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Fall 2011 September 26-30
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September 23–29
Latin American Film Festival
(Includes También la lluvia / Even the Rain -- Spain, France, Mexico; 2010)
Screenings
: Friday, September 23, 6:00 pm / Sunday, September 25, 8:40 pm / Thursday, September 29, 6:00 pm
Location: Art Theater, 126 W. Church St, Champaign
Abstract: También la Lluvia sets up an intriguing dialogue about Spanish imperialism through incidents taking place some 500 years apart, while examining the personal belief systems of the members of a film crew headed by director Sebastian (Gael Garcia Bernal) and his producer Costa (Luis Tosar) who arrive in Bolivia to make a revisionist film about the conquest of Latin America. Set in February and March of 2000 when real-life protests against the privatization of water rocked the nation, the film reflexively blurs the line between fiction and reality in what Variety calls "a powerful, richly layered indictment of the plight of Latin America's dispossessed." Carlos Aduviri is dynamic as a local who is cast as a 15th century native in the film, but when the make-up and loin cloth come off, he sails into action protesting his community's deprivation of water at the hands of the government.
The movie - which is dedicated to Howard Zinn - obviously has as its main purpose to show the parallels between indigenous resistance 500 years ago and today. But more than anything, it should offer incite into the roots of the wave of progressive leaders who rose to power in South America during the first decade of the 21st century.
Awards:
-- Ariel Awards, Mexico 2010- Best Latin American Film
-- Berlin International Film Festival 2011 –Best Fiction Film
-- Goya Awards 2011-Best Supporting Actor
-- Palm Springs International Film Festival 2011- Best Director
-- Spanish Music Awards 2011-Best Score
-- Spanish Entry to the Oscars 2010
Organized by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS). Co-sponsored by the European Union Center.

Upcoming Events

October 5
European Movie Night: The Boss of It All
Time: 5:15 pm  
Location: Lucy Ellis Lounge: Room 1080, Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews, Urbana
Country: Denmark, 2006
Languages: Danish, Icelandic with English subtitles
Abstract: Lars von Trier's black comedy The Boss of It All (Direktren for Det Hele) concerns an IT company owner who -- in need of a figurehead to "hide behind" when confronted with employee problems -- invented the personage of a CEO during the startup period for his corporation. The scheme worked for a surprisingly long period, but when the time arrives to sell the business, massive problems arise -- for the prospective buyers insist on only negotiating with the CEO, in person. Thus, the owner further extends the ruse, by hiring a down-and-out actor to impersonate the chief officer.”
~ Rotten Tomatoes. 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.

October 11
Islam in Europe: The French Prohibition against Face Covering and the Burqa

Speaker: Gilles Cuniberti, Professor of Comparative Law and Private International Law, University of Luxembourg
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Illini Union, room 209
Part of the "Islam in Europe" lecture series.

Announcements  

Grants & Fellowships

APPLICATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30
PhD Studentship: Governance and Deliveray of Eu Cohesion Policy in Scotland

The European Policies Research Centre within the School of Government & Public Policy at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow plans to award a PhD studentship on the governance and effectiveness of EU Cohesion policy in Scotland. The studentship will be co-funded by the Scottish Government and the University of Strathclyde. Successful applicants will receive an annual award for three years of £13,590 and their fees at home/EU rates will be waived. The scholarship is for one year in the first instance and, subject to satisfactory progress, will normally be renewed up to the maximum of a further 2 years.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 3
Peace and Security Fellowship for College Graduates

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a competitive national program that provides college graduates the opportunity to work in Washington, DC, with one of twenty-seven participating public-interest organizations focusing on international security issues. The program has awarded 134 fellowships since its inception in 1987 and is offered twice yearly, in the spring and fall. It lasts from six to nine months and provides a stipend, health insurance, and travel costs to Washington.
There is no application form; application requirements are listed on our website, as are links to the websites of each of the participating groups and information on the work of current and former Scoville Fellows.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 12
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships at ARENA
ARENA - Centre for European Studies at the University of Oslo (UiO) invites applications for three Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (EPISTO project): A 3-year Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship affiliated with the research project “Why not epistocracy? Political legitimacy and the fact of expertise” (EPISTO). The aim of EPISTO is to study the role of expertise in the running of the European Union, to assess the legitimacy of particular expertise arrangements, and to clarify the relationship between “rule by the knowers” (epistocracy) and “rule by the people.”
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (FLAGSHIP project): A 2-year Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship with a special focus on the institutional dynamics of European universities. The position will be affiliated with a new research project “European Flagship Universities: balancing academic excellence and socio-economic relevance (FLAGSHIP)”, funded by the Research Council of Norway.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in the field of European foreign and security policy: A 2-year Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (with a possibility for extension) within work package 4 (“The external dimension of the political order”) of the EuroTrans-project.

FORD FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIPS
DEADLINES:
-- 2012 Predoctoral Fellowship: November 14, 2011 

-- 2012 Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowship: November 17, 2011

-- 2012 Supporting Document receipt (all fellowship levels): January 6, 1012
Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
The Predoctoral Fellowship awards an annual stipend of $20,000; the Dissertation Fellowship awards $21,000 for a period of 9-12 months; and the Postdoctoral Fellowship awards a one-year stipend of $40,000.

Post-doc Fellowship Opportunities
The University of Tartu (the Faculties and the Centre for EU-Russia Studies) acts as a host institution for post-doctoral fellowships awarded by the Estonian Science Foundation. It is also prepared to act as a host institution for Marie Curie fellowships awarded by the European Commission (both the Intra-European Fellowships and the International Incoming Fellowships).

Jobs

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1
Vacant Positions at the Center for EU-Russia Studies
The Centre for EU-Russia Studies and the Institute of Government and Politics at Science at the University of Tartu (Estonia) seeks to recruit both senior and junior academics with a research profile relevant to EU-Russia relations. Available positions include:
-- Associate Professor in International Political Economy
-- Senior Research Fellow in Political Science
-- Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Political Science
The Centre also
maintains a visiting scholar scheme and welcomes applications from individual researchers based outside of Estonia who wish to visit the University of Tartu for purposes of research, teaching, or institutional collaboration. APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR SPRING 2012 VISITS: OCTOBER 15

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15
Two Research Group Leaders in Political Science or Sociology
The Max Planck Society and Sciences Po Paris are planning to establish a Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies, a German-French center in the social sciences. Located at Sciences Po Paris, the center will be jointly directed by these two institutions. Its research will concentrate on investigating how individuals, organizations and politics are coping with the increased instability that has developed in Western societies during the last forty years due to liberalization policies and cultural shifts. Research at the center will be chiefly conducted by two research group leaders. We are seeking two social scientists from the field of political science and sociology to direct the two groups. Research group leaders will receive funds for their own research and for three doctoral students. At the beginning, the positions will be funded for five years, with further funding depending on a positive evaluation of the center after four years. The specific field of research is still open and will depend on the research program proposed by the candidates.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 4
Assistant Professor of German/German Cultural Studies
The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Iowa State University is searching for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of German/German Cultural Studies with the ability to teach German language and culture at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum.

Seminars

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 14
Fulbright German Studies Seminar: Nation-State and European Identity
Dates: June 12-23, 2012
Location: Berlin, Germany
The Fulbright German Studies Seminar offers U.S. scholars the opportunity to meet in Germany to discuss current issues facing Germans, Europeans and the broader international community. The 2012 seminar on “Nation-State and European Identity” will explore questions related to the evolving definition of identity within Germany and Europe.  Throughout the seminar, scholars will examine the influence of the European Union on German identity, hear from experts about how concepts of national and regional identity are being challenged and whether competing identities can be reconciled. The majority of the program will take place in Berlin but visits to other regions will also be included.

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 meeting was on 9/7/2011)
Time: 4:30 - 5:30PM
Location: Foreign Language Building Rm. 1024, 707 South Mathews Ave., Urbana

Greek Conversation Table (LOGOS)
Dates: Every second week starting Tuesday, September 13
Time: 4:00pm
Location: Espresso Royale, 1117 W Oregon St., Urbana
Students are invited to practice conversational Greek with native speakers. This is also an excellent opportunity for students from past years to maintain and refine their language skills.
For more information please contact Nikos Vergis.

Bulgarian Conversation Table
Dates: Every Friday
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Espresso Royale, 1117 W Oregon St., Urbana

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Conversation Table
Dates: Every other Wednesday, beginning September 28th
Time: 5:00 – 6:00pm
Location: Espresso Royale, 1117 W Oregon St., Urbana


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