July 21, 2014

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Newsletter summer schedule

As things slow down for the summer, The Eurofile will be published monthly through the start of next school year. Biweekly publication will resume in the fall. Have a great summer!


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.

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Metropolis: Cities of Europe Geography Quiz

Test your skills in European geography and trivia with Metropolis: Cities of Europe, developed by the Delegation of the European Union to the United States. The player with the highest score between July 8, 2014, and August 15, 2014, will win a voucher for two round-trip tickets to Brussels, Belgium! Only U.S. residents who are 18 years old and above are eligible for winning the award.
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Cities of Europe Geography Quiz



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'Croatian Transplant,' a CES original video feature story

As analysts and observers review the first 12 months for Croatia inside the European Union, meet a NC man who remembers an 'unspoiled' Yugolsavia, then and now. Jack Olich would be happy to share his Croatian figs with you.
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Croatia video story

Other International Events and Resources

Study Europe in the wider world with Euromasters

A few spots remain for admission in September 2014! The Euromasters Programme encourages interested students from all over the world to apply for admission in September 2014.

Euromasters offers a joint degree from a consortium of eight renowned partner universities in Europe and the US: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany), Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), University of Bath (Great Britain), Sciences Po, Paris (France), Univerzita Karlova v Praze (Czech Republic) , Università degli Studi di Siena (Italy), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Washington-Seattle.

Euromasters prepares graduates for careers in policy formulation and administration, international diplomacy, research, political consultancy and business. The full-time two-year program gives students the unique opportunity to study at up to three partner sites. Please visit or for further information about the MA program, its structure, content and the participating universities as well as the application process. The Berlin program staff is available to answer any questions: or +49 30 2093 5323.

Call for applications: 2014 Atlantic Council Future Leaders Summit

Atlantic Council Future Leaders SummitThe Atlantic Council is now accepting applications for the second round of its 2014 Future Leaders Summit recruitment. Exceptional leaders between 25 and 35 years of age from select NATO member and partner countries are encouraged to apply. We are currently recruiting from the United Kingdom and from countries not already represented in the 2014 Emerging Leaders Working Group. For a full list of eligible countries, please download the linked application document below. The deadline for applications is July 22, 2014. See the Atlantic Council's website for more information.

EURAXESS Science Slam North America 2014

EURAXESS Science Slam North America 2014 is the second edition of a contest giving researchers based in North America the chance to showcase their research projects to their peers and the wider public in a relaxed and joyful atmosphere. It is open to researchers of all nationalities and from all fields of research. Every participant at the final slam to be held in Toronto on October 22, 2014, will present a topic related to their research to an audience of non-experts. The slam will be given in English in a max of 10 minutes and can be supported by video and audio material, PowerPoint slides and any other kind of media available, as well as by scientific equipment. The performances of the participants will be judged by the audience and the jury based on conceptualization, style and originality. The winner will be awarded a free trip to Europe where he or she will attend a science communication workshop along with the winners of the other EURAXESS Science Slams organized in ASEAN, Brazil, China, India and Japan. The winner will also have the opportunity to go to a European research institution of her choice!

For more information, click here. To view video, click here.

CES-Sponsored Events and Speaker Series

Over the summer months, there are no upcoming sponsored public events.  Look out for events coming in Fall 2014, and have a great summer! In the meantime, check out our new teaching module (link below), and relive your favorite events on our YouTube channel. Please remember to comment and share too!