke

Lecture: "Social Policy in Times of Crisis: Current Responses and Past Experiences"

Friday, November 2, 2012 | 12 - 1:30 pm | FedEx Global Education Center, Conference Room 4003

Dr. Peter Starke is currently a Research Associate in the Collaborative Research Center "Transformations of the State" at the University of Bremen. His work deals primarily with comparative social policy, welfare state retrenchment, and varieties of welfare capitalism.

Download the full schedule as PDF.

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

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.

Introduction to LAC Training Workshop

Friday, November 2, 2012 | 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. | FedEx Global Education Center, 4th Floor

Participants in this pedagogy workshop will:

  • Become familiar with the philosophy, objectives, and characteristics of Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum;
  • Learn about UNC-Chapel Hill's LAC program and see examples of syllabi and materials from past courses;
  • Consider effective instructional strategies for the language-based content classroom;
  • Design a brief LAC lesson plan, in collaboration with fellow participants.

Email lac@unc.edu to attend.

North Carolina German Studies Seminar & Workshop Series
Workshop: Transnational German Cinema

For decades, German cinema has played a crucial role on the international film market and on festival circuits and this has only intensified in recent years. Our workshop seeks to not only discuss current trends in transnational German film, but also place more recent films in a longer historical trajectory. The workshop will feature keynotes from two respected scholars who have done important work on transnational German cinema, Erica Carter (King's College London) and Randall Halle (The University of Pittsburgh). In addition, the workshop will include four presentations by scholars from local universities doing cutting-edge research in this field.

Keynote Lecture by Erica Carter: "Becoming European in the Empire: Refugee Audiences in British Exile"

Thursday, November 8, 2012 | UNC-Chapel Hill, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Hyde Hall

Based on a longer project on mid-twentieth century exile audiences, Carter’s lecture asks what becomes of the spectator group whom the cultural critic Siegfried Kracauer dubbed Weimar Germany’s 'little shop girls' after 1933 and the Nazi seizure of power. Carter will look in particular at those sections of the female audience - largely, but not at all exclusively, Jewish women - who were driven into exile in Britain and the colonial territories.

Keynote Lecture by Randall Halle:"From Empire to Union: The German East in Film"

Friday, November 9, 2012 | UNC-Chapel Hill, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Hyde Hall

This presentation will start with the work of the Brothers Skladanowsky from the early days of film; it will take up the question of multi-language version filmmaking from the early days of sound; and it will end with a discussion of the bridges of memory offered by current filmmaking. In each of these moments it will explore different modes in the apparatus of film in Europe: tracing out the connections of technological development, representational strategy, and political economy.

For a full program of events, please see flyer and visit website. Participants are encouraged to register by October 25, 2012.


Call for Applications

Three-Year Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellowships in Social Sciences

Nuffield College intends to appoint, with effect from 1 September 2013, a number of Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellows (PPRFs). Applications are invited from graduates of any country wishing to undertake research in any area of the social sciences except Economics, for which there is a separate competition. Applicants who wish to undertake research in Economic History, or interdisciplinary research which includes Economics will be considered. The main interests of the College are in Economics, Politics and Sociology, but these are broadly construed to include, for example, social science approaches to history, social and medical statistics, international relations, social psychology, public policy, and social policy.

PPRFs' main responsibility is to engage in independent scholarly research. They have no teaching or administrative obligations but are expected to participate in the intellectual life of the College. They will be expected to organise a seminar or workshop in their subject area during the three-year term of their appointment and the College can help finance and organise these activities.

Further particulars and the application form can be downloaded from the links to the right, and are also available by email from the Administrative Officer, Nuffield College, Oxford OX1 1NF. Email: pprf@nuffield.ox.ac.uk.

Application Deadline: Monday, November 5, 2012

Apply for a Spring 2013 LAC Instructor Position

Graduate Student Instructors are needed to lead these weekly Spring 2013 LAC sections:
GERM 257: Society and Culture of Postwar Germany (HIST 257, POLI 257, SOCI 257)
German supplementary discussion – Time TBA
POLI 239: Introduction to European Politics
French recitation – Fr 9:00-9:50am

Application Deadline: Friday, November 9, 2012.

For information on the responsibilities of LAC instructors, eligibility requirements, and application procedure, visit the UNC Area Studies website at http://areastudies.unc.edu/lac/grad-faculty/teaching/.

Studienstiftung des Abgeordnetenhauses von Berlin Scholarships

The Studienstiftung des Abgeordnetenhauses von Berlin (Study Foundation of the Berlin House of Representatives) sponsors a scholarship program that aims at supporting young scholars of all fields. The program is directed to applicants from the United States of America, Great Britain, France and the countries succeeding from the former Soviet Union. The applicants should be working on projects concerned with Berlin, Germany or German-international questions or should want to use research facilities in Berlin in all other fields. The scholarship should be used to advance academic education at a Berlin institution of higher education.

At present the Study Foundation awards about 15 twelve-month grants per year. The grant amounts to 770 EUR for graduate and doctoral students and 1,300 EUR for post-doctoral scholars per month. In addition, the Foundation assumes travel costs as well as rental costs at the International Study Centre Berlin. During their twelve month stay in Berlin grant winners will not only be offered the opportunity to experience their research areas from an international perspective, but they will also be encouraged to learn more about the political and cultural life in Berlin.

To learn more, please visit http://www.parlament-berlin.de  (►Quicklink: Studienstiftung)

Application Deadline: Saturday, December 5, 2012

Resources for K-12 Educators

euro challenge logo

Important News Regarding Euro Challenge Competition

The Euro Challenge 2012 is 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. The competition is also an excellent opportunity for teachers, as teachers enlisting a team in the Euro Challenge are eligible to be awarded a free trip to Brussels next summer. The program introduces students of global studies, world history, European studies and beyond to the field of economics, and offers a unique learning experience that moves them out of the classroom into the real world.

The competition requires no previous knowledge of economics or Europe, and students and teachers can access an array of educational resources, videos and training materials on the Euro Challenge website: http://www.euro-challenge.org/.

The New Date for the Euro Challenge regional competition is Thursday, March 21, 2013. The competition will take place at the Global Education Center at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Southeast Region One-Day Orientation Workshop

If you are interested in a participating in the Euro Challenge competition, please join us for a free orientation workshop. During the workshop you will learn about the rules of the competition, will gain a better underdstanding of the European Union and how it functions, and receive a crash course in European economics and the euro by UNC faculty. Lunch will be provided. Please email Anna Brigevich (brigevich@unc.edu) to register.

Saturday, December 1, 2012 | 10 am - 2 pm | UNC-Chapel Hill, Global Education Center, Rm 4003

Brussels square


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.

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.


Global Music Show

beat making lab logoWednesday, October 24, 2012 | 9 - 10 pm | 89.3 FM | Listen online at http://wxyc.org

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 Center for Global Initiatives and will feature music from the UNC Beat Making Lab and the Congo Beat Making Lab. The focus of the show is the music of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The guests are Pierce Freelon and DJ Apple Juice Kid, both of the Beat Making Lab. Please tune in to what is sure to be a fun show!

Listen to past broadcasts of the Global Music Show here.


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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
919-962-2494 (fax)
http://www.unc.edu/depts/europe/ (European Studies)
http://www.euce.org/ (EU Center of Excellence)
http://www.unc.edu/depts/tam/ (Transatlantic Masters Program)