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Spring 2011
January 18-21
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News
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With this edition, we are pleased to resume circulation of the European Union Center’s e-Weekly, which is made possible thanks to the return of Sebnem Ozkan as the Center’s Outreach Coordinator. Sebnem successfully completed her Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin in December. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Ozkan and welcoming her back to Illinois!

We have an exciting semester ahead, with upcoming events such as the annual EU Day, the ongoing EUC lecture series, careers workshops for students, and numerous activities for Illinois high school educators and students. As the semester begins, we are especially pleased to share the news that the EUC was recently awarded a “Getting to Know Europe” grant from the European Commission. This initiative complements our US Department of Education Title VI grant and enhances our capacities to bring you exciting programming and support engagement of faculty, students, and the broader public in European Union studies. Together with the Center for Translation Studies, EUC also recently received a grant from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Public Engagement to develop an Illinois Translation Competition in European languages for high school students. We look forward to implementing the set of programs that will be enabled by these two grants.

Be sure to check e-Weekly regularly for EUC news and information about upcoming events, calls for papers, funding opportunities, and more.

— Matt Rosenstein, Associate Director, European Union Center

 

Upcoming Events

January 26, 2011
European Movie Night: You, the Living

Sweden, 2007
Languages: Swedish with English subtitles
Director: Roy Andersson

Running time: 95 mins.
You, the Living is a film about humankind, its greatness and its baseness, joy and sorrow, its self-confidence and anxiety, its desire to love and be loved. It was selected by Roger Ebert for his 2010 Overlooked Film Festival.

January 28, 2011
Undercover Operations in the United States and Europe: A Comparative Perspective
Jacqueline Ross (Professor of Law, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
Time: 12:00 (noon) - 1:00 pm 
Location: Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana.
Abstract: Undercover operations are a mainstay of American law enforcement but remain highly suspect in Europe, and subject to many more legal risks and constraints. What explains this starling difference in approach-- and how do American and European law enforcement agencies bridge this gap when they work together.
Notes: Free and open to the public. Lunch provided, bring your own beverage. Please RSVP to Kim Rice at kimrice@illinois.edu or (217)265-7515.

February 11, 2011
Deadline for FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowships Applications

Applications for FLAS Fellowships are due by 5:00 pm. Graduate student applications must be submitted by the student's department. Undergraduate students submit their applications directly to the Center to which they are applying.

February 14, 2011
Diplomat in Residence Visit: International Careers with the State Department
Kathy A. Johnson (U.S. Department of State)
Time: 3:00 - 4:30 pm 
Location: Lucy Ellis Lounge: Room 1080, Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews, Urbana
Sponsors: Career Center; international and area studies centers
Abstract: Kathy Johnson has worked almost 25 years in the Foreign Service. She is currently the Diplomat in Residence at the University of Chicago. Prior to joining the Department of State, she taught English as a Foreign Language, History, and Comparative Government. She speaks Spanish, and has a limited knowledge of German, Polish, Farsi, Finnish and Arabic. Ms. Johnson has a BA in History with an emphasis on the Middle East from Aurora College, an MBA from Texas A&M University and an MA in National Security Strategy from the Air War College. Her most recent position was as Foreign Policy Advisor to the Commander of the United States Transportation Command. Her most interesting experiences took place during her tours in Warsaw, Poland and Vienna, Austria before, during and immediately after the fall of the Berlin Wall. During this session, Ms. Johnson will speak about her experiences with the State Department, international internships and careers with the government and information on the Foreign Service Exam.

 

Related
Events

December 3, 2010 – January 21, 2011
Lost Poland: Images from the Border Protection Corps, 1935-1939
Where: Illini Union Art Gallery
The Illini Union Board and the Polish Club present a selection of historical photographs recovered from filmstrips produced by the Polish government in the 1930s.

Announcements  
Scholarships,
Fellowships
& Prizes

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarships
Deadline: January 31, 2011
internXchange - summer program in Berlin for American communications/journalism students.
Undergraduate Scholarship - funding for students to spend 1 or 2 semesters studying, researching or interning in Germany.
RISE and RISE Professional (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) - summer program for US and Canadian science and engineering students.
The Undergraduate and internXchange applications must be sent to the New York office with a January 31 postmark (or earlier)! RISE and RISE Pro applications must be submitted entirely online.


Albert O. Hirschman Prize of the Social Science Research Council

Deadline: February 1, 2011

The prize recognizes Albert Hirschman's pioneering role in contemporary social science and public policy as well as his life-long commitment to international economic development. The Albert O. Hirschman Prize is awarded annually by the Social Science Research Council to scholars who have made outstanding contributions to international, interdisciplinary social science research, theory, and public communication, in the tradition of German-born American economist Albert Hirschman. The Prize carries an award of US $10,000.

2011 ECPR Jean Blondel PhD Prize
Deadline: February 1, 2011
The ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research) seeks nominations for the 2011 ECPR Jean Blondel PhD prize. Each year, the ECPR, in association with ECPR Press, awards the Jean Blondel Prize for the best thesis in politics (including international relations, political theory and public administration).
The thesis must have been examined and been deemed to have passed between 1st September 2009 and 31st August 2010. However, the doctorate need not have been officially conferred during this period.
Each ECPR full member institution can nominate no more than ONE candidate for the prize.

Council for European Studies Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowships
Deadline: February 15, 2011

Designed for students in the early stages of the dissertation process, each fellowship includes a stipend of $4,000, travel support for attending the CES International Conference of Europeanists, and the opportunity to publish in Perspectives on Europe, a semi-annual publication of the Council for European Studies.
More specifically, the Council seeks applicants for the following:
1) Twenty (20) Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowships for graduate students working on general topics in European Studies.  Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
2) One (1) Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship for a graduate student working on a topic within the field of Portuguese Studies and whose research requires travel to Portugal for all or a portion of the research term.  Funded by the Luso-American Development Foundation.

3) One (1) Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship for a graduate student working within the discipline of Anthropology on a topic in European Studies.  Funded by the Society for the Anthropology of Europe.

 

Internships

International Engagement Internship - Spring 2011
Deadline:  January 28, 2011
Internship for UIUC graduate students interested in international communication, diplomatic protocol and formal event planning.  Junior and senior undergraduate students with related majors are also welcome to apply. Unpaid, volunteer, one-semester practicum, 5 hours/week, in the office of International Programs and Studies.

Internships at the Delegation of the European Union to the USA
Deadline for Summer Session: February 15, 2011
The Delegation offers a variety of internship positions at its office in Washington, DC. You can download the internship brochure. The New York Delegation, too, offers internship positions. Please contact the NY Delegation directly for more information on opportunities there. (For information on EU internships in Europe, click here.)
Internships are intended to provide college and university students and recent graduates with the opportunity to acquire considerable knowledge of the European Union, its institutions, activities, laws, and relations with the US. Internship applicants may be of any nationality. Internships at the Washington Delegation are offered exclusively on a volunteer (unpaid) basis. Preference is given to candidates available on a full time basis, i.e., 35-40 hours per week, Monday through Friday.
Internships are offered three times a year in keeping with the "semester calendar" from: September through December (Fall semester); January through May (Spring semester); June through August (Summer session).
Internship Application Deadlines are as follows:
Fall Semester: May 15
Spring Semester: September 15
Summer Session: February 15


Paid Internship at the German Center for Research and Innovation
Proposed start date: February 23, 2011

The German Center for Research and Innovation seeks a media and operations intern for 38.5 hours per week, for a minimum of 4 weeks. The Compensation for this internship is $750 per month.
Job Responsibilities:
The media and operations intern will be responsible for the following research:
• Information pertinent for developing the GCRI’s editorial and event calendar for 2011,
• Content to be used in the GCRI Website,
• Content to be used in the GCRI Newsletter,
• Speaker biographical information for GCRI events,
• Background resources for events (online articles, “recommended reading,” etc.),
• Innovations from Germany, to be featured in the GCRI’s “Innovation of the Month” category online and in the GCRI Newsletter.
Applicants should be prepared to summarize and produce copy for all research conducted. Assistance with office administration, including GCRI programs and events, is also required. The candidate will also aid in establishing the GCRI’s social media profile (via Facebook and Twitter).
Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant:
• Applicant must have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
• Applicant must have excellent oral and written communication skills, preferably in German and English.
• Applicant must be self-motivated, organized, and proficient at working within deadlines.
• Applicant must have strong computer skills, including extensive knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, as well as familiarity with Adobe Creative suite, especially Photoshop.
• Experience with online social media required.
• Applicant must have a work permit for the United States.
Preferred Qualifications
Advanced degree preferred. Prior experience in program coordination and event management highly desirable. Familiarity with the field of international education, research, and/or commerce strongly preferred. Basic knowledge of HTML and other computer programming skills strongly preferred.
To apply, please send your resume, a cover letter, and a writing sample in English and German to info@germaninnovation.org, with “GCRI Media and Operations Internship” listed in the subject line. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Calls
for proposals

Call for Proposals: Panel at ECPR Reykjavik: Making European Citizens?
Deadline: February 1, 2011
Please find below a call for proposals for a panel titled “Making European Citizens? Theoretical and Empirical Analyses of Citizenship and the Citizen in the New European Governance," which Céline Belot and Alexander Warleigh-Lack are organising at the upcoming ECPR general conference in Reykjavik.
The aim of this panel is to interrogate the visions of citizenship behind important recent governance modes and initiatives in order to investigate their putative performative power. The panel will thus gather both papers scrutinizing the theoretical references which the European Commission mobilizes when defining European citizens’ role inside the Union, and papers which empirically observe and evaluate some of the instruments developed to "make" such a European citizen (European deliberative polls, the Citizens’ Initiative, institutional use of web social networks, institutional medias, different incentives to provoke European debate at local levels, etc.). Please go to
https://www.ecprnet.eu/myecpr/login.asp to propose a paper, and send the abstract also to celine.belot@iep-grenoble.fr and Alex.Warleigh-Lack@brunel.ac.uk

Undergraduate Student Research Conference on the European Union
Deadline: February 14, 2011
April 7-8, 2011 | Scripps College | Claremont, CA

The primary purpose of this 9th annual Claremont-UC conference is to enhance undergraduate training in and knowledge of the European Union and US-European relations.
There are no conference fees for non-UC and non-Claremont Colleges students and campuses. The Center will cover hotel room + tax for 2 nights and conference meals for accepted participants. Participants are responsible for travel.


Call for proposals: Europe on Display
Extended Deadline: March 11, 2011
11th Annual Conference of the European Cinemas Research Forum, in conjunction with the Project on European Cinemas (Montreal)
Montreal, 22-24 September 2011
This conference will explore the imbrications between European cinema and practices of display. How has the cinema, as a key display practice of the 20th century, helped to generate and contest notions of ‘Europeanness’? What sorts of dialogues have moving images maintained with other forms of display and with broader dispositifs of visual knowledge and power central to the articulation of ‘European’ identity? Not least of all, what are the limits of the display paradigm, with its emphasis on the visual, for understanding European film.

 

Grants
& Funding Opportunities

CIBER Research and Outreach Project Grant Competition
Deadline: January 31, 2011
Illinois' Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) seeks proposals from faculty members across campus for research and outreach projects focused on international business. All topics will be considered, but preference will be given to projects aligned with CIBER's five themes: Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Languages & Culture; Public Policy, Law & Institutions; Sustainable Global Strategies; Professional Responsibility & Ethics. Funding is available up to $5,000.

Funding available for Prisms of Globalization Lecture Series
Deadline: February 4, 2011
The Center for Global Studies invites faculty and units to develop an interdisciplinary series of Prisms of Globalization lectures for non-specialist audiences of faculty, students and the general public.
The Prisms of Globalization Lectures address innovative research on global issues confronting the world’s populations and identify ways to manage or resolve these challenges. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, Sustainable Economic Development and the Environment; Security and Natural Resource Conflict; Rule of Law and Human Rights; Global Studies Informatics; and Global Studies Education.
Funding support for a year-long series provides up to $5,000 for travel and honoraria for visiting speakers, video conferencing, reading group materials, and promotion. The lecture series will be featured on the CGS website. All lectures will be videotaped and streamed on the CGS website, subject to the speaker’s consent. The Center for Global Studies will serve as the administrator of these lectures and provide logistical support for the programs of awardees.

 

Conferences
& Workshops

European Union Studies Association (EUSA) Conference 2011
Boston, Massachusetts
March 3-5, 2011

 

Job
Opportunities

MPIfG Postdoctoral Fellowships
Deadline: January 31, 2011
The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies invites suitable candidates to apply for up to four postdoctoral fellowships and one Central and East European postdoctoral fellowship in economic sociology and political economy. Applicants must hold a PhD degree in political science, sociology, organization studies or related fields. Degrees must be received by June 2011 at the latest.

Outreach Coordinator - Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian
University of Kansas
Deadline: February 7, 2011
The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian studies announces a half time outreach position at the University of Kansas. The position pays $17.21 per hour; $17,908 annually. The Coordinator develops both area-related programs and events of general public interest and the connections with the education, business, government, and general civic community to facilitate those programs. S/he also collaborates with other KU global and area studies centers, as well as other internationally involved KU units, including but not limited to the Lied Center, the Spencer Museum of Art, all professional schools, and the Hall Center for the Humanities. Requires a bachelor's degree and knowledge of Russian/East European/Eurasian studies.  For more information and to apply, go to https://jobs.ku.edu, search for position 00061871.

Assistant Professor - Modern Western Europe
Deadline: February 7, 2011
State University of New York College at Oneonta - Department of History

Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow, International Relations
Deadline: February 28, 2011
Oberlin College
The incumbent will teach a total of four courses (one each semester) in the general area of International Relations, with an emphasis on International Environmental Policy. These courses will include: International Environmental Politics and at least one of the following: Introduction to International Politics or Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies. Additionally, depending on the individual's area of expertise, the fellow might also include one or some of the following: Ethnicity and Nationalism in Divided Societies, Political Violence, Latin American Politics, Revolutions, International Organization, Politics of South Asia, Political Economic Development in Asia, and Social and Political Change in Eastern Europe.


Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism (DCC) Postdoctoral Fellowship
Deadline: March 18, 2011
The Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism (DCC) invites applications for a one-year DCC Postdoctoral Fellow in any discipline whose research is pertinent to the Program's 2011-2012 theme, "Corporations and Citizenship." The Program welcomes both empirical and normative scholarship, focused globally or on particular nations, regions, or communities, that explores the various ways that modern corporations are acting and should act as legal and social citizens, as well as the implications of modern corporate statuses and conduct for democracy and constitutional governance at local, national, and international levels. Stipend is $53,800, plus health insurance. Eligibility is limited to applicants who will have received their Ph.D. within five years prior to the time they begin their fellowship at Penn (i.e. May 2006 or later).

 

Miscellaneous

New Issue of Journal of Contemporary European Research
The Journal of Contemporary European Research (JCER) has published its latest issue. It is a special issue on Developments in EU-Asia Relations. This collection of articles offers an overview of some recent developments in the increasingly important relations between the EU and Asia. Contributors analyze key areas of these developments such as the Strategic Partnerships with China and Japan, free trade agreements, and ASEM, from a broad range of approaches (international relations, political economy, opinion research) presenting a purposefully eclectic compilation that reflects the thematic, institutional, structural and geographic variety that characterizes the EU's relations with East Asia.

Summer School on Interest Group Politics: Global Advocacy
Deadline: February 20, 2011
July 4-11, 2011 | University of Virginia

The Summer School on Interest Group Politics is a new initiative of the ECPR Standing Group on Interest Groups, aiming to provide students of political science and public administration sound knowledge about these organized interests and their impact on public policy making.
The 2nd Annual Summer School on Interest Group Politics will be hosted at the Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy at the University of Virginia (US). Drawing on the expertise of some of the most influential scholars working on the topic, the 2011 Summer School will explore the strategies and influence of interest groups engaged on “global issues”. The summer school is open to PhD students, research master students and master students from political science, public administration or related areas. A limited number of practitioners can participate as well. A basic requirement is that all applicants should have completed introductory courses in political and administrative sciences at the BA-level. 


Study Abroad Photo Contest 2011
Deadline: March 1, 2011
Sponsored by International Programs and Studies and the campus Study Abroad Office, students and recent graduates are encouraged to submit a photo from their experience studying abroad. Winners will be selected in the Spring and posted during International Week, April 11-17, 2011.


If you would like to announce an event through the EUC e-Weekly, please send the information by no later than the prior Thursday of the event to:
Sebnem Ozkan | Phone: (217) 244-0570 | Fax: (217) 333-6270 | asozkan@illinois.edu


European Union Center
University of Illinois
328 International Studies Building, MC-429 | 910 S. Fifth St. | Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 265-7515 | Fax: (217) 333-6270
Web: www.euc.illinois.edu