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Why Europe/Where is Europe heading to?

 Dr. Claudia Matthes, Director of Studies, International MA Programs, Humboldt University, Berlin, is our first Jean Monnet Center of Excellence EU Visiting Scholar in residence. View more details on Dr. Matthes' role at UNC and her contact information on the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence Visiting Scholar page. Why Europe/Where is Europe heading to? During my stay at UNC as a visiting scholar in March and April this year [...]

The Eurofile Extended | July 27

The following is a web version of our CES Newsletter, the Eurofile, that we emailed to our listserv on July 27, 2016. If you would like to receive the next newsletter straight to your inbox, please click on the link below. Subscribe to the Eurofile newsletter The Eurofile Extended | July 27 Did you attend a CES event this past academic year? Please take our 2-minute survey and [...]

What I Learned as a Global Scholar in Finland

Elizabeth Crawford, Assistant Professor and Elementary Education Graduate Program Coordinator, at the Watson College of Education at UNC-Wilmington, won a Global Scholar Curriculum Development grant from UNC’s Center for European Studies to travel to Finland in May and to infuse newly acquired materials and European content into her courses. This grant was funded by the US Department of Education. What I Learned as a Global Scholar in Finland [...]

Can European Islam be Algerian, Moroccan, and Turkish?

By Caitlin Geiger On November 20, I attended a lecture given by Jonathan Laurence on the subject of European Islam. The lecture hall was half-full with people who wanted to know more about the subject and why some radicals felt the need to commit terrorist acts, the horrific attacks in Paris that occurred a week earlier giving the space an air of urgency and confusion. To start, Laurence went through [...]

Teaching the EU Toolkits – Coming Spring 2016

I am very excited to share the outreach program that I have begun working on during my final semester at UNC! As a Global Studies and Contemporary European Studies double major, attending this university has afforded me the opportunity not only to learn about the European Union but also to be taught by professors who have worked for and with the EU. The UNC Center for European Studies, a Jean Monnet [...]

Learning through Languages: A High School Research Symposium

The 2015 Learning through Languages Program: A High School Research Symposium The Learning through Languages Research Symposium is a unique way for your students to conduct and present preliminary research their language of study. Eligible students include Spanish, French, or German students, including heritage speakers, at Level III or higher. Student participants will: Create teams of 2-3 students Choose either a “Contemporary Latin America” or “Contemporary Europe” research track [...]

  • Hyde Hall

Three-day conference to explore the European economic and political crisis

Sept 18-20 | University Room, Hyde Hall, UNC-CH “A Global Perspective on the European Crisis” is a Chapel Hill conference organized into two keynote speeches, five panels, and a concluding round-table discussion. The first keynote presentation will consider Europe’s problems in the light of collective action theory. The second will discuss whether Europe is becoming an economically and politically destabilizing factor. Scholars will speak to a range of issues, always with an eye on positioning discussion [...]

  • Sydney Conrad

How FLAS fellowships enhanced my dissertation

By Sydney Conrad Sydney Conrad of Charlotte, a PhD candidate in Italian Studies in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at UNC, was assisted by three FLAS fellowships awarded by the Center for European Studies. Reflecting on my FLAS experience, there is only one way to describe it: extraordinary! I received the FLAS summer fellowship in 2011 and 2012 followed by the academic year fellowship in 2012. I learned [...]