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- EUC Faculty Conference Travel Grants awarded
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Spring 2011 March 14 - 18
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March 17
Feeding the World: the Role of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Prabhu Pingali, the Deputy Director of the Agriculture Development Program at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Monsanto Room, ACES Library, Information and Alumni Center, 1101 S. Goodwin Ave.
Co-sponsor: ACES

March 17
Global Lens Film Series: Belvedere
Time: 5:30 am
Location: University of Illinois YMCA, 1001 South Wright Street
Directed by: Ahmed Imamovi, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 2010
Contact: Karen Hewitt, khewitt@illinois.edu; (217) 244-0288
Sponsors: EU Center, Center for Global Studies and other UIUC International and Area Studies Centers.
Fifteen years after the ethnic cleansing of Bosnian Muslims during the Balkan conflict, a determined widow searching for the remains of her husband and son quietly attempts to rebuild her life by caring for her troubled extended family.

March 23
Euro Challenge High School Competition - Midwest Preliminary

Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Co-organizers: University of Illinois EU Center, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Delegation of the European Union in Washington D.C.
Euro Challenge is an exciting educational opportunity for high schools students (grades 9 & 10) to learn about the European Union and the euro. Now in its seventh year, the Euro Challenge is designed to appeal to students with a background in global studies, economics, world history/geography or European studies.
The EU Center would like to thank Prof. Ruth Aguilera and Dr. George Czapar who will be serving as judges at the Midwest preliminary.

March 30
European Movie Night: Loss (Lithuania, 2008)
Time: 5:15 PM  
Location: Lucy Ellis Lounge: Room 1080, Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews
Languages: Lithuanian and English
Director: Maris Martinsons
Mentally ill young woman Valda convinces herself that a boy growing up in an orphanage is her child. Following the footsteps of a thousands Lithuanians, she immigrates to Ireland to earn money to save him. "Loss" portrays beauty and tragedy in the human heart.
BYO Beverage. Popcorn provided.

Related Events March 14
LECTURE- Aegean Light:  Watercolors and Sketches from the Greek Islands
Speaker: Dr. Paul Laseau, Award-Winning Architect - Artist – Author; Professor Emeritus of Architecture, Ball State University; Co-founder and Past President; Design Communication Association; American Institute of Architects Outstanding Architectural Education Award recipient
Time: 5:30 PM (*Reception starts at 5 PM)
Location: Plym Auditorium, Temple Buell Hall, 611 Loredo Taft Dr., Champaign.
Co-sponsored by: the School of Architecture, Krannert Art Museum, Department of Landscape Architecture, and Program in Modern Greek Studies
Lectureship supported by the Lorado Taft Lectureship on Art Fund/College of Fine and Applied Arts

March 15
Tea Towels, Tiaras and Tourism: Consuming the Briish Royal Family Brand
Lecturer: Dr. Cele Otnes, Department of Business Administration, UIUC
Time: 5 PM
Place: Geography Department seminar room – Davenport Hall 219
EUC Faculty Cnference Travel Grants Awarded

Congratulations to EUC Faculty Conference Travel Grant recepients

Domestic Conference Travel Grants

Ercan Balci
, Linguistics
14th Annual Meeting of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages on April 7-10, 2011 in Madison, WI.

Konstantinos (Kostas) Kourtikakis, Political Science and Modern Greek Studies
European Union Studies Association 12th Biennial International Conference on March 3 – 5, 2011 in Boston, MA.

International Conference Tavel Grants
Ruth Aguilera, Business Administration
18th International Conference of Europeanists on June 20-22, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain.

David Bullock, Agricultural and Consumer Economics
10th Session of the European School on New Institutional Economics on May 15-21, 2011 in Corsica, France.


Deadline:  April 6, 2011
The 2011-2012 PhD Scholarships in International Studies
The School of International Studies at the University of Trento  will be accepting applications for the places in the doctoral program in International Studies for the 2011-2012 academic year. The doctorate combines interdisciplinary approaches within a structure based on economics, law and politics. It is entirely in English, with a taught component in the first year and there will be at least 5 funded places.
Candidates will be asked to include in the application a short summary (2500 words max.) of their proposed research and their motivations for choosing a PhD in International Studies at the University of Trento. While all projects related to the main areas covered in the School of International Studies are welcome, candidates with interests in the following areas will be preferred: International Law, International and EC Labour Law, European Union Law, Comparative Legal Studies, International Criminal Justice, Transnational Crime, European Political, Economic and Monetary Integration, International Trade and Economic Development, International Political Economy, EU Public Policy,  Comparative Public Policy, Multi-level Governance, Peace-building and Conflict Resolution, Post-1945 International and European History.
Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to examine research interests of the teaching staff.
Further information and on line application information are available at the admission webpage
Contact: phd@sis.unitn.it
Phone: +39 0461 883150

Call for papers

deadline: April 20, 2011
The X Jornadas de Política Económica / Xth Economic Policy Conference: “Economic Policy Proposals for Facing the Present Challenges
Location: University of Málaga
Dates: October 20-21, 2011
Full information on the Conference will shortly be published on the website www.xjpe.es. Papers should preferably be related to one of the following topic areas: Economic Policy Revisited; Economic governance; Evaluation of public policies; Internationalization and economic integration; Productivity, competitiveness and policies in R+D+I; Sectoral policies: agricultural, industrial, energy, housing, services; Stability policies; Social policies: labor market, welfare state, immigration; Regional and environmental policies; Development and cooperation policies; Euro-Mediterranean policies
All those wishing to contribute should email papers to info@xjpe.es.
Notification of acceptance of abstracts: 20th May 2011 (*The acceptance of abstracts does not imply the admission of final papers).
Submission of complete papers: 10th July 2011
Notification of acceptance of complete papers: 25th July 2011(**The final acceptance of complete papers requires the registration of at least one of the authors to the Congress). 

The abstracts, in Spanish or English, should be between 500-700 words and should describe the contents and methodology of the paper, as well as its relation to Economic Policy. The abstract should include the title of the paper, the topic area considered most appropriate for ascription, the author’s family name(s), and surname(s), the actual position and institution, the email address, JEL codes and keywords.
The abstracts must be emailed to info@xjpe.es under the message subject Resumen/Abstract.

Summer seminars

Jean Monnet International Summer Seminars “Integrating Europe in a Changing World”
Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence of the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” is organizing the 8th edition of the Jean Monnet International Summer Seminars “Integrating Europe in a Changing World.” The Summer Seminars is divided into two modules that can also be taken individually:
July 4-8, 2011
The EU Institutions and Decision Making after the Lisbon Treaty
Location: Rome
Abstract: This first module will focus on the changes introduced by the Lisbon Treaty in the EU institutions and decision making procedures, also assessing the effectiveness of the new (reduced) rotating presidency, the EU President and the complex relations between these and the EU Commission President and the EU High Representative and. It will be an exciting hands-on course analyzing the changes introduced by the Lisbon Treaty both from a theoretical and practical point of view.
July 5-11, 2011
The EU Foreign Policy after the Lisbon Treaty  
Location: Rome
Abstract: The second module will focus on the EU Foreign Policy. In particular, this year we will assess the degree of convergence / divergence of the Foreign Policy of the Union with that of its major member states and of the world superpowers and emerging powers (US, Russia, China, India, Brazil). As usual, it will have a hands-on approach thanks to the participation of the best scholars and decision makers in the field.

Students will interact with some 30 world class speakers that have included Giuliano Amato (Former Italian Prime Minister and Vice President of the European Convention); Franco Frattini (Italian Foreign Minister); Andrew Moravcsik, (Princeton); Simon Hix (LSE); Marta Dassu, (Aspen Institute); Joaquim Roy (University of Miami); Gilles De Kerkove (EU Coordinator for Counterterrorism), Jeremy Shapiro (US Department of State); Amy Verdun, (University of Victoria), David Andrews (Scripps College), Jan Techau (NATO Defence College), Fernando Gentilini (EEAS), Ian Ifversen (Aarhus University), John Peet (The Economist), Khalid Emara (Egyptian Foreign Ministry), Alfred Tovias (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Mark Entin (Moscow State University), Amichai Magen (Stanford University) and many other top other national and international scholars and decision makers.
The Summer Seminars address primarily to graduate and PhD students and young civil servants, but they can also be useful for journalists, diplomats, people working in NGOs, interest groups, etc. Exceptionally skilled senior undergraduate students can be accepted on an individual base. The seminars are highly selective and intensive, with 30 teaching hours each week, giving right to 4 ECTS / 2 US credits each. Admission is subordinated to the proof of previous knowledge about the EU. In the past editions of the summer seminar, approximately 35% of the applicants have been accepted.
The tuition fee is of 600€ per week and 1000€ for both weeks. 3 full scholarships and 3 partial scholarships are available and will be awarded on the basis of merit and need. Please refer to the website for details. Accommodation and board are not included in the tuition fee, though organizers do reserve a number of affordable places for the participants. The deadlines are 30 March 2011 for grant requests and 30 May 2011 for full-tuition paying participants. For further information and inquiries, please see www.eusummerseminar.uniroma2.it, or email us at eu.summer.seminar@uniroma2.it.

Conversation Tables & Coffee Hours Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Conversation Table
Espresso Royale on Goodwin and Oregon in Urbana
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm on every other Thursday (March 17rd)
Bulgarian Association Conversation Table
Espresso Royale on Goodwin and Oregon in Urbana
Every Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Cosmo Coffee Hours @ the YMCA
Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 PM
Murphy Lounge, University YMCA
Free and open to everyone
At these informal gatherings, coffee, tea, and homemade ethnic desserts are served.

March 17: Lebanese
March 31: Polish
April 7: Pakistani
April 14: French
April 21: South Africa
April 28: Caribbean Countries

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