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Spring 2011 April 4 - 8
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April 7-9
New Francophonies and Colonial Languages Conference
CAS MillerCom presentation: Thursday, April 7
Linguistics panel: Friday, April 8
Literature invited panel: Saturday, April 9
Abstract: Francophonie implies language and literature produced in historical times and places in the French-speaking world. This conference will bridge disciplinary boundaries to find points of interface between genres, disciplines, and research paradigms in francophone studies.
Keynote speakers:
Albert Valdman, Indiana University
Sylvie Dubois, Louisiana State University
Françoise Lionnet, University of California at Los Angeles
Invited Panel Speakers:
Anna Maria Escobar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Cécile Vigouroux, Simon Fraser University
Rakesh M. Bhatt, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Clancy Clements, Indiana University
Siobhan Shilton, Bristol University (UK)
Dominique Combe, Ecole Nationale Supérieure (Paris, France)
James House, Leeds University (UK)
Thomas Hale, Pennsylvania State University
The event is free for UIUC students and faculty. Co-sponsored by the European Union Center.

April 8
Trade Unions in the European Union: Confronting Challenges of Diversity (EU Center Lecture Series, Spring 2011)
Speaker: Monica Bielski Boris (Assistant Professor of Labor and Employment Relations)
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  
Location: Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana
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.

April 8-9
Current Issues in EU Governance: A Working Conference for Regional College Faculty

Location: DePaul University School of Public Service,
Richard and Maggie Daley Building, Suite 1600 (16th Floor)
14 E. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago
This conference will bring together regional college faculty with the aim of increasing research on and teaching of the European Union at universities and four-year and two-year colleges in Illinois and the Midwest. It will facilitate the building of a dynamic network for regional educators with interests in EU studies. The conference will include panel discussions in which participants can present their research on the EU, as well as sessions on effective teaching of EU-related subjects. 
Co-organized by the European Union Center and DePaul University.

April 11
Film Screening: "No Country for Our Time?"
Time: 4 PM
Location: Lucy Ellis Lounge: Room 1080, Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews
 The documentary deals with the overall phenomenon of Jugonostalgija and the question of how people deal with their memories to a country that no longer exists. You can read more about the documentary here.
* Producer Daniela Mehler will be on hand for discussion.
Co-sponsored by the European Union Center and the Russian, East European and Eurasian Center.

April 7-11
International Week
Celebrate all things international April 11-17, 2011 on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus.
To become involved with International Week 2011, contact Nicole Tami at 333-1993 or via email at tami@illinois.edu

April 15
Illinois Council for Social Studies Conference:
Seeing Eye to Eye: Bringing International, National, and Local Perspectives to Social Studies
Time: 8 AM – 2 PM
Location: I-Hotel Conference Center, Champaign

April 22
Third Annual EBI Biofuels Law and Regulation Conference: Exploring Cutting Edge Legal Issues at the Nexus of Bioenergy
A day-long conference bringing together the field’s leading experts to explore the challenges in creating a bioenergy-based future. 
Free but registration is required.
Sponsored by the Energy Biosciences Institute; Institute for Genomic Biology; and the European Union Center

Related Events April 4 - 5
Interdisciplinary Research, Teaching, and Outreach for Global Safe Water: Improving Supply, Sanitation, and Management
Time: April 4 (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM) and April 5 (8:00 AM to 11:00 AM)
Location: 5602 Beckman Institute
Abstract: The need for clean water and improved sanitation systems is a common global theme, but localized influences (pathogens and chemical contamination, unreliable water supplies, competition for water, economic development, beliefs, political institutions and their boundaries) all contribute to a complex problem that demands interdisciplinary understanding and integrated solutions. A new globallocal perspective needs to incorporate a broader range of scientists and engineers, together with economists, sociologists, and political scientists in an integrated process. One goal of the workshop is to connect research, teaching, and outreach around the common theme of safe water. This event is part of a larger effort to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration on our campus.
The workshop will bring together numerous disciplines to address the challenges and potential solutions for globallocal safe water and sanitation needs. This workshop will seek to identify the major challenges/barriers to delivering safe water and sanitation and explore potential synergies between disciplines. Speakers in four themed sessions will be asked to make brief presentations on their respective areas and to help identify critical challenges and opportunities for the future. Subsequent interactive discussions will look to identify a common foundation of expertise and experience among the participants. The second day, the program will focus on student activities including undergraduate and graduate projects.
For more information contact: George Czapar, Illinois State Water Survey,
gfc@illinois.edu or Benito Mariñas, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, marinas@illinois.edu
There is no cost to attend the workshop, but registration is required.

April 13
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Annual Homer Jones Memorial Lecture:
“Challenges for Monetary Policy in the EMU"
Time: 4 - 5 PM (Reception to follow)
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Conference Center), One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza, Broadway and Locust Street, St. Louis, MO (Complimentary parking is available.)
Speaker: Axel Weber, president of the Deutsche Bundesbank and a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank.
Both the lecture and reception are free of charge, but you must register to attend. Seating is limited, so we recommend registering without delay. The registration deadline is April 8.
Professor Weber has been president of the Deutsche Bundesbank since April 2004 and, in this capacity, has also served as a member of the ECB's Governing Council. He is stepping down from these positions at the end of April. He will be a visiting professor at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business starting in June.
For more information
, contact Denise Cain at 314-444-8567 or Denise.A.Cain@stls.frb.org

Registration Deadline: April 15
IFLIP Summer 2011
The School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is offering a unique learning opportunity in the form of the Intensive Foreign Language Instruction Program (IFLIP) for Summer 2011.
Courses are held for two weeks, Monday through Friday, from Monday, May
16, through Friday, May 27, from 9 a.m.-noon or 5-8 p.m.  They are taught by advanced graduate students or faculty.
Courses focus on conversational skills, travel preparation and language survival skills.  There is minimal homework, no attendance policy, and no academic credit.  Each class must have a minimum of 10 participants.
Classes that do not meet the minimum enrollment by April 15 are subject to
cancellation.  Registration fees will be refunded in full for classes cancelled due to limited enrollment. Instruction will be offered in the following languages from 9 a.m. to noon unless otherwise noted: Elementary Chinese, Elementary French (9 a.m.- noon and 5-8 p.m.), Intermediate French, Elementary German, Elementary Modern Greek (5-8 p.m.), Elementary Italian, Elementary Japanese, Elementary Portuguese, Elementary Russian, Elementary Spanish 9 a.m.- noon and 5-8 p.m.), Intermediate Spanish and Advanced Spanish.
Participants can self-place based on the following guidelines:
*Elementary - for those with no prior experience or formal training in the language. *Intermediate - for those with the equivalent of one year of college-level instruction in the language *Advanced - for those with the equivalent of two or more years of college-level instruction in the language.
The cost for U. of I. students is $100; for U. of I. faculty, staff, and retirees, $125; and for the public, $150.  Payments must be made at the time of registration.
Cancellations after April 15 will be assessed a $25 fee.  There will be no refunds after Monday, May 16.
For online registration and payment, please visit: http://www.slcl.illinois.edu/iflip/
For more information, contact SLCL@illinois.edu.

April 19  
Scandinavian Film Night - Arn: The Knight Templar (Arn: Tempelriddaren)
Time: 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Location: 1080 (Lucy Ellis Lounge) Foreign Languages Bldg.
Director: Peter Flinth (2007)
Language: Swedish with English subtitles
Abstract: An epic tale of a Swedish Knight sent to the Holy Land who returns to help his family fight for the crown.

: Scandinavian Club and the Germanic Languages and Literatures Department.
Fellowships, Scholarships, Prizes & Awards The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) seeks nominations for 2011 prizes including:
Deadline: May 1, 2011

Distinguished Contributions to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Awardhonors senior scholars who have helped to build and develop the field through scholarship, training, and service to the profession.
Deadline:   May 6, 2011
Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize for contribution to Russian, Eurasian, and East European studies in any discipline of the humanities or social sciences.
USC Book Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies for outstanding monograph published on Russia, Eastern Europe or Eurasia in the fields of literary and cultural studies.
Reginald Zelnik Book Prize in History for outstanding monograph published on Russia, Eastern Europe or Eurasia in the field of history.
Davis Center Book Prize in Political and Social Studies for outstanding monograph on Russia, Eurasia, or Eastern Europe in anthropology, political science, sociology, or geography.
Marshall Shulman Book Prize for outstanding monograph dealing with the international relations, foreign policy, or foreign-policy decision-making of any of the states of the former Soviet Union or Eastern Europe.
Ed A. Hewett Book Prize  for outstanding publication on the political economy of the centrally planned economies of the former Soviet Union and East Central Europe and their transitional successors.
Barbara Jelavich Book Prize for distinguished monograph published on any aspect of Southeast European or Habsburg studies since 1600, or nineteenth- and twentieth-century Ottoman or Russian diplomatic history.
Kulczycki Book Prize in Polish Studies for the best book in any discipline, on any aspect of Polish affairs. This prize was known as the Orbis Prize until 2011.
Deadline: May 15, 2011
Association for Women in Slavic Studies
for works of scholarship: all books and articles for the first three prize categories must be published between 15 April 2010 and 15 April 2011.
Deadline: June 1, 2011
Society for Romanian Studies: First Biennial SRS Book Prize
Deadline:   June 1, 2011
Graduate Student Essay Prize (outstanding essay by a graduate student in Slavic, East European and Eurasian studies.)

Deadline: May 15, 2011
The Bremen Research Scholarship
The Bremen Research Scholarship supports students and young academics from abroad to engage in a research visit to the University of Bremen. The scholarship is for carrying out an ambitious and innovative project in one of the research areas of the university. The aim is to develop and maintain international research connections through sharing innovative and excellent scientific expertise.
The call is open to candidates of all disciplines who have completed basic college studies (usually Bachelor level). Female students or researchers are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants are requested to obtain a letter of endorsement from a scientist of the University of Bremen prior to the application. In this letter, the scientist should state that she or he is willing to host and advise the applicant during her or his research visit to Bremen and comment on the proposed project.
Interested students should contact John Stephens (
jdsteph@email.unc.edu) at the UNC Center for European Studies for more information before submitting an application.

Deadline: April 15, 2011
International Forum for U.S. Studies Graduate Scholar Affiliates Conference Awards
The International Forum for U.S. Studies:  A Center for the Transnational Study of the United States, at UIUC, is pleased to announce the inauguration of its new Graduate Scholar Affiliate/Conference Awards for  2011-2012.  Up to 10 awards, of up to $500 each, will be made available to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences who are matriculated as Ph.D. students on the UIUC campus.  Funds are to help support conference travel to present student's own research on topics related to the United States. Preference will be given to students whose work/ interests has an international dimension.  Students at all stages of their training are encouraged to apply.  Some awards will be set aside specifically for students in the first three years of their programs.  In addition to the monetary award, those graduate students selected will be appointed as a Graduate Affiliate of IFUSS for the year of their award.

Calls for Papers & Applications

Deadline: April 30, 2011
EU External Affairs Review
High-quality papers reporting original research and innovative approaches for the European Union External Affairs Review are now invited for submission.
European Union External Affairs Review is a bi-annual, academic and policy-oriented, international on-line refereed journal that publishes the work of scholars and policy practitioners on a broad range of issues related to European Union’s external affairs. It is published by the Association for International Affairs, a leading Prague-based think tank and research institute.
The Review welcomes research articles from scholars, practitioners in international relations, and other experts from all around the world who are involved in various academic disciplines and with interest and expertise in the European Union’s external affairs. Postgraduate students and early-career scholars are especially encouraged to submit the results of their research work.

The USA Meets Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders
Dates: May 16 - 21, 2011
Location: Washington, DC
The United States Meets Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders (USAME) is a network of young, influential people from both sides of the Atlantic who have an interest in supporting the relationship between the United States and Europe. The Forum will focus on the economic, political, cultural, and societal dimensions of the relationship, and the wider context within which this relationship exists. Members join the Forum by taking part in a USAME Weeklong Seminar, during which they will learn about the field of cultural diplomacy, explore the American-European relationships, and take part in challenging group discussions on salient issues.
The program is open to applications from young professionals, students and scholars, civil society practitioners, private sector representatives, journalists, and other interested stakeholders from across the world.

Job Announcements

Deadline: April 15, 2011
Postdoc Position: The Causes and Consequences of Multilevel Governance
The Chair in Multilevel Governance at the Faculty of Social Sciences of VU University Amsterdam has a vacancy for a postdoctoral position. The postdoc will work on coding the rules and authority of c.25 regional regimes from their establishment to 2010. These regimes include the European Union, the Andean Community, Mercosur, SADC, etc. The coding scheme engages decision rules of the regional regime in policy making, membership accession, expulsion, budget, dispute settlement. The purpose is to develop a dataset that engages the following questions: To what extent has reform led to increased supranationalism or intergovernmentalism? What are the major variations among regional regimes? How can one explain cross-sectional and temporal variation? Detailed profiles will inform coding decisions.
The postdoc will work with the project leaders (Liesbet Hooghe and Gary Marks) and Ph.D. candidates in the project on collecting quantitative and qualitative data, and co-developing and testing the theoretical framework of the project.
The postdoc will be an integral member of a strong research group on multilevel governance. The postdoc will also participate in the management of the project, including co-organizing workshops, maintaining contacts, and collaborating with project participants.

Application deadline: Screening of applicants will begin by the end of April 2011
American University in Bosnia and Hercegovina
(1) Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of International Economic Systems and Trade
(2) Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Diplomacy/ International Relationes/ Political Science
AUBiH was founded in 2005 in city of Tuzla. In addition to Tuzla, AUBiH today operates in Sarajevo, Banja Luka, and Mostar. The mission of AUBiH is to provide a discipline-based curriculum built on the American liberal arts model which prepares graduates to assume positions of leadership in business and government, serve as a catalyst for the political, social and economic development of the region and prepare Bosnia and Herzegovina for successful integration into the European Union. Currently, AUBiH is comprised of three colleges: College of International Banking and Finance, College of International Law and Diplomacy, and College of Digital Economy and Information Technology. In 2011/2012 school year AUBiH plans to start new undergraduate programs in following fields: international relations and diplomacy, comparative political science, international comparative public administration, international security, international sales and marketing, entrepreneurial management, industrial management, engineering (electrical and mechanical), graphical and multimedia design, and new media and journalism. On a graduate level, starting 2011/2012 academic year, AUBiH will start two graduate masters program, MBA in General Management and an LLM program in International and European Law with two stream, international and european public law and international and european business law and finance. Make your Mark as a Professional The members of the AUB&H faculty have been educated in the finest American and European universities.
Note: Those with teaching experience and expertise in additional topic areas will be appreciated and considered.
QUALIFICATIONS: Required: PhD in Economics or in a related field or program of study (for the first position) and PhD in Diplomacy /International relations or in a related field or program of study (for the second position)  and at least three publications, published books and scientific papers. Applicants who will earn their degrees by the time of appointment will be considered.
Preferred: Applicants with teaching experience, overseas experience, and familiar with on-line teaching.
How to apply: Preference is for electronic correspondence. Send letter of application, current resume, scanned images of diplomas and transcripts and names, addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references to: HR department AUBIH Sarajevo, Bosnia Via the following email contact: positions@aubih.edu.ba; subject line should read "International Economic Systems and Trade."

Deadline: May 3, 2011
Position Announcement: Research Fellow on Contemporary Cyprus at the LSE Hellenic Observatory
The post is based at the Hellenic Observatory (HO), which is part of the LSE's European Institute. The HO focuses on the position of both Greece and Cyprus in relation to the European Union and South-East Europe. Its perspective is that of the social sciences - covering political, economic and social developments.
Following the generous support of the Mr Andreas N. Hadjiyiannis this fellowship is to facilitate high quality research and publication(s) relevant to the work of the Hellenic Observatory and will be for a fixed term for one person for 5 years starting September 2011.
The preferred appointment is for a Senior Research Fellow (Band 8), however if no suitable applications are received at this level, the HO will consider applications for a Research Fellow (Band 7). You should have a PhD in a relevant discipline, a strong publication record and knowledge of contemporary Cyprus. To apply for this post please go to the webpage and select "Visit the ONLINE RECRUITMENT SYSTEM web page".

Workshops & Conferences

Workshop: Implementing EU External Policy in Non-Member States
Dates: May 6-7, 2011 
Location: University of Bath, United Kingdom

Abstract: The European Union (EU) provides considerable funding to shape policy developments in non-member states through its external programmes and projects. EU influence however, is more limited than in member and accession countries, and considerable uncertainties exist during the implementation process. Therefore, it can be assumed that implementers have considerable leeway to shape, filter, distort, or even frustrate EU initiatives from early implementation stages in Brussels all the way down to the local level in non-member states.
This workshop aims to explore theoretical and conceptual frameworks that help to explain implementation dynamics and policy output of EU external policies in non-member states. To what extent can the literature on implementation and compliance travel beyond EU borders and account for these dynamics?
This workshop will also be open to non-paper givers, and limited support for students’ travel and accommodation is available.

Conversation Tables & Coffee Hours Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Conversation Table
Espresso Royale on Goodwin and Oregon in Urbana
4:30 - 5:30 PM on every other Thursday
Bulgarian Association Conversation Table
Espresso Royale on Goodwin and Oregon in Urbana
Every Thursday from 6 to 7 PM
The Pause Café: French Conversation Hour
Espresso Royale on Goodwin and Nevada
5:30 - 7 PM every Thursday 
All levels of French welcome and encouraged 
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.

April 7: Pakistani
April 14: French
April 21: South Africa
April 28: Caribbean Countries

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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
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