April 22, 2013

In this newsletter:

Public Lecture on Law-Making in Europe
LAC Courses for Fall 2013
Summer Schools
PhD Scholarships
Calls for Applications
Events for K-12 Educators

Global Music Show

Public Lecture with Sylvain Brouard
The Europeanization of Law-Making in Europe

Sylvain BrouardMonday, April 29, 2013 | 12 - 1:30 pm | UNC-Chapel Hill, FedEx Global Education Center, DeBerry Boardroom 3009

Sylvain Brouard is a professor of political science at the Sciences-Po Bordeaux, where he currently co-directs the French Agendas Project. He also leads the research program "The players of bicameralism in France," funded by the Aquitaine region. His research and teaching focus on comparative politics, political institutions and agenda studies. His publications include The French Fifth Republic at Fifty and Les Français contre l’Europe ? (The French Against Europe?)


Register for the Fall 2013 LAC Courses

The following Languages Across the Curriculum discussion sections will be offered during the Fall 2013 semester:

BUSI 499 sec 014:  Business Topics in Latin America (tentative)
Spanish seminar

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

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

To enroll, email lac@unc.edu at your assigned registration time.

Summer Schools

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

Barcelona skyline

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.

IPSA-NUS Methods Summer School

July 8 - 19, 2013 | National University of Singapore

The 2nd annual IPSA-NUS Summer School for Social Science Research Methods will be held at the National University of Singapore, July 8-19, 2013. This year's Summer School offers eleven courses in quantitative, qualitative, and formal methods. All courses are taught by highly experienced international faculty and provide participants with rigorous training in state-of-the-art research methods.

For more information on the various Summer School courses, financial aid, early registration discounts, and more, please visit the website (http://methods-school.nus.edu.sg/) or contact us at methods-school@nus.edu.sg.

ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques

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. 

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.

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

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 frank.haege@ul.ie with the subject line ‘EU Politics PhD Scholarship’. Letters of recommendations should be emailed directly by the academic referee. For further information, please contact frank.haege@ul.ie .

Application Deadline: May 1, 2013

PhD Researcher in Public Policy, Interest Groups, and Regulatory Politics at the University of Antwerp

The Antwerp Center for Institutions and Multilevel Politics (ACIM) is offering a four-year position for writing a PhD on how non-state stakeholders (firms and civil society) affect transatlantic regulatory coordination. Candidates should have 1) a Master degree in political science, economics, or other relevant social science discipline; 2) an interest in conducting inter-disciplinary research combining political economy and political science; 3) strong methodological knowledge situated in the filed of quantitative data analyses; and 4) excellent knowledge of English and a desire to learn Dutch.

The PhD researcher will is expected to write a PhD and to publish scientific articles, to disseminate scientific output on scientific conferences and to the broader public, and to organize a research seminar. Date of commencement is October 1, 2013. A monthly scholarship allowance is provided.

Please apply online until 30 May 2013 and add your degrees, results, a short note on how you would conduct research in this field (two pages) and a letter of motivation. Selected candidates are invited for an interview.

For questions regarding the completion of the form, contact Ellen Huijer (tel 0032 3 265 31 45; ellen.huijer@ua.ac.be) or Robin Wynants (tel 0032 3 265 31 41; Robin.Wynants@ua.ac.be). For information about the PhD and the research environment, contact prof. Jan Beyers (jan.beyers@ua.ac.be).

Application Deadline: May 30, 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: maggetti@ipz.uzh.ch. 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 daniele.caramani@unisg.ch. To read the full position description, please visit here.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2013

Calls for Applications

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 www.iaufrance.org/Programs/ResidentFellows.  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 Alan.Roberts@iaufrance.org.

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 www.eu-online-academy.org or see flyer. Email Aline Palige (aline.palige@cife.eu) with questions.

Events for K-12 Educators

8th International Conference on Language Teacher Education (LTE)

May 30 - June 1, 2013 | The George Washington University, Washington, DC

Designed for practitioners and researchers involved in the preparation and ongoing professional development of language teachers, LTE 2013 will address the education of teachers of all languages, at all instructional and institutional levels, and in many national and international contexts in which this takes place, including: English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) instruction; foreign/modern/world language teaching; bilingual education; immersion education; indigenous and minority language education; and the teaching of less commonly taught languages.

The conference aims to bring together teacher educators from these contexts to discuss and share research, theory, and best practices and to initiate and sustain a meaningful professional dialogue across languages, levels, and settings.

Registration & Information for LTE 2013 can be found at: http://www.cvent.com/d/9fMaGNExV0i3Gm7pj2FJyw/77y0/P1?

Global Music Show

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 | 9 - 10 pm | 89.3 FM | Listen online at http://wxyc.org

Word Map of the term "Chanson FrancaiseThe 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 Center for European Studies.

This months show will explore "The (Re)Invention of the "Chanson française" and will be hosted by Mercédès Baillargeon, PhD Candidate in French and Francophone Studies at UNC. The "Chanson française" has been a hallmark of French culture since the beginning of the 20th century. This tradition of singer-songwriters place a particular focus on the use of the French language -- its poetry, its lyricism, and its imagery. This month's show will propose a broad overview of how this genre has evolved from early precursors like the 19th century "poètes maudits," to its mass-market breakthrough in the postwar period, to today's global influences. 

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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