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- Related Events
- Winter Course Abroad: Turkey
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Fall 2011 September 12-16
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EUC Events September 12-15
European Union Week @ ISU

Location: Illinois State University, Normal, IL
European Union Week (EU at ISU, September 12-15, 2011) is a series of events devoted to spreading knowledge of and raising questions about the European Union. The EU Week Project website also features EU courses and supporting material, reading lists, EU trivia, and EU essay contest.
Sponsored by Illinois State University in collaboration with the European Union Center at the University of Illinois.

Program Schedule
Monday, September 12, 3:00 PM, Prairie Room, Bone Student Center. Graham Paul, Consul General of France, will speak on “The European Union as an Agent of Peaceful and Democratic Change.”  Prof. Emanuel Rota (University of Illinois, Champaign) will respond.  The presentation will be followed by a public reception in the Prairie Room.   

Tuesday, September 13, 3:00 PM, Main Floor (2nd fl.), Milner Library, Anne Mette Vestergaard, Deputy Chief of Mission, Danish Embassy, Washington D.C., will speak on “Green Europe.”           

Wednesday, September 14, 12:00 noon, First Floor West Lounge, Bone Student Center, Steven Hill, author of Europe’s Promise, will speak on “Why the European Way Is the Best Hope in an Insecure Future.”    

Wednesday, September 14, 6:30-8:00 PM, Stevenson 101.  A 40-minute documentary Film (What’s an Economy Good for, Anyway?) will be screened with a presentation on “Europe’s Alternative to Wall Street Capitalism” and an open discussion led by Steven Hill.           

Thursday, September 15, 3:00-4:00 PM, Prairie Room, Bone Center.  Thomas Geoghegan, author of Were You Born on the Wrong Continent? and the March 2010 Harper’s article “Consider the Germans,” will speak on “Work and Well-Being in Europe.”

September 13
“Europe or America or China: Which Has the Better Development Model for the 21st Century?”
Speaker: Steven Hill, Writer and Columnist, author of Europe's Promise: Why the European Way Is the Best Hope for an Insecure Age
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm  
Location: Lucy Ellis Lounge: Room 1080, Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews, Urbana
Steven Hill is a writer, columnist and political professional based in the United States with two decades of experience in politics. He is a frequent speaker at academic, government, NGO and business events, speaking on a wide range of topics related to politics, economics, climate change, global complexity, geo-strategy and trends. Mr. Hill is the author, most recently, of Europe's Promise: Why the European Way Is the Best Hope for an Insecure Age (www.EuropesPromise.org), published in January 2010. His articles and op-eds have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Financial Times, Guardian, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, Christian Science Monitor, and many other leading publications in the US and abroad. He writes a monthly column for Social Europe Journal. Mr Hill has appeared on international, national and local radio and television programs, including the BBC, NPR, Pacifica, Sirius, Fox News and others, and he has lectured widely in the United States and Europe. He has extensive experience in political consulting and organizing, including strategic planning, policy analysis, government relations, media outreach, project management, community organizing, event production, and fundraising. He is a co-founder of FairVote and former director of the political reform program at the New America Foundation. Mr. Hill, who is a graduate of Yale University and Western Washington University/Fairhaven College, lives in San Francisco, CA. (full bio)

September 14
European Movie Night: “Millions” (Ireland, 2004)
Time: 6 PM
Location: Lucy Ellis Lounge: Room 1080, Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews, Urbana
Abstract:
Director Danny Boyle revisits a theme from his Shallow Grave and Trainspotting days -- greed -- but focuses on a much younger protagonist with this comedy drama. Millions opens with recent widower Ronnie (James Nesbitt) moving his two precocious sons to the suburbs. Missing his mother and the comforts of his old neighborhood, the young Damian (Alex Etel) builds a cardboard-box fort on the outskirts of the suburb, where one day his placid introvert existence is literally crushed by a giant gym bag full of thousands of pounds' worth of cash. Less concerned with the origin of the money than with how to spend it, Damian and his older brother, Anthony (Lewis McGibbon), decide to keep it a secret from their father, which becomes an increasingly tricky proposition as the days pass. His conscience getting in the way of his spending, Damian debates the ethics of his ill-gotten gains with a handful of imaginary saints, and begins to try to spend his cash a little more altruistically. But his charitable deeds inadvertently attract the attention of a mysterious, threatening man who's desperate to get his hands on the money.”~ Hastings, Michael. "Millions (2004).” Fandango. Web. 15 August 2011.

Come celebrate the 10th anniversary of the euro banknotes & coins with the EUC Fall 2011 European Movie Nights featuring four award-winning movies about how money changes everything!
Popcorn provided - BYO beverage.

Upcoming Events September 23
“From Social Dynamics to Individual Support for the EU”
Speaker: Elizabeth Radziszewski, Visiting Scholar, European Union Center, University of Illinois
Time: 12 noon
Location:
Lucy Ellis Lounge: Room 1080, Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews, Urbana

September 23–29
Latin American Film Festival
(Includes Spanish film T
ambién en la lluvia / Even in the Rain)
Location: Art Theater, 126 W Church St, Champaign
Organized by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS). Co-sponsored by the European Union Center.
Related Events September 13
Information Session on Study Abroad Internships: Paris 
Presented by: Tim Carlson, Co-Director,Paris Field Study and Internship Program
Time: 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Location: Room #101, International Studies Building, 910 S. Fifth Street
Study abroad in Paris AND complete an internship!
E-mail your RSVP by no later than Monday, September 12th, to: 
Sherry Danielson
Coordinator for International Projects in Europe
Study Abroad Office
sdaniel2@illinois.edu

September 14
Illinois International season premiere to air September 14 on UI-7
The season premiere of Illinois International will air in September on the Illinois campus network, UI-7. International Programs and Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, in collaboration with OCE-ATLAS Digital Media, produces Illinois International, a program featuring faculty experts and visiting scholars, that brings a heartland focus to the exploration of world affairs and globalization processes. Look for six new episodes during the 2011–12 academic year; view episodes online.

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 15
Final Deadline for SAO Study Abroad Programs for Spring 2012
Studying abroad really is for everyone!  Stop by the Study Abroad Office to talk to a Peer Advisor about your options to study abroad next semester, or visit our website at studyabroad.illinois.edu and do a program search for a program that’s right for you!  Apply directly online under your selected program’s page by the end of the day today!

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 15
Deadline for BUS Study Abroad Programs for Spring 2012
Date: Sep 15, 2011
Contact: Jennifer Frank (jenfrank@illinois.edu; 244-7245)
Sponsor: Business International Programs
Go to studyabroad.illinois.edu to study abroad through the College of Business.
Winter Course Abroad:
Istanbul, Turkey

APPLICATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 16
Global Studies 298: “Cultural Diversity in Modern Turkey”
This course will explore linguistic and cultural diversity of Turkey not only from a historical perspective but also from the lens of today. Program participants will visit and learn about both well-known historical sites and the ones known only by the locals to get a good grasp of how history shapes today's landscape and people's thinking. Because of the special geopolitical status of Istanbul, students will be able to get a better understanding of globalization, the interactions and conflicts between the East and the West, secularism and religion at the crossroads of history and modernity. 
Winter Courses Abroad are led by U of I Faculty over winter break and are great for students who are either not ready to go abroad for an entire academic year or semester, or for students facing other academic, familial, or financial obstacles to long-term study abroad experiences. To find out more, please feel free to attend the Winter Course Abroad Information Session and Social where you will hear from Illinois faculty leading some of the programs!

Announcements  

Calls for papers

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30
Call for papers: The EU in International Affairs
Dates: May 3-5, 2012
Location: Brussels, Belgium
The Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (IES-VUB), the Institut d'Études Européennes at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (IEE-ULB), the United Nations University Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) and Egmont – the Royal Institute for International Relations invite papers for the third edition of the 'European Union in International Affairs' (EUIA) Conference (formerly organised in the context of GARNET).
The multidisciplinary EUIA Conference will provide a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas among the growing number of scholars that take an interest in understanding the role of the EU in the world in diverse policy fields (including environment, energy, information society, freedom and security, finance, security and defence etc). This includes the debate concerning the EU as an international actor and the dynamic interplay between the EU, its member states, other regions and external partners in a multipolar/multilateral world. It may include topical issues such as the European response to the upheavals in the broader Middle East, European foreign policy post-Lisbon, the external effects of the Eurozone crisis, the EU's role in global governance and the international implications of the return of nationalism as a political force on the European continent. Similarly, attention to the external implications of internal EU developments such as the push towards a (Digital) Single Market and creation of the space of freedom and security are welcomed. The EUIA Conference will be open to all relevant disciplines and sub-disciplines, including international and European law, international political economy, economics, political science, international relations and history. It will also continue to foster exchange between the scientific and the policy communities, especially through keynote addresses by senior policy makers and a number of policy-link events featuring academics as well as policy makers.

Online Competitions DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 18
German for Science: Creative Competition
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Goethe-Institut are running an international creative competition to make it clear to a broad public just how important German is as a language of science and as a means of accessing the world of science and scholarship that exists in Germany.
The two institutions are calling upon young graphic and media designers, copywriters, scholars, students and friends of the German language in Germany and abroad to take part in a competition of ideas. Whoever comes up with and submits the most convincing advertising slogan or the most appealing poster motif on the theme of "German in the Sciences" will have a chance to win one of three cash prizes. The first prize will be presented at the conference of the same name, which will take place at the Zeche Zollverein in Essen on 10 November 2011.
In the "German for Science" creative competition, entrants can let their imaginations run wild in their attempts to portray the future of the German language in science – be it in the form of a sketch, a witty advertising slogan or a sophisticated poster design. The Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft is supporting the campaign with prizes worth 5,000 euros in total.

The first prize is 3,000 euros plus a trip to Essen to attend the award ceremony. Winners of the second and third prizes will each receive 1,000 euros. The winners will be named as the original creator of the ideas, both on the Internet and within the framework of a planned series of posters which will be used at universities to advertise German as a language of science.

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 17
Online International Competition for Human Rights Logo

A Logo for Human Rights is a global online competition that supports the creation of a human rights logo by the people for the people. Since the initiative started on 3 May, 2011, 15,375 logo suggestions from over 190 countries have been submitted. People from all over the world have participated in the logo competition, the largest of its kind so far. They sent in suggestions and rated the ideas of others. 

The winning logo will be presented on 23 September 2011 in New York alongside the meeting of the United Nations General Assembly. The presentation will be broadcast worldwide via internet.
The 10 finalists chosen by the jury are now online and the voting to choose the best one has started and will end on the 17th of September.

Partners of this initiative include Deutsche Institut fuer Menschenrechte and Universitaet der Kuenste Berlin.

Jobs

APPLICATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 15
Three Positions at the EU Delegation in Washington, DC
The following job opportunities are currently available at the European Union Delegation to the United States in Washington, DC:
-- Senior Outreach Officer
Assistance to the Head of Press and Public Diplomacy Section in development and implementation of outreach strategy
-- Web and Social Media Officer
Assistance to the Press and Public Diplomacy Section in the development and implementation of an electronic, social and new media strategy
-- Administration Assistant
Assistance and support to the Deputy Head of Administration in providing a full range of Human Resource services, managing office supplies and performing other administrative duties within the Administration Section of the Delegation

Position Opening: Professor in Comparative Politics with focus on European Politics
University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, PA
The Department of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh is conducting a search for a scholar qualified for an appointment as an advanced Associate Professor or Full Professor in Comparative Politics with an emphasis on European politics, pending budgetary approval. We are interested in scholars who have a broad range of interests in European politics. These interests could include regional specializations within Europe and/or the European Union. Beyond the Department, the individual would be expected to serve a term as Director of European Studies with the University Center for International Studies.
Please send a curriculum vitae and a statement of research and teaching interests to: Chair, Comparative European Politics Search, Department of Political Science, 4600 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh, 230 S. Bouquet Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled. The Political Science Department telephone number is (412)648-7290; the contact e-mail address is kthomas5@pitt.edu.

Miscellaneous

Free Online Tools to Help You Brush up on Your German
Has your German gotten rusty over the summer? Refresh your German language skills online at Alumniportal Germany. The free language tools featured on the site include exercises that help enhance users' reading and listening comprehension skills, and offers language level assessment exams.

Conversation Groups & Coffee Hours Swedish Conversation Group & Coffee Hour
Dates: Every Thursday (Sept. 1 – Dec. 1)
Time: 2:00 – 3:00pm
Location: Espresso Royale on the corner of Goodwin & Oregon
All Swedish speakers are welcome to join us each week for Swedish Conversation Group & Coffee Hour.  Välkommen!

Portuguese Convo Table (Bate-Papo)
Dates: Every other week
1st Bate-papo of Fall 2011 was on Wednesday 9/7/2011
Time: 4:30 - 5:30PM
Location: Foreign Language Building ROOM 1024, 707 South Mathews Ave., Urbana


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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