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10th Anniversary of the FedEx Global Education Center

We are thrilled to have been part of the 10th anniversary of the FedEx Global Education Center with UNC Global. They created a fantastic video: https://vimeo.com/245912266. In honor of the FedEx Global Education Center’s 10-year anniversary, this film highlights two values important to the centers, institutes, and offices within the Center operate: Nelson Mandela’s humanitarian ideals and the importance of languages in international education. Are of our students are featured in [...]

The Future of Infrastructure Investment: A discussion on how to increase infrastructure investment in the United States

Blog post by Laura Slater, TAM alum The Honorable David Price, Congressman for North Carolina’s Fourth District, gave the opening remarks at the conference, remarking, ironically on the fact that his 40 minute commute from Durham to Chapel Hill proved the need for such a conversation. He spoke of North Carolina’s infrastructure and the fact that the state-sponsored AMTRAK service between Charlotte and Raleigh is one of the best. He [...]

European Horizons @ UNC: Opinion on Catalonia Referendum

The content of this post is the opinion of the student author and can in no way be taken to represent the views of the Center for European Studies or the European Union. As Catalonian citizens went to the polls on Sunday, they were met by innumerable Spanish national police in riot gear with clubs and guns loaded with stress ball sized rubber bullets. Voters were forcefully removed from polling places; people [...]

Call for Applications: Jean Monnet EU Visiting Scholar Position

Now Accepting Applications: Jean Monnet EU Visiting Scholar UNC-Chapel Hill | Spring 2018 + Email Katie Shanahan Lindner to Apply + The Jean Monnet Center at the UNC Center for European Studies is pleased to announce a call for applications for a Jean Monnet EU Visiting Scholar. The Visiting Scholar will spend approximately 6 weeks at UNC during the 2018 spring semester (January-April). The scholar will be responsible for teaching a section [...]

Meet Mariano Torcal, Jean Monnet Visiting Scholar/Spring 2017

Mariano Torcal, JMCE Visiting Scholar Join us in welcoming Dr. Mariano Torcal, our Jean Monnet Visiting Scholar for Spring 2017! Dr. Torcal has served as a Full Professor of Political Science at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra since 2006. He received a Ph.D. from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (1995) and a Ph.D. from the Ohio State University (2001). We asked him the following questions about his research and plans for his time [...]

UNC History’s Mary Walters on Albania and Genocide

Mary Elizabeth Walters, a Ph.D. candidate in military history at UNC, stresses the importance of challenging genocidal rhetoric and recognizing it as the first step towards violence. Walters explores the inevitable path connecting genocidal rhetoric and genocidal violence in her recently published Op-Ed, “Words matter: the slippery slope to the unthinkable.” She cites several historical instances in which genocidal rhetoric was ignored or disregarded as “just words,” but developed into [...]

Public Debt Workshop

Authors Alexis Metzger and Kylee Vaughn are first years majoring in Contemporary European Studies, and have assured admission into the TransAtlantic Masters (TAM) Program through Excel in Europe @ Carolina. They attended "The Politics of EU Debt Management in the EU and Beyond" on November 10, 2016, to learn more about how the EU and other governments manage sovereign debt. The workshop was organized by Dr. Layna Mosley, Professor of Political Science, with the [...]

Dr. Karen Hagemann wins 2016 Hans Rosenberg Book Prize

UNC-CH History's own Professor Karen Hagemann received the 2016 Hans Rosenberg Book Prize for Revisiting Prussia’s Wars Against Napoleon: History, Culture and Memory (Cambridge University Press, 2015). According to the announcement from the Central European History Society, "Revisiting Prussia’s Wars is a sweeping history of the Anti-Napoleonic Wars and their aftermath in 19th-century German memory. Skillfully combining political, military, cultural, and gender history, the book contributes to a new understanding of the [...]