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Fall 2011 November 14 - 18
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Upcoming Events

WEDNESDAY, November 30
EUC Movie Night: Die Fetten Jahre Sind Vorbei (The Edukators)
Austria, 2004.  German with English subtitles
When: 6:00 pm
Where: Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Language Building
Plot Summary: Three young radicals face off against an older man who left behind his ideals years ago in this drama from Austria. Jan (Daniel Brühl) and Peter (Stipe Erceg) are a pair of leftist political activists who have their own ideas of how to strike out in the name of economic justice. Jan and Peter like to break into the homes of the rich, re-arrange their belongings, and leave behind a note crediting "the Edukators" with the invasion, satisfied that their efforts will teach their victims a lesson about the futility of wealth. Peter's girlfriend, Jule (Julia Jentsch), who has found herself homeless and deeply in debt after she ran into a Mercedes Benz in a car accident, moves in with the two friends and starts joining them on their periodic missions. Jule convinces Peter and Jan that they should hit the home of Hardenberg (Burghart Klaussner), the businessman whose Mercedes caused her so much trouble.” ("The Edukators.” Fandango. Web. 16 August 2011. http://www.fandango.com/theedukators_v307666/plotsummary).
Popcorn provided, BYO beverage!

FRIDAY, December 2
Public Talk: Implications of the Polish Presidency of the EU for Europe and Transatlantic Affairs
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Location: Alice Campbell Alumni Center Ballroom, 601 S Lincoln Ave., Urbana
Speaker: Minister Counselor Maciej Pisarski, Polish Deputy Chief of Mission to the U.S.
Speaker Bio:
Maciej Pisarski is the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, DC, a post he has held since August 2010. Previously, he worked as the acting director of the Department of Strategy and Policy Planning in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Warsaw, Poland. Mr. Pisarski has spent a considerable portion of his professional career working on Polish-American relations, including his work as deputy director at the Department of the Americas, political officer at the Embassy of Poland in Washington, DC, and U.S. desk officer at the Foreign Ministry in Warsaw. Before entering foreign service, he worked at the Polish Agency for Foreign Investment as a research officer. Mr. Pisarski is a graduate of Warsaw University's History Department with a specialization in 20th century Polish-Jewish relations, and of the National Academy for Public  Administration in Warsaw. He is a published author in Poland on U.S.-Polish relations, and on Polish-Jewish topics.

Highlights from the EUC Blog

Read more about the following topics on the EUC Blog and join the discussion:
-- French Burqa Law
-- EU’s Peace Operations
-- US Reluctance to Join the EU in the Kyoto Protocol
-- Political Cartoons and Their Influence on Global Politics
-- Higher Education Costs and American Competitiveness
-- Public Attitudes Towards the EU
-- Multilingual Education in the EU
-- Austrian Consul General on Prospects for Advancing Cooperation

Spring & Summer Courses

Selected Courses Relevant to EU Studies
The following list of courses with content related to European Union studies is intended as a service for students and faculty. Please note that this list is not necessarily exhaustive; we welcome suggestions for inclusion of additional courses.
Faculty members: would you like us to add a course to this list? Please fill out a brief web form with information about your course(s). The EU Center will update this page periodically as we receive information about available courses.

For more details about the courses, please click here.
-- PS 590/300: “Europe and the Mediterranean: Transnational Spaces and Integration”
-- LER/EURO/SOC 410: “Labor and the European Union”
-- GRKM 199: “Contemporary Greek Culture and Film”
-- Language and Minorities in Europe (Spring 2012)
-- “Environment and Society in a Changing Arctic”: Summer 2012 Study Abroad course in Sweden
-- LAW 657: “International Human Rights Law”
LAS 490: “Translation in the European Union”: Spring-Summer course
GLBL 298: “Cultural Diversity in Modern Turkey"
Study Abroad in Istanbul: 2010 Cultural Capital of Europe!
Dates: 8-weeks of the Spring semester. The dates of the on-site portion are May 14-31, 2012.
Priority Deadline: December 20, 2011.
Final Deadline: February 10, 2012.
TURK 490: Special Topics: “Language, Culture and Identity in Modern Turkey”



Calls for Papers, Proposals & Applications

Call for Research Proposals on Advanced German and European Studies
The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies offers up to one year of research support at the Freie Universität Berlin. It is open to scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on modern and contemporary German and European history.
The program accepts applications from U.S. and Canadian nationals or permanent residents. Applicants for a dissertation fellowship must be full-time graduate students enrolled at a North American university who have achieved ABD status by the time the proposed research stay in Berlin begins. Also eligible are U.S. and Canadian Ph.D.s who have received their doctorates within the past two calendar years.
The Berlin Program is based at, funded and administered by the Freie Universität Berlin. The program's publicity and selection process is organized in cooperation with the German Studies Association (GSA).
For more information, email bprogram@zedat.fu-berlin.de.

Conference: “Crisis, Cooperation and Change in the European Union”
Dates: March 30-31, 2012
Location: University of Pittsburgh
The global financial crisis is one of the many challenges that the European Union has faced. These challenges have affected its citizens, institutions, and policy-making capabilities. The Organizing Committee of the Seventh Annual Graduate Student Conference on the European Union welcomes papers addressing the theme “Crisis, Cooperation, and Change in the European Union.” Submissions are welcome from all disciplines on a variety of topics including, but not limited to, EU politics, governance, economics, history, security studies and institutions, as well as policies covering enlargement, immigration, development, trade, transatlantic relations, and foreign policy.

Fellowships & Grants

The Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) grants 7 fellowships
The Graduate School for the Arts and Sciences at Berlin University of the Arts is a postgradual, transdisciplinary and international program. It is geared toward highly qualified graduates from all artistic and academic disciplines. It facilitates transdisciplinary exchange between the Graduate School’s fellows and offers mentoring by Professors of fine arts, architecture, media, design, music and performing arts. The Graduate School provides individually designed curricula and the opportunity to teach at Berlin University of the Arts. The Graduate School is funded by Einstein Foundation Berlin.
Funding is granted for two years. Graduates from all academic and artistic disciplines can apply, pre-requisite is a university degree to the equivalent of a MA or MFA (a BA alone is not sufficient). Applications may be written in German or English. Working language of the Graduate School is German. The base amount of fellowships is 1,365 EUR plus general expenses. Additional family allowance is granted if applicable. Expected beginning of fellowships: October 2012.  Prospective fellows propose an art, design or academic project which is firmly rooted in one discipline but requires or addresses the co-operation with other disciplines. After successful completion of the program fellows are awarded the certificate of the Graduate School for the Arts and Sciences. Applications must contain the following in triplicate (in addition to sending each document as a pdf tograduiertenschule@udk-berlin.de): -Application form, see www.udk-berlin.de/graduiertenschule
-Short project proposal (text and/or image, 1 page)
-Short artistic or academic CV (1 page)
-Agreement with a university professor (from within or outside Berlin University of the Arts) and/or with someone working in the fields of art, music, performance, design or academia, to function as supervisor
-Timeline and budget (1 page each)
-Copy of university diploma
-Detailed project proposal (length up to one’s own discretion)
-Additional work samples may be submitted with application (one copy or the link to a website are sufficient).
Please contact Pauline von Waechter or Jörg Kopec-Nöhring with further questions at:mgraduiertenschule@udk-berlin.de, or by telephone at +49 (30) 3185 2105


Assistant Professor Positions: Vesalius College Brussels
Vesalius College Brussels, the American-style liberal arts college in the capital of Europe in association with the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, is expanding in the fields of European Union Policy and international business studies, and is currently seeking several new faculty members.  All positions are initially for one year, but may become of indeterminate duration after a positive evaluation.  All positions are at the level of assistant professor; promotion to associate professor may be possible after a minimum of three years.  All candidates must have a PhD in hand, a proven record in teaching, and a strong research profile.  Successful candidates must be good networkers and have great ambitions in setting up lecture series, internships for students at the graduate and undergraduate level, and agreements with external partners such as study centres, think tanks and other teaching and research institutions in Brussels and abroad.  Given the smallness of the institution and the very low student-teacher-ratio, all candidates must have a strong interest in the academic progress of their students.  All candidates must have a valid work permit for the European Union.
Assistant Professor in European Union Policy (1.0 FTE): will become the head of our new programme MSc in European Union Policy; teach the course “Theories of European Union Integration” in this programme; teach at least two additional courses within our international affairs programme at the undergraduate level; supervise the internship programme at the graduate level and supervise up to eight master dissertations per year; conduct high-quality academic research with the Institute for European Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel; and act as an academic advisor of Vesalius College undergraduate students.  This position will start on 1 September 2012.
Assistant Professor in Business Studies (1.0 FTE): will become the head of department of business studies; teach up to five courses within our business programme at the undergraduate level, including several of the following major requirements: introduction to business, business law, human resource management, finance, financial accounting, managerial accounting, information systems, operations management and/or business capstone; act as an academic advisor of Vesalius College undergraduate students; supervise the internship programme at the undergraduate level; and conduct high-quality academic research.  This position will start on 1 January 2013.
Assistant Professor in Tools and Methods in European Union Policy (0.2 FTE): will teach this course within the MSc in European Union Policy and supervise up to eight master dissertations per year.  This position will start on 1 September 2012.
Assistant Professor in International and European Law (0.125 FTE): will teach the course “Legal Foundations” within the MSc in European Union Policy.  This position will start on 1 September 2012.
Assistant Professor in Economics (0.125 FTE): will teach the course “Economics of the European Union” within the MSc in European Union Policy.  This position will start on 1 September 2012.
Candidates must send their applications, with a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendation, to Prof. Dr. Bert Mosselmans, Dean, Vesalius College, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

Faculty Publications

Book: "United Ireland, Human Rights and International Law", by Francis A. Boyle
During the past three decades, international legal expert Francis A.Boyle has dealt with some of the most difficult problems created by Britain's continued military occupation of six northeast counties in Ireland. In so doing, he along with other Irish Americans engaged the formidable Irish American domestic lobby in support of the Irish resistance.
This book addresses some of the most important aspects of their historic campaigns—the struggle to prevent deportation of Irish freedom-fighter, Joe Doherty, the protest against the U.S.-U.K. Extradition Treaty of 2006, the effort to engage U.S. multinationals in implementing the MacBride Principles to roll back discrimination against Catholics in Northern Ireland.
But most significantly, Boyle makes the legal case for viewing the horrific Irish "Potato Famine"—the Irish Hecatomb—as a result, not of laissez-faire economic policy, but of intentional British genocide.
This is the definitive book on all legal/political/human rights aspects of the Irish conflict, including Britain's international legal obligation to decolonize Northern Ireland and going forward, a legal and human rights framework for establishing a United Ireland where all Irish can live in peace with justice for all irrespective of their differences.

DAAD Summer Journalism Program

DAAD “internXchange” Program
Program dates: June 4 – August 27, 2012
Location: International Center for Journalism,
Freie Universität Berlin
DAAD is pleased to announce the fourth year of “internXchange,” an intensive scholarship-supported summer seminar/internship program in Berlin for 15 American journalism and communications students with strong German language skills from colleges or universities in the U.S. The Summer Internship Program in Berlin for American Students of Journalism or Communication will take place at the International Center for Journalism at Freie Universität Berlin from June 4 - August 27, 2012.
The program consists of two complementary segments. For the first six weeks of the program, participants will take part in a seminar series to expand their academic understanding of the politics, society and culture of Germany, and the country's current social conditions and media scene. During the second week, students will go on excursions within Germany together with journalism students from the Independent States of the former Soviet Union. The final five weeks consist of an intensive internship with a German newspaper, magazine, radio station or PR firm in or near Berlin. Participants receive a monthly stipend, and will be provided with health and accident insurance by DAAD. Intercontinental travel will be at the participants' expense.

Conversation Groups & Coffee Hours

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

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

French Conversation Hour (Pause Café)
Dates: Every Thursday
Time: 5:30 – 7:00PM
Location: Espresso Royale, 1117 W. Oregon (at corner of Goodwin Ave.)
Contact: Michael Foster, mfoster2@illinois.edu
Pause Café will not meet on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24) and the final meeting for fall semester will be on Thursday, Dec. 8.

German Conversation Hour (Konversationsgruppe)
Dates: Every Wednesday
Time: 2:00 – 4:00pm
Location: Array Café, Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB), 1206 W Gregory Drive, Urbana
Contact: Adam Chambers, achambe6@illinois.edu

Greek Conversation Table (LOGOS)
Dates: Every second week starting Tuesday, September 13
Time: 4:00pm
Location: Espresso Royale, 1117 W Oregon St., Urbana
Contact:  Nikos Vergis, vergis1@illinos.edu

Italian Conversation Table (Allora Gruppo d’italiano)
Dates: Every Wednesday
Time: 7:00 – 8:00pm
Espresso Royale, 1117 W Oregon St., Urbana
Contact: Michelle Cozzini, mcozzini20@gmail.com

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

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!

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University of Illinois
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