November 8, 2013

CES News

Want to study about and in Europe? Find out more about the EURO major and the TransAtlantic Masters program

Thursday, November 14, 2013 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm | UNC-Chapel Hill Student Union, Rm. 2518A

TAM classroom 2013

Come and learn about the EURO major and TransAtlantic Masters program at UNC.  Both programs have new initiatives involving combined degrees and new overseas partner sites.

The TransAtlantic Masters program (TAM) trains graduate students pursuing international careers in administration, diplomacy, business, policy-making, consulting, teaching, and research. Offered by way of partnerships between world-renowned universities in the United States and Europe, TAM is a unique and intensive degree program. TAM students pursue graduate study on both sides of the Atlantic while earning a master’s degree.

The EURO major is designed for undergraduates interested in deepening their understanding of the politics, economics, society, and culture of present-day Europe. Students wishing to specialize in modern Europe within a particular discipline (such as Political Science, Economics, or History) are especially encouraged to pursue EURO as a second major.  In response to student and faculty feedback, the EURO requirements have been revised and streamlined, effective in fall 2014. There is also a combined EURO-TAM five-year program on the horizon. Drop by the information session to find out more!

Interested in Learning a Foreign Language? Apply for FLAS!

Interested in studying a foreign language? Consider applying for a FLAS (Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship). These fellowships fund the study of Less Commonly Taught Languages and area studies coursework. It provides academic year and summer fellowships to assist graduate students and advanced undergraduates in foreign language and area studies. Interested candidates are advised to attend one of the following information sessions.

  • Tuesday, November 12, 11:00am-12:00pm, Room 3009 in the Global Education Center
  • Wednesday, November 13, 3:00-4:00pm, Room 3009 in the Global Education Center
  • Tuesday, November 19, 12:00-1:00pm, Room 4082, School of Law
  • Thursday, December 5, 11:00am-12:00pm, Room 3009 in the Global Education Center

For specific information about opportunities provided through the Center for European Studies, please consult the Funding Opportunities section of the CES website on contact the CES FLAS Coordinator.

Spring 2014 LAC Courses

The following LAC course options will be offered during the spring semester. For course times and information on the types of different LAC options and the recommended minimum proficiency level, visit the LAC for Undergraduates page. To enroll, email the LAC Coordinator.

  • Arabic combined discussion section open to students in AAAD 101, ARAB 443, HNRS 355, PWAD 670, and RELI/ASIA 181
  • German supplementary discussion for GERM 257: Society and Culture of Postwar Germany (HIST 257, POLI 257, SOCI 257)
  • Swahili combined discussion section open to students in AAAD 101, ANTH 319, and PUBH 420
  • Spanish recitation for ENST 201: Introduction to Environment and Society
  • Spanish recitation for HIST 143: Latin America Since Independence
  • Spanish seminar: BUSI 490 sec 014: Megaprojects in Latin America

2013 CES Fall Speaker Series

Each Friday in the fall, the Center for European Studies is pleased to bring you the Friday Lecture Series, which features scholars working on European politics and practitioners of EU policy. This fall’s series focuses on three themes: contestation in Europe, addressing topics such as  immigration, the radical right, public opinion, and European elections; issues of European security and defense; and European social policy in times of austerity.

Join us for our upcoming November events:


Lecture by Prof. Markus Kaim from the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)/German Institute for International and Security Affairs: ”The Reluctant Hegemon? German Foreign Policy After the Elections”

Monday, November 18, 2013 | 2:00 - 3:30 pm (please note the day and time differ from the norm) | UNC-Chapel Hill, FedEx Global Education Center 4003

Dr. Markus Kaim is an Adjunct Professor for the Department for Political Science at the University of Zurich and a Guest Instructor at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin. Dr Kaim is an expert in German defense and security policy, the transatlantic security relationship, NATO, the UN, and conflict resolution. His current research examines the political parameters of multinational military operations and “Elements of a Foreign Policy Strategy for Germany,” a project with the German Marshall Fund.

Roundtable Discussion with Dusan Jovanovic, OSCE, and Prof. Jelena Subotic, Georgia State University: “War Crimes and Transitional Justice in the Former Yugoslavia”

Friday, November 22, 2013 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm | UNC-Chapel Hill, FedEx Global Education Center 4003

Join us for a special roundtable discussion on international justice in the former Yugoslavia.

Dusan Jovanovic is a National Project Officer at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Mission to Serbia. Formerly a project coordinator at the Humanitarian Law Center and a legal intern at the War Crime Prosecutor’s Office in Serbia and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, Mr. Jovanovic is a legal expert on war crimes and justice in the Balkans. He is a graduate of the University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Law.


Jelena Subotic (Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007) is Associate Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Prof. Subotic works on international relations theory, human rights, transitional justice, identity politics, and the Balkans. She is the author of Hijacked Justice: Dealing with the Past in the Balkans (Cornell University Press, 2009). Her articles have been published  in International Studies Quarterly, European Journal of International Relations, Journal of Peace Research, East European Politics and Societies, European Journal of Cultural Studies, International Journal of Transitional Justice, among others. She is also the recipient of the Peace Scholar Fellowship from the United States Institute of Peace, Fellowship in Southeast European Studies from the American Council of Learned Societies, and Advanced Research Fellowship from the American Councils for International Education.


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