May 7, 2014

CES News

Congratulations to our UNC students awarded funding by CES

The Center for European Studies offers an array of funding opportunities for undergraduate,  graduate, and professional school students. 2014 award recipients demonstrated a commitment to expanding their study of the EU or contemporary European topics. Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships funded by the US Department of Education are awaiting approval. EUCE research fellowships and travel grants are made possible through funds provided by the European Union. Awardees are required to properly acknowledge support as indicated in the award letter. We are delighted to list the 2014 awardees below and look forward to bringing you their stories of how the grants are aiding their academic careers.

Katherine Aha Political ScienceEUCE Graduate Summer Research Fellowship
Claire ArcherTAMSummer 2014 FLAS Fellowship
Nathaniel ArringtonPolitical ScienceEUCE Undergraduate Research Travel Grant
Jeffrey BrownTAMSummer 2014 FLAS Fellowship
Olivia BrownGlobal Studies2014-15 Academic Year FLAS Fellowship
Mark CarterSchool of EducationRuth Mitchell-Pitts START Fellowship
Svet DerderyanPolitical ScienceEUCE Graduate Research Travel Grant
Natalia DeynekaSchool of Law2014-15 Academic Year FLAS Fellowship
Lily EmamianTAMSummer 2014 FLAS Fellowship
Ginny LewisSchool of Social Work2014-15 Academic Year FLAS Fellowship
Caroline NilsenHistorySummer 2014 FLAS Fellowship
Ryan RosenbergPolitical ScienceEUCE Undergraduate Research Travel Grant
Didem TurkogluSociologyEUCE Graduate Summer Research Fellowship

Tropical beach scene on a sunny day in Oahu, HawaiiNewsletter summer schedule

As things slow down for the summer, The Eurofile will be published once-a-month 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.

Did you miss the TransAtlantic Masters Alumni Panel? Find out what TAM grads are up to in our series of interviews

The TransAtlantic Masters presented the Spring Alumni Panel and Networking Event March 28. If you missed the panel but still would like to know what kind of careers TAM grads have, check out this series of three short audio interviews: UNCEurope on SoundCloud. Interested in TAM? The application deadline has been extended. Learn more.

 The Chapel Hill community to celebrate EUROPE DAY at Smith Middle School

May 8, 2014 | 4:00-7:30 pm | Smith Middle School, 9201 Seawell School Rd, Chapel Hill, NC

May is an important month for remembrance, celebration and appreciation for visionaries who have made our world peaceful and more secure. As a school community Smith Middle School will celebrate Europe Day, which commemorates the Schuman Declaration on May 9, 1950, thereby creating the foundations of the European Union. On May 8th, in appreciation for their service in France and Belgium, we will honor two visiting World War II veterans who fought so bravely to bring war to an end in May 69 years ago. We are deeply grateful to the visionaries of the EU who created the “Getting to Know Europe” grant which has impacted hundreds of students and teachers by awarding Smith Middle School the grant four times since 2007. Our Europe Day celebration has been largely funded through this grant.

We will celebrate by enjoying  European food booths such as Parlez-vous crepe, croque-monsieurs from Provence, mediterranean treats and good ol' Italian pizza as well as EU birthday cake. We will hold up signs exclaiming "UNITED IN DIVERSITY" in 23 languages during our Walk for Unity, followed by European presentations (academic and cultural)  in the auditorium. Come early to watch middle school teams battle for the Euro-Mania jeopardy championship in the auditorium.

Visit Smith's Europe Day website for more information. Contact: Robin McMahon.

CES-Sponsored Events and Speaker Series

With things winding down for the end of the school year, there are no upcoming events.  Look out for events coming this Fall, and have a great summer! In the meantime, check out our new Teaching Module, and relive your favorite events on our YouTube channel. Please remember to comment and share too!

CES Teaching Resource Highlights


Subscribe to the CES video channel on YouTube to be notified of new videos

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!


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Ethnic Conflict in Yugoslavia: A new teaching website from the Center for European Studies

'The violent breakup of Yugoslavia in the wake of the fall of communism in Europe shocked the world with its destruction and sheer human suffering. This module provides a very brief overview of the various conflicts in the Balkans and focuses on the role of ethnic identity in motivating violence.
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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

Other International Events and Resources

Fulbright Specialist Program

Next application deadline: July 1, 2014

The FSP awards grants to US faculty and professionals approved to join the Specialist Roster in select disciplines to engage in short-term collaborative projects at eligible institutions in over 140 countries worldwide. Shorter grant lengths give Specialists greater flexibility to pursue projects that work best with their current academic or professional commitments. International travel costs and a per-day grant payment are funded by the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating host institutions cover grantee in-country costs.

For more information, see the Fulbright website.