April 16, 2014

CES News


CES presents the new EURO-TAM Dual BA-MA

EURO-TAM is 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.

 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 | 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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.

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 March 28. 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

NC Businesses - Join CES at Export University 101

April 24-25 | Wilmington, NC

CES is co-sponsoring Export University 101 in Wilmington, NC, along with the North Carolina District Export Council, the US Commercial Service, SBA, Cape Fear CC, and others. Our special keynote speaker will be Dr. Tim Flood. Dr. Flood will be presenting "Cross Cultural Considerations when Exporting to Europe." For registration, contact

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) titled"The Universalization of the Holocaust as a Moral Standard" (12:15 pm), workshop "Aspects of the Holocaust" (2:00 pm), and public lecture, "Current Challenges in Holocaust Research," followed by reception (5:00-7:00 pm).

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.

CES Teaching Resource Highlights


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Ethnic Conflict in Yugoslavia: A new teaching website from the Center for European Studies

'The violent breakup of Yugoslavia in the wake of the fall of communism in Europe shocked the world with its destruction and sheer human suffering. This module provides a very brief overview of the various conflicts in the Balkans and focuses on the role of ethnic identity in motivating violence.
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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: May 1, 2014

Other International Events and Resources

“Pale of Dark Ale? Alcohol and Drinking in Early South Asia”

April 16 | 5:30 pm| 305 Caroll Hall, UNC-CH

In this talk Dr. James McHugh will survey the many types of drinks available in early South Asia, as well as the complex culture of drinking. His talk will also focus on the difficulties in approaching this topic, from the politics of alcohol in India to the contested history of distillation.

Adam Michnik: "The Traps of Democracy After Communism"

April 29 | 6:30 pm | 1st Floor Auditorium, Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building, UNC-CH

Adam Michnik, Communist-era dissident, opposition activist, editor-in-chief and co-founder of Poland's largest paper, Gazeta Wyborcza. An author of multiple articles, essays, and books, Michnik has received various awards as an advocate for democracy. 

International Coffee Hour

April 30 | EspressOasis Cafe, FedEx Global Education Center | 10:00 - 11:00 am

Join us for a monthly social hour to bring together international UNC community members and students excited about global engagement. Chat about opportunities and challenges on campus.