January 23, 2013

In this newsletter:

A Focus on the Balkans
CES Events and News
Apply for CES Funding - Graduate Awards Deadline Extended to Feb 15
Conferences and Calls for Papers
Summer Schools
Calls for Applications
Resources for K-12 Educators
More Internationally Focused Events

A Focus on the Balkans

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

Photo still from "In the Land of Blood and Honey"Film still from "In the Land of Blood and Honey"

Join the Duke-UNC "Gender, War and Culture" Series for a two day symposium on remembering the 1990's Balkans Wars. The symposium will kick off January 24 with a screening of Angelina Jolie's" In the Land of Blood and Honey" and will be followed by a roundtable discussion with Adnan Dzuhmur, Robert Jenkins, Dubravka Zarkov, and Karen Hagemann.

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

Dubravka ZarkovThe second day of the symposium will feature public lecture by Dubravka Zarkov, titled "Masculinity, Sexual Violence, and Ethnicity in the 1990's Balkans Wars and Beyond." Dubravka Zarkov is 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).

Public Lecture: Friday, January 25, 2013 | 4 - 7:30 pm | UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Hyde Hall

Please see flyer for a full listing of the symposium activities, or visit the "Gender, War and Culture" Series website: http://gwc.web.unc.edu/.

CO-CONVENERS: UNC-Chapel Hill: College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, Center for European Studies, Center for Global Initiatives, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense, Department of History, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies; Research Triangle Seminar Series on the History of Military, War and Society, Triangle Institute for Security Studies and West Triangle Chapter of the United Nations Association.

Ambassadors Forum
Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Discusses the Balkans

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | 5:30 - 7:30 pm | UNC-Chapel Hill, FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium

Philip Reeker

Philip T. Reeker, deputy assistant secretary for European and Eurasian affairs and former U.S. ambassador to Macedonia, will visit the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. During his visit, he will give a talk on "The Balkans: from War and 'Ethnic Cleansing' to Democratization and Integration into Europe." His remarks will consider the complex history and politics of this volatile region from the Bosnian war in the early 1990s to the promising developments of the present.

A career foreign service officer, Ambassador Reeker assumed his current position on August 8, 2011. He supervises the office of South-Central European Affairs and is responsible for U.S. relations with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. Reeker served as U.S. ambassador to Macedonia from September 2008 until August 2011. In 2003, he received the Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Public Diplomacy and traveled domestically and internationally as the "Spokesman at Large" for the State Department, giving talks and interviews on U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy from 2003 to 2004.

Event Contacts:  Klaus Larres, Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professor, Department of History, larres@email.unc.edu, 919.962.8079. Erica Edwards, executive 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.

CES-Sponsored Events and News

Tournées Film Festival at UNC
Screening of "La Princesse de Montpensier

Movie still from La Princesse de MontpensierFilm still from "La Princesse de Montpensier."

Wednesday, February 6, 2013| 6:30 pm | UNC-Chapel Hill, FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium

Based on the 1622 novel of the same name by Madame de Lafayette, Bertrand Tavernier’s supple, gripping historical epic unfolds during the French Wars of Religion (1562–98), which pitted Catholics against Protestants and ravaged the nation. The film centers on Marie de Mézières, who, though in love with one man, the Duke de Guise, is married off by her politically calculating father to the Prince of Montpensier.The Tournées Festival is a program of FACE (French American Cultural Exchange), in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, which aims to bring contemporary French cinema to American college and university campuses.

Please see flyer for further information about the films. Refreshments will be served before the film screenings.

Presented by the Department of French and Francophone Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill. Support for the Tournées Festival is provided by Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States / Centre National de la Cinématographie et l’Image Animée CampusFrance / Florence Gould Foundation / highbrow entertainment.

UNC’s Global Sustainability Symposium presents “Water and Energy in the Crosshairs”

IcelandIceland's Blue Lagoon Spa, located on a lava field and fed by water output by the nearby geothermal power plant. Iceland is a leader in the renewable energy sector.

This third in a four-part series on global sustainability brings together local and global experts to explore key issues related to water and energy in an inter-disciplinary and community gathering. Beyond education, the symposium aims to present possible solutions with examples of best practices, to stimulate a productive discussion, and to enrich the network of those interested and informed about issues like climate change and water.

Event: Keynote address by Christian Parenti, author of Tropics of Chaos: Climate Change and the Geography of Violence

Thursday, February 7, 2013 | 5 - 8 pm | UNC-Chapel Hill, FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium

Christian ParentiChristian Parenti is a professor of sustainable development at the School for International Training, Graduate Institute, a visiting scholar at the at the CUNY Grad Center, and a contributing editor at The Nation. He is the author of four books, the most recent being Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence (Nation Books, July 2011).

Climate change is unleashing cascades of extreme weather which directly and indirectly fuel unrest and violence across ever-larger parts of the Global South. Drawing on his recently published Tropic of Chaos professor Christian Parenti will show how environmental crisis is already converging with and exacerbating the socially destabilizing legacies of cold war militarism and neoliberal economics. At the same time, many governments and militaries in the Global North are preparing for the political effects of climate disruption, domestically with greater surveillance and police power, and internationally with programs of permanent open-ended counterinsurgency.

Author book-signing and a reception will follow the keynote address. This event is free and open to the public; no registration needed.

Event: Panel presentations, discussion, and closing keynote

Friday, February 8, 2013 | 8 am - 4 pm | Kenan Center, Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC-Chapel Hill

The morning of Friday, February 8th will feature two expert panels. The first will address energy-water supply-side issues, led by speakers with expertise in specific world regions (e.g., Brazil, China, Europe, Africa and the US). During the second panel. business leaders from energy- and water-intensive industries (MillerCoors, Burt's Bees and Trucost) will speak about their companies’ water and energy sustainability efforts. In the afternoon, Michael Mehling and Dale Medearis will give a joint presentation on Germany’s renewable energy policies and their applicability to the US. Closing keynote speaker Ted Howes will explore the most effective behaviors individuals can adopt as a consumers, business leaders, policy makers, students, educators, and politically active citizens.

The symposium is free and open to the public. Please register by January 31.

For more information on the event and on how to register, please visit the Sustainability Symposium website: http://areastudies.unc.edu/sustainability-symposium/. For questions, please email Anna Brigevich at brigevich@unc.edu.

This symposium is a cross-disciplinary collaboration between the Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Center for Sustainable Enterprise and Center for international Business Education and Research and UNC’s Center for European StudiesCenter for Slavic, Eurasian & East European StudiesAfrican Studies Center and Institute for the Environment supported with funding from the U.S. Department of Education and the European Union. 

“The U.S. in World Affairs: The Cold War & Beyond” Lecture Series
Lecture: "The Processes of Thought in George Kennan's Imagining of Russia"

Frank CostigliolaThursday, February 7, 2013 | 4 pm | UNC-Chapel Hill, Hamilton Hall, Rm 569

Prof. Frank Costigliola (University of Connecticut) specializes in US foreign relations and 20th century US history. He is currently editing the diaries of George F. Kennan, who is best known as the "father of containment."

“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.

North Carolina German Studies Seminar & Workshop Series
Workshop: "Creating Participatory Democracy: Green Politics in Germany since 1983"

Green march to protest nuclearpowerPhoto Credit: Spiegel Online. The Green party leadership marches to protest nuclear power in 2010.

In March 1983, the West German Greens became the first new party to enter the Bundestag since the early days of the Federal Republic. This workshop, which will take place on the thirtieth anniversary of the Greens’ March 1983 entrance into the West German parliament, will use that occasion as an opportunity to raise new questions about the democratic visions and achievements of the Greens and their predecessors in the New Social Movements. Specifically, we will ask how Green politics challenged West German democratic praxis and question whether the Greens’ understanding of democracy changed when they entered parliament in 1983.

Thursday, February 28, 2013 | Duke University, The John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies

4:30 pm: Graduate Reading Seminar with Belinda Davis (Rutgers University)

7:00 pm: Keynote address by Andrei S. Markovits (University of Michigan) - "Reflections on the German Left thirty years beyond the Greens' Entrance into the Budestag'

Friday, March 1, 2013 | UNC Chapel Hill, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Hyde Hall

9 am - 4 pm: Panel presentations on "New Social Movements, Public Participation, and the Emergence of Green Politics" and "Out of the Streets and into the Bundestag: Participatory Democracy in Parliament"

4:30 pm: Roundtable on "The Green Challenge: Constructing Participatory Democracy for Post-Industrial Society"

To register for the workshop, please visit http://fs22.formsite.com/av71/greenpoliticsworkshop/ by February 15, 2013. For more information on this event and the NCGS Series, please visit: http://www.unc.edu/ncgs and see program flyer.

The NCGS Series is sponsored by Carolina Seminars; Duke University: Center for European Studies, Department of Germanic Languages & Literature, Department of History; The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Center for European Studies, Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages & Literatures, Department of History, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, The Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies.

Apply for CES Funding

Foreign Language and Area Studies Awards

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 February 15, 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.

Conferences and Calls for Papers

University of Pittsburgh Undergraduate Research Symposium
"Europe: East and West"

Friday, April 12, 2013 | University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Center for Russian and East European Studies (REES), the European Studies Center (ESC), and the International Business Center (IBC) at the University of Pittsburgh are once again sponsoring the Europe: East and West Undergraduate Research Symposium at the University of Pittsburgh. Modeled after traditional academic conferences, students will present their research papers on Western and Eastern Europe, including Russia, at the symposium to discussants and an audience.

If you wrote a Europe or Russia related paper last fall, or plan on writing one for a class you are in now, we encourage you to submit your paper for consideration.

The deadline to submit an application with a 250-300 word abstract is Monday, January 28th. More information and the application can be found at http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/ursymposium/.  If you have questions about the symposium, please contact Gina Peirce at gbpeirce@pitt.edu or (412) 648-2290.

Application Deadline: Monday, January 28, 2013

"Regional Integration and EU - Latin America/Caribbean Relations" Seminar

Friday, March 1, 2013 | University of Miami, European Union Center

The goal of the seminar is to evaluate the current state of the field in the context of the EU-CELAC summit to be held in Santiago, Chile. The seminar is geared towards academics and practitioners from the US and Europe. Requirements for active participation: a paper of a length of 4,000-6,000 words, in draft form, by January 31 (only subject to editing). Final submission of the paper is due by March 5. Papers will be published in Spanish in an edited volume on May 9, 2013 (Europe Day). However, seminar discussion may be in English. For previous models of the seminar, please visit http://www.as.miami.edu/eucenter/publications/books.

For information, please contact Joaquín Roy, jroy@miami.edu/phone or 305-284-3266.

Paper Submission Deadline: January 31, 2013

European Union Studies Association Asia Pacific Conference
"Reassessing the EU-Asia Pacific Relationship In the Context of the EU Crisis"

May 17 - 18, 2013 | Macau

The Euro-zone crisis is a perfect example of how, in an interconnected world, events within one region have effects that are felt throughout the world. Asia Pacific counties are significant exporters and importers to the Eurozone and EU. The stability of the Euro, depressed demand for manufactured goods and credit ratings have direct consequences in Asia Pacific counties.

Is there more continuity or change in the EU-Asia Pacific relationship? How do different groups perceive the EU and any changes in its relationship to the region? The aim of this conference is to investigate these questions from both a European and an Asia Pacific perspective. This conference will be multidisciplinary in focus. Academics and graduate students from a wide range of fields are encouraged to present at this conference, adding to a deeper understanding of the complexities of the EU-Asia Pacific relationship.

To learn more about the conference and the application process, please visit website or email yvonne.grosch@cantebury.ac.nz.

Paper Submission Deadline: February 25, 2013

Summer Schools

European Integration Summer School

June 24 - August 7, 2013 | University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway

The University of Agder (UiA) in Kristiansand calls for applications to its 24th annual European Integration Summer School (EISS). EISS is method-driven and consists of two stand-alone courses at the Masters level: History, Institutions and Policies of European Integration (June 24—July 12) and The European Union in the World (July 17—August 7)Each course carries 10 ECTS.

EISS brings together a unique blend of international and domestic students, faculty and practitioners. The 2013 EISS guest faculty includes, amongst others, Derek Beach (University of Aarhus), Theofanis Exadaktylos (University of Surrey), David Howarth (University of Luxembourg), Claudio Radaelli (University of Exeter and UiA), Christilla Roederer-Rynning (University of Southern Denmark), Frank Schimmelfennig (ETH Zürich) and Michael Shackleton (University of Maastricht). 

Registration is 100 EUR. No tuition fees are charged and student housing is available. For further information, inquiries and registration please consult website (http://www.uia.no/eiss).

Application Deadline: March 1, 2013

Olympia Summer Academy in Conflict and Peace Studies

July 4 - 15, 2013 | International Olympic Academy, Ancient Olympia, Greece

The 2013 Olympia Summer Academy in Conflict and Peace Studies is a unique educational opportunity for graduate students, researchers, and practitioners. The Summer Academy features five cycles of studies on: A) Conflict & Political Violence, B) Terrorism & Counterterrorism, C) Political Risk Analysis D) Religion & Politics, and E) History & Philosophy of IR. The Summer Academy looks forward to bringing together a highly competitive and talented class of promising scholars from around the world, and fostering a world-class scholarly network of cooperation in the unique setting of legendary Olympia.

For all information in regards to the program and the application process, please visit: www.olympiasummeracademy.org or contact olympia@navarinonetwork.org.

Application Deadline: April 1, 2013

Calls for Applications

Pre-doc Researcher at IHS Vienna

The Department of Political Science at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) in Vienna is now inviting applications for a Pre-doctoral Researcher in Political Science. The successful candidate is expected to undertake empirical research in the context of the department’s research program on “The Politics of Representation in Europe,” comprising the pillars of new forms of political mobilisation/participation, electoral research, parliamentary research and theoretical research on the concept of political representation. The focus of the department lies on European politics but we are happy to welcome PhD exposés drawing on further countries for comparative research.

For more details, please consult the IHS homepage at http://www.ihs.ac.at/vienna/IHS-Departments-2/Political-Science-1/New-Postgraduate-Program-2013-2016.htm. Interested candidates should e-mail their CV and the contact details of two referees to Sarah Christian (christian@ihs.ac.at).

Application Deadline: March 31, 2013

German Chancellor Fellowship

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's German Chancellor Fellowship allows you to conduct an independent project at a host institution, in cooperation with a host in Germany you have selected for one year. The project should involve original exploration of a topic or issue, or research in the your respective field of interest. Projects should be of relevance to modern societies, have a long-term and visible impact, and help to advance your career and professional development. Through your experience in Germany, you will acquire greater knowledge of your fields, gain new international experience, and strengthen your intercultural competence - all essential qualities for future professional leaders.

To learn more about the fellowship, eligibility requirements, and how to apply, please visit http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/4074.html or contact info@avh.de.

Resources for K-12 Educators

World View Spring Regional Seminar
"Europe and the European Union"

March 20 - 21, 2013 | The Friday Center for Continuing Education, UNC at Chapel Hill

The World View Regional Seminar changes regional focus each year and reflects the destinations of World View's international study visit. This year, the seminar will focus on Europe and the European Union. Join World View for 1.5 days of plenary lectures and concurrent sessions on the politics, history, and the economies of Europe. UNC-Chapel Hill professors will cover such timely topics as the development of the EU, ethnic conflict in the Balkans, the politics of Muslim immigration, and the European economic crisis, among others. Concurrent sessions will also highlight the teaching resources and strategies available to k-14 educators to integrate this region into their curriculum.

Reserve your seat for the seminar today by completing this form. For more information please call (919)-962-9264 or visit worldview.unc.edu.

Youth Leadership Program in Central Europe, Summer 2013

Teachers, do you know a high school sophomore or junior who is a student leader? If so, please make them aware of this exciting opportunity:

The Youth Leadership Program offers young student leaders in North Carolina an extraordinary opportunity to meet student peers from Central Europe on their summer visit to Raleigh, then to travel to Central Europe for reciprocal exchange!  Students will connect with young leaders from Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Hungary, while learning about new cultures and developing their leadership skills. The Youth Leadership Program for Central Europe is administered by the International Affairs Council (Raleigh/Research Triangle, NC), in collaboration with key partner organizations in DC.

Read the YLPCE flyer, watch the video, and get details and application.

Questions?  Please contact Ellie Gamache, Youth Leadership Program Coordinator, International Affairs Council (Raleigh/Research Triangle, NC) [ylpce2013@iacnc.org; 919-838-9191]. 

More Internationally Focused Events

Screening of John Alpert and Matthew O'Neill's "Turkey's Tigers"

Movie still from "Turkey's Tigers"Film Still from "Turkey's Tigers"

Thursday, January 31, 2013 | 7 pm | Varsity Theater

A surprising look at modern Turkey, and the crossroads of East and West. Whether it’s the high-fashion “Islamic” look you see on the catwalk or the close political ties Turkey has to both the United States and Iran — modern Turkey is not easily classified. Introduction and discussion led by UNC Prof. Banu Gökariksel. Part of the Cinema of the Global Middle East Film Series, Ackland Film Forum.

Sponsors: North Carolina Public Radio WUNC is the Official Media Sponsor of the Ackland Film Forum. Cinema of the Global Middle East Film Series sponsored by ART\Islam, Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, and Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies.

Global Music Show
"Songs of Passion, Devotion, and Revolution"

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 | 9 - 10 pm | 89.3 FM | Listen online at http://wxyc.org

Afroz Taj and John CaldwellThe Global Music Show is a live 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 Asia Center. The theme of the show is "ghazals", a genre of South Asian art-song that is considered to be semi-classical. Afroz Taj and John Caldwell, co-hosts of WKNC's Geet Bazaar, will provide expert commentary.

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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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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