December 18, 2012

In this newsletter:

CES Events and News
CES Funding Opportunities
Apply to the TransAtlantic Masters Program (TAM)
Undergraduate and Graduate Workshops/Programs
Fellowships and Internships
Resources for K-12 Educators

Happy Holidays from the CES

CES Events and News

"Conversations on Europe" Speaker Series

Lecture: "The Next Member State: Croatia's Path to the European Union"

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 | 12 - 1:30 pm | UNC-Chapel Hill, TBD

Join us in the new year for another installment of our videoconferencing series that brings together participants at several remote sites to discuss Europe-related issues. In this conversation, we will use Croatia's impending accession to the EU as a starting point for a discussion of the history and politics in the Southern Balkans, the Europeanization process, and enlargement.

You can view previous Conversations videos here. Past topics have included the Eurozone crisis, Germany's new role in the EU, Ireland's debt crisis, and the EU in the Middle East.

The Duke-UNC "Gender, War and Culture" Series
Gender, War and Violence: Remembering the 1990s Balkan War

Dubravka ZarkovEvents with Dubravka Zarkov, Associate Professor of Gender, Conflict and Development at the International Institute of Social Studies at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and author of The Body of War: Media, Ethnicity and Gender in the Break-up of Yugoslavia (2007) and Gender, Conflict, Development (2008). Join us for a two-day symposium on the Balkan wars. Day one (January 24, 2013) will feature the screening of Angelina Jolie's "In the Land of Blood and Honey" and will be followed by a podium discussion of the movie. On day two (January 25, 2013), Zarkov will participate in a luncheon reading seminar in the afternoon and will deliver a public lecture in the evening.

Event: Screening of "In the Land of Blood and Honey," followed by podium discussion.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 | 5 - 9 pm | UNC-Chapel Hill, FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium

Event: Luncheon Reading Seminar: Gender, Sexual Violence, and War

Friday, January 25, 2013 | 12 - 2 pm | UNC-Chapel Hill, FedEx Global Education Center, Rm 4003

For the reading see http://gwc.web.unc.edu/. Registration for the reading seminar is required. Please register with Friederike Bruehoefener (fbruehoe@email.unc.edu) by January 15, 2013.

Event: Public Lecture: "Masculinity, Sexual Violence, and Ethnicity in the 1990s Balkan Wars and Beyond"

Friday, January 25, 2013 | 4 - 6 pm | UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Hyde Hall, University Room

The North Carolina German Studies Seminar and Workshop Series (NCGS)  --  Call for Papers for  2013 - 2015

The North Carolina German Studies Seminar and Workshop Series is currently accepting abstracts for its monthly seminar series for the period of fall 2013 to spring 2015.

The North Carolina German Studies Seminar and Workshop Series strives to create opportunities for interdisciplinary dialogue, intellectual collaboration, and scholarly camaraderie for faculty and students of German-speaking Europe based in North Carolina. Hosted on a monthly basis at the Institute for the Arts and Humanities on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill, the seminars are open to members of the German Studies community throughout the state of North Carolina. Past NCGS seminars have spanned medieval, early modern, and modern history, and have represented a wide range of disciplines from film studies to history, from literary studies to political science. For more information about NCGS events in the past and present, please visit: http://www.unc.edu/ncgs/index.html.

North-Carolina based scholars working on Central European topics in history, literary studies, film studies, political science, and other related fields interested in sharing works in progress with an interdisciplinary audience are encouraged to submit a one-page abstract and a bio or short CV (up to 2-3 pages), including a complete address, to the current NCGS Executive Committee. Seminar presentations should be no more than 45-minutes in length and ideally address a interdisciplinary audience. One theme that we want to explore in 2014 from an interdisciplinary perspective is the the First World War and its legacy.

Abstracts will be considered for both the 2013-14 and 2014-2015 academic year.  They should be sent until December 31, 2012 to Karen Hagemann <hagemann@unc.edu> and William C. Donahue <wcd2@duke.edu>

European Union/Transatlantic Relations PhD Database

The Network of European Union Centers of Excellence in the United States (www.euce.org) 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 (http://euce.org/research/phddatabase.php#content) 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.

CES Funding Opportunities

FLAS Award and Information Session

Orientation: Thursday, December 6, 2012 | 10:30 - 11:30 am | FedEx Global Education Center | Room 2008/2010

Each year, the US Department of Education awards Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) funding to Area Studies Centers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. FLAS funds are awarded in a competitive process open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students to pursue foreign language and area studies for professional purposes. FLAS funds are intended to support high-level second language acquisition among US professionals. UNC Area Studies Centers offer over 30 academic year and more than 22 summer FLAS fellowships each year providing more than $1 million annually in graduate student support. For details, please visit the FLAS website http://areastudies.unc.edu/flas/

Application Deadline: January 31, 2013, for both academic-year and summer awards.

CES Research Awards Competition

For all competitions please send the required documents from a UNC email account to europe@unc.edu. All CES grantees are asked to submit a brief (one page) report on the funded project at the end of the grant period. Proposals are evaluated by the Steering Committee of the Center in early March and decisions announced by mid-March.

Faculty Funding Opportunities
Unless otherwise indicated, the deadline for all faculty awards listed herein is April 1, 2013. For details, visit www.unc.edu/depts/europe/research_funding/fundingfaculty.htm

  • Faculty Curriculum Development Awards
    Faculty awards are available to develop new undergraduate or graduate European courses or to substantially revise existing courses to include significant European content.
  • Faculty Travel Awards
    The Center for European Studies offers a limited number of travel awards to UNC-Chapel Hill faculty to present research on contemporary Europe or EU studies at domestic and international conferences.
  • Faculty and Graduate Student Joint Projects
    One to two awards will be made to teams of graduate students and faculty working on joint projects on European topics leading to publication.

Graduate Student Funding Opportunities
Unless otherwise indicated, the deadline for all grad student awards listed herein is January 31, 2013. For details, visit www.unc.edu/depts/europe/research_funding/fundinggrad.htm

  • European Union Center of Excellence Summer Research Fellowships
    CES will offer two awards to UNC-CH graduate students to conduct pre-dissertation research on the EU or on a comparative European topic (i.e. involving more than one European country) in Europe during summer 2012.
  • Graduate Student Research Travel
    CES offers a limited number of travel awards to UNC-CH graduate students to present research on the EU or on a comparative European topic (i.e. involving more than one European country) at domestic and international conferences.
  • Faculty and Graduate Student Joint Projects
    One to two awards will be made to teams of graduate students and faculty working on joint projects on European topics leading to publication.

Undergraduate Student Funding Opportunities
For details, visit www.unc.edu/depts/europe/research_funding/fundingundergrad.htm

  • Undergraduate Student Research Travel
    CES will offer two travel awards to UNC-CH undergraduate students to present research on the EU or on a comparative European topic (i.e. involving more than one European country) at domestic conferences. The deadline is on-going throughout the academic year while funds are available.
  • European Union Center of Excellence Competition for Undergraduate Travel
    Two awards will be made to UNC undergraduate students for participation in a summer program organized by the European Commission. Students from EU Centers of Excellence across the US will join a four day study tour of EU institutions in Brussels.

Apply to the TransAtlantic Masters Program (TAM)

TAM class 2010TAM 2010 class visits the US State Dept, as part of the program's annual DC trip.

The TransAtlantic Masters Program (TAM) has trained graduate students interested in contemporary Europe and the transatlantic relationship since 1998. Offered by way of partnerships between world-renowned universities in the United States and Europe, TAM is a unique and intensive MA-degree program based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Our nine European partner institutions are located in the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain and the UK. TAM applicants have usually majored in a relevant subject area such as Political Science, History, International Relations, European Studies, or Economics. Successful applicants have often studied abroad and/or interned or worked in an international setting.

TAM students benefit from small classes taught by world-renown experts. Courses begin each August on the UNC campus, focusing on comparative politics of industrial societies, comparative social policy, democratization, the European Union, and multilevel governance. TAM graduates pursue international careers in administration, diplomacy, business, policy-making, consulting, teaching, and research.

For more information, please see http://www.unc.edu/depts/tam. TAM’s partner universities: Sciences Po, Paris; University of Bath, UK; Charles University, Prague; Humboldt and Free Universities, Berlin; University of Siena, Italy; VU University, Amsterdam; University of Bremen, Germany; Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.

Application Deadline: January 8, 2013

Undergraduate and Graduate Workshops/Programs

PhD/Postdoctoral Workshop, University of Amsterdam
"European and Transnational Rulemaking"

July 1 -5, 2013 | University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

This workshop will bring together PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers, and senior scholars, from the fields of political science, law, sociology, and international relations to discuss key analytical issues and empirical research in progress on European and transnational rulemaking. For the purposes of this workshop, ‘rulemaking’ is defined broadly to encompass governance processes leading to the adoption of norms, rules, or standards intended to guide the conduct and behaviour of others, both formal and informal, organized through private or multi-stakeholder as well as public bodies.

The workshop will be organized in two main parts over five days. Each morning, a senior scholar will give a keynote presentation addressing a major issue in the study of European and transnational governance, to be followed by a general discussion. The afternoons will be devoted to presentations of work in progress by PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers, with discussion led by senior scholars.

Proposals are invited from PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers interested in participating in this workshop.  The workshop is open to junior scholars within and beyond the EU.  The organizers will provide accommodation and cover up to €300 of travel costs for accepted participants from outside Amsterdam.  Applicants should send a current CV and a 1-2 page project or paper description to the organizers (j.h.zeitlin@uva.nl; d.m.curtin@uva.nl) by January 15, 2013. Please see flyer for more information.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2013

Spring University Prague 2013
East goes west - West goes east?: Searching for a new European order after 1990

April 14 - 25, 2013 | Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic

The objective of the Spring University Prague 2013 academic program is to provide students with a broad understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural development of Europe after 1990. The course provides an interdisciplinary approach and combines multiple learning methods, such as lectures, workshops, round-table discussions, group-work and student presentations.

Students will not only have the opportunity to explore a range of interesting topics and gain valuable insights into the current challenges and risks to the development of Europe, but will also improve their research and presentation skills. Moreover, the numerous free-time activities will provide a chance to enjoy the wide range of attractions that Prague has to offer.

Price of the program is 780 EUR (approx. 1000 USD) and includes the price of tuition, cultural and social events, reading materials, housing, and two daily meals. Apply on-line at http://spring-university.fsv.cuni.cz. See flyer for further information.

Application Deadline: February 28, 2013

2013 EU Studies Summer Program in Brussels

2012 EU Studies Summer Program in BrusselsThe 2012 class. Photo credit: University of Washington's EUCE.

July 8 - August 9, 2013 | Brussels and Luxembourg

The European Union Centers of Excellence at the University of Washington and University of Wisconsin are pleased to announce the 2013 EU Studies Summer Program in Brussels, hosted and co-organized by the Institute for European Studies at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). This program is supported by grant funds from the European Commission.

This five-week program is an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students pursuing degrees at US and Canadian universities to study the EU up close with leading experts from both sides of the Atlantic; and to gain an understanding of the "real world" of EU institutions through discussions with officials and site visits in Brussels, the political capital of the European Union. The program includes site visits to EU institutions in Brussels and Luxembourg, along with several special group activities and meals.

Program Courses and Credits:
The program includes two courses: "Current EU Policy Debates", taught by Dr. Nils Ringe (Political Science Professor, University of Wisconsin at Madison), and "EU Institutions: Views from inside the Brussels Complex" taught by Dr. Peter Hobbing (former Principal Administrator, European Commission). In addition, students will participate in a European Union simulation. The two courses are 5 quarter credits each and the EU simulation is 2 credits. Students will be awarded 12 UW quarter credits upon successful completion of the program.

Costs and Financial Aid:
The program fee for 2013 is $2,950. The program fee includes instructional costs, the Benelux tour-rail pass, program trips & events. The program fee does not include airfare, meals, textbooks, personal expenses or the fees charged by IPE: $300 for UW students or $500 for non-UW students.

A limited number of grants from the EU Center of Excellence are available on a competitive basis to students on this program. UW students are additionally eligible to apply for the quarterly International Programs & Exchanges (IPE) scholarship. Non-UW students may also qualify for funding from their home institution.

Additional information, as well as the application procedures and deadlines, can be found on the program's website: http://jsis.washington.edu/euc/brussels/. For questions, email Mark Di Virgilio at euc@uw.edu.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2013

Prague Summer Schools 2013

Prague Summer Schools are seven-day academic programs designed to bring together undergraduate and graduate students of various nationalities and academic backgrounds to enjoy a part of their summer in unique educational and cultural environment. All Prague Summer Schools will take place in a beautiful part of central Prague, the Czech Republic. For 2013, the following summer schools will be offered:

29 June – 6 July 2013
European Politics: Interests versus culture
The Future of Europe: Lobbying in Brussels
Crime, Law and Psychology
China: A World Super Power – Myth or Reality?

6-13 July, 2013
Development Cooperation: Breaking the Chains of Poverty
Education: The Future of Schools
Globalization: The End of Consumption as We Know It

We invite you to visit www.praguesummerschools.org to discover the details about the upcoming programs. The website will direct you to the individual page of each summer school containing information on its academics, faculty, schedule, logistics, alumni feedback, and application process. For questions, please email info@praguesummerschools.org

Early Bird Application Deadline: 30 April 2013
Final Application Deadline: 15 May 2013

Fellowships and Internships

Internships at the F.A.Z. - Institut in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Bilingual Services Department

Located in one of the most important financial centers of the world, the F.A.Z.-Institut is a key information and service partner for businesses and organizations. Their services include magazines and newsletters, corporate publishing, journalistic translations and events in German and English. The F.A.Z.-Institut is looking for UNC students graduating from the German department with excellent German and English skills and a strong interest in business, economics and finance.

Interns will work for 12 months in the English business communication department, editing and proofing articles and translations, contributing to various publications, and completing their own journalistic translations. The salary is EUR 1,200 and housing is provided.

For further information and applications, please contact Prof. Jonathan M. Hess and see flyer.

2013 EUSA Haas Fund Fellowship Competition

The 2011-2013 EUSA Executive Committee is pleased to announce the 2013 EUSA Haas Fund Fellowship Competition, an annual fellowship for graduate student EU-related dissertation research. The Committee will offer at least one unrestricted fellowship of $1,500 to support the dissertation research of any graduate student pursuing an EU-related dissertation topic in the academic year 2012-2013.
 
Please note the following stipulations for applicants, who must: 1) be pursuing the doctoral degree (PhD) at an accredited institution in any country; 2) be writing a dissertation in English; 3) have an EU-related, doctoral dissertation topic approved by the professor who will supervise it; and, 4) be able to demonstrate clearly the relevance to EU studies of the dissertation topic.
 
Applicants for this Fellowship should submit: (1) A one-page letter of application that specifies how the fellowship would be used; (2) A CV; (3) A two-page (500 words) précis of the dissertation research project that also explains its relevance to EU studies; and, (4) Ask for two letters of support to be sent directly to EUSA. These letters should be from professors serving on the student’s dissertation committee, and one should be the chair.
 
Please send applications to eusa@pitt.edu and use the heading “2013 E.B. Haas Fund Fellowship competition.” The firm deadline for applications to be received in the EUSA office is January 4, 2013. The successful applicant will be notified by February 22, 2011 at the latest, and will receive the grant soon thereafter. The fellowship will be paid in one lump sum by check and in US dollars only.

Application Deadline: January 4, 2013

Resources for K-12 Educators

American Turkish Society Curriculum Development Grants

The American Turkish Society, based in New York City, provides teaching grants to U.S. educators (K12) interested in teaching about Turkey. Since the program’s launch in 2010, 16 teaching projects were funded with grants varying between $1,000-$2,000. The funding allows US students to learn about Turkish culture and history and appreciate different cultures and experiences. Thus far, students attending schools in New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, California, South Dakota, Washington, and Minnesota had a chance to experience Turkey within the classroom.

Founded in 1949, The Society is America’s oldest not-for-profit organization seeking to enhance economic, political, and cultural ties between Turkey and the United States. The Society achieves its mission by bringing together leaders in government, including Prime Ministers, Ministers of State and Ambassadors, as well as business leaders, journalists, and scholars covering a spectrum of fields. In addition, it sponsors international education programs and cultural initiatives.

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Doga Kayalar-Polat at (212)-583-7614 or at d.kayalar@americanturkishsociety.org.

Spring 2013 Application Deadline: December 28, 2012

Video Resources for the Classroom

The EU has recently put out two short videos that address the current state of the economy and politics of this groundbreaking organization. The first video, created by the European Commission, addresses the economic crisis in the Eurozone and the solutions crafted by EU institutions to help member states. The second video, commissioned by the European Council, was made in light of the EU winning the Nobel Peace Prize, and explains why the EU is worthy of this distinction. Both videos play nicely on the theme of European solidarity. Please feel free to use these videos in your classroom and to share them with other educators.

Video: "Emerging Stronger from the Crisis: the European vision"

Video: "Europe, from war to peace"

 

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