April 2, 2014

CES News


CES presents the new EURO-TAM Dual BA-MA

A unique program that enables advanced undergraduate students to complete both a bachelor's degree in Contemporary European Studies and, upon application and admission, the research track of the TransAtlantic Masters Program in reduced time. The combination of EURO-TAM prepares graduates for international careers in a variety of fields including diplomacy, business, policy-making, public service, teaching, and research. Find more details here on the CES website with a sample course plan, or contact Tanya Kinsella, EURO curriculum advisor, at 919-962-1602, or Sarah Hutchison, TAM Associate Director, at 919-962-4507.

External opportunities listings (calls for papers, research funding, fellowships, jobs, etc.) have moved to separate page

CES receives opportunities for students and early career academics/professionals from world-class institutions around the country and around the globe on a daily basis. In order to best serve our students, we've dedicated a new page on our website where the university community and general public can search through the many opportunities to present research, apply for funding or jobs, or deepen their knowledge on Europe. CES will occasionally highlight these opportunities in The Eurofile. Check out all the opportunities currently available by clicking External Funding, Research, and Job Opportunities.

 Faculty Curriculum Development Awards

CES promotes innovative course development on contemporary Europe. Faculty awards are available to develop new undergraduate or graduate European courses or to substantially revise existing courses to include significant European content. Courses developed under this program should be offered during the academic year following the summer of the award. After this first offering, the courses should be regularly scheduled in departmental course offerings. CES will make one to two awards to faculty in the professional schools to develop a new course or a module in an existing course focusing on an EU-related topic or on three or more EU member states. New courses must have at least 75% European content. Modules may include special readings and research assignments integrated into the main course or special sections of a course focused on Europe. Awards will be in the amount of $4000 for new courses and $2000 for modules.

Preference will be given to proposals that meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Courses in the professional schools
  • Courses with high enrollments
  • Courses available and of interest to undergraduate students majoring in Contemporary European Studies (EURO) and/or graduate students in the TransAtlantic Masters Program
  • Special consideration will be given to those projects that prioritize equity, inclusion, and opening access among researchers, partner institutions, and stakeholders.

The deadline for all curriculum development awards has been extended to April 30, 2014. To apply please submit the following materials to

  • Cover letter describing the course’s relevance to contemporary European studies or EU studies and where the course will fit into your departmental offerings (include any pre-requisites) and in the new General Education undergraduate curriculum
  • Proposed course syllabus
  • Letter from your chair approving the project and agreeing to offer the course during the next academic year and on a continuing basis
  • Curriculum vita

Extended application deadline: April 30, 2014

Graduate student opportunity: Sign up for upcoming LAC Workshops in preparation for fall teaching positions

Graduate students and faculty are invited to attend two LAC workshop during spring 2014. Participation in all least one workshop is strongly recommended for graduate students who wish to apply for upcoming LAC instructional positions. Email to register.

LACIntroduction to LAC Training Workshop

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 / 2:00pm – 5:00pm
FedEx Global Education Center, room 3009

This workshop is strongly recommended for graduate students who wish to apply for
upcoming LAC instructional positions. Participants will:

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

Space is limited; email to attend.

LAC Best Practices Teaching Workshop

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | FedEx Global Education Center 3009

Sarah Apffel: Extending the Discussion Beyond the Classroom: Using VoiceThread in LAC
Carlos Abreu Mendoza: Not Just Another Line in Your CV: LAC and the Job Interview

This teaching workshop provides a forum for sharing ideas, practical advice, and instructional resources on LAC. Email if you wish to attend.

Did you miss the TransAtlantic Masters Alumni Panel? Find out what TAM grads are up to with our series of interviews

The TransAtlantic Masters presented the Spring Alumni Panel and Networking Event last Friday. If you missed the panel but still would like to know what kind of careers TAM grads have, check out this series of three short audio interviews: UNCEurope on SoundCloud. Interested in TAM? The application deadline has been extended. Learn more.

US Global Leadership Coalition

America's Global Leadership: Impact on North Carolina

April 24, 2014 | Charlotte, NC | Hilton Charlotte City Center

America’s global leadership strengthens our national security and bolsters North Carolina’s economy. Join us for a luncheon discussion, with Senator Richard Burr, on the benefit our investment in the world brings to our community and local businesses. Registration is free and open to the public, click here to register.

CES-Sponsored Events and Speaker Series

The Holocaust as History: A Symposium in Honor of Christopher Browning

May 2, 2014 | Events from 12:15-7:00 pm | University Room, Hyde Hall, UNC-CH

Sponsored by the UNC Department of History, UNC Center for Jewish Studies, North Carolina German Studies Seminar Series, UNC Center for European Studies and the UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities, this symposium in honor of Prof. Christopher Browning will include a luncheon lecture from Thomas Pegelow Kaplan (Davidson) on "The Universalization of the Holocaust as a Moral Standard" (12:15), workshop on Aspects of the Holocaust (2:00 pm), and Public Lecture and Reception (5:00-7:00 pm) on Current Challenges in Holocaust Research.

Wirkungsgeschichte or Ideologiekritik: The Gadamer-Habermas Debate Fifty Years On

April 27, 2014 | 5:00-7:00 pm | UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Hyde Hall, UNC-CH

Featuring Thomas Pfau (Duke University)

The publication of Hans-Georg Gadamer's Wahrheit und Methode in 1960 gave rise to the most rigorous and significant intellectual debate in Germany since the 1929 Heidegger-Cassirer disputation in Davos. In tracing the boundaries separating hermeneutic and social-science models of inquiry, the Gadamer-Habermas debate touched on major problems confronting humanistic knowledge today no less than half a century ago. What legitimates such knowledge? What are the underlying commitments and responsibilities of humanistic inquiry? What, if any, are the limits to method-based cognition within the humanities? In raising such "big-picture" questions, the Gadamer-Habermas debate also offers a salutary corrective to the hyper-specialized and detached professionalism characterizing much work in the humanities and social sciences as it is performed in the United States today.

THOMAS PFAU is the Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of English at Duke University. His main research interests are in 18th and 19th century literature, philosophy, and theology. His most recent book, Minding the Modern: Human Agency, Intellectual Traditions, and Responsible Knowledge, was published by the University of Notre Dame Press in 2013.

The Story of Cities: Global and Local Perspectives on the Quest for Thriving and Sustainable Communities

April 2-3, 2014 | Varsity Theatre and FedEx Global Education Center at UNC-Chapel Hill

Join this year's global sustainability symposium to examine the factors that create healthy and innovative communities where people and businesses thrive across the globe. Participants will learn from the examples of Dubai, Mumbai, Shanghai, The Hague, and Durham.

Key Features

  • Thought leaders and experts share their insights
  • Discussion of innovative models from around the world
  • Keynote and panel discussion
  • Networking with practitioners, scholars, students, and community members

For more information and to register:

Graduate Research Workshop on the European Union

Applications due: April 2, 2014 | CU-Boulder

Acceptances will be notified by April 9, 2014. See the external funding page for more detailed information.

CES Teaching Resource Highlights

European Union Center of Excellence K-12 Brussels Program


One or two awards will be made to K-12 teachers for participation in a summer 2014 program organized by the UNC EU Center of Excellence. Teachers from EU Centers of Excellence across the country will join a four-day study tour of EU institutions in Brussels. Each award will include funds for travel and accommodation. Participants have the option of staying longer in Brussels or elsewhere in Europe but are expected to cover their own expenses. Priority will be given to students having declared a major in Contemporary European Studies (EURO). Priority will be given to teachers enrolling a team in the 2014 Euro Challenge competition. Priority may also extend to teachers attending UNC EU Center teacher workshops.

Click here for last year's itinerary or to apply by April 9.



Subscribe to the CES video channel on YouTube to be notified of new videos

The channel is the home to original resources for students and the greater public too. You will find lectures from our Fall Friday series and by our esteemed visiting scholars and interviews with thought leaders. Enjoy our growing library of topics on contemporary Europe. Help us grow our family of subscribers!


Teachers, couldn't make it to the North Carolina Council for the Social Studies Conference? Find our presentation and updated digital resources below

CES International Education Program Coordinator Alexandra Holmgren presents teaching resources on contemporary Europe and the European Union at the NCCSS Conference in Greensboro, NC (February 2014)

  • A Teacher's Hands-on Guide to the European Union: PPT | PDF
  • Teaching Contemporary Europe with Digital Resources: DOC | PDF


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As the world watches events in Ukraine, view the recent panel discussion at UNC-Chapel Hill.

'Crisis in Ukraine,' March 4, 2014, organized by CSEEES, co-sponsored by CES
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Ukraine panel

 2014 Institute for Curriculum and Campus Internationalization (ICCI) at Indiana University

May 18-21, 2014 | Bloomington, IN

The Center for the Study of Global Change, in the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University Bloomington, is proud to offer its annual Institute for Curriculum and Campus Internationalization (ICCI). This unique institute facilitates the internationalization of your campus or unit, curriculum, and/or individual course, to better prepare students, faculty, and staff to be effective scholars, practitioners, and citizens of the 21st century. This institute is open to all faculty, staff, and administrators of Research I universities and small, liberal arts, minority, and community colleges. Individuals and teams are welcome. Register soon. Space is limited. Details:

Application deadline: April 14, 2014

Other International Events and Resources

Pivo Night at Mellow Mushroom

April 4, 2014 | 5:30 pm | Mellow Mushroom, Chapel Hill

Please join us for our first Pivo night of the Spring semester. There are many changes this semester! We are excited to welcome Bob Jenkins back as the center’s director. Jacqueline Olich will join us and give us a much-desired chance to congratulate her on her new position! Also, Zumrat Salmorbekova will be joining us in her new position as Interim Associate Director and FLAS coordinator. We hope to extend a big welcome to her with your help.

 Michael Beckerman of New York University, “Kde domov můj? Kdy domov můj? (Where Is My Home? When Is My Home?): How the Czech National Anthem Lost Its Ending and What it Means”

April 11, 2014 | 4:15 pm | Person Recital Hall

Michael Beckerman is the Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor of Music at New York University and Distinguished Professor of History at Lancaster University. He has received the Janáček Medal from the Czech Ministry of Culture and is a Laureate of the Czech Music Council. Beckerman is author of New Worlds of Dvořák, (WW Norton), Janáček as Theorist (Pendragon) and Janáček and His World (Princeton).

"Bohemian Music through the Ages"  performed by members of UNC's Music Department

April 11, 2014 | 8:00 pm | Person Recital Hall

The remaining program for the Czech Studies Workshop can be found at the bottom of this announcement. The Workshop will take place on Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12 and is open to the public. The Workshop is sponsored by the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies; the Center for European Studies; the College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary Initiatives Fund; the History Department; the Music Department; UNC Libraries; Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures; the Institute for Arts and Humanities; the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies; and the Czechoslovak Studies Association.

Maxim Averin to offer Master Class and present excerpts from his one-man show


April 15, 2014 | Duke University

Russian actor Maxim Averin will offer a public Master Class at 3:00 p.m. in 209 East Duke, Duke University. Stick around to see him perform excerpts from his one-man show in Russian at 8 p.m.

UNC Summer School offering Spanish Immersion

Struggling to meet your foreign language requirement? Want to immerse yourself in a language? Summer School is offering Spanish Immersion for SPAN 101 and SPAN 102 in the first session (May 13-June 17). Visit or for more details.