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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 a brief [...]

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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 [...]

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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 of [...]

Vacancy Announcement: CES Executive Director

The Center for European Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for the position of Center Executive Director, employment beginning on October 15, 2014. The Center is composed of a Title VI National Resource Center, a European Union Center of Excellence, and the TransAtlantic Masters program. The Executive Director is the chief administrative officer for these programs and is responsible for writing Center grants and administering [...]

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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 Portuguese in [...]

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Tony Carter named first recipient of the Ruth Mitchell-Pitts START Fellowship

The Center for European Studies announced the first winner of a fellowship for students that honors the work of the Center's former executive director. The School of Education graduate student will use the funding from the award to travel to France with his former middle-school pupils for a service learning project on World War II.

Mark "Tony" Carter, a social studies teacher at Smith Middle School in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools [...]

TAM Graduation 2014

TAM celebrated its 16th graduation on May 10th, 2014. Six members of the class of 2014 returned to take part in the UNC-CH campus festivities. Congratulations graduates! We are proud of your accomplishments.