March 20, 2013

In this newsletter:

Upcoming Events

Conferences and Calls for Papers
Summer Schools
PhD Scholarships
Calls for Applications
Upcoming Events for K-12 Educators
Global Music Show

Join us for these exciting Europe-related events

"History of Military, War and Society" Seminar Series 
War during the Military Revolution: Cultural History and the Longue Durée 

Kristen Neuschel

Friday, March 22, 2013 | 4 - 6 pm | Duke University, East Campus, Carr Building, Boyd Seminar Room

The notion of an early modern military revolution has undergone significant revision in recent years. Nevertheless, many scholars agree that conditions and circumstances of warfare, if not wholly new in the sixteenth century, were novel enough by themselves to produce new strains in the body politic, strains that became acute when overlayed with religious and constitutional crisis, such as in France. Neuschel argues, in contrast, that certain aspects of warfare and politics in the sixteenth century can best be understood as part of much longer term and more gradual changes in the culture of violence and in warrior identity, datable in their origins to ca. 1300 and even earlier.

Kristen B. Neuschel is Associate Professor of History at Duke University and currently serves as Director of the Thompson Writing Program. She is the author of Word of Honor: Interpreting Noble Culture in Sixteenth Century France (1989) and with Thomas F. X. Noble et al, Western Civilization: Beyond Boundaries, 6th edition (2010). Her current project is Living by the Sword: The Changing Culture of War, 1400-1600.

For more information see the website: A pre-circulated paper is available one week in advance at This seminar is co-sponsored by the Triangle Institute for Security Studies.

The North Carolina German Studies Seminar & Workshop Series
Volatile Masculinities in German and American Pop Literatures

Sunday, March 24, 2013 | 5 - 7 pm | UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Hyde Hall, Incubator Room

Molly Knight is Visiting Assistant Professor of German at Wake Forest University. From the 1960s to the present day, one viewpoint has occupied the center of the Pop movement and controlled Pop texts' portrayals of cultural upheaval and disillusionment: the disturbed and damaged young man who ultimately enacts violence on himself or others in the process of self-discovery. This presentation will examine the "angry young man" as protagonist in German and American Pop fiction of the 1990s, in particular the early works of Swiss author Christian Kracht and American author Bret Easton Ellis. While both Kracht and Ellis are typically associated with Pop's emphasis on surface and superficiality, this lecture argues that in fact this surface is constructed as a means of containing a chaotic and potentially destructive emotional force, which becomes a pervasive metaphor for contemporary masculinity, and thus the Pop novels in question systematically reinforce a pessimistic notion of what it means to be a man - and indeed, a human being - in the late 20th century.

For more information see:

Sponsored by Carolina Seminars; the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies; the Duke and UNC Centers for European Studies; the UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities; and the Duke and UNC Departments of Germanic Languages and Literatures and History.

"The U.S. in World Affairs: The Cold War & Beyond” Lecture Series
The Epistemology of Empire: Asian Wars, Information Regimes, and the Future of US Global Power

Alfred McCoyMonday, March 25, 2013 | 5 pm | UNC-Chapel Hill, Hamilton Hall, Rm 569

Prof. Alfred McCoy (University of Wisconsin-Madison) is the J.R.W. Smail Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Over the past forty years, his writing about Southeast Asia has focused on two topics--the political history of the modern Philippines and the politics of opium in the Golden Triangle.

“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. Prof. McCoy's lecture is co-organized with the Carolina Asia Center.

Previous talks in this lecture series, as well as talks given as part of the Ambassadors Forum, are now available online at For program information, see also For any inquiries, please contact Prof. Klaus Larres at

Public Lecture
The Body Politics of Childbirth: Czechoslovakia and the United States from 1948 to the Present

Muriel BlaveTuesday, March 26, 2013 | 12:30 pm | UNC Chapel Hill, Hamilton Hall, Rm 468

Dr. Muriel Blaive is director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for European History and Public Spheres in Vienna, Austria. Previously she had been Assistant Professor in the History of Communism at Charles University, Prague. She received her PhD in History and Civilizations from École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris.

Dr. Blaive has written extensively on memories of the Holocaust, the Beneš decrees, and the Communist experience in Czechoslovakia more generally, and is a founding member of Dějiny-Teorie-Kritika, one the Czech Republic's leading journals of history.  Her talk will draw from her work within the international research network, “Physical Violence in Late State Socialism.”

The event is part of the Czech Speaker Series and is sponsored by the Center for European Studies, the Center for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, and the History Department.

Public Lecture
Promoting Cycling and Walking for Sustainable and Healthy Cities: Lessons from Europe and North America

John PucherTuesday, March 26, 2013 | 4pm | UNC Chapel Hill, Genomics Building, Rm G-200

John Pucher is a professor in the School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University in New Jersey. For over three decades, he has examined differences in travel behavior, and transport systems and policies in Europe, Canada, the US, and Australia. During his presentation, Prof Pucher will discuss the programs and policies needed to make cycling and walking safe and convenient; the means by which Dutch, Danish, and German cities get virtually everyone on bikes for a wide range of purposes; and what North Carolina communities can do to increase walking and cycling.

Pucher has published three books and over 100 peer-reviewed articles in academic and professional journals. His latest book, City Cycling for MIT Press, provides an international overview of cycling trends and policies:

The lecture is presented by the UNC Institute for the Environment and is free and open to the public.

Duke-UNC "Gender, War and Culture" Series
Music in the U.S. during World War II

Annegret FauserFriday, April 5, 2013 | 4 - 6 pm | UNC Chapel Hill, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Hyde Hall,  Incubator Room

Traditionally gendered feminine in Western culture, music plays a particularly complex role in times of war, ranging from the practical to the ideological. Not only was music weaponized for use in war theaters and propaganda, but it also served as an agent in the construction of the so-called home-front. Drawing on both popular and classical music, Fauser examines the intertwined destinies of music and gender in the United States during World War II.

Annegret Fauser is Professor of Music and Adjunct Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her research engages with music in France and the U.S. in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She is author of Der Orchestergesang in Frankreich zwischen 1870 und 1920 (1994), Musical Encounters at the 1889 Paris World's Fair (2005), and Sounds of War: Music in the United States during World War II (2013).

For more information see: or contact Karen Hagemann.
Co-conveners: Duke and UNC History Departments, UNC Department of Music ,UNC Department of Women's and Gender Studies, UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities and Triangle Institute for Security Studies

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

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | 4 pm | UNC-Chapel Hill, Hamilton Hall, Rm 569

Prof. Dianne Kirby (University of Ulster, UK) writes on the Church of England and the early Cold War period, the religious dimensions of Anglo-American relations, the role of the Vatican in the Cold War, and religion and US foreign policy.

“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.

Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) Pedagogy Workshop

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

This teaching workshop provides a forum for sharing ideas, practical advice, and instructional resources on LAC. Please contact Tanya Kinsella at if you would like to contribute a short paper or presentation at this workshop.

Grant Gearhart: "Beyond the Standard Discussion Forum: Using Voicethread to Create Dialogue in the LAC Classroom"

Kate Good: "Creating an Inclusive Classroom: How to Engage and Challenge Students in a Multi-Level Setting"

Peter Gengler: "Walking Through Time: Integrating Google Maps Into the Classroom Experience"

The North Carolina German Studies Seminar Series
German Enemy Aliens in the Land of the Sky: World War I German Internment Camp in Hot Springs, North Carolina

Sunday, April 14, 2013 | 4 - 7 pm | UNC Chapel Hill, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Hyde Hall

Little is known about the existence of the German prisoner-of-war stockade in the mountain community of Hot Springs, North Carolina during World War I. The collective memory has nearly faded from view. This event illuminates the history of Hot Springs as a prisoner-of-war camp, traces the prisoner's year-long ordeal behind the stockades of North Carolina's only World War I enemy-alien prison and reflects its memory.

Terry Roberts4 - 5 pm: Terry Roberts reads from his new novel A Short Time to Stay Here

Terry Roberts was born in Asheville and raised near Weaverville, North Carolina. Terry Roberts' ancestors have lived and farmed in Madison County since the 1700s. The Director of the National Paideia Center, Roberts is a graduate of UNC-Asheville, Duke University, and UNC- Chapel Hill. The author of a number of books on education and literature, this is his first novel.



Kevin Kennedy5:15 - 7:15 pm: Kevin Kennedy shows his documentary "German Enemy Aliens in the Land of the Sky"

Kevin Kennedy is professor of German at Appalachian State University. He has presented and published on a wide variety of topics from Goethe to aspects of German Postcolonialism, and has produced six documentaries on German Diaspora. Currently, he is working on a documentary about the Amish of North Carolina, paying particular attention to the Amish community of Union Grove, established in 1985.

Refreshments will be served during the break after the reading.

For more information see:

Sponsored by Carolina Seminars; the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies; the Center for the Study of the American South at UNC-Chapel Hill; the Duke and UNC Centers for European Studies; the UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities, and the Duke and UNC Departments of Germanic Languages and Literatures and History.

Conferences and Calls for Papers

Annual AATSEEL of the Carolinas Conference

Saturday, April 13, 2013 | UNC Chapel Hill

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures welcomes submissions for the annual American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) of the Carolinas conference on Saturday, April 13, 2013. Interested participants are welcome to submit papers on topics relating to the field of Slavic literature, language, history, and culture. The call is open to all levels: graduate, undergraduate, and faculty. Presentations should be no more than 20 minutes in length. Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted as attachments to or by March 27. All presenters will be notified of abstract acceptance on April 1, 2013. Registration fee is $ 10, and it has to be paid in cash on the day of the conference. The fee covers coffee-break and lunch.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 27, 2013

2013 Western US Graduate Research Workshop on the European Union

May 24-25, 2013 | University of Washington, Seattle

The European Union Center of Excellence at the University of California, Berkeley; the Colorado European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Colorado Boulder; and the European Union Center of Excellence of Seattle at the University of Washington are pleased to announce and solicit applications for the fifth Western United States Graduate Research Workshop on the European Union.

The workshop advances two direct aims: to provide a forum for US-based graduate students at the dissertation level to present research focused on the EU to an audience of knowledgeable, supportive, yet critical faculty and peers; and to provide methodological instruction to students in a way that is relevant to European Union-related work. Professors James Caporaso (University of Washington), Joseph Jupille (University of Colorado) and Cliff Carrubba (Emory University) will be responsible for organizing and conducting the workshop, which will be organized around and informed by the research problems and opportunities presented by the EU and European integration.

Doctoral students with approved dissertation topics focusing on the EU in any academic field and enrolled at institutions in the US may apply to attend the workshop. Applicants should submit a 5-page research proposal and curriculum vitae, to be sent by email to Applicants should note the current stage of their research and the name of their dissertation/thesis adviser. Questions can be emailed directly to the Phil Shekleton at

Graduate students selected to participate in the 2013 workshop will be expected to give a formal presentation of their research proposal and participate in all planned workshop activities. The sponsors will cover the costs of a round trip economy airfare from participants’ home cities to  Seattle, along with two nights’ hotel stay and most meals. This workshop is made possible by the generous funding of the European Union Delegation to the United States through the EU Centers of Excellence program.

Please address inquiries to the EU Center of Excellence at the University of Washington, Seattle (, tel. 206-616-2415).

Application Deadline: April 12, 2013

Summer Schools

ECPR Standing Group Summer School on Interest Groups
Interest Groups and Agenda Setting in Multilevel Systems of Governance

July 3 - 10 | Barcelona, Spain

The 4th ECPR Summer School on interest group politics offers a mix of courses on interest groups and agenda setting in multilevel governance systems. The goal is to provide graduate students firm knowledge about how interest organizations mobilize to foster policy change in a tremendously complex and multilayered political environment. Students are furthermore trained in methodological approaches necessary for the analysis of framing and mobilization strategies.

Students will be in contact with internationally renowned scholars that will not only offer high-quality lectures, but also provide specific advice about individual PhD projects as students have the opportunity to present a research paper during the summer school. The best paper will receive a special award.

Registration is open from 22nd February until 31st May on a first come first serve basis. Further information can be found here.

ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques

City view of Ljubljana, SloveniaPhoto: Bostjan Burger

July 25 - August 10, 2013 | University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

The ECPR School in Methods and Techniques has become a major event for methodological training, catering for the diverse needs of researchers and advanced students in political science and neighbouring disciplines. Besides the intensive courses (5 refresher courses, 7 two-week courses and 24 one-week courses), the ECPR Summer School offers a great social programme in the stunning City of Ljubljana and the opportunity to network with fellow researchers from around the World. Registration for the Summer School in Methods and Techniques is now open. Please click here to log into myECPR and register. Click here to decide your course combinations prior to registration. 

Early Bird Fee: For ECPR Members, a discount of €100 applies to all two-week courses; €50 applies to all one-week courses.  Payment must be received by ECPR by midnight on 19 March 2013. This discount does not apply to the software training courses. Click here for more information on fees. Funding is open from 3 March to 6 June 2013. Further information will be made available on the ECPR's website in due course.

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: or contact

Application Deadline: April 1, 2013

Institute for European Studies Summer School on European Policy-Making

July 1 - 13, 2013 | Brussels and Vienna

The Institute for European Studies (IES) is organising its 10th inter-university Summer School on European Policy-Making. The programme, organised together with the University of Vienna and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, comprises of one week in Brussels and one week in Vienna. The Institute for European Studies (IES), a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), is ideally located near to the European Institutions and during the summer school, combines lectures with study visits to the Institutions and simulation games. The programme usually attracts students and young professionals who wish to broaden their knowledge of the European institutions, European law and the European decision-making process in general.

The Summer School has received official accreditation from the VUB and corresponds to 5 credits(equivalent to 5-ECTS credits). Students may receive a further 20 credits if they combine the summer school with internet-based  EU-modules on Law and Policy, translating into a postgraduate certificate of 25 credits (equivalent to 25-ECTS credits).

For more information please see: Should you have any further questions, please contact Jacintha Liem at or on +32 (0) 26148002.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2013

Prague Summer Schools 2013

Prague city view

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 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

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

PhD Scholarships

PhD Scholarships in European Union Politics at the University of Limerick

The Department of Politics and Public Administration of the University of Limerick is inviting applications for a PhD scholarship in the area of European Union Politics. Applications are especially welcome from candidates who wish to study aspects of the European Parliament or the Council of Ministers in their role as law-making institutions. Skills in research methods or a willingness to acquire them would be an advantage. The scholarship covers tuition fees (at EU rates) and provides a maintenance grant of €7000 per year for up to four years, subject to academic performance. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the tutorial teaching of the department.

Applications should include (a) a research proposal (5 pages maximum); (b) copies of academic transcripts; (c) a CV or resume (3 pages maximum); and (d) one academic reference. Applications should be sent to with the subject line ‘EU Politics PhD Scholarship’. Letters of recommendations should be emailed directly by the academic referee. For further information, please contact .

Application Deadline: May 1, 2013

PhD Position in "Public Policy/Regulatory Governance" at University of Zurich/University of Lausanne

The NCCR Democracy is an interdisciplinary research program on the challenges to democracy in the 21st century. In the framework of the NCCR project "The Democratic Accountability of Transnational Private Governance" the program is seeking a new PhD student. The project investigates the emergence of private governance as a major change in the modes of regulation that have taken place in the last decades. The program's core research questions are to what extent and how do soft rules produced by private entities become de facto binding.

Applicants should be interested in public policy, regulatory governance, and have had some methodological training. They need to be motivated to do empirical research and work in a team. Candidates should hold a MA/MSc degree in political science or in a related social science discipline, and be fluent in English and German/French. Position starts October 1, 2013. Work location is at the University of Zurich.

Please submit a one page letter outlining your motivation and research interests, as well as a CV, a writing sample (e.g., a published article, a chapter from your MA/MSc thesis, a seminar paper), copies of all academic degrees, and the names of at least two references. Please send your electronic application to: To read the full position description, please visit here.

Application Deadline: June 1, 2013

PhD Position in "Populism and National Political Cultures" at University of St. Gallen

The National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) project "Populism and national political cultures" is inviting applications for a Ph.D. position. Starting date is October 2013 or by mutual agreement. The project investigates the long-term cultural roots of populism and the relationship between national political cultures and the development of populism in Europe. It is under the direction of Prof. Daniele Caramani at the University of St. Gallen.

Candidates must have expertise in comparative politics, electoral research and political communication, and have had methodological training. They must have completed an MA degree in political science. Candidates need to be fluent in English as well as in German and Italian. The appointment is limited to four years. The work location is at the University of St. Gallen.

Please send your electronic application (cover letter, CV, list of publications, copies of academic degrees, and names of at least two persons for reference) to To read the full position description, please visit here.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2013

Calls for Applications

Assistant Professor in Economic Sociology and Social Theory at Copenhagen Business School

The main duties are research activities in relation to the European Research Council project ‘Institutional Transformation in European Political Economy (ITEPE)’ led by Associate Professor Poul F. Kjær. The ITEPE project is concerned with how, why and with what consequences European political economy institutions underwent consecutive transformations from the 1850s till today, as particularly apparent in the shift from corporatism, over neo-corporatism, to governance. For a detailed description of the research agenda advanced by ITEPE the web-site here.

The applicants must demonstrate high teaching qualifications and an ability to teach in a variety of CBS degree programs and executive courses. The assistant professorship is a non-tenured position for a 4-year period with research and teaching obligation. Applicant must hold a PhD and be proficient in English. To read the full position description, please visit here.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2013

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 Interested candidates should e-mail their CV and the contact details of two referees to Sarah Christian (

Application Deadline: March 31, 2013

Fall 2013 LAC Instructor Position

Graduate student instructors are needed to lead these Fall 2013 LAC sections:

ENST 201: Introduction to Environment and Society - MWF 11:00-11:50AM
Spanish recitation - Mo 5:00-5:50PM (tentative)

GLBL 210: Global Issues (ANTH / GEOG / HIST / POLI 210) - MW 10:00-10:50AM
French recitation -Fr 10:00-10:50AM

GLBL 210: Global Issues (ANTH / GEOG / HIST / POLI 210) - MW 10:00-10:50AM
Spanish recitation -Fr 10:00-10:50AM

HIST 159: 20th-Century Europe (EURO 159) - MW 2:00-2:50PM
German recitation - Fr 2:00-2:50PM

Application Deadline: Friday, April 12, 2013

For more information and application instructions, visit

2013 Summer Research Scholar program at EUCE Pittsburgh

The EUCE at the University of Pittsburgh is proud to announce the opening of applications for their 2013 Summer Research Scholars Program.  In cooperation with the University Library System, the center is again providing grants to enable researchers to explore the European Union Delegation Collection housed at the University of Pittsburgh. The grants will support 1-4 week research trips this summer.

Applicants to the program should be pursuing a research project on any aspect of European integration or the EU. Proposals should emphasize how the time in residence at the University of Pittsburgh will advance their research project.

For more information, please see flyer. Questions about the scholars program can be directed to Allyson Delnore at

Application Deadline: April 15, 2013

France Faculty Fellows Program

IAU College in Aix-en-Provence, France is pleased to announce its Faculty Fellows Program, designed for visiting professors on sabbatical leave from their home institutions for the 2013/14 academic year.  Collaborative teaching opportunities between home institution and IAU College are also possible. 

The Fellow can choose to participate in the IAU College program of their choice for a semester or the full academic year (fall and spring semesters), promote intellectual and cultural exchange through a series of public lectures in their field of expertise, conduct smaller seminars and discussions with students and faculty and develop their own research.  They will have full access to all IAU resources including library, classrooms, WIFI and an affordable Resident Fellow apartment in Aix.  Stipends and housing subsidies are available to qualified faculty from IAU partner institutions.

Interested U.S. faculty may find additional information, including the IAU Resident Fellows Application, at  Applications for the fall 2013 semester should be submitted by June 15, 2013 with the Resident Fellow announced by June 30, 2013. Applications for the spring 2014 semester should be submitted by October 15, 2013.

Any questions can be directed to Professor Alan Roberts, Director of IAU College’s Marchutz School of Fine Arts and Chair of the Resident Fellows selection committee, at

Application Deadline: June 15, 2013

Apply for a Master in EU Studies Online

The European Online Academy grants professionals the opportunity to deepen and expand their knowledge of the EU integration process, while pursing their careers, through a combination of e-learning and intensive face-to-face learning sessions (mainly during weekends in Berlin, Brussels, Istanbul, Rome and Budapest). 

The Master in EU Studies Online, a two year programme, offers the perfect blend of theoretical and practical knowledge of the EU. Participants will gain a working knowledge of recent developments in the European integration process. They will also gain the skills to negotiate within an international context, to draft reports, to plan and manage international projects, and to present their ideas in a transnational legal dimension.

Application Deadline: September 5, 2013. A limited number of scholarships are awarded to eligible candidates to cover part of their tuition.

For further information, visit or see flyer. Email Aline Palige ( with questions.

Upcoming Events for K-12 Educators

Guilford County Schools 2nd Global Education Conference

Saturday, March 23, 2013 | 8 am - 1:15 pm | Jamestown Middle School, 301 Haynes Road, Jamestown, NC 27282

All Guilford County Schools (GCS) educators are invited to participate in the GCS Global Education Conference, aiming at exploring resources and best practices to apply global themes in the daily planning as well as within the school culture. As an initiative to support the Strategic Plan goals of enhancing cultural awareness and global competitiveness and providing culturally rich curricula and learning resources, the Conference will provide tools for all educators to successfully lead students to become globally competitive for work and postsecondary education and prepared for life in the 21st Century. The concurrent sessions of the conference will specifically address the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards as well as 21st Century Themes.

For more information about the conference, including the schedule, the keynote address, and the concurrent sessions, please visit the GCS conference webpage.

Orange County Schools' Cultural Explosion

Thursday, April 18, 2013 | 5:30 - 7:30 pm | Stanford Middle School, Hillsborough, NC

For the past two years World Language teachers from Orange County Schools have hosted Cultural Explosions in the district. Cultural Explosion is a celebration to promote interest and raise awareness of world languages and cultures. The theme for this 3rd annual event is Global Sounds: Words and Music from Around the World, and will feature a wide range of cultural performances, community organizations, cultural booths, and delicious foods.

There are a number of ways teachers and students can participate in the event: Students may elect to participate in a scavenger hunt; Teachers and students may sponsor booths about the culture of their choice; High school students may elect to be guest lecturers during the week to present on a culture of their choosing or can serve as volunteers.

For more information, contact Dr. Lujan ( with any questions.

Global Music Show

Alassane FallWednesday, March 27, 2013 | 9 - 10 pm | 89.3 FM | Listen online at

The 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 African Studies Center.

The focus of the show will be Senegalo-Malian music of West Africa. The guest will be Alassane Fall, UNC lecturer in African and Afro-American Studies. 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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