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In this issue:
- EUC Events
- Upcoming Events
- EUC Grants & Competitions
- Travel grants for Translation Study Abroad
- 1 cr. course on EU Civil Society Policy
-- Study Abroad in Istanbul
- Announcements

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Spring 2012 January 30 - February 3
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WEDNESDAY, February 1
Ulysses’ Gaze/Το βλέμμα του Οδυσσέα (Greece, 1995)
Grand Jury Prize - 1995 Cannes Film Festival
Critics Award 1995 - European Film Academy
The Top 100 Films of All Time - TIME Magazine
Director: Theo Angelopoulos, 176 min.
Starring: Harvey Keitel
Time: 8pm
Location: TBA
Organized by: Modern Greek Studies and the European Union Center

Listings of cinema’s greatest masterpieces and “must sees” produced regularly by media outlets and film critics in the US and Europe over the last 30 years almost invariably include a film by Theo (Theodoros) Angelopoulos. The Greek director, who died a few days ago in a traffic accident during a shoot, first earned critical acclaim in the 1970s and 80s, with his personal style of cinematic meditation on historical memory and political conscience, in films such as Days of ’36/Μέρες του ’36 (1972), The Traveling Players/Ο Θίασος (1975), and Megalexandros/Μεγαλέξανδρος (1980). Since then he went on to collect numerous awards and honors from international festivals, cultural organizations, and film critics’ associations. In the US, he earned the praise of, among others, Martin Scorsese, David Bordwell and Fredric Jameson.
As a small tribute to Theo Angelopoulos’s life and carreer, the program in Modern Greek Studies in collaboration with the European Union Center presents a special screening of Ulysses’ Gaze/Το βλέμμα του Οδυσσέα (1995) on Wednesday, February 1 at 8pm. Dr. Vassiliki Tsitsopoulou, visiting lecturer in Modern Greek Studies currently lecturing on "Contemporary Greek culture and film" (GRKM 199), will introduce the film. 


THURSDAY, February 2
Information session: Translation Study Abroad Program and Travel Grant Opportunities
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB, 707 S. Matthews, Urbana
Contact: Elizabeth Lowe, Director, Center for Translation Studies (elowe@illinois.edu).
Co-sponsored by
the European Union Center and the Center for Translation Studies.

Upcoming Events

TUESDAY, February 7
EUC Visiting Scholar Lecture:  “Europeanization of Turkish NGOs: Opportunities and Challenges”
Time:  1:30pm
Location:  Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Bldg.
Speaker: Özge Zihnioglu
Speaker bio:  Özge Zihnioğlu received her Ph.D in Political Science and International Relations at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul. She has been involved in academic environments in different countries and most recently she was awarded a fellowship at Yale University. Along with her academic studies, Zihnioğlu took part in several projects funded by national or European agencies. Her research interests include civil society development, third sector research, Europeanization studies and approaches to norm diffusion.

WEDNESDAY, February 8
Campus Resources for International Careers
Time: 6:30pm
Location: 213 Gregory Hall, 810 S. Wright St., Urbana
REGISTER AThttps://illinois.edu/fb/sec/8241966
Websitehttp://illinois.edu/lb/article/2569/58596

This workshop features campus resources for students who are interested in learning more about how to pursue an international career, or who want to broaden their global experience by participating in a study abroad program or internship. Sessions include panels with representatives from a wide range of campus units and organizations who provide practical tips and advice on international careers. 
Topics covered:
-- International Engagement
-- International Study with internships
-- Where to find international opportunities
-- Scholarships for international study
-- Foreign Languages and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships
-- ACDIS travel and research scholarships and Certificate in Global Security
-- Certificate in Global Business Culture

Sponsored by: Center for African Studies (CAS); Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS); Center for Global Studies (CGS); Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER); Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS); Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies(CSAMES); European Union Center (EUC); Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC) 

Grants & Competitions Available from the EUC

Grants, Calls for Proposals and Competitions available from the European Union Center in Spring 2012
Thanks to the European Union Center’s Department of Education Title VI Grant and the European Union Center of Excellence Grant from the European Commission, the EUC is pleased to offer various funding opportunities, calls for proposals, and competitions to the greater University of Illinois (UI) community and beyond.
For more information about the available calls for UI facultygraduate students, and undergraduate students, as well as opportunities for non-UI scholars of the EU and K-12 educators, please visit http://www.euc.illinois.edu/funding/RFPs.html

2012 Translation Study Abroad Program & Travel Grants

Center for Translation Studies pleased to announce travel grants for 2012 Translation Study Abroad Program
Co-sponsored by the European Union Center

The Center for Translation Studies is pleased to announce travel grants for the 2012 Translation Study Abroad Program, Translation in the European Union. The grant will reimburse travel costs (airfare and hotel) up to $500.  Students must register for the program, complete the course, and provide travel receipts before the grant can be disbursed. LAS study abroad scholarships of $500 are also available to ALL LAS study abroad students. Inquire with the study abroad office.
Please send a one-page application to the attention of Professor Elizabeth Lowe, Director, Center for Translation Studies, by February 15, 2012 (elowe@illinois.edu). The application letter should detail the reasons why this program is of interest to you and how you will apply the experience to your studies and career plans.  Be sure to have completed the registration for the course prior to sending the letter. Only registered students will be considered for the grant. Please register at www.studyabroad.illinois.edu

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: LAS 490 Translations Study Abroad Translation in the EU
Locations: Paris, Strasbourg, Brussels
Dates: May 13-27, 2012
Cost: $2,500 (estimated)
Contact: Patricia Philips-Batoma, Instructor (pphilip@illinois.edi) or Elizabeth Lowe, Director CTS (elowe@illinois.edu)

The purpose of this two week intensive study abroad course is to expose students to the dynamics of the geo-political environment of the European Union and provide hands-on experience with the translator's role and responsibility as mediator and communicator in today's European multi-lingual and multicultural societies. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students in any major. The course is of particular interest to students in foreign languages, cultures, and linguistics, political science, international studies, European Union Studies, global studies, law and business. The program consists of behind the scenes visits to international agencies and cultural sites relevant to language and culture studies. Cities visited will include Paris, Strasbourg, and Brussels. The experience can lead to internships in international agencies. Agencies included on the itinerary: UNESCO, NATO, European Parliament, European Commission, Directorate General of Translation of the EC.
Please attend an information session to learn more about the Translation Study Abroad Program and travel grant opportunities Thursday, February 2, 2012, from 12:00-1:00 pm, in Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB, 707 S. Matthews, Urbana.

1 cr. Course on EU Civil Society Policy

EURO 596: EU Civil Society Policy
Instructor: Dr. Özge Zihnioğlu, EU Center Visiting Scholar, Spring 2012; Fox International Fellow, Yale University
Lecture hours: February 6, 8, 9, 10 and 11 at 6.00-8.30 pm
Location: TBA
Course credit: 1 cr.
CRN:
58150
This course aims at critically analyzing the EU civil society policy both historically and in the current context. Accordingly, the course starts with laying out the background for the formation and development of civil society policy in the EEC/EU. The course then examines the content and priorities of the EU civil society policy with respect to European integration and enlargement processes as well as in relation to EU’s neighborhood. Finally, the course provides an assessment of the EU civil society policy with a discussion on the ways to improve it.
Course Requirements:
Each student will be expected to do the following: 1) Read each lecture’s required reading and be prepared to discuss it. 2)
Choose 2 class sessions (out of the five total) and write an approximately 500 words analytic paper for each chosen session that deals with a subject addressed or suggested by the reading. The papers should be handed in before the lecture. 3) Write an approximately 5,000 words research paper on a relevant subject of their choosing in consultation with the instructor. The research paper is due on March 19, 2012.
This course is open to graduate students. Undergraduates need prior approval from the course coordinator to register for this course. For more information, contact Sebnem Ozkan at asozkan@illinois.edu.

Study Abroad in Istanbul

GLBL 298: Cultural Diversity in Modern Turkey (May 14-31, 2012)
This course is offered for the 6th time in Spring/Summer 2012! It runs in the second 8 weeks of the spring semester on campus, and two weeks (May 14-31, 2012) in Istanbul. The course focuses on cultural diversity of Turkey by examining the relationship between different cultural elements, which help us understand Turkish culture better. Some of the issues that will be explored from a global perspective are minorities and cultural richness, social classes and regional differences, immigration and changing cultural values, history and modernism, linguistic and ethnic divrsity, religious diversity  and secularism.
Registartion deadline: February 10, 2012
Program Fee: $2,450* for LAS students ($2,950 for other students)
* Includes airfare, 3 hotel accomodation, day trips, and all meals. No extra tuition cost! It is included in your Spring tuition.
No Turkish language is required!
Contact: Ercan Balci (Dept. of Linguistics) at ebalci@illinois.edu

Announcements

 

Calls for Proposals & Applications

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MONDAY, January 30
Position: Visiting Scholars at York University's European Union Center of Excellence
The European Union Centre of Excellence at York University invites applications for visiting scholars in the year 2012. Scholars are invited for a period from one to six weeks. Visits must be concluded by Nov. 30, 2012.
The position of visiting scholar may involve holding a guest lecture in an appropriate graduate or undergraduate class, a public lecture on an EU related topic and collaboration or consultation with EUCE York faculty regarding potential research projects. Applicants must have expertise in European integration and research interests that coincide with the research interests of the EUCE faculty members. We are, in particular, interested in scholars with an interest in European politics, law, human rights and related areas.  Applicants must have a completed Ph.D. in a relevant field and with a record of publication, research, and teaching in the field. The visiting scholar will receive a stipend to be used towards economy class airfare accommodation and/or living expenses. The European Union Centre of Excellence, in conjunction with other research units on campus will also offer the scholar access to university resources and office space as well as some financial reimbursement.  The visitor may also have the opportunity to visit other EU Centers of Excellence in Canada. Interested applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest and a c.v. to Prof. Heather MacRae at the EUCE. For further information please email Prof. MacRae at the above address.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: TUESDAY, January 31
Call for Papers: Europe and the Arab Region Post January 2011 - Coping with Multifaceted Challenges
Dates: June 8-9
Location: Berlin, Germany
The public uprisings that have been sweeping across the Arab region since January 2011 represent a critical juncture in the history of the region as well as in international history at large. With major change of leadership taking place in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya, other Arab countries –Yemen, Bahrain and Syria – are still struggling to introduce similar changes. From a comparative perspective, these ongoing uprisings in the Arab region raise the question on how comparable they could be to similar events in international history, e.g. the revolutions in Central Eastern Europe in 1989-1990. This workshop focuses on the debate regarding the Euro-Arab relations and how the EU can effectively reinvent its role amid challenging security, political, economic and social contexts. The area of concern in this workshop is not limited to the EU’s Southern Mediterranean partners, but encompasses the wider Arab Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The workshop is funded by the "Kolleg Forschergruppe (KFG) The Transformative Power of Europe" of the Freie Universität Berlin, which pays for travel expenses as well as accommodation of the paper authors.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: SATURDAY, February 11 Call for Papers: Operationalising the Responsibility to Protect: The Civilian and Military Challenges of the "Third Pillar" Approach 
Date: April 26, 2012
Location: Brussels, Belgium
As the principle of Responsibility to Protect (RtoP) moves further away from discussions on norms towards operationalisation, and following the concerns raised by intervention in Libya, and the recent United Nations report on “The Role of Regional and Sub-Regional Arrangements in Implementing the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP)” (27 June 2011), plus the upcoming 2012 UN interactive dialogue on the operationalisation of RtoP, further thinking and clarity needs to be developed on the civilian and military capacities needed for a timely and decisive response under “pillar three” of the RtoP principle. Pillar three of the principle focuses on the international community’s responsibility to take timely and decisive action to prevent and halt genocide, ethnic cleansing, war crimes, and crimes against humanity in those instances where a State is unable or unwilling to protect its own populations. To weigh in on such issues the Madariaga-College of Europe Foundation, Global Action to Prevent War, the Global Governance Institute, the Bonn International Centre for Conversion, the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect and the Center for the Study of Genocide at Rutgers University plan to organise a one-day workshop in Brussels. The workshop will bring together policy-makers from the EU, UN and regional organisations and scholars to debate the civilian and military challenges posed by “pillar three” of the RtoP principle. The workshop will be followed by a publication that will report on the proceedings, highlight recommendations for the GA debate and beyond, and catalogue the paper contributions. A policy brief will precede the workshop.

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: TUESDAY, February 28
Call for Papers: Postnational Rulemaking between Authority and Autonomy
Dates: September 20-21
Location: University of Amsterdam
Our project investigates the architecture of postnational rulemaking from the views of public international law, European public law and European private law. We are interested in rulemaking processes that unfold below the radar of formal lawmaking but are powerful nonetheless. Our project on The Architecture of Postnational Rulemaking aims at elucidating shifts in authority and at carving out processes of rulemaking that involve multiple actors. In particular, we wish to focus on the interaction between them. We wish to understand these processes better, to develop normative assessments, and to contribute to the development of legal doctrine and theory in response to the phenomenon of postnational rulemaking between authority and autonomy. The research group on Postnational Rulemaking invites the submission of paper proposals. We are particularly interested in empirical studies that contribute to a better understanding of postnational rulemaking in any of the three fields of public international law, European public law and European private law. We welcome submissions from related disciplines. For more details, please visit www.jur.uva.nl/architecture.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, February 15
Call for Applications: International Doctoral Program in Social Sciences 2012
The Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS) is calling for applications to its International Doctoral Program starting in October 2012. Research proposals should relate to the comparative analysis Inclusion, Democracy, and Knowledge. View the call for proposals (PDF) for details. BGSS is also calling for the European PhD in Socio-Economic and Statistical Studies, its interdisciplinary European doctoral program in cooperation with eight partner universities. See www.europhd.org. Scholarships are awarded of up to 1200€/month for a maximum of 36 months, contingent on the successful completion of each year and the granting of funds in the second period of Excellence Initiative. Applicants with alternative funding are welcome. Applicants may submit their documents via the BGSS online platform or the SESS EuroPhD website.

Conferences & Seminars

Exploring Approaches to Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum 
Dates: March 9-10, 2012
Location: University Hotel Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN
This conference provides an opportunity for faculty, graduate instructors, and administrators to share expertise in building and managing CLAC programs. The conference will address the practical issues related to developing successful pedagogical models for the use of world language and culture learning across the post-secondary curriculum. A specific focus of the 6th annual conference on Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) will be on presenting and discussing a variety of models and aspects of post-secondary programs implementing world languages and cultures across the curriculum. Seasoned CLAC practitioners, those in the process of implementing programs, as well as prospective CLAC program developers will come together to share ideas and best practices in our evolving and unique field of education for global citizens.  Attendees at the CLAC conference will learn how CLAC programs are implemented at other institutions and will have a rare opportunity for extended discussions examining design and delivery of a CLAC curriculum. Plenary Topics and Speakers include:
-- CLAC in a Nutshell, Tanya Kinsella, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
-- From First- and Second-Year Foreign Language Instruction to CLAC: A Quantum Leap or a Well-Trodden Path Gwendolyn Barnes-Karol, St. Olaf College
-- Modeling Collaboration between Foreign Languages and Sustainability Studies Frances Matos-Schultz, Charlotte Melin, and Patricia Mougel, University of Minnesota
In addition to an exciting line up of sessions, panels and posters, the CLAC conference is also offering three pre-conference workshops for an additional fee.

Fellowships, Grants, Scholarships & Awards

APPLICATION DEADLINE: TUESDAY, January 31
160 PhD Grants to Be Awarded for Academic Year 2012-2013: European University Institute
The European University Institute (EUI) is offering 160 Grants for a Ph.D. in the fields of: Economics, History & Civilization, Law, and Political & Social Sciences. The European University Institute currently hosts about 550 doctoral students from over 50 countries and selected among the finest universities in Europe and beyond. The EUI’s efficient mix of coursework, seminars and regular student supervision enables 80% of our candidates to complete their degrees – most in less than four years. Depending on the discipline, between 50% and 80% of our graduates find positions in academia. Others find excellent opportunities in European institutions and International organizations such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund as well as in both public and private sectors in many countries.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, February 3
Illinois for Illinois (I4I) and IPS Scholarship Deadlines for Summer Break '12, Fall '12, and AY '12
Interested in applying for study abroad scholarships? Check out the Illinois for Illinois (I4I) and International Programs and Studies (IPS) Donor-funded Scholarships!
I4I is a student-initiated scholarship which awards funds to undergraduates in the following categories:
Merit, Financial Need, Non-Traditional Destinations, and Underrepresented Students.
Applicable for any study abroad term (winter break, spring break, summer, semester, and/or academic year), IPS Scholarships are made possible by the generosity of Illinois donors. Most IPS Scholarships are for undergraduates who are studying abroad for a semester or academic year.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, February 24
JOHN W. PRICE AWARD for volunteer service to international understanding 
The YMCA is now accepting nominations for the John W. Price Award for Volunteer Service to International Understanding.  Nominate a volunteer that you feel shows a strong commitment to international understanding and is especially active in organizing and delivering international programs and services.  Nominations are due by Friday, February 24. 
There is a cash award in the amount of $500 and a plaque recognizing the recipient. The John W. Price Award will be presented at the annual International Dinner at the University YMCA on Sunday, March 9, 2012.  We look forward to your nominations.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: SUNDAY, February 29
Heinrich Boell Foundation Climate Media Fellowship
The Heinrich Boell Foundation welcomes applications for its Climate Media Fellowship 2012. The EU and Germany have embarked on an ambitious transition toward a low carbon economy where great emphasis is placed on the role of increased energy efficiency and renewable energy in securing economic opportunities for business and industry. The goal of the Climate Media Fellowship is to familiarize US energy experts with the European and German experiences and policy solutions and communicate these into the US policy debate on a local, regional and national level.
The Climate Media Fellowship is open to media journalists from the United States who are eager to learn and report about the European and/or German energy transition in the U.S. Ideally, the reports and articles resulting from the Climate Media Fellows’ research will subsequently be published widely across the United States.
The Heinrich Boell Foundation will support the Climate Media Fellow in setting up adequate meeting schedules in Europe. The Foundation will also cover all travel logistics as well as an honorarium fee for a 3-4 day long research trip to Europe. Climate Media Fellows may choose their own field of study within the energy and climate realm and decide on the time of their research trip between April and September 2012.
If you are interested in applying for the Climate Media Fellowship, please send your CV, a cover letter outlining your particular research interest as well as a short journalistic writing sample to Rebecca.Bertram@us.boell.org.

Jobs & Internships

DEADLINE (PRIORITY/FINAL): February 7 / March 7
Washington, DC Internships at ICPES
Dates: June 10 – August 4
Location:  Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Approximately 90 undergraduate leaders attend the Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems in order to gain real-world experience in the nation’s capital interning with offices on Capitol Hill, federal agencies, think tanks, public policy groups or nonprofit organizations. Academic study is focused on current public policy issues, political trends and the economics of the free market system. As one of Washington’s top academic and internship programs, ICPES has provided undergraduates with the ultimate Washington, DC summer experience for more than forty years. A single application provides summer course enrollment accredited by Georgetown University, on-campus housing, and an eight week internship.  Scholarship funding is available.

Miscellaneous

Hessische International Summer University Marburg 2012
In July and August, the University of Marburg will host its 14th International Summer University.  This year, the focus will be on “Peace and Conflict.  Near and Middle East: Political, Cultural, Economic Aspects of the Arab Spring – A European Perspective”.  The program is comprised of:
-- Seminars in German and English that touch on our main theme from the perspective of the political sciences, sociology, social psychology, and cultural and regional sciences
-- German and Arabic language instruction delivered by highly qualified instructors
-- An attractive extracurricular program with excursions, cultural events, lectures and social events

Conversation Tables & Coffee Hours

German Conversation Hour: “Kaffeestunde”
Time: 3:00 – 5:00pm
Dates: every Thursday
Location: Café Paradiso, 801 S Lincoln Ave, Urbana
Contact: Adam Chambers, achambe6@googlemail.com

Greek Conversation Table: “LOGOS”
Time: 3:30pm
Dates: every second Tuesday (starting Jan. 24th)
Location: Espresso Royal Café, 117 W Oregon St, Urbana
Practice conversational Greek with native speakers!
Contact: Nikos Vergis, vergis1@illinois.edu

 

Swedish Conversation Group and Coffee Hour

Time: 3:00 – 4:30pm

Dates: every Wednesday

Location: Illini Union Courtyard Café, near Espresso Royale


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