March 25, 2014

CES News

CES presents the new EURO-TAM Dual BA-MA

Blue_Eiffel_Tower European_UnionA unique new 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. More details to come soon on the CES website, or contact Tanya Kinsella, EURO curriculum advisor, at 919-962-1602, or Sarah Hutchison, TAM Associate Director, at 919-962-4507.

External opportunities listings (calls for papers, research funding, fellowships, jobs, etc.) have moved to separate page

CES receives opportunities for students and early career academics/professionals from world-class institutions around the country and around the globe on a daily basis. In order to best serve our students, we've dedicated a new page on our website where the university community and general public can search through the many opportunities to present research, apply for funding or jobs, or deepen their knowledge on Europe. CES will occasionally highlight these opportunities in The Eurofile. Check out all the opportunities currently available by clicking External Funding, Research, and Job Opportunities.

 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

LACGraduate 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.

LAC Best Practices Teaching Workshop

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | FedEx Global Education Center, 4th floor, UNC-CH

This teaching workshop provides a forum for sharing ideas, practical advice, and instructional resources on LAC. Please contact Tanya Kinsella at if you would like to contribute a short paper or presentation at this workshop.

CES-Sponsored Events and Speaker Series

The U.S. in World Affairs: The Cold War and Beyond with Prof. John Bew of Kings College London/Library of Congress

>>> CANCELED <<<     March 25, 2014 | 4:00 pm | Hamilton Hall, Room 569, UNC-CH

Prof. John Bew of Kings College London will be speaking on Realpolitik: A New History. Metered parking is available at Morehead Planetarium.

Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering on "The US and the EU: Dealing with Syria and Iran and How to Deal with Russia and Ukraine"

Ambassador Thomas Pickering

March 27, 2014 | 5:30 pm | FedEx Global Education Center's Mandela Auditorium, UNC-CH

Former US ambassador to Russia, India, the UN, Jordan, Israel, El Salvador, and Nigeria, Thomas R. Pickering will be speaking on the US and the EU's relationship with Syria, Iran, Russia, and the crisis in Ukraine. Please join us for this exciting installment of the Ambassadors Forum. All are welcome.

Interested in TAM? Learn more about TAM alumni careers and network with current students and grads at the Alumni Panel

March 28, 2014 | 4:00 pm | FedEx Global Education Center, 4th floor, UNC-CH

This year's TAM alumni panel will focus on the career trajectories of TransAtlantic Masters Program alumni. Six graduates will share their stories of TAM and their professional paths since completing the program. A question and answer session will follow the individual presentations. A reception will follow the Q and A session.

Please email Sarah Hutchison ( if you plan to attend this event.

"From Harlem to Hamburg and Back: Intersections of German and African-American Culture," a symposium presented by the North Carolina German Seminar Series

Friday, March 28, 2014 | Duke University

Join us for a one-day symposium considering the surprising intersections between German and African American cultures during the 20th century. Our program of esteemed speakers includes:


  • Keynote: Werner Sollors of Harvard University; topic: “‘Are you occupied territory?’ Black G.I.s in Fiction of the American Occupation of Germany after World War II” (at 4:30 pm)
  • Michelle Wright of Northwestern University; topic: “Off the Beaten Path: Theorizing Blackness outside the Middle Passage Epistemology” (at 12 noon)
  • Michelle Eley of NC State University; topic: “Bringing New Perspectives of the Black Diaspora to the Classroom” (at 3:30 pm)
  • In addition, we will be screening the German film Gottes Zweite Garnitur (at 1:30). English subtitles have been prepared by Michelle Eley.

For details and a full schedule, please visit our website

The Story of Cities: Global and Local Perspectives on the Quest for Thriving and Sustainable Communities

April 2-3, 2014 | Varsity Theatre and FedEx Global Education Center at UNC Chapel Hill

Join this year's global sustainability symposium to examine the factors that create healthy and innovative communities where people and businesses thrive across the globe. Participants will learn from the examples of Dubai, Mumbai, Shanghai, The Hague, and Durham.

Key Features

  • Thought leaders and experts share their insights
  • Discussion of innovative models from around the world
  • Keynote and panel discussion
  • Networking with practitioners, scholars, students, and community members

For more information and to register:

Graduate Research Workshop on the European Union

Applications due: April 2, 2014 | CU-Boulder

Acceptances will be notified by April 9, 2014. See the external funding page for more detailed information.

CES Teaching Resource Highlights

European Union Center of Excellence K-12 Brussels Program


One or two awards will be made to K-12 teachers for participation in a summer 2014 program organized by the UNC EU Center of Excellence. Teachers from EU Centers of Excellence across the country will join a four-day study tour of EU institutions in Brussels. Each award will include funds for travel and accommodation. Participants have the option of staying longer in Brussels or elsewhere in Europe but are expected to cover their own expenses. Priority will be given to students having declared a major in Contemporary European Studies (EURO). Priority will be given to teachers enrolling a team in the 2014 Euro Challenge competition. Priority may also extend to teachers attending UNC EU Center teacher workshops.

Click here for last year's itinerary or to apply.



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The channel is the home to original resources for students and the greater public too. You will find lectures from our Fall Friday series and by our esteemed visiting scholars and interviews with thought leaders. Enjoy our growing library of topics on contemporary Europe. Help us grow our family of subscribers!


Teachers, couldn't make it to the North Carolina Council for the Social Studies Conference? Find our presentation and updated digital resources below

CES International Education Program Coordinator Alexandra Holmgren presents teaching resources on contemporary Europe and the European Union at the NCCSS Conference in Greensboro, NC (February 2014)

  • A Teacher's Hands-on Guide to the European Union: PPT | PDF
  • Teaching Contemporary Europe with Digital Resources: DOC | PDF


Watch video

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: April 14, 2014

Other International Events and Resources

Pivo Night at Mellow Mushroom

April 4, 2014 | 5:30pm | Mellow Mushroom Chapel Hill

Please join us for our first Pivo night of the Spring semester. There are many changes this semester! We are excited to welcome Bob Jenkins back as the center’s director. Jacqueline Olich will join us and give us a much desired chance to congratulate her on her new position! Also, Zumrat Salmorbekova will also be joining us in her new position as Interim Associate Director and FLAS coordinator.  We hope extend a big welcome to her with your help.

 Literature and Cultures of the Maghreb with Kebir Ammi

Tuesday, March 25, 2014, |  4:30 pm | Dey Hall, Toy Lounge, UNC-CH

Kebir Ammi will give a lecture in English on the literature and cultures from the Maghreb, the Northwest region of Africa. Kebir Ammi is a Moroccan writer, lived in France for more than thirty years, has authored many books, and teaches English. Free. Please contact Dominique Fisher at for more information.

Making the World Safe for Democracy? Diversity in the First World War

Diversity in WWI

Saturday, March 29 | 9:00 am | High Point University Conference Center Ballroom

When the United States entered World War I, President Woodrow Wilson explained that Americans were fighting to "make the world safe for democracy." This one-day workshop brings together three of the nation's leading experts, Profs. Richard Fogarty, Jennifer Keene, and Michael Neiburg, to examine the ways that Wilson's promise did and did not ring true. This event is open to the public, no tickets required.

UNC Summer School offering Spanish Immersion

Struggling to meet your foreign language requirement? Want to immerse yourself in a language? Summer School is offering Spanish Immersion for SPAN 101 and SPAN 102 in the first session (May 13-June 17). Visit or for more details.