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- Upcoming Events
- Related Events
- Highlights from the EUC Blog
- New EUC Fall Courses
- Other New Fall Courses
- Winter Course Abroad: Turkey
- Announcements

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Fall 2011 August 29 - September 2
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Upcoming Events

September 9
“A Comparison of Fiscal Integration and Centralization in the EU and USA”
Speaker: Gregor van der Beek, Visiting Scholar, European Union Center, University of Illinois
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Lucy Ellis Lounge: Room 1080, Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews, Urbana

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: 5:15 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.

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

Related Events

Info Session for Study Abroad – Italy
Date: August 29
Time: 3:00 – 4:30pm
Location: 145 Armory
Contact: sao@illinois.edu; 217-333-6322
Stop by 145 Armory and chat with Sherry Danielson, a Study Abroad Office Advisor, about your study abroad options in Italy! Come on your own or bring a friend!If you can't make it to this particular session, check out the complete Initial Group Advising Schedule and First Steps videos here! In addition, feel free to stop by and talk to a Peer Advisor in the Study Abroad Office Resource Room, 112 International Studies Building.

Info session for Study Abroad – Mainland Europe (excluding Ireland, Spain and the UK)
Date: August 30
Time: 3:00 – 4:30pm
Location: 429 Armory
Contact: sao@illinois.edu; 217-333-6322
Stop by 429 Armory and chat with Sherry Danielson, a Study Abroad Office Advisor, about your study abroad options in mainland Europe (excluding Ireland, Spain, and the UK)! Come on your own or bring a friend!If you can't make it to this particular session, check out the complete Initial Group Advising Schedule and First Steps videos here! In addition, feel free to stop by and talk to a Peer Advisor in the Study Abroad Office Resource Room, 112 International Studies Building.

SAO Winter Course Abroad Information Session & Social
Date: August 31
Time: 5:00 – 7:00pm
Location: 213 Gregory
Contact: sao@illinois.edu; 217-333-6322
Sponsor: Study Abroad Office & Illinois Winter Break Course Abroad Faculty
Come learn about the 2011-12 Winter Break Courses Abroad from the Illinois faculty leading the programs! Refreshments will be provided.

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.

Highlights from the EUC Blog
The Greek Economic Crisis and the European Union
Last Thursday, U of I political science professor and EUC Associated Faculty Kostas Kourtikakis gave a 1-hour interview on WILL-AM 580 about the effect of Greece’s recent financial woes on the EU.  Check out Prof. Kourtikakis’ take on the situation here.

INSPIRE: Champaign Meets Stockholm
On Sunday, August 21st, the U of I and Stockholm’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology agreed upon a new long-term strategic partnership named “INSPIRE”, a relationship poised to develop academic and research cooperation.  Read more about this EUC-funded, EUC-affiliated faculty-led initiative on the blog post.
New EUC Fall Courses

EURO 596 (Special Topics): “The EU/US Transatlantic Relationship: Comparative Policies and Approaches to Global Challenges”
The EU Center is offering a graduate-level seminar on how the European Union and United States, through their transatlantic partnership, address emergent issues in an ever more connected world. This seminar will provide students excellent introductory information on the transatlantic relationship, as well as innovative lectures offered by U of I faculty and visiting scholars on topics significant to our globalized world, including climate change, democratic governance, conflict management and peacekeeping, cultural and national identities and languages, and food security.
The course is supported by a grant to EUC from the Graduate College "Focal Point" initiative. Registration for this course is now open on Enterprise. Below are the specific details for the course:
Who: Course Supervisor – Dr. Matthew Rosenstein, with guest lectures from UI Faculty and Visiting Scholars
When: Fridays, 12:00 to 12:50 pm
Where: 1032 FLB and Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB,
707 S. Mathews, Urbana
Credits: 1 credit hour: CRN: 59119; or 2 credit hours
includes a final research paper): CRN: 59120
Graduate Student Research Conference:
Course participants may wish to develop research projects and proposals based on the topics covered in this course for submission to the EU Center’s First Annual Graduate Student Research Conference. More details about dates, proposal submission guidelines, and keynote speakers will be disseminated in the course and to students via the EU Center listserv.
For more information, contact Matthew Rosenstein at rosenstn@illinois.edu

EURO 596 (Special Topics): “Introduction to European Union Studies: Current Trends and Debates in the Scholarship”
This course is intended to serve as an introduction to the field of EU Studies for graduate students.  We will engage with a series of speakers and readings that will provide a broad overview of the relevant debates and trends in contemporary scholarship on the European Union.  The goal is that at the end of this course students with an interest in the EU will have a clearer idea of the various disciplinary, theoretical, and methodological approaches to EU Studies; and more fundamentally, how to define EU Studies as a singular (but thoroughly interdisciplinary) field.  To that end, we will hear from scholars representing a variety of departments, but they will deliver lectures that cut across disciplinary boundaries. Additionally, each student will take a turn in leading a weekly discussion of the assigned readings in order to gain crucial speaking and presentation experience.
This course will meet during the second eight weeks of the semester (October 17-December 7). More course specifics, including meeting time and location, will be communicated in the coming weeks. This course will be offered for two credit hours. 
For more information, contact Sebnem Ozkan at asozkan@illinois.edu

Other New Fall Courses

“Moving between Cultures: Developing International Competence” (ANTH 399)
When: Tuesdays 12:00 – 1:50 pm; “Second 8-weeks” course begins Oct. 18th
Studying abroad this winter, spring, or summer?  Maximize your experience before you go!
This course provides you with cross-cultural communication tools and critical thinking skills that will enhance your experience abroad.  Through in-class activities, group discussions, and writing exercises, you’ll gather valuable information about your future host community and explore how local cultural values shape daily experience.  Exploring aspects of American culture will also raise your awareness of your own subject positions, to make you more sensitive to the impressions you may inadvertently create while abroad. We’ll discuss options for how to productively manage common challenges, stay safe, and have a successful and fun international experience. For more information, contact course instructor Dr. Nicole Tami (tami@illinois.edu).

Winter Course Abroad:
Istanbul, Turkey
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!
Calls for Paper

Europe From the Outside In
Dates: December 15-17
Location: Berlin, Germany
The third international conference of the Kolleg-Forschergruppe, directed by Profs. Tanja Börzel and Thomas Risse, will focus on the EU at the receiving end of external influences and the diffusion of ideas, policies, and institutions into Europe. The conference has three major themes around which the panels will be organized:
  External Influences on European Institutions and Policies: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
  External Perceptions of the EU and Their Impact on EU Institutions and Policies
  The Euro Crisis as an Instance of Diffusion and Policy Transfer: Does the EU Learn?
For this academic conference, we invite papers from various disciplinary perspectives to each of these themes. Please find more detailed information on the three themes on the website.  Please send your paper proposal with a one-page abstract to transform-europe@fu-berlin.de. Invited paper givers will be notified at the end of September.
The Kolleg-Forschergruppe will take care of their travel costs as well as accommodation in Berlin during the conference.


UACES 41st Annual Conference: Exchanging Ideas on Europe
Location: Robinson College, Cambridge, UK
Dates:  September 5-7
The conference takes place at Robinson College, Cambridge and is hosted by the University of Cambridge's Dept. for Politics and International Studies. Over 400 research papers will be presented at the conference, covering Politics, International Relations, Law, Economics, Geography, History, Sociology and Public Policy. The keynote address will be given by Mikoaj Dowgielewicz, Polish Minister for Europe. This year's conference dinner takes place in the dining hall of the iconic King's College, with a reception held on the Back Lawn, overlooking the River Cam.

Awards &

The Institute of International Education Henry Kaufman Prize
The Institute of International Education announces the call for nominations for the 2011 Henry Kaufman Prize.  The Prize is awarded annually to honor a national leader or public official for his or her work in promoting and developing international education at the tertiary level.  Such efforts may include, but are not limited to, the following activities:
-- Founding study abroad programs or international institutions of higher education
-- Facilitating the exchange of international students for the purpose of mutual understanding
-- Developing policy that increases the potential for study abroad
-- Aiding threatened scholars to escape persecution
Prize: The winner will receive a specially struck medal and a diploma presented at the Institute’s headquarters in New York City in acknowledgment for his or her efforts and achievements in advancing international education.
Jury: The selection will be made by a jury comprised of college and university presidents serving on the Institute’s Board and other Trustees. The Chairman of the Jury is Dr. Henry A. Kissinger.

2011 International Achievement Awards
Criteria and nomination forms for the 2011 International Achievement Awards are now available. You may obtain nomination forms at the links below or contact Tina Purcell in the Office of International Programs and Studies by email at tpurcell@illinois.edu. The yearly nomination deadline for all of the International Achievement Awards is September 30, 2011. Winners are honored during the 2012 spring banquet. Specific awards are listed below:

Madhuri and Jagdish N. Sheth International Alumni Award for Exceptional Achievement
Established in 2000, the Madhuri and Jagdish N. Sheth International Alumni Award for Exceptional Achievement recognizes the university's distinguished international alumni.

Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement

Many faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are distinguished by their international activities and recognition in their teaching, research and public engagement. Since 2002, the campus has annually recognized these faculty with the Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement.

Charles C. Stewart International Young Humanitarian Award
Established in 2005, this award recognizes the accomplishments of the University’s young humanitarians whose dedicated international service exemplifies the highest ideals of selflessness and dedication to the welfare of communities outside of the United States.  The recipient’s commitment and contributions towards bettering the lives of people at the grass-roots level should act as an inspiration to current Illinois students, faculty and alumni. 

Illinois International Graduate Achievement Award
The Illinois International Graduate Achievement Award recognizes a graduate student whose innovative and sustained international research or service, undertaken through their University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign affiliated international experience, has had the greatest impact or greatest potential impact on the University or larger community.

Illinois International Undergraduate Achievement Award
This award recognizes a significant service or activity made by a current University of Illinois undergraduate student (U.S. citizen or international), resulting from their participation in an international study course or program sanctioned by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Scholarships, Grants &

Scholarships at the University of Milan’s Graduate School in Social and Political Sciences
The University of Milan has launched a call for application, based on qualifications and interviews for admission to the Graduate School in Social and Political Sciences (GSSPS) for the following Ph.D. Programs:
•  Ph.D. in Labour Studies
•  Ph.D. in Political Studies
•  Ph.D. in Sociology
•  Ph.D. in Business History and Management
For the academic year 2011/2012 the GSSPS will assign a total of 26 places, 13 with scholarship and 13 without scholarship. The Call for Application 2011/2012 is now available to download here.

(for Fall’11 and AY ’11-’12)
Foundation for Global Scholars Scholarship
Foundation for Global Scholars Scholarships: Scholarships for U.S. and Canadian citizens. Scholarship criteria vary.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 16 (for Winter Break ’11, Spring ’12, and Calendar Year ’12 applicants)
Illinois for Illinois (I4I) and International Programs & Studies (IPS) Study Abroad Undergraduate Scholarship
Interested in applying for study abroad scholarships? Check out the I4I and IPS Scholarships. I4I is a student-initiated scholarship that awards funds in the following categories: merit, financial need, non-traditional destination, and underrepresented student. IPS Donor-funded Scholarships are awarded to high-achieving students who are active in the community.

NEW DAAD Grant Booklet for 2012/2013 is now Available

The atest edition of our annual booklet "Grants for Study and Research in Germany 2012 / 2013" is here! This comprehensive catalog contains all of the grants that DAAD currently offers US and Canadian students and scholars, and is divided into specific categories for undergraduates, graduates, PhD candidates/postdocs and faculty. The French-language edition of our annual booklet is also now available as a pdf online! We're also pleased to announce the availability of our tri-fold brochures that feature specific DAAD programs:
-Undergraduate Scholarships in Germany: All of DAAD's funding programs for undergraduate applicants
-RISE, RISE professional and RISE worldwide: Research Internships in Science and Engineering programs for undergraduates (RISE) and graduate students (RISE professional) and German students in the early phases of their studies (worldwideresearch).

& Researcher Exchange
& Internship Programs in Sciences
& Engineering

The DAAD RISE programs
biology, chemistry, engineering, earth sciences, physics
Good research relies on cooperation, and international teamwork is becoming increasingly important. As a result, scientists and engineers with international experience are increasingly sought after in both business and academia.
This is why the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) has created a number of exciting program opportunities under the "RISE umbrella" for students on both sides of the Atlantic who are interested in gaining research and work experience in an international setting.
All RISE programs are directed at students in the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, earth sciences, and physics.

Hosting German Science and Engineering Interns
Researchers in science and engineering in the US and Canada among other countries are invited to host German RISE interns coming to North America during summer 2012. DAAD will support these short-term summer internships by awarding scholarships to successful applicants to help cover part of the living and travel costs. Why host a German intern? Participating researchers receive invaluable assistance with their own work. They profit both professionally and personally from contact with the RISE worldwide interns by getting a chance to deepen their knowledge of the culture, lifestyle and higher education system in Germany. Project proposals within the RISE worldwide program for summer 2012 may be submitted from October 10 to November 27, 2011.

Assistant Professorship in “Europe and Cultural Heritage” at the University of Amsterdam
The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam is seeking to appoint a lecturer in EU cultural affairs and policy, with a multidisciplinary research interest in the dynamics of heritage and memory at the European level. The lecturer will teach mainly in the European Studies and Cultural Heritage programmes; his or her research will make an important contribution to the Prioritized Research Area in Cultural Heritage and Identities. The Faculty is seeking to appoint a strong researcher in the early part of his or her career, with an academic background in History, European Studies, Cultural Studies, Art History or Museum Studies; transdisciplinarity is important, and will allow the UD to teach across several programmes.

Part-time French Instructors Needed at CHICLE
CHICLE Language Institute accepts applications from individuals with prior experience who are looking for part-time teaching, translating, or interpreting work. We currently have a need for French teachers for part-time positions.

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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